Summit Hotel Apartments - INTRODUCTION
The Summit is a very special Nepali style hotel with western comfort. Self service apartmensts, in various sizes. Some of them with 360 degrees view over the Kathmandu valley and the Himalayas beyond. Living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom with bathtub and shower, balcony - all well decorated and private.
Access to all hotel facilities. Caring for the environment is considered an intrinsic value of the Hotel, as it was founded by trekkers and mountaineers who came to Nepal for the culture, the purity of nature and the beautiful Himalayas.
The hotel gardens includes unique and special plants and trees which provide a home for birds and small animals. Garbage is collected by the 'Women's Environmental Group'. In addition the hotel is committed to reduce the amount of water use for washing and showering.
Rain water and low energy light bulbs are used in the hotel. As the demand for fuel and water increases the hotel uses other resources, like solar energy, recycled kitchen oil and 'grey water'.
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 - and still have - 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. A Nepalese and an English managing director are currently in charge of the daily management. They are supported by a Dutch Board of Directors and 8 shareholder families.