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“Unique Experience and Terrific Service”
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Dwarika's Hotel
Ranked #11 of 203 Hotels in Kathmandu
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Unique Experience and Terrific Service”
Reviewed January 19, 2011

This hotel has a tremendous charm on its own. It is difficult to describe however staying in this heritage property is a serene and wonderful experience. It is just a stone throw from the airport and is in the outskirts from the centre of the city. It is hustle and bustle outside however once inside you are transformed into another world. It has a lovely internal courtyard and the restaurants and meetings rooms are all excellent. The rooms are very large compared to the standard hotels you stay at. Each room is unique. The greatest charm of this hotel is its personalised service - something that you no longer get in the large and modern chain hotels that you stay in. Each night your room is serviced and the heater turned on to ensure you come back to a comfortable and warm room. At the front desk they will remember who you are and what room you are staying at. Also when I used the business centre (open 24 hours) and had some problems with the printer - immediately someone from upstairs (they must have a camera) came downstairs to assist me. When they ask you what time you are checking out of the hotel the next day it is not just to help them manage their reservations - the next day the porter is up ready to help you with your bags without you having to call. Of course the hardware of the hotel, bed comfort and the hot water taking a little while this is minor compared to what the people of Kathmandu have to face ie 6 hours of electricity only each day. If you expect a modern large chain hotel experience you will be disappointed. However if you immerse yourself into the history, heritage and service of this hotel you will enjoy a truely unique and authentic experience.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed January 15, 2011

I've stayed at Dwarika's four times and it seems to get better each time. It's peaceful and beautiful. The staff and service are both excellent. Walking into Dwarika's from the streets of Kathmandu is like walking into a sanctuary of peace and tranquility.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled solo
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Friday Harbor, Washington
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Reviewed January 12, 2011

THIS WAS ONE OF OUR FAVORITES DURING A 65 DAY TRIP THROUGH SOUTH ASIA. A beautiful room, personal service, good food a great lounge and a lovely pool combine to make this a hidden gem. It is alittle out of the way from the major sites but the overall experience will leave a great impression forever.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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dundee
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Reviewed January 12, 2011

We were treated as friends by all staff. It was like entering a totally different world and the relaxing ambience was complemented by the stunning Newari architecture.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Dubai/NYC
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Reviewed January 4, 2011

This was our first trip to Nepal and we stayed in Kathmandu for 1 night in the Dwariks Hotel. We chose this hotel as it was a UN Heritage site and to be honest, we expected more for the price we paid. Relative to the other hotels in Kathmandu, this is one of the most expensive. Don't expect much from the room it is very basic. Our room had two twin beds which could not be pushed together and were uncomfortable. The hotel architecture is beautiful. The food in the hotel (both room service and restaurant) is great by Nepal standards. Having already stayed there, we will most likely choose another hotel on our next trip to Kathmandu.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed December 10, 2010

We were so pleased with our stay at the Dwarikas! The rooms are huge and beautifully furnished with antiques and modern beautiful bathrooms. Everything there feels traditional - the service, the happy hour, even the huge brass padlock on the doors with the skeleton key. The concierge was eager to help us with every little detail of our stay, they even managed to arrange a tour into the Kathmandu valley with two of us on a motorcycle following the other two in a van (crazy experience). It was so peaceful and beautiful, I would recommend it to anyone and feel it is worth the trip.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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Reviewed November 24, 2010

What can we say...we were upgraded to the Presidential Suite. This place is one of a kind...authentic and original. The woodwork should be in a museum. In fact the hotel is really a museum to Nepalese wood working. The exotic plants, the relaxed courtyard, the pursuit of service excellence and water elements are all heavenly. The restaurant is another story. We'd definitely go back and pay the full price for this suite....and it's not cheap!

  • Stayed October 2010, 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 Spa Hotel in Kathmandu
#3 Business 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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