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Hotel Friends Home
Ranked #2 of 194 Hotels in Kathmandu
Certificate of Excellence
Chennai (Madras), India
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33 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Nice place to crash”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

Hotel friends home is a very decent and nice place to stay. We went during the month of may (monsoons) and usually came back soaking wet but the management was very understanding considering we were running th floors. They assisted us with routes, directions and also have a travel desk to arrange for cabs.

The breakfast is just about right with nothing fancy or too much. Unlike other hotels who refuse to serve the complimentary breakfast after the cut off time, the restaurant patiently waited for us to have breakfast and reheated food whenever required.

Since it is located at the heart of the tourist hub, it is really convenient to access the other parts of the town and the traveling time is minimal that one always has an option to take a stroll.

Hotel friends home is not a destination hotel but it is definitely a lovely, friendly, clean and comfortable stay for travelers.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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friendshome, Owner at Hotel Friends Home, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Dear valuable clients.
Thank you very much for your great review. It was our great pleasure to have you in Friends home. We are very happy to know that you had nice stay with us. We will always do our best for all our clients. We hope to welcome you again in Friends home.
Prabha and team of the Friends home.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Tokyo, Japan
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32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013

it was my second stay at this hotel, my big pleasure is all staffs reminds me!
i stayed this hotel alone last time, i liked this hotel all facilities very much, i took my mother to this hotel this time.
she can't understand English though, she says all staff's smile and clean room were "simply amazing".
Plenty of hot shower and clean room can not be possible in this price range in Thamel.
You dont need to browse other hotel to compare, this is the best of the BEST !

P.S. thank you very much to Rajendra and Prabha and All staffs, my mother says " Hotel Friends Home and Nagarkot will be the most sweet memory in my life! "
i will be back to Nepal next spring, see you soon!!!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Thank oldschooltechno
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friendshome, Owner at Hotel Friends Home, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Dear valuable clients.
Thank you very much for your great review. It was our great pleasure to have you in Friends home. We are very happy to know that you had nice stay with us. We will always do our best for all our clients. We hope to welcome you again in Friends home.
Prabha and team of the Friends home.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Before I get into my review we stayed here one night as this was the conclusion of a trek and a month long journey through India and Nepal.

From the minute my wife and I walked into this hotel we were greeted by a wonderful staff of smiling helpful people who immediately offered us complimentary coffee and tea. We were offered a seat in their comfortable lobby to take a minute to relax while they took care of check-in which was truly appreciated after the Lukla flight back from a trek.

We instantly felt relaxed and calmed which is something that we had not experienced in a whirlwind month we had just finished. We were explained everything we needed to know about the hotel (times of breakfast, complimentary coffee, tea and water, rooftop lounge, etc.)

Our room as well as the rest of the hotel was spotless which is a rarity especially in this corner of the world. The bed and pillows were comfortable and the shower had plenty of hot water.

We then tried the restaurant which is fantastic! The food is extremely reasonably priced and is down right delicious, so much so we ended up eating there every meal here on this last day and next departure day (four in total).

We checked out the next day at noon and were still welcomed to the hotel to relax after a bit of shopping. The rooftop is a great place to relax away from the chaos of city streets. In the evening we were offered a room to shower and get our bags organized despite having checked out already.

Thank you to the great staff at your hotel for making this a perfect end to our vacation.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank 2Wpg_travellers
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friendshome, Owner at Hotel Friends Home, responded to this review, 26 November 2013
Dear valuable guest.
It was our great pleasure to have you in Friends home. We are very happy to know that you had nice stay with us. We are learning and trying to do our best for all our clients. We will always do our best to make peaceful and comfortable stay of all our clients. Once again thank you so much for stayed with us. We hope to welcome you again.
Prabha and team of the Friends home.
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

We stayed for several nights before and after our trek. On both visits the staff were always friendly and helpful, the rooms spacious and clean. Easy access to the heart of Thamel, but set a little way down a side street which helps reduce the noise.

No elevator, which seems common for Nepal, so if you're on a higher floor be prepared to climb a lot of stairs.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Aztatlan
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friendshome, Owner at Hotel Friends Home, responded to this review, 26 November 2013
Dear valuable guest.
It was our great pleasure to have you in Friends home. We are very happy to know that you had nice stay with us. We are learning and trying to do our best for all our clients. We will always do our best to make peaceful and comfortable stay of all our clients. Once again thank you so much for stayed with us. We hope to welcome you again.
Prabha and team of the Friends home.
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

This is a hotel I would certainly come back to and also to recommend to others. The staff is very accommodating and went the extra mile when I needed something printed and when I messed up my flight and had to get to the airport quickly. They were wonderful.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nora H
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friendshome, Owner at Hotel Friends Home, responded to this review, 26 November 2013
Dear valuable guest.
It was our great pleasure to have you in Friends home. We are very happy to know that you had nice stay with us. We are learning and trying to do our best for all our clients. We will always do our best to make peaceful and comfortable stay of all our clients. Once again thank you so much for stayed with us. We hope to welcome you again.
Prabha and team of the Friends home.
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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124 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

When we arrived the manager said that you are not in a hotel you are at your friend's home. I didnt know what he actually meant but after staying there i must say now i know what he means. Its truely a friends home in an unknown territory. The hotel staffs will try all their best to support you in every possible way. I am so happy with their level of professionalism, their cordial approach in everything.
Its a must recommendation from me for all you people who are planning for your trip to Kathmandu.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 2Raffee
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friendshome, Owner at Hotel Friends Home, responded to this review, 26 November 2013
Dear valuable guest.
It was our great pleasure to have you in Friends home. We are very happy to know that you had nice stay with us. We are learning and trying to do our best for all our clients. We will always do our best to make peaceful and comfortable stay of all our clients. Once again thank you so much for stayed with us. We hope to welcome you again.
Prabha and team of the Friends home.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2013

Very clean, comfortable rooms at a reasonable price. The staff couldn't have been more accommodating and friendly. The hotel is well located next to the shopping street and restaurants. It was a great start to our trip. We highly recommend it.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank stoweskierVt
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friendshome, Owner at Hotel Friends Home, responded to this review, 26 November 2013
Dear valuable guest.
It was our great pleasure to have you in Friends home. We are very happy to know that you had nice stay with us. We are learning and trying to do our best for all our clients. We will always do our best to make peaceful and comfortable stay of all our clients. Once again thank you so much for stayed with us. We hope to welcome you again.
Prabha and team of the Friends home.
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Property: Hotel Friends Home
Address: G.P.O. Box 25221 | Chhushya Galli, Jyatha Road, Kantipur temple house is next to us., Kathmandu 4600, Nepal
Region: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 194 Hotels in Kathmandu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Friends Home 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the eastern part of Thamel in Kathmandu, Hotel Friends Home offers genuinely friendly accommodation to all kinds of travelers, with a spirit of newness and constant innovation in its services. From the moment you check in at this family-friendly hotel, the amiable staff will readily receive you with the warmth of Nepalese hospitality and dedicate themselves to make your stay as cozy and comfortable as you want it to be. In short, Hotel Friends Home provides one of the best retreats in central Kathmandu and also caters to all of your travel plans in Nepal including activities like hiking, trekking, sightseeing, rafting, jungle safari, cultural tours, day tours, etc. ... more   less 
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