Dalai La Boutique Hotel
Dalai La Boutique Hotel
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"Great place for basing yourself in Kathmandu."

Les

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January 15, 2018

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Dalai La Boutique Hotel

Exceptional location
- Inside city center
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From 103 reviewsSee what guests said
8.9
/
10
Exceptional service
9.1
Recommended by 88% of guests
Value for money8.5
Distance to city center1.5 km
Location rating9.4
Nearest airportTribhuvan International Airport (KTM)
Distance to airport5.3 km
  • 260 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Currency exchange

  • Located in heart of Kathmandu

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8.8
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Room comfort & quality
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Deluxe
Deluxe
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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Superior Room
Superior Room
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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Executive Suite
Executive Suite
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  • Room size: 82 m²/883 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Standard Suite
Standard Suite
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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Super Deluxe
Super Deluxe
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 queen bed
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Junior Suite
Junior Suite
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  • Room size: 36.5 m²/393 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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Executive Suite - Interior View
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        What people love about the property

        • "Super nice staff, efficient arrangement"

          Yuying

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          February 12, 2017

        • "Staff were excellent!"

          Jean

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          May 20, 2016

        • "A really enjoyable stay - close to everything and great staff"

          Simon

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          April 24, 2016

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        "Overall well located and helpful staff"

        Laveena

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        April 25, 2017

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        "The staff were friendly and efficient."

        Nazura

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        January 2, 2018

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        Real reviews from real guests

