Away from the hectic atmosphere of the city center this hotel is an excellent choice to discover Kathmandu. This former palace with very nice decorations inside gives a royal atmosphere. The staff was really friendly and helpful. Ther are some nice restaurants and cafes in walking distance. Though it is 15-20 min walk to Thamel it is not recommended. Taking a taxi is very cheap and convenient.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Shanker, Kathmandu is a heritage hotel, housed in a 19th-century palace in the heart of Kathmandu city. It was the royal residence of the rulers of Nepal, from 1894 until 1964, when it was converted into a hotel. The facade and traditions were kept intact but the interiors were redesigned to give travelers the kind of comfort they'd expect of a world class hotel. The hotel is characterized by exquisite and authentic objects d'art. For example, the carved windows displayed in the lobby bar are over 200 years old. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shanker Hotel Kathmandu