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Hotel Shanker

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Heritage Hotel with wonderful pool area and garden.A welcome oasis in Kathmandu. Location is not far from Thamel but you will need to take a taxi to get where you want to go ...it is not easy to walk ,as you have to cross some very busy streets...Great breakfast buffe in a huge beautiful hall. Room was clean and functional.Staff...

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel is not highly rated though I booked on a friend's recommendation. We did not go wrong. Good & spacious rooms, clean bath rooms & helpful fron desk. Swimming pool time is 8 - 8, and concierge desk can be improved. 10 minutes walking distance from Thamel.

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P S, Executive Manager at Hotel Shanker, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking time to review hotel Shanker on trip advisor. We are happy to hear that your stay with us was comfortable. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Happy Travels !

Lancaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very welcoming hotel. Helpful when we got back from trekking a day early and not too much fuss in sorting a room despite a big wedding also taking place at the hotel. Nice bars, friendly staff. Clean rooms, and quiet hotel even though in easy reach of city centre.

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P S, Executive Manager at Hotel Shanker, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your overall enjoyable stay on Trip Advisor. Indeed, our hotel is centrally located just steps from many of Kathmandu's top attractions. Thank you for also pointing out our "welcoming hotel and friendly staff. We hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We very much enjoyed our 4 night stay at this Heritage Palace Hotel during our visit to Nepal in October. This was our second stay at the Shanker with the last time being 1993. The hotel’s historical architecture and artifacts combined with modern comforts and location make the Shanker an attractive choice in Kathmandu. Despite being very central, the lovely...

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P S, Executive Manager at Hotel Shanker, responded to this review

Dear Happy Guest, Thank You for your gift of feedback. We the Shanker Team is happy to hear that we met your expectations and you enjoyed your stay with us thoroughly. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Happy Travels!

Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit hard to judge this fully, as the hotel's facade was undergoing restoration after the earthquake. This meant something of a detour to get from (a temporary?) reception to rooms. The style is quite traditionally grand, and the rooms quite darkly furnish.. Nonetheless, the staff were very helpful and the room fine. The breakfast area was a real treat....

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P S, Executive Manager at Hotel Shanker, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to review hotel Shanker on trip advisor. Iam glad to hear that you liked our "grand traditional style property". In your next visit I would recommend you to use our travel desk for getting around the city , as our property is centrally located to many tourist destinations. Thank you once again !

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is absolutely lovely, welcoming, and impressive, even though the front section is being reconstructed after the 2015 earthquake. The grounds were beautiful, the interior was beautifully appointed, and the staff were exceptionally friendly, courteous, and helpful. Overall, it was a very enjoyable experience. I would recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Split, Croatia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only detail that I missed staying in Shanker for 5 nights was a decent sized window! (terrace would be even better!) Everything else was just perfect. Location, staff, food ... and above all : garden and pool area! We started our Nepal tour from Shanker and we have stayed in 6 hotels (3-5*) and without hesitation I choose this...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at hotel Shanker for about 3 days, the stay there was excellent I took a suit room and it was a big 2 room set with at a reasonable price. The staff was very friendly, the rooms were big and comfortable, the breakfast menu was excellent, the lawn and swimming pool was maintained excellently. Due to non availability...

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was on a business visit. The hotel had given me the airport pickup as well (both ways) - this was really a great bonus. The price was decent. Loved the breakfasts. The rooms were very comfortable and warm. Clean rooms and the room services were also great. The hotel is close to Thamel and its just a 200 Nepali rupee...

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St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Hotel, beautiful garden, staff all lovely, rooms adequate and clean, free bottled water and newspaper daily. Staff go above and beyond to help, manners are outstanding, even security, taxi drivers... all excellent, would stay here without a 2nd thought Thank you Hotel Sanker for a memorable holiday :)

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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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Address: | Lazimpat, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Region: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Price Range: €54 - €91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Shanker 4*
Number of rooms: 94
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Also Known As:
Shanker Hotel Kathmandu
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Kathmandu
#14 Family Hotel in Kathmandu
#15 Romantic Hotel in Kathmandu
#16 Business Hotel in Kathmandu
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“Suites are located at the corner of the building”
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“Get a taxi... cheap and they will give you on a days tour very cheap and pick up a guide when you get to a sight :)”
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