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Raniban Retreat, World Peace Pagoda,, 33700 Pokhara, Nepal – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.3/10! (score from 30 reviews)
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BBQ Facilities, Terrace, Sun Deck
Food & Drink
Bar, Restaurant with Dining Menu
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Shuttle Service (surcharge), Airport Shuttle (surcharge), Ticket Service, Baggage Storage, Laundry
Newspapers, Non-smoking Rooms
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 8 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 30 reviews
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Combining modern and characteristically Nepali architecture, this boutique property offers a cool and relaxed environment accompanied with splendid views of the Himalayan mountains.
Score from 67 reviews Excellent
Offering a restaurant that serves Indian, Chinese and Continental dishes, Hotel Lakefront Pvt. Ltd is located in Pokhara. It is 65 metres from Phewa Lake. Free Wi-Fi access is available.
Score from 80 reviews Very good
Set just a 3-minute walk from the beautiful Phewa Lake, Hotel Middle Path offers clean and comfortable rooms with views. Complimentary WiFi access is available.
Score from 338 reviews Excellent
Located just 250 metres from the scenic Fewa Lake, New Annapurna Guest House features a garden where the guests can unwind and soak in the scenic sights of Pokhara.
Score from 177 reviews Wonderful
The road to the hotel is too bumpy... But it is not their fault. Given the beautiful view, everything is worthy!
The view is absolutely stunning!! The staff are very friendly. They treat the hotel like their own home. The hotel is very clean and neat. A great place to stay for relaxation after trekking!
Would have been excellent if hair dryer and coffee making facilities are available in the room.
The staffs are absolutely amazing and the view from the room and the hotel is simply breathtaking! Yes, the hot shower is irregular but the energy and serene surrounding certainly makes up for it. Cannot imagine goin to Pokhara without visiting Raniban!
The showers are solar-powered as this is an eco-retreat. This was not a problem when we showered late afternoon (as recommended) but the morning of departure (heading off for 3 flights home!) I would have liked a hot shower in the morning and this was not possible. The isolation of the retreat means that you are reliant on their food which was patchy: sometimes great, sometimes pretty average. Try the apple pancakes, yum!
Raniban is located up a hill, overlooking the town of Pokhara. It was removed, quiet and peaceful. We were the only people staying for a couple of the nights we were there and we loved sitting in the garden looking at the view and relaxing in the sunshine. Definitely pay for one of the front 3 rooms "with private garden". Although the "private" garden is shared amongst the 3 rooms, they definitely have the best views and are worth the extra money.
Over the last 3 years the price has gone up, however the service is now not matching up to the price paid, I stay here because I love chilling out at the view but there are places downtown which are much cheaper and provide the same quality.
I have stayed at Rainban for the last 3 years, the views are still the main attraction. Yes it is a hike ( 500 steps) but it is worth it, just take your time and soak in the views. Foods is great,
The reception service was relatively poor and not too friendly...I advise to not book on the internet but call the retreat directly and negotiate a room rate, - especially, if you are a foreign resident in Nepal, - but even a tourist should try this. Rooms seems a bit over priced, with unreliable hot water, but then again, exclusiveness and fantastic mountain views (on clear days) cost...Generally, service could be improved. Perhaps an idea to hire more female staff, because in Nepal, one may train and train and train and train young men in hotel management and service, but they were born and raised to be served by others (by their mothers, sisters, wife, daugthers) - not to serve others (especially not women)...so there is an ever present gender and cultural dimension to service in Nepal! Moreover, I did not like the dirt road leading up to the retreat and parking place below the retreat....very bad and dangerous road, once you leave Siddharta Highway...but parking facilities provided are fine. Unfortunately, I lost a fine pashmina shawl on the last morning, sometime within an hour between bf and checking out, and it could not be found by the staff....
We enjoyed the village atmosphere, peace and quiet. friendly and good restaurant service, and food OK. Nice tea selection. Enjoyed breakfast and afternoon tea on the terasse with the mountain view, in front of the restaurant. Try early morning masala milk tea on the roof top /above the restaurant and watch the sunrise from there!
The view is absolute fantastic. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The manager had a lot of tips for walking in the mountains even with kids, and other activities. Was helping also with planetickets, hotelbooking ect. Very calm and peaceful place, who grow their own vegetabels.
The hot water was inconsistent.
Beautiful and unbelievable views of the himalayas. Eco and socially responsible business with personalized yet down to earth service. Chef is amazing, without a doubt some of the best meals I've had in Nepal.
No convenience store to buy stuffs like cigarette, snacks, toiletries etc. Given the remote location, i think management should consider selling those stuffs.
Location! Sunrise was amazing and everything i so beautiful. Room was spacious with nice bathroom. I had great sleep and environment is so peaceful, the sound of nature was blissful. Staffs are friendly.
It is difficult to reach due to very bad road serface. It may not be worth staying in rain season (March-August) due to rain and clouds that block mounain peaks most of the time.
This hotel offers the best view in Pokhara. The staff can carry luggage for guests when climbing some 500 small stone steps. Panoramic view of snow peaks (including Fish Tail Peak) if the sky is clear. Food is quite good in the restaurant. Staff are friendly, too.
As it's a 2 hour walk (downhill) to Pokhara you're pretty stuck at Raniban and there's not much to do. It is also very expensive for what it is. I'm also not totally convinced by the cleanliness of the kitchen. Both my husband and I got bad stomachs and we'd only eaten at Raniban for the previous three days.
The view is great, staff were friendly.
No room service
Fantastic location Great view Best for star gazing and mountain view Trekk No room service, but the staff was so good they served us tea in our room in flask late night when requested for the same during our dinner.
They don't have enough hot water always, but it's a problem for most of the hotels in Nepal.
stunning view from the room, we watched sunrise without going anywhere, just in the room. This hotel is about 15 minutes walk from World Peace Pagoda.This hotel is in the moutain, but with a taxi there's no problem to get there, the staffs helped us with our luggages.
Mark, the F&B Manager was very friendly and professional. Very friendly and professional staff, especially Binod. Keep it up. Rooms are comfortable and the location is the best. Need to spend a longer time there in the future, Cheers
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