Great breakfast, good dinner menu, cosy 8th floor sitting room and bar and superb roof top pool and cafe.
RUTH | December 5, 2018
Excellent hotel to stay over with high standard of cleanliness, comfortable rooms and service.
Kishor | January 26, 2020
The benefits are its value for money, great ambience inside the hotel and super hospitality.
Rahul | December 30, 2018
Infinity pool is nice and dining there is nice and cool at night.
Linden | August 14, 2019
Sumin, suman, manoj and all front end staff were excellent.
Sharmila | August 15, 2018
Great view over the city, a must for at least one night.
christopher | April 22, 2017
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.4|
|Distance to city center||4 km|
|Nearest airport||Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM)|
|Distance to airport||4.8 km|
Check-in is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.
Hotel Shambala is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of USD 25. Just use the Let us know what you need section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Hotel Shambala also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the property's convenient shuttle service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Hotel Shambala has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Car parking is free for guests. You can drive in and park yourself, or use the hotel's valet service. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kathmandu with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.
Hotel Shambala does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.
"Breakfast was a good spread of items."
August 15, 2018
"Rooms were clean and well maintained."
August 15, 2018
"Beautiful property in a quiet area."
October 22, 2019
Situated in Maharajgunj, Hotel Shambala is the perfect place to experience Kathmandu and its surroundings. The hotel lies 4 km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
The facilities and services provided by Hotel Shambala ensure a pleasant stay for guests. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, car power charging station, convenience store.
Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include television LCD/plasma screen, additional toilet, clothes rack, complimentary instant coffee, complimentary tea, provided to help guests recharge after a long day. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as hot tub, sauna, outdoor pool, spa, massage. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Hotel Shambala hits the spot in many ways.
"Staff are so friendly and professional."
December 5, 2018
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
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An real gem, an oasis in Kathmandu”
spent 2 nights there after arriving in Kathmandu, then after 2 nights in Nagarkot hilltop village came back to Shambala. By far the best hotel I stayed in while in Nepal. Breakfast was 1st class as was the staff,also comfortable clean room. After returning from walking around the chaotic streets it was so nice to have a relaxing massage in the Spa followed by dinner in the hotel restaurant. The reception staff helped me to arrange a flight over the Himalayas and the magnificent Mt. Everest for a never to be forgotten experience. Will recommend Shambala to all my friends.
Shambala Hotel is a luxury hotel for Kathmandu. It is located around embassies (US, India), so quite far from point of interests for tourists (Thamel, Durbar Square). A free shuttle service takes you every morning to city center :) Roof top is THE asset of this hotel. Swimming pool and city view are amazing! Our Executive Room is very lush. It is spacious, all equipment are working. Bathroom is large and bathtub is ok (hot water available, not filtered though which makes it a bit unclear). Staff is really welcoming, professional, attentive and discreet. Attached restaurant provides high quality food for Kathmandu. Still, this remains expensive for the city. Roof top bar is very nice too. We highly recommend this hotel for tourists not on a budget trip.
Dear Mr. Maxime, Greetings from Hotel Shambala! It gives us immense pleasure to see such a lovely review from you. Feedback like yours are very important to us in order to perform our service delivery in highest standard we do it everyday. We are pleased to learn that you liked our rooftop and room. Our team of staffs will be delighted to see such a wonderful compliments towards them. We thank you for choosing Hotel Shambala on your recent visit to Kathmandu and we are looking forward to see you again in near future. Kind Regards, Krishna Khatiwada Front Office Manager
ROOF TOP POOL IS AMAZING!!!”
After hiking to Everest Base Camp I decided to treat myself and stay at the Hotel Shambala. From the moment I entered the hotel the staff were very pleasant. The room was nice and clean and the bed was very nice. The food in the hotel was amazing and particularly loved the burger!! The roof top pool is absolutely stunning and such a pretty view of the city and also the mountains. Only downside is that it is about 15-20min from the centre of Thamel however they do have a shuttle that runs at 9:30am at no charge but you have to get your own way back. Don't pay more than 500 rupees (often paid around 300) and make sure your taxi knows the hotel location and if not just go to the next one.
