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The Lakeside Retreat
Ranked #44 of 105 Hotels in Pokhara
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
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“Totally rejuvenated”
Reviewed 22 March 2014

I stayed here last year when all the work was being done - at that time it was difficult to imagine what the hotel was going to look like when it was finished (if it ever was!). It was worth the wait. I stayed (again) in one of the cottages, but I was shown the new rooms, which are of a very high standard - modern, peaceful, each with an outside space to sit and relax (and drink beer). The space has been used wisely - the buildings are set in landscaped gardens, and you feel a million miles away from the noisy, bustling Pokhara main street. You can order a beer and snacks from the bar, and enjoy while relaxing. The breakfast has improved drastically since last year, and it kept us going until dinner time. The mountain views from the roof are second to none - I've never had such a clear view of Machapuchare in the 8 years I've been coming to Pokhara. Highly recommended, and I will be back next year. Thanks to Tej, Nabin and all the great staff for making this place so special :)

Room Tip: All are good - the cottages give you extra privacy and lots of space.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

Pokhara is getting more and more noisy. This was recommended by a friend. It was taken over, renamed and renovated in October 2013 (so note review dates). This place, at the quiet end of lakeside, is not so far from the airport and tourist bus park, and a walkable distance from the busy part of lakeside, should you need to go there. The mountain views are clear, the garden is green and really peaceful. Rooms are modern and clean and beds are comfortable. Would be a perfect place to relax after a trek or just as a quiet, relaxing base to explore around Pokhara.

Room Tip: First and second floor gets great mountain views.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

We visited the hotel in the pre-renovation period. The all inclusive trip was quite worth the money. Phewa lake is very close; and also there are a number of eateries, travel agents and shops nearby. The rooms were clear, food decent, staff helpful. All in all, a good stay; and I expect it to only improve after the renovation.

Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Butwal, Nepal
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

The staff is very attentive.The hotel is nicely renovated with good rooms, clean beds and bathrooms, has television and air conditioning. Perfect for holidays and weekends in Pokhara. It is also located near the Fewa lake so we were close to the lines of restaurants and shopping. They had nice breakfast and from the rooftop we could see the mountain...The location is also a great plus point,as it is on the lakeside road,although the lake cannot be seen from the hotel as the buildings are not too tall.

Room Tip: Room is clean and comfort........
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

The hotel is nicely renovated with good rooms, clean beds and bathrooms, has television and air conditioning. Perfect for holidays and weekends in Pokhara. It is also located near the Fewa lake so we were close to the lines of restaurants and shopping. They had nice breakfast and from the rooftop we could see the mountain range. A neat garden for the kids to run around too. Recommended for Pokhara visitors.

Room Tip: Facing the garden
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

The staff is very attentive and the resident manager is very friendly .The breakfast is quite good,although the hot items could have been hotter.The rooms are clean and everything seemed to be working perfectly as this hotel has recently been renovated.The location is also a great plus point,as it is on the lakeside road,although the lake cannot be seen from the hotel as the buildings are not too tall.

Room Tip: Take the rooms at the front of the property,although the ones at the back are cheaper with the same...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

We booked this hotel last minute for new years eve and the manager quiet humbly gave us 3 rooms, well appreciated. But when we arrived at the hotel they made excuses that 'we had booked for the next day and din't have any rooms'! Also, we had called them in the morning(about 5 times) to make sure if all the rooms were done, but no body cared to answer the phone. There was no email confirmation, nothing ! Quiet mismanaged!
We reached the hotel at around 2 pm (post the check-in time), and they told us to wait in one of the rooms while our other rooms were getting ready!
According to them all the rooms were deluxe but to our realisation, we din't find them up to the mark at all. The room they gave us was small, at the back of the hotel, with small single beds and a toilet without a latch. After waiting for an hour and more, without any response, we had to literally go and fight with the staff and finally they sorted us out. I must say the staff was quiet un-cooperative and laid back.
Coming to the good side, the other rooms they put us into were fine and spacious. There was TV with good variety of channels, they had a heater in the room and hot water for shower. Breakfast was alright. The view from the terrace was beautiful.
All in all I would rate this hotel an average. If the staff was a little more effective, they would fetch more points ! Take a chance, if you're staying in here!

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Tej P, Owner at The Lakeside Retreat, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
Dear Edith

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. It's nice to note that you liked our hotel facilities and view from the room. We work diligently to ensure our facilities are well maintained and we try our hardest to provide not just good value, but comfortable, clean and friendly accommodations. However, it seems that we were not able to execute an exemplary hotel stay experience with regard to front office and room . Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience and discomfort it may have caused you. Your comments very important to us and we are confident that the hotel management will take necessary actions to improve our guest satisfaction.

We value you as our guest and hope you will continue to choose The Lakeside Retreat for your future travel needs.

Regards,
Management Team
The Lakeside Retreat,
Pokhara,Nepal
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Property: The Lakeside Retreat
Address: 6 Lake Side | P.O. Box 495, Pokhara 33411, Nepal (Formerly Base Camp Resort)
Region: Nepal > Western Region > Gandaki Zone > Pokhara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa
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Ranked #44 of 105 Hotels in Pokhara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Lakeside Retreat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lakeside Retreat Pokhara is an ideal space for peace and relaxation just a short walk from the banks of Phewa lake. Perfect for a business trip or lakeside escape, our plush accommodations and casual sophistication offer more than enough reasons to unwind. The Lakeside Retreats guest rooms and suites feature their own personal access and garden side terrace. Every room features air conditioning, satellite TV, tea/coffee facility, WiFi and security lockers.You'll appreciate our discretion - from the exceptional furnishings, spa-inspired baths, copious natural lighting and feather-soft beds - every sumptuous detail will satisfy you. ... more   less 
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