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Potala Guest House

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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
Reviewed 16 October 2014

The smiling faces of the front office staff as they welcome me back! Help is freely given when needed. Room is always spotless and the bed and bed linen are superb. I do pay the extra for a deluxe room. It's worth it after 3 weeks trekking. Location is great. Hotel fronts onto Thamel but walk around the back streets...

Thank chris s
Hyderabad, India
Reviewed 9 October 2014

We stayed in Potala Guest House for 3nights . Its ideally located for the tourists, right in the heart of Thamel area. All shops and restaurants are a minute walk from the hotel. The rooms are neatly maintained with free wifi connections. Staffs are very friendly and helpful. Mr.Punya had helped us as lot when we faced problem with transport....

Thank jhinuk77
Reviewed 27 September 2014

This is a really good hotel for a very reasonable price. We had a lush room, large and comfortable with spotlessly clean bedding. The bathroom was a reasonable size and also spotlessly clean. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the hotel is in a really good situation in Thamel. I would definitely stay here again. We stayed in...

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Potala Guest House is one of the good BUDGET HOTEL/ GUEST HOUSE in Kathmandu. It is situated in Thamel....Very good location ...All shops near by..If you love to play casino...Casinos at about 2 kms and you can come and go walking if you love walking. I stayed here with my father and mother...we came here to visit Pashupatinath Mandir and...

Thank Hari S
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

One of many disgusting places that you can easily find anywhere in Kathmandu. Dirty lining and mattress smell like someone has vomited on them. Some of the reception guys are nice though. Bathroom was comparatively clean if you look at the room but rather dark.

Thank Summer S
St. Petersburg, Russia
Reviewed 12 June 2014

I am staying in this hotel during last 3 years, every season. Before this one I tried a lot of hotels in Nepal for same budget and cheaper and all of them had typical Nepalease management which you can never rely on. Potala Guest House is different. I like it because of it's reliable and friendly stuff. I never had...

Thank Kirill1979
Karachi, Pakistan
Reviewed 2 June 2014

I wasn't quite sure of where I was going to crash for the nights during my stay in Kathmandu and since it was my first ever trip, I had various doubts even though I had read several reviews of the Potala Guest House. However, I took a chance but certainly have no regrets as the place was extremely clean,had a...

1Thank Marylou D
Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 29 May 2014

This hotel is actually really great, it's location, it's value for money, it's staff, all of them are awesome. The rooms are quite spacious for a budget hotel, the wi-fi connection is okay, the bathroom is clean, the breakfast is great, the free water refill really helps a lot. However, the guests of this hotel is rather on the downside....

Thank Carreen A

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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: $19 - $36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Potala Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 65
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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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