I and my wife stayed in Shanker Hotel for ten nights and we really loved it. Its garden is magnificent and the swimming pool is just perfect! In addition, it is located near to Thamel and Durbar Marg where the tourists visit frequently (especially Thamel). The only thing I did not like was the available TV channels selection. We checked some other hotels in Kathmandu too, but regarding the room rates Shanker proved to be the best choice.