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Dwarika's Hotel
Ranked #11 of 203 Hotels in Kathmandu
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München, Deutschland
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“a perfect stay”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

at the end of our India - Nepal - Trip we stayed here for 3 nights and it was just perfect. The special architecture, the different buildings, all perserved and rebuild in style, together with an friendly service made a very pleasure stay for us. Very nice decorated and spacy room, a sumptuous breakfast and tasty dinners, and an overwhelming, relexed atmosphere in big contrast to the busy town make the stay here absolut worth the money. A hotel with its own character, not to compare with the modern and luxury but often faceless hotels.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

This is without question, one of the best hotels I've ever experienced. For starters, it looks incredible. The hotel has been built with beautiful salvaged and renovated Newari wooden window and door frames - ornate, ancient carved wood, as much a museum piece as the buildings in Patan or Bhaktapur. The service is amazing, flawless. The hotel courtyards and grounds are as peaceful as they are beautiful and the rooms are wonderful - spacious and luxurious and full of Nepali character. You certainly pay a premium to stay here, but if you can squeeze it into your budget for even one night, it is 100% worth it. The food is good and they have several different restaurants and menus on offer to cater for different tastes. I think there's even a sushi restaurant... The buffet breakfast is fantastic too, everything you could ask for, fruit, local yoghurt, cooked breakfast, eggs made to order, noodles. Amazing. Can't wait to go back, when I've paid off my credit card and saved up enough money again...

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

I stayed at this hotel with colleagues for my first night in Nepal and Kathmandu.
The staff give you a traditional welcome and the rooms are incredible, almost the size of my London flat!.

Lovely big bed, big windows, a bathroom with a shower and a bath, huge desk, not to mention fruit, chocolates in the evening and BBC world service. The room faced onto the courtyard so they were nice and quiet.

The hotel has been re-built in a traditional style, the courtyard is incredible and great for coffees and evening drinks. There is a lovely pool and several restaurants which my colleagues told me were great, especially the one with the Nepalese banquet. There is also a pub type bar.

If you want luxury in Kathmandu I would recommend this hotel. I loved the breakfast, particularly the omelette bar. And I also noticed they offered yoga classes.

The location is great for the airport, it’s just round the corner but it’s not that convenient for other parts of town and there’s not much within walking distance.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

This hotel is a gem! You can not miss it if you are traveling to Kathmandu. The rooms are spacious and gorgeous, you will be overlooking the sweetest courtyard. To be honest, I don't know how to put into words how special this place is.

In the evening they have candles all over the courtyard giving it this warm glow. It's a true escape from the hectic city, but you're right in the middle of the city. The food is superb. The do a weekly BBQ, which a lot of expats come over for.

There is a spa, but I never used it.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

I've only ever stayed in two Kathmandu hotels, but am a fairly seasoned leisure traveller world-wide and apart from a hotel I stayed in the Andes a couple of years ago, and another hotel I stayed in in Devon about 8 years ago, this is the most beautiful and ornately stunning hotel I have ever stayed in. Not for the views, as the hotel buildings entirely surround the gardens and most of the rooms, so there is no Kathmandu view at all (and no noise, which is welcome in this noisy and busy bustling city), but it's the hotel itself, which is architecturally fascinating and gorgeous. Just look at some of the photos on this site. The bedrooms are also beautiful, luxurious and ornate. One poster here has said, so it should be (excellent) at that price, but you've probably paid several thousand pounds to get here anyway, so, so what if it's pricey by Nepalese standards - it's still cheap by western European and American standards. So I don't hesitate to recommend this 100% - it's a sight to see in its own right. Oh yes, great cocktails from the bars too and excellent Nepalese or Indian food!

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Italy
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

The best experience anybody can do! This is not just an hotel, it is a place where to spend time, services are perfect, newari dinner super! Only thing is the price that i understand is not for everybody.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Anaheim, California
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

We checked in to the Dwarika's Hotel in Kathmandu, Nepal for a two-night stay in March 2013.
You are immediately greeted by friendly, helpful staff and check-in without delay. The property is very private and beautiful with high buildings and lush gardens surrounding secluded dining areas and a large inviting swimming pool. The decor is local and gives you a strong sense of being in a unique and ancient locale.
Our room was on the fifth floor of one of the wings, the elevator was small but efficient and our luggage arrived promptly. The room overlooked the pool and garden area where we could see monkeys running about the surrounding rooftops. Our more than ample living area included an open floor plan of bedroom, sitting area, large bathroom including a tub, separate enclosed shower and toilet. Many Nepalese/Tibetan furnishings were evident---cabinets, closets, rugs, couch covers and pillows all with distinct designs and colors.
The staff are very curious about foreigners and always ready to assist in any way. There are three restaurants: a buffet-style eatery; a Japanese establishment, and a Nepalese/Indian themed one as well. We ate in the buffet at breakfast which was included in our package, one night we dined at the Japanese restaurant where the sushi was excellent, but my main course of Teriyaki "Beef(?)" was odd to say the least. It seemed that the "beef" was not like anything I had eaten before, and I have eaten quite a lot of beef in my life. Instead of serving delicate slices of meat, my "beef" was in chunks and had an odd flavour. When our waiter came over to ask about our food, I called the oddly shaped/tasting meat to his attention and his reply was "Our beef is imported from Australia!" My thoughts were "I have been to Australia, and I have never eaten any "beef" tasting quite like this!". However, this was the only problem we had while staying at the hotel.
I would highly recommend staying at The Dwarika's when in Kathmandu, but do not order anything titled "Beef" at the Japanese restaurant!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Dwarika's Hotel
Address: Battisputali Rd, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Location: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kathmandu
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kathmandu
#3 Business Hotel in Kathmandu
#3 Spa Hotel in Kathmandu
#3 Family Hotel in Kathmandu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Dwarika's Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built upon a rich tradition of Nepali hospitality and incorporating some of the country’s most exquisite architectural traditions, The Dwarika’s Hotel in Kathmandu is an authentic experience of Nepal’s ancient cultural heritage.Originally established as a heritage restoration project, The Dwarika's hotel has become known as Nepal's premier property, and a model for heritage preservation in Nepal and beyond. ... more   less 
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