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Kathmandu Guest House
Ranked #34 of 207 Hotels in Kathmandu
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Reviewed 25 March 2011

I stayed in the basic rooms here about 6 dollars a night, after being in other places in kathmandu this one was great! Firstly the location means that you don't have to walk down any dark alleyways to get there (bear in mind there can be up to 16 hours of no power in kathmandu) and this made me feel a great deal safer. Secondly there is always electricity and hot showers (not all hostels have this again due to power outages). The showers and rooms were clean and everyday the staff offered to clean my room. You can also fill up your water bottles for free. The room was small but cosy and somehow very quiet! You can also take advantage of just chilling in the lawn our using the lawn cafe, which is great after the hustle and bustle of thamel. It is also has a great little feel about it, which was great after returning from a 2 week trek.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 March 2011

Recently I stayed in what was billed as one of the nicest rooms in the Hotel .The rate being $110 USD per night . I stayed for three nights.Imagine my surprise on checkout when the bill came in at over $400 USD instead of $330 USD.

Here is how the scam works.
3 x $100 USD = 330
plus 10% Service Charge = 363
plus 13% VAT COMPOUNDED = 410

Its not over here. Despite the room rates being quoted in US Dollars they will only accept the payment in the local currency. The exchange rate at the hotel is outrageous. And even if you get an exchange rate on the street thats better they throw on an extra 2or 3% just to finally screw you with the bill.

Total Bill
$440 USD

There must be a lot of complaints because when I complained that it was unnecessary to rob me, they handed me a preprinted complaint form. This is the only customer service you will get at this hotel.

On the subject of the state of the room. There was toilet paper shoved into the crack around the Bathroom window to stop it falling out.

Argueabley the worst hotel I have ever stayed at. The Thamel area has a large number of cheaper Hotels at a much higher standard.

You have been warned!

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 March 2011

As many people have said here, this place is living on past glories. Having said it wasn’t too bad, save for the odd smell in the bathroom. The reception and internet staff were disinterested while, unfortunately, the sellers from the shops, which we had to walk past to get to our room, were a little overeager. The rooms are overpriced for what you get. The garden and courtyard are lovely though.

Stayed: March 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 March 2011

KGH is, in fact, a converted palace. The inside decor is a sight to behold and worth a visit even if you do not stay. Talk to Uttam, the accommodation manager. He is a charming man and will do his best to make sure your stay is comforable. The hotel is an oasis in the middle of the glorious chaos that is Kathmandu in general, and Thamel district in particular! A few step and you are in the heart of the tourist area; the moment you have had enough you can withdraw to the comfort of your own palace!
The rooms, to be honest are not grand but rather comfortable and functional; and there can be some noise from the adjoining disco bar - but don't let this put you off! This is a fascinating place to meet all kinds of people off on, or returning from their travels and treks. These folk can provide a wealth of information and advice.
Finally, as the rather deminutive walk of fame evinces, The Beatles stayed here in their hayday. Well reason enough isn't it?

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 March 2011

Stayed here on two separate times end of Jan and in Feb, over a 14 day trip mtn biking trip. Yes this is a 2 star hotel, could be updated, but you get what you pay for. Good location, breakfast is a little repadative. Rooms need work but adequate, cold in Jan & Feb. Usual power outages not alway hot water. Great bike store Dawn till Dusk beside them, very helpful.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Kathmandu Guest House

Address: KGH Square, Ward no. 16, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Region: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Kathmandu
Price Range: ₹ 2,587 - ₹ 8,926 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kathmandu Guest House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 145
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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