        Agoda Reviews (103)Booking.com Reviews (166)
        8.9
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        10
        Cleanliness9.0
        Facilities8.6
        Location9.4
        Room comfort and quality8.8
        Service9.1
        Value for money8.5
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        9.6
        Exceptional
        Steven from United States
        Family with teens
        Super Deluxe
        Stayed 3 nights in September 2018
        Great location in the old town”
        We had the pleasure to stay at the Dalai-La for a few days and had a very pleasant time there. The rooms are nicely done and very clean. The location is perfect and lots of shops and restaurants nearby. The hotel has a gym and a small yoga studio which is something that we were looking for. The food is surprisingly good and we dined there quite often. Breakfasts are very good and served until 12 noon. That makes it perfect for a late breakfast. The owners are frequently on-site and very nice people that ensure that everything is run well. The staff are super friendly and helpful. For our family the Dalai-La was a perfect choice for our stay and we shall look forward to coming back.
        Reviewed October 07, 2018
        8.8
        Excellent
        Yong from Singapore
        Solo traveler
        Deluxe
        Stayed 2 nights in August 2018
        Great Beautiful Hotel and Excellent Staff and service”
        Stayed two nights here in DaLai La Hotel. Great Breakfast included in the room rates ad Hotel is located in the heart of the tourist zone. Walking distant to many Cafe, bars and shops selling all the local stuff. Hotel is beautiful with a good live band in the evening. Enjoyed my time there and will surely want to come back again.
        Reviewed August 16, 2018
        Namaste Yong, Dhanyabad for the review and sharing your experience. Its been our pleasure hosting you. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to host you again in the future. Until we meet again, Cheers!!
        Responded August 16, 2018
        Dalai La Boutique Hotel
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Linda from United States
        Couple
        Junior Suite
        Stayed 1 night in March 2018
        Great location and staff”
        Love this place! Very comfortable, delicious breakfast, right in Thamel so ships and restaurants are right outside the door. Amazing and helpful staff!!
        Reviewed March 09, 2018
        Namaste Linda, Dhanyabad for taking the time out to write a review and sharing your experience. Glad to know that you had a good stay with us. It's been our pleasure hosting you. We look forward to your next visit. Cheers!! With regards Tenzin
        Responded April 26, 2018
        Dalai La Boutique Hotel
        2.8
        Hua from China
        Couple
        Super Deluxe
        Stayed 3 nights in February 2018
        Rats ”
        I really don’t want to recall my stay in this hotel,which is the worst experience ever. Rats on the roof sounds horrible, and indeed scared me a lot in the middle of night, but they could be dealt with. What I can’t forgive,is the dishonesty of their manager. The night shift changed our room at about 2 am, of course we didn’t sleep well before or afterwards, the night was ruined. The next morning we talked to this guy in charge, first he pretended not knowing anything about the terrible incident, then he simply denied rats existed, after he understood our anger, he promised amends which turned out to be just acts of getting rid of us, since our plan was to check out that day. We could call the hotel in the following days while in Nepal,but I just didn’t trust them anymore. Other things need to be mentioned: hot water runs out after about 10pm every night ; we booked two identical rooms for 3 nights, one room is at least 10 m2 smaller. Oh if you asked the manager, he would tell you the smaller one is an upgrade, haha!
        Reviewed March 03, 2018
        Namaste Hua, It was a pleasure having you with us and thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I am deeply saddened, and do indeed acknowledge that we fell short of your expectations. Please rest assured that I have personally looked into the matter and shared this incident with my management team, and we will do our utmost to reinforce the standards we seek to achieve. We hope that you will give us the opportunity of welcoming you back to demonstrate our ability to deliver service and facilities to your expectations and to amend your latest views. Best wishes and regards Prem P. Gurung Executive Chairman
        Responded May 03, 2018
        Dalai La Boutique Hotel
        5.2
        Eduardo from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Deluxe
        Stayed 1 night in January 2018
        BEWARE UNSAFE TO LEAVE VALUABLES IN ROOMS”
        The best: Its location Cleanliness was good. The worst: The staff cannot be trusted, I wouldnt recommend leaving any valuables in the room. I left 2000 rupies in the Room and they were stolen while I had breakfast in the same hotel. Other issues: The shower didnt work properly (water would go from cold to boiling for no reason). They wanted to charge someone elses meal on my bill. Air conditioning/heating didnt work properly. All in all: terrible service for what you pay. I would never recommend It.
        Reviewed January 15, 2018
        Namaste Eduardo, Thank you for sharing your experience. We are sorry to hear about your unpleasant experience with us. We will try and address your grievances here. Although,we are not trying to use this as an excuse, we do have safe deposit box in all our rooms,where we inform our guests to keep their passports, money and valuable items.We did also check our CC TV footage and found no one entering or leaving your room.We investigated the wrong food bill charged to your room by mistake because one of our guest had gotten his room number wrong, for which he apologized, it was a sincere mistake, which I believe was immediately rectified and you were not charged. However,we apologize for the inconvenience. We believe our guest should be satisfied and happy if they have paid for it because you are the reason we are here. We would like to offer you to stay with us again, all on the house and hopefully reverse the unpleasant experience you had. Please do visit us whenever are next in Nepa
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        Dalai La Boutique Hotel
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Les from Australia
        Couple
        Deluxe
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2018
        Second Stay”
        Stayed here again after exploring other towns in the country. Wouldn't stay anywhere else! Great place for basing yourself in Kathmandu.
        Reviewed January 15, 2018
        Namaste Les, Glad to know that you felt right at home and comfortable here with us. Dhanyabad for taking the time out to write a review and sharing your experience. Happy to know that you had a relaxing stay here. Thank you for the faith in us and your recommendation. We look forward to your next visit. Cheers!! With best regards Tenzin
        Responded April 26, 2018
