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The Dwarika's Resort

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Set in the Himalayan foothills outside Kathmandu, The Dwarika's Resort-Dhulikhel is opening in August, 2013. This will be a spectacular property offering guests the chance to enjoy unique Himalayan spa treatments, gentle hiking and other activities, and organic cuisine prepared with ingredients from our own farms- all with a magnificent view of the Himalayan range ahead.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Spa
Wifi
Hot bath
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Fitness classes
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Massage
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Butler service
24-hour front desk
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Private balcony
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Minibar
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Paul H wrote a review Apr 1
Twin Waters, Australia121 contributions62 helpful votes
The Dwarika Resort is located, on a normal days traffic, around 50 minutes from Kathmandu. The resort is set high up in the hills above Dhulikhel and offers the opportunity to enjoy views of the Himalayas and enjoy traditional therapeutic treatments. I will say at the outset that our experience was soured by the weather and the local conditions. There had been rain over a few days prior to our arrival and this had turned the roads to the resort into a quagmire. Coupled with the major road works taking place, this turned our drive into a 100 minute experience. On arrival we found that the weather precluded the use of golf buggies to transport guests up to the resort so it was necessary to try to avoid the muddy conditions and walk up the steep path. This was in itself not a major issue, but I’m not sure how those less able would manage. The weather while we were there was inclement and there was no sighting of the Himalayas. It was impossible to walk out of the hotel due to the muddy conditions. However, the resort offers the opportunity for massage and other therapies, has a lovely lounge perched on the upper reaches of the property and provides good choices in its dining room. Unfortunately, if we had known beforehand what the conditions would be like, we wouldn’t have made the effort to stay at the resort. It is a pity that nature and local conditions conspired to prevent us seeing Dwarika Resort at its best.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Peter R wrote a review Nov 2023
Dartford, United Kingdom1253 contributions455 helpful votes
The resort is about one hour’s drive from Kathmandu airport and is an amazing oasis from the hustle and bustle of the town. We arrived about 9:30am, but our room was ready for us. Having gone through a briefing about the resort and been placed in a WhatsApp group to enable the hotel and ourselves to contact each other easily, we were shown to our room by golf cart. The resort was fairly quiet as we were at the beginning of the season, and we were given room 223 an upgrade on our original room. There was a KSB plus an additional daybed in the room, which looked out over the hillside. There was a TV, radio and CD player, tea and real coffee was provided, there was also a fruit bowl and cookies provided as well. There were 3 separate aircon units and a safe. The bathroom had a separate toilet, bath and shower and two wash basins and a hairdryer, there were also lovely toiletries provided as well as slippers and bathrobes. The flooring in the bathroom was slated wooden strips and pebbles on which you had to be careful walking. There was also a roof terrace with chairs and loungers. The resort is built on a steep hillside so for main meals we had to go down and for the swimming pool, salt and crystal rooms, spas, art studios, lunchtime restaurant and bar we had to travel up the hillside. There are golf carts available for the less able to walk. Our package included breakfast and evening meal as there is not really anywhere nearby where you can walk out to for food. Breakfast was a buffet with eggs of your choice. You had to notify reception by 5pm of your choice for evening meal. The food was all amazing, well presented, served hot and was very tasty. Each day of our stay we were provided with a different coloured scarf which they encouraged you to wear, they were yours to keep. The staff we came across from the room cleaners right up to the hotel management were all really friendly and helpful and nothing was too much bother. If you want a little pampering and luxury, I would certainly recommend this resort.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Labradorbud wrote a review Nov 2023
Glasgow, United Kingdom58 contributions50 helpful votes
Heavenly retreat after touring. Built in a steep hillside so not for physically challenged although, thankfully, the golf carts were only a quick call away. Service and food- both excellent. Lots to do each day or just chill out in the many peaceful areas. We had executive suite with terrace. Absolutely amazing but far too much space for 2 people. Not cheap....but you get what you pay for.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Room Tip: No need to book a huge suite. Would imagine all rooms are fabulous
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mwhamburger wrote a review Oct 2023
Seattle, Washington843 contributions383 helpful votes
quite a long drive from the airport through towns/villages that are not particularly attractive. The resort itself took a bit of getting used to since it has quite a few levels you can either conquer by foot or a golf carter driver will take you to the various places of interest within the resort - or shuttle you to/from you room when you make a phone request. Our room, while very large, had a pretty weird bathroom (2 sinks) with wooden slats on the floor (rocks underneath); not really comfortable on your feet and if something falls down it would probably be impossible to retrieve it. Toilet room is a step down. Not all rooms seem to be like that we found out. Outside is a sitting area that's very private. Were told that you can see the Himalayas on a clear day but that wasn't to be. Lovely restaurants; good food choices. One has a huge terrace where you could have your breakfast. Lovely gardens and paths to the Salt and Crystal palace (rather intriguing experience), an infinity swimming pool with hot tub. Much to explore. Gift shops offer a lovely selection of everything from hand made soaps, some clothing, jewelry, note books, art work, on and on.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Екатерина С wrote a review Oct 2023
