We stayed here on our honeymoon after reading some of the great reviews on trip advisor. However, we had a pretty bad. Our room was very, very, very dusty - so much that my dust mite allergy went into overdrive, making me quite ill, something that had not happened for nearly 10 years. The bed also felt dirty - after a nice shower, it felt like you were back on the street after a night in the beds. The beds were also hard, even the pillows were hard. We asked for soft pillows, which we got, which helped. The brochure advertised 24hr hot water, but we had 1 hot shower in 3 days. To top it off, we ordered drinks at the restaurant and received off juice (which we didn't drink) and the milk tea gave me gastro - I know it was the tea as I felt strange in my belly almost as soon as I had finished drinking. It completely ruined our first night in Pokhara, sadly. A disclaimer, we can usually rough it with the best of them - and have stayed in budget hotels in Kathmandu and Chitwan. However, the fact that the drinks were either off, or making us sick meant we avoided the free breakfast - being worried we would get sick again. It turned out to be a wise choice as we had no other gastro problems when we ate every where else. On a smaller note, the TV didn't work - and when we turned it on, it made a bad noise then died. We unplugged it, worried it was faulty.
There are positives though. The rooftop restaurant has amazing views, and the location is perfect. It is in the middle of everything which makes it great for sightseeing. The staff were also very polite and friendly.
However, we decided to check out early and change hotels - and it was the best decision. We both felt better and my allergy went away. For what we paid, for such an unclean hotel with dubious food and drink - it was very poor. Judging by lonely planet and trip advisor, there are much better options for this budget. We're not picky people and were happy to do it on a budget, but to get sick from food and to have an allergy flare up because of dust, its really not worth it.
Hopefully they can get things together quickly because in all other aspects it is a fantastic hotel. It just needs the upper management to inject a bit of money (easier said than done, I'm sure) and bring it back up to scratch.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Designed for both business and leisure travel, Hotel Tulsi is ideally situated in Phewa Lake; one of the city's most popular locales. Only 0.5 km from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. This modern hotel is in the vicinity of popular city attractions such as Avia Club Nepal, MS Communications, Natural Health Center.Hotel Tulsi also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Pokhara. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.The hotel features 35 beautifully appointed guest rooms, each including internet access – wireless (complimentary), ironing board, separate shower and tub, internet access – wireless, desk. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the massage, garden, spa. Hotel Tulsi is a smart choice for travelers to Pokhara, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time. ... more less
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