"Great room, excellent staff!"
September 28, 2018
730 meters to public transportation
Located in heart of Kathmandu
|Value for money||7.6|
|Distance to city center||1Km|
|Nearest airport||Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM)|
|Distance to airport||5.0 km|
Built in 1984, Potala Guest House is a distinct addition to Kathmandu and a smart choice for travelers. Only 1Km from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. For sightseeing options and local attractions, one need not look far as the hotel enjoys close proximity to Thamel, De Souvenir's, Buddha Nepal Art Gallery.
Potala Guest House offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park.
Step into one of 64 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as television LCD/plasma screen, clothes rack, complimentary tea, mirror, scale which can be found in some rooms. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Potala Guest House is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Kathmandu.
"What makes this hotel stand out is the amazing staff, everyo..."
August 13, 2018
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 0 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-7 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 8 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Potala Guest House
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Enjoyable short stay ”
Good place for holiday makers
Outstanding value and staff”
I’ve been staying here over a 30 year period. Highly recommended. Great room, excellent staff!
Absolutely wonderful stay”
I had a perfect stay at Potala. What makes this hotel stand out is the amazing staff, everyone goes above and beyond to make their guests feel happy, welcomed and at home. I recommend staying in the deluxe or superior rooms. Two thumbs up!
Potala Guest House is an amazing gem of a hotel. The staff are helpful, the rooms clean and comfortable and the location is great. The best part is their roof-top garden! I've been coming to the Potala for the past 7 years and a trip to Kathmandu wouldn't be complete without staying here!
Quiet location with gardens”
Second visit and would recommend.
Good location, friendly staff”
I would recommend to book the standard room instead of budget room as it's only few dollars more but much more comfortable with windows and fresh air. Rooms view to the garden is more quiet than those facing the street.
A Freindly Hotel Definitely Valued for Money”
This was my 3rd visit in this hotel. THe manager recognized me and kindly upgraded my room from a single to a double room, which was very very nice. The room is clean and the internet and shower were all working alirght. On my departure day there was no taxi available on the street due to political reason. The front desk staff helped send a hotel staff to walk with me carrying my luggage to the point where government airport shuttle bus was. It feels very safe respected, and well taken care of in this hotel. I will come back again if I ever visit Thamel area in the future.
Clean but very basic room”
It was just ok for a budget hotel room. It is pretty clean. It has got no ceiling fan, so have to open the window for ventilation. The surrounding is a bit noisy due to sound from cocks, birds, dogs and sometimes vehicles. There is internet access in the room, the speed is just ok. Hotel staffs are sometimes helpful.
Staff was great; internet on 3rd fl. poor; sm rm.”
Despite the on 3rd fl internet was poor It was a good location. Rms are small & furniture needs replacement; but the staff more than made up for it w/ good service & a quick brkfast.
the Potala staff were vey helpful and friendly ...”
Central location, Very attentive staff”
We had a good stay in the Potala guest house. The staff in particular were friendly and helpful. The room (a triple)was large and cool - slightly worn features but it appeared clean. Ok wifi.
just for sleeping”
almost all good but i could find cheaper hotel. however staff was very kind.
Great Service. Good Location. Nice system”
This is my second time of staying in this hotel. I booked a budget single room, which is the same size of standard room, with attached bathroom too. But the difference between budget room and standard room is: 1) budget room has carpet floor(dusty and smells), and standard room has wooden floor(more clean). 2)There is no TV in budget room. But the quality of standard room is much better. The staff understands this and willing to switch me to a standard room. By paying the extra charge, I was able to stay in standard room. This shows how thoughtful and helpful their staffs are. They would like to help in all ways you might need. Everyday I saw groups of foregin tourists coming to this hotel, which is a sign that their price and quality could really satisfy people...and also their system must be good so that they can handle to lodge groups of people. I will come to stay here if I plan to come back to Thamel again in the future.
Like staying with friends”
I was alone in Kathmandu when i arrived, but after I checked in at Potala I didnt feel alone again until I left. I sincerely recommend this hotel.
Greatest Hotel for Budget Saving Traveller”
For the price I paid for the standard room, it was really a surprise to get a nice room where I stayed. It is not spacious, but feels very cozy, safe, and neat. The floor is wooden floor, so it feels dry and warm, different from the carpet floor which has moisture and smell. The hotel has full back-up power system after 6pm everynight, so there is no worries about electircity for hot shower, TV, computer during the nights. Wifi works ok in the room, and hot shower never fails. The staff in reception always serve with smiles and are willing to offer imformation and service. They have a cloak room especially for valuable items of guests. The only flaw in my room is that there is no window in the bathroom, so the steam from hot shower has no where to go. Therefore you can see the wall is getting moldy. The hotel is only 3 minutes away from the busy parts of Thamel, easy to find restaurants and good for shoppoing. There are usually taxi waiting in front of hotel, so it is also easy to get one to go to other place. For the quality you can get in this hotel, maybe you have to pay 10 US dollar more elsewhere. So for me, this is so far the best option for a cozy enjoyment with kind of budget price.
Very good hotel in Kathmandu.”
Cons : Wifi speed could be improved. No electricity back up. No desk in the room. No weights room. However, the price is quiet good if you just need a clean room, a good bed and a warm shower.
Great location, friendly staff”
This was already my second time at Potala guest house and I have recommended it to some friends also. Everyone has been happy with it. Ask for a garden view room! rooms on the street side can be a bit noisy. Hotel has a nice garden, where you can have breakfast. Order for food at hotel reception, not at the restaurant.
Very basic room, great staff”
My room overlooked a busy street and it was the beginning of Dashain festival so there was some street noise, but it was such a happy time I did not mind.
Nice guesthouse in Thamel”
We had stayed at the Kathmandu Guest House on a previous visit and I would recommend the Potala Guest House over that one. The staff was a lot more helpful and friendly. The room was large and there was an outside central area where one could have a drink or something to eat. We will definitely stay at this guest house on future trips to Nepal.