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Traditional Homes Swotha

Near Narayan Temple, Swotha, Patan (Lalitpur) 300 Nepal
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#6 of 82 B&Bs / Inns in Patan (Lalitpur)
Traditional Homes- Swotha is a beautiful Boutique Bed and Breakfast nested in the heart of Patan Historical center, a few meters away from the magical Durbar Square. 5 intimate and spacious rooms with attached bathroom and an Attic Suite room. The furnishing is cosy though minimalist (iron and wood mainly) but very comfortable ( antique chair, cotton linen sheets, wool and hemp carpet, quality mattress, gas heater, hot shower, hand made soap, cotton curtains, selection of books in each rooms and powerful wifi!) to which you add a beautiful roof terrace, a wooden balcony for each room, a small garden and a nice restaurant serving fresh and organic food.
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Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
Coffee shop
Breakfast in the room
Car hire
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi, Nepali
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teckeong wrote a review Dec 2019
Singapore, Singapore70 contributions3 helpful votes
Located right within Patan, Traditional Homes Swotha is an excellent place to stay. As mentioned by others, it is located within walking distance to Patan Durbar Square. The staff was extremely helpful in helping us to arrange for a driver to bring us around Kathmandu, and extending our checkout time until we were ready to leave for the airport in the late evening. The room was spacious and clean, with hot water for shower (very important during winter). It would be nice if the room had a heater as well. Nevertheless, the bed had an electric blanket, which was extremely helpful for us who hail from sunny Singapore.
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Date of stay: December 2019
JMW wrote a review Nov 2019
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We were very happy staying in Traditional Homes. I had communicated with Punam on several occasions prior to our arrival and she was very efficient and quick to respond. All the staff were delightful and very friendly, as well as Punam the waiters in the Swotha Café were great and made a point of taking our order for breakfast the evening before we had to make an early departure. Our room was simple but delightful and comfortable, the shower room was small but there was masses of hot water. I think our rooms might have been the smallest and were several floors up, the staircase was quite steep and narrow which didn’t worry us but it might be good to check where your room will be if the stairs concern you. There was no headboard as there was a low shelf that ran along the back of the bed. We found that our suitcases fitted on the shelf giving us support when sitting in bed. The location of Traditional Homes is perfect, only a minutes walk away from the Durbar Square. Do get up early and have a wander when the fruit and vegetable market is on, it’s only there for a couple of hours and we’ll worth seeing. There are also a few other stalls too.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Chantal W wrote a review Oct 2019
34 contributions3 helpful votes
What a lovely B&B, hidden in a small street in a nice area close by Durban Square. Very nice and cosy rooms and very clean. Good beds and a good warm shower also. Lovely breakfast as well. Friendly staff also. Good choice to stay here
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Bill_Pomeroy wrote a review Oct 2019
Bromley, United Kingdom47 contributions60 helpful votes
Rooms in a very old, refurbished house - clean, simple and wonderful staff who made our stay so special. Don’t expect upmarket and you will not be disappointed. We had the attic suite room which was quite a climb up narrow stairs but well worth it. Clean, purified water guaranteed by the staff. Good WiFi. Charming, tiny restaurant downstairs with excellent Thali. Also a restaurant next door, worth trying as more atmospheric. Best of all were the friendly staff. Sights of Patan a few minutes walk away.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Kmjr2000 wrote a review Aug 2019
Houston110 contributions76 helpful votes
Very nice boutique hotel. Very comfortable and quite rooms. The staff is great. The restaurant was very good. Next to the tourist area Durbar Square. This was just a one night stay but I would stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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$78 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
NepalCentral RegionBagmati ZoneKathmandu ValleyPatan (Lalitpur)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Traditional Homes Swotha
Which popular attractions are close to Traditional Homes Swotha?
Nearby attractions include Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar) (0.07 miles), Patan Museum (0.08 miles), and Patan Durbar Square (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Traditional Homes Swotha?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Traditional Homes Swotha?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Traditional Homes Swotha?
Yes, free public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Traditional Homes Swotha?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Swotha, Of Silk & Salt, and Raithaane.
Does Traditional Homes Swotha have airport transportation?
Yes, Traditional Homes Swotha offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Traditional Homes Swotha located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Patan (Lalitpur).
Are any cleaning services offered at Traditional Homes Swotha?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Traditional Homes Swotha?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Nepali.
Are there any historical sites close to Traditional Homes Swotha?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square (2.4 miles), Krisnhna Mandir Temple (Chayasim Deval) (0.07 miles), and Patan Royal Palace (0.1 miles).