        Dalai La Boutique Hotel
        8.8
        Excellent
        Gilarne from Philippines
        Couple
        Super Deluxe
        Stayed 1 night in January 2018
        Excellent”
        Very good experience with management and staff. Missed our international connecting flights to Kathmandu last Jan 1, 2018 due to bad weather (smog/fog) in New Delhi. Able to fly only the following day since all flights were full that day. The Hotel Manager was considerate enough not to charge us on the first night that we missed and management staff coordinated with Agoda to facilitate our refund. Quick resolve on this matter. The Manager and staff also were accomodating and helped us with our trip itinerary and car service during our brief stay. Service was quick. Excellent location walking distance to all shops in Thamel. There was even a live band entertainment night of our stay at the courtyard which we enjoyed from our room balcony. Spacious room and bathroom. Breakfast choice offerings from full English to Continental. Good overall feel of the property with its red brick stone walls. Many thanks to management and staff. Definitely would recommend to other travelers.
        Reviewed January 14, 2018
        Namaste Gilarne, Glad to know that you felt right at home and comfortable here with us. Dhanyabad for taking the time out to write a review and sharing your experience. Happy to know that you had a relaxing stay here. Thank you for the faith in us and your recommendation. We look forward to your next visit. Cheers!! With best regards Tenzin
        Responded April 26, 2018
        Dalai La Boutique Hotel
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Les from Australia
        Couple
        Deluxe
        Stayed 2 nights in December 2017
        Lovely Hotel in a Fabulous Location ”
        We were given a very warm welcome and a room upgrade upon arrival. Our room was just lovely. Quiet, clean, large and warm. Breakfast cooked fresh to order and a good variety of dishes to select from. Thank you, Dalai La!
        Reviewed January 06, 2018
        Namaste Les, Glad to know that you felt right at home and comfortable here with us. Dhanyabad for taking the time out to write a review and sharing your experience. Happy to know that you had a relaxing stay here. Thank you for the faith in us and your recommendation. We look forward to your next visit. Cheers!! With best regards Tenzin
        Responded April 26, 2018
        Dalai La Boutique Hotel
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Nazura from Malaysia
        Couple
        Deluxe
        Stayed 2 nights in December 2017
        Superb Service Excellent Location”
        The hotel set up my room to celebrate our anniversary and the preparation was amazing. The staff were friendly and efficient. Location is good as it is near to souvenirs shops & coffee shops in Thamel.
        Reviewed January 02, 2018
        Namaste Nazura, Glad to know that you felt right at home and comfortable here with us. Thank you for taking the time out to write a review and sharing your experience. Happy to know that you had a relaxing stay here. Thank you for the faith in us and your recommendation. We look forward to your next visit. Cheers!! With best regards Tenzin
        Responded April 26, 2018
        Dalai La Boutique Hotel
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Colleen from United States
        Business traveler
        Deluxe
        Stayed 3 nights in October 2017
        Welcoming and professional”
        The Dalai la staff was friendly and went the extra mile in every circumstance. The hotel is clean, comfy and stylish. The restaurant has great food and a huge menu. The location in the Thamel district keeps you in the thick of things, but its spacious courtyard/dining area provides a respite from the bedlam of the street scene. When I go to Kathmandu again I will definitely stay at the Dalai la.
        Reviewed October 18, 2017
        Namaste Colleen, Glad to know that you felt right at home and comfortable here with us. Dhanyabad for taking the time out to write a review and sharing your experience. Happy to know that you had enjoy our dinning and relaxing stay here at Dalai-la boutique hotel. Thank you for the faith in us and your recommendation. We look forward to your next visit. Cheers!! With best regards Tenzin
        Responded April 26, 2018
        Dalai La Boutique Hotel
        8.0
        Excellent
        Hernaldo from United States
        Solo traveler
        Deluxe
        Stayed 3 nights in September 2017
        Good Hotel, bad taste of staff's actions”
        The hotel was nice in all aspects except for the staff that tricks guests into take their friend's taxi and get a cut out of the fare. I fell for that trick with the security guard who seemed to be helpful, but he was setting me up so he could get his cut. Once I realized the move, another employee came to his defense with more excuses. I denied to take that taxi, and the driver finally gave up and charged me the reasonable fare. People, don't fall for this, there are plenty of Taxis in Thamel even in the early morning hours. A 300 NPR is overcharged as 1000 NPR.
        Reviewed September 06, 2017
        Namaste Hernaldo , Thank you for taking the time out to write a review and sharing your experience. We apologies for your inconvenience. We will inquire and defiantly take and action with that particular staff. Thank you for your great advice. Happy to know that you had a relaxing stay. We look forward to your next visit. Cheers!! With best regards Tenzin
        Responded April 26, 2018
        Dalai La Boutique Hotel
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Alex from France
        Couple
        Deluxe
        Stayed 3 nights in May 2017
        In the heart of Thamel”
        Great boutique hotel in the heart of Thamel. Close to the local attractions: bars, cafe, restaurants, shops and about 15 minutes from the touristic Durbar Square, Dalai La Boutique Hotel has everything to satisfy its visitors. The staff is very professional and always looking to give you the best experience. Hats off to Prem the owner who will personally greet you and make sure you have a great stay.
        Reviewed May 23, 2017
        Namaste Alex, Dhanyabad for taking the time out to write a review and sharing your experience. Happy to know that you had a relaxing stay here at Dalai-la boutique hotel. Thank you for the faith in us and your recommendation. We look forward to your next visit. Cheers!! With best regards Tenzin
        Responded April 26, 2018
        Dalai La Boutique Hotel
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Daryl from Australia
        Business traveler
        Super Deluxe
        Stayed 4 nights in May 2017
        A comfortable oasis in the heart of Thamel”
