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Hotel Shanker
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal   |  
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Ranked #33 of 134 hotels in Kathmandu
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Just brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

My husband and I stayed at The Shanker for three nights on our arrival to Kathmandu. It was an oasis in the chaos and dust of the city and was a brilliant place to rest up after a busy day. The staff were excellent and were proud to work there, the breakfast was the best we had on our trip and so was the service. We decided to stay there on our final night and were upgraded to the presidential suite which was amazing and truely fit for a king.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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pratikshr, Manager at Hotel Shanker, responded to this review, July 19, 2012
Thank for your raving review! It makes us all very proud. Our chef works very hard to ensure that the breakfast is perfect. Our hotel was actually a palace of the country's ruling elite. Our late queen Aishwarya was born in this palace.

Thanks for having chosen to stay with us. Hope you stay with us on your return visit!
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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We stayed several nights in the Hotel Shanker and we were very happy with our room, service, breakfast and it is in a great location. I would recommend it to friends.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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, Manager at Hotel Shanker, responded to this review, July 10, 2012
Thanks for rating us on Trip Advisor! We're glad to hear that you had a great time. We hope you you'll choose to stay with us the next time you're in Kathmandu!
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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

I had a special offer of 60USD per night/ incl breakfast, which is very reasonable for this nice place.
It is very central located. Staff is quite professional. Breakfast was also ok. Had once dinner.If you dont want to go out for dinner, you can definitely have your dinner at hotel.
They have a very nice garden with swimming pool. I liked the place and planing to stay again there, when I am next time in kathmandu.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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, Manager at Hotel Shanker, responded to this review, July 8, 2012
Ours is truly a heritage hotel. Made by our country's ruling elite over a century ago. Our late Queen and her sister were all born here. In 1964, current management bought this property from the government and converted it into a world class hotel. You experience history at every footstep when you stay with us! We are so glad that you enjoyed staying with us. We look forward to see you again, when you're in Kathmandu!
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

the shanker hotel is an oasis in kathmandu as its more than our expectation.
two boys are waiting outside airport to recevied us with nameplate.easy check in and in the room with in two minutes,nonsmoking room,room is old artitecture with moderen facilities,every time hot water .more over which is more needed in kathmandu the power backup.cause light is short in kathmandu but we never faced any problem ac is always on .
reception is friendly allthe staff never feels you stranger.warm welcome with booke and fruit basket which my wife like very much
breakfast is good there is everything for everyone
candel light dinner remembers us our honeymoon dinners
pool is excellent.....although there are outsiders in the pool but we enjoyed with them .as we are indian we want more with less expenses.its best place to get more for little money .as we like this hotel .spend one more night as earlier planning to one night in nagarkot. tourman also guide honestly for tour.
over all we are happy and rememberthe days we spent in shanker hotel after reachin home
i will surely reside in shanker hotel again in next year

Room Tip: 5th and 6th floor excellent
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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, Manager at Hotel Shanker, responded to this review, July 7, 2012
Thank you for describing our Hotel as an "Oasis". We're honored. Also we're happy that we were able to satisfy all your needs. We look forward to your visit next year as you mentioned!
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Mooloolaba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

The hotel was a welcome retreat from the business of Kathmandu and an excellent way to recover from our journey through China and the Mountains of Tibet. The hotel itself is unique and beautiful. We felt safe and very much at home. Beautiful building and personable helpful staff.
May 2012 : Babette, Australia

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, Manager at Hotel Shanker, responded to this review, July 7, 2012
Will forward this link to Babita! She'll be so proud. We are so glad that we could delight you with our service. Your satisfaction is the primary indicator of our performance, and we're glad that we could delight you! We welcome you to visit us again!
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

In Nepal to construct photo expose of several towns which found me requiring comfortable residence base, transportation support, knowledgable/convenient access to area services.

Hotel is situated walking distance to Bank/ATM, Thamel's exstensive restaurant/shops environment and other worthwhile tourist attractions. Grounds well maintained and peaceful for relaxing while rooms are not fancy, but very comfortable and clean. Restaurant continental breakfast more than adequate, particularly if lunch is to be skipped, while dinners offer a diverse selection, generous portions andd tasty well priced alternatives for anyone too tired to venture back out in search of other fare.

Staff was extremely courteous/friendly and instrumental in finding specialty stores and very reasonably priced transportation as opposed to other hotels which end up inserting themselves in the transportation pricing structure to the detriment of a traveler's finances.

Called ahead to arrange airport pickup, relaying flight info in advance, and found the driver waiting on a very stormy night despite my flight having arrived rather late. Pool appeared to be clean/inviting, but the only diving I did was into a fine bathtub at the end of each day's trek. Would recommend for families, business travelers or anyone seeking comfortable and great value for the money.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, Manager at Hotel Shanker, responded to this review, July 3, 2012
Thank you very much for writing such a detailed account of your stay with us. We're very glad that we could be of service to you. Your satisfaction is always our No. 1 priority and our responsibility towards you does not stop with handing you the Room Keys. Arranging your transport (with our very reasonably priced travel desk), Your Airport Pickup, Your local market advisory service etc are all a part of the package. Thank you for recommending our Hotel and we look forward to see you again.
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McAlester, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Everyone from the waitress in the restaurant to the management were so nice and kind. I spent 10 days at this hotel and i cant think of anything negative to say. I was in a suite on the top floor and it was quiet and peaceful. The pool was a welcome retreat from the Nepal heat, everything was sparkling clean and the pool staff were attentive without being obtrusive.The reception staff were always ready to help so very nice. Namaste everyone, I will definately return. Thank you

Room Tip: mine was at the back of the hotel in the corner and i had no noise issues.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, Manager at Hotel Shanker, responded to this review, July 2, 2012
We at Shanker take our Customer Service very seriously. We are all very happy to see this testimonial that you have written and it makes us all very proud. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and you are most welcome to come stay with us again!
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Address: Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Location: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Kathmandu
#14 Romantic Hotel in Kathmandu
#17 Family Hotel in Kathmandu
#20 Business Hotel in Kathmandu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Shanker 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Shanker, Kathmandu is a heritage hotel, housed in a 19th-century palace in the heart of Kathmandu city. It was the royal residence of the rulers of Nepal, from 1894 until 1964, when it was converted into a hotel. The facade and traditions were kept intact but the interiors were redesigned to give travelers the kind of comfort they'd expect of a world class hotel. The hotel is characterized by exquisite and authentic objects d'art. For example, the carved windows displayed in the lobby bar are over 200 years old. ... more   less 
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