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Hotel Zen Holiday

Amrit Marg, Bhagawan Bahal, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal (Show on map)

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"Food, spacious rooms, value, helpful staff, good room..."

  • Alia, United Kingdom
  • December 5, 2014
  • Area: Thamel
  • Rooms : 18
  • Free Wi-Fi

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Features of Hotel Zen Holiday

24-hour front desk

24-hour room service

airport transfer


BBQ facilities

bicycle rental

car hire

car park

family room

laundry service


luggage storage

meeting facilities



room service

safety deposit boxes

shuttle service

smoking area



free Wi-Fi in all rooms

Wi-Fi in public areas


car park

Languages Spoken




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Well-positioned in Thamel, Hotel Zen Holiday is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Kathmandu. Only 5-7 km away, this 2-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. A well-kempt environment and its proximity to Intercultural Training & Research Centre, Gandharba Culture and Art Organisation, Kathmandu Guest House Minitheatre give to this hotel a special charm.

Hotel Zen Holiday also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Kathmandu. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, 24-hour room service, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas.

Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include locker, closet, towels, carpeting, wooden/parqueted flooring, provided to help guests recharge after a long day. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Hotel Zen Holiday is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Kathmandu.
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Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-8 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.

Guests over 8 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Airport Transfer Fee

Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate)

Check-In From
12:00 PM

Check-Out Until
12:00 PM

Distance from City Center
00.50 Km

Distance to Airport
5-7 km

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Reception Open Until
12:00 AM

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Murni M. Solo travelers Singapore, April 22, 2015
Kind owners sheltered me during the earthquake.

Hospitality, safety, comfort
I was at the hotel for one week. When I needed my visa extension, one of the owners Binaya, volunteered to send me to the immigration. He did it with heart, and it felt sincere. During the earthquake, is asked Binaya if I could come with him, as I was alone. He agreed, too me with him to look for his daughter through the semi apocalyptic streets of kathmandu and and brought me to his family. We experience the aftershocks together, and tremors after tremors. Amazingly, Binaya and family still treated me like a "guest" given such state we were all in. He and his extended families fed me and gave me shelter, made me feel comfortable and showed me love and respect. Binaya was also worried about me and kept calling me more than a dozen times when he found out that the military flight that was supposed to evacuate me, did not land. I slept in the airport and he insisted on taking me home till the flight was scheduled to come. He took me out from the airport the next day to get me some food and gave me one last hugs gooodbye. I was drawn to come to this hotel for a reason. Little did I know that I would come as a stranger and left as one of their family members. Currently the 3 owners are on a mission to give temporary relief aid to the 13 districts in Nepal, to villagers who are still waiting for aid. I admire their courage and sincerity. The Nepalese hospitality is second to none, and with sincere people like the owners of this hotel, Fanindra, Santosh and Binaya, I assure you that you are in good hands when staying at this hotel. The staff are always polite, and will pay attention to your needs. Thank you Hotel Zen Holiday, may you be revive your glory and be blessed for the coming years to come after this tragic event. God bless you all..
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Alia B. Business travelers United Kingdom, December 5, 2014
Comfortable stay

Food, spacious rooms, value, helpful staff, good room service, very clean.
Staff were friendly and very helpful. Offered great value for money delicious Nepali food at the hotel restaurant. Early rise for hot showers. Overall a comfortable stay, but noise, considering its location in Thamel, it's difficult to avoid.
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Pieter P. Couples Netherlands, October 8, 2014
Great staff & location

Staff, location, cleanliness
Excellent service by the staff, they go above and beyond to attend to your every need. Location is perfect, in the middle of Thamel. Rooms are clean, but noisy day&night (dogs, traffic, restaurant kitchen, generator), beds are extremely hard, wi-fi in-room poor. TV has 5 English-spoken channels, incl. HBO. Bathroom OK, hot water only in evenings.
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Conny F. Couples Switzerland, April 9, 2014
Decent, quiet place cheap enough

Quiet location, friendly place
The large and new standard room is great for the price, but they also have small standard rooms which are very basic with worn furniture and old carpets. Friendly place in a quiet side alley just steps away from the Thamel shopping streets.
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Richard L. Solo travelers United States of America, November 2, 2013
Hassle Free and Friendly

Excellent Staff, Good Restaurant, Great Location
I had a great time overall at the Zen Holiday. Very reasonable room and right in the middle of Thamel. The only complaint I had was the constant noise from the dogs barking at all hours of the night. This is more of a city problem, but it definitely impacts the comfort of the guests. If you get a room here request one away from the courtyard facing the temple. I know it is hard to manage, but it would be smart for the hotel to get together with other local establishments and find a way to reduce the noise of the barking dogs. Maybe I ask too much, but maybe my suggestion might spark some attitude change? That being said, the staff is fabulous and there is always an attempt to make you feel comfortable and one of the family. This is a great hotel with great value.
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Richard L. Solo travelers United States of America, October 28, 2013
An Extremely Comfortable & Friendly Establishment

Location, Staff, Price
I had a very enjoyable stay at the Zen. I was always welcome with a big smile and a general concern for my well being. I knew the staff cared about my comfort and wanted to make my stay enjoyable. The room was open and airy and the facilities all worked well. Don't take this for granted in Kathmandu! There was adequate hot water, the cable tv worked and so did the wifi. Warning: if you stay here request a room away from the courtyard. The dogs are incessant and bark at all hours of the night. Be prepared for a barking serenade. If you want to get a good nights sleep choose a room on the other side. I honestly think the management should make efforts locally to control this problem because it affects the comfort and quality of the stay. Not just their problem, of course, but one that directly affects them.
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Peter W. Solo travelers Austria, November 11, 2014
Beste Lage für alle Touristen

Super Lage, hilfsbereites Personal und für dieses touristische zentrum relativ ruhig
Schwer zu finde, liegt in einer Einfahrt einer Seitenstraße. Die Verwaltung war sofort mit einem Zimmertausch einverstanden, da das Bett zu hart war. Dann war aber alles in bester Ordnung. Sehr freundliches Personal und hilfsbereit.
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Margarita K. Solo travelers Russia, May 19, 2014

Ничего плохого про отель сказать нельзя, но и чего-то очень хорошего и уникального там не было. Горячая вода! редкость для Катманду )) но не очень чистые покрывала в номере, например...
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Chia L. Solo travelers Taiwan, October 19, 2014

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What's nearby? / Directions

What's nearby?
  • Pashupatinath (7km)
    Swayambhunath (5km)
    Boudhanath (8km)
    The Garden of Dreams (1.5km)
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square (2.5km)
    Patan Durbar Square (7km)
    Bhaktapur Durbar Square (12km)
  • Civil Mall (3km)
    Sherpa Mall (1.5km)
    Dharahara (3km)
    Kings Way (1km)
  • Royal Palace Museum (1km)
    Nagarkot (32km)
    Dhulikhel (30km)
    QFX Cinema (3km)

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Nearest transport:
  • Thamel Bus Stop (0.3 Km / 4 min walk)
Area recommended for:
  • restaurants
  • shopping
  • sightseeing
Distance to airport:
  • Tribhuvan International Airport (5.0 Km)
Top attractions in the area:
  • Thamel House Restaurant (0.1 Km / 2 min walk)
  • Or2k Restaurant (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
  • Garden of Dreams (0.3 Km / 4 min walk)
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