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8.3

Excellent
12.2% this month
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Highly rated by guests – 85% would recommend
Breakfast58
Housekeeping41
Swimming Pool20
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8.3

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 410 meters from city center
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Garden of Dreams 700 m
Thamel 800 m
Kumari Chowk 1.1 km
Kathmandu Durbar Square 2.0 km
Hanuman Dhoka 2.0 km
Swayambhunath Temple 2.9 km
Pashupatinath Temple 3.0 km
The Crematoria 3.0 km
Boudhanath Stupa 4.2 km
Kopan Monastery 5.2 km
Nearby landmarks
Embassy of France 140 m
Folk Nepal 140 m
Third World Craft Nepal 140 m
Tibetan Thangka Gallery 150 m
Dental Imaging Centre 180 m
Zeabrose Leather Boutique 190 m
Advanced Dental Care 220 m
CIWEC Hospital and Travel Medicine Center 260 m
Sooriya wellness & Yoga 270 m
Clark Hatch Fitness Center 280 m
Hotel Shanker

"Enjoyed our 3 night stay with our parents and family."

Saurabh - April 22, 2022
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Hotel Shanker

Lazimpat Road, Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal, 44600 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Lazimpat part of Kathmandu, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Boudhanath Stupa. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and fitness center on-site.

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100% of staff fully vaccinated

100% of on-site staff have received all necessary vaccination shots for COVID-19.

  • 750 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Sauna

Value for money8.2
Distance to city center0.5 km
Location rating8.3
Nearest airportTribhuvan International Airport (KTM)
Distance to airport4.5 km

Rooms available at Hotel Shanker

Very good
Room comfort & quality

8

Standard Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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Standard Single Bed
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Suite
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  • Room size: 59 m²/635 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Premier Suite - Free Airport Transfers, No Charges on use of MiniBar,Early Check-in & Late Check-out by 2 Hrs
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 queen beds
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Premier Suites
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  • Room size: 65 m²/700 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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Deluxe Suite
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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Suite
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Single Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Shanker have a hot tub?

Hotel Shanker does not have a hot tub.

What time is check-in and check-out at Hotel Shanker?

Check-in is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 01:00 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 hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Hotel Shanker?

Hotel Shanker 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 30 USD. 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. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Hotel Shanker has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kathmandu with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

Is breakfast offered at Hotel Shanker?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Hotel Shanker. There's an additional charge of 1400 USD for adults and 700 USD for children if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at Hotel Shanker?

Hotel Shanker features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. You can pick and choose from a wide array of cuisines including Chinese, international and asian. Dishes are served in a la carte during opening hours. Light meal like soup, desserts and salad are served using only quality ingredients. To meet any special dietary requirements, kosher, vegetarian and halal diets are prepared with the utmost care and attention.

Can special events be hosted at Hotel Shanker?

Both indoor and outdoor venues are available to choose for your special gathering. Large events and gatherings such as weddings, private events and engagements can be hosted at Hotel Shanker. Small or intimate events like birthday parties, entertainment events, honeymoons and graduation parties can also be accomodated. Services for in-house catering, wireless internet, event decoration, audio-visual equipment and music entertainment are offered to help your event go smoothly.

Can business events be hosted at Hotel Shanker?

On-site venues and convenient event services make Hotel Shanker an ideal choice for hosting events such as seminars, corporate events, conferences and meetings. The 3 venues can accommodate up to 1200 people. An extensive range of facilities and services including projector or LED display, free Wi-Fi, meeting stationery and audio-visual equipment is available to help your business meeting or event a successful one.

What is the smoking policy at Hotel Shanker?

Hotel Shanker does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What restaurants are nearby Hotel Shanker?

Hotel Shanker’s neighborhood is Lazimpat which includes popular restaurants such as Vino Bistro, Royal Hana Garden and Thakali Kitchen.

What popular shopping places are close to Hotel Shanker?

Located in the Lazimpat area, Hotel Shanker is close to great shopping choices like Zeabrose Leather Boutique.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Hotel Shanker?

Hotel Shanker is located within Lazimpat, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Jor Pipal.

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What people love about Hotel Shanker

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Enjoyed our 3 night stay with our parents and family."

    Saurabh

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    April 22, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Great service and facilities."

