Arrival Experience: In the heart of the city center, there is plenty to see and do within walking distance, but the smiles and welcomes from the security staff and reception personnel always create a warm welcome. The hotel is separated into two towers: one being only a year old. The newer tower houses the premium category of rooms and a coffee shop while the other houses the majority of rooms and suites plus the remaining restaurants and leisure facilities. Both lobbies are well-equipped with large seating areas, a staffed front desk, and free wireless Internet. Each has its own lounge and bar as well.
Dining: This is the hotel's strongest suit as it features a plethora of choices for a downtown hotel. Olive Garden is in the main tower and serves Mediterranean cuisine focusing on fresh pastas, pizzas, salads, and grilled entrees. It remains a popular choice for locals and guests alike, but the Fun Café cannot be beat for its extensive, affordably priced buffets showcasing Nepalese recipes, Indian curries, and international favorites including a made-to-order pasta bar and roasted chicken carving station. Open for three meals a day, most guests stop in at least once daily. The coffee shop in the new tower serves a delicious breakfast buffet with an omelet station. Snacks can be enjoyed poolside, and groups often use the terrace behind the main tower for receptions or special events.
Accommodations: The main tower houses the standard rooms and suites, which are comfortable with soft duvet bedding, spacious work desks with free wireless high speed Internet, cable TVs, and excellent lighting in bathrooms. Newer premium rooms feature hardwood floor foyers, glass-topped desks, flat-screen cable TVs, robes, slippers, fruit baskets, and baths with a stash of toiletries and rainfall shower heads. Glass walls between the bedroom and bathroom expand upon the sense of space allowing guests to watch TV as they bathe if they so choose. Privacy shades can be drawn as well. All rooms have large closets, minibars, and coffeemakers.
Conclusion: Kathmandu has very few hotels directly in the heart of town making this a prized choice for business travelers or tourists stopping in before or after a mountain trek. Souvenir shops and cafes line the nearby streets, and an airport shuttle runs on a regular schedule from both lobbies. Swimmers can enjoy the sun and view of the Himalayas from the rooftop swimming pool or take in a workout in the modern fitness center. The hands-on manager can be seen throughout the hotel interacting with guests and staff. Hospitality is in the hotel's nature even at the airport where it operates a business class lounge on behalf of several airlines. The Radisson offers a value-focused offering in the nation's capital and plays host to many visiting Americans year-round.