Checked into here last week. I guess it's supposed to be the nicest hotel in town, but Kathmandu is a bit hectic, so not quite like any other Hyatt I've been to before. If you have moderate to low expectations, you'll be fine. I booked a corporate rate that included breakfast and airport transportation. The hotel isn't real expensive. Normal rates are $150 or per night plus 23% or so tax/service fee. I think airport pickup is normally $7. The airport is certainly interesting. You can get a transit visa for $5 if less than 1 day in the country, or $25 for a 15 day tourist visa. You normally need a passport style picture. I couldn't find my stash of them, but they let it go. They can take pictures there, as well. Pretty helpful staff, overall. I had originally thought the transit visa was good for up to 5 days, so stood in the wrong line. Once I found out that, they were nice enough to not make me wait in the long line. Went downstairs to get my checked bag. Had lots of porters wanting to help. Since my luggage was easy to handle with the free luggage carts, I declined. When going through the security check line, which was long, I got corralled by a couple more porter guys who said I didn't have to stand in the line. They then took me around the x-ray machine, and just smiled at the security guy. There was a big sign saying, "No bribes" in the downstairs area. After going around the machine, the two guys start asking for money. So I said, "Oh, you want a bribe"? They smiled and said, "Yes". I then mentioned that I wouldn't want them to get in trouble, since the sign sign said no bribes. They don't look so happy now. I then smiled and said, 'Oh, you want a tip". Then they started smiling again. Stopped at an exchange kiosk, and they seemed to have a decent exchange rate. I wasn't going to spend much local money, but changed $20 anyway. When he handed the money over, it was short some money. I looked at him, and he said, "Oh, commission". On the bottom of the sign, waaaaaay at the bottom, it says 100 NR minimum commission. Went outside, and had tons of people asking if I needed a taxi. Across the road a guy with the Hyatt sign was there. Motioned to him, and he met me. Took me to the hotel van, where one other customer was waiting. We waited for another 10 minutes for another guest, but they never came, so we left. The streets are pretty hectic here, with motorbikes going around you everywhere, cows laying down in the road, but interesting to see, certainly. It took about 15 minutes to get to the hotel. It's in the middle of a normal neighborhood with lots of small shops, and also some large Stupas nearby. Check-in was a bit slow. They couldn't find my booking details. No real recognition of my Diamond status. Asked when I was flying out, told them 4 days later, late at night. Asked for a late checkout, and was told that 1pm was the very latest without paying more. I've never had quite this early of a checkout when I've requested later, but figured I'd find something to do. Was upgraded to the club floor, with club access. Nice view of the pool, but tons of pigeons outside on the ledge. The weather wasn't bad, so I opened the window, to find it covered with pigeon droppings. In the early morning and evening, these pigeons are quite loud. I asked the club desk if this was normal, and told that all the top floors have the same problems. Perhaps it's cultural, but I know at most other hotels, they put out fake owls, or have little spike strips they put so birds can't nest there. The only extra amenity in the room was a box of chocolate covered cake bites. No fruit, welcome letter, or other gift. Every room gets two large bottles of water per day. Not sure why, but had a headache every day after the first here. Pollution, very dry air? Not sure. Breakfast downstairs was okay, but would get boring quickly. Lounge only had finger food. Much harder to turn into dinner if you're a cheap bastard. I found most of the staff helpful, but junior staff not really an asset. They would really do much better if they had some hot items for the happy hour period. The electricity went off at least 10 times each day. Usually only for 15 seconds, but up to a minute or two. Even got stuck on the elevator once. Only for a couple minutes, but still annoying. Walked to the nearby Stupa, which was nice until I got to the Stupa itself. I'm a big guy, and since parts of Asia girth is equated to wealth, I'd be a very rich man. Had over 100 people following me, crowded around me, taking pictures, with a lot of people trying to touch me, most often old ladies. I had planned at eating at the recommended restaurant (Flavours?), but really had had enough, so went back. Had 30 follow me for a bit, going down to 10 who followed me all the way to the corner of the Hyatt property. I've got a fairly good sense of humor about such things, but it got overwhelming after a bit. I went into shops a few times to escape. I doubt that most people will have any problem. I'm unique looking. When checking out, I had no problem using my Costco Hyatt certificates. Since the booking was made with USD, had no loss whatsoever. On the overage ($20), was give a 70.65 NR to 1 USD rate, which is good. Very quick checkout. Nothing wrong with the bill, and no problems using the certs at all. I did checkout at the club desk, which may have helped. Was also able to get them to extend the checkout to 4pm. And then hang in the lounge until I needed to leave for my flight in the late evening. I'll see if I can add some pictures later.