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Thamel, J.P. Road, Thamel, 44600 Kathmandu, Nepal – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9/10! (score from 165 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel.
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|Deluxe King Room - Non-Smoking|
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Grounds, Terrace, Sun Deck
Hiking, Sauna, Fitness Center, Spa, Massage, Bicycle Rental
Food & Drink
Bar, Breakfast in the Room, Restaurant with Dining Menu
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Room Service, Packed Lunches, Shuttle Service (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, Currency Exchange, Tour Desk, Ticket Service, Baggage Storage, Concierge Service, Babysitting/Child Services, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Ironing Service, Shoeshine, Suit Press, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Business Center, Fax/Photocopying, Hair/Beauty Salon, Souvenir/Gift Shop, Honeymoon Suite
Newspapers, Safe, Shops (on site), Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
From 2:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 12 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
One child under 2 years is charged USD 24 per person per night in a crib.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 165 reviews
Value for money
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Comfy rooms. Clean gym. Clean common area. Great location. Complimentary shuttle to/from airport. Attentive staff. Nice bar/restaurant. Complimentary breakfast that is delicious and available 24 hrs. Huge complimentary bottles of water. Currency conversion available on site. Free working wi-fi. Nice TV channels. Safe and secure feeling. Overall, this hotel has a great vibe.
No elevator. Low water pressure that takes a while to heat up. It would be great to have the rooms swept/vacuumed daily.
The room is very comfortable once you get used to the unusual design. The approach of having a stuffed toy in the room, or at your dinnertable is so funny, as is the national flag they place in your room and on the dinnertable. restaurant staff were very friendly and happy. The food is fine. the hotel provides airport transfer, which is very convenient.
the interior is horrible kitsch, the wooden chairs and interior in the restaurant and the entree are hurting the eye and taste for beauty. Also the room has a strange interior, very unusual to the usual hotelrooms. I didn't like the 'paintings' in the hotel. The interior could do with a make over.
hotel was in a great location. The only negative this is that we booked the penthouse which is up 5 flights of stairs, No lift!! But apart from that everything was amazing, great food and service and everything at your door Step. I will visit again for sure.
Attention to detail in rooms and amazing staff. Plus a great coffee menu!
On first arrival, the hotel looked shabby with not so clean beds & dirty cups. But upon request, these were changed immediately. Customer service was excellent. Food was good too. Free wifi was reasonable.
The location was mid town & well connected. But there was all kinds of weird people around, mostly hippy type.
This is an amazing, clean hotel right in the center of the tourist area of Kathmandu. The staff is helpful and friendly. The breakfasts are almost best I've ever had. The spa facilities are clean and new. The room is just amazing - cosy and with the most comfortable bed you can imagine. This hotel made my stay in Kathmandu really enjoyable! Will stay there again for sure.
Helpful staff, great location and fab breakfast. Really enjoyed our stay.
Rooms could do with a bit less furniture. Other than that, nothing negative to say.
The hotel is close to all the attractions of Thamel and near to many different places to eat. Clean, quirky and friendly. I would definitely recommend the Royal Penguin.
Wi-fi connection was sometimes a bit temperamental.
-breakfast without buffet -wi fi wery difficult -there are two penguin and the pictures on booking are of penguin 2, the new one. We were in a very small room in the old penguin, no value for the payed money
service staff breakfast location
penguin 1 ready for a slight refurb in bathrooms so it matches penguin 2 but still best in Kathmandu for overall package.
The best place to stay in Kathmandu !!!
The Food is very excellent
The superior room is to small
Great location, 24 hour service including food. Quirky options.
Bathroom had a strong smell.
Location was great. Beds very comfortable. Very individual decor. Many added extras in the room including bathrobes. Additional extras such as fresh flowers could be ordered.
There is an extra charge of 3.5% if paid by credit card, but I were not informed until check out.
Little expensive compare to room size
Greatly enjoyed our 5 night stay at Royal Penguin 1 from check in to check out. What sets this place apart from many is the warm well trained staff that makes you feel welcome and at home. Whether you need help with taxis, places to see or arranging tours the service is first class. The rooms are well appointed, comfortable and clean. The breakfast choices in the restaurant are good. In room wireless worked fine and the fitness room on floor 2 is well equipped. When our journeys take us to Nepal in the future we know where to book in Khatmandu!
We could not order from rooftop Garden
They r great
The noise of car
No elevator. Worn out and discoloured towels.
Excellent reception staff who were very knowledgeable and helpful. Also staff in restaurant were very efficient - always smiling. Our room was very nice with lovely bright decor and had all the usual requirements- wifi, TV, tea/coffee making facilities. Would certainly return there and recommend yo friends.
Statt services and behavior is very good, In future also I prefer to stay this hotel
they was great especially the lady that checked me in upon arrival ....very nice girl. cooked my mountain meals left over from my Everest trip without a quibble . bubbly cheerful staff at dinner and breakfast...
drainage of bath water came up into e bathroom ....reported to the cleaner and i'm sure this would be cured when i'm here next time.
I stayed with friends one night before and then some nights after the trek. It is an oasis in the middle of the chaotic life and noisy traffic of the city. Clean room, nice and friendly staff, good restaurant and breakfast options, good wi-fi service, funny furniture style. I would recommend for a stay in Kathmandu if you are looking for good standard in Thamel.
Air conditioner didn't go off when the city cut the power. Wifi was fast enough for YouTube. Staff were super friendly and helpful.
They booked an expensive car to the airport for me without asking. When I asked to stay two days longer, I was moved to a more expensive room on a higher floor. I was told it would be on a lower floor. It wasn't.
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