Potala Guest House

Potala Guest House

JP Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal, 5390
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    Potala Guest House Reviews

    7.6
    Very good
    /10
    (46 reviews)See what guests said
    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Great room, excellent staff!"

    Bernadine

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    September 28, 2018

    8.1
    Excellent room comfort and quality

    Things you’ll love about Potala Guest House

    Things you'll love

    • 730 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Currency exchange

    • Located in heart of Kathmandu

    Excellent
    Location
    8.7
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    Excellent location - Inside city center
    Popular neighborhood
    Popular
    Nearby
  • Thamel70 m
  • Garden of Dreams550 m
  • Durbar Square870 m
  • Hanuman Dhoka910 m
  • Basantapur Tower960 m
  • Swayambhunath Temple1.95 km
  • The Crematoria3.83 km
  • Pashupatinath Temple4 km
  • Boudhanath Stupa5.23 km
  • Kopan Monastery6.35 km
  • Value for money7.6
    Distance to city center1Km
    Location rating8.7
    Nearest airportTribhuvan International Airport (KTM)
    Distance to airport5.0 km

    Rooms available at Potala Guest House

    8.1
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Deluxe
    Deluxe
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    • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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    Superior Single Room
    Superior Single Room
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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    Superior - 2 Adults
    Superior - 2 Adults
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 single beds or 1 queen be...
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    Deluxe Single
    Deluxe Single
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    • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 single bed
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    Standard - (2 Single Beds)
    Standard - (2 Single Beds)
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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    Single Standard Room (Single Bed)
    Single Standard Room (Single Bed)
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 single bed
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    Superior
    Superior
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • City view
    • 3 single beds
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    Standard Triple Room
    Standard Triple Room
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    • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
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    Room Economy
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      Room with Shared Bathroom
      Room with Shared Bathroom
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        What they offer

        10.0
        Exceptional

        "What makes this hotel stand out is the amazing staff, everyo..."

        Colleen

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        August 13, 2018

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        Reviews of Potala Guest House from real guests

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        Agoda Reviews (46)Booking.com Reviews (74)
        7.6
        /
        10
        Cleanliness7.2
        Facilities6.7
        Location8.7
        Room comfort and quality8.1
        Service7.8
        Value for money7.6
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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Ibrahim from Maldives
        Solo traveler
        Superior - 2 Adults
        Stayed 1 night in October 2018

        Enjoyable short stay ”

        Good place for holiday makers

        Reviewed October 30, 2018
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Bernadine from United States
        Solo traveler
        Deluxe Single
        Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

        Outstanding value and staff”

        I’ve been staying here over a 30 year period. Highly recommended. Great room, excellent staff!

        Reviewed September 28, 2018
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Colleen from United States
        Solo traveler
        Single Standard Room (Single Bed)
        Stayed 6 nights in August 2018

        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!

        Reviewed August 13, 2018
        9.7
        Exceptional
        Karen from Australia
        Family with teens
        Deluxe
        Stayed 1 night in December 2014

        Great location”

        location friendly helpful staff
        Reviewed November 16, 2015
        9.7
        Exceptional
        Colleen from United States
        Solo traveler
        Single Standard Room (Single Bed)
        Stayed 4 nights in February 2015

        Faaaantastic!”

        staff, location, price

        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!

        Reviewed February 18, 2015
        9.0
        Exceptional
        Karen from Australia
        Family with teens
        Deluxe
        Stayed 3 nights in December 2014

        Quiet location with gardens”

        loation affordable great staff

        Second visit and would recommend.

        Reviewed January 04, 2015
        8.3
        Excellent
        Thi from Vietnam
        Group
        Stayed 3 nights in April 2014

        Good location, friendly staff”

        location, staff, service

        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.

        Reviewed June 05, 2014
        9.0
        Exceptional
        POJEN from Taiwan
        Solo traveler
        Single Standard Room (Single Bed)
        Stayed 4 nights in June 2013

        A Freindly Hotel Definitely Valued for Money”

        Attentive Service. Great Location. A Place you want to come again

        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.

        Reviewed June 19, 2013
        5.0
        HO from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Single Standard Room (Single Bed)
        Stayed 2 nights in June 2013

        Clean but very basic room”

        Located in the middle of town, budget, clean

        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.

        Reviewed June 17, 2013
        7.0
        Very good
        Lawrence from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Single Standard Room (Single Bed)
        Stayed 1 night in May 2013

        Staff was great; internet on 3rd fl. poor; sm rm.”

        Nice staff; great location, quiet garden

        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.

        Reviewed June 03, 2013
        8.0
        Excellent
        PETER from United States
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2013

        the Potala staff were vey helpful and friendly ...”

        location , price, staff
        Reviewed April 15, 2013
        6.7
        Good
        Laura from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Superior
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2013

        Central location, Very attentive staff”

        Attentive staff, Heart of Thamel, Basic rooms

        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.

        Reviewed April 14, 2013
        5.3
        TAKAHIRO from Japan
        Solo traveler
        Single Standard Room (Single Bed)
        Stayed 1 night in March 2013

        just for sleeping”

        kind staff, Place,

        almost all good but i could find cheaper hotel. however staff was very kind.

        Reviewed March 22, 2013
        9.0
        Exceptional
        POJEN from Taiwan
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 7 nights in January 2013

        Great Service. Good Location. Nice system”

        good back-up electircity at night, nice hot shower, ok clean room

        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.

        Reviewed February 06, 2013
        9.0
        Exceptional
        Anna from Sweden
        Solo traveler
        Single Standard Room (Single Bed)
        Stayed 7 nights in January 2013

        Like staying with friends”

        Staying at Potala Guest House is lika staying at a friends house. The staff are willing to help with anything, from offering tea in the garden, finding the right guide to whatever problem you may have.

        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.

        Reviewed January 24, 2013
        9.3
        Exceptional
        POJEN from Taiwan
        Solo traveler
        Single Standard Room (Single Bed)
        Stayed 4 nights in January 2013

        Greatest Hotel for Budget Saving Traveller”

        Good location, neat room, nice system

        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.

        Reviewed January 21, 2013
        9.0
        Exceptional
        Huy from France
        Solo traveler
        Single Standard Room (Single Bed)
        Stayed 4 nights in December 2012

        Very good hotel in Kathmandu.”

        Warm shower, Location in Thamel. Free airport pick up.

        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.

        Reviewed December 24, 2012
        8.3
        Excellent
        Anna from Finland
        Solo traveler
        Single Standard Room (Single Bed)
        Stayed 3 nights in November 2012

        Great location, friendly staff”

        Excellent budget option! Hotel is located in the far corner of Thamel tourist area. Thus all restaurants are close, but it is still quite peaceful, away from Thamel buzzle.

        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.

        Reviewed December 18, 2012
        8.3
        Excellent
        Elaine from Canada
        Solo traveler
        Single Standard Room (Single Bed)
        Stayed 3 nights in October 2012

        Very basic room, great staff”

        Great location, good restaurant

        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.

        Reviewed November 25, 2012
        9.7
        Exceptional
        Bonnie from United States
        Couple
        Superior
        Stayed 15 nights in October 2012

        Nice guesthouse in Thamel”

        Large room, very friendly staff

        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.

        Reviewed October 31, 2012
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