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About Hotel Shanker


This hotel is a welcome haven from the hustle and bustle of downtown Kathmandu and offers 94 elegant and comfortable guest rooms. The hotel was previously a Rana Palace and was converted in 1964 but still retains its most of its authentic Nepalese atmosphere. Each of the 94 guest rooms are tastefully decorated with wall hangings and classic furniture with large arched windows and modern amenities such as a satellite TV and mini bar. The Kailash is a huge ballroom type restaurant that serves local delicacies as well as International favorites set in a beautifully decorated dining room. There is also the Kunti Bar where guests can relax and unwind after a long day in an original Nepalese environment. Whatever the reason for your stay, Hotel Shanker will make your stay a good one.
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Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • airport transfer
  • babysitting
  • bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • business center
  • car hire
  • coffee shop
  • concierge
  • currency exchange
  • daily housekeeping
  • dry cleaning
  • elevator
  • family room
  • fax machine
  • gift/souvenir shop
  • grocery deliveries
  • laundry service
  • lockers
  • luggage storage
  • meeting facilities
  • newspapers
  • photocopying
  • poolside bar
  • postal service
  • printer
  • restaurant
  • room service
  • safety deposit boxes
  • shops
  • smoking area
  • taxi service
  • ticket service
  • tours

Sports and Recreation

  • garden
  • massage
  • outdoor pool
  • spa


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
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Children and extra beds
Infant 0-3 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 4-11 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Guests over 11 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 01:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Distance from City Center: 0.5 km
Distance to Airport: 5.0 km
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Floors: 4
Number of Restaurants: 2
Number of Rooms : 94
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 20
Year Hotel Built: 1964
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2009
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9.6 Ian C.
United Kingdom
April 24, 2016
Extremely helpful staff, lovely room, great pool
I've stayed a few times at the Shaker and had a particularly good stay this time. The staff were extremely helpful, arranging an additional half-day stay to fit with a late flight and looking after luggage during a trek. It's the second time I've stayed in a suite and on this occasion it was great (the suites seem to vary in quality somewhat so maybe worth checking the room). As ever, the pool is lovely, one of the best features of the hotel, which is also well situated in the Lazimpat district, which is a bit more peaceful than the bustle of Thamel.

5.2 Ian C.
United Kingdom
April 22, 2016
Booking cancellation
I made this booking some time ago but then had to change my plans to fit in with my trek. Unfortunately there was no refund with this reservation. I understand that bookings are made on this basis but it's something that Agoda customers should be aware of as, obviously, you lose all the money paid for the booking.

9.2 Ian C.
United Kingdom
April 22, 2016
Great staff - suites of varying quality
Even though the Shanker was being renovated I had a good experience at the hotel. Staff were very efficient arranging pick-up from the airport, the airport transfer itself, storing baggage when I went on a trek and doing some laundry for me. The pool and gardens at the Shanker are its best feature. The food provided in the restaurant and through the poolside menu are excellent although the included breakfast is of a lower quality though still not too bad. One thing I would mention is that I booked suites before and after my trek and I can say that the suites at the Shanker are of variable quality. The suite I booked on this occasion was of fairly standard quality while the suite I was given on return from my trek was of a much higher standard and quite excellent.

8 Matthew H.
United Kingdom
April 19, 2016
First time at the Fabulous Shanker

6.8 Charlotte S.
April 17, 2016
An ok hotel
The inside of the hotel is very dark and gloomy. The restaurant is very dark, and the only place where there are some daylight is in the breakfast pavilion. However, the hotel is very nice and the garden is a good place to relax after a day's adventure. The staff is very friendly.

10 Geoffrey H.
United Kingdom
April 22, 2016
An oasis of calm
This is our second visit to hotel Shanker, and have again been impressed with the quality of the accommodation, the friendly and helpful staff, and the beauty of the garden. Highly recommended.

9.6 Jon B.
April 11, 2016
Excellent price/performance ratio
Relatively central location, a quiet oasis with lots of space, impressive former palace.

10 Luke O.
United States of America
April 03, 2016
Wonderful Kathmandu Hotel
We live in Kathmandu and have enjoyed getting away to Hotel Shanker a few times. The pool is great, the gardens have plenty of space for our family to play, and the food is alway delicious! The poolside restaurant has the best burger in Kathmandu. The location is also wonderful to access other nearby attractions. I also have to say the staff is very attentive and customers service minded. Highly recommended!

6.4 Dorsch-Zimmerer K.
April 04, 2016
Quite ok to stay.
we booked the Suite and that was a really spacious room for a reasonable Price. Everything was ok.

April 01, 2016
Friendly Staff
Staff is helpful and friendly. Make my stay warm and comfortable.