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“Will stay here again...good value and location”
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Hotel Excelsior
Ranked #131 of 198 Hotels in Kathmandu
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“Will stay here again...good value and location”
Reviewed 1 May 2012

We stayed at Hotel Excelsior two different nights in April, at the beginning of our trip and again at the end. It is in Thamel but off a side street, so it isn't crazy noisy. The rooftop is lovely and underutilized but we had drinks up there. We had an early morning flight, so the staff took our breakfast order the night beforehand, opened the kitchen half an hour early and had our breakfast ready when we came downstairs! It was great food too.

Room Tip: "Extension" rooms are the ones across the street and said to be less nice. Get a deluxe ro...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Aptos, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2012

I have stayed 2 times at this hotel and always enjoy it. Rooms are clean and spacious. The room service is good clean and well priced food, chai is great ! Wireless in room and TV with HBO. Bathroom with bathtub. Sheets good quality (and fit !). Location is great, central. There is noise from local bars till 11pm, but I think that would be in most places in Thamel. I personally highly recommend this hotel and would stay here again and again and will do.

Room Tip: get a delux room on top 2 floors if possible facing away from the bars on main strip of Thamel
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

This is my 6th time visiting Kathmandu but the last time was 25 years ago so I have forgotten what the city was like. A Nepali friend of mine recomended this hotel because of the location and good personality of the owner. I totally agree with these points after staying in this hotel.

I was anxious about finding the pick up van at the airport on arrival but shouldn't have worried. I couldn't see anyone holding my name but someone asked me which hotel I was staying at and he shouted into the crowd "EXCELSIOR!" then the pick up man waved. easy!

I chose a standard twin for a couple of nights then changed to a deluxe double (king size!). the bed rooms are the same size except deluxe room has A/C, fridge, better TV and bath tub. I needed heating as the weather was still pretty cold. The beds were not too hard and not too soft, just right!

There are bars close by (1-2 minutes walk) with excellent live music until late.

The hotel owner was very helpful in making a flight booking for me to Calcutta, shopping around for a good deal. He really is a pleasant, honest man. In addition to this, I would like to commend the cleanliness of the whole hotel, cheerful and very helpful staff, peaceful and well maintained rooftop garden. I had breakfast (small pot of Nepali tea and Tibetan bread) there every morning then enjoyed the sunset view in the late afternoon.

They can store your luggage in a secure place when you go trekking or away for a few days and you can use European and American plugs in the rooms.

Room Tip: Corner rooms look bigger and sunny with balcony.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 February 2012

Stayed here in 2011 in deluxe room for $50 a nite. I thought it was pretty good for Kathmandu and I've been to Nepal 6 times in the last 15 years......had a bit of noise from the local bars but that's thamel.....at least they stopped at midnight.....
The room was clean and comfortable..... Much appreciated....and then a free mini van to airport.....they pick up too

  • Stayed April 2011
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 12 February 2012

My friend and I spent about 4 days in Kathmandu, all at the Hotel Excelsior. If you ever need anything, from transportation to luggage storage to tourist information to a friend, the Excelsior has it all! The staff is absolutely incredible and they will do everything to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. The rooftop garden is a sanctuary in the bustling city of Kathmandu. I suggest soaking up the sun with a cup of tea and a book for a break from the city. Thank you Hotel Excelsior!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Excelsior

Property: Hotel Excelsior
Address: P.O. Box 9432, Thamel | Narsingh Camp, Kathmandu, Nepal
Region: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #131 of 198 Hotels in Kathmandu
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,292 - ₹ 4,263
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Excelsior 3*
Number of rooms: 51
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