It was my first trip to Lumbini and I got lucky in terms of finding the right hotel for my two-day stay there. There is a limited choice of hotels in Lumbini, though adequate because most of the hotels in Lumbini are reasonably clean and reasonably priced. Actually better than similarly priced hotel in Kathmandu. Hotel Ananda Inn is located opposite East Gate No. 4 of the Buddha Complex. Maya Devi temple is approximately 500 meters away from the East Gate No. 4. My Saleena Bus from Kathmandu (NPR 1000, AC Bus) dropped me at this Gate and I could not have asked for anything better. I was at the front desk of Ananda Inn almost immediately after getting down from the bus. My room was ready. A Standard Room (air-conditioned, without breakfast) in Ananda Inn had cost me 42 USD per day. It was clean, had a large comfortable double bed, a small dining table, a dresser, a cabinet, effective air-conditioning (subject to power supply), a ceiling fan, a clean bathroom with hot & cold water and a bath tub which was at least good for standing in it while taking shower. Basic bathroom supplies were there like shower cap, shampoo, bath gel, etc. The room had sliding windows with one wire mesh window for getting fresh air. I actually used the wire mesh window and ceiling fan and slept comfortably. The hotel has a nice restaurant called Maitri. Keep reading...
|Hotel Ananda Inn Lumbini|
|Standard Room Hotel Ananda Inn Lumbini|
There was a pair of bathroom slippers and an additional pair of disposable slippers too. But there was no TV in the room during my first night there. On the second day, I asked for it and they brought a small LCD TV and kept it on the floor in front of the bed. It worked all right.
|Mosquito Repellent Hotel Ananda Inn Lumbini|
|TV on the Floor Hotel Ananda Inn Lumbini|
All was well in the room except for little problem of mosquitoes. Fortunately there was a mosquito repellent machine that really worked. If you go there, start the mosquito repellent immediately after getting to the room and always keep it on. Mosquito problem in this region (Lumbini, Kushinagar, Varanasi) is severe.
|Maitri Restaurant Hotel Ananda Inn Lumbini|
The hotel has a restaurant (one of the best in Lumbini) called Maitri (Read more about Maitri Restaurant & Bar here). I had my breakfast and dinner here. Food was delicately spiced and very tasty. Room service for food was available.
|Hotel Ananda Inn Lumbini Lobby|
|East Gate 4 Buddha Complex Lumbini|
Staff at the front desk was really polite and helpful. Overall, with excellent location, great food, comfortable rooms, and a budget price, there is no way one can dislike Hotel Ananda Inn.
Hotel Ananda Inn Lumbini Booking Site
|Posted by Narinder Singh|