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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 August 2013

Me and my girlfriend stayed in the hotel 3 different times for a total of 7 nights during our trip in Nepal. The staff was really helpful and this made us come back each time. Rooms are basic, small but clean with a small balcony. We had a room with a shared toilet/shower that was cleaned each day. The rate...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 19 July 2013

All the Nepal hospitality comes together. Friendly place, good breakfast and some good information about trekking. The 'inhouse' travelagent is fairly priced as well and speaks good English. Considered the price, it's a good place. Clean enough and basic. The only downside is the live rockband bar next door and the semi techno / pop joint downstairs. The combination is...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 15 June 2013

I stayed here for nearly two weeks altogether between April and June 2013. I had chosen it initially because of the excellent rating on tripadvisor. It didn't let me down. I met a few guests who have been coming back to this hotel for years. Hotel Potala is located in the centre of Thamel. Taxi drivers may take you to...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 30 May 2013

Lots of surrounding music, great atmosphere, very friendly. highly recommended. Centrally located in the middle of Thamel. There are lots of bars nearby with load music but all the music dies down around 11pm. The back rooms are a bit quieter. Rooms are comfortable. Helpful staff with wake up calls and tour booking. Happy to recommend it to friends and...

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Reviewed 28 May 2013

I wouldn't describe Hotel Potala as outstanding by any stretch, but I do give them full points for effort. I paid less in Nepal for much nicer rooms, but I understand that it is Thamel, so was happy with the price I was charged. Positives: Responsive and friendly staff Decent breakfast (was included in my room charge) Location Wifi (although...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 15 May 2013 via mobile

Great service! Rooms are small but shower and bed is ok-what else you want for these money? Ask for room with garden view-quite to sleep,fresh air and looking good. Breakfast is simple-eggs and coffee,but its in the garden-which is great for that part of Kathmandu! :)

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
Reviewed 5 May 2013 via mobile

Clean, straightforward, excellent service and value for money. Pleasant garden to sit out in. If looking for a no nonsense place at good Nepali standard this is it. Used by a number of NGOs and University groups.

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Mesa, Arizona
Reviewed 2 May 2013

Simple, clean room. Good food, reasonably priced. Hard to find, but everything is in this city of alleys. Just keep looking and asking and you'll get there, and then you'll wonder how you missed it. When I was there the entrance was across a narrow alley from a modern art water sculpture. Or maybe it was an ancient water pump...

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 April 2013

It's not the newest or nicest Hotel but absolute class for what you pay for. What ever it lacks in style and age it definitely makes up for in customer service! The Hotel is run by amazing people who make sure you enjoy your stay. FREE BREAKFAST and plenty of choice from yogurts to omelets and pancakes. We payed 13$...

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Reviewed 24 March 2013 via mobile

Depending on what side of the hotel you get will determine how easy getting to sleep is. Rooms on the right and nice and certainly quieter than those on the left. They are cleans and tidy though and the hotel is run by a great team who can't do enough for you. It's also in the heart of Thamel and...

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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 - $26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Potala 2.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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“If you do choose to stay here, pick a room on the right of the hallway. They are better insulated from noise.”
 of 5 bubbles globetrotter_pavan, 30 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Rooms on 5th floor are more quitter than lower floors!!”
 of 5 bubbles yihew, 13 Apr 2015 | Read review
“I think they're all equally noisy unfortunately.”
 of 5 bubbles 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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 of 5 bubbles froufroug, 10 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Top floor to the back.”
 of 5 bubbles z0nda, 4 Dec 2014 | Read review
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