This is my first trip to Nepal and my second hotel in Kathmandu. A great experience! For a budget solo traveller, the quality/price ratio is excellent and the location couldn't be better - on a quieter street near the main arteries of Thamel with all its restaurants, bars, trekking agencies and shops. Also Momo-Star restaurant, well known for its very good and reasonably priced momos, is on the other side of the street.
The hotel staff is very welcoming and always ready to help, especially the owner Birendra (who also runs a booking agency from his office and can book all your trips/tickets for you). He speaks a few Asian languages and his English is good too, we had great time chatting on the roof top terrace with a glass of Nepali wine (pretty good, actually), that he had brought for the occasion. Two young fellows (Akashi at the reception and Biraj at the roof top restaurant) are trying to do their best as well. I really appreciated the thorough everyday's work of the cleaning lady in common areas -she does such a fantastic work that even the outside terrace near my room never has dust!
As everywhere in Kathmandu, except maybe some posh hotels, you'll experience electrical black outs for long hours during some days (you can find the power schedule at the reception) and some minor plumbing problems. However there is always light in main common areas of the guest house and the WiFi is also powered by backup batteries without interruption. Internet connection is decent everywhere, the roof top restaurant including.
I will definitely return there after my trekking in a few
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holyland Guest House is family environment, friendly staff. we are very happy to give you a very warm Nepalese welcome. Our property has 19 well decorated rooms with modern facilities. Every room is clean and comfortably furnished, with wall carpeting, It has wide bathroom, 24 hour running hot and cold shower, Free WI_FI internet with wareless, cable TV, loundry service, room with balcony in quiet location, roof top garden provide exclent view of Syambunath known and Monkey tomple. Most room are sunny with great value. The Guest House has roof top garden restruent. Our Guest can have breakfast, Lunch and dinner continental, Nepali and Indian foods. Our Guest House lies in heart of Thamel. where most tourists visit and stay for arranging their program. We are within walking distance of many restaurants, shops, and some of Kathmandu's most famous attractions. Location: Our Holyland Guest House is located in the main tourist hub of Thamel and 7 km away from international airport Tourism Development Council office and Tourism Bank in Thamel are also located nearby. ... more less
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