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Best Hotels in Kathmandu
By:Amanda Mann

Hotels in Kathmandu, capital city of Nepal, are not difficult to find. As the center of Nepal's tourism industry, Kathmandu welcomes thousands of visitors every year who travel to the Kathmandu Valley to enjoy the ancient beauty of the Himalayan mountain range and the cultural diversity that Nepal offers. Hotels in Nepal range from hostel-style dorms to five-star delights.

Hotel Yak and Yeti
Located in the center of Kathmandu, near the Royal Palace Museum, Hotel Yak and Yeti offers a range of hotel rooms as well as vacation packages suited to the needs of the individual traveler. Rated as five-star accommodations, Hotel Yak and Yeti provides its guests with expansive, well-maintained grounds as well as meeting areas for conferences. Amenities include Internet, babysitting services and on-site car rentals.

Hotel Yak and Yeti
Bagh Bazaar
Kathmandu, Nepal
(0)1 424 8999
yakandyeti.com

Hotel Annapurna
Hotel Annapurna, situated close to the Thamel tourist district, has been in continuous operation since 1965. The hotel grounds sprawl for more than five acres in the heart of Kathmandu, just minutes away from the Royal Palace Museum. Hotel Annapurna prides itself on its eclectic and varied cuisine; hotel guests can choose between Chinese, Indian and continental foods during their stay. Accommodations range from deluxe to superior and suites are available for longer stays.

Hotel Annapurna
Kanti Path
Kathmandu, Nepal
(0)1 42 21 711
annapurna-hotel.com

Summit Hotel
A larger hotel, Summit has 140 well-appointed guest rooms and apartments to offer its guests. The rooms range in luxury and design from deluxe accommodations styled for a couple of people to large dormitory-style rooms that are ideal for groups. This traditional Nepali hotel also is conscientious about the environment and uses solar energy, kitchen oil recycling and gray water management as ways to lower its impact on the tenuous Himalayan Valley. Summit Hotel also participates in a community program in which school children receive scholarships for their education.

Summit Hotel
P O Box 1406
Kopundol Heights, Kathmandu, Nepal
977 1 5521810
summit-nepal.com

Summerhill House Hotel
Summerhill House Hotel's modest lodgings are situated on a grassy hillside not far from the Patan City Square in Kathmandu. With only six guest rooms, Summerhill House offers guests free use of bicycles during their stay as well as authentic Nepalese decor in every room. The grounds of Summerhill House Hotel are well-maintained and contain numerous terraces for guests to enjoy the scenic views. Summerhill House Hotel serves breakfasts and assistance with tours and hikes as well.

Summerhill House
Ekanta Kuna, Lalitpur,
GPO Box: 3896,
Kathmandu, Nepal
977-1-552661
intertours-nepal.com/summerhill






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