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the best staff ever , very polite and attentive waiter Anmol, the best educated and mannered of all those I have met,I’m highly recommend this hotel because of the service of the people and the location
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Strawberry wrote a review Oct 2023
Brighton16 contributions9 helpful votes
A haven of wellness and hospitality! We were delighted with our stay at Dwarika’s Resort Dhulikhel last week. We were treated with genuine warmth, consideration, care and an almost unbelievable attention to anticipate our needs almost before we were aware of them ourselves. We had the opportunity to try many of the activities, all of which were world class in the way that they were delivered. Stand out experiences for me included the sound healing therapy, the massage and body scrub/steam Bath from Yog and Bina. Our expectations were exceeded throughout and the speed and courtesy when we chose to eat in our room where 3 housekeeping staff whisked gracefully through the turn down followed by the fantastic service of delicious organic food. This part of the city country package was especially wonderful and we also enjoyed our return to Dwarika’s in Kathmandu where we were treated with great courtesy. Please pass on our grateful thanks to your staff. We very much hope to return. Sharon and Jay
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Loved everything
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Rekha Gurung wrote a review Sep 2023
Kathmandu, Nepal3 contributions
One of the best in Nepal, loved our stay Fantastic ambiance, luxurious decor, delicious food, surrounded by mesmerising beautiful nature… this place is fantastically awesome We will definitely recommend dwarika to all of our family and friends
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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sam wrote a review Aug 2023
Kathmandu, Nepal5 contributions
This place has my heart. The peacefulness and the mesmerizing view from it is mindblowing. I liked how everyone was friendly and attentive. I will absolutely visit this place once again with my family.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Anu wrote a review Aug 2023
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Excellent food (farm to table) and very attentive service our whole stay. Lovely rooms and unique huge property. Enjoyed the hot tub, indoor and outdoor pools, and pottery wheel class. Would return in the future.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kama wrote a review Aug 2023
Dubai, United Arab Emirates6 contributions1 helpful vote
We recently had the extraordinary pleasure of returning to Dwarika's Hotel Dhulikel for the second time, and we can hardly find words to express just how incredibly wonderful our experience was. From the moment we arrived, we were enveloped in an atmosphere of freshness and delicateness that we had never encountered before. The farm-based foods they offer are nothing short of a culinary revelation, bursting with flavors that can only come from the most genuine and natural sources. However, what truly sets Dwarika's Hotel Dhulikel apart is the people. From the very first interaction, we felt like a part of their family royalty. The staff's warmth and genuine desire to make every aspect of our stay perfect was simply heartwarming. Pramesh and Suman deserve special mention for going above and beyond to ensure that our time there was not only memorable but truly unforgettable. Their kindness, attention to detail, and willingness to make every moment special made us feel like cherished guests. The facilities at the hotel are beyond compare. Every corner is adorned with thoughtful details that reflect a deep commitment to providing an exceptional experience. The little presents left in our room and the careful attention paid to our preferences without us even needing to ask were small touches that made a huge difference. The range of spiritual and creative cultural activities they offer added another layer of enrichment to our stay, allowing us to connect with the essence of Nepal on a profound level. Having traveled to more than 30 countries and experienced luxury accommodations from renowned brands like Jumeirah, Hilton, and Six Senses, we can confidently say that Dwarika's Hotel Dhulikel outshines them all. It's not just about opulence and luxury, although those elements are certainly present. The true magic lies in the personal and sincere experience they provide. The staff's dedication to creating meaningful connections with their guests transforms a stay into a journey of relaxation, reconnection, and rejuvenation. Dwarika's Hotel Dhulikel, you have turned Nepal into one of our favorite destinations for exactly these reasons. Your unwavering commitment to exceeding expectations has left an indelible mark on our hearts. Thank you for reminding us that true luxury is measured in the genuine connections we make and the sincere moments we share. Until we meet again, we remain forever grateful for the incredible memories you've given us.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Spend at least 2 nights to enjoy the wide range of activities.
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PRICE RANGE
C$842 - C$1,024 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
dwarika`s himalayan shangri-la village hotel dhulikhel
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Himalayan Shangri-La
LOCATION
NepalCentral RegionBagmati ZoneDhulikhel
NUMBER OF ROOMS
39
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Dwarika's Resort
Which popular attractions are close to The Dwarika's Resort?
Nearby attractions include Thrangu Tashi Monastery (5.0 km), Indreshwar Mahadev Temple (6.2 km), and Kali Temple (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Dwarika's Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Dwarika's Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Dwarika's Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Dwarika's Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gaia Holiday Home Restaurant, Rukh Cafe, and Bamboo Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Dwarika's Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Dwarika's Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, The Dwarika's Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Dwarika's Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Dwarika's Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to The Dwarika's Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting 55 Window Palace (15.3 km), Peacock Window (14.8 km), and Bhaktapur Durbar Square (15.2 km).
Does The Dwarika's Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.