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Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 29 May 2014

This hotel is actually really great, it's location, it's value for money, it's staff, all of them are awesome. The rooms are quite spacious for a budget hotel, the wi-fi connection is okay, the bathroom is clean, the breakfast is great, the free water refill really helps a lot. However, the guests of this hotel is rather on the downside....

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Portland, Australia
Reviewed 26 May 2014

This is the third time I have stayed at the Potala Guest House and it feels like home. Best beds in Nepal and the staff are not just friendly but very helpful and fun. I always feel so well looked after as the staff go out of their way to help me in many ways. I know my luggage is...

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Long Beach, California
Reviewed 24 May 2014

We wanted a couple of nights in Thamal at a smaller hotel just out of the heart of Thamal. Potala fit the bill for us. This is a Tibitan owned hotel with 25 rooms and a central courtyard at the southern end of Thamal but still within walking distance to Kathmandu areas such as the Asan Tole market. An equally...

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Belo Horizonte, MG
Reviewed 20 May 2014

Wonderful staff! Always prompt to help us any time. The place is located in Thamel, the heart of Kathmandu, near bars, restaurants and nice attractions. They also have a really nice restaurant inside the hotel that has good food with a nice price. I do recommend!

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Fernie, Canada
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Great place before and after our trek. Spent 7 nights in total here. Restaurant there is pretty good all though it is Chinese. Clean rooms. Wifi works. Roof top garden is an awesome place to chill out for the crazy ness off Kathmandu! Front desk staff are very helpful.

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Klang, Malaysia
Reviewed 29 April 2014

We checked in for one night upon arrival in Nepal and another night before leaving Nepal. The room is spacious and we particularly like it's location. It's located in the middle of Thamel which makes it real convenient for you to walk around to explore. We also like the small courtyard inside the hotel where you can escape from the...

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Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 26 April 2014

I visit Potala GH regularly for years. Since last few years I started using DLX rooms instead of standard rooms and my happiness with the stay increased a lot. Rooms are spacious and comfortable, although bit aged. The bed and especially matraces are so excellent that I can only remember Leela Kempinsky hotel in Delhi to have comparable. As always...

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Reviewed 6 March 2014

we stayed 4 hotels in nepal..all provides good services in reasonable price. but here the room do not have any ac or fan.. there is no toilet paper in the bathroom n the soap was used.. then we changed the room but that was same..they gave us toilet paper instead of tissue paper after breakfast.. the only positive thing that...

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Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 25 February 2014

Very nice location, very central. Can get a bit noisy, but not too bad. Nice staff, helpful. Lots of nice restaurants around... And the rooftop garden is a lovely place to have a cup of tea after a long day in the busy city! Recommend it!

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Varanasi, India
Reviewed 3 February 2014

We chose this guest house at random out of a guide book and paid a little more than we had hoped for it. However, in saying this, it was worth the price with cosy rooms, comfy beds, good hot showers and a great location right near the main tourist centre. Staff were very friendly and welcoming and set us up...

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Additional Information about Potala Guest House

Address: Chetraptti, Thamel | P.O. Box 5390, Kathmandu, Nepal
Region: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Price Range: ₹ 1,158 - ₹ 2,384 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Potala Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 64
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“Ask for one of the newly redecorated rooms”
 of 5 bubbles ThickDescription, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Be sure to stay in rooms in the back.”
 of 5 bubbles nealv2013, 16 Jan 2016 | Read review
“if you can afford go for the super deluxe rooms. i have stayed in other rooms as well, and are good.”
 of 5 bubbles ladiesman883, 17 Jan 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms have paper thin walls so you hear the traffic in the morning when people are heading out on their adventures (i.e. leaving for trekking, etc.). The higher up you go, the less people you'll hear passing your room on the stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles 854bp, 20 Nov 2014 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles 138haris, 15 Aug 2014 | Read review
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