Mr. Ram Sharan Thapaliya- Vice Chairman Thamel Tourism Development Committee
Mr. Ram Sharan Thapaliya, Vice Chairman of Thamel Tourism Development Committee admitted that Thamel lacked sufficient A class accommodation during the hyper tourist season in Nepal during an interview with Explore Himalaya.
He says, “Thamel is a place in Nepal where more than 80% of total visitors to Kathmandu prefer to accommodate but due to the lack of adequate number of tourist class hotels in Thamel, they are bound to settle in the hotels at the other areas of the city. Though very few tourists prefer the hotels at the other areas within the city over the hotels at Thamel, but many prefer to enjoy their nights at Thamel”.
He admits, “Most of the visitors in Kathmandu stay average of 10 days in Thamel and during the spring and autumn of the year every room of the hotels in Thamel is fully occupied as the tourist arrivals during these times are maximum. It is very obvious that the requirement of more tourist class hotels in Thamel has been a necessity”.
Thamel describes the perfect place in Kathmandu to retreat, recreate and chill having just fun within the area of 1sq. km. Within this small hotspot 500 hotels including star hotels, tourist class hotels and normal guest houses fit in. There are more than 450 restaurants and bars offering the visitors with different cuisines of food, varieties of flavors of music and diverse cultural shows. Hundreds of souvenir shops and stalls, mountaineering outlets and cultural galleries justify Thamel with one solid good reason and making Thamel able to attract massive number of visitors. Thamel is a cosmopolitan address within the cultural city Kathmandu accommodating people from more 100 nations every moment.
Mr. and Mrs. Mojens Bjourland from Denmark were in Nepal last autumn. Our exclusive country partner Kipling Travel wanted us to arrange the accommodation for the couple at Kathmandu during their stay. As per their itinerary, Explore Himalaya arranged their stay at exotic hotel in the heart of Thamel. The couple enjoyed the luxury at Hotel Marsyangdi, Thamel for eight nights at different time intervals.
Mr. and Mrs. Pertz from Great Britain had planned for Bhutan tour. Kathmandu was the best destination to stop over to transfer the flights to and fro Bhutan. At Kathmandu, they needed a hotel. Explore Himalaya stepped in to facilitate the couple in Nepal. Explore Himalaya made the perfect arrangements for the airport arrival transfer first on 29 September with an exotic room at Hotel Malla and then, a departure transfer to the airport on the next day.
The couple once again arrived to Nepal on 26 October after their long Bhutan tour to board their connecting flight. Once again, Explore Himalaya arranged them for arrival transfer with a day room at Hotel Malla and the same day they were transferred to Airport for their departure.
Kathmandu B&B provides low cost comfortable accommodation ideal for short or long term stays, for visitors who want self catering accommodation rentals.Kathmandu B&B features eleven apartments with all modern amenities. The rooms are elegant and comfortable. Each apartment has its own private balcony, attached toilet and bath room. The rooms are equipped with color television (with cable connection), kitchen with all necessary utensils, refrigerator and 24 hours broad band internet connection. The bedrooms are double and twin sharing.
The apartment building is located on the Kupondole-Sanepa road. It is about 7 kms from the airport and 6 kms from Durbar Marg and Thamel. The famous Patan Durbar Square is only 3.5 kms. UN premises lies just 2.5 kms away from KBB. All apartments give you a clear view of Lalitpur district and 360 degree view of Kathmandu valley from the roof top.
Professional house keeping staff on call, in-house launderette, iron and ironing board ( available at the reception0.
24 hours broad band internet connection in each room.
In-house parking facilities with 24 hours security personal.
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We were very pleased with the trip, primarily because the guide was very friendly and helpful. He handled the logistics quite well. He was also very knowledgeable about the area and the culture.