We thought it is under jananese management so we booked room but it is not like what we expected. They provide wifi coupon which only works for one device. We were two persons in a room and we also wanted our laptops and phone devices connected with wifi but it did not happened. Ac in our room was not functioning. Hotel is not hospitable . They even did not offer you welcome drink and greetings. Very bad impression...
This Japanese-run hotel is immaculately clean - the cleanest hotel we stayed at in Nepal. It does not have luxury services, but we were told by a good local travel agent that it is the best hotel in Lumbini. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. All aspects of the room, including the bedding was immaculate, and the air conditioning worked perfectly (not something you can assume in this part of the world). The bathroom was of the Japanese style, with a wet room and a dry room, very clean and convenient. The restaurant was surprisingly good, with Nepali, Indian, Japanese, and western options, and out hostess/server was incredibly friendly and helpful. There is a nice pool, although we didn't really check it out, as like most, we were there to see the Buddha's birthplace and associated temples, not to sit by the pool.
This is really a lovely hotel, and after staying at a number of 5 star establishments across Nepal that were not nearly as clean, we really loved this place. We will absolutely stay there again if we ever go back.
We travelled over by road from India and this hotel was way better than than equivalent hotels in India (Royal residencies).
Japanese manager was very attentive and I don't recognise the poor reviews on this site from November). No current building work. All very clean, comfortable and peaceful. Amazing Japanese washer/drier toilets. Excellent food- choice of Japanese or Nepalese.
Wi-Fi was better than in nearby India and worked ok in our room.
Japanese style hotel, big and clean room come with a comfy bed. In a winter you can turn on the air conditioner and make it as a heater. Bathroom also have a bathtub, but a little dirty. Staff here are all nice and helpful. Breakfast okay.
As the birthplace of Siddhartha Guatama, Lumbini is working to meet the tourist and pilgrim demand for being the home of Buddha. The Lumbini Hotel Kasai will be a fine hotel - when it is completed. Right now it is a bit of a health and safety hazard with exposed wiring and bricks heaped up in the garden. It certainly is an eye sore - the view from your room should not be of workers constructing the hotel!
WiFi was not available to all - you are allowed to connect one device for one person, anything else costs extra.
The hotel also should not hang blinking festival lights outside the guest windows - they can keep you up when you're supposed to be resting!
The power blinked off twice - a fault of the construction, perhaps? A bit scary to lose all light in the night, even for only 2 minutes. The guests should be isolated from this kind of teething problem!
I'm sure it will be a grand hotel once completed, but it is really not a place for people to stay now.