    Saurabh

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    April 22, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Neat and clean, staffs are really helpful, good breakfast."

    Md.

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    April 21, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 726 Kathmandu properties
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Room size
40 sqm.
Room comfort score
8/10
Cleanliness score
8.2/10
Cheapest price score
Bigger than
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Better than
86
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Better than
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Overall rating:

8.3

Excellent
2,749 reviews
Cleanliness
8.2
Facilities
8.0
Location
8.3
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What travelers say they love:
Breakfast is amazing and the food is generally good.
Anant from India
Family with young children
More about Hotel Shanker

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Hotel Shanker

Wake up to the wonder of Kathmandu with a stay at Hotel Shanker, located only minutes from the heart of the city.
The facilities and services provided by Hotel Shanker ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hotel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the hotel's easy to book transportation services. The hotel provides taxi and car hire services to help you get to where you want to go in Kathmandu.
Parking is available and free, provided by the hotel for guests with their own transportation. While lodging at this wonderful hotel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hotel's ticket service and tours. The hotel even offers a fireplace for a warm atmosphere on chilly nights.
The hotel's on-site dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
Experience high-quality room facilities during your stay at Hotel Shanker. The hotel provides linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms at Hotel Shanker include a separate living room, as part of the room design. Some selected rooms have daily newspaper, television and cable TV to keep guests entertained.
The hotel also provides guests with a refrigerator, bottled water, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar in some rooms. Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hotel provides a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels in some select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Begin every morning of your stay with an in-house breakfast. Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the hotel. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. If you're selective about eating, don't worry! Hotel Shanker has a selection of cuisine types including kosher and halal options.
Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the hotel's bar. Guests of Hotel Shanker can even have groceries delivered to their room for cooking, using the hotel's special service. If you're truly selective about eating, you'll be grateful for the in-house BBQ facilities available here.
To fill your days, be sure to check out the fantastic facilities offered at Hotel Shanker. The hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Be sure to enjoy the accessible beach nearby. Pamper and indulge yourself with a visit to the massage, salon, steam room, spa and sauna. The hotel's on-site pool invites you every day for a cooling dip or a few refreshing laps.
The hotel's the poolside bar allows you to have the most casual of cocktail times with a mellow drink. For those who hate to miss a workout, a trip to the hotel's fitness facility will keep you fresh and healthy. Souvenir shopping for yourself or those back home takes no time at all at the shops and souvenir shops.


Around the property

There are many attractions to discover within close proximity to Hotel Shanker. Whatever you may be looking to buy on your trip to Kathmandu, chances are you'll find it at Thamel located 800 m away.


Reasons to stay here

Past guests rate facilities here higher than 89% of the city's accommodation.
This hotel's food and dining score higher than 93% of accommodations in the city.
Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 93% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

8

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

137 mentions

Swimming Pool

86 mentions

Housekeeping

63 mentions

Food & Dining

51 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Hindi
  • Nepali

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Light therapy
  • Massage
  • On-site entertainment
  • Pool with view
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steamroom
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast in room
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hotel room service app
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Coffee shop
  • Grocery delivery
  • Kitchen
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant [halal]
  • Restaurant [kosher]
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Food delivery
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Grooming service
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Shops
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids meal
  • Swimming pool [kids]

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
  • Soundproof rooms

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Closet
  • Clothes rack
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily newspaper
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Free instant coffee
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Mirror
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Seating area
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Smoke detector
  • Sofa
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-Fi [free]
  • Wooden/parqueted flooring
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • American
  • Asian
  • Continental
  • Halal
  • Italian
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Buffet
Restaurants on site

Kailash Restaurant

  • Cuisine: American, Chinese, European
  • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte
Location
Lazimpat Road, Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal, 44600
Excellent
Location

8.3

Airports

  • Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM)
    4.5 km 30 min drive
  • Simara Airport (SIF)
    70.3 km

Public transportation

  • Thamel Bus Stop
    750 m
  • Shahid Gate Bus Stop
    2.2 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Dental Imaging Centre
    180 m

