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Aria Boutique Hotel & Spa

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Reviewed 19 November 2016

We had a great stay at Royal Penguin (6 nights here). Pros: Great location, gym, sauna, cheap, clean, brilliant staff, quirky! Cons: Internet can be a bit patchy, water takes a while to heat up, not luxury. Overall we had everything we needed. We were out all day and not hanging around the hotel so mostly we just needed a...

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Yulia G, Manager at Aria Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your feedback. It is very rewarding that you were happy with many facets of our services, that we take great pride in. We are pleased to read that we have been able to make you comfortable during your stay, and thank you for sharing your good experiences with fellow Travellers . Regarding the Hot water,...

Reviewed 17 November 2016

I must say this hotel has uniqueness from the interior of room to restaurants everything is so perfect . Not only the hotel i must say the staffs are really kind and helpful and you can expect the best food here . Its simply delicious ... I would request anyone looking for hotel with the best restaurant in Thamel area...

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Yulia G, Manager at Aria Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for the feedback regarding your recent stay at our Hotel. I am especially happy to read that we were able to deliver to you the Royal Penguin service standards that we pride ourselves on. It is indeed encouraging to have our efforts recognized by you on TripAdvisor. We certainly aim to be one of the best...

Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Great staff, good breakfast, close to everything!!! Leave yourself 15 minutes for hot water to heat up before taking a bath. They have a small gym, comfortable beds, and it's clean. I recommend this place for those who will be out a lot. Its not a luxury hotel where you would want to spend time in during the day.

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Yulia G, Manager at Aria Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Anne Thank you for taking time to write review on tripadvisor. We appreciate the feedback that we receive from our guests and this is crucial for us to improve the products & services that we offer. Regarding the Hot water, we would like to apologize for the inconvenience caused. During your next visit, we will assure you to provide...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Travelled with friend. Both booked the same style room. But a big difference in room size and lay out. No couch or King size bed, more like King size single bed. But my choice not to say anything. The hotel it self is well located, to everything you would want. Shopping around the hotel is fantastic. You were made to...

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Yulia G, Manager at Aria Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your feedback. It is very rewarding that you were happy with many facets of our services, that we take great pride in. We are pleased to read that we have been able to make you comfortable during your stay, and thank you for sharing your good experiences with fellow Travellers . Royal Penguin certainly aim...

Swieqi, Malta
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Opted for this hotel because it is the first time of my cousin to visit Nepal and Thamel is a must. Considering the narrow streets congestion.. this hotel is spacious. The super deluxe room has a good size lounge separate from the sleeping corner. The bath tub is wide enough for two or a family. The drawback was were on...

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Yulia G, Manager at Aria Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Barbara Thank you again for a wonderful review of our hotel and your continued support. We are pleased to hear that you had a fantastic stay with us and you liked our hotel property very much. We have duly noted your appreciation regarding our staff and it will definitely lift their spirit. Regarding the lift, We understand it is...

Nendaz, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 November 2016

We enjoyed our stay there. The rooms are ok, a bit pricey for what it is. The room at their sister hotel (Royal Penguin 2 a hundred meters away) are way better), The breakfast was amazing and the staff very nice.

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Yulia G, Manager at Aria Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you again for a wonderful review of our hotel and your continued support. Reading expensive, We certainly aim to be one of the best hotels by providing beautiful rooms, luxurious facilities and exquisite food, but above all - excellent services. We have spacious and comfortable rooms, modern bathrooms, Restaurant, delicious array of breakfast and our central location....

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We were given a very warm welcome when we arrived at the hotel and were delighted to be told we had been upgraded to the penthouse room, the Everest suite. Our room had all the facilities to make our stay comfortable including AC, a big double bed with fresh linen and lots of white towels. There was a kettle, plenty...

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Yulia G, Manager at Aria Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for such a wonderful feedback regarding your stay at our Hotel. We are pleased to hear that you had a very comfortable stay with us. Review is very motivating to us and it gives us a boost to go an extra mile to exceed our guests expectations each time. We are happy to learn that we...

Reviewed 26 October 2016

I booked a room with royal penguin(main building) from the 14th of October through the 18th, due to flight cancellations, I arrived at the hotel on the 15th of October. I was picked up by the hotel's private car from the airport, it was about a 20 minute car ride. The check in process was about 30 minutes, I assumed...

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Yulia G, Manager at Aria Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for writing review about your stay at our hotel. On the outset our sincere apologies for the inconveniences faced by you during your stay with us, in-spite of our best efforts it is really sad that your experience was not as per your expectations. However, we would like to thank you for your feedback and would...

Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have been there twice now ( September 2015 and September 2016) in the last year and it is a wonderful hotel. The staff are amazing. They are warm and so attentive. The rooms were clean and comfortable. I would highly recommend the Royal Penguin! I will be back.

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Yulia G, Manager at Aria Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for Recommending and your review. We strive to provide the utmost comfort to our valued guests and we are delighted that you have had a wonderful stay with us, and thank you for noticing the little touches we put in to ease your stay. I am glad that our team has left you with such a...

Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Very good clean tidy and good service all the staff were so polite... Want to suggest. 1.should give permission to smoke at balcony 2.design of restaurant was perfect looks very nice but the chair was slepary and not comfort. Hopefully I'll be there on nov..c u soon. Thank you

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Yulia G, Manager at Aria Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking time to write review on tripadvisor. We appreciate the feedback that we receive from our guests and this is crucial for us to improve the products & services that we offer. Thank you once again for your precious feedback. Thank you for noticing the little touches we put in to ease your stay. We...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Babysitting
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Well-positioned in Thamel, Aria Boutique Hotel and Spa is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Kathmandu. Set 0.0 km from the excitement of the city, this 3.5-star hotel commands an excellent location and provides access to the city's biggest attractions. A haven of rest and relaxation, the hotel will offer total renewal just steps away from the city's numerous attractions such as Kathesimbhu Stupa, Kathmandu Guest House Minitheatre, Gandharba Culture and Art Organisation. Aria Boutique Hotel and Spa offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. Top features of the hotel include meeting facilities, laundry service/dry cleaning, tours, restaurant, bar/pub. Step into one of 13 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as television LCD/plasma screen, separate shower and tub, bathtub, extra long beds (> 2 meters), coffee/tea maker. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as garden, sauna, fitness center, massage to make your stay truly unforgettable. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Kathmandu, make Aria Boutique Hotel and spa your home away from home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aria Boutique Hotel & Spa

Address: JP Road, Thamel | Thamel, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal (Formerly Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel)
Region: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Price Range: $85 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Aria Boutique Hotel & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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Hotel Style:
#11 Romantic Hotel in Kathmandu
#12 Luxury Hotel in Kathmandu
#17 Family Hotel in Kathmandu
#18 Spa Hotel in Kathmandu
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