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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2014

The mythical Garuda Hotel, doesn't exist anymore. They still have pictures and autoghaphs from famous climbers like Rob Hall and Scott Fisher, but you can just pay a visit and take a picture of it's walls. Now it's runned by chineses and has a different name. The rooms are still in the 90's and need to be renovated urgently. The... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2013

Let's get it straight from the start: if you're a light sleeper, you should look elsewhere. The hotel is right in the middle of Thamel. Sights are within walking distance and there are plenty of restaurants and souvenir shops along the road. But there is a pub with live singing just right next door. I personally didn't mind hearing Coldplay... More 

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9 Thank ryky20
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2013

Quite an old hotel in the heart of Thamel. Totally lacking in maintenance. Our room was a bit mouldy. Bathroom's pretty old and badly stained. But staffs are very friendly and helpful, especially their security guard/bellboy.

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10 Thank restlessfeet001
New Delhi, India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2012

Hotel Garuda is an old and well known institution i Kathmandu. The location in the middle of Thamel with all the restaurants and shops are just around the corner. Rooms are basic and not overpriced your breakfast you take at "Crazy Burger" downstairs, not crazy at all. ATM and supermarket very close. The staff is very friendly and can help... More 

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1 Thank Paul G
Varmahlid, Iceland
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2012

I have stayed in this guesthouse on multiple occasions dating back to 1997. The location is right in the middle of thamel which is great. For those wanting a quiet night sleep. I challenge you to find anywhere in Kathmandu where you can escape the dread beep beep. On each occasion I have found the staff to be very accommodating.... More 

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2 Thank kayakinghobo
Singapore, Singapore
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106 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2011

The hotel is quite well maintained, and it is subject to mention, it has electricity for 24 hours... I know, it sounds ridiculous, but if you are researching about Nepal, you'd better consider that fact... In the evening location is bit noisy; never ending horns and shouts from the street, not to mention a bars and live music, which however... More 

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Thank Gev-Sar
Jacksonville FL
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1 review
Reviewed 25 March 2011

I picked this Hotel for price and location. Luckily, being a musician, the bar next door was where I went each evening to jam with the local musicians. They kept calling me back, so I got a chance to play almost every night that I cared to. Doorman likes Whisky. Very convenient internet cafe in the lobby, and also a... More 

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Thank Baadshsah
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39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2010

Just came back from Kathmandu where our group stayed at Garuda. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The accomodation was very,very basic. The rooms had no airconditioning although they later supplied us with a fan because our room was so unbearably hot. It was really noisy from the night club next door which belted out a repition of songs... More 

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1 Thank suzie1959

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Dartmouth, Canada
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Reviewed 9 September 2010

Was here and thought the was good, everyone was friendly, and the location was right in the middle of thamel, the tourist spot so it was very convenient.

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Cape Breton, Canada
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2010

Stayed here a while ago but I just joined TripAdvisor and wanted to review the hotel. I enjoyed this place very much, we stayed here after doing the Anapurna trek and I could barely get down the stairs, which was good because the signed pictures of decades worth of climbers grace the walls of the stairwell....be sure to take a... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Hotel Garuda

Address: Thamel, GPO Box 1771, Kathmandu 000000, Nepal
Region: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Price Range: $17 - $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Garuda 2*
Number of rooms: 34
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“Rooms in the back, because Thamel is really loud 24/7.”
 of 5 bubbles Pedrohsvl, 28 Aug 2014 | Read review
“The internal facing rooms will be less noisy (but if you're a light sleeper, you'd still need earplugs) but is a bit darker.”
 of 5 bubbles ryky20, 27 Jan 2013 | Read review
“The noisy barmusic around stops at 23.00 but rooms at the back are best.”
 of 5 bubbles 720paulg, 14 Nov 2012 | Read review
“Windowless rooms are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles Gev-Sar, 30 Sep 2011 | Read review
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