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“Average Everything” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Valley Guesthouse

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The Valley Guesthouse
Ranked #127 of 190 Hotels in Kathmandu
Oakland, California
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41 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Average Everything”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2013

I stayed here for two weeks, one week in a suite on the second floor and one in a regular room on the fourth floor. If you can afford the suite, I'd recommend it, but the regular rooms are very
small. Bathrooms are good; they've been updated. Stairs are dark during "power shedding" times, and the backup generator wasn't always working. Hot water was available during the day, but not at night. Breakfast was bread and cheese, not my favorites. WiFi didn't work on the fourth floor. Location is about 100 meters from the Stupa, and just next door to the Garden Kitchen restaurant, one of best in Boudha. The hotel could use some maintenance and repairs, but I heard the owners are in dispute with the current managers, so it may be awhile.

Room Tip: Suites are big and bright; regular rooms are small and dark. Roof and front patio areas are good f...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank pietrotak
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
58 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2013

I stayed here for a night recently and it was fine. My room was big and had hot water (always a plus in KTM). Staff were helpful, there was a drinking bottle water refiller for 10 rps (again always useful in Nepal) and breakfast included in cost which was buffet-style. Building very clean and large. However at 1200 rps for a night though it was a tad expensive for what it was. So no complaints but better value can be had elsewhere.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Clare Q
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Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
22 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2013

Spent one night at this beautiful guest house in April 2013. What really impressed me was the quality of the facility for the budget price, and the cleanliness . The breakfast was very good and included in the rate of my room. Unfortunately I had to cut my visit short as this popular guest house was full and I had a problem climbing the four flights to my room. The view was amazing. The only negative for me was the inability to do wifi as there were so many power cuts, a situation very common in Nepal. I also found the bed more than firm which made it difficult for me to sleep, however that is such a personal situation that I could not say it is a negative for everyone.The location was very good very close to a supermarket, and within walking distance to shops and to the Stupa. I recommend this guest house to anyone looking for value for their money. What would make this guest house exceptional is lit hallways, I found them very dark and someone with poor eyesight could find them hard to manouver.

Room Tip: The room on the fourth floor had no fan or ac would get very hot certain times of year, there are no...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank easygoingtraveller16
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Kathmandu, Nepal
Level Contributor
25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2013

The valley guest house is not fancy, but it has frills anyway. Great staff, good food, superlative location, and a wonderful rooftop that calls out for you to spend time on it. In winter it's cold; and the water and electricity suffer from general Kathmandu problems, but that's Kathmandu. The Valley Guest house makes the best of things, has the friendliest staff you'll find, is next to the best restaurant in Bouddha, and will always welcome you back.

Room Tip: South side in the winter! For the sun. And higher up, as the monastery to the south blocks a lot of...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Mark D
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2012

Great location and a very good breakfast included. But the budget rooms are on the dark side of the building and can be cold and moisty. You might have to ask for an extra blanket in the dry/winter season. The large sun-side rooms are not really budget rooms. Rooftop terrace is a great place, nice Stupa view, and can be very warm and relaxing. But as most of the building it needs soms renovation. The Dutch and Nepalese flagg on the roof are for example worn down, and that's a shame! Seems that the managment does not pay much attention to the (rented) building, they don't live nearby and leave it over to the staff most of the time. The staff is kind and modest, but not very involved. A lot of Dutch visitors. WiFi worked in room 107. Most times I had a cold shower, but that's also depending on when to take a shower. And it seems that rooms on the top floor have more hot water. In general it's better to check the reviews if you want to stay in a place with a guarenteed hot shower in Nepal (which I did find).

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Johan H
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Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2012 via mobile

This guesthouse is clean and has nice rooms. From the rooftop terrace you can overlook Kathmandu, and see the Boddhanath stupa. The location is great because of the atmosphere around this stupa, and it is quiet at night :) The only downside is that half of the personnel is not really friendly. They seem to care more about their laptop and Facebook than helping people. Other half is helpful, so it depends on who you deal with. I would recommend this guesthouse if you seek a quiet and clean place in Kathmandu!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank TravelKv
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Sarasota, Florida
Level Contributor
111 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2012

The location of this guesthouse is virtually unbeatable. It is very close to Boudhanath and not too far from Pashupatinath. The staff are wonderful and the facilities are quaint and comfortable. I visit Kathmandu often and can't imagine staying anywhere else for as long as budget is of any concern (likely, forever).

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank BJ G
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Property: The Valley Guesthouse
Address: Boudha | ex. Happy Valley Guest House, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Region: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
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Restaurant
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Ranked #127 of 190 Hotels in Kathmandu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
The Valley Guesthouse Hotel Kathmandu
The Valley Hotel
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