No electricity, no mini bar, no TV, and no hot showers…. Was my thought 12 hours into my stay at Hotel Holy Himalaya. HOWEVER, these were only minor concerns as I actually thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Let me explain…….
Using the hotel as a base prior and after our trek, I quickly grew to love this hotel. There is major works happening next door in which load shedding at times during the day/night means you may be without power for a few hours. Think about that prior to attempting to use the lift if you have heavy bags.
The hotel also has hot running water for showers only during 6-9 AM and PM, however special circumstances may mean they turn it back on at other times. We arrived back from our trek late morning and they happily gave us hot showers.
The hotel provides all the basic amenities we could want, welcoming security guard on duty, warm and clean rooms, attentive staff and a decent buffet breakfast. Free WIFI is also available throughout the grounds and rooms.
The rooftop terrace provides great views over Thamel, and on a clear morning we caught a glimpse of the surrounding snow-capped peaks. Was great to sit on the terrace in the afternoon, beer in hand reading a book and listening to the constant toots from cars in the distance.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Holy Himalaya puts its guests right in the heart of Kathmandu's Thamel district, within walking distance to numerous bazaars, cafes and restaurants.Our hotel architecture is a traditional Nepalese Pagoda style with a multi-roof design. The hotel has 56 rooms which includes 43 deluxe rooms, 2 suite rooms and ONLY! 8 Standard and 3 budget rooms are without A/C. Mornings at the hotel start with an optional yoga class, and in the evening, guests can enjoy Nepalese food in the hotel's restaurant or savor a drink at the bar and rooftop terrace with magnificent views over the city and the mountains. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holy Himalaya Kathmandu