Hotel Shanker
Hotel Shanker
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"Loved the hotel, staying in a palace is amazing"

Karon

03 May 2018

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8.1
Recommended by 88% of guests
  • 750 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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  • 59 m²/635 ft²
  • 1 king bed
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  • 25 m²/269 ft²
  • 1 king bed
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  • 25 m²/269 ft²
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      "Wonderful HERITAGE HOTEL"

      Reviewed 03 March 2018

      SILAS from United Kingdom

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      Agoda Reviews (1379)Booking.com Reviews (1008)
      8.1
      Cleanliness8.1
      Facilities8.0
      Location8.1
      Room comfort and quality8.0
      Service8.3
      Value for money8.1
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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Tariq from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Standard Double or Twin Room
      Stayed 7 nights in September 2018
      Enjoyed stay”
      Good location,..good food...swimming pool area.. would have been really nice if there was proper gym but nevertheless stay was really good
      Reviewed September 15, 2018
      7.6
      Very good
      JULIE from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Standard Single Bed
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2018
      Good hotel”
      After finding wrong information on Agoda's website the curtious staff changed my room. Disappointed though to find 15 steps down to the dining room when I have bad knees. Good to know before book.
      Reviewed September 08, 2018
      3.2
      Ahmed from United Arab Emirates
      Solo traveler
      Standard Double or Twin Room
      Stayed 1 night in August 2018
      Acceptable”
      If you want to be annoyed, just go there Hammering all the day above your head If you ask them tokeep your baggage for bit of hours they will keep it outside the hotel undervthe bad weather
      Reviewed September 01, 2018
      3.6
      Pankaj from Australia
      Couple
      Standard Double or Twin Room
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2018
      Rooms are suffocated no exhaust fan in toilet”
      Food was old and pathetic, staff was nice he did a favour by not charging for pathetic dish Avoid eating there Garden and swimpool was good
      Reviewed August 29, 2018
      5.6
      Bernard from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Standard Single Bed
      Stayed 4 nights in August 2018
      Not recommended”
      The room was okay, but not worth the money and definetly not a 4 star hotel. The staff at the reception were not particularly nice and didn’t feel quite honest. I think it is normal for people on the street to try to rip you off, but not in a “fancy” hotel. They made me pay for something even though there was meant to be a full refund on it. The guy at the travel desk insisted that I pay for this at his desk instead of at the reception on the check out day. He gave me a special card machine and a bill in nepali rupees and a very excited smile he made an effort to hide. Probably because that was the only way he would get a commition. I understand the situation in this country is not optimal for everyone but I didn’t even feel safe at the hotel.
      Reviewed August 26, 2018
      8.4
      Excellent
      Takashi from Japan
      Couple
      Standard Double or Twin Room
      Stayed 4 nights in August 2018
      Very good!”
      Friendly staff, clean hotel.
      Reviewed August 23, 2018
      6.4
      Good
      Omair from United Arab Emirates
      Business traveler
      Standard Single Bed
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2018
      Good value for money”
      I spend 2 nights and 3 days at the hotel. An old palace was renovated to form this hotel, which is quite easy to notice. However, the maintenance is very poor. There was a very strong musty smell in my room, luckily my AC remote was not working so I called the reception and requested for a change. The services was excellent, within a moment, a person came in to check the remote, tried another one and asked me if I want to change the room. I replied "Yes, off course, I do not want to die freezing". He immediately opened a new room for me without wasting time for the documentation and other admin stuff. I really liked that, because it was 1 am in the morning. Apart from that, rest was all OK. A little let down for a 4 start category. But 5-Stars for the services, without any doubt.
      Reviewed August 15, 2018
      8.0
      Excellent
      Hom from Brunei Darussalam
      Family with young children
      Standard Double or Twin Room
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2017
      Value for money”
      one of the best
      Reviewed July 03, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Manish from United Arab Emirates
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2018
      Excellent Location ”
      I got a nice and clean room. Breakfast was excellent.
      Reviewed June 21, 2018
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Corey from India
      Family with teens
      Standard Double or Twin Room
      Stayed 4 nights in June 2018
      Would definitely stay there again.”
      Great staff. Lots of food choices at their restaurant. Great location. Travel desk was very helpful. Very pleased overall.
      Reviewed June 18, 2018
      Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely,
      Responded June 20, 2018
      Hotel Shanker
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Dave
      Couple
      Stayed 6 nights in June 2018
      Great base for a visit to Kathmandu”
