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Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa

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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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Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Airport transportation
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Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
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After our trek to Everest Base Camp we booked this hotel in Kathmandu and were pleasantly surprised by balance between price and quality provided in this nice place. Hotel located in the center of tourist district Thamel. Very friendly and responsive staff. Excellent and clean
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I enjoyed every part of my stay. The room was big, good service and fabulous spa service. I don't think it gets better than this in Kathmandu tbh. Clean, friendly and good location! I would come back🙏
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Response from Maya G, Front officer at Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa
Responded 1 week ago
Dear valued guest Namaste! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us . Our team will be thrilled to hear of your experience, and we are grateful for your support. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you in the near future. Best Wishes! Tsering Maya
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This was a good hotel in Kathmandu. We did not use the spa or gym (in a different building), nor any of their extra services, but we did find the people at the front desk to be helpful. The room was big, and the heating worked well. It did not take long for the hot water to
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Response from Maya G, Front officer at Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear sir/madam Namaste ! Thank you for staying in our hotel and taking time to write review on us . We are very glad that you liked the accommodation . We will definitely look into the restaurant service and try to improve . We are looking forward to welcome you in near future . Front officer Tsering Maya Gurung
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Great hotel with the most amazing staff. They are very friendly, eager to help and resourceful. The 24h breakfast option was really helpful for us since we sometimes had that for lunch. Very comfortable rooms and facilities but, to me, what made it stand out was the exceptional
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Response from Yulia G, Manager at Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear our valued guest, Namaste!! We are very happy to be your pick for stay in lovely Kathmandu. Thank you so much for taking your valuable time to review us in detail. We are really happy to know that you liked the accommodation provided by us . We are striving to add more comfort by taking every feedback on a serious note and implementing the same. We thank you once again for making our hotel your home away from home and look forward to welcoming you very soon. Best wishes Tsering Maya Gurung
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stayed for 02 nights on last december, i have always been their regular guest. Thou there are lots of new hotel in ktm but still my fav is Royal Penguin Boutique because of their hospitality, their 24 hours breakfast system, 24 hours open restaurant for in-house guest, their
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Response from Yulia G, Manager at Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear valued guest Namaste! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us . Our team will be thrilled to hear of your experience, and we are grateful for your support. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you in the near future. Best Wishes! Tsering Maya
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We had a friend help us. Tbh it's very chaotic and confusing. They held up a sign for our name but you'll have many cab drivers rushing to take you and they may be aggressive. Be careful with tipping. We had four people help us but only one driver, it was just his buddies who all begged for tips. We ended up giving them some money but they pushed for more. You can give them a little bit if you want but don't let them push you into it. Our friend flat out told us not to tip them at all. Don't tip the driver until you get to the royal penguin. And when you return to the airport, just have the hotel call you a taxi since it's way cheaper.
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There is a pre-paid taxi stand right outside the terminal. Very efficient. It's 700 Rupees to any place in or near Thamel (where the hotel is located). Its the easiest way to get there.
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Are the penthouse suite rooms non-smoking rooms?
Yes, Although we didn’t stay in penthouse suite I believe all the rooms are non smoking. However, if you look at their website it says they do have a smoking room in the hotel for smokers to use.
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The hotels are affiliated. Yes rooms look the same. My booking was for Royal Penguin hotel. On arrival asked where the lounge and gym were to be told down the road at sister hotel, we had no time for a visit to other hotel so can offer the penguin. I give this a 3 star but thought we booked 5 star. Situated on busy road and not quiet till after midnight. Both are close to eating places. Our hot water for showering was warm. Perhaps the sister hotel is better.
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"Pent house is on 6th floor up stairs with no elevator access and open air to the outside"
"back rooms were quieter than the ones looking onto the front road"
"Don't miss the Spa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
"Food is excellent, take advantage of the room service."
"Lovely hotel - quite once inside even in the most happening place in Kathmandu"
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PRICE RANGE
$50 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
NepalCentral RegionBagmati ZoneKathmandu ValleyKathmandu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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