Awesome Small Local Hotel in Patan
Tucked in a local Patan neighborhood, off the busy streets, I stayed at Boutique Heritage Home for 7 nights. This inn is quiet, comfortable and artsy. The elegant owner drinks tea in the courtyard and is happy to chat in the morning. The actual inn keeper, friendly and helpful, was around everyday. His staff keeps the rooms perfectly clean. I was visiting a family member who works in Kathmandu but I was traveling and staying alone. I felt completely safe and confident the staff would help me in anyway they could. In fact, when arriving we couldn't find it but with one phone call, a young man came out into the Main Street to find us and guide us into their courtyard. The wifi was reliable, the solar hot water was quite hot (remember, Americans, the hot faucet is on the opposite side!) and every breakfast was great: coffee or tea, fresh juice and fruit, omelets, toast, jam, peanut butter! As much or as little as you choose. And the building itself is a jewel. Traditional but with a contemporary aesthetic with local art tucked in niches in the walls, cool lighting and white comforters. Kathmandu is notorious for cold interior spaces. I was there in March and the nights were quite cool. But I had a room heater, a bed heater and a thick comforter. I was quite comfortable all around. It's just a ten minute walk to Patan Durbar Square, but I explored every inch of Patan on foot. I highly recommend Boutique Heritage Home for a lovely stay in Kathmandu.