List of Hotels in Kathmandu
Large numbers of travelers first started venturing to the Himalayan country of Nepal in the 1960s, and the reputation of the Kathmandu valley has been growing ever since. It is a worthwhile destination in its own right as well as the gateway for trekkers seeking to navigate the high, snow-capped mountains. To accommodate all these travelers, the capital of Nepal has a range of places to stay.
Kathmandu Guest House
This is the best-known hotel of Thamel, which is Kathmandu's tourist district. It is a little more expensive than some of its competitors, but the place's features make it worth it. The basic rooms have solid wood furniture and clean, white tile bathrooms with plenty of hot water. More expensive, three-star-style hotel rooms with better furniture, more space, air conditioning and a television are also available. The guest house is set back from the Thamel streets, and has a lovely outdoor restaurant as well as a pair of gardens.
P.O. Box 21218, Kathmandu
Phone: 00 +977 4413632
Located on the one-time hippie center of Freak Street, the Friendly Home is the longest-running guest house in Kathmandu. During the high seasons of mid-to-late spring and autumn, the place is packed with backpackers, making it a good place to find trekkers who are heading out to the Annapurna Circuit or Mount Everest. Expect conditions to be basic, and the bathrooms are shared.
Between Jnochhe (Freak Street) and Chikamugal
Phone: 00 +977 1248690
Hotel de l'Annapurna
This was the first five-star hotel to open in Kathmandu, and it is something of an institution. It is next to Kathmandu's Durbar Square, where many of the city's most venerated shrines and temples can be found, as well as a lot of urban hustle and bustle. The rooms are rated as superior (standard), deluxe and suite, and the hotel has two restaurants, a bar, a cafe and a cake shop. They also have a swimming pool, gym, and a rarity in Kathmandu: reliable Internet access.
GPO Box 140
Phone: 00 +977 4221711
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