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“A quiet location on the southern end of Lakeside”

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The Lakeside Retreat
Ranked #30 of 105 Hotels in Pokhara
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“A quiet location on the southern end of Lakeside”
Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed two different stays at the Lakeside Retreat, choosing to stay again after a trek. I enjoyed the green, the park-like arrangement, and the location off the main Lakeside road. The staff were responsive and very friendly. I appreciated the individual attention of the manager, Nabin.

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Reviewed 23 May 2014

We were recommended The Lakeside Retreat by Premkantha Shretha, the owner of Dhulikhel Forest Lodge and were glad to stay in Lakeside Retreat. It is quite a brand new property with all new facilities. No complaints except that in Pokhara, during the Summer power cuts are frequent and most Hotels don't run the generator between 10 AM to 5 PM and this is quite an inconvenience.

The Hotel owner is present in the premises is very helpful and takes personal care. He was very helpful to us in arranging our flight tickets from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Service could do with slight improvement, however most Staff in the Hotel are friendly and eager to help

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

Vicinity was Great , locationwise and in terms of the atmoshpher...Service was not to high standard...Resort seems little less vibrant as it has open space all over and limited staff and feels empty ....though the rooms were all packed....It doesn't look to be a happening place but for a quiet environment with the good decor and free ambience... the Hotel is Fine and satisfactory.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

A cosy atmosphere in the resort premises. Well appointed-rooms and cottages, a small lawn,greenery all round and a reception with sides opened giving a sense of space. The well-stocked bar and the dining hall form part of a separate block.

There is a spa too but I couldn't make use of it.

Two things stand out--- 1) The location in the heart of Pokara near the lake ( though the lake is not visible from the resort) 2) The ever-smiling and friendly staff who are always eager to please starting from the owner to the sweeper.

An example of their service-- As I found there was no coffee-maker in my room I ordered a pot of coffee in the cold,rainy morning.I casually mentioned the absence of a coffee-maker to the manager. Imagine my surprise, when during check-out, I wanted to pay for the pot of coffee, the manager said that he had made it complimentary since I had pointed out the absence of a coffee-maker.

It rained the whole day and in the evening as the skies cleared, the manager literally pushed us to the terrace so that we could have a glimpse of the snow-capped Himalayas. An ideal place to unwind at Pokara.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

Overall good hotel.
Booked thru travel agent for two days but first day after travelling of 8-10 hrs from Kathmandu I was told since hotel is full different hotel is arranged for one night stay. This was not informed to me or my travel agent other wise we would have changed our plan. Hotel arranged was clean but room was too small did not have electricity from 10 to 12 pm.

Complementary dinner was offered to us.

Milk Sachets were expired six month back. Upon request also it was not changed. Shoe polish are not kept in room. Size of Soap provided in Bathroom is too small. Morning only after request Generator was turned on.

Room Tip: Higher Floor New Wing
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Tej P, Owner at The Lakeside Retreat, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
Thank you for your review regarding your experience during your recent stay in the lake side retreat . Our hotel is very proud of its level of service, cleanliness and quality of its product. We want to apologize for the inconvenience that you have experienced. We were fully booked on that day and clearly informed to your travel agent that we would be accommodating you in our sister hotel for the first night. That was the only option we had. Please accept our sincere apologies for your inconvenience. I appreciate for making us aware about the milk sachet. The whole lot of product was out of date so we couldn't replace another one immediately. But I am sure my staff offered you fresh milk instead.
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Your feedback is very important to us as this continually helps us improve the facilities and services we offer to our guest. Looking forward to serve you better way in future.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

Lovely hotel, great mountain views.
Helpful staff, with good English.
Well situated for an evening walk to lots of restaurants and close to the shops.
Quietly situated near the center.
No pool, but there are other hotels where you can visit their pools, if it is warm enough, and the lake is ok to swim according to the local paragliding crowd who live there.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

We visited this hotel last year when it was called Base Camp Resort and the place was being renovated. Renovations now almost completed, the change of name far better describes the experience of staying at this lovely hotel. Situated at the quiet end of Pokhara and on the lakeside, the wonderful landscaped gardens in which to relax is the first high spot. Second is the wonderful view of the mountains - go up to one of the terraces and you won't be able to believe your eyes. Third (or maybe it should be first) are the staff, very friendly, very helpful and very efficient - the perfect combination. Rooms are lovely and the food delicious. As we were short of time we had only booked for one night but regretted that we couldn't stay longer. Next year we will.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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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 #30 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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