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Hotel Shanker

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#36 of 191 Hotels in Kathmandu
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was a tranquil oasis in the busy city of Kathmandu. I can't believe how low the rate was for the quality of the hotel, service and amenities. The internet worked very well and the staff was very helpful in arranging a tour of the area.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your gift of feedback about our property, your comments are very much valued. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed the quality of the hotel, service and amenities. Look out for more promotions and specials in our Facebook page, instagram and hotel website.

Roseville, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is currently under renovation (Dec 2016) and should be completed by summer. Everyone was helpful and the food was delicious. The rooms were very inviting and comfortable. We would stay at this hotel again.

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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 ! We are glad to hear that your stay was comfortable. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Happy Travels !

Wilmington, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed there three nights and greatly enjoyed our stay. The rooms are spacious and the food quality is very good. The food price is very reasonable and comparable with what you get outside the hotel. It is 10 minutes walking from Thamel. The corridors are a little dull but I am sure things will be much better after they...

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

Dear Happy Guest, Thank You for your review on trip advisor, I am glad to hear that you had a "very good stay" with us. Do look out for our promotions and specials on our Facebook page, Instagram, and our website for your next visit. Happy Travels !

Tauranga
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here over New Years and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Check in was easy and they were able to pick us up from another hotel we were staying in as we'd been on a tour. I booked through booking.com and it included airport transfers, early/late check in/out, breakfast and a welcome drink. They forgot the welcome drink, but it...

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

Dear Happy Guest, Greetings from Hotel Shanker ! Thank you for your gift of feedback and the time you took to share them with us.Do look out for our promotions and specials on our Facebook page, Instagram, and our website for your next visit. Happy Travels !

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 1 night at Hotel Shanker, an old palace turned hotel located in city centre, Kathmandu. Due the earthquake the facade of the building is under construction but the inside the Hotel is impressive. Staff are friendly and willing to help. Breakfast buffet is of top notch, rooms has all the facilities required for great Hotel.

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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. I am happy to learn that you found our hotel impressive and enjoyed our breakfast spread. Thank You once again for choosing Hotel Shanker we hope to welcome you back soon ! Happy Travels !

Royal Oak, Michigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in this hotel before and after doing the EBC hike in December 2008. We loved the wood carvings and all the charm of the old palace. The staff was excellent, very friendly. The bar was a favorite everyday after touring with a cold beer and snacks and a friendly bar tender. We walked everywhere from this location and...

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P S, executive manager at Hotel Shanker, responded to this review

Dear Happy Guest, Thank you for taking time to review Hotel Shanker ! I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us especially with a cold beer and snacks at the bar. Kindly look into our website, Facebook Page , Instagram for more updates and promotions. Thank You and we hope to welcome you back in the...

Ranchi, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice architecture & well located in Kathmandu is next to hotel redison Beauty all around even the swimming pool is also clean & recliner were well placed Well behaved staff Food is good but the service is excellent

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Hotel Shanker ! Thank you for writing a review about Hotel Shanker ! I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Please check our Facebook, Instagram and hotel website for more promotions. Happy Travels !

Campbell River, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here in October 2014, but never got around to do the review until now. Wonderful old palace converted to hotel. We stayed as a family in a suite. Large and comfortable even with a bed added for our son. King size bed and couches and table plus a desk area. Bathroom is nice and clean. Grounds are lovely with...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your gift of feedback. I am glad to hear you that you enjoyed your family suite. Our entire Shanker Team Is happy to read your review. Kindly take a look at our Facebook, instagram, hotel website to know more about our promotions for your next visit. We hope to welcome you back soon ! Happy...

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always take lawn facing rooms to get good view,you may have to haggle for it.Very spacious rooms well furnished,ever smiling staff and to help you,wow layout of food for breakfast and dinner.Better take la-cart than fixed meal to enjoy sumptuous food. Breakfast halls,walls and panels depict pleasing artifice.

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Hotel Shanker ! Thank you for taking time to write a review about Hotel Shanker. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 6 December 2016

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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Dear Guest, Greetings from Shanker Hotel ! Thank you for taking time to review Hotel Shanker! I am very glad to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us and "Shanker is your first choice to stay in Kathmandu". Kindly take a look at our Facebook, instagram, hotel website to know more about our promotions for your next visit....

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about Hotel Shanker

Address: | Lazimpat, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Region: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Price Range: $62 - $128 (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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“Choose a suite if you are travelling with children. All rooms are slightly different, since this is an old Rana palace.”
 of 5 bubbles Swedishchick1, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Main Lawn facing,take higher floors.,suits are par excellence”
 of 5 bubbles sun284, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Suites are located at the corner of the building”
 of 5 bubbles nellyt492, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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 :)”
 of 5 bubbles s0uq, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose 401 to 409 room. This rooms are very amazing.”
 of 5 bubbles mijanurrahmanr2016, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
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