Very good 7.9
Based on 913 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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Internet access

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

Getting around

  • Taxi service
  • Car park
  • Airport transfer
  • Rental car

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Ticket service
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Spa
  • Massage(s)
  • Tours
  • Garden

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • grocery deliveries
  • Room service [24-hour]
  • Room service
  • BBQ facilities
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside bar
  • Bar

Access, services, and conveniences

  • Postal service
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Daily housekeeping
  • security [24-hour]
  • front desk [24-hour]
  • Luggage storage
  • Newspapers
  • Laundry service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Elevator
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Currency exchange
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area
  • Lockers

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room

Working and staying connected

  • Photocopying
  • Printer

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 capacity 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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Very good

  • Cleanliness 7.9
  • Facilities 7.7
  • Location 8.0
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.0
  • Service 8.2
  • Value for money 7.9
  • Food/Dining 7.5

Prashant T. from United Kingdom
Families with older children
Stayed one night in December 2015
Had a lovely stay!
We stayed here for only one night but had a great stay. Will be definitely back again.
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Paul A. from United Kingdom
Stayed one night in August 2016
Excellent value for money!
We paid a bit more and went for inclusive airport transfers. Almost straight away the sales manager emailed me to arrange pickup and dropoff. Our flight left late and they let us have an extended checknout time too. The staff were very professional and I liked the room - little touches like chocolate and a welcome drink. Breakfast was great.
Reviewed August 10, 2016

Jakarin K. from Thailand
Business travelers
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016
Beautiful Hotel
This hotel was the palace. it is very beautiful and good hotel.
Reviewed August 01, 2016

Samantha S. from United Kingdom
Families with older children
Stayed 9 nights in July 2016
Hotel Shanker
Warm and friendly hotel, thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the staff were very helpful. Swimming pool was great. Only downside was that the wi-fi was slow but otherwise fantastic.
Reviewed July 29, 2016

Naidu R. from India
Business travelers
Stayed 4 nights in July 2016
Too bad internet
Internet to be improved
Reviewed July 29, 2016

David D. from United States
Solo travelers
Stayed 4 nights in July 2016
Excellent value
So the main building is being repaired/renovated from last years earthquake. This did not take away from the friendly am Ned very helpful staff - especially the tour desk. And the room was wonderful (two room suite for a price to die for) with a very comfortable bed. Slept very soundly. Good food at reasonable price in the restaurant. On top of that the hotel is located only about a 10 - 15 minute walk to the Themal area...although I will admit crossing the streets can be an adventure. Would definitely stay here again especially after the repairs/renovations are complete.
Reviewed July 26, 2016

Naidu R. from India
Business travelers
Stayed 3 nights in July 2016
If wifi is good I can give 5stars
We suffered a lot with out Internet
Reviewed July 24, 2016

Christina D. from Malaysia
Families with older children
Stayed one night in July 2016
The hotel was under renovation and it was not on the web site.
Reviewed July 18, 2016

My N. from Vietnam
Stayed one night in July 2016
Not meet expection
Staff not very helpful. One receptionist was rude. They think they are super good though they are not.
Reviewed July 11, 2016

Mohsinul H. from Bangladesh
Stayed one night in July 2016
Good location but disappointing service
Location is good and price is ok. However, cleanliness and quality of service was not entirely satisfactory.
Reviewed July 09, 2016


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