Very good 7.9
Based on 900 reviews

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


  • taxi service
  • car park
  • airport transfer
  • car hire

Fitness & recreation

  • spa
  • massage(s)

Swimming & soaking

  • swimming pool [outdoor]

Food & beverage

  • grocery deliveries
  • 24-hour room service
  • room service
  • BBQ facilities
  • restaurant(s)
  • coffee shop
  • poolside bar
  • bar


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • daily housekeeping
  • laundry service
  • dry cleaning

Guest services

  • postal service
  • ticket service
  • luggage storage
  • babysitting
  • newspapers
  • tours
  • concierge

On-site facilities

  • gift/souvenir shop
  • family room
  • garden
  • elevator
  • shop(s)
  • smoking area

Health and security

  • 24-hour security
  • 24-hour front desk
  • safety deposit boxes
  • lockers

Business & money services

  • photocopying
  • fax machine
  • printer
  • meeting facilities
  • business center
  • currency exchange

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Nepali
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Child and extra bed policy
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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Recent customer comments

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Very good

  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 7.9
  • Facilities 7.6
  • Location 8.0
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.0
  • Service 8.2
  • Value for Money 7.8
  • Food/Dining 7.5

Naidu R.
July 24, 2016
If wifi is good I can give 5stars
We suffered a lot with out Internet

Christina D.
July 18, 2016
The hotel was under renovation and it was not on the web site.

My N.
July 11, 2016
Not meet expection
Staff not very helpful. One receptionist was rude. They think they are super good though they are not.

Mohsinul H.
July 09, 2016
Good location but disappointing service
Location is good and price is ok. However, cleanliness and quality of service was not entirely satisfactory.

Jan V.
June 18, 2016

Adita D.
June 12, 2016
price quite nice
I got a promotional price at that time and it was quite cheap for that kind of hotel class. The hotel is located in the heart of Kathmandu, it was very near to Narayanhiti Palace and quite close to thamel. During my stay, the hotel was going under renovation and the main entrance was closed, however they had a side entrance to the hotel, which looked a bit disappointing. The hallway is confusing to go to my room or exit from the hotel and they are bit dark during the night time. They had various types of breakfast, which were of average rating. The staff was helpful and friendly. The hotel has a average sized swimming pool and it was nice and clean. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

Bard D.
June 08, 2016
Good , quiet hotel and faclities
Good hotel in spacious ground with nice Pool, which is rare in Kathmandu. Location is a bit out of the way from Thamel restaurants and shopping.

Edgar Z.
May 30, 2016
Best Hotelmfor the money in Kathmandu
Clean, friendly, perfect swimming pool, excellent breakfast, 15 minutes walking to Thamel

Nancy M.
May 27, 2016
Not worth the money
They gave us the worst room.. we asked for non smoking high floor room they did the completely gave us the opposite.. it wasnt clean and using bad supplies.. the breakfast was good though.

Catherine W.
May 25, 2016
Close to most tourists'attractions
Hotel was in a central location. You can easily walk around to most of the tourists attractions. Staff were helpful and attentive. Though you need to reconfirm travel arrangements at the reception a few minutes to appointed times. Otherwise, food was good.