Our pick for midrange comfort on a budget is this well-run and super-friendly place. The rooms are among the best value in Kathmandu, with endless hot water and lots of balcony and relaxing garden seating. Throw in free airport pick-up and this place is hard to beat.
The best standard rooms are in the side building (and are the sunniest in winter). The deluxe rooms are more spacious and the new Nepali-style super-deluxe rooms have brick floors and traditional decor. It's a 10-minute walk southwest of Thamel – far enough to be out of range of the Tiger balm salesmen but close enough to restaurants for dinner. Bring earplugs, as this residential neighbourhood can be noisy.
Situated 1.3 km from Hanuman Dhoka, Hotel Ganesh Himal - Boutique in Kathmandu features a garden. The property is around 1.5 km from Kathmandu Durbar Square and 1.8 km from Swayambhu. Swayambhunath Temple is 2.4 km away. At the hotel, every room includes a desk and a flat-screen TV. The rooms are fitted with a private bathroom with free toiletries, while some feature garden views. Hotel Ganesh Himal - Boutique offers a continental or American breakfast. Around-the-clock assistance is available at the reception. Pashupatinath is 5 km from the accommodation, while Patan Durbar Square is 6 km from the property.