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Shambaling Boutique Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Told y'all I'd be back. This time some of my friends and I got together at Shambaling to catch up over lunch. I was so blown away on my first visit back in 2016 that I had to come back again... long story short, it was another delightful afternoon at Shambaling. Thanks to the helpful staff and the management for...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Shambaling is one of my favorite places in Nepal and Kathmandu. The hotel itself is both intimate and spacious, impeccably clean and beautifully decorated. It is right next to the famous Boudha Stupa and Sheching Monastery. The staff goes out of their way to make every detail perfect. The breakfast is delicious. On my birthday they not only upgraded my...

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Jigme Phuntsok C, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your positive feedback and highly recommending us. As you can imagine, it is always important for us to have feedback from our guests. Please know that we always intend to deliver an exceptional experience to all of our guests but especially when they’re visit includes the celebration of something very special. To hear...

Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to stay in the Vibrant City of Kathmandu. Calm, professional and a friendly, attentive Service.The Little garden is an Island of peace in this City. Everything is clean, without a hassle, and a good athomsphere to relax.

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Jigme Phuntsok C, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your positive feedback. It was indeed our pleasure to have you at Shambaling once again. I am delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is such a pleasure to read that you had a great service experience with us. Please be assured that your review has been shared with...

Bali, Indonesia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read great things about this hotel then finally got the chance to stay there so got to experience it myself. The staff are much, much more professional than most hotel personnel in Kathmandu. They greet you warmly but discreetly, and were your questions articulately and are subtle and discrete. The rooms have mimi-fridges and also tea and coffee...

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Jigme Phuntsok C, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your recent stay at Shambaling Boutique Hotel and for having taken the time to share your feedback. I am delighted to read that you fully enjoyed your stay with us and to learn that our services and standard were as per what you have read from the various reviews. We are constantly working...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed twice at the Shambaling and enjoyed it very much! After a busy, noisy day sightseeing this was just the perfect place to relax. Very nice room (got an upgrade), excellent food, lovley garden. Withing walking distance of the Bodnath.

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Jigme Phuntsok C, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your recent stay at Shambaling Boutique Hotel. I am delighted to learn that you fully enjoyed your stay with us and your overwhelming comments are very much appreciated. To read that you found Shambaling to be the perfect place to relax after a busy day makes me really happy. I am pleased to...

Lutisburg, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shambaling Hotel is the best place to stay in Kathmandu, located near the beautiful Boudha Stupa just few minutes walk along the lively Phulbari road. The Hotel itself surprises with a very quiet garden. Wonderful flowers are always blooming, and avocado trees invite to sit in their shade. Few specific buddhist symbols are creating a nice atmosphere. Rooms are always...

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Jigme Phuntsok C, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your positive feedback and mentioning Shambaling as "Best Place in Kathmandu". It was indeed our pleasure to have you back at Shambaling. It is such a pleasure to know to know that you enjoyed your stay with us once again. Most of our guest enjoy the close location to Boudhanath Stupa and the...

Affoltern am Albis, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a wonderful, not to big hotel in a good place near the Stupa Boudha! The rooms are very beautiful and tibetan-style, very clean and the people are really very friendly and kind! I feel like at home!

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Jigme Phuntsok C, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind review. I am thrilled to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and our location being very close to the Boudhanath Stupa. We are really happy to read that you enjoyed the details of our theme based Tibetan-style room decoration. It was truly a pleasure to read that you appreciated...

Paris, France
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is very nice. It's clean, the rooms are modern and comfortable (no AC or fan in the standard rooms though) and it's very calm. The only downside is that it's not easily accessible. Taxis will usually not take you all the way to the hotel and leave you in the middle of nowhere asking you to walk to...

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Jigme Phuntsok C, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your positive review. I am delighted to read that you found our room comfortable and very calm. We would like you to try our Deluxe room next time, room equipped with air condition and view of our garden. On guest request we also provide fan in standard rooms. I apologize for the inconvenience...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a peaceful retreat away from the vibrating and chaotic city of Katmandu, this is the place TO BE. Shambaling Hotel is simply an oasis of peace. Everything is great, from the room to the excellent food and the professionalism of the staff, everything will make you feel good and relaxed. I will definitly come back!!

