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#25 of 597 hotels in Kathmandu
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4.8
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Close to one of the holiest Buddhist stupas and adjacent to a Buddhist monastery, Shambaling is nestled in the heart of Kathmandu’s Tibetan community in Boudhanath. A 10-minute walk from Boudhanath Stupa, through the narrow brick-paved lanes, Shambaling, meaning paradise garden, opens its door to the comforts of true Tibetan culture fused with high end Swiss hospitality. Spread in 35,000 square feet, your address will be a renovated early 70th Tibetan-style house. You have the luxury of choosing from the 28 meticulously designed suits deluxe and standard rooms based on the concept of Kalachakra. Shambaling exquisitely welcomes you to experience a true Tibetan home stay coupled with genuine Swiss hospitality. One of Boudha’s first guesthouses used by pilgrims from Tibet, the property dates back to early 1970's. Approximately 20 minutes from the international and domestic airport, the hotel is quietly tucked away from the busy streets and fairly close to the peaceful realms of Buddhist heritage sites. Two years in the making, the once old building now houses Shambaling, where old traditions meet modern amenities. While elegantly designed modern rooms and suites mirrors Tibetan aesthetics, every floor represents the Kalachakra elements of Earth, Fire, Water and Sky. Each room’s ceiling colour complements the custom-made curtains and cushion covers. The exclusively imported linen adds novelty to your private space. Shambaling also opens up its lush green garden, perfect for an outdoor meeting or a relaxation under the Peepal tree while gazing at the colourful prayer flags. If you are in search of some soul-searching, the meditation room might come to your rescue. Rooms and SuitesWith meticulous design and an eagle-eye detail, each of the hotel’s four floors represents the elements of Earth, Fire, Water and Sky. While white ceilings combined with white curtains and linen gives you the impression of being under a cloudy sky on the first floor, you transcend to the second floor to experience the warmth of red fire. As you climb further, the rooms welcome you with the exquisiteness of blue water on the third level and yellow hue representing earth on the fourth floor. You can choose between Shambaling standard rooms, the monastery-facing or the garden-facing deluxe rooms, or one of the exclusive suites, all equipped to ensure your comfort, luxury and privacy. All rooms while retaining a taste of authentic Tibetan aesthetic are equipped with modern facilities, including suave bathroom, spacious closet and a mini bar. Whether you are in the mood for fine dining or a casual lunch, Shambaling offers you appetizing delicacies for your gastronomic delight.The Lungta Restaurant is a multi-cuisine fine dining restaurant with a menu that caters eastern and western culinary. With an open-counter kitchen, wooden floor and fine cutlery, the restaurant gives you an invigorating dining experience. Shambaling also serves savories in its outdoor facility known as The Lingka, the Garden Restaurant. Overlooking the lush green garden space, you can dine beneath the prayer flags while gazing at the hotel’s magnificent Tibetan-style architecture. If you want to fulfill your dose of caffeine, our coffee machine La Cimbali serves the world-known Illy coffee. A wide selection of wines and single malt whiskey chosen by the owners awaits you at the Cave Bar.
