Excellent 8.9
Based on 153 reviews

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About this property


Situated in Thamel, Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel is the perfect place to experience Kathmandu and its surroundings. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. To name a few of the hotel's facilities, there are free Wi-Fi in all rooms, ticket service, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, photocopying.

All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The hotel offers fantastic facilities, including fitness center, sauna, spa, massage, garden, to help you unwind after an action-packed day in the city. Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Kathmandu.
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Internet access

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

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car park
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Massage(s)
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steamroom
  • Ticket service
  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Room service
  • Room service [24-hour]

Services and conveniences

  • ATM
  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Newspapers
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room


  • Buzzer/wireless intercom
  • Check-in/check-out [express]
  • Check-in/check-out [private]
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Hindi
  • Nepali
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Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-6 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 6 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

Airport Transfer Fee: 15 USD
Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Distance from City Center: 0.0 Km
Distance to Airport: 5.9 KM
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Floors: 5
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 13
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 20
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2013
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based on 153 reviews
  • Cleanliness 9.2
  • Facilities 8.3
  • Location 9.3
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.9
  • Service 9.4
  • Value for money 8.6
  • Food/Dining 8.2
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Evgeniya from Russia
Solo travelers
Deluxe King Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in September 2016
Perfect place for pleasant stay
As before, I found in Royal Penguin great service, homey and incredibly beautiful room, tasty food in their restaurant. Special thanks for Mr.Kunchan for his care about my transfer.
Reviewed September 29, 2016

Emdadul from Bangladesh
Business travelers
Deluxe King Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in February 2016
real boutique hotel
they dont have lift its a problem
Reviewed April 17, 2016

Kirk from Canada
Deluxe King Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in March 2016
Very expensive for what we got
This is a three star hotel. Staff were very nice and helpful, as they are at all hotels in Nepal. The rooms was fine, everything worked and was clean, but for the price we could have booked something way better. We moved the second night and found a much nicer hotel for nearly half the price.
Reviewed April 04, 2016

Krishna from Nepal
Deluxe King Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in February 2016
Clean Hotel, Overpriced.
I booked seeing good reviews here but was little disappointed. No warm welcome may be because we were local people. Room was small for the price but was clean..A/c runs only when electricity is available. Similar standard rooms are available for 30-40% less price. Breakfast was good.
Reviewed February 07, 2016

Azli from Malaysia
Business travelers
Deluxe King Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 5 nights in September 2015
A Surprise in Thamel
Location, Food and Staff
The hotel received good reviews and so I gave it a try. The location was superb, at the tourist centre of Thamel, Kathmandu. It's close to a Halal restaurants. The staff are attentive and helpful. The only downside is that they don't have a nice view.
Reviewed October 05, 2015

Rhona from United Kingdom
Business travelers
Deluxe King Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in September 2015
Best Penguin
Cleanliness , staff so helpful , food good and there for a long time
Extremely comfortable and everything worked well and looked good.
Reviewed September 07, 2015

Elena from Russia
Deluxe King Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in August 2015
Excellent service
nice staff, comfortable rooms, service
Their crazy-menu is a must-see thing. Never seen anything like that even in hotels in other countries. They offer all sorts of services - from babysitting and yoga classes to decorating your room with balloons and rose petals. