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“Wonderful....Awesome!!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Encounter Nepal
Ranked #22 of 194 Hotels in Kathmandu
Certificate of Excellence
Kathmandu, Nepal
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful....Awesome!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2013

Really wonderful Hotel...situated at heart of Kathmandu where vehicle facility to reach everywhere for scenario and shopping etc.Special hall for seminar and workshop,especial hospitality.All the staffs with great personality ,friendly and kind behavior. Some name like Pramod Ji with kind nature , personality and friendly behavior and affordable price ,fascinating of fully cultural decoration,but little noise place.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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3 Thank Yathash
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EncounterNepal, Manager at Hotel Encounter Nepal, responded to this review, 6 June 2013
Dear Yathash,

Thank you so much for having chosen to stay with us on your visit to Nepal. We are very happy to know that you liked every aspect of our Service.Mr Pramod and all hotel encounter team are happy to hear about your review.We look forward to seeing you again.

Hotel Encounter Nepal
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

As a western visitor you may be a little shocked when you first arrive down the side streets but once inside the grounds its a little sanctuary. The new open kitchen is a winner along with the outdoor bar and seating area. All served by extremely friendly and attentive staff.

The rooms in the hotel are a little different to what you may expect but very clean and provide the basics. Air conditioning in every room, a fridge, hairdryer in most. And I believe that the rooms are being repainted this summer.

No lift so not ideal for those who need it (however due to power cuts in Nepal lift not a good idea)
Hotel has its own back up generator and FREE internet.

Will stay there again.
Went with www.Himalayersadventures.com and got better rates than hotel could provide.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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4 Thank skier092
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EncounterNepal, Manager at Hotel Encounter Nepal, responded to this review, 5 June 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for giving us your valuable time to write a very good reviews on Tripadvisor.
We are very greatful to know that you like our overall service and hospitality. Yes we agree that we have recently renovated our property especially open kitchen, with out door Bar and sseating area.
We look forward to seeing you again.

Hotel Encounter Nepal
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Randers, Denmark
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

if you are looking for a good comfort stay then this is the right choice and Niraj the guy in the hotel was a cool dude !! affordable price awesome

near to the place thamel night life was cool and nepal is a great place to be .. thank you for the stay

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2013

The staff were second to none, very friendly and attentive. The courtyard is pretty to sit out in and eat, drink. My only criticism is of the rooms. Even though the Encounter is slightly away from Thamel, the rooms are very noisy. For our first night we overlooked the main road, which kept us awake, and for the second, overlooked the school. I would say - ask for a room away from these areas particularly if you, like us, need to chill out for a day or so after a long journey. Still, I can't fault the hospitality of the staff.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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1 Thank pauljonnash
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Little Rock, Arkansas
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2013

Came into Kathmandu from the U.S. for a wedding. From the airport to the hotel, it quickly becomes apparent that you are no longer traveling in the western hemisphere. The roadways are chaos with congestion, incessant beeping and exhaust fumes. Upon arriving at Hotel Encounter, it is surprising that just a nudge off of the main drag in Thamel that there is a haven of quiet and greenery. Badri and his staff were welcoming, kind, accomodating and friendly making our big group feel right at home. Rooms are basic, clean, comfortable and met our needs. Bathrooms were basic as well with some rooms having an enclosed tub and shower and others with open shower in the bathroom. Most rooms came with a balcony that even if you didnt sit out at, provided a nice chance to open doors to the outside. There is an outdoor roof top that became a great hang out for our group that has a wonderful view overlooking the city. Our other hang out was down in the courtyard bar and eatery. Breakfast came with the room and was made up of an expansive list of choices made to order and delicious. The bartender, Apoohrba (sp?) was fantastic and a great conversationalist. Looked forward to seeing his face upon return from adventures beyond the Hotel Encounter oasis. Great location. Arrangements for daytrips and drivers were handled wonderfully with Badri. Great value. Had a great time in Kathmandu, thanks in part to Hotel Encounter and its staff.

Room Tip: If you want an enclosed tub/shower request one. Many have open showers in bathroom where everything...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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3 Thank Deborah C
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EncounterNepal, Manager at Hotel Encounter Nepal, responded to this review, 6 June 2013
Dear Deborah,

Thank you very much for taking your valuable time to post your comment on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to our hotel. We are so pleased to receive your nice review of our hotel, and your satisfaction with our services.It really motivates us further to get up every day and deliver our very best.
Thank you once again for rating us so high and sharing your experience. We look forward to seeing you again.

Hotel Encounter Nepal
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013

We, My OM Trip ( Om enterprise) for the first time embarked on a tour of Nepal for the first time, and reached on account of traffic congestion, at Hotel Encounter at Kathmandu at 2:30 AM totally exhausted and famished. At that wee hour, magically Mr. Badri Bhujel with his team provided us with delicious piping hot food and served that with smiles.

The friendliness of the staff and their willingness to help is to be seen to be believed. Mr Himangshu Dandapat, our co-traveler, unfortunately, fractured his leg and was forced to return.Mr Badri Bhujel and his staff took the onus on themselves to take him to the airport and help him to board the plane.

Hats off to Mr Badri Bhujel and his team! He is hospitality personified. The reception and hospitality was beyond our imagination. We are at a loss of words to express the hearty, friendly co operative service that we received.

For us Nepal without the hospitality of Hotel Encounter is unimaginable.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank SUSANTA_OM
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Whitmore Lake
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013

Didn't know what to expect on this first trip to Nepal. Upon arrival the noise, pollution and traffic are overwhelming, but I am happy to say we found a safe refuge in Hotel Encounter. Situated amidst the hustle and bustle of Thamel, the hotel courtyard, which sits back from the street, is a welcome sight after an excursion exploring the many nearby World Heritage sites, temples and unending rows of shops. Our room was clean and neat with plentiful hot water and air conditioning. The hotel has a generator and does a fantastic job of minimizing the impact of the daily power outages. I can't praise the Hotel Manager, Badri , and his staff, enough for the warm welcome and consistent, friendly service. The hotel has generouse breakfast menu and we found the food excellent for all meals.
Ditto the caveats and recommendations of A.Bernotavicz's review.
Would happily stay at Hotel Encounter again.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MaryHeff
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Property: Hotel Encounter Nepal
Address: Samakhusi Marg | Thamel, Galkopakha, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Region: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Kathmandu
#10 Business Hotel in Kathmandu
#12 Romantic Hotel in Kathmandu
#12 Family Hotel in Kathmandu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Encounter Nepal 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Encounter Nepal is a Nepalese character hotel on the northern edge of Thamel just 4 minutes walk away from the lively Thamel Centre, 15 minutes from Tribhuvan International Airport, and 30 minutes from the major world heritage sites. Would you like to have travel information? Our travel consultant at travel office will help you after your arrival next to the reception. No problem! It does not cost you any money and use public transport to get around from there! You will find the taxi or rikshaw stop which will take you to the city tour only 50 meters from the hotel. Major restaurants, bars and pubs of the city are only a 4-minute walk away. The hotel offers 36 different characters rooms all well equipped with a range of facilities and you can choose your room from 7 rooms with balcony with valley view, 16 rooms are garden facing on your preference. Hotel Encounter Nepal also offers a restaurant, renovated in 2009, with bar and sunny area, FREE WiFi, computers, 24 hour security, free high-speed internet and free parking in front of the hotel. 25 rooms offers AC, 24 hours of electric back up although there there is 14 hours of power cut in Kathmandu. Construction Date 1991, Renovation Date 2010. ... more   less 
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