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Potala Guest House

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Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for one night on my way back from Pokhara. Located conveniently in Thamel, this place is good option for budget stay. Nice clean hotel with comfortable bed, hot water and free wifi is also available. Staff were super helpful. When I visited in December, the place looked a bit shabby though, due to ongoing renovation and most probably...

Thank Avik H
Reviewed 16 January 2016

In November, 2014, and November, 2015, I have stayed at the Potala with a trekking group. The staff is helpful. Compared to most budget hotels in Nepal, the rooms are comfortable, clean with their own bathrooms. Be sure to stay, if possible, in room in the back. Front rooms are exposed to street noise and dust. One word of caution:...

Thank Neal V
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights.. Nice clean and cozy rooms. Centrally located near Thamel market. Reasonable price. They also have good in house travel desk. Food is OK.. But staying in Tha mel you have plenty of options to explore for restaurants.

Thank Asif M
Kilkenny, Ireland
Reviewed 26 June 2015

Spent three nights here and loved my stay,I stayed in the new part of the hotel single room,very clean and room cleaned everyday towels etc.Lovely new modern bathroom,the shower plenty of hot water and strong the best shower in all of my stays in Nepal!!! The staff are so nice willing to give advice or help with any questions nothing...

Thank frequenttraveller180
Birmingham, Alabama
Reviewed 19 April 2015

I stayed here before and after a trek to EBC. For starters here is what you will not get: No air or heat. No elevator. Limited room cleaning. What you will get is a charming hotel with character, very friendly front desk staff, helpful bellmen and good wifi. They have great hot water and most of the rooms have a...

1Thank carol_l_kelley
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights during my visit to Kathmandu. Location is good as there are lots of shops and restaurants around. The room is small but adequate. What really surprised me is that there is consistent power supply as I experienced power outage all the time during my travel through Nepal. Wifi is good on lower floors. If getting connected...

Thank Victoria1126
San Francisco, California, United States
Reviewed 30 March 2015

I rented a room next door that was awful. These guys saved the day. The rooms were clean , the bed was really comfortable, tv air conditioning. But The best part was the staff. They not only were bilingual polite and informative. But they they had a fun sense of humor. I felt that as an American they got me....

Thank Marta S
Reviewed 17 January 2015

the hotel is very nice in every way, the best thing about this hotel is its very clean and standard. the people are warm and nice. it is well managed. the restaurant is something that i didn't feel like part of this guest house as it mainly serves only Chinese. but rest everything is good about this guest house.

2Thank ladiesman883
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 21 November 2014

- The beds were simple but comfortable. I slept well when I was there. - Free WiFi - Clean, fresh drinking water available on all floors - Free hot tea in the lobby - Friendly staff - Inexpensive (paid 1200 rs / night) - Central location in Thamel (5 min walk to all restaurants, stores, etc) - Locked storage available...

1Thank B P
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 27 October 2014

We moved here after a mediocre stay at another place nearby. For the same price, we got a much better room. The fan worked great and was very quiet. The backup generator/solar power during outages was a great perk. The staff are extremely friendly and happy to answer any questions or give tips on what to see and do. The...

Thank thewanderingsoles

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Conveniently located in the center of the Thamel, the tourist hub of Kathmandu , Potala Guest House provides budget rooms with attached bathrooms as well as spacious, comfortable deluxe AC rooms since 1983 AD. The Guest House has a courtyard garden with patio and reflection pool, a newly opened multi cuisine restaurant and renovated deluxe rooms and free Wi-Fi. ... more   less 

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Address: J.P Road | Chetrapati, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Region: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Price Range: $15 - $24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Potala Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 64
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Potala Guest House Hotel Kathmandu
Potala Hotel Kathmandu
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#10 Best Value Hotel in Kathmandu
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“Rooms away from the street are more quiet”
tanja2200, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Choose the deluxe rooms”
Sarah_Wonder, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for one of the newly redecorated rooms”
ThickDescription, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Be sure to stay in rooms in the back.”
nealv2013, 16 Jan 2016 | Read review
“if you can afford go for the super deluxe rooms. i have stayed in other rooms as well, and are good.”
ladiesman883, 17 Jan 2015 | Read review
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