Serenity in the heart of the city
-   2017-06-01 | nepaltraveller.com
Hotel Ambassador with its wide range of accommodation options and uncompromised service will leave you with a memorable experience
The Hotel Ambassador is a four-star hotel located at Lazimpat, one of the most vibrant areas of Kathmandu. It is an ideal place for guests to experience everything great the city has to offer. Close to the bustling alleys of Thamel and the shopping avenue that is Durbar Marg, the hotel is a private and quiet place for guests to enjoy Kathmandu by being right at the centre of it.
The Ambassador's journey started in 1963 when a residential bungalow was turned into a hotel. It was then demolished in 2012 and now stands tall at the centre of Kathmandu and carries the legacy of uncompromised hospitality. Designed by the Managing Director Rahul Shakya, the Ambassador now combines contemporary design with local artistry to create an ambience that is urban yet unique.
The new Ambassador outlines a fresh dimension of luxury with its diverse range of accommodations designed to suit the varying needs of patrons. Each room displays a unique setting that is inspired by Kathmandu's evolving identity which celebrates modernity while preserving its local heritage and tradition. The accommodation is fully equipped with all the modern amenities, offering guests the comforts they deserve.
The rooms that are divided into Standard, Superior, Deluxe and Deluxe with balcony are well lit, cosy, and spacious and offers a high standard of service. They provide all the essentials like TV, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, electric kettle, mini bar, iron and ironing board. They also offer lockers in each room.
One of the most unique things about the Ambassador is that even though they are in the middle of a vibrant part of town their double glazed windows make the room sound proof. It is indeed your quite room in the city. Its deluxe room with balcony offers guests a great place to sit out and relax while watching the city.
The staff are dedicated, polite, friendly and committed to provide each guest a memorable stay from the moment they enter the hotel.
The carefully planned hotel also has food and shopping outlets within the premises. The famous restaurant Kotetsu offers an authentic Japanese experience. From the restaurant, you can look out into the city while you dine. Kotetsu serves freshly made Japanese delicacies like Sushi and Sashimi that are a treat to the palate.
Flat Iron Grill serves American gourmet style sandwiches, soups and salads made from fresh ingredients. It is the perfect spot for a quick lunch and an ideal place to satisfy your hunger. When you’re in Nepal you have to try the famous momos, and at Momo Queen, another outlet at the Ambassador you get a variety of options which are unique and delicious. Don’t forget to especially try their fish and chocolate momos.
Ambassador also has a luxury fashion brand Tissah that makes handmade jewellery and accessories that are ideal to take back as souvenirs. The design of each piece is crafted by skilled local artisans of Nepal. A trip to Nepal is incomplete without the purchase of an elegant pashmina or a beautiful cashmere scarf. Ardor is a luxury brand outlet in the hotel which is known for making the finest cashmere and pashmina products in Nepal. For those who love trekking, the Ambassador also has Cosmo Trek a joint venture between Nepal and Japan that offers trekking enthusiast a wide variety of travel services.
Overall staying at the Ambassador offers a great experience. The booming Thamel, Lazimpat and Durbar Marg area with its shopping complexes, restaurants, bars and clubs are all at walking distance and patrons can indulge in everything that they are looking for.
In the coming days when the whole project is completed, guests will also get to sip beverages at the roof top bar and lounge while enjoying a 360 degree view of the city from the top.
For more information:
Address: Lazimpat, Kathmandu (Opposite Standard Charted Bank)
Phone: +977 1 4442726 / 4442727