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Hotel Shanker

Lazimpat, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
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#78 of 534 hotels in Kathmandu
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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.
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Lazimpat, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
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Ankita M wrote a review Jun 2021
Patna, India5 contributions5 helpful votes
Stay was a total disappointment. We booked this hotel thinking it's one of those luxury hotels with a contemporary touch. Our room was dirty with sticky floors, and really low ceiling that gave a suffocating feeling. Bathroom was cramped with no separate shower space, and had stains in the bathtub. Upon complaining, we were shown another room which was equally filthy. We could not muster the courage to take shower throughout our stay. The room had an extremely small window with no real view. The breakfast buffet was just as disappointing. Food and fruits were definitely not fresh. We decided to instead have breakfast in a nearby cafe.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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mlucky wrote a review Apr 2021
Pokhara, Nepal54 contributions17 helpful votes
very good service, the staff is professional. very very clean hotel, best breakfast buffet I get till now, the food is also very good, the swimming very clean, in room everything is working, the garden is peacefull and beautiful.. not far from city center but very quiet at night, I sleep there very well, absolut confortable matras... I will for sure coming back
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from P S, Owner at Hotel Shanker
Responded 29 Apr 2021
Dear Guest , Thank you for review, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our services . We hope to welcome you back in the near future . Thank you !
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Rajadurai wrote a review Mar 2021
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution
It was really good experience for my family. My family was staying there for 15 nights. Initially there was some mistake done by the management that on the allocation of the room type. When we realized the room type which we booked was not the same they gave, we raise it to the management. Immediately they responded, and apologised for the inconveniences. To compensate the mistake, they offered a sweet room for our family for the remaining days. The Gentleman Mr. Prabu was really nice person and very helpful. All the workers and helpers who are working there was very helpful, kind, genuine with the guests. I really appreciate the Hotel management and helpers. In the Hotel restaurant also people are really caring and helpful. Thanks for giving great hospitality, safety and care. Our best wishes and love from India. Regards, Rajadurai Anandhi Aradhana
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Date of stay: March 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Good Hospitality, Secured.
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Response from P S, Owner at Hotel Shanker
Responded 1 Apr 2021
Dear Happy Guest, Thank you for taking time to review our property. We are pleased to know that we have surpassed your expectations in all aspects of our hotel facilities, products and service delivery. All our team members will be happy to welcome you and your family again . Thank you , Best , Prina Shrestha
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Jatin Ahluwallia wrote a review Dec 2020
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India58 contributions17 helpful votes
I visited Kathmandu on a business trip and chanced upon this hotel through the pictures seen online! It was very worth staying at Hotel Shanker. It’s truly an old world charm personified. One gets a feeling of living in a palace in a modern era. Staff friendliness and polite behaviour was an outstanding feature of the stay. The breakfast, room service and Kailash restaurant food was simply outstanding. Enjoyed the breakfast a lot. Spending time pool side and soaking sun is a great way to conduct meetings. Though being an old building there are maintenance challenges specially the bathroom geysers but still Hotel Shanker is very worth staying again and again.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from P S, Owner at Hotel Shanker
Responded 25 Dec 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us . We hope to see you soon !! Happy Holidays!!
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Parmila wrote a review Aug 2020
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I really like this place where i was stay . we saw Really nice view from room corridor of the garden with swimming pool . They have really comfortable bed which is we can sleep very well and like a king place. we really like this place. we will come back again.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Response from P S, Owner at Hotel Shanker
Responded 25 Dec 2020
Dear Parmila77 , Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us .
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NepalCentral RegionBagmati ZoneKathmandu ValleyKathmandu
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Shanker
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Shanker?
Nearby attractions include Nepal Music Gallery (0.4 km), Millionaire's Club and Casino (0.2 km), and Offroad Nepal (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Shanker?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Shanker?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Shanker?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Shanker?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Shanker?
Conveniently located restaurants include Salon de Kathmandu Cafe & Bistro, Vino Bistro, and Cocina Mitho Chha.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Shanker?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hotel Shanker have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Shanker offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Shanker?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Shanker offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Shanker?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square (2.0 km), Krisnhna Mandir Temple (Chayasim Deval) (5.0 km), and Patan Royal Palace (5.1 km).