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Hotel Potala

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Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

I must have been lucky with the room I was given, because it was quiet with good wifi and acceptable TV coverage. My bed was large and comfortable. A cage full of canaries guards the sunny roof garden, which could do with a little TLC as, aside from the restaurant, it is the only communal space. I didn't eat at...

1Thank rorystorm
Reviewed 3 April 2014

Awesome price for where it is in Thamel. You have a great view of the busy street below. Really good people watching. The rooms are simple but nice. Hot showers!! Over all it enjoyed it. The staff is super helpful and they have an adventure office within it that are just as helpful.

1Thank Ryan R
Reviewed 26 March 2014 via mobile

Clean, the beds are moderately comfortable,and the service is good, but the bars on either side do not shut down until very late and thus is only bar star friendly. Don't expect the wifi to reach your room, or to be able to sleep before midnight due to the extremely loud rock and roll bar next door.

Thank sshield7
Krakow, Poland
Reviewed 12 March 2014 via mobile

Extremely helpful, knowledgable and courtous staff-every single one of them makes you feel welcome and home. Rooms are average and please make sure that you ask for one far away from nightclubs- this is centrally located hotel and there are many around it that can make your night miserable!

3Thank patcracow
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2014

Hotel Potala is one hotel that many budget travellers end up overlooking in their trip to kathmandu as in many travel guides it seems expensive compared to other budget places. This is a view that I also had, and in my edition of Lonely Planet Nepal it seemed fairly pricey. However, I recently stayed there for a week as a...

2Thank Vincent1995
HotelPotala1, Owner at Hotel Potala, responded to this review

Dear Sir Namaste Thank very much for taking a time to write splendid review about hotel potala on tripadvisor. We are pleased to know that you have had pleasant stay with us. We are trying to do much better always making your comfortable stay at hotel potala Thank you very much once again for appreciation about our amenities and foods....

Reviewed 20 January 2014

Our travelling group used this hotel before and after our Everest Base Camp trek. The staff were wonderful, helpful, cheerful and always attentive. I liked the lounge area near reception for free tea - it was a good area to meet and chat. Rooms were basic but very clean and well maintained. Felt like the most wonderful shower in the...

2Thank CRose2012
Reviewed 28 November 2013 via mobile

The hotel is located In the heart of Thamel. This has it's pros and cons. If you're a light sleeper: bring earplugs! Breakfast is great. But outside breakfast hours, serving is slow and the food poor. Rooms are small but clean, and the bath is even smaller but stabil. The staff is very friendly and funny, always greeting you with...

Thank Sally A
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 November 2013

I stayed here a few times when in Kathmandu. Love the place. Great friendly staff in a well run centrally located hotel in Thamel, KTM. Clean room, with hot water. Good resturant with local and international food. A home away from home. I will be back

2Thank Ade652
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 1 November 2013

Perfect in the centre of Thamel, if you don't mind live music from the bar next door at evening. Rooms are clean and breakfast is great! The staffs are really helpful and always friendly. I stayed there for two weeks and they even got a present when I left.

3Thank Michael P
Reviewed 29 September 2013 via mobile

I enjoyed very nice staff , good food Nepali thali( tepical Nepali food)don't forget to try here for real test, hot and cold water running 24 hour. You will gat what you paid Their are room dipped in your budget . Clean and nice .very nice incluidead breakfast you can chose what you want.free wifi which is free, free map...

2Thank Jaggu92

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Hotel Potala is a leading hotel in the heart of the Thamel neighborhood of Kathmandu.Run by a Nepali and Tibetan family, it is a perfect place for those who value time, convenience, and a safe place to stay. We've been in the hotel business since 1991 and know how to make our visitors feel like they are in our house rather than our hotel. We are close to many attractions in the city and provide a wide range of guest services and amenities. Our 27 rooms provide many lodging options, all with 24 hour a day hot water. ... more   less 

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Address: Thamal | PO Box 26182, Kathmandu 00977, Nepal
Region: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Price Range: $16 - $23 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Potala 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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“Rear rooms are quieter”
693deanh, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you do choose to stay here, pick a room on the right of the hallway. They are better insulated from noise.”
globetrotter_pavan, 30 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Rooms on 5th floor are more quitter than lower floors!!”
yihew, 13 Apr 2015 | Read review
“I think they're all equally noisy unfortunately.”
354peterd, 13 Jan 2015 | Read review
“3rd floor seem to be quieter because they are below the open roof of Purple Haze.”
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