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Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa

Thamel, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
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#59 of 455 hotels in Kathmandu
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Well-positioned in Thamel, Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Kathmandu. Set 0.0 Km from the excitement of the city, this 3.5-star hotel commands an excellent location and provides access to the city's biggest attractions. A haven of rest and relaxation, the hotel will offer total renewal just steps away from the city's numerous attractions such as Kathesimbhu Stupa, Kathmandu Guest House Minitheatre, Gandharba Culture and Art Organisation.Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa 2 offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. Top features of the hotel include meeting facilities, laundry service/dry cleaning, tours, restaurant, bar/pub.Step into one of 30 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as television LCD/plasma screen, separate shower and tub, bathtub, extra long beds, coffee/tea maker. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as steam, sauna, spa & massage to make your stay truly unforgettable. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Kathmandu, make Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa 2 your home away from home. 24/7 uninterrupted power supply, 24/7 uninterrupted hot water supply, 24/7 front desk open and staff,Daily housekeeping included in the room rate,private bathroom for each unit, 24/7 elevator, 24/7 business centre, 24/7 wake up call, 24/7 telephone operator service, 24/7 crystal spa and wellness, Storage of luggage and valuables.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Non-smoking hotel
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Karen T wrote a review Jul 2020
Wallasey, United Kingdom16 contributions2 helpful votes
We actually stayed in Feb 2019. It was very much a last minute decision made while shivering in Nagarkot due to unexpected snow. Having seen the himalayas and experienced the joy of local children dancing in a snowfall that hadn't occurred in 9 years we made the decision to get to lower ground before we got stuck as we had flights booked within days. I wanted a day of warmth, a hot bath and a little luxury. We'll this place certainly delivered. There's a wonderful man that greets you with a smile and a salute as you arrive, the rooms are fantastic, lots of bright colours and LED lighting. The bath was enormous and so was the bed. We ate in the wonderfully crazy restaurant and the meal was delicious and had breakfast in bed before we sadly had to leave beautiful Nepal for our next leg of our trip. I'm sure we will return and plan on staying here again.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Sambihang R wrote a review Mar 2020
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The whole team were really kind and helpful during the stay. If you want to explore thamel or near by heritage its a good choice to stay in this hotel. They provide variety of breakfast and its good, so there is something for everyone to choose. We will be back again. Thank you.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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maldoror23 wrote a review Feb 2020
St. Petersburg, Florida1,368 contributions291 helpful votes
This was I guess an average hotel. I wanted to stay in Thamel for a few nights of my vacation so I choose the quirkiness of Royal Penguin. The first room they showed me did not have working electric, they had been having power issues of the whole floor leaving the dark corridor leading to the room and the room itself room unsafe for any guests. Then they showed me a second room that did not have working heat or Wifi. Then the 3rd room didn't have working heat either but the staff said that it just takes a while to heat up. While waiting 45 minutes for the heat to kick on, I called the front desk again. They sent 2 more employees to come and look at the heater; one of them changed out the filter. It finally kicked on, but I should mention that the new room was a significant down grade and nothing was adjusted on my bill then or at check out. Water runs a yellow brown in color leaving me always feeling dirty. The hotel washes their sheets, towels and bathrobes in the same water so everything looks a bit dingy an unclean. I should mention that, some hotels in Kathmandu have clear colored water, they do not & the power outages are short but pretty regular. Staff were kind but most were not very helpful. Things I did like, FREE HBO in English, FREE room service breakfast which was pretty good and one of the housekeepers was very nice. Overall, the quirkiness of the hotel is not enough to stay here, I would not recommend this hotel to anyone. I'm sure there must be nicer properties in the Thamel area. This one disappoints. One last thing, I gave them postcards to be mailed out and the front desk agent, who spoke perfect English, stated that she would ask the mailman how much postage would be and take care of them. I asked about my postcards at check out as I expected there to be a charge for postage on my bill and there was not. She shuffled some papers on her desk and said that they must have gone out and that one of my friends must have paid for it? (I don't know anyone in Kathmandu and 3 weeks later none of my postcards have been received) I believe that the staff threw them out. SHAME ON YOU!!!
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Date of stay: January 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: I had 2 room moves and never found a "good room"
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murary wrote a review Feb 2020
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i had been in this hotel Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa Many Times.this time i mate Mr.Nepali, he is really a good guy and a happy person.i had stayed 3 nights ,i got chance only to meet him on my last day. i had ordered the breakfast as early as possible.however there was a group of guest in the restaurant,though he was busy still he greeted and spoke with me for some time. then he asked the waiter to take the order of mine,i was impressed,he might have worked in European Countries. one of the waiter took my order for the breakfast,he asked to me if he can bring the coffee at 1st or after the breakfast.i am impressed. lately what happen was anther person came just near my tables.he too ordered his breakfast. i waited until the group breakfast comes,later after the group breakfast wast served ,the waiter bought a breakfast of the next table,who came after me.in this case i was upset.however i left the restaurant without having the breakfast in the room. i shouted at Mr.Nepali,still he tried to convey me,that it was about to come and as i was in the lobby,the breakfast was out from the kitchen. i went to the room,after few minutes Mr.Nepali came to apologize and asked to make any kind of breakfast as i wanted,i again shouted at him.however i must'n have shouted at him.after all he apologized at me.my temper is high,after all we are an Indian. he had tried his best to do a best service,only because of my attitudes,i had to leave the hotel.another reason,i left the hotel because my friend offered a room near American Embassy. i would like to apologize the service team for shouting. he and his team has patient and does anything to make the guest happy,may be the kitchen staffs delayed my breakfast. however i would like to thank Mr.Nepali for his hospitality ,this kind of service is required ,i am sure the owner might have been happy with him.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: room no 11 to 62 are the best
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srilanka.srilanka wrote a review Dec 2019
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i had stayed at this Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa which was our 1st to Nepal.we were lucky that,we had a wonderful hotel to stay.this is the excellent hotel that we had ever stayed till now in our life time.every morning we had a varieties of breakfast.all the service staffs were ready to provide us anything we need.Mr.Upendra Nepali the Manager of the hotel,offered a lot of options for our needs.we were totally satisfied with the hotel service. all those who like to stay at this Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa must meet Upendra Nepali ,he is by born service staffs.Mr.Upendra Nepali too informed us that,they have lot of facilities at the hotel for the room guest. gyms,sauna,steam bath were available for the room guest. Mr.Upendra Nepali also informed us,that they have other properties in Pokhara called Jussurics Park Villas ,Four Season Boutique Hotel and Spa up coming properties,,kailash Group of Travels,Aria Boutique hotel & Spa, we were delighted to have a chance to stay at this Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa . thank you chefs for the wonderful foods,quality and the quantity was appreciated,moeny wise it was valuable . thank you for the front ,who made our stay a grate place. we would love to come back again in the year 2021. thank you again for the wonderful service and the samll gift from Mr.Upendra Nepali
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Date of stay: November 2019
Room Tip: 11 to 61 are the best rooms.
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$52 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
NepalCentral RegionBagmati ZoneKathmandu ValleyKathmandu
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa?
Nearby attractions include S.K. Handicrafts Export (0.2 miles), Socialtours (0.2 miles), and Thamel (0.08 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include French Creperie Kathmandu, Yala Cafe, and Mo:Mola Palpasa Coffee.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center and a sauna during their stay.
Does Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Kathmandu.
Are any cleaning services offered at Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square (0.5 miles), Krisnhna Mandir Temple (Chayasim Deval) (2.8 miles), and Patan Royal Palace (2.9 miles).
Is Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.