Kathmandu Guest House was a Rana mansion converted into a hotel by Karna Sakya in 1967. Starting with just 13 rooms, it has been slowly nurtured into a sprawling 121-room hotel with more than the required amenities. Today it is reputed to be an internationally acknowledged “best budget hotel”. It is the first hotel established in Thamel, which is Kathmandu’s most popular tourist destination with the highest concentration of tourism-based service outlets in Asia. Its restaurant named Bahal café serves wide varieties of selection from different parts of the world. The Raksi bar serves cocktail and mocktail. Furthermore typical Newari restaurant provides newari ambience. The Himalayan Java Speciality Coffee & Bakery shop serves nepal grown specialty coffee. Clay Oven Pizza offers Kathmandu’s speciality pizza chain.