Hyatt Regency Kathmandu Executive Club Room: Bottom Line Review

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When Drew and I visited Nepal this last month, our visit was bookended by Kathmandu where we arrived from India and departed for Dubai. Kathmandu is a vibrant and beautiful city with a dash of chaos that’s definitely worth seeing. While we made sure to stay close to the sights in the tourist-favored Thamel district at the start of the trip, we decided to try out the Hyatt Regency Kathmandu for our last night before leaving Nepal.

Hyatt Regency Kathmandu Bottom Line Review

The property is gorgeous, and by that I mean both the grounds and the building itself. There is a lovely, green walking path surrounding the property and the building has intricate features fitting with Kathmandu’s ornate temples downtown. This attention to detail continues into the beautiful lobby, but once in your room, everything inside feels a bit dated and worn in a once-luxurious kind of way. For instance there are nice hardwood floors and carved furnishings, but the rug is stained and the floor is scuffed – things that don’t impact comfort but someone is sure to notice. If you ask me however, a slightly rundown room is a small price to pay for such a good deal, especially when the rest of the experience is nice, over all.

  • Points Price: Category 1
    • 3.5-6.5K points per night for a standard room
    • 5.5-8.5K points per night for a club room (what we booked.)
    • 6.5-9.5K points per night for a standard suite
    • 7-13K points per night for a premium suite
  • Cash Price: Mostly in the $140-$180 range for standard rooms and $190 – $220 for club rooms.
  • Points Value: Great points value!
  • Resort/Destination Fee: None.
  • Parking: Free Parking.
  • Turndown service: None.
  • Housekeeping: Daily housekeeping.
  • Internet: Free
  • Dining:
    • The Café: This is currently closed for renovations.
    • Rox Restaurant: Open from 7am – 10pm. This is where the breakfast buffet is, which I’ll describe more below.
    • The Living Room: This is a sort of lobby bar area with light food and snacks. In lieu of a club lounge, (which was suspended for COVID), there is a “happy hour” benefit in this lobby area where Globalists can get a set menu of complimentary snacks and drinks.
    • The Terrace: This is a casual cafe area by the pool.
  • Spa: Club Oasis, open from 9 am to 8:30 pm. (I did not sample this.)
  • Fitness Room: I did not visit the gym to confirm whether or not the recent renovations are complete yet or not.
  • Hyatt Globalist Elite Benefits: 
    • Welcome Gift: Unfortunately the hotel didn’t see our status on file ahead of time, so it’s possible they would have had a welcome gift for us if they had, but as it was, they did not.
    • Suite Upgrade: We were upgraded from a standard club room to an executive club room.
    • Club Lounge: The private club lounge was suspended for COVID and has not reopened yet, so instead of a club lounge there is a “happy hour” benefit in the lobby restaurant “The Living Room”. The happy hour includes a set menu of snacks and drinks. For our visit, this featured chicken or veggie sliders, potato croquettes, chicken nuggets, local beers and wine.
    • Free Breakfast: Free breakfast at the Rox Restaurant’s breakfast buffet. (The buffet at Rox was supposedly suspended for COVID as well, but this is open again). Breakfast was a bit chaotic and maybe understaffed but to be fair, this could have been impacted by a private wedding they hosted on property that weekend. For instance we had to be very proactive about asking for coffee and table settings, and there were breakfast items I saw others eating that I still have no idea where they found them or how they ordered them.
    • 4PM Late Checkout: We did not have opportunity to use this, but could have requested.
    • Free Parking: Yes
  • Would I stay again?  If I had a short layover where I didn’t intend to sight-see at all, I’d certainly stay again. Otherwise I’d prefer being in the Thamel area.

Hyatt Regency Kathmandu Images and Captions

The Hyatt Regency Kathmandu Building is huge, beautiful, and in keeping with local architectural styles.
Check out the intricate designs along the roof!
The Hyatt Regency Kathmandu lobby is just as ornate and beautiful as the building’s exterior.
Fresh fruit juice always makes a nice welcome drink.
Hyatt Regency Kathmandu Executive Club Room – comfortable and spacious.
Hyatt Regency Kathmandu Executive Club Room.
Hyatt Regency Kathmandu Executive Club Room Bathroom
Hyatt Regency Kathmandu Executive Club Room Bathroom – this included a bath tub and shower.
The rug has seen better days.
The outdoor seating area at the Rox Restaurant has a beautiful view of the property.
I couldn’t figure out where the other guests were getting waffles, but I was delighted to find a dosa and omelette station instead.
The Rox Restaurant breakfast buffet
Plenty of pastries – the coconut cookies in the back were my favorite.
Hyatt Regency Kathmandu – The Living Room (where the happy hour benefit is being served in lieu of a club lounge.)
The Living Room Happy Hour For Globalists included chicken and/or veggie sliders, chicken nuggets, and potato croquettes. Shocker: the sliders and croquettes were way better than the chicken nuggets.
Hyatt Regency Kathmandu Pool and Terrace
Hyatt Regency Kathmandu Walking Trail
Hyatt Regency Kathmandu Walking Trail
Even the parking area is beautiful!
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SamBam

I was there in 1990. Everyone got food poisoning. Stick to boiled food. Daal Bhat is as safe as it gets. (Rice n lentils)

Fr ja

Timely, I’ll be there next week. Any other hints about KAT? What are best resources?

flyernick

It’s actually a good neighborhood for about a half day of tourist site-seeing. It’s easy walking distance to one of Kathmandu’s UNESCO WHS –Bouddhanath Stupa. I really enjoyed exploring the square around there for a morning.

whocares

i remember my stay in Nepal now! 15+ years ago. The place itself was a local place – nice, quite nice is my emotional impression,or rather nice enough. Though I have no visual recollection, I do remember the barking dogs…..very annoying.

The Hyatt looks top class. But really – $150/night for Kathmandu? But if you got the points and the yearn to burn! And since you have Globalist…why not! Drew still at TPG?

Plenty of 4 star and some 5 stars (Out of 10 or so on Booking) come up for much less then $150. So perhaps not quite the great redemption…?

Thankfully there are no “7 star” hotels like in India. hahaha

whocares

just checked and I see the Kathmandu population has nearly doubled since I went in 2004. And I see the Hyatt is kind of isolated on its own patch of land compared to say the Radisson 5-star or Soaltee (another 5-star) – on google earth. So for peace & quiet, that allows you to recharge to tackle the “big city chaos of Kathmandu”..maybe it is worth even more! Good choice!

Grant

This was a beautiful property and the food was excellent. Thanks for sharing your photos and letting me reminisce about my stay.

LarryInNYC

I haven’t been to Nepal, but the cash rates seem pretty high if the prices are anything like next-door India. Nice points stay, though! The way you’ve quoted the range of points it’s looks like this location never has off peak nights?