        This was my first time staying at the Dalai-la and chose it purely based on feedback scores. Needless to say this hotel truly lives up to the hype like few can. I stayed in the Annapurra Suite and the bed was amongst the most comfortable I have ever slept in, the staff were exceptional and the breakfast exceptional - be sure to try the banana pancakes and the eggs benedict. As I was there for business travel, can also attest that the wifi was strong and consistent, the new 24hr power in Kathmandu definitely makes it easier. If you're there on a Tuesday or a Saturday night I encourage you to stay in for the house band - was a great to hear some classics. The only downside was the extensive roadworks throughout Thamel however recognise that this is completely beyond the control of the hotel. Will definitely be staying here again and recommending it to others.
        Reviewed May 10, 2017
        Namaste Daryl, Glad to know that you felt right at home and comfortable here with us. Dhanyabad for taking the time out to write a review and sharing your experience. Happy to know that you had a relaxing stay here. Thank you for the faith in us and your recommendation. We look forward to your next visit. Cheers!! With best regards Tenzin
        Responded April 26, 2018
        Dalai La Boutique Hotel
        7.6
        Very good
        Laveena from India
        Solo traveler
        Deluxe
        Stayed 3 nights in April 2017
        Great location, good vibes”
        Rooms could have been a bit bigger. Service at breakfast was a tad slow. Overall well located and helpful staff
        Reviewed April 25, 2017
        Namaste Laveena, Dhanyabad for taking the time out to write a review and sharing your experience.We apologies for your inconvenience. We are Happy to know that you had a pleasant stay here. Glad to know that you enjoyed your massage at our spa. Thank you for choosing Dalai-La. We look forward to your next visit. Cheers!!
        Responded April 26, 2018
        Dalai La Boutique Hotel
        7.6
        Very good
        Yuying from China
        Couple
        Deluxe
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2017
        90”
        Super nice staff, efficient arrangement
        Reviewed February 12, 2017
        Namaste Yuying Thank you for sharing your kind words. We highly appreciate your kind feedback. We are very glad to hear that we are able to meet your expectation in each and every way you expected.Once again thank you for highly recommending our place and we are more than happy to serve you again in near future. Once again thank you so much for staying with us and it will be our pleasure to welcome you at dalai-la boutique hotel in near future.Thank you!
        Responded April 26, 2018
        Dalai La Boutique Hotel
        10.0
        Exceptional
        ANAN from China
        Solo traveler
        Deluxe
        Stayed 2 nights in February 2015
        Good”
        Nice
        Reviewed January 31, 2017
        Namaste Anan Thank you for sharing your kind words. We highly appreciate your kind feedback. We are very glad to hear that we are able to meet your expectation in each and every way you expected.Once again thank you for highly recommending our place and we are more than happy to serve you again in near future. Once again thank you so much for staying with us and it will be our pleasure to welcome you at dalai-la boutique hotel in near future.Thank you!
        Responded April 26, 2018
        Dalai La Boutique Hotel
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Milae from South Korea
        Solo traveler
        Deluxe
        Stayed 1 night in January 2017
        The best hotel experience ever!”
        The location of the hotel is the very center of Tamel st but I have not heard of any noisy club music during the night. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Our flight back to Korea is in 11 pm so the manager allowed us to stay in the room till whenever we were convienient to leave (otherwise, it could have been a horrible flight back from tiresome). The hotel is eco-friendly so did not have a lift to go up, but the porter was so helpful to carry our luggages. The architecture and restaurant were really beautiful to look around, especially at night with the light. We definitely recommend you to stay here and it was more than a stay in a hotel.
        Reviewed January 20, 2017
        Namaste Milae Thank you for sharing your kind words. We highly appreciate your kind feedback. We are very glad to hear that we are able to meet your expectation in each and every way you expected.Once again thank you for highly recommending our place and we are more than happy to serve you again in near future. Once again thank you so much for staying with us and it will be our pleasure to welcome you at dalai-la boutique hotel in near future.Thank you!
        Responded April 26, 2018
        Dalai La Boutique Hotel
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Robert from China
        Business traveler
        Deluxe
        Stayed 4 nights in December 2016
        Higly recommendable”
        Wonderful friendly staff. One of the best looking hotels in all of Thamel. It was always a pleasure to come back to.
        Reviewed December 14, 2016
        Namaste Robert Thank you for sharing your kind words. We highly appreciate your kind feedback. We are very glad to hear that we are able to meet your expectation in each and every way you expected.Once again thank you for highly recommending our place and we are more than happy to serve you again in near future. Once again thank you so much for staying with us and it will be our pleasure to welcome you at dalai-la boutique hotel in near future.Thank you!
        Responded April 26, 2018
        Dalai La Boutique Hotel
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Sara from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Deluxe
        Stayed 2 nights in October 2016
        Perfect Location ”
        Absolutely loved it, perfect place to stay right in the centre of Thamel - very clean and staff lovely - rooms are clean and comfortable - food is lovely in the courtyard - would be nice if there was some more traditional options but all lovely - and great value
        Reviewed November 11, 2016
        Namaste Sara, Thank you for sharing your kind words. We highly appreciate your kind feedback. We are very glad to hear that we are able to meet your expectation in each and every way you expected.Once again thank you for highly recommending our place and we are more than happy to serve you again in near future. Once again thank you so much for staying with us and it will be our pleasure to welcome you at dalai-la boutique hotel in near future.Thank you!
        Responded April 26, 2018
        Dalai La Boutique Hotel
        8.8
        Excellent
        Chris from United States
        Couple
        Deluxe
        Stayed 1 night in October 2016
        Great location!”
        The hotel is lovely and the location and walkability is excellent !
        Reviewed November 03, 2016
        Namaste Chris, Thank you for sharing your kind words. We highly appreciate your kind feedback. We are very glad to hear that we are able to meet your expectation in each and every way you expected.Once again thank you for highly recommending our place and we are more than happy to serve you again in near future. Once again thank you so much for staying with us and it will be our pleasure to welcome you at dalai-la boutique hotel in near future.Thank you!
        Responded April 26, 2018
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