I booked 3 nights at the Shanker Hotel. I was initially impressed with the write ups about it being a former palace of the general.
I availed of their airport transfer and it took me a while before i can finally see my driver. Upon arrival, i was immediately greeted and someone took care of my luggage for me.
Ramesh of the front desk is very nice and can quickly answer my queries. I left for Bhutan the next day and had an early flight. They packed food for me and I truly appreciate them.
My room is fairly spacious and i even received a flower centerpiece and welcome chocolates. Everyone is polite at the Shanker.
Upon my arrival from Bhutan, I availed their airport transfers again and their tour packages (from the travel desk). Everything went smoothly until i got Diarrhea from the meal that I ate at palace restaurant at Bhaktapur. I had the worst Diarrhea ever. Water is basically unsafe for tourists so always drink sealed bottled water and food from the hotel.
The hotel has excellent location because it is close to Thamel and the foreign embassies.
- 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