P.O. Box 10, Lakeside, Pokhara, Nepal
Needless to say-Its the Best!
Fishtail Lodge is the most beautiful hotel we ever stayed. Even though it is small in size but its location is definitely an advantage for tourists who like to be away of the busy life of others and the bustling cities. Love the idea of the 'shuttle-raft' to transport guests to and fro the hotel. Also, non guests are not allowed to roam around the hotel which means, security is good. The pool is nice but it was closed because they were cleaning it. Souvenir shop is available but sells nothing much.
We love our day at Fish Tail lodge and should we come back again, this is definitely our choice of accomodation.
Unique Quality: Best Food we had in Nepal. (They even have Singapore Nasi Goreng)
Comfortable Toilet and facilities.
Romantic setting and ambience in the room.
In an island on a lake over the mountains
This is where we stayed in Pokhara. It is a place to relax. I even thought about not to leave its garden. Fishtail Lodge is located on an island in Phewa Lake. A raft comes and goes between the island and the main land constantly. It is tied to both shores. A man pulls the rope and the raft moves between the piers. Also there are several boats to serve. When big groups with many luggages come, boats are used for recent customers. The reception and restaurant building can be reached by some steps from the pier on the island. The rooms are behind the plants covering whole area when reception is behind you. There is a pool and a souvenir shop here. Since it was the hottest place during our trip, a pool could be useful. Yet, we preferred wandering around instead of swimming.
Rooms are small cottages hidden in the garden, and the garden has hundreds of different flowers. There was a banana tree near our room. All rooms have a small special garden in front. The bathroom was small but practical. Room was comfortable.
We had a dinner and a breakfast here. I don’t remember any of them was above average.
The staffs were more than helpful here. They carry your luggage to your room but they don’t leave you before have some tips.
Unique Quality: Garden, location, rooms
Nicest Place in Pokhara
This place is great. It has a beautiful location and the food is good. I visited in the Spring and the views were terrible due to disgusting fog. However, I was told that in September/October, the views are fantastic. The hotel is a little old and can use some updating, but is still really nice for Nepal.
Unique Quality: At request, the hotel will call for massage services. The cost was $20 for an hour. However, it is done on your hotel bed, so it is a little awkward.
Homely unique cottages with great views
The Fish Tail Lodge Hotel, Pokhara is in the peninsular of Fewa Lake and a hilside. Set in lush gardens, the hotel consists of unique round cottages offering spectacular views of the Annapurna range and the Fish Tail Mountain. This charming property provides attentive service and comfortable rooms with modern facilities. Activities available include day hiking, pony riding and bird watching. Guests are received and transported to the Lodge on its shuttle-floats or boats.
All profits generated by Fish Tail Lodge are donated to the Princess Jayanti Memorial Trust. The Trust provides free cardiac care to underprivileged Nepalese people and conducts various programmes to raise public awareness regarding the causes of heart diseases in Nepal.
Unique Quality: Tel: 00977-61-465071/460248/460258 Fax: 977-61-465072
Beautiful Views from Hotel Room
We had a room that opened up to a garden terrace with beautiful views of the lake and Sangarkot Hill and the surrounding hills. This was way back in the 1980s when the hotel was much newer and was still the premier hotel for dignitaries.
The room was stylishly appointed with a bay window and beamed ceiling with lots of wood making it feel cosy and warm. Plus points for the room.
Breakfast was served in a restaurant with full glass windows looking out to the lake (Fewa Tal). The spread was of acceptable standard.
We have seen other hotels in Pokhara and I strongly feel that Fish Tail Lodge is the best and only one that is of international standard at that time.
Unique Quality: To get to the hotel, you will be transported on a raft - it seems that is the only way to get there. We enjoyed the short raft ride each time we had to get to public transportation.
There is a common fireplace for guests to mingle and warm up during the cold nights.
simple n best hotel at Lake area
We did not stay here, but went there for our Lunch and hotel inspection. This hotel are very famous in 80's and the only deluxe hotel in Pokhara before Shangrilla and Blue Bird. The rooms is very nice and they have chalet with awesome view of the lake also mountains.
Unique Quality: I really like their chalet, the view is superb, plus they had hammock at the garden. Love it!!
Directions: Have to use raft to go to the hotel.
A good place for lunch
I only had lunch at the Fish Tail Lodge so I can't comment on the overnight accommodation, but the lunch was good and it looked like a nice place to stay. If you're backpacking or trekking, though, there are cheaper places to stay in the area.
Unique Quality: Nice views over the lake.
More about Fishtail Lodge
Pokhara, Nepal. The Fishtail...
Pokhara, Nepal. The Fishtail Lodge.
As I recall, it was about $50 (US). Among the people who have stayed there: Jimmy Carter, Prince Charles, Nassar.
It is on an island and is only accessible by raft, right in the middle of the city.
Annapurna Trek - Lodge Tips 3
We were recommended this lodge by a local guide that we had met the night before at Landrung -- we thought that he said the name of the lodge was " Pistol " and we thought that this was a strange name ?? but we soon discovered our mistake and that the name of the Lodge was actually " Fishtail " which made a Lot more sense !!
Located Right at the top of the village, Excellent views over Annapurna South and nice rooms -- Again the shower was on the wrong side of warm and when a " Group " came in the staff seemed a lot keener to look after them than to look after us !! ( ok the tips would be better from a large group !! ) In fact our dinner order was the first in but we were the last to get our dinner -- a wait of over 2 hours !! oh well -- it Is Nepal !!!!
I don't know if the dinner service has improved but other than that As far as I am aware, the information in this tip is still as good now as when I wrote it in 2004 -- Happy Trekking -- Rob
Fantastic looking tropical paradise!! A raft was pulled on ropes across the lake on our side and a porter helped us load ourselves and our lugguage onto it, it was then pulled slowly towards this little patch of resort on some flattened land that looked right out of travel magazines in the Amazon! Amidst the vegetation we could see signs of round cottages with thatched roofs peaking out from infront of a tall hill with dense forests.
Beautifully landscaped, you can see all colours you could possibly imagine
The room are beautifully furnished in dark teak with window seats and traditional carvings and Nepali accent pieces. The bathrooms are surprisingly modern in comparison with all the latest facilities. I must mention that the service here was astoundingly good. Smiling staff and managers at your service if you need them and invisible when you don't.
These lodges were introduced by the Royal family now long gone, Princess Jayanti, the ex-King Birendra's sister. Interestingly all profits from this hotel, go to Cardiac research fund to help operations for the poor who can not afford procedural expenses themselves.
The gardens are green and dotted with greenhouses and gazebos, very very romantic
These lodges had once housed digniteries like Prince Charles, the Indian president Sanjiva Reddy, Danish PM, a Danish Prince, etc, who had been guests of King Birendra at some point of time. Going through the grounds, one could not help but wonder if they too had enjoyed the reflection of the fishtail mountain in the Phewa lake from their rooms as we did. Location and Access
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Address: P.O. Box 10, Lakeside, Pokhara, Nepal