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Hotel Potala

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
Reviewed 14 September 2013

PROS: In the centre of Thamel (although once you realise how small thamel is, everything is a one minute walk away from everything else) CONS: Above a nightclub, and a bar next door, it was like my bed was actually in the nightclub, although i had a mix of two songs overly loud everynight from dark to about 1am, with...

2Thank Jasmine E
Chichester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 August 2013

A budget hotel, aimed squarely at back packers, it does what it says on the tin! Slap bang in the Thamel area of Kathmandu, it offers basic rooms [ ok they could do with a spot of updating] with clean bedding, showers and hot water. The major plus is a good breakfast to set you up for the day and...

Thank AlbertH-B
Penang Island, Malaysia
Reviewed 20 August 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights in June. We had arranged an airport pick-up; via email; for our arrival, but no-one showed up. This didn't matter as we quickly renegotiated a much better deal outside the airport, and quickly arrived at Hotel Potala. The location was good, in a quiet street in Thamel. There is a lovely (independant) jewellery shop...

Thank Pavalia
Venlo, The Netherlands
Reviewed 19 August 2013

We stayed here 3 nights. The hotel is situated in a relatively quiet street in Thamel. The rooms are very clean. A bad things was that the sink from the bathroom was broken, which was probably the reason we had some cockroaches in the bathroom The staff is very friendly and helpful which makes you feel welcome. We had a...

2Thank Hoedje89
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...

Thank MrSjuhs
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...

1Thank Mooz_0
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...

1Thank Grace H
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...

2Thank Colin S
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...

Thank GoingPlaces1977
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! :)

1Thank JulietKa

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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 

Additional Information about Hotel Potala

Address: Thamal | PO Box 26182, Kathmandu 00977, Nepal
Region: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Price Range: $16 - $23 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Potala 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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“Rear rooms are quieter”
693deanh, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you do choose to stay here, pick a room on the right of the hallway. They are better insulated from noise.”
globetrotter_pavan, 30 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Rooms on 5th floor are more quitter than lower floors!!”
yihew, 13 Apr 2015 | Read review
“I think they're all equally noisy unfortunately.”
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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froufroug, 10 Dec 2014 | Read review
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