Dear Guest, Greetings from Hotel Shambala! Thank you very much for taking time to review us in Agoda. Feedback and reviews are very important to us which drives us to perform our service delivery that we perform everyday. Your generous compliments on our team and hotel facilities are much appreciated and our team will be pleased to learn you feedback. Overall, we are very happy to know your stay with us was pleasant and we are looking forward to welcome you back in near future. Best Regards, Krishna Khatiwada Front Office Manager
An oasis in a bustling city.”
Wonderful service by the staff. Personally prefer to eat the food of the location I am in and the menu didn't extend as far into Nepali food as I would like to have. The pool was what drew me to Shambala. And It was almost surreal to swim in that pool, whilst surrounded by the bustle of Kathmandu and the Kathmandu rim.
Dear Happy Guest, Greetings from Hotel Shambala! Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. We have gladly noted your kind compliments towards our hotel and the services by our team members. We were honored to host your recent stay with us and we are definitely looking forward to seeing you again in near future. Best Regards, Krishna Khatiwada Front Office Manager
Beautiful, clean hotel - fabulous infinity pool”
We had a lovely stay at hotel Shambala. Great value for money in my opinion. Beautiful interior decor of hotel and great sized standard rooms at a great price. The rooftop pool and views were the best I've seen. Staff were very willing to help but could have been a little more approachable and kinder. Wifi was good for short periods of time but kept cutting out - this needs to be improved as for the price you pay you expect a good 24 hour wifi service. Overall I would definitely recommend to friends and come again! Thank you
Would stay again”
We stayed here after 8days of trekking before we flew back home. And it was what we just needed. The front desk staff was very friendly and attentive and felt welcomed. All the facilities were very clean and well maintained. Room was amazing with a very comfy bed. Swimming pool on the roof top had a very nice view, and was so good after the trek to just relax. There is a spa within the hotel which we got some massages and was great. Would definitely go back and stay here longer if we visit Kathmandu next time.
Dear Ms. Angela, Namaste and warm greetings from Hotel Shambala! It gives us immense pleasure to see such a generous ratings here on Agoda. We couldn't thank you enough for your full 10 on 10 ratings to us and we are very pleased to learn that we were able to exceed your stay expectations. Our team will be most pleased to learn your lovely compliments. Your candid review on comfy bed, our spa services and swimming pool are much appreciated. We thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to welcome you back in not too distant future. Best Regards, Krishna Khatiwada Front Office Manager
Amazing staff and top quality hospitality.”
The benefits are its value for money, great ambience inside the hotel and super hospitality. The staff is very kind and caring. My 1.5 yr old got slightly ill and the staff showed great empathy and care and were ready to help their best. The only drawback is probably that it has no views and slightly away from all major attractions. But then again, i don't think main Kathmandu has any beautiful views as such that a hotel can capture. PS: Their strawberry yogurt is to die for :)
Dear Rahul, Thank you so much for sharing us your experience staying at Hotel Shambala. We are so very pleased to know that you and your family members were well taken care by our staffs.We have duly noted your kind compliment towards the Hotel, services and our attentive associates. We are looking forward to welcome you and your family members whenever travel brings you back.Best Regards, Sumin Bhandari Front Office Executive
A jewel of a hotel ”
I go to Kathmandu often and it's a shame I hadn't come across Shambala before. Really nice hotel with courteous and helpful staff.
Oasis in the midst of a chaotic town”
Really nice stay here for two nights, rooms are quite small but really comfortable and clean. The hotel is a really good retreat from the chaotic Kathmandu. The only drawback is the location is a bit off from all the tourists attraction
Ambience and standard well maintained”
Hotel is situated away from crowded Thamel , Ambience, cleaning are well maintained to standards. There are mainly foreign tourist. Hotel staff are cordial and are looking to perform the best. There are lot of dust in main KTM however Hotel has been well maintained. Can suggest to include more Indian menu (Hence cannot give same score as Hotel Dahlia). I will suggest to use this Hotel if planning for Kathmandu since it has all amenities. Most of the sight seeing etc can be planned by the Hotel staff.
