Lumbini hotels and hostels
Seven Angels Guest House
On the main road, this peaceful guest house has bright, sunny rooms looking out to mustard fields. There’s an excellent gallery next door run by the same owner, with fantastic traditional and modern paintings for sale.
Lumbini Garden Lodge
A few doors down, this is a tidy, family-run place with small, clean rooms. Some get more sunlight than others so see a few before deciding.
Lumbini Buddha Hotel
In a small area of woodland at the south end of the Development Zone, this calm, institutional hotel is a bit removed from everything, and it’s overpriced, but the rooms in safari-style buildings are decent enough.
Buddha Maya Garden Hotel
This upmarket resort offers very comfortable rooms in calm surroundings. There’s a good restaurant too. Ask about discounts.
Hotel Lumbini Garden New Crystal
Partner hotel to the New Crystal in Pokhara, this huge, swish place is almost opposite the gate to the Development Zone. It's aimed at well-heeled pilgrims and all sorts of religious paraphernalia is available in the foyer.
Lumbini Village Lodge
This inviting lodge has a central courtyard shaded by a mango tree and big, clean rooms with fans and window nets. There’s a peaceful rooftop setting and views looking over mustard fields.
Lumbini Hokke Hotel
Built with real style, the Hokke looks a bit like a traditional Japanese village; rooms are Western-style or Japanese-style, with tatami floors, paper partitions and Japanese furniture. The restaurant serves top-notch Japanese set meals.
Hotel Buddha Place
The walls may be in desperate need of fresh paint, but the rooms are otherwise pleasant and the bathrooms spotless.
Lumbini Guest House
On the other side of the main bazaar, this place is a bit more upmarket but still good value. Some rooms have squat toilets and some have western-style toilets so you have the choice.