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PT wrote a review Jan 2023
Calgary, Canada4 contributions
We had a wonderful stay at shambaling. The location is very convenient and accessible to Boudhanath stupa, yet quiet and a peaceful property away from the hustle and bustle. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable with all of our queries, and made us feel at home. We also enjoyed the food at the hotel. We will definitely come back here again.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Yana R wrote a review Jan 2023
This hotel is a dream!!! it is away from the busy downtown area but still within walking distance to some attractions and a short ride away from the city center. The place has local, traditional vibes and very kind, friendly staff. The service is one of the best I have ever had.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your positive feedback. It is indeed our pleasure to read that you had a enjoyable stay at Shambaling. We are striving to provide an exceptional hospitality experience by creating a home away from home to our guests. To hear that you liked the location being close to the Boudhanath Stupa in calm and sanctuary of our environment to rejuvinate yourself and prepare for the next day to exploreKathmandu. Be assured that your kind words have been relayed to our staff and we are very much looking forward to greeting you again at Shambaling Boutique Hotel in near future. Warmest regards, Jigme Phuntsok Chodon / Mrs. General Manager
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Esther S wrote a review Jan 2023
Affoltern am Albis, Switzerland13 contributions1 helpful vote
The best hotel in Kathmandu! Finally, after 3 years back in Nepal! As many times before, I was very much looking forward to spending my days in the beautiful Hotel Shambaling. The outdoor area has been renewed and is very cozy with various sofas and comfortable chairs, the reception has also been renewed, as well as the restaurant. At the Hotel Shambaling you will receive a very warm welcome! The service, the food, the friendliness of the staff, the clean and cozy Rooms, kept in Tibetan style, just everything top! A plus is also the proximity to the Stupa Boudha! I highly recommend Hotel Shambaling! For me, there is no other hotel in Kathmandu!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest, We are humbled to read the title "The Best Hotel in Kathmandu. At Shambaling, we starve to provide an exceptional hospitality experience to all our guests. To hear that your experience mirrors this ambition is truly wonderful so thank you for sharing. It was indeed our pleasure to have you back at Shambaling. I am pleased to learn that you like the changes made to the outdoor areas with comfortable sofas in the sun and extended garden space. Be assured that your kind words have been relayed to our staff and we are very much looking forward to greeting you again at Shambaling Boutique Hotel in near future. Warmest regards, Jigme Phuntsok Chodon / Mrs. General Manager
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Jem wrote a review Jan 2023
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I have been staying with Shambaling Hotel for years. A very trusted hotel. If you want to feel the vibe of hotel outside of hustle and bustle, this is a good place. Staffs are kind and attentive. Rooms are comfortable. And they are evolving and building more better rooms! Looking forward to stay back soon.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your positive feedback and always choosing Shambaling for your stay in Kathmandu. Your feedback with regards to our facilities and services is very important to us and allows us to continuously keep our standards and improve our performance. Again, thank you very much for sharing your comments with the TripAdvisor-Community and I hope, we look forward to welcoming you at Shambaling in the near future. Warmest regards, Jigme Phuntsok Chodon / Mrs. General Manager
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Astrid R wrote a review Jan 2023
Staying in shambaling hotel is allways great. Its an oasis in the busy life of Kathmandu. Quiet, clean and giving a feeling of home. The friendly stuff is giving a very good Service! The Restaurant serves really good food...go and try it! We have seen many Hotels in Kathmandu, shambaling is one of the best !
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Shambaling for your stay in Kathmandu again. I am delighted to learn that you fully enjoyed your stay with us and your overwhelming comments are very much appreciated. To read that you found Shambaling Boutique Hotel to be the best hotel you have stayed in Kathmandu makes me and my team really happy and proud. Thank you very much once agin your positive feedback and I look forward to welcoming you at Shambaling soon. Warm regards, Jigme Phuntsok Chodon / Mrs. General Manager.
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ian513 wrote a review Jan 2023
Bradford, United Kingdom2 contributions
This was a return too the Shambaling and it was as good as ever. Quiet and peaceful setting, a few minutes walk from the Stupa at Boudah. Lovely comfortable well equipped rooms, professional and friendly staff and excellent food. A delight to eat breakfast in the garden. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for choosing Shambaling once again for your stay in Kathmandu and for having taken the time to comment on our hotel on TripAdvisor. Your feedback with regards to our facilities and services is very important to us and allows us to continuously keep our standards and improve our performance. We really apprecite you highly recommending Shambaling Hotel. Rest assured that your kind words have been happily shared with our entire team. We look forward to welcoming you back with us in the near future. Warm regards, Jigme Phuntsok Chodon / Mrs. General Manager
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Caro wrote a review Jan 2023
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Our stay at Shambling Boutique Hotel was both an amazing start for our visit to Nepal as well as a beautiful gift for Christmas. Every little detail was so charming and full of heartwarming hospitality. It started with the smooth and welcoming pick-up from the airport, the warm reception, and continued with the tastefully decorated room, the perfect cleanliness, hot water (in Nepali winter) and the incredibly cosy bed. The food was just another highlight: breakfast set in the serene garden and dinner in the restaurant under the Christmas tree, we enjoyed every delicious bite and sip. But what stood out the most was the skilful and truly caring staff. Whenever even a hint of a wish arose, someone was already there to make it come true. Always gentle, always with a solution right on the spot and always with a bright smile. This is hospitality at it's best. Dear Shambling team, thank you very much for making our stay feel like coming home for Christmas!
