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Hotel Encounter Nepal
Ranked #23 of 193 Hotels in Kathmandu
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Springfield, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice people in a welcoming setting.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2013 via mobile

I stayed at the Hotel Encounter Nepal three times when I was in Nepal in October. The location was good, right on the edge of Thamel, close enough to be convenient, but not in the craziness of everything there. The rooms are nice and reasonably priced and huge staff is wonderful.
I would stay there again if and when I go back to Kathmandu.

  • Stayed October 2013
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8 Thank NancyNBS
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EncounterNepal, E-Commerce Manager at Hotel Encounter Nepal, responded to this review, 29 November 2013
Dear NancyNBS !

Feels great to hear your review and thank you for rating us so highly on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to know that we were being able to meet your expectation.I have forwarded your review to all those concerned and they sure are proud to hear about your review.

We hope to see you again soon.

Kind Regards,
Hotel Encounter Nepal Team
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Ipoh, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013 via mobile

Our stay at Encounter hotel was good.....staffs were friendly and helpful....hotel manager Mr. Badri was very accomodating and pleasant...Mr. Llama, the tour manager was very jovial.....our driver Mr.Birendra was good..very punctual...on the whole our stay in Nepal and at Encounter was satisfactory...

Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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9 Thank bonjisbabu
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EncounterNepal, E-Commerce Manager at Hotel Encounter Nepal, responded to this review, 29 November 2013
Hi bonjisbabu !

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us. It is really great to know that our team have rendered a great hospitality to you.I have forwarded this review to all those concerned specially to Mr. Badri, Mr. Lama, Mr.Birendra and they all are so proud to hear about your review.

Once again, thank you for your feedback and we do hope that your memorable experience will bring you back here in the near future.

Kind Regards,
Hotel Encounter Nepal Team
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

Helpful ,sincere and warm people. Clean Rooms. Dishes are not bad. Tea is a bir expensive but other dish are ok prices. And they are tasty. They add VAT and 10 % service to the prices in the menu. Be aware of that when you are ordering. Courtyard is nice to sit at. Service is good and fast. Reliable personnel. Even in November you can sit outside. I stayed in the old section (A) with No bathtubs, old plumbing, No air conditioning or heating, but for 33 dollars it was more than fair. When you compare the Hotel versus the prices, it is well worth the money. It has good and free wifi and this was a saver for communication. The Hotel personnel were ready to help on any possible problem or question you may have. I was alone, the rest of the meeting attendees stayed in other hotels. But did not feel alone. If you need more luxury, prefer Block B.

Room Tip: Block A is old. It has No heating nor bathtub. Plumbing, window frames are old. Though they can be s...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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9 Thank Deniz G
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EncounterNepal, E-Commerce Manager at Hotel Encounter Nepal, responded to this review, 29 November 2013
Hello Deniz !

Thank you very much for taking your valuable time to post your comment on TripAdvisor regarding your visit to our hotel. We are pleased to know that you liked our hotel, location, hospitality, and friendly & helpful staffs. Also thank you for your suggestion as we will look into it and do the needful changes in coming days.

Once again, thank you for your feedback and we do hope that your memorable experience will bring you back here in the near future.

Kind Regards,
Hotel Encounter Nepal Team
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2013

Our new home for 3 weeks. We have had a wonderful experience staying here. Just a short walk away from everything you need in Thamel. The staff are wonderful, very friendly and helpful. We highly recommend for you to make this your main location if coming to Katmandu. Nice restaurant in a lovely quiet courtyard. We used their travel agent in the hotel to plan the rest of our trip around Nepal and found the guys to be very honest and helpful. Great choice if you don't want to stay in the mayhem of Thamel. We will definitely be using them on our next trip back to Nepal.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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EncounterNepal, E-Commerce Manager at Hotel Encounter Nepal, responded to this review, 26 November 2013
Dear GBFineArtPhoto,

Thank you so much for rating us so highly on Trip Advisor. We are truly honored. Your words are extremely encouraging for our team. We are pleased to know that you liked our hotel, location, hospitality, and friendly & helpful staffs.

Thank you for having chosen to stay with us. We hope you will stay with us again.

Kind Regards,
Hotel Encounter Nepal Team
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

Four friends stayed in this hotel, price really cheap bt the quality is really good. Awesome trip. Stayed for a long time, nd the stuffs are so nice.. the breakfast is worth the money. The rooms are clean and big and very comfortable.

  • Stayed November 2013
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9 Thank Towkir274
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EncounterNepal, E-Commerce Manager at Hotel Encounter Nepal, responded to this review, 2 December 2013
Dear Towkir274 !

Feels great to hear your review and thank you for rating us so highly on Trip Advisor. We are very glad that you had a really pleasant stay with us and we are very grateful to receive your feedback that overall we were being able to meet your expectation.

We hope to see you again soon.

Kind Regards,
Hotel Encounter Nepal Team
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013 via mobile

Encounter is a really neat place with a nice garden and a great rooftop (make sure you book ahead if you want to wake up to a great view of the city with the mighty Himalayas in the background).

Compared to touristy Tamel, just a block away, this is great value for your money. And also a better choice if you're in Kathmandu for work rather than pleasure.

Rooms are large and clean. Hot water (a luxury in these parts) is available 24/7.
However, best part about this place is the staff. Really nice people, always eager to help out or hang out.

Only thing I would change if I could is the complimentary breakfast: they should go for the superb local cuisine with momos and lassis instead of the safe but boring egg-bacon-and toast.

Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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9 Thank Ivar A
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EncounterNepal, E-Commerce Manager at Hotel Encounter Nepal, responded to this review, 26 November 2013
Hi IvarAndersen !

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. It is really great to know that our team have rendered a great hospitality to you.We are very glad that you had a really pleasant stay with us and we are very grateful to receive your feedback that overall we were being able to meet your expectation. Also thank you for your suggestion as we will look into it and do the needful changes in coming days. I have forwarded your review to all those concerned and they sure are proud to hear about your review.

We hope to see you again soon.

Kind Regards,
Hotel Encounter Nepal Team
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

We chose this hotel because of the many positive review but after staying one night, we began to have serious doubts on the previous review.

The location was in the slope of a very dusty and narrow street. One needs to walk up the slopes, cross the busy road to get to Thamel. However, I would admit it has a nice garden with restaurant once you enter the security gate. When we reached the hotel, the front desk seemed not to have received our booking but told us to go to another room where 2 burly man were sitting inside. We were not treated like guests but like interviewees for a job as we were filling up the guest form! First impression failed terribly!

Next on the room, it was one of the worst we have ever stayed. There is no pride on it. The mat outside each room curled up like it has been dried in the sun for years. There was no proper room signage but one using a paper written on it! The parquet room was sandy and we had to go onto the street to buy slippers for the night. There is hot water but the bathroom walls had designs with holes and it is not secured for ladies bathing in it. There was music playing in the night and people talking that we can hear it so clearly from our room.

The price we paid for the room was not cheap and the breakfast included was a buffet style. The bread was cold and hard. But the services from the waiters was good. However, the manager in yellow jacket seem to have a serious attitude problem? That's our feel, maybe we were wrong!

Anyway, we were glad is just a night stay!!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank eileenml
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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 Family Hotel in Kathmandu
#12 Romantic 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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