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OYO Rooms 001 Kathmandu , a great base for your Capital trip in Nepal
The Indian hotel aggregator service OYO recently launched its first hotel in the capital city of Nepal. Including India and Malaysia, Nepal has now become the 3rd country of Business for OYO Rooms. Thanks to ScoutMyTrip , we got an opportunity to go on an incredible road trip from Delhi To Kathmandu and stay at the very first hotel of OYO in Kathmandu.
Away from the hustle and bustle but close to city centre
Hotel is ideally situated in quiet and relaxed part of the city near German embassy. It is a perfect location to stay for resting and to reach out to the wonderful tourist attractions in the Capital city, such as the Pashupatinath Temple, the Boudhanath Stupa, Thamel Market among many other places.
Distance From Airport: Tribhuvan International Airport is located at the distance of 3.3 kms.
In and Out of the Room
It is really well-built and furnished hotel with a decent modern decor that makes it look great and makes the guests feel good about the ambience. The rooms are spacious , clean , air-conditioned and have comfortable beds , offers a shelter of solace and warmth intended to give you maximum rest after a day of exploring everything around on your trip. Awesome View, Free Wi-Fi, TV, Bar, Excellent room service, laundry and 24 hours helpdesk; OYO rooms 001, has it all!
Quality Food & Breakfast at Rooftop
OYO is known for it's standardized services at affordable prices. I was surprised to see that even quality of food is not compromised at the hotel. Though they have a fine dine restaurant with a bar , still they arranged our breakfast at the rooftop to give us a splendid experience.
Nearby Places To Explore
Kathmandu has been the centre of Nepal’s rich culture and history over the years. It is a place surrounded by ancient structures highlighting the religions of Buddhism & Hinduism. The streets of Kathmandu are vibrant and noisy, which give a feeling of being alive and present in the lively atmosphere that permeates throughout the City. From visiting temples to exploring markets , pubs and casinos , this city has something for everyone.
Here are few places to explore within 15 minutes of hotel :
#1 PashupatiNath Temple
It is one of the most sacred Hindu Temples of Nepal. A located on the banks of the Bagmati River, this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The main temple is actually only allowed to be visited by the followers of Hinduism. But the other tourists have access to some other buildings located at the eastern banks of The Bagmati river, from where the the main Pashupatinath Temple can be seen in its full Glory.
#2 Thamel Market
It is a busy market area that can be sometimes overcrowded, but still, it is a must-visit place, especially if its your last day of the trip and you want to leave back with some stuff. The shops here offer very unique items, exotic clothing, trekking gears , unusual sculptures and some other souvenirs you’d like to keep.
I bought a very cool raincoat jacket from Thamel at just INR 350 , thanks to my fellow traveller Ami Bhat aka Indiana Jones from thrillingtravel to help me choose the right one.
#3 Casino Royale
Located inside the Yak & Yeti hotel , Casino Royale is one of the best casino in Kathmandu to try your luck on roulette, slot machine, black jack or poker. From food to cocktails everything is complimentary for players. They also have a separate zone for live dance performances on bollywood music. Free Transportation service is also available.
#4 Boudhanath Stupa
The Boudhanath Stupa is the largest Stupa in Nepal and is considered the most sacred Tibetan Buddhist Temple outside of Tibet. It is enormous in size, and dominates the Skyline of Kathmandu. Though we missed visiting this place due to short of time , still it's a must visit and very close to OYO rooms 001 Kathmandu.
#5 Utsav Authentic Nepali Restaurant
Live Nepalese cultural dance performances from a variety of ethnic groups with authentic Nepali food , what else you want in Kathmandu ? Meal starts with a shot of rice wine followed by delicious momos and traditional Nepalese Thali.
There are several other beautiful places to explore near the property like Patan Durbar Square , Bhaktapur Durbar Square , Swayambhunath Stupa which we will discuss in future posts.
We had a pleasant stay at the hotel. The staff at the hotel are polite, dedicated to their work and very helpful. I remember the front desk guy helped us even at middle of the night to arrange a cab. Being at a location with close proximity to bus stops and other means of transport, travelling anywhere probably is not a hassle from this hotel. So if you ever visit Kathmandu, OYO Rooms 001 could be a great base for your trip, with its great services at an affordable cost.
About Scout My Trip
Our road trip from Delhi to Kathmandu was organised by Scout My Trip , it's a DIY road trip planner portal that helps to make road trip itinerary from anywhere to anywhere across India which includes the places to eat , stay and explore. Do follow my road trips on Scout My Trip : Ankit Sharma