About

The Summit is a very special Nepali style hotel with western comfort.

Terraces set in spacious flower gardens give views north across the Kathmandu valley to the snow clad Himalayan range beyond.

Open balconies with hand made tile floors and carved wooden pillars connect to the rooms.

A wide range of accommodation is offered, from the self contained apartments in ‘Summit Towers’ and the luxurious ‘Himalaya View Wing Rooms’, to the original ‘Garden Wing Rooms’ and the good value budget accommodation available in ‘Holland House’.

The Summit has a famous bar and restaurant, beautiful gardens and terraces, an outdoor pool, beauty salon, business centre, conference and meeting facilities, room service , wireless internet and telephones from all rooms.

It was founded in 1978 by a group of Dutchmen who had a great affinity for the country, its mountains, people, history and culture.

Together with a small group of Nepalese – some are still working at the Summit Hotel – they built 36 Garden Wing rooms and in 1990 the Himalayan View Wings. Currently the hotel offers 73 rooms and employs some 150 Nepalese employees.

In November, 2012 (check the date), the Dutch investors sold their entire shares to the Summit Group of Hotels and Resorts, a Nepalese consortium who owns and manage group of hotels and restaurants in Nepal and abroad. The Summit Group of Hotels and Resorts manages the Hotel with the active support of the same employees who have successfully worked under the Dutch Management. The new Nepalese owners maintain good rapport with the previous Dutch owners and Board Directors.

 

Clean, quiet and great service

The Summit has what almost no other places in Nepal do: clean rooms, quiet compound, and great service.
The breakfast is amazing, and the seating area outside is something you truly appreciate when you’ve been in the country for a while.
The hotel is situated a bit higher up than downtown, so you’re more or less over the smog.
The location is really good too, with lots of great restaurants in walking distance – not to mention Patan Durbar Square.
My only critique is that the food (besides breakfast) is not very exciting or particularly tasty – not for the price they take for it! Also the service in the restaurant doesn’t live up to the the standard of the rest of the hotel: it is ridiculously slow, and unorganized.

- Stayed March 2013, traveled on business