Shopping

  • Thamel
    800 m

Convenience store

  • Nardevi Mart
    1.8 km

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM on-site
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Garden of Dreams
    700 m
  • Thamel
    800 m
  • Kumari Chowk
    1.1 km
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square
    2.0 km
  • Hanuman Dhoka
    2.0 km
  • Swayambhunath Temple
    2.9 km
  • Pashupatinath Temple
    3.0 km
  • The Crematoria
    3.0 km
  • Boudhanath Stupa
    4.2 km
  • Kopan Monastery
    5.2 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Embassy of France
    140 m
  • Folk Nepal
    140 m
  • Third World Craft Nepal
    140 m
  • Tibetan Thangka Gallery
    150 m
  • Dental Imaging Centre
    180 m
  • Zeabrose Leather Boutique
    190 m
  • Advanced Dental Care
    220 m
  • CIWEC Hospital and Travel Medicine Center
    260 m
  • Sooriya wellness & Yoga
    270 m
  • Clark Hatch Fitness Center
    280 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
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.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 3-12 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from12:00
  • Check-in until00:00
  • Check-out from12:00
  • Check-out until13:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee30 USD
  • Distance from city center0.5 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)20

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)1400 USD

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors4
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 94
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened1964
  • Most recent renovation2009

Reviews of Hotel Shanker from real guests

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8.2
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Cleanliness8.2
Facilities8.0
Location8.3
Room comfort and quality8.0
Service8.4
Value for money8.2
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8-9 Excellent (273)
7-8 Very Good (350)
6-7 Good (144)
<6 Below Expectation (162)
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9.7
Exceptional
AIK from Malaysia
Business traveler
Standard Double or Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2013

Nice hotel, great location”

Comfortable room, great location & friendly staff

We were travelled to Kathmandu for business, the location of Hotel is very convenience to us as our client's office is located at Lazimpat too. The room is very spacious,clean and comfortable. The hotel staff is helpful, and the breakfast taste good too. Overall, we enjoyed our stay at Shanker Hotel and will return to this hotel if travel to Kathmandu again.

Reviewed April 23, 2013

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9.7
Exceptional
Stephen from Australia
Solo traveler
Standard Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2013

My favourite hotel in Kathmandu”

Fabulous food, the grounds - wonderful gardens, & the old world ambiance

The Shanker is one of my favourite hotels in the whole world. Can't rave enough about the food in the wonderful old world restaurant. The location is stunning with acres of fabulous gardens, a pool, & cafe. Hotel is a former palace & the architecture is stunning. Rooms are cosy & comfortable, the plate of home made chocolates, & fruit bowl was a nice touch. Staff are lovely, especially the wait staff, & the friendly & efficient travel agent in the lobby. The only downside is it's not right in Thamel, however it's only a 15 minute walk away, so not bad for Kathmandu. Also the bathroom is a little older & dark with dark tiling & has a shower bath combo which I hate, just a shower is fine, so be careful stepping out of the bath here. However despite it not being the most modern hotel in Kathmandu it has a lot of heart & soul & I would highly recommend staying here for anyone visiting Kathmandu.

Reviewed November 09, 2014

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9.6
Exceptional
Akshay from India
Family with young children
Standard Double or Twin Room
Stayed 3 nights in January 2018

Memorable Stay at Hotel Shanker”

Got a great deal through Agoda and hence we were little apprehensive about the quality of the rooms. All our doubts were laid to rest after we checked in. The rooms allotted to us were spacious, neat and clean. In fact the entire hotel is spick and span and beautifully maintained. The staff is well mannered and courteous. The breakfast is grand and sumptuous. Only problem is that at times wi-fi is a bit erratic. I am sure the management will take care of this issue in the future. On the whole it was a memorable and pleasant stay at Hotel Shanker. If you are planning to stay in Kathmandu, this amazing property is not to be missed.

