The lakeside Hotel Barahi was established as a humble family-run guesthouse in 1978. It’s reasonably priced and has a large garden, a spa, a bakery and a big pool that’s always welcome in the Pokhara heat. The WiFi is also free, which can’t always be taken for granted at hotels in the city. Rooms come with lawn, lake or Himalayan views. If you love this place and are travelling further around Nepal, check out the Barahi Jungle Lodge in Chitwan.