One of the best budget hotels,Kathmandu Guest House lies at the center of Kathmandu’s tourist hub Thamel. Established in 1967 by Karna Shakya by renovating an old Rana palace, the hotel initially had just13 rooms. It has grown now to accommodate 121-rooms.
Kathmandu Guest House falls under the three star category hotel. The price for the rooms ranges from US$ 2.00 to USD 60.00 depending upon room facilities such as overlooking the garden, attached spacious bathroom with tub bath, mini bar, color television, telephone, air conditioning, complimentary daily newspapers.
Kathmandu Guest House has several restaurants offering a choice of cuisine. Laskus offers traditional Newari fare , Clay Pot Oven authentic Indian tandoori dishes , Clay Oven pizzas, while the Bahal Cafe offers continental fare.The Raksi Bar offers a wide choice of cocktail and mocktail. From breakfast to dinner, at Kathmandu Guest House eating is indoors or al fresco, a la carte or buffet.
Amenities include a shopping arcade for souvenirs, jewelery and books and a barber and beauty salon. Internet is available in public areas and in the small telephone and communication centre. There is a lovely garden, tucked at the back away from the dusty lanes.One can relax there, amidst palm trees and green lawns, potted plants, statues, and seasonal flowers. It is a lovely place to unwind. Kathmandu Guest House has an impressive record of guest lists including famous climbers, writers, researchers and numerous world celebrities from the Beatles to Ricky Martin and Oscar winning actor Jeremy Irons.
Hotel De L’ Annapurna‘s central location and proximity to the airport provides convenience and comfort for both leisure and business travelers. A five star establishment, this hotel provides a haven of relaxation amidst the city’s exhilarating cultural delights. The atmosphere is warm and relaxed and the ambiance attuned to Nepalese culture.
The hotel’s accommodation includes suites, deluxe rooms and superior rooms with modern amenities. The rooms are tastefully decorated and well equipped with guest amenities like international direct dial facility, wireless internet connectivity, mini bar, personal safe, channel music and color television with satellite programs, safe deposit boxes and marvelous views. Annapurna houses four generously appointed suites, each adorned with original paintings and period furniture to transport guests into a world of regal luxury and grandeur. Guests can choose from Executive Suites and Deluxe Suites. The Deluxe Suite has been home to many heads of state, celebrities and CEOs. The suites feature a grand living room, a dining room and a master bedroom. Opulent old-world design including precious original paintings and antiques, artwork and antiques that recreate old world charm with a blend of modern amenities and gracious personalized service.
The hotel specializes in Chinese, Indian and Continental cuisine. Arniko Room serves contemporary Chinese cuisine. Ghar-e-kabab, the hotel’s Indian restaurant draws inspiration from the best food traditions from across India, specializing in kebab. Juneli Bar has classic old style service and sophistication. The bar’s cocktail list is extensive and is the perfect spot for meeting up with friends after a hard day’s work. Complimenting the hotel’s services and facilities is ‘The Cake Shop‘ which offers a wide range of lip smacking cakes, pastries and confectionery products.
The hotel is also well equipped for board meetings, conferences or themed receptions for as many as 1000 guests.
Hotel Tibet is located near the former royal palace, the Narayanhiti Palace, which has now been converted into a national museum. The hotel is at a comfortable walking distance from all major embassies, airline offices, banks, immigration office and the tourist hub, Thamel. It is just 8km from the Tribhuvan International Airport and offers a panoramic view of the Kathmandu valley and the surrounding hills.
The hotel offers accommodation of international standard at reasonable rates, with all basic amenities essential for a deluxe hotel. The hotel boasts of 55 well appointed rooms, furnished with hand – loomed Tibetan carpets, multi channel satellite T.V, phones with international direct dialing .
For dining pleasure the hotel has a restaurant, The Himalayan Restaurant, which serves fine continental, Chinese, Indian, Nepali and Tibetan cuisine. The Shangri-La bar, in the lobby, is the perfect place to relax with your favorite drink after a hectic days schedule or simply enjoy the soft background music. There is also a roof top terraced garden.
Other services include free safe deposit locker, 24 hours foreign currency exchange, house doctor on call, meditation center and baby sitting services. The hotel’s concierge offers information on excursions, transportation, valley sightseeing information etc.
For its warm hospitality and homely environment the Hotel Tibet, has been recommended by travel guides such as the ‘Lonely Planet‘ and ‘Le Guide Du Routard‘.
TheMalla Hotel is centrally located between the Narayanhiti Palace Museum and Thamel, Kathmandu’s tourist hub, and is a mere 20 minutes drive from Tribhuvan International airport. The hotel has a very serene, elegant and sophisticated ambiance.
The Malla Hotel has comfortable well-furnished rooms, attractive restaurants and a bar. It offers 125 freshly refurbished rooms, 50 executive rooms and 20 lavish apartments and suites all with attached bath and shower, air conditioning and heating, International Direct Dial Telephone system, multi-channel color television and mini bar. All rooms have a lovely view of the hotel’s charming landscaped garden. The garden has been designed by the late Desmond Doig, renowned author, journalist, architect, landscape designer and artist, and has won an award for the best landscape design.
You can enjoy a fine dining experience at the Tara, the hotel’s Italian restaurant, while the Imperial Pavilion specializes in Szechuan and Cantonese cuisine. The Rendezvous serves delicious continental and Indian fare. Patio, the hotel’s new garden coffee shop, is available for all day refreshment. You can relax with a drink around the pool or in the inviting luxury of the hotel’s bar, the Cocktail Club.
Other facilities include a beauty parlour, shopping arcade, swimming pool, sauna, business center, laundry service etc. The hotel’s Health Club has the latest work out equipment, sauna, massage, steambath and jacuzzi. A recent addition to the hotel’s infrastructure is the Malla Casino which came into operation a few months ago.
Hotel Vaishali is located at the centre of Kathmandu’s tourist hub Thamel and lies about 9kms from Tribhuvan International Airport. The hotel has 95 elegant air conditioned rooms and 8 suites. The rooms have been equipped with attached bathrooms. The rooms also have colour television and international direct dial service. The hotel has two restaurants , a coffee shop and a bar. At Rang –Mahal and Paanchali, Vaishali’s multi cuisine restaurants, you get to enjoy Indian, Continental, Chinese, Mughlai and authentic Nepalese cuisines. While dining at Rang – Mahal , a cultural troupe will entertain you with traditional songs and dances. Trishna, the coffee shop, overlooks the hotel’s swimming pool and serves delectable cakes and pastries with a refreshing brew. Maihkana, the hotel’s bar, is the ideal place to chill out after a hectic day. The bar has a wide selection of cocktails and hard drinks. A conference hall with a seating capacity of 100 pax has been designed for business conferences and seminars. While the smaller banquet hall accomodates about 25-30 people and is ideal for large parties.
The hotel has a swimming pool, health club, and a shopping arcade.Guest facilities include 24 hrs. room service, safe deposit lockers, 24 hrs currency exchange facility , doctor-on-call, laundry & valet service .