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Thamel, Thamel, 11856 Kathmandu, Nepal – Show map
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Cycling, Sauna, Spa, Massage, Hot Tub, Turkish/Steam Bath, Bicycle Rental
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Breakfast in the Room
Wired internet is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Room Service, Car Rental, 24-Hour Front Desk, Express Check-in/Check-out, Currency Exchange, Tour Desk, Ticket Service, Baggage Storage, Concierge Service, Private Check-in/Check-out, Shared Lounge/TV Area, Babysitting/Child Services, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Ironing Service, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Business Center, Hair/Beauty Salon
Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Elevator, Soundproof Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning, Designated Smoking Area
From 2:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
Children cannot be accommodated at the hotel.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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Hotel Shanker is in Kathmandu, next to Narayanhiti Palace Museum. The hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool and spa. Four dining options are available and parking is free.
Score from 376 reviews Good
Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, spa and health club and a sauna, the Hotel Shambala is a boutique hotel in Kathmandu.
Score from 56 reviews Excellent
Located along the quiet J.P. Road, the non-smoking Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel is a convenient 3-minute walk from the main street of Thamel, where an array of restaurants and shops are located.
Score from 166 reviews Excellent
Offering a restaurant that serves local and continental cuisine, Amaryllis Nepal is located within 1.5 km from Hanuman Dhoka and the Kathmandu Durbar Square. A free airport shuttle is provided.
Score from 85 reviews Excellent
Perfect service, good food, good prices, good location. And Fun ! Most special experience even compared to 5 star hotels
Rooms are well designed,staff are excellent,well behaved and frendly, Wonderful restaurant with amazing prepration of food..Spa is jst great.. We loved it....
Hotel rate and spa facilities charges are too expensive , does not justify for this type of hotel
Good Service, Good location and Good environment. Will come again.
The taxi charge from airport to the hotel is a little bit expensive, the normal charge should be 500 NPS, the hotel charge is 12 USD.
Exceptionally friendly staff, superbly presented hotel. Fantastic facilities and great unconditional service.
Cool design, very clean and comfortable. Elevator, facilities and many small "touches". You can take your included breakfast ANY time you want ... ANY time... I was in room 61, 6th floor so the room was decently quite if you take into account that this is Noisy Thamel area. The higher you are the more silent it is. Hotel quality better than some 5-start hotels in Nepal (and cheaper in some cases)
Internet problems like the rest of Nepal (seems like unavoidable) Breakfast could with little more verity but this is a very small thing. Price could be cheaper :)
Baiscly everything was amazing about this hotel, this is my second stay in it, super kind helpful respectful staff that you won't find anywhere else around the world, location is perfect, the food is good, spa was really relaxing, I would choose this hotel anyday. Good job guys, you are such a nice team. Keep it up.
No garden and no swimming pool. But I heard that the pool is under constriction, located right next to the original royal.
i like the decorations,the style of the hotel,the furniture,the bed was really confortable.The staff was friendly and helpful,especially the guy who does the night shift at the reception is excellent,very professional,gave us lots of tips and advices.
The breakfast was very small,poor quality and not good.It's not a buffet breakfast and for a 4 star hotel,70euro per night you really expect to eat as much as you like. The staff dont bring all the food which is stated on the set menu that we ordered and it's like they want to save money.when we asked why they didnt bring the rest of the food(apple cake and grilled apple)they answered that normally the other guestes dont like it,so they decided for us!this is terrible if u consider how much you pay to stay in this hotel,which for nepal its blody expensive.The room also was not very cleaned,found nails,hair on the carpet and on the bath,we also found a cockroach on a furniture.this hotel is not a 4 stars hotel and the service is below average,very poor for what you pay,not value for money.We dont reccomend this hotel because you can find a much better hotel for 20euro.
massage and spa
airport pikup care came after 30 minutes
Location to Thamel, walk out the door and your there. Restaurant and bar open 24 hours, large room with good air conditioner, when the power goes off (often) the generators cut in within seconds so no inconvenience at all. We will stay again.
Toilet paper in bin instead of toilet. Not a big deal and probably common in Kathmandu just a bit yucky for us to get used to.
Wacky decor Friendly staff Well-appointed, modern Has Wifi throughout (but not listed above)
Location on booking.com map is VERY WRONG A bit pricey, when you can get single hotel rooms elsewhere in the city (albeit of a 'quainter' style) for an eighth of the price
a) Excellent room b) Wifi facilities c) comfort d) huge bathtub
a) no buffet breakfast b) location not good
One of the most unique hotels I have ever stayed. The decor was really quirky and fun. The staff were really friendly and the hotel policy is to choose your level of interaction with the staff. The food was amazing and we loved that we were not restricted by time for breakfast. Highly recommend, would stay again.
The shower in the suite was a bit small but it did also have a bath tub.
Rooms well laid out with a small sitting area. Lift to all floors. Friendly staff.
Great rooms, good gym and great sauna which was well received after a hard trek.
The water was a bit brown in colour
Very good location, near Thamel but not in the middle of noisy streets. The 24h breakfast service is amazing, we had two breakfasts in less than 6 hours (at night, as dinner, and very early in the morning, at room, cos we were leaving)
Internet connection in the rooms is free, but very very slow
Not very far from the airport... friendly ppl and atmosphere.
There is no balcony or window to open The curtains were dusty The tap water is not clean and do not try to order room service I tried the massage in the hotel once and it was not the best experience. The rooms took around half an hour to be ready although my check in was 2 hours later than when I was supposed to arrive. I payed 20 dollars for 1 extra person to stay in my room and nothing was provided....not even a blancket...
Small touches like juice on arrival, quirky decor, funny door hangers, room service breakfast included, the "crazy menu" (or whatever it was called) made this place stand out. My whole experience was a delight.
The tap water is quite yellow, so taking a bath was a little off-putting.
Amazing The rooms
No smoking rooms , Smoking room has no TV , Internet slow , No pool Breakfast is very small Water has a bad smell
Everything looks do brand new and clean-looking. Power ouytage onthe premise is rare since they seem to have a generator that works very well.
The housekeeping does a decent job of keeping visible things clean but the whole time I was there the floor had never even been disturbed. Food is unpredictable often too salty or spicy, but there were times it was quite delicious. And smokers be aware, there is no smoking allowed in the entire hotel.
The hotel is very nice and different form what i ve seen before. Attention to every detail! and attentive staff. We really enjoyed it! The website provides a lot of info about the hotel but in reality its so impressive and great place to stay!
that we had to go back home after our stay :)
Eveything, defnitely the best hotel in Kathmandu, the staff helped in organizing my whole trip, from booking domestic flights, to activities in Pokhara even!! The room is new, modern, spacious and clean. The location is in the middle of everything. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful, everyone is smiling all the time, loved the hotel and defenitely everyone should stay at this hotel
The staff are excellent and friendly. Always want to stay longer because of them.
The hotel is very new, clean and nicely decorated. Its location is very central as well.
As being a very new hotel there were some delays with the service at the restaurant - especially in the evenings-, payment at the reception etc. Also I fell, injured my ribs and broke my phone due to an over-extended carpet. The next day the carpet was fixed but an apology of some kind would have been nice.
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