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Jigme Phuntsok C, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your positive feedback. As you can imagine, it is always important for us to have feedback from our guests. Ii is such a pleasure to read that you felt completely at peace at Shambaling. Our garden is a perfect place to relax and experience calmness and tranquility amidst the Buddhist neighborhood. I am...

Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here on my last night in KTM. I got very sick and they allowed me to stay until 7pm the following day until my departure for the airport so that I could recover. Staff helped me find a pharmacy and even offered to call a doctor for me. They were so kind and helpful. I cannot recommend them...

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Jigme Phuntsok C, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your positive feedback and highly recommending us. I am pleased to read that our staffs were very helpful. It is our responsibility to take care of all our guest and to make their stay comfortable to the best that we could, especially when you were not feeling well. I am glad you felt...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Close to one of the holiest Buddhist stupas and adjacent to a Buddhist monastery, Shambaling is nestled in the heart of Kathmandu’s Tibetan community in Boudhanath. A 10-minute walk from Boudhanath Stupa, through the narrow brick-paved lanes, Shambaling, meaning paradise garden, opens its door to the comforts of true Tibetan culture fused with high end Swiss hospitality. Spread in 35,000 square feet, your address will be a renovated early 70th Tibetan-style house. You have the luxury of choosing from the 28 meticulously designed suits deluxe and standard rooms based on the concept of Kalachakra. Shambaling exquisitely welcomes you to experience a true Tibetan home stay coupled with genuine Swiss hospitality. One of Boudha’s first guesthouses used by pilgrims from Tibet, the property dates back to early 1970's. Approximately 20 minutes from the international and domestic airport, the hotel is quietly tucked away from the busy streets and fairly close to the peaceful realms of Buddhist heritage sites. Two years in the making, the once old building now houses Shambaling, where old traditions meet modern amenities. While elegantly designed modern rooms and suites mirrors Tibetan aesthetics, every floor represents the Kalachakra elements of Earth, Fire, Water and Sky. Each room’s ceiling colour complements the custom-made curtains and cushion covers. The exclusively imported linen adds novelty to your private space. Shambaling also opens up its lush green garden, perfect for an outdoor meeting or a relaxation under the Peepal tree while gazing at the colourful prayer flags. If you are in search of some soul-searching, the meditation room might come to your rescue. Rooms and SuitesWith meticulous design and an eagle-eye detail, each of the hotel’s four floors represents the elements of Earth, Fire, Water and Sky. While white ceilings combined with white curtains and linen gives you the impression of being under a cloudy sky on the first floor, you transcend to the second floor to experience the warmth of red fire. As you climb further, the rooms welcome you with the exquisiteness of blue water on the third level and yellow hue representing earth on the fourth floor. You can choose between Shambaling standard rooms, the monastery-facing or the garden-facing deluxe rooms, or one of the exclusive suites, all equipped to ensure your comfort, luxury and privacy. All rooms while retaining a taste of authentic Tibetan aesthetic are equipped with modern facilities, including suave bathroom, spacious closet and a mini bar. Whether you are in the mood for fine dining or a casual lunch, Shambaling offers you appetizing delicacies for your gastronomic delight.The Lungta Restaurant is a multi-cuisine fine dining restaurant with a menu that caters eastern and western culinary. With an open-counter kitchen, wooden floor and fine cutlery, the restaurant gives you an invigorating dining experience. Shambaling also serves savories in its outdoor facility known as The Lingka, the Garden Restaurant. Overlooking the lush green garden space, you can dine beneath the prayer flags while gazing at the hotel’s magnificent Tibetan-style architecture. If you want to fulfill your dose of caffeine, our coffee machine La Cimbali serves the world-known Illy coffee. A wide selection of wines and single malt whiskey chosen by the owners awaits you at the Cave Bar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shambaling Boutique Hotel

Address: Near the great Boudha Stupa | Boudha, Kathmandu 1001, Nepal
Region: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Price Range: $51 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Shambaling Boutique Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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“Garden facing rooms are beautiful”
374Veronika374, 7 May 2017 | Read review
“The Gardenroom have little bit more "luxury".”
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“The deluxe rooms have a great sitting area, garden view is best.”
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“Room 207 is spacious and overlooks the hotel garden and outdoor dining area.”
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“I had a standard room and it was fine. The mattresses have the firmness that is common in this part of the world.”
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