Hotel Himalaya is the best of the upper-scale hotels in Kathmandu. It keeps things simple, quiet and efficient. The hotel is well located for shopping, dining, and mini-markets. It is also a 7-8 minute walk to the World Heritage Site - Patan Durbar Square. When I first pulled up into the grounds of the hotel, I thought ‘yes’. It is on a busy main road during the day, but the entrance is set back from the road and the rooms extend back into the hotels own gardens and even its own Temple. The lobby is massive, has a simple and tasteful décor and a few nice shops. The reception desk can arrange any services or information you need. They also have a currency exchange desk with very good rates for a hotel.
The lobby leads into the nice open restaurant and then outside to the outdoor pool and nice grounds. They do advertise an “… awesome 180 degree panoramic view of the majestic Himalayas”. You can see the mountains in the distance, but don’t get too excited. There is seating in the garden and you can drink or even dine outside on warmer days. There is also a tennis court.
Back inside you can have a drink in the Base Camp Bar, which does have Happy Hour specials. Just next to the entrance of the bar is a nice pastry stall. The hotel also has a good business centre and what they advertise as ‘Wi-Fi hotspots’.
They have 2 levels of rooms with the better rooms on the upper floor. I stayed in room 1016 on the ground floor and I liked my room. It was modern, good sized, had plenty of amenities and a great bed. It also had about 1000 electrical switches for everything from the TV to small lights all over the room. My mini-bar was a nice cold fridge which house the beer I bought nearby at perfect temperatures. The room had a massive desk, 2 nice chairs, ample closet, a safe and coffee/tea making facilities. It also had its own room temperature control. The bathroom was well appointed and modern. It also had good mirrors and not so great toiletries. By Kathmandu hotel standard these toiletries were above average, but Nepalese hotels really need to up their game on such items.
The hotel was absolutely quiet at night and the staff were always very helpful. Breakfast was an excellent mix of hot and cold dishes as well as making up items like omelettes to order. They even had several English language newspapers to read over a nice cup of coffee. The only problem I had was when the Housekeeping staff decided to shout at each other in the corridor one morning. I was already awake, but a bit surprised. I spoke to reception, so hopefully they will not do this when you stay here.
All in all, this is a great Kathmandu hotel with some excellent restaurants a short walk away. I had sleep, tranquillity and enjoyed my stay.
• 125 Rooms on 2 floors all with their own climate control
• Large garden to sit or have a drink/meal
• Outside swimming pool (2 actually), tennis court and children’s play area
• Excellent location
• Restaurant, bar, patisserie, and room service
• Nightclub can be rented (only)
• Ancient Kumari Temple in the grounds
All rooms have climate control, minibar, telephone, safe, 32 inch satellite TV, bathroom with bathtub/shower, broadband internet access, and tea/coffee tray and hairdryer. There are 2 categories of rooms:
On the ground floor
On the upper floor. These rooms have designer décor and their own balconies.
FOOD & DRINK
• Café Horizon. Misleading name for the full service restaurant for all meals and also has outside seating
• Base Camp Bar. Modern full service bar with pictures of singers from long ago
• The Tea Lounge. Very delicious looking pastries and cakes served in the lobby or outside Japanese Garden
The hotel caters to large conferences and is adjacent to the Business District
• Business Centre with internet, printing and secretarial assistance
• Meeting facilities from 15 to 500 people
• Skyline Hall – large area next to the swimming pool
• Rato Baithak – Upholstered walls and modern audio-visual equipment
• Green Room – On the top floor and can accommodate 50 people
• Meeting Room – that’s its name and its for small groups
WEDDINGS AND BANQUETINGT
• Can accommodate and fee up to 1000 people in the gardens
• Tribhuwan International Airport – 8km
• Main center of Kathmandu – 2km
• Travel Desk and currency exchange
• Boutique shops
• Car parking
• Baby sitting
• Wi-Fi hot spots
• Laundry and dry cleaning
• Airport shuttle and Doctor on request
Nestled in verdant valley is the fascinating city of Kathmandu - the capital of Nepal. Ten minutes from the city centers lies the Himalaya Hotel - strategically built on a hill with luxuriant gardens, breathtaking views of hills on clear days and outstanding scenery of the Hiamalayan ranges.
Unique Quality: Well-appointed rooms in soft, pleasing pastel shades. Balconies attached to many rooms. Garden and mountain views. 24 hours coffee shop for breakfast and meals Speciality restaurant for Mughlai and Nepalese cuisine Well stocked bar for refreshing drinks, cocktails.
With only a few tourists in the hotel, the japanese management did everything to spoil us.
Unique Quality: Excellent restaurant, friendly personel and good facilities...
I have had no problem booking accomodation in Katmandu but find it almost impossible to book accomdation outside of there in particular Nagarkot..can anyone help with advice on how to book and a good place in Nagarkot.I will be in Nepal from 27th Feb to 6 March.
There are many hotels in Nagarkot, particularly as you have looking for good hotels I would recommend you following guest house / hotels.
Club Himalayan - http://www.nepalshotel.com/ch/index.html
Hotel View Point: http://www.hotelviewpoint.com.np/
Niva Niwa Lodge: http://www.nivaniwa.com/
You can book / make reservation writing email to them.
Hello Welcome to Himalayan Land Nepal,
Please you can search hotel in Nepal
kathmandu Guest House or Hotel Nirvana Garden for Kathmandu City and Nagarkot
Better Hotel Country Villa also another nice hotel and perfect location for Mountain View..
Or you can Ask them www.trip2himalaya.com himalaya Glory Travels Mr. Bk Panday.
Just like the other post have said their is plenty of accommodation in Nagarkot, if you are unable to book anything online don't worry you can easily arrange it in Kathmandu, there are many travel agents in Thamel that can help you find a hotel.
Lots of good info already posted
Personally I wouldn’t book accommodation in Nagarkot in advance – Several reasons
1) February and March are both fairly quiet so you won’t have any problem finding something suitable once you arrive there
2) Cut out the middle man – You Always get a better deal when you just turn up – Often cutting prices in half !!
3) You get to see what you are getting for your money – Photos depicted on websites always show places in their Best Light and often have little bearing on reality.
Even with your Kathmandu accommodation, Other than booking a first night in a hotel and taking advantage of the free airport pick-up, I have never booked anything in advance – same reasons as above.
I hope ,by this time ,you got a clear concept of booking hotel in Nagarkot .
Its a nice hill destination in nepal.
you can book with the online by sending them mails..
I recommend you to go to Country villa ,since all their rooms are facing directly toward the mountain and give you a clear view of majestic mountains.
Can mail them at Sales@hotelcountryvilla.com
Thanks all for your help....I have arranged the Nagarkot Farm Resort its seems a nice place gor some help.
U can google Hotel Himalaya.. and try to book it ..or call and book ..its all good!
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