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Raniban Retreat is perched on a secluded ridge top 700m above The Phewa lake, and the town of Pokhara.Reach us by rowing boat and trekking on a well made trail, or by road in 15 minutes from Lakeside, and you will be a world away from the grime and noise of Lakeside tourist hotels. The World Peace Pagoda is our only neighbour. The stunning view is what really makes us special. From our rooms and terraces we enjoy heart stopping views to the mighty Annapurna range, Phewa Lake, and the Peace Stupa. All our rooms are cosy when it's colder, cool when it's hot and look out onto the stunning view to the north. Our excellent restaurant menu features seasonal specials, and many dishes feature herbs and vegetables grown in our own organic gardens.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Multilingual Staff
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Lake View
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Pokhara Airport5 km
Bharatpur Airport76 km
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Pros: - stunning views, really awesome - dedicated and friendly staff Cons: - style over substance rooms - limited menu, which tasted awful - really hard to get to, kms of poor bumpy roads - no hot water, despite being promoted - significantly over priced...More

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Response from AkshovShr, Owner at Raniban RetreatResponded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Greetings from Raniban. Firstly, thank you for taking the time out for the review. We apologise that your stay at Raniban was not as you had hoped for. We have taken all your issues into consideration and will work towards continuous improvement on...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Raniban Retreat is appropriate for all kinds of travellers whether its for Solo travellers, family or couples its perfect place for relaxing and spending quality time with oneself or family, its the best place for peace lovers like me. This was my first travel and...More

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Response from AkshovShr, Owner at Raniban RetreatResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Namaste from Raniban. Thank you for taking the time out for this beautiful review. We are delighted to hear about your experience at our Retreat and would love to host you again sometime in the near future. Cheers. Regards, The Raniban Retreat Family

Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We stayed in Raniban for 3 days and it was worth of travelling because of the great Himalaya view from the resort. The garden accompanies the view and it makes it heavenly. In the evening, downhill Pokhara glitters in bird like texture. The staff is...More

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Response from AkshovShr, Owner at Raniban RetreatResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Greetings from Raniban. We appreciate you taking the time out for this warm and honest review. We are delighted to hear that your stay at Raniban was a memorable experience. Also, thank you for the special mention on our team members. We, at...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

We stayed in Raniban for 3 nights. The Annapurna range looks so beautiful in front of the resort. The combination of Fewa lake down the hills and Himalayas in front makes your stay all worth of the trip. If you have disabled or old people...More

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Response from AkshovShr, Owner at Raniban RetreatResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Greetings from Raniban. First of all, thank you for taking the time our for this generous review. We are delighted to hear that your experience at Raniban was a memorable one. Yes, the 522 steps is one way of reaching Raniban. Majority of...More

Reviewed 17 September 2018

If you ever visit Pokhara staying in Raniban is a definite must! I highly recommend this to everyone up for an amazing experience. This is the only hotel that is perfectly situated geographically, therefore, providing an absolutely stunning view of The Phewa Lake, Peace Stupa...More

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Response from AkshovShr, Owner at Raniban RetreatResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Namaste from Raniban. We really appreciate you taking the time out for this beautiful review. It's been a pleasure hosting you and your family here at Raniban and we look forward to hosting you guys in the near future as well. Cheers. Regards,...More

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15 October 2018|
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Response from PradnyaB48 | Reviewed this property |
The best way to go is to call Raniban and ask them to send the car over. Do not try to hike it's a very long distance. They take about 1500 NPR for the cab.
6 September 2018|
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Hello, Greetings from Raniban. An alternate road to the 522 steps is available but as of now, it's only accessible via an SUV. Sorry, we don't have any TVs in the room but our wifi connection is excellent. Thank you... More
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Dear guest, you are most welcome in our boutique retreat. The kids are also very welcome. We don't have specific kids zone for entertaining the kids. Our resort is a nature focused. But we have garden and terrace where they... More
Room Tips
"The Sunrise view rooms are the absolute BEST!"
10 Sep 2018
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"Every room is best!"
3 Aug 2018
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"Best views"
18 Jul 2018
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"Mountain View rooms offer the best view of the Annapurna range"
14 May 2018
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US$69 - US$123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
NepalWestern RegionGandaki ZonePokhara
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