Owned and operated by Ananya Apartments, our solar-powered & sleek Soundproof Apartment is in Thamel, Kathmandu. Two Bedrooms, two Bathrooms, Full Kitchen & Living/Dining area. Very close to nightlife, restaurants, pubs/bars, shopping & entertainment. This is a stunning space inside a beautiful Neo Classical/Newar fusion building. Ample light, lots of space, bay windows, ideal location with all modern comforts. Good value for money, ideal for couples, friends, business travelers, and families.
Thamel is the main tourist hub of Kathmandu, Nepal. The streets are teeming with life. But it can also be a bit noisy. That's why our apartment has double windows for soundproofing – probably the only apartment in Thamel with this feature. Using high end imported materials, the soundproofing is more than adequate for a peaceful stay inside (100% soundproofing is not possible).
But that's just the start. This amazing apartment is on the second floor of a beautiful Neo Classical / Newari fusion building. The two bedrooms have two classic bay windows and seating so that you can observe life as it happens in Thamel without the dust and noise! It also has a spacious Living/Dining area with all amenities and a fully functional kitchen.
Our apartment is not part of a hotel or a serviced apartment. It is simply, a fully furnished apartment for rent. Therefore our spaces are generous – a precious commodity in cramped Thamel! Instead of booking two puny hotel rooms, you could spend some quality time at our 800 sq. ft. two-bedroom apartment.
The current building (built in 2010), a neo-classical and Newari fusion, was constructed in the same spot and in the same design spirit of an old house commissioned by my grandfather over a 100 years ago.
The building is designed by Nepal's top architect, Mr. Arun Pant and constructed by an ‘A' class company. It has been designed to withstand massive earthquakes. The building suffered no damage after the devastating earthquake of April 2015. A thorough check by structural engineers revealed no damage at all.
The ground floor of the building houses four shops catering to tourists. You can buy Cashmere shawls, Kashmiri handicraft and metal crafts. I'm sure they will give you a good discount if you mention that you stay above ☺
The first floor house a travel agency, the second floor is this two-bedroom apartment. The third floor is another 2BHK Apartment listed on Airbnb as "Neo Modern 2BHK Thamel Apartment". On the top two floors is a beautiful contemporary two-bedroom penthouse also listed on Airbnb as "Contemporary 2BHK Thamel Penthouse."
The air-conditioned bedrooms have queen size double bed, large comfortable mattress, wardrobe, study table/chair, compressed wood parquet flooring and bathroom with running hot/cold water, western style WC, hand-held toilet spray. The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom while the second bedroom has an adjoining bathroom.
The kitchen has all the amenities you would require to prepare any meal. It is intelligently designed to enable you to cook, store and clean in as little time as possible.
Items in the Kitchen:
• 4-ring gas hob
• Gas cylinders
• Induction Cooker
• Exhaust Hood
• Storage cabinets
• French Press
• Water Jar and Dispenser
• Samsung Microwave
• Wine Glasses
• Beer Glasses
• Coffee Mugs
• Cooking Utensils
• Ingredient and food containers
• Hot water heater/dispenser
Living / Dining Area
The open Living / Dining area (air-conditioned) has a large bank of windows on the west side which lets in a ton of light and plenty of afternoon sunshine. The windows can also be fully shaded by rolling down the blinds.
The dining table with a hanging dome light provides a great atmosphere to chitchat with family or guests over dinner and wine.
You can also unwind on the comfortable sofa and watch a great movie or catch the latest news on the TV that has a satellite connection with over 70 channels including most of the popular news, entertainment and sports programming.
We have invested in Solar Panels and large Batteries as back up to run most things within the apartment. The back up power enables lights in Living/Dining Area, Kitchen, Bedrooms and Bathrooms. It also powers the Wi-Fi, TV, Satellite TV, DVD, Fridge and almost all power sockets.
• Solar Water Panels and Storage Tank
• Solar Panel and Battery Based Electricity Back Up
• 32" Flat Panel Samsung LED TV
• Satellite TV with all major news, sports and entertainment channels
• Music System
• Philips DVD Player
• 5 MBPS Fibre Optic Wi-Fi
• Samsung Washing Machine
• Iron / Iron Board
• Hair Dryer and Basic Toiletries
• Mosquito Repellent Units
• Yoga Mat
Zugang für Gäste
Guests have access to the courtyard area, entry stairway and all areas within the apartment.
Interaktion mit Gästen
My wife and I live offsite but we always try to meet our guests on arrival (sometimes its not possible) and are available on phone, text and email. We will take care of any issues that may arise. Our right hand men, Raju and Umesh will also be happy to help.
Weitere wichtige Infos
Basic necessities are… well basically very hard to come by in Nepal. Due to acute load shedding in the winter months, we have provision for solar power and thus ask our guests to use them judiciously. But solar power is not enough to power the high wattage equipment (anything above 500 watts) which still relies on government electricity supply to run.
UPDATE: Since the end of October 2016, Kathmandu has 24 hours power (short outages now and then is expected). Never thought I'd see this in my lifetime and I'm only 40. Therefore all appliances work all the time. (Now what should I do with all the solar stuff? :-)
Water is precious too! We have a deep bore well, from which we draw water, filter and store in our underground storage tank. We also have two tanks on the rooftop that we replenish every few days from the underground storage tank so that guests always have water.
We do ask guests to take care of the Apartment and everything in it. We also request guests to be in by 11pm every night and of course, refrain from holding noisy late-night parties.
Guests are expected to abide by the laws of the country. No illegal or immoral activity will be tolerated and will result in immediate cancellation of booking.
For smoking, guests can step down to the courtyard :-)
I am a Nepali and born in Kathmandu. I finished schooling in Darjeeling and college in Delhi, India. I came back home to Nepal do my MBA and after a short stint at a local airline, I started my own advertising agency with a college mate. Since 1998 my agency has worked with various national and multinational clients. My agency (Business Advantage) also won the Agency of the Year 2012/2013 at the Crity Awards - Nepal's premier Marketing/Advertising Awards. I am a father to a 11 year old football fanatic of a son, a YouTube obsessed (Yes, I am trying to control her screen time) 5 year old daughter and husband to a lovely interior design aficionado wife.
Me, I love music of any kind, still play Football (Soccer)/Futsal twice a week, live to ride my Royal Enfield motorcycle on weekends and go trekking once a year. I love photography and part of the reason I go on treks is the opportunity to take great photos.