Hotel Yak & Yeti
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The wake up was early, to get to the domestic airport in time for our Mountain Flight, a 1 hour ride over the Himalayas where we would fly by Everest and a few other big name peaks. The cab taken from the hotel was much better than the junk we rode from the airport the previous day.
The domestic airport was even smaller and reminded one …
It was a very usual end to the vacation. The last day is always the slowest. We had a good breakfast and made reservations for another oil massage, which somehow turned out to be much less relaxing than the good one from the previous day. We had lunch at the same restaurant in the market as the day before, walked around the market a bit more and …
The flight from Delhi to Kathmandu was short but very ill timed. An international flight early in the morning meant a very early wake up and arrival at the airport. A 90 minute ride got us into Kathmandu airport and it was quite a chaos there, even though we didn't even need passports to enter there. Also the Indian currency was a legal tender …
2/3 - After enjoying the beautiful sunrise from the hotel room and some walking in the country side, we headed down back to Putan Durbar Square, and then the sacred Hindu Pashupati Temple where cremations were taken place, and finally the largest white temple of Boudhanath Temple which is the center of Tibetan culture in Nepal.
2/4 - …
1/28 - took over 12 hours and transferring in Guang Zhou to reach Kathmandu at 11pm local time. Trip to the hotel was short at least, but in almost complete darkness. Hotel was decent, not luxury for sure.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Yak & Yeti Kathmandu
I was booked into the Yak and Yeti for business purposes. I was collected at the airport and taken to the hotel which looked lovely as far as the outside and communal areas go. However, when I was shown to my room it was just awful and badly in need of upgrading. The paintwork was needing redone and the old furniture needed replacing. However-the worst of it was the bathroom-off white shrivelled up plastic sink, a toilet from the 60's and I don't even want to mention the shower.
Whilst I have no real complaints, I will say everything about this hotel and this place for that matter is overrated. What was described as acres of rolling lawns and secluded, actually turned out to be a small estate just off a main road in Kathmandu. Yes the gardens and views are beautiful but you are by no means away from it all.
Prima i lati negativi, ce n'è soltanto uno: i letti sono davvero duri e ci vuole un po' di tempo per abituarsi se si amano i materassi morbidi! A parte questo, l'hotel è un piccolo gioiello. Si trova in una parte tranquilla della città, vicino al Palazzo Reale, quindi si è lontani dalla frenesia del centro. Il parco è meraviglioso e al mattino, la prima cosa che si sente appena svegli è l'odore dei fiori. La colazione a buffet è buona e conveniente, c'è uno chef che prepara delle omelette fantastiche! Nel loro piccolo i 3 ristoranti sono tutti eccezionali. Il mio preferito era il Russian Chimney. Il personale è cordiale e sempre pronto a prestare il proprio aiuto, le camere sono semplici, ma pulite e ordinate. Questo è il posto ideale dove venire a rilassarsi dopo una lunga giornata a Kathmandu, non andrei a stare da nessun'altra parte!
Fantastico hotel caratteristico
Sono stato allo Yak & Yeti diverse volte negli ultimi anni e non c'è dubbio che lo considero migliore rispetto agli altri hotel del posto: adoro il fatto che la struttura dell'edificio, il parco e l'arredamento siano così caratteristici. Quest'hotel ha molta più personalità del Raddison e degli altri e la posizione in cui si trova è invidiabile: è a pochi passi da Durbar Marg e Thamel. Certo, la moquette è un po' logora e dovrebbe essere sostituita, ma in quest'hotel vivrete un'esperienza fantastica. Il personale è gentile e disponibile. Se cercate un hotel di tipo occidentale, allora questo non fa per voi, ma se volete avere la sensazione di stare veramente in Nepal, lo Yak & Yeti è l'ideale.
Un fantástico lugar de la zona
Ya llevo quedándome en el Yak&Yeti cinco veces durante los últimos años y lo recomendaría sin ninguna duda versus algunas de las alternativas comparables. Me encantó su arquitectura inspirada en la cultura de la zona, sus jardines, mobiliario, sabor...Tiene más personalidad que los Raddison, además su ubicación (a unos pasos de la plaza mayor de Durbar Margh y a 5 minutos andando hasta Thamel) es inmejorable. He de admitir que sería necesario reemplazar la moqueta ya que está un poco raída, pero en general mi experiencia es fantástica. El personal se mostró muy amable y servicial. Si buscas un hotel normal de estilo occidental, no te alojes aquí, pero si quieres realmente vivir en el Nepal, quédate en el hotel Yak&Yeti, está pensado para ti.
Primero los puntos negativos, aunque sólo hay uno: las camas son demasiado duras y te lleva un tiempo hasta que te haces a ellas, especialmente si eres como yo que te gustan los colchones blandos para dormir. Excepto por esto, este lugar es un pequeño tesoro. Se encuentra en la zona más tranquila de la ciudad, cerca del palacio real, por lo que estás lejos del bullicio y ajetreo de la ciudad. Los jardines están inmaculados y el aroma por la mañana, a primera hora, es maravilloso. El desayuno bufé es de muy buena calidad y el cocinero prepara tortillas de buen tamaño. Los tres restaurantes son fabulosos a su manera, aunque mi favorito era el Russian Chimney. El personal era amable y siempre mostraba un gran interés por ayudar. Las habitaciones están limpias y ordenadas, aunque es cierto que son un poco básicas. Es el lugar perfecto para relajarte después de un largo día disfrutando de Kathmandu. No me quedaría en ningún otro lugar.
Great Local Place
I have stayed at the Yak & Yeti 5 times over the past several years, and would certainly recommend it vrs some of the comparable alternatives--i love the local-inspired architecture/grounds, furnishings, flavour. It has more personality than the raddison, etc, and its location (steps to durbar margh and a 5 minute walk to thamel) can't be beat. granted the carpet is a bit dungy and could be replaced, but the overall experience here is great.
the staff is friendly and helpful. if you want a western-style standard hotel, then this isn't for you, but if you want to feel like you are actually in nepal, then the Yak & Yeti is for you.
A great base
Negatives first. The is only one; the beds are really hard and that takes some getting used to if like me you like a soft mattress for sleeping on! Other than that this place is a little gem. In a quieter part of town near the royal palace you are away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The grounds are immaculate and smell wonderful first thing in the morning. The buffet breakfast is great value, the egg chef does a mean omlette! The 3 restaurants are all great in their own little way. My favourite was the Russian Chimney restaurant. The staff are friendly and are always keen to help, rooms are clean and tidy if a little basic. This is the perfect place to relax after a long day enjoying Kathmandu, I wouldn't stay anywhere else!
For those of you going to Nepal, don't expect to find your typical Western luxury hotel. The Yak and Yeti is a good hotel with lots of charm and history. The rooms were comfortable with hand carved furniture and decorations. Our room had a view of the garden / pool. It wasn't expensive and the hotel was located a bit off the beaten path, tucked away off of a side street. It was a good secluded, and luxurious (for Nepal) place to stay.