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Hotel Shanker

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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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Property amenities
Room Service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Outdoor pool
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Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Travelled by road for an entire day to reach katmandu ;we were so tired and it was a bliss to finally reach here.the rooms were super neat. taxi services are available .no negative aspects.for two girls travelling independently for the first time we felt it is very safe and wor
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Stayed here for 2 nights. It was quite a walk to our room, almost the last one on the corridor. There were lifts. Room was nice, the bathroom was quite tight but perfectly adequate. Had breakfast one morning, loads of choice and chefs were cooking eggs to order. The muesli was lo
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Highly recognized property with very beatyfull lobby, best section of the hotel. Its old exterior adds the glory to its Beaty.As per the room its little costly affair and interior needs more attentively modernized by this time.rather that they serve great food, Its brunch breakfa
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Response from P S, Executive Manager at Hotel Shanker
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Namaste ! Thank you for your gift of feedback ! We are happy to hear that you liked our lobby and our breakfast brunch. We are slowly renovating our interiors as it takes a lot of time for a property like ours. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Happy Travels !
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We stayed here on two occasions when visiting Kathmandu and transiting back from Pokhara.

The hotel is very grand as you would expect from a former palace. The older rooms are also huge and offer multiple rooms like a small flat. Which is great.

The restaurant is very good alth
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Response from P S, Executive Manager at Hotel Shanker
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Thank You for choosing Hotel Shanker for your stay in Kathmandu. We are glad that you found our rooms huge and our Team attentive. Next time you visit us , do not miss your live band at the restaurant area. Looking forward hosting you again in the near future. Best Regards, Prina Shrestha Executive Manager
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Well maintained classic building (used to be the royal residence earlier) with impressive frontage and lobby. Very good service. Even though it is in Lazimpet (and next to Thamel), the property is set well back from the street with a large garden in front. So, no road noise etc.
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Response from P S, Executive Manager at Hotel Shanker
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Mandals, Namaste ! Thank you for your recent visit at Hotel Shanker, Kathmandu and for choosing to share your experience with us via tripadvisor. We are indeed very close to Thamel shopping center which are only a few minutes away. We are delighted that you had a great experience and enjoyed our accommodation, corridors and wood carvings and breakfast. I would share your kind words with our team here and believe they would be very proud to know that their effort reached your expectation. We all look forward to welcoming you to our property again! Best Regards, Prina Shrestha Executive Manager
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Two queen bedded room fits four person
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Chambre luxueuse et confortable, comme à la maison! Service aux chambres rapide, abordable et d
Hi, I'm planning to visit Pokhara this month. I have heard that passport is not necessary for Indian citizens to visit Nepal. I'm looking forward to stay at your hotel. Could you please confirm if you accept Indian National Identity Cards other than passport as I don't currently have one but I have other Identity Proof documents issued by Government of India.
yes for indian nationals any kind of identification issued by the government is good. Thank You.
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Is the Spa functional and renovation done? Many say that the rooms do not have a good view. Me and my 2 kids (18 and 21) need one room - I cannot see pics of the standard double room and the suite room on MMT. If we take a standard double room, can it house 3 beds comfortably? Are airport drops provided free, at least one side? Wish to reconfirm if all building work is over and is the airconditioning working well as many seem to be complaining of that
We stayed on May 27th. We had airport pick up and drop off, it was included in the cost. Our room was a Deluxe Suite (720) it was big and had windows but no view of anything. Also the air con was smelly and obviously needed cleaning. We had a massage and were taken to a regular hotel room on the lower floor, I assumed this meant the spa was being renovated.
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Are the renovations still going on? Do the standard room bathrooms have tub/shower combination or just a shower?
Hi, The renovations are complete. The bathrooms are of various kind with bath tub, only shower also available you may put your request upon check in.
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how long is the shopping place
Its just 10 Min walking !
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Is there any separate joiner charges?
Not that I am aware of.
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"Ask for a high floor room."
"7th floor rooms seem to have slightly bigger windows"
"Spacious and clean."
"The suites are very large and well worth the little extra expense"
"Choose the 7th floor, as they are the only ones with decent natural light"
US$78 - US$126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
shanker hotel kathmandu
NepalCentral RegionBagmati ZoneKathmandu ValleyKathmandu
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