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Reviewed February 10, 2017

Paid three nights in advance through external agency. Non refundable. Changed my plans at the last minute, and arrived 24 hours late. The hotel very kindly gave me an extra night's free accommodation at the end of our stay. Exceedingly helpful and friendly, with lots of phone calls made on my behalf, and lots of helpful advice about getting around...

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Jigme Phuntsok C, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Shambaling Boutique Hotel for your stay in Kathmandu. It was indeed our pleasure to have you and your family with us. We are delighted to learn that you truly enjoyed your stay with us and we very much appreciate your positive feedback. Our priority is to ensure that our guests have a wonderful experience,...

Austin, Texas
Reviewed February 9, 2017

My room was lovely-spotless and spacious, with a sitting area, lots of windows, courtyard view- even a "singing bowl" to enjoy; the staff were gracious and helpful; and all just an easy 5-minute walk from the Stupa. The breakfasts are excellent--try the masala omelet!!! There's a library room with nice sofas and chairs, a courtyard with perfect spots to read...

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Jigme Phuntsok C, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We are delighted to learn that you felt at home and well attended by our staffs. I am glad to read that you liked the space of the room with the view of our garden and singing bowl. Our peaceful ambiance of the garden is a perfect place to enjoy...

new york
Reviewed January 12, 2017

Beautiful, tastefully designed hotel with warm & helpful staff! The rooms were very spacious, quiet, clean with all the necessary amenities provided at 5 star hotels like hot water boiler, hair dryer, air conditioner with heater, and consistent hot water. The restaurant is located next to a lovely garden, and the complimentary breakfast and other food on the menu are...

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Jigme Phuntsok C, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your stay with us and for having taken the time to write about your experience at the Shambaling Boutique Hotel. I am delighted to learn that you fully enjoyed your stay with us and your overwhelming comments are very much appreciated. It is such a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed the breakfast...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed January 10, 2017

This hotel is gorgeous, lovely gardens, great restaurant and food, magnificent service by the staff (all who understand English, in Kathmandu some hotel staff think they speak and understand English but they are really limited), for a mid range hotel you would be hard pressed to find better in this price range. After the dump we stayed in the first...

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Jigme Phuntsok C, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your recent stay at Shambaling Boutique Hotel and for having taken the time to share your experience with us. 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 delighted to learn that you fully...

Jammu and Kashmir, India
Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

The best place to stay in when you are in Kathmandu and you really want peace. The moment you enter the hotel positive vibes start attracting you. Rooms are too nicely decorated and well planned. Garden adds to it's value. Wi-Fi is also good. Good luck !

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Jigme Phuntsok C, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. It was indeed our pleasure to have you at Shambaling Boutique Hotel. I am glad to learn that you had a very good stay with us. I am delighted to hear that you especially enjoyed the peacefulness and the positive vibes at the hotel. Our hotel is based on the...

Zug, Switzerland
Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

a place to feel warmly welcome and inspired - 5 days stay is too short for this truly magical oasis of peace. start your day with a yoga session on the roof top terrasse and enjoy the vibrations of the surrounding monasteries!

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Jigme Phuntsok C, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your sincere and marvelous review and to have mentioned our hotel as "truly magical oasis of peace". It was indeed our pleasure to have you with us. Please be assured that your kind words have been relayed to our team and they know how much you enjoyed your stay at Shambaling Boutique Hotel....

London
Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

The Shambaling was all round excellent. The only downside is that the location is not in central Kathmandu. However, this could be a blessing as it was a bit less chaotic and polluted during the day. It is also very handy for the Boudha Stupa. Back to the good points. The staff were friendly and helpful. Always on hand when...

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Jigme Phuntsok C, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your positive feedback and such glowing review. As you can imagine, it is always important for us to have feedback from our guests. It is such a pleasure to hear that our staffs were incredibly friendly and helpful. Our priority is to always make our guest’s stay smooth and relaxing in a convivial...

New Delhi, India
Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

I have been to Kathmandu many times but this was the best place to stay if you thinking of peaceful stay. It's near Baudha ,the approach road is little bad but once you reach inside it's nice and beautiful. In my stay I had tried lots of stuff and the staff is so so nice and friendly that you feel...

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Jigme Phuntsok C, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your positive feedback and highly recommending us. As you can imagine, it is always important for us to have feedback from our guests. To know that you "felt at home" with overall experience and to read that you found Shambaling to be the best place to stay in Kathmandu is a matter of...

Singapore
Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

Shambaling never fails to disappoint each time we stay there - this was probably was 4th or 5th stay over the last few years. The property is well-maintained and kept very clean. Situated just 8-10 mins' walk from Boudha Stupa, the hotel is truly a quaint sanctuary from the chaos and dust of Kathmandu. It is just about a 20...

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Jigme Phuntsok C, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for choosing Shambaling Boutique Hotel once again for your stay in Kathmandu. It was indeed our pleasure to have you back. I am delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay and felt the property was maintained very well on every visit. We are all happy to read that the staffs were consistent with...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed November 13, 2016

I LOVE THIS HOTEL....I was only booked in for one night but ended up staying for 7 nights during my stay in Kathmandu. It was EXCELLENT and when I returned from Northern India three months later, to fly out from Nepal, I spent my last 3 days staying here because I knew that I would be well rested, refreshed and...

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Jigme Phuntsok C, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, On behalf of the entire Shambaling team, I thank you very much for taking time to share your kind opinion of your stay with us. It was such a pleasure to read that you found our hospitality very welcoming, enough so that you decided to extende your stay and revisited us after your India tour. Our priority is...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shambaling Boutique Hotel

Address: Near the great Boudha Stupa | Boudha, Kathmandu 1001, Nepal
Location: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Price Range: $50 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Shambaling Boutique Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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“The deluxe rooms have a great sitting area, garden view is best.”
 of 5 bubbles dabers, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Room 207 is spacious and overlooks the hotel garden and outdoor dining area.”
 of 5 bubbles MahaloPacific, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“I had a standard room and it was fine. The mattresses have the firmness that is common in this part of the world.”
 of 5 bubbles Reedeg, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Quiet room to the gardenside”
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“Fresh fruit a nice inclusion.”
 of 5 bubbles 638grantc, Feb 15, 2017 | Read review
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