Shanker Hotel was our base in Kathmandu pre and post trekking in the Annapurna region in September 2014. It is an oasis of quiet and calm in the hustle and noise of Kathmandu with beautiful gardens and swimming pool. The hotel itself is very old world charm but has all the modern conveniences you need, including a back up generator to cope with the frequent power cuts in KTM. The hotel staff - from the doorman to the reception staff to the porters and waiters are all excellent and customer focused. The restaurant has an excellent variety of different foods, the breakfasts laid out buffet style were excellent and the hotel bar has a nice selection of beer, wine and imported spirits. If we ever return to Nepal, I would stay here again for sure. Also walking distance to Thamel but we took a 2 person bike rickshaw from the hotel gates which waits there for hotel guests and that was a hoot in the traffic chaos of Kathmandu. The driver came back for us and the cost was very reasonable (Nepal Rupees 200). Gave the driver a big tip tho as it is hard work!
- 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