Dear Deepak, Thank you so much for your wonderful reviews. We are pleased to learn that you had a pleasant stay with us at Hotel Shambala. We have duly noted your kind compliment towards the Hotel, ambiance, facilities and our attentive associates. We have positively consider your kind suggestion to include more Indian cuisines and henceforth, we have forward your comment to the respective department for further positive changes.Thank you once again for your reviews. We shall be looking forward to welcome you again in our prominent property. Best Regards, Sumin Bhandari, Front Office Executive
Luxury hotel a little bit away from main sites”
Very new, very clean and very nice hotel with roof swiming pool (a believe only ona in Kathmndu). Good kitchen (local, Indian) and very helpful personnel. Good internet connection (taking Kathmandu). The only disadvantage is location in Northern part of city, for most attractions (Thamel, boudha, ...) you must spent around 4-5 usd and 15-20 minutes in taxi. Nothing in walking distance from hotel.
A perfect hotel for Kathmandu”
great view from our room, amazing roof-top pool, highly recomendable, we will come back if we next time in Kathmandu
Dear Ms. Sophie, Warm Greetings from Hotel Shambala! It was such a pleasure to see your full on review. We are very delighted to learn that your stay was more than wonderful. We can't wait to welcome you back on your next visit to Kathmandu! Kind Regards, Krishna Khatiwada Front Office Manager
Great place to stay in Kathmandu”
I've stayed here several times, and have recommended to others who've also enjoyed it. It's clean, nicely designed, and has a good breakfast. Staff are also very good. The location seems to be most people's issue - it is sort of in a random place. But Kathmandu is hardly walkable anyway, and they help you get taxis, so it was never a problem for me.
Perfect place to relax after a long trek.”
3 weeks trekking in the Himalayas was amazing but afterwards some pampering was in order. Location is a bit far from tourist parts of KTM but that's also what we liked about it. For 2 days we just used the hotel amenities, sauna, massage, rooftop patio, restaurant etc...was very nice. Great food and staff was always there ready to help. Hotel was so comfortable and well decorated. We will be back. If you need to go to Thamel area for trekking supplies, go there to shop then taxi back here to relax. Pricey when compared to hotels in Thamel area but really cannot compare them as they are on completely different levels.
Love this place!”
We love this hotel so much! this is our third visit. We love it so much we had to bring our friends here during their visit from California. They loved the views and thought the staff was very friendly. The spa is very relaxing, and the food is great, I do wish there was a bit more of a selection with their cocktail menu though.
Great boutique hotel with 5 star service; cleanliness.”
24 hour room service with great food, staff and chefs. Hotel is clean throughout. Good Spa within the hotel. Near all major embassies in a good location . Felt safe .
I Shall Return”
As promised when I first stayed at this hotel in Aug, I returned to stay for another 2 days in September. Not only the hotel remains as good as before, there is improvement. The internet connection is better with a 72 hours vouchers instead of the 24 hours voucher which means, you have to re-log into the internet after midnight. It is irritating because either you have to go to the check in counter at the stroke of midnight or first thing in the morning. This 3 day voucher is more user friendly. Traffic at Bansari and Ring Road junction leading to the hotel is very congested. This is something you have to cater for extra time when getting in and out of the hotel. Something the hotel may not be able to control or improve.
nice new hotel”
one of the best at kathmandu
Our stay at Shambala Hotel was awesome”
Our stay at the hotel was excellent, the staff were very good and the rooms were awesome. Just what we needed after a two week trekking holiday.
Good hotel with nice rooftop pool”
the hotel is far away from Thamel around 4 km , but the rooftop pool is super nice and the facility is quite good,. very good service . Recommend for every one especially for the business trip.
Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from Hotel Shambala! Thank you very much for taking time to review us. Your feedback is extremely important to us. We have gladly noted your positive comments towards us. Our hotel is only 15 minutes cab ride to and from Thamel district. We even provide complimentary shuttle to Thamel every morning (with prior reservation). On the more positive notes, we are very pleased to learn that you did like our team and services. We thank you for kind patronage and we hope to have another opporturtunity to welcoming you back in near future. Best Regards, Krishna Khatiwada Front Office Manager
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!