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Hotel Encounter Nepal
Ranked #23 of 193 Hotels in Kathmandu
Certificate of Excellence
East Sikkim, India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Encounter With Encounter”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2013

It was our first family visit to Nepal. It was my furtune that I encounterd the Hotel Encounter Nepal there beside Thamel. I had a very pleasant stay there. The hotel is run by the executive director and owner as well Mr. Pramod Gajurel . He was very helpful and friendly and treated me as a brother not as a tourist. He managed a package tour for us ( POKHARA & CHITWAN) at a reasonable cost with hotel car all through.
The location of the hotel is unbeatable, 5 minute walk far from hustle and bustle tourist hub Thamel, next to a school and local shops that cater for real people not tourists. Hotel has green gardern with seasonal flowers which really refreshes you after your busy day-sightseeing . Very friendly and polite staffs and Driver Birendra was very honest and punctual all along.
Indeed, this was the hotel which I found beyond my expectation. It offers you all kind of facility like WIFI, computer hall, newspapers, consultancy about adventure trip etc at free of cost. Rooms are spotless with necessary equipment like A/C, TV, refrigerator etc , plenty of hot water in bathrooms, clean cotton feel bed-sheets and towels , soft pillows etc. Morning breakfast was freshly cooked and excellent all the time. Hotel has its own restaurant in the same premises, We had chicken tanduri and naan many times which was very delicious as of I had in India’s top hotels. Except these all, Mr. Pramod and his staffs caring and hospitality was worth much more than what I paid for. Thanks Pramodji your presence has given a beautiful life to Encounter.
I recommended to all to visit Hotel Encounter Nepal.

Room Tip: "Corner suites are large and sunny"
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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6 Thank Sagar B
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EncounterNepal, E-Commerce Manager at Hotel Encounter Nepal, responded to this review, 6 December 2013
Hi Sagar,

Thank you for rating us so highly on Trip Advisor. We are truly honored. Your words are extremely encouraging for our team we feel validated when customers return to our hotel.Of course, it does not come easy. Customer Service is our focus and the guiding light in all our actions.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.I have forwarded this review to all those concerned specially Mr. Pramod, guide, driver 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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Kathmandu, Nepal
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013 via mobile

I have tried a few times to write this review - grrrr Trip Advisor! Anyhoo, I am more than happy to write more than one review about this oasis in a crazy city. It is all that you want - reasonable, charming, nice rooms! But what makes this place special is the staff. You truly become like family and make new lifelong friends. My husband loved one of their dishes so the cooks took him in the kitchen and taught him how to make it! I am sad to leave the Hotel Encounter but hope others will come and stay at this gem of a place.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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9 Thank Suzihannah
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EncounterNepal, E-Commerce Manager at Hotel Encounter Nepal, responded to this review, 5 December 2013
Dear Suzihannah,

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.

We hope to see you again soon and thanks for recommending other travelers too.

Kind Regards,
Hotel Encounter Nepal Team
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Kolkata
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

It was truly a pleasant Surprise when our usual Hotel(Norbulinka,run by the same Managment) recommended Hotel Encounter to Us, but even arriving on a day when Bandh was being observed in Katmandu,due to the General elections,we faced a smooth pick up at The Tribhuvan Airport and check in at this hotel. Right from the Reception staff till every attendant at this Hotel,put in their best effort to make every "ENCOUNTER" for their Hotel guests as Special as possible. Special Thanks to The Kitchen staff for the warm and really delicious food and the morning breakfast was truly International.Special thanks to also Mr Badri for giving us a special discounted rate as it was a business cum rest and pleasure trip for my wife and me.Will definitely be recommending this Hotel to everyone looking for genuine warmth and good service for a visit to this land of The Himalayas. Best Regards. Jayabrata Banerjee &Tanuja Gyabak.Darjeeling,India.

  • Stayed November 2013
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9 Thank Joyban72
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EncounterNepal, E-Commerce Manager at Hotel Encounter Nepal, responded to this review, 5 December 2013
Hi Jayabrata Banerjee &Tanuja Gyabak,

Thank you for rating us so highly on Trip Advisor. We are truly honored. Your words are extremely encouraging for our team as we feel validated when customers return to our hotel.Of course, it does not come easy. Customer Service is our focus and the guiding light in all our actions.Thanks for choosing Hotel Encounter Nepal and hope you'll stay with us the next time you're in Kathmandu.

Kind Regards,
Hotel Encounter Nepal Team
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Suffolk, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013

Just returned from my first visit to Nepal. In Katmandu my home base was the Hotel Encounter. Agree with the other reviewers here. Great location near Thamel and a quiet oasis, very friendly and attentive staff, big clean rooms with lots of hot water. The hotel restaurant is quite good at a reasonable price. Try the MoMo's and the Nepali Omelette for sure!

The hotel is run by Mr. Pramod Gajurel and Mr. Sagar Pandey. Both of these gentlemen went out of their way to make sure my stay was perfect, comfortable and fun. The staff at the hotel can also help you organize the rest of your trip and assist with booking other hotels, drivers, etc.

I hope to return to Nepal in the future and would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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8 Thank DaveLevin
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EncounterNepal, E-Commerce Manager at Hotel Encounter Nepal, responded to this review, 2 December 2013
Dear DaveLevin !

Thank you very much for taking your valuable time to post your comment on TripAdvisor regarding your visit to our hotel. We are truly honored and pleased to know that you liked our location, hotel, staffs, rooms, restaurant, foods specially MoMo's and the Nepali Omelette.Also I have forwarded your review to Mr. Pramod Gajurel and Mr. Sagar Pandey and both of them are so proud to hear about your review.

Thank you for having chosen us and encouraging with your sincere appreciation.

Kind Regards,
Hotel Encounter Nepal Team
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Yiwu, China
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013

Stayed here 3 night and have to say it was perfect. The room had clearly been refurbished and it was to a very high standard. The Pramod hotel owner was amazing ! We ate in the bar and cleared our plates , it was delicious . Breakfast had a great selection of cereals and our cooked breakfast was big, hot and tasty great atmosphere. Pramod were the perfect hosts and took there time to make you feel very welcome. I would recommend this hotel to anyone all management team thank you once again for your hospitality i will back again .

Room Tip: Room 302 north side is so good
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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10 Thank ye y
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EncounterNepal, E-Commerce Manager at Hotel Encounter Nepal, responded to this review, 2 December 2013
Hi ye y !

It is really great to know 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 room tips. I have forwarded your review to all those concerned and they all are so proud to hear about your review.

Thank you for sharing your experience with us & we hope to see you again soon.

Kind Regards,
Hotel Encounter Nepal Team
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Springfield, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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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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