This is the third time i am staying in a "palace" in south asia and each time it has been the same story. First if you decide to anyways stay at this hotel please avoid the restaurant. In a place which looks like Miss Havisham's home from Great expectations...the restaurant is even more Havishamish(for a lack of a better word). The rooms are small, very basic, the food terrible and the staff not very much in the Know. I would stay in this hotel if the price is about USD 30 not the kind of money they charge. They dont have a spa on premise(they advertise for a spa in the city). The breakfast spread is very basic. Again as i said its habitable like a basic hotel would be but if you are looking for luxury and size and are willing to pay for it please avoid.
- 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