Hotel: Annapurna Lodge
Address: 355/26 Jhochhen Tole, KTM Durbar Square, Kathmandu 23, Nepal
Phone: 00977-1-4247684, 00977-1-4245096
While Themal was too touristy and Bhaktapur was too out-of-the-way, Yik and I decided to take the middle ground and find a lodge in the Freak Street area. We shopped around before we chose Annapurna Lodge.
Comparing with other guesthouses, the rooms in Annapurna Lodge were clean and cheap. The lodge had both rooms with and without private bathroom. Hot water was not 24/7 though. But since water supply in Kathmandu was restricted and only available in a certain time period of the day by the time we were in the city, I bet that there was no guesthouse in similar price range could supply hot water all day long.
The lodge is just a few minutes walk away from the square.
Water supply was restricted by the time we were there. People had to get water from the water truck everyday within a scheduled time period.
This rooftop restaurant was located near by the lodge. Its food was pretty good. We tried a buffalo dish there 🙂