We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Hotel Shanker

Show Prices
#33 of 188 Hotels in Kathmandu
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Professional photos
Hotel Shanker
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,080 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 912: English reviews
New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
239 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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.

Helpful?
Thank nik_0107
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via 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.

Helpful?
Thank Phil H
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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... More 

Helpful?
Thank ReadyToGoGo60
Surrey, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.... More 

Helpful?
Thank 1Aldebaran
Orlando, Florida
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week 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.

Helpful?
Thank wintergarden1
Split, Croatia
Level Contributor
229 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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... More 

Helpful?
Thank Nen608707
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Sanjay P S
Kandy, Sri Lanka
Level Contributor
32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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... More 

Helpful?
Thank dilshan_annaraj
St Albans, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 :)

Helpful?
1 Thank s0uq
Derby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
764 reviews
140 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is currently in a state of re-build/ re-furb after the earthquake and as such the front is fenced off and covered in scaffolding. Entrance is thru a side door. Most of the main hotel is closed off and you are basically kept to the south and east wings. Reception is small , efficient and the staff very helpful.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Honisoiquimalypense

567 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (492)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (32)
Viewed
Room/Suite (83)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (136)
Viewed
View from Room (12)
Viewed
Dining (27)
Viewed
Bathroom (18)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (3)
Viewed
Other (181)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (75)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (19)
Viewed
Room/Suite (31)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Dining (7)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (11)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Kathmandu hotels
3.1 km away
Hotel Shambala
Hotel Shambala
#18 of 188 in Kathmandu
298 reviews
1.0 km away
Dalai-La Boutique Hotel
Dalai-La Boutique Hotel
#8 of 188 in Kathmandu
325 reviews
2.7 km away
Dwarika's Hotel
Dwarika's Hotel
#3 of 188 in Kathmandu
981 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.5 km away
Shambaling Boutique Hotel
Shambaling Boutique Hotel
#4 of 188 in Kathmandu
388 reviews
3.7 km away
Hyatt Regency Kathmandu
Hyatt Regency Kathmandu
#25 of 188 in Kathmandu
1,329 reviews
1.1 km away
Hotel Friends Home
Hotel Friends Home
#2 of 188 in Kathmandu
1,032 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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: $78 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Shanker 4*
Number of rooms: 94
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Fastbooking, Booking.com, Travelocity, Hotels.com and Expedia so you can book your Hotel Shanker reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Hotel Shanker staff and other travellers.
13 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (13)

Questions? Get answers from Hotel Shanker staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“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
“Suites have plenty of room”
 of 5 bubbles lisabull, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are really big and clean. Also wifi coverage and great facilities. Food is amazing”
 of 5 bubbles Joulesmarmal, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“suites are large for little extra”
 of 5 bubbles thebigmushroom, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay