While this hotel is outside the Thamel area, it was still quite noisy early in the morning as there is a temple beside the hotel & a group of dogs were barking at the back of the hotel throughout the night and early morning. Standard of the room was okay - we stayed here twice as we went on a trek to Everest Base Camp as we had left our bags while we were away, but if I return to Nepal I would not stay here again.
We booked our trek through the hotel. The actual name of the company was Adventure Maypole Expedition Pvt Ltd and we were dealing with a guy called Santosh Adhikari. We would strongly recommend that you do not book anything through this company, for the following reasons: 1) Unlike everyone else we met on our trek, we were not provided with a detailed itinerary until we insisted on one the night before our flight - we were only eventually provided with one scribbled on a piece of paper 2) when we met a doctor on our hike who specialises in the prevention of acute mountain sickness (AMS) & showed him our itinerary, he was very concerned with the altitudes gains & confirmed it was against all guidelines to prevent AMS. He was very surprised we were given such an itinerary and helped us modify our itinerary to make it safe. As we did not know anything about AMS we relied totally on the expertise of Santosh & were therefore unaware what a dangerous itinerary he had given us. 3) He said that he would be checking in with us daily but this did not happen 4) we were charged for an extra nights accomodation. In short it was obvious that the welfare of the customer was of no relevance to Adventure Maypole.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Encounter Hotel Kathmandu