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your recent stay at Shambaling Boutique Hotel and for having taken the time to comment on our hotel on TripAdvisor. Your feedback with regards to our facilities and services is very important to us and allows us to continuously keep our standards and improve our performance. I am please to learn that you fully enjoyed your stay with us and your overwhelming comments are very much appreciated. To read that you felt the true care and concern of our staffs makes me really happy and proud. Rest assured that your kind words have been happily shared with our entire team. I would be glad to welcome you back at Shambaling in near future! Warm regards, Jigme Phuntosk Chodon / Mrs.
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Jackie P wrote a review Dec 2022
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My suite was large and very tastefully decorated, with a big bathroom and good shower. Everything was spotlessly clean. The staff were all charming and very helpful, in fact went out of their way to help. The food was excellent, freshly cooked and a good selection on the menu. It will certainly be my first choice when I return to Kathmandu.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. I am delighted to learnt that you enjoyed your stay with us and for highly recommending us. Please rest assured that your feedback is highly appreciated and that it keeps us motivated to provide the highest standards of service. It will be my pleasure to share your kind words with the entire team! I look forward to welcoming you at Shambaling in the near future! Warmest regards, Jigme Phuntsok Chodon / Mrs. General Manager
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sigrid794 wrote a review Oct 2022
Manchester, United Kingdom3 contributions4 helpful votes
This is my all time favourite hotel. It’s a beautifully presented hotel with comfortable rooms and an excellent restaurant serving both local and continental cuisine to a high standard. It’s set in the heart of the Boudha district of KMD and near the No 1 attraction the Boudenhath Stupa which is a joy to visit. The local Tibetan and Nepali shops are close by. You will not be disappointed booking this hotel, I cannot wait to return 🙏
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Oct 29, 2022
Dear Guest, I am delighted to learn that you fully enjoyed your stay with us and your overwhelming comments are very much appreciated. I am thrilled to learn that Shambaling is your all time favorite hotel. It makes us really happy and proud. Rest assured that your kind words have been happily shared with our entire team. I would be glad to welcome you back with us in the near future! Warm regards, Jigme Phuntsok Chodon / Mrs. General Manager
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Andi wrote a review Oct 2022
Barcelona, Spain2 contributions
I have been a couple of times in this fantastic hotel at a stone throw from Bodnath stupa. Submerge yourself in the Buddhist vibe, wake up with Buddhist chanting and enjoy a great breakfast in the sunny garden. Great and friendly staff. Their hot shower after a Nepalese legendary jeep ride or trekking is a day changer and I can definitely recommend their tasty paneer sizzzzzzler.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Oct 29, 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Shambling once again for your stay in Kathmandu. I am thrilled to learn how much you enjoyed the hotel facilities and its surroundings. Boudha Stupa as you mentioned is a peaceful Buddhist place to visit in walking distance. Please rest assured that your feedback is highly appreciated and that it keeps us motivated to provide the highest standards of service. It will be my pleasure to share your kind words with the entire team! I hope that we may welcome you back with us soon! Warm regards, Jigme Phuntsok Chodon / Mrs. General Manager
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$55 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
NepalCentral RegionBagmati ZoneKathmandu ValleyKathmandu
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shambaling Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Shambaling Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Tenzing Bags - Boudha (0.3 miles), Segyu Gaden Phodrang Monastery (0.2 miles), and Trek All Nepal (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Shambaling Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Shambaling Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Shambaling Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Shambaling Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shambaling Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lavie Garden, Utpala Cafe, and Ananda Tree House Cafe.
Does Shambaling Boutique Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Shambaling Boutique Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Shambaling Boutique Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Shambaling Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Nepali.
Are there any historical sites close to Shambaling Boutique Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square (3.9 miles), Krisnhna Mandir Temple (Chayasim Deval) (4.4 miles), and Patan Royal Palace (4.5 miles).