      My wife and I stayed here for 6 nights from 8th to 14th June, making this hotel our base for trekking and sightseeing. We arranged all of our trips through the hotels travel desk, the travel desk manager was excellent, really knowledgeable and helpful. We had private guides for the Kathmandu city tour and for the trekking days, both were great, really friendly and helpful. The hotel itself is a beautiful former palace, stunning to look at. All the staff were happy, friendly and would do anything to make your stay enjoyable. The hotel is spotlessly clean and the swimming pool is great, as is the pool bar. I cannot thank the hotel staff enough, we requested a quiet room, which we got, and also a late checkout as we had a late flight, which was also no problem. We ate at the hotel every evening, the menu is varied and the quality of the food was good, room service is quick and efficient, including one of the best club sandwiches I have ever had. Thankyou & Namaste!
      Reviewed June 15, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Amit from India
      Family with young children
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2018
      Very Nice Experience!!”
      Special thanks to Binay for making our stay comfortable! The room was spacious and the food was awesome! Staff is very helpful. I would definitely recommend this hotel to both family and business travellers.
      Reviewed June 10, 2018
      Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely,
      Responded June 20, 2018
      Hotel Shanker
      8.4
      Excellent
      Alison from Australia
      Business traveler
      Standard Double or Twin Room
      Stayed 1 night in May 2018
      comfortable haven in heart of busy Kathmandu”
      Great Neo-classical architecture. Clean, comfortable. Friendly staff. Great meals and value in the restaurant. Can even flush toilet paper down the toilet safely. Great efficient laundry service. The prices of articles in the gift shop were often better than in Thamal district.
      Reviewed June 05, 2018
      8.4
      Excellent
      Alison from Australia
      Business traveler
      Standard Double or Twin Room
      Stayed 4 nights in May 2018
      Neo-classical charm in heart of Kathmandu”
      This hotel has a great ambience. It is a converted Palace. The décor is exquisite. The rooms feel a bit dark, but it is a great haven from the hustle and bustle and smell of Kathmandu. Incredibly you can even flush the toilet paper down the toilet. The meals in the restaurant are excellent and cheap in comparison to other Kathmandu restaurants. All the staff are helpful and always smiling. We stayed for five nights. The laundry service is exceptional and well worth the price paid, however we hung our smalls over the clothes line over the bath. The TV works, unlike many other places we stayed in in Nepal, where the TV is temperamental or only works on a few stations. A newspaper is delivered to the room every morning. I loved the "old world" charm. It was a true haven. We got a cheap deal on the internet, so didn't pay full price!
      Reviewed June 05, 2018
      4.4
      Bipin from Nepal
      Couple
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2017
      Rude Staffs”
      Staffs in Hotel Shanker is like they see the colour of the skin, age and the clothes. The treat and greet their guest according to that. I really had a weird experience in this hotel. Rooms were fine. They gave me the room on the first floor in front of the lift, which was so noisy all the time. The noise of guest who starts checking out from early morning around 6:30 am was again another annoying experience i had during my stay. Well, I stayed there for 02 nights. I love being greeted with GOOD MORNING OR HELLO OR NAMASTE or whatever with a SMILE everyday and i couldn't get it in this hotel, well, Is that because I am Nepalese who was probably younger than the staff at front desk ?
      Reviewed June 04, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      melania from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Standard Double or Twin Room
      Stayed 5 nights in May 2018
      wow... what a gem”
      absolutely outstanding!! attentive and polite staff, delicious food, clean and modern rooms, fantastic decor, lovely grounds... i loved it!!
      Reviewed June 03, 2018
      8.8
      Excellent
      Susan from Australia
      Business traveler
      Standard Single Bed
      Stayed 4 nights in May 2018
      Hotel was good Pool was fabulous ”
      Breakfast good but room service not worth the miney
      Reviewed May 24, 2018
      9.6
      Exceptional
      niels from Netherlands
      Group
      Standard Double or Twin Room
      Stayed 1 night in May 2018
      Royal stay - best hotel in all of Nepal”
      After spending time in the Himalayas we decided to stay in this former royal palace. The standards haven’t changed in the last 100 years: it’s still a royal palace. By far best hotel of Nepal. Rooms are great but similar in standard to other top hotels. However, the friendliness and expertise of the staff, and the fact that it’s like an oase in the middle of town, together with the swimming pool with restaurant and bar with top yacht club standards, and the amazing chefs in the restaurant make this an unforgettable experience. Kathmandu can be quite an intense city, but staying at Shankar make Kathmandu a welcoming city for every kind of traveler.
      Reviewed May 16, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Melissa from United States
      Couple
      Standard Double or Twin Room
      Stayed 4 nights in May 2018
      Great hotel for the price! ”
      Wonderful staff, diverse breakfast buffet, and poolside bar were the highlights. Very economical price too!
      Reviewed May 11, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Elizabeth from United Kingdom
      Group
      Stayed 4 nights in April 2018
      Excellent accommodation”
      Excellent hotel with warm friendly obliging staff, always willing to help. Beautiful setting, lovely garden oasis off the main road and away from the hectic street activity.
      Reviewed May 04, 2018
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