"Prior to our trip to Kathmandu, a friend recommended Hotel Jagat, so we looked it up in our trusty Lonely Planet Guide. While you do mention the hotel in your book,
I think it deserves a more enthusiastic endorsement.
The hotel is very clean. Even the bathrooms are spotless. Hotel Jagat is the only hotel we saw in Nepal, including the Yak & Yeti and the Club Himalya in Nagarkot, where there was no mildew in our bathroom. In addition, we enjoyed consistently very hot water and great showers!
The hotel is five minutes walk from the heart of Thamel, but is fairly quiet if you are on the street side of the hotel, or very quiet if you are in the garden side of the hotel.
The owner and his staff are fantastic! They picked us up from the airport at midnight (at no charge) and were very helpful and informative throughout our stay. They helped us book flights, haggle with taxi drivers and arrange our Trekking trips. They stored our baggage while we were away (at no charge), have an inexpensive laundry service and in general were a pleasure to deal with.
"I highly recommend the Hotel Jagat to other travellers."