Reviewed January 08, 2018

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9.0
Exceptional
Liao from China
Solo traveler
Standard Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2014

Very nice stay ”

Staff is helpful and sweet,room is cleanness and comfort,location is good and quite

I really had a very good 2 nights stay in hotel shanker, and it is the best hotel when I was in Kathmandu,staff is nice and helpful,room is beautiful, hotel building is in ancient look and with more Nepalese elements which are what I like,I will stay again if I visit Kathmandu in the coming day and will recommend shanker to my friends who are going to kathmandu

Reviewed November 23, 2014

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8.7
Excellent
Jason from United States
Couple
Standard Double or Twin Room
Stayed 3 nights in August 2011

Great Hotel All Around”

Staff performance, free wifi, spacious rooms

my friend and i stayed at shanker twice: once at the beginning of our trip and then we returned to the shanker after a weekend in pokhara. both times we had a great experience. although we booked a standard room, they automatically upgraded us to a suite, which was very nice. the room was nice and spacious, the bathroom was good size, and the included breakfast was good. the shanker is a respite from the chaos of kathmandu, and it allowed us to recharge each time we went back. the staff was very attentive, the room service was decent, and there were even a couple shops at the hotel selling nice items. all around a great stay.

Reviewed August 10, 2011

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9.3
Exceptional
Heather from United States
Solo traveler
Standard Double or Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2012

Unique hotel in Kathmandu”

Wonderful location, great amenities, kind staff

the shanker is one-of-a-kind in kathmandu. the city has numerous inexpensive hotels in busy thamel and quite a few generic global chains, often located outside the main city, but few that combine luxury while still feeling like you are in nepal. the shanker has all the amenities of western chains but also charm and a reasonable price. highly recommended.

Reviewed April 22, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Kei from United Kingdom
Group
Standard Double or Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

Beautiful Hotel in Kathmandu”

Friendly staff, good food, decor

Delightful 2 night stay at Hotel Shanker. This beautiful former palace is almost like a paradise of its own, highly contrasted against the city of Kathmandu. The staff is very nice, food in restaurant is good and there is a very nice swimming pool. The travel desk is very helpful, we booked day tours through them with guide and van provided. The hotel is located very close to Thamel - area where all the bars / restaurants / shops are. Highly recommend to anyone staying in Kathmandu.

Reviewed April 24, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Shannon from United States
Couple
Standard Double or Twin Room
Stayed 5 nights in February 2019

Amazing Hotel”

We had a perfect stay at Hotel Shanker! My husband and I are comfort travelers and we were surprised by this hotel. It's so well maintained. It's historic, but with all the modern amenities. The entire hotel is just so gorgeous, elegant, and high quality. The staff was amazing as well! It was the nicest of all the hotels we stayed around Nepal and India, and for about the same rate. Also, this hotel is well known by taxi drivers, and sits just outside of the famous Thamel area. You can easily access Thamel by foot, but don't have to put up with the noise and traffic. It's a beautiful sanctuary away from the chaos of Kathmandu.

Reviewed February 27, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Wtraveller from United States
Couple
Stayed 1 night in May 2013

Wonderful Stay, good location & highly recommended”

Food, room & location

We had a wonderful stay in Shanker Hotel, highly recommended, located in center of Kathmandu. All of our hotel arrangements, tours and adventure activities are booked by Breakfree Adventures, a leading adventure company in Kathmandu. They did a great job on choosing hotels, selection of guides etc. If you are plan to visit Nepal, get a free information from Breakfree Adventures or book a trip on your own style.

Reviewed June 06, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
Luke from United States
Family with young children
Deluxe Suite
Stayed 3 nights in March 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!

Reviewed April 03, 2016

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9.2
Exceptional
Ian from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in April 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.

Reviewed April 22, 2016

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9.3
Exceptional
Wtraveller from United States
Couple
Standard Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2013

Best place to stay in Kathmandu”

Food, Room & location

Our agency arrange our stay in Shankar Hotel in Kathmandu which was very wonderful stay, highly recommended!! The Shankar hotel is located in Lazimpat which is about 15 minute walk from center of downtown. All of our hotel reservation, city excursions, flight tickets and adventure activities are booked by Breakfree Adventures, an excellent tour company owned by group of local guides. This guys are highly recommended for your adventure travel to Nepal himalaya.

Reviewed July 08, 2013

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9.3
Exceptional
Priscilla from United States
Couple
Stayed 1 night in October 2008

Shanker Hotel is nice, clean and good food”

The Suite is awesome. All corner rooms are suites so you have to get that. Otherwise it is just a regular hotel room. Nice pool area. Staff is very nice and helpful. Food is good. Quiet area so you do not smell pollution or hear traffic.
A little dated but thats ok for Kathmandu.

Excellent value for money. We stayed at the Yak and Yeti and this place blows that out of the water. The service at the other hotel was terrible. The Shanker knows how to treat guests right. I would stay here anytime. Nice pool area for Kathmandu too! It is a little old and dated but from what I have seen in Kathmandu this is great! I recommend this place for before and after trekking. Great location near Thamel.

Reviewed October 10, 2008

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8.7
Excellent
Ian from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard Double or Twin Room
Stayed 3 nights in June 2013

Old World style”

Great pool, stylish decor, very comfortable room

My stay at the Shankar was very comfortable. The best thing about the Shanker is the old world style with it being a converted Rana house. Carved wood, stone, marble, stained glass are everywhere. The room was very comfortable with a bath, shower and hot water. The flat-screen TV had a great range of channels. Breakfast wasn't the best I've had in a top-range hotel but good for Kathmandu. Another great feature of the Shanker is the pool. One of the main reasons I booked here.

Reviewed June 11, 2013

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9.0
Exceptional
Massimo from Italy
Couple
Standard Double or Twin Room
Stayed 4 nights in September 2012

Very typical hotel in Kathamandu city center.”

Friendly staff, good restaurant. noce park with swimming pool.

The Shanker Hotel is well located in Kathmandu city center, and in spite of this it is a very relaxing and pleasant place where to relax far from the traffic of hte city. Breakfast is done with a buffet well organized. There is also a nice restaurant with international cousine, with great dishes. A hotel that I suggest to spend some days in Kathmandu.

Reviewed October 08, 2012

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9.0
Exceptional
Cameron from Australia
Couple
Deluxe Suite
Stayed 3 nights in July 2013

Welcoming, Comfortable with a Regal feel!”

Historical, Buffet breakfast, Staff

Love the Shanker! If I were to recommend any hotel to stay at in Kathmandu this would be the one! An old palace it is regal, the staff are beautiful, the buffet amazing (try the mangoes and curd...too die for!)A quick walk into Thamel for shopping, a plate full of momos and an everest beer, or pick up a taxi nearly always available straight off the road or just a day of relaxing by the pool after a trek...it is the perfect location and has a touch of class about it!

Reviewed November 26, 2013

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9.7
Exceptional
swati from India
Couple
Standard Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2013

excellent hotel with very helpful staff”

safe,gud interior,gud breakfast, excellent room service,friendly n helpful staff.

we had 7 days tour and in these 7 days we went 3 different places like kathmandu,pokara,chitwan. and the best service,food,hotel was 'shanker' hotel with excellent room,food,friendly staff , location,safety,close by shopping area,5 mins walk to greenline bus stop. excellent location to live in.

Reviewed February 28, 2013

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8.3
Excellent
Benjamin from Philippines
Couple
Standard Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2013

Palace Hotel on a budget”

Unbeatable price at a great charming location

There are many more affordable places to stay in Kathmandu but Shanker Hotel is probably one of the best value for money choices in Kathmandu. The building itself is just bursting with stories of a time that feels far removed from the dynamic and sometimes volatile present that Nepal has. The staff was very helpful - they even helped me send out my postcards! :) The internet is also quite fast inside the rooms. Location-wise, it's still relatively central. We took a 4km walk to Swayambhunath and it allowed us to see the city through a different way. Once you're in the room, it feels like you're sheltered from the rest of the noise and chaos of the city - it's perfect. It was easy to get a shuttle to the airport as well (just 700-800 NPR).

Reviewed November 13, 2013

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9.3
Exceptional
Ian from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard Double or Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2013

Old world luxury”

Great pool, great staff, lovely beds

The Shanker is a top-end hotel and, while probably not the most luxurious in Kathmandu it does really have style and character being an old Rana Palace (the old ruling house of Nepal). The communal areas have real character and nice art and carvings. Also a fantastic pool and sun-lounge area. Staff very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed June 04, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
uwe from Germany
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in March 2017

Exceptional”

we visited Hotel Shanker for the 4 th time. and always we were totally satisfied. it is good located, so we can reach everything in Thamel and other places by foot easily. the people at reception , in the restaurant and everywhere else are very kind and always helpful. the rooms, the restaurant, the garden and pool are well cleaned at all the time. we will be happy to visit Shanker again and enjoy they kind service. thanks a lot

Reviewed March 06, 2017

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