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“Comfortable hotel, great staff”
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Hotel Tara
Ranked #44 of 109 Hotels in Pokhara
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 October 2013

My wife and I stayed at Hotel Tara for 2 nights before our trek and for 4 nights after. The hotel is modern, clean, and has a great staff. The rooms are comfortable with a small balcony and very small television with lots of channels (including a few English language channels). The AC is quiet and works by remote control, and the free wifi works in the room.

The location is in the southern part of Lakeside, which is a little quieter than the northern part. The hotel is on a rocky side street with almost no traffic. It’s an easy walk to the main street with all the shops, restaurants, and the lake.

The hotel owner, Dilip, is excellent. He arranged a 10 day trek for us, and it couldn’t have been easier. He gave us some great advice about where to go, arranged a guide and porter for us, took care of all the permits, and arranged the hotel car to drop us off in Nayapul (about an hour away) and a taxi to pick us up and return us to the hotel. His prices were fair, and he was very clear about his commission (also very fair). Dilip is always around the hotel and seems genuinely interested in the guests and in training his staff.

As other reviewers have mentioned, there isn’t an elevator, so request a room on a lower floor if that bothers you. We stayed on the 5th and 6th (top) floor and it wasn’t a big deal. The views of the mountains and lake were pretty good on the higher floors. There’s only one option for the free, included breakfast, but they have other things on the menu too.

For the price, you really can’t go wrong with Hotel Tara. If want to go trekking, let Dilip arrange everything for you—he makes it very easy. And if you are looking for an excellent guide, ask for Ganesh Thapa—he was excellent.

Room Tip: Higher floors better views but no elevator.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dilip Kumar G, Owner at Hotel Tara, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2013

Thank you for your review.
We are very happy to know that you had a great time staying in Hotel Tara. Thank you for expressing everything in details. We hope you had a safe flight home.
As you know that we are totally new property which had an opening last year since then, we are trying our best to give a impressive service. Apart from new, clean and luxury room we would like to introduce our self with an excellent hospitality. We hope we are successful so far and we believe we will get better in coming days.
Thank you once again for the review. We will always maintain this standard and quality. We hope you will recommend your friends and family as well.
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

"New built hotel with good confition room. Very clean room and the location of the hotel also
Very near with lake side, you can just walked. This hotel highly recommendate. Staffs of this hotel also very friendly and wiling to help whenever you need anything. Hotel dine in also good, serving you good and taste food. I like their fried rice.

Room Tip: Try to get corner rooms if you need more space n views.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Dilip Kumar G, Owner at Hotel Tara, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2013

Dear Sir/Mam,
Greetings from Hotel Tara. Thank you very much for your kind review. We believe, you really enjoyed your stay with us, at our newly built Hotel Tara. Thank you once again for liking our hotel,the room, the location and appreciating our services with all the staffs and foods.

It was great to have you here with us as our own family. We hope, we will get another chance to serve you again with better services and quality. Hope to see you again in future.

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Reviewed 27 August 2013

I stumbled upon hotel tara with a friend on my way to the annapurna circuit trek. Stayed there one night and it was good, cant complain. After my trek i ended up there again with a ankle injury and i couldnt have asked for more from the staff. they were so helpful in sorting out every need i had, from checking up on my leg daily, to making sure i didnt have to come down the stairs unless i wanted/needed to. I have stayed in plenty of boutique and 4/5star places and must say amenities aside this hotel's staff will give a run for the money for any post hotel around the world. I am sold on their service and hospitality and the food was surprisingly good as well for a small hotel. Hats off the the staff at hotel tara and thanks for letting me recover fully on my return stay. Highly recommend the place.

Room Tip: get a room on the 5th floor, if the weather is clear you wont be dissapointed with the 8000m peaks s...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Dilip Kumar G, Owner at Hotel Tara, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2013

Dear Sir,
We would like to thank you for letting us know regarding your stay with such a wonderful words. We hope you have a safe flight home and your ankle is fully recovered till now. It was our pleasure serving you during your stay. Everyone saw your review and we are very happy to know that you really have a awesome in our newly built hotel.

It's always so encouraging for us to work hard whenever we get such a nice review. We believe in good service and hospitality. We assure you that we will always maintain this quality and standard. Hope you will visit us again and give us a chance to serve you, your family and your friends.

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Reviewed 31 July 2013

Hotel Tara is centrally located in Pokhara and is very close to a lot of restaurants, bars and shops. The Hotel is relatively new and the food is simple but good. The rooms could be better. The staff are friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Dilip Kumar G, Owner at Hotel Tara, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2013

Dear Sir,

Greetings from Hotel Tara. Thank you for your kind review. We really appreciate your feedback for the rooms. Its our pleasure to know that you liked our clean and fresh room, food, location and with the staffs.
We look forward to see you again at Hotel Tara.

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Reviewed 15 July 2013

I am quite late in writing the review. I visited Pokhara in Jan 2013 and stayed 1 night @ Hotel Tara. The Hotel has excellent view and is near the Phewa Lake. The staffs were helpful. We arranged the Sunrise @ Sarongkot and Peace Pagoda from the hotel at reasonable price. The breakfast was good but limited choice. Hot water was an issue as we didn't have hot water always. The hotel informed that they had limited hot water capacity and once utilized it is not possible to arrange again in the day. Rooms were large and clean. But the hotel had no lift which was a negative.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Dilip Kumar G, Owner at Hotel Tara, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2013

Greetings from Hotel Tara
Thank you for your kind review. We really appreciate that you took time to write us the feedbacks of your stay at Hotel Tara. We are more than happy to know that our staff gave you the impressive service during your stay. It’s always encouraging to get the good review from our guest. Our well trained and hard working staff feels like being paid whenever they hear the good review and its really encourage them.

Our sincere apologize for the breakfast which was not enough for you. Though we serve a la carte breakfast but we allow our guests to top up breakfast whenever they feel insufficient on request. (Sometimes it may be chargeable). Regarding the hot water, we are afraid if somebody gave you the wrong information. Not only we have excellent services but we literally provide good facilities for our valued guest as we believe in guest satisfaction and comfortableness.

We would like to quote again that we provide 24 hour hot /cold water. We think you didn’t ask regarding it with the reception. If the problem arises our reception is always there to assists you. Well, when you open the hot water tap sometime it takes a few second (max. a minute) to get the hot water but it is available every day and every time .

We would like to thank you again for letting us know that you had a wonderful time in Hotel Tara. We believe we will always maintain this standard and quality and we hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 7 July 2013

We stayed there in June 2013 to visit our daughter. We had booked only for three days, but decided to stay ten days. Really freindly staff and especially the owner, he is always there and always on duty to help you with booking flights, excursions, giving recommendations what to visit and how.

Room Tip: In the upper floors you have a good sight to the Himalayan Mountains and on the Phewa sea
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dilip Kumar G, Manager at Hotel Tara, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2013

Dear guests,

Thank you very much for visiting Hotel Tara. We hope you had a save trip home.We highly appreciate your kind feedback.
It is very nice to read, that you enjoyed your holidays and found the relaxation which made you to extend your stay at Hotel Tara. We believe we will always maintain this quality and excellent service. For us, it was a big pleasure to welcome you and we are looking forward to see you again.

With best regards,
Yours sincerly,
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Reviewed 5 July 2013

We were stuck in kathmandu airport with our flight to Pokhra cancelled. the manager in Tara took it on himself to arrange for a taxi to pick us up from the Kathmandu airport and drop us at Pokhra (and the charges were pretty fair). We were not carrying cash to pay the taxi and so he paid it personally and added it to our hotel bill. Even though we reached pokhara rather late, he had made arrangements for dinner (to be served in the room). Excellent service!!

the room was clean and had all the amenities we were looking for. Breakfast was not sufficient for vegans like us and this is something they can improve on. The only other problem was the 4% additional charge for credit card payment which is very surprising for a 2 or 3-star rated hotel.

Location also very close to the Phewa lake. around 10mins walk from the main tourist area near the Phewa lake.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Dilip Kumar G, Owner at Hotel Tara, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2013

Dear Raghu S,
Thank you for your comments and review. We are happy to hear that you are impressed with our services of our team. We are sorry to hear that our breakfast was not enough for you. Though we serve a la carte breakfast but we allow our guest to top up breakfast whenever they feel insufficient on request. (sometimes it may be chargeable)

Well regarding the bank charge issue. In every restaurants, hotel or in any business sector all over the Nepal when ever you pay by debit / credit card we are suppose to take 3.5%-4% as a bank charge and even if you withdraw cash from ATM machine then, the bank charge will be same. However, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Tara. Thanks again for your valuable feedback and we look forward to your next visit.

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Address: Shivalaya Marga, Lakeside - 6 | Gaurighat, Pokhara 33700, Nepal
Region: Nepal > Western Region > Gandaki Zone > Pokhara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #44 of 109 Hotels in Pokhara
Price Range: £13 - £21 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Tara 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the city of lakes, Hotel Tara set in the heart of Pokhara is more than willing to take care of your accommodations and travel needs while you are staying with us.We have 22 quiet deluxe/super deluxe rooms, tastefully furnished luxury rooms each fitted with LED Television, air condition, free Wi-Fi and are all self-contained with bath tubs or showers as per the guest requirements. The rooms are warm and pampering, with private balcony from where you can get a view of mighty Himalayan peaks of the Annapurna Range. The beds are so comfortable that you may find it difficult to get up for breakfast. We provide healthy and hygienic whether it’s English breakfast or typical delicious lunch or dinner on our guests request. With a dedicated and well-trained team, the hotel is always at your service. Moreover, we offer our services at reasonable amount of charges. Our Hotel Tara is a secure oasis of peace and tranquility, a luxurious place to stay and relax. ... more   less 
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