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New York, NY
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is a beautiful golf resort, a taxi ride away from the hustle and bustle of central Kathmandu. Historic property, the forests were once royal hunting grounds. Stayed here ten years ago (December 2006), in a delux villa overlooking the golf course. You can play golf or take a guided hike in the forests (there is a small local temple...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Now 5 star accommodation, Gokarna was once where royalty stayed for their hunting expeditions. Beautiful, comfortable, large rooms complement this very peaceful resort. Meals cannot be faulted. Indoor pool, massage, guided jungle walks, golf course, gift shop and very comfortable and relaxing seating throughout. Macaques move in closer at dusk and can be seen from your room. They watch and...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 December 2016

I visited GFR in December 2016. It is a twenty minute drive from the airport if the city traffic is light, and will take about an hour and a half during peak hours. The approach to the resort is bumpy and the approach roads are in a bad state. In fact driving into GFR in the dark is quite scary,...

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Reviewed 17 December 2016

1. No open spaces or green spaces for anything you might want to do ...Literally not even 50m space for a night walk...forget that its a jungle lodge...there is no open space where you can go 2. Staff's attitude is pathetic...they act as if they are all from the Royal family in Nepal and are doing you a great favor...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I had just ended my 2hrs horse riding trekking at Gokarna Forest Resort and I have to inform you that it was one of the worst riding experience I ever had. I love horses and I have rode in places like Malaysia, Scotland, Indonesia and another part of Nepal, Pokhara. All the places I went the guides were very nice...

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Very nice, Flushy green property in Nepal. Infact, the safest and the better place to stay in nepal. One can enjoy golf and can stay in the lushes of green in this property. Considering kathmandu, probably the best place to stay in nepal.

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Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely to have a peaceful place to stay close to Kathmandu. Staff were amazing! So helpful, professional and prompt. Rishma was especially attentive throughout short stay. Room and bathoom was very spacious. Furniture and decor were nice and room had all you needed. Would definitely stay again.

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Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful resort located a few km from Thamel. Staff is very friendly and eagerly awaits serving you. The closest to an American-style resort you can get! We opted for spa treatment for two, which was ok. Massage was good, but scrub and facial were kind of weird. They have two restaurants with endless food options. Breakfast buffet was also great....

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Reviewed 5 December 2016

We traveled for two weeks in Nepal with 3 overnight stays at this hotel on 3 separate nights in three different rooms. All three rooms were very restful large rooms, nice bathrooms, great staff, good food. The every morning breakfast has incredible variety. A tip-- ask for pressed coffee if you don't like instant Nescafe. Also have a drink and/or...

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Lynbrook, New York
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Gokarna is a peaceful retreat on a forested ridge. Rooms are large, well appointed and clean. The resort has a golf course, full service spa, restaurants and bar (including a fireplace) and the best gift shop too! The entire staff is professional, friendly and most helpful. You are always greeted with a soft-spoken, "Namaste". We cannot emphasize enough how much...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Spa
  • Golf Course
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gokarna Forest Resort... A tranquil Heaven to quiet Hideaways.Situated within the city limits of Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, Gokarna Forest Resort is located inside the serene temperate Gokarna Forest, the former private Royal hunting grounds of the Kings of Nepal. A winding road climbs leads through the forest up to the main complex, comprising a mix of subtly majestic Malla period architecture, Rana period lodges, and sanctuaries harmoniously blending with nature. Further on exotic Forest View cottage rooms are set beside a century old restored Hunter's lodge. A quiet peaceful haven set between ancient towering trees with glimpses of the second fairway in the valley below make the perfect getaway for a few days of golf, relaxation and rejuvenation at the Spa, enchanting forest walks, and time close to nature. SPA & HEALTH CLUB Amongst majestic trees on the edge of a plateau overlooking Gokarna Forest and the grassed valley below, Harmony Spa combines therapeutic care with a natural environment impossible to recreate elsewhere. Included are a variety of rejuvenating courses, emphasizing Ayurvedic treatments within Ayura, a dedicated Ayurvedic treatment area, the Adam & Eve, and Serenity massage rooms. The Health club encompasses Apsara, the Beauty Treatment center, an indoor temperature controlled swimming pool, luxurious changing rooms each with a Sauna, Steam room, and Jacuzzi. The large well equipped gym, the finest in the country, overlooks the forest through large windows. GOLF COURSE Against the backdrop of the snow capped Himalayas, close to the heart of Kathmandu city, South Asia's finest, and one of the world's most spectacular Golf Resort Courses is stunningly set within 470 acres of the hundreds years old Gokarna Forest Reserve. Designed by David Kidd (Gleneagles Golf Developments of Scotland), the 6,715 yard par 72 course boasts the only Bent Grass Greens in South Asia, making it one of the highlights of the professional tour circuits in the region. The serenity and setting are overwhelming. Deer and monkey wander freely, as will the spirits of all who enter. Truly an enchanting sanctuary. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gokarna Forest Resort

Address: Rajnikunj Gokarna, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal (Formerly Le Meridien )
Region: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Price Range: $149 - $217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Gokarna Forest Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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Also Known As:
Gokarna Forest Hotel Kathmandu
Kathmandu Le Meridien
Le Meridien Kathmandu
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#1 Top resorts Hotel in Kathmandu
#4 Luxury Hotel in Kathmandu
#5 Romantic Hotel in Kathmandu
#6 Business Hotel in Kathmandu
#6 Spa Hotel in Kathmandu
#7 Family Hotel in Kathmandu
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“Careful how you step out of the shower!”
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“202 room was perfect”
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“Rooms are very clean and nice with silence ambience with birds creeping sound and fresh air.”
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“Go for rooms in the main building”
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“Definitely in the main building - the "new" building with the forest view seems to have even more problems than the main building.”
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