It's easy to be overwhelmed by Kathmandu's excitable nature, but you can always find solace at a hotel just around the next corner read more...
Base your travels in the heart of Thamel
The tourist haven of Thamel has had a lot of practice catering to trekkers, right from the early days when tie-dyed soul-searchers came knocking at Kathmandu's door. Thamel's narrow streets are chockfull of quality eateries, mountaineering shops and, of course, friendly and affordable lodgings.
Take your pick of dozens of hostels and guest houses right in the heart of Kathmandu, many of which offer serene gardens and terraces so you can escape the commotion outside. Don't let the name fool you – the Hotel Backpackers has spacious, stylish rooms on the cheap, while the Chill Out Resort and Kathmandu Resort Hotel also offer rooms comfortable on the hip-pocket.
Kathmandu's upmarket accommodation
If you're looking for one last lap of luxury before you embark on a Himalayan adventure or have conquered the mountain and deserve a reward, Kathmandu has a number of swish stays where you can enjoy some R&R. Soak in Nepal's elegant heritage at the Hotel Shanker – the former palace still retains its regal edge, promising an oasis amid this modern metropolis.
Another option for travellers seeking special treatment is the Hotel Annapurna, with a range of sophisticated heritage, deluxe and corporate deluxe rooms or suites to choose from. Alternatively, opt for the royal treatment at Dwarika's Hotel, where each room has been individually designed to blend tradition with contemporary luxury.
Budget options for spendthrift backpackers
One of the best things about a Kathmandu accommodation is that it won't break the bank! Even high-end hotels are a fraction of the cost you would expect to pay back home. A popular destination for those who don't mind roughing it or are keeping close eye on their expenditure, Kathmandu has a wide scope of budget-friendly stays.
Among the best guest houses perfect for the easy-going backpacker is the Hotel Lucky Star on Thamel's Z-street. If you're not quite ready for the hostel life but are still looking to sleep on the cheap, book a Deluxe Room at the Hotel Himalaya or the Hotel Shangri-La.
Kathmandu Guest House
Kathmandu Guest House is the original hotel of the KGH Hotels, Nepal?s leading hotel chain which was established in 1968. Located in one of the most packed tourist districts in Thamel, Kathmandu, the hotel has been considered the country?s top notch tourism business areas.
Further amenities include a business centre, conference and meeting rooms, a travel counter, car rental, a healt club, swimming pool, beauty saloon, and baby sitting. 02.11PG
Grand Hotel Kathmandu
The hotel provides all modern facilities and has 91 well-appointed guest rooms, including 7 Suites, two restaurants; the ?Rendezvous? Coffee Shop offering all day dining with an international menu and ?Maharaja? fine dining offering Indian and Nepali cuisine. It also offers The Himalayan Spa and the Beauty Center and swimming pool.
Hotel Summit Residency, Airport Hotel Kathmandu
Hotel Summit Residency, Airport Hotel, Kathmandu is expendently located in Airport Ring Road, sinamangal, just two minutes walk from Tribhuvan International Airport. Other Prominent city landmarks within 200 meters radius are the famous Pashupatinath Temple, Nepal Golf Club and Tilganga Eye Hospital. It is conveniently linked with all major commercial districts and tourist sites of the valley.
Hyatt Regency Kathmandu
Hyatt Regency Kathmandu is a 5-star luxury hotel and resort, set on 37 acres of landscaped grounds: in the traditional Newari style of Nepalese architecture. This beautiful hotel and resort is located in the metropolitan city of Kathmandu at Taragaon, Boudha on the road to the Boudhanath Stupa - the most holy of Tibetan Buddhist shrines outside Tibet and one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Del' Annapurna Kathmandu
Hotel de l?Annapurna is situated 8 km from Tribhuvan International Airport. Kathmandyu?s Durbar Square is just 2 km away. The Garden of dreams is just 500 metres away from the property.
The hotel has five seperate meeting and conference rooms as well as a banqueting hall which can accomodate up to 800 people. Full conference facilities include a business centre with audio visual aids and secretarial services. For relaxation the hotel offers a fitness centre, a swimming pool with breathtaking views of the Kathmandu valley and a fully equipped gymnasium. 0607PG