Based on my searching prior to the trip, this seemed like our best bet to be near the airport and Thamel, but in a quiter area. Our flight into Kathmandu arrived late at night and we had an early morning sightseeing flight to Everest, so this was a great location to not spend too much time in transit. The hotel was clean and beds were comfortable. The breakfast was good and plentiful. We could walk 15 minutes or take a taxi to Thamel for shopping and lots of restaurant choices and people watching. Pool was clean. Probably an amazing property back when built and it worked for us. The European and American hotel chains might be nicer, but I'd pick here for location.
- 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