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“Central convenience and Comfort”
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Hotel Excelsior
Ranked #105 of 210 Hotels in Kathmandu
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I have been staying at The Hotel Excelsior in central Kathmandu for the last 4 years. I come to Kathmandu every 2 or 3 months, and I always find the hotel staff friendly, welcoming and efficient. I am now considered "part of the family" by the owners, Mr Kunsang Dorje Lama and his charming wife Jigme, which is a great compliment. The rooms are comfortable, clean and fresh, there is an efficient Reception, laundry is done the same day and wif-fi and TV in all the rooms. The main thing I find about the Hotel is a warm and friendly atmosphere, good service and above all, excellent convenience right at the centre of Thamel which is where most of my business is carried out.

Room Tip: Choose a room on first or second floor, facing south, away from night-time music and party sounds.
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  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Rooms are spacious , well decorated, clean, good hot showers, wifi works in the entire hotel.
The hosts are extremely nice, workers very professionals and kind. the roof top restaurant is really nice , very cozy, lots of plants, and have a great view of the monkey temple, sunsets are special, highly recommended this hote, easy for women solo travelers, its very convenient walked distance from the best restaurants and bars in the nights also!

Room Tip: ask for the top rooms are nice and new with good view !
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

I have stayed at the Hotel Excelsior in Kathmandu for many, many years. I would not consider staying anywhere else as the owner and staff there have always made me feel this was my home away from home in Kathmandu.
The Excelsior is a hidden jewel in Thamel, firstly as it is not on any of the main busy streets but on a quite lane near the Thamel Chowk. Secondly it has a beautiful rooftop garden that is worth the stay itself. Finally if you like Tibetan food this has one of the best Tibetan food kitchens in Kathmandu.
The rooms are clean with A/C and heat and plenty of hot water. The hotel employs its own generator so there are no interruptions during load-shedding periods.
I don't hesitate recommending this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

I have visited The Excelsior for the last 22 years! That tells you that there must be something that pulls me back! This is not a 5 star rating, you can stay in a 5 star Hotel anywhere in the world, but, they don't have the character of a locally owned Hotel. The Excelsior attracts me because the owner is Tibetan with the ethics that go with it, he is warm, welcoming and so helpful. You can book trips from the Hotel and organise treks. The rooms are comfortable and recently decorated often with paintings of Nepal or Tibet. I feel at home there, any problems will be solved and there are always smiles from the people that work there, even the cleaners! There is a delightful roof garden where, weather permitting, you have a great view. Meals can be taken in the roof garden, Thukpa is my favourite! Breakfast in the dining room is freshly cooked or you can have it in your room. The situation of the Hotel is the hub of Kathmandu, there is a great early morning walk to Durbar Square and you see the vendors spreading out their wares en route, smell the spices and marvel at the clay and brass niknacs! This is real Nepal, walk to browse all the local shops, get a taxi to places like glorious Bodhinath and savour local meals from neighbouring Restaurants or at the pleasant Hotel dining room. You can buy authentic jewellery in the Hotel shop at reasonable prices too. Don't pay through the nose at one of the impersonal Hotels, stay at the Excelsior for a reasonable price and feel part of the warmth of the Tibetan and Nepalese people.

Room Tip: Have a room higher up, for the view and a bit quieter.
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  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

The location of this hotel made my stay enjoyable as the market area is just few steps away. There's also a convenient store close by, so I could quickly grab some last minute items. The staff were friendly and helpful. One thing I can't forget to mention is the beautiful rooftop garden. It became a routine thing for me to have a cup of coffee while sitting at the rooftop with a good view. The rooms were cozy with a balcony.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled solo
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Kunsang D, Owner at Hotel Excelsior, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Thank you for the encouraging review and we look forward to seeing you again very soon.

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Additional Information about Hotel Excelsior

Address: P.O. Box 9432, Thamel | Narsingh Camp, Kathmandu, Nepal
Region: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #105 of 210 Hotels in Kathmandu
Price Range: $42 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Excelsior 3*
Number of rooms: 51
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