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“Bliss in the middle of chaos”

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Nirvana Garden Hotel
Ranked #111 of 201 Hotels in Kathmandu
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116 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Bliss in the middle of chaos”
Reviewed 20 April 2013

A lovely decent hotel offering piece and quiet in the middle of crazy Thamel. Helpful staff, decent free wifi. Stayed there before and after trekking and I couldn't have wished for a better accommodation. And let's not forget the decent and hot showers.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 22 March 2013

Spent almost two weeks at this hotel and would highly recommend it. It is not a 5 star hotel, but for the very reasonable price it is excellent, and most important, it's true - they do have hot water all the time. In fact, we had to add cold water because the hot water was too hot sometimes. The hotel generator kicks in whenever there is a scheduled electricity brown-out. Wifi is usually OK, but there were times when the signal was a bit weak. They do have computers in the lobby available for guest use. Yes, the rooms are a bit worn (although the bed linens and towels are clean and fresh) and sometimes you need to flush the toilet twice, but the quiet location and the garden just a step away from the noise of Thamel more than makes up for that. Plus, I don't think you could find a more helpful front desk - especially BJ, who really went out of his way to help us get airplanes tickets to Pokhara just before one of the dreaded two day strikes. He really is a gem. Our room did not come with breakfast, but the breakfast menu was well priced and the curd with museli and fruit was delicious. We are coming back to Kathmandu next year and we will be booking at the Nirvana Garden again.

Room Tip: The hot water in the new building is better (although the hot water in the older building is also go...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chania Town, Greece
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2013

I just spent a couple of night in Nirvana Garden again, I can highly recommend this hotel in the center of Thamel. The location is ideal for the ones who want to visit Thamel and the sights around Katmandu, the garden is a small oasis of peace in the middle of the hussle and bussle of Katmandu. I would recommend the rooms in the new building. I was so well received again during my last visit, all my thanks to Jagu who gave me exceptional service.

Room Tip: Try to get in a room in the new building, they are more modern and up to date, and they are facing t...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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moncuq
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Reviewed 12 February 2013

Nirvana Garden has many of the pros and cons of nearby hotels: no elevator, barely warm water, slow wifi limited to the lobby, but reasonable prices. however, it stand out thanks to:

a classy decoration, if a bit outdated
larger rooms (I compared with the nearby hotels)
and most importantly, a location a bit away from the road, which is priceless in Kathmandu. almost no noise from engines!

it is also close to durbar square while still being in Thamel if you don't have much time. Taxis will have no trouble going there if you tell them it is next to tibet guest house.

Room Tip: pick the best rooms, the difference is very small, and there are only 3 rooms in the last floor (pea...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 12 January 2013

Hotel "Nirvana Garden" is an axcellent, just perfect ! If you are tired of office-looking and soul-free hotels, " Nirvana" is just the right place. Absolutely professional and friendly staff, kind and warm atmosphere will make your stay a super-plasant. Decoration of the lobby, library, floors and rooms are not simple : hand-made wooden decoration and furniture, paintings, table lamps, carpets. Hotel located in a very good area - easy to find - close to Thamel, and not right in the street, but in a quiet place, with two beautiful gardens. I am travelling a lot around the world, and I can say : definitely - raiting is 5 !

Room Tip: All rooms are nice.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Shenzhen, China
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2013

This hotel is conveniently located close to Thamel, the touristic area of Kathmandu.It offers rooms at budget rates. The rooms are simple but clean. It provides free WiFi. The hotel surroundings are pretty quiet. And there is a garden where one can enjoy a complete and pleasant breakfast. The hotel also arranges for free transfer from/to airport. The staff is pleasant. It is very good value for the price, I definitively recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 29 December 2012

The staff are very helpful and service oriented. The location of this hotel is perfect and consequently it is busy and ALWAYS overbooked requiring staff to scramble and put people elsewhere. The plumbing in all rooms needs maintenance so showers are a challenge. Hot showers only available early mornings until all hot water is used. If no sun, no hot water. I have stayed here 8 times and it is getting worse. Breakfast buffet is good, but eat elsewhere for other meals.

Room Tip: Get a room in the building in the back, away from street noise and dogs.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Nirvana Garden Hotel
Address: P.O. Box 5728 | Thamel, Chhetrapati, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Region: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #111 of 201 Hotels in Kathmandu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Nirvana Garden Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nirvana Garden-Hotel is located in a tranquil oasis right in the heart of Thamel: Kathmandu's hub of touristic area, within walking distance of the Royal Palace Museum, the shopping and business district and areas of touristic interest. One step away from the hustle and bustle of Thamel, guests can enjoy the serene comfort of an expansive and lush landscaped garden replete with a rocky waterfall and a profusion of flowers, trees and birds. The hotel is unique, starting from its prime location, a spacious parking area, the ambiance and decor of the lobby and rooms to the Nepalese architecture of the hotel structure. The service is friendly but efficient and polite but personal, catering to all the needs of a discerning guest. The hotel aims to provide international standard accommodation and service with a touch of warm Nepalese hospitality at very affordable prices. ... more   less 
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