Hotel Siddhartha View of Nepalgunj has got the rating of four-star. The Tourism Department issued the rating on Wednesday after assessing its all parameters needed. With this, the total number of 4-star hotels in the country reached seven. Hotel Himalaya, Lalitpur; Hotel Shanker, Kathmandu; Hotel Siddhartha View; Hotel Cygnett Inn Krishna Hotel, Nepalgunj; Hotel Opera,Mahendranagar; Hotel Ichchha, Simara and Hotel Mystic Mountain, Nagarkot are the four-star hotels in Nepal. With the arrival of more tourists from the third countries to visit Kailash Mansarovar via Nepalgunj, the number of hotels in Nepalgunj has shot up in the recent years, specially after the restoration of peace. Likewise, more Indian tourists from Lucknow and far away arrive in Nepalgunj during their holidays.
As per the government’s provision, four-star hotels in the Kathmandu Valley are required to have at least 80 rooms, each 230 square feet in size and with an attached bathroom. Moreover, 10 percent of the rooms should be suites, and the lobby should have a capacity to accommodate 40 guests. Four-star properties should also be equipped with air-conditioning and CCTV, and feature a conference hall, swimming pool, health club, fitness centre, sauna bath, sports facilities and coffee shop. As per the new rules, four-star hotels outside the Kathmandu Valley are required to have at least 60 rooms. The government has allowed hotels and resorts to import furniture, carpet, kitchen equipment and other industry-specific items during the construction and operation phase by paying the minimum 5 percent customs duty. The Tourism Department will recommend to the Customs Department to provide the privilege after the hotels and resorts apply for it.