If you have been following my blog, you would know that I spent ten days in Nepal recently. It was an epic Nepal backpacking-trekking trip, which saw me spending 7 days at the Manaslu Conservation Area.

 lotus-shaped door numbering

lotus-shaped door numbering

So, I stayed a night in Kathmandu on arrival from Kuala Lumpur (or to be precise, Ipoh), before flying out to Manaslu, and another two nights in the capital city upon returning from my trekking expedition.

 twin room

twin room

For my arrival, I stayed at Bouddha Boutique Hotel in Kathmandu’s Bouddha area. As you can see, despite this being a backpacking trip, I put up at a “hotel”, rather than a backpacker’s lodge.

 glass panel between guest room and bathroom

glass panel between guest room and bathroom

In Kathmandu, no matter your choice of accommodation, two of the most popular areas to stay at are Bouddha and Thamel. Bouddha Boutique Hotel, in Bouddha, is within walking distance from Boudhanath, the famous stupa landmark in the country.

 see the bathroom from bedroom

see the bathroom from bedroom

As soon as I checked in and settled down, I walked to Boudhanath, despite the heavy rain. If you don’t prefer walking, you can stay within the Bouddha stupa semi-circle area.

looking out to the guest room

looking out to the guest room

For my one night stay at Bouddha Boutique Hotel, I am unable to share many photos. However, you can still see how welcoming it is, with its stylish, artsy decor in warm tones. A comfortable stay is ensured, as the hotel is tucked slightly away from the chaotic hustle and bustle of Bouddha.

washroom

washroom

There are two room categories: Standard and Deluxe. Have a look at the well-appointed room that I was assigned. It has a contemporary design, with a glass panel that looks out from the bathroom to the bedroom.

 safety box

safety box

While it is well furnished with modern-day amenities, including a safety box, hair dryer is not provided and has to be booked at the front office. The hotel also provided an umbrella for me to walk to Boudhanath, although both these items are very limited in quantity and available on first come, first served basis.

corridor that looks out to the streets

corridor that looks out to the streets

Breakfast is said to be “inclusive” but it is actually an add-on. The price is cheaper than stated on the à la carte menu, though. For example, you might have to pay only Rs. 500 for breakfast at the hotel coffee house, while it is listed as Rs. 700 on the menu. Have a look at the mega portion.

 a hearty American-style breakfast

a hearty American-style breakfast

Pro tip: If you have made a reservation at Bouddha Boutique Hotel for your Nepal trip and the tourist visa application requires your hotel ward number, it is 99.

Bouddha Boutique Hotel
Add: Mahankal, Bouddha, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Tel: +977 1 5178417
Email: info@bouddhaboutiquehotel.com
Website: Bouddha Boutique Hotel

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