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Hotel Encounter Nepal, Kathmandu

3-star3 stars
Golkupakha, Thamel North, Ward No 29Samakhusi Marg, Kathmandu44600Nepal

Family hotel in Thamel with restaurant, pool bar
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Excellent Food
  • Easy check in & out. Clean room. Lots of other guests being loud at all hours. Even…Aug 1, 2017
  • I am a returning guest of many years. I won't stay anywhere else in Kathmandu. I have…Jun 25, 2016
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Hotel Encounter Nepal, Kathmandu

from $19
  • Deluxe Twin Room
  • Deluxe Twin - Free Airport Pickup
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Standard Double Room
  • Deluxe Double - Free Airport Pickup
  • Deluxe Single - Free Airport Pickup
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Standard Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds
  • Standard Double - Free Airport Pickup
  • Standard Single - Free Airport Pickup
  • Standard Single Room
  • Deluxe Single Room
  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room, Bathtub
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Deluxe Twin Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Deluxe Single Room, 1 Single Bed
  • Standard Single Room, 1 Single Bed
  • Standard Double Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Standard Twin Room, 1 Bedroom

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 36 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 1 PM-noon
  • Check-out time is 12:30 PM
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child (8 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free valet parking (limited)

  • RV/bus/truck parking *


  • Casino shuttle *
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Spa services on site
Working away
  • Business center
  • One meeting room
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 21-inch LED TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Garden Restaurent - This fine-dining restaurant overlooks the garden. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.


On Site

  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Ecotours on site
  • Helicopter/airplane tours on site
  • Playground on site


  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Skydiving nearby

Hotel Encounter Nepal, Kathmandu’s small print

Also known as

  • Encounter Hotel
  • Encounter Hotel Nepal
  • Encounter Nepal
  • Encounter Nepal Hotel
  • Hotel Encounter
  • Hotel Encounter Nepal
  • Encounter Hotel Kathmandu
  • Hotel Encounter Nepal Kathmandu
  • Encounter Nepal Kathmandu


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

RV/bus/truck parking is available for an extra charge

Rollaway beds are available for NPR 15 per day

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NPR 800 per vehicle

Casino shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Hotel Encounter Nepal, Kathmandu


  • In Thamel
  • Temples of the Elements - 6 min walk
  • Three Goddesses Temples - 9 min walk
  • Garden of Dreams - 10 min walk
  • Kathesimbhu Stupa - 14 min walk
  • Narayanhity Palace Museum - 16 min walk
  • Asan Tole - 16 min walk
  • Nara Devi Temple - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Kathmandu (KTM-Tribhuvan Intl.) - 12 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free valet parking
  • Limited parking
  • RV, bus, and truck parking (surcharge)
  • Airport pick-up service
  • Casino shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 21 reviews

Hotel Encounter Nepal, Kathmandu
Really really really good breakfast!
Very comfortable stay with a wonderful breakfast!
David, usRomance trip
Hotel Encounter Nepal, Kathmandu
Hidden Gem in Kathmandu
Hotel Encounter is across the road from the busy Thamel area. It is centrally located and very easy to find. The atmosphere is tranquil and peaceful. The staff go above and beyond to help the guests. I will be back next week!
Susan, us1 night trip with friends
Hotel Encounter Nepal, Kathmandu
Very Good8.0
Comfortable and beautiful
Friendly and helpful staff, we were upgraded to a deluxe room, very nice with big windows. The only issue is the Bell right outside that rings from 4 am on. I recommend ear plugs. Also, you have to cross a busy, scary street to get to the center of Thamel. The restaurant area is beautiful and the food is delicious. There is a spa and travel agent on site. the best hotel for the price.
A Traveler, usRomance trip
Hotel Encounter Nepal, Kathmandu
room description is WRONG
The listed description for the Standard room on is very WRONG. What is listed is the deluxe room description. The standard room is in the hostel wing, not the hotel. Arrived to find a tiny twin-bed, fan room with combo toilet/shower closet. Fine if I was going for a hostel, but not at all the described room. Kudos to the hotel management who upgraded me to a deluxe room I thought I had based on the description.
Mike, usTrip with friends
Hotel Encounter Nepal, Kathmandu
Staff double locked himself inside our room
I would have rated this hotel high because of the location and the nice receptionists and waiters at the restaurant. However, a bad incident occured on our third day. We went down for breakfast and I forgot something so I returned to our room after a few minutes. I tried to enter it with my card key but couldn't because apparently it was double locked from the inside! I knocked and tried hard to use my card key several times but couldn't enter, and waited quietly outside. Finally, the housekeeping manager opened the door from the inside. WHY would he lock himself inside? He insisted he was fixing something inside but he did not have any tools, even then he should not have double locked it so nobody could enter. It took him a few minutes to open the room. I complained to the hotel manager and he said it was a "misunderstanding" between me and his staff. WHAT??? I also lost cash in the hotel on my first day of stay, and I leave it up to the readers to judge who could have been involved in it. The hotel manager, who said would do an investigation of the matter, was not helpful at all and tried to cover for his staff's deed. This unauthorized intrusion and the hotel manager's poor dealing with the matter are unacceptable.
A Traveler, gb5 night business trip

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Hotel Encounter Nepal, Kathmandu

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