This has been by far, the best hotel we have stayed in during our 3 week visit in Nepal. Excellent service offered along with a spotless, beautiful room.
I stayed at Yamba traditional home for 3 nights and 3 days and it was absolutely perfect. The rooms were modelled on the traditional Newari style and it had all the amenities required. It was nice to see the effort the owner has put in to preserve the traditional style. The hosts- both the owner and his family were very warm and down-to-earth people. You cannot find more hospitable hosts. The owner, Mr. Pradeep is also very resourceful. For example, he booked us a cab to visit a popular tourist destination within 5 minutes of us telling him we want to go. He also made excellent suggestions of tourist destinations. He gave us a taste of the Newari cuisine by offering us sweets that are common in the Katmandu valley. We also got a nice discount on the price of the room because we are students. The home is also located at a central place in Patan. It is close to a world Heritage site. So, a walk around the area is pretty nice. I will definitely stay here when I visit Kathmandu again and I would highly recommend it for others too.
Pradeep and his family have created an amazing homestay in his family's traditional Newari house. The studio is breathtaking - timber ceilings, wonderful lighting, modern kitchen and such a comfortable bed. Pradeep is also a great host, and welcomed and farewelled me with tea and a snack. The location is also great, only a 2 minute walk from Patan Darbar Square, but the home is a quiet and peaceful place to stay. I also much prefered staying in Patan than Thamel or Kathmandu. I can't wait to come back and will definitely stay at Pradeep's place when I do. Don't hesitate to book this place!
Yamba Traditional Home encapsulates all the very best attributes of Kathmandu - the history, mystery, style, warmth and friendliness. It is set in a restored and renovated 100 year old plus traditional Newari multi-story home. The style, warmth and friendliness are supplied in abundance by the wonderful, host family who take you in and wrap you up in the sincere generosity of their welcome. The history comes from Yamba’s restoration and setting down a warren of mystical, magical, red-bricked and be-shrined streets where life exists in all its states and the mystery lies in where exactly will Yamba’s stairs end!!!?? The sky? The stairs snake up through the historic, interior of the building with a reward at the summit in the terrace breakfast (yummy, traditional, Newari food is proffered and I loved the cumin infused fried eggs ) room with profound views over Patan. Initially, we stayed in Yamba Traditional Home for two nights before heading off for three days to explore other parts of Nepal. After which, and on our return to Yamba the night before our flight, my friend commented that she was “home.” Yamba felt very much our “home" in Nepal. The facts are that the showers were powerful with constant hot water, the rooms, in traditional style were secure and comfy and the beds, sleep inducing. However, the attributes that set Yamba apart from other hotels such as homeliness are derived from the interaction with the host family: from Pradeep’s stories and how the Dad disappears every evening to feed a dog across the city, to beautiful, jocular Mamou and her warm, contagious laugh. I loved every minute of my stay there.
We must give special thanks and mention to Pradeep. He is quite simply “the host with the most.” From the moment, he collected us at the airport to our departure, he couldn’t do enough, he always went the extra mile, nothing was too difficult, and everything was there on demand. He provided every service, from securing taxi services, laundry, take-away food and a river of tea! Everything was done quietly and efficiently and was done from the heart. I loved our chats as he is so erudite and knowledgeable on a myriad of subjects, history, politics, economics and “the As to Zs” of Kathmandu life. His recommendations are to be heeded! The guy is a genius! It took me a few days to write this as I was and remain scared that my paltry words wouldn’t honor Pradeep and all at Yamba Traditional Home enough. My friend and I, left them and Kathmandu to return to our normalish lives, addicted to “namaste,” warm, sincere smiles and copious amounts of Nepali tea, refreshed, invigorated and imbued with the knowledge that we will never, ever stay in a “Chain Hotel” ever again. And when we return to Nepal, which we will inevitably do, we will stay at Yamba Traditional Home.
Wow! We had an absolutely amazing experience at Yamba Traditional Home. Pradeep and his family are incredibly hospitable and go out of their way to ensure your comfort and that all your needs are met. The Guesthouse is new, clean, and beautiful with modern touches (i.e. great mattress, hot shower, and the best WiFi in our 30 days in nepal by far) mixed with stunning traditional architecture. Breakfast was homemade, substantial in size, and absolutely delicious, plus they had real coffee! The location is within a short walk to the Patan Durbar Square but you feel like you're in a truly local area away from the tourist crowds. After staying here, we now understand why the reviews have been so extraordinary. If we could give 6 stars we would. Thank you Pradeep and your family for the great conversations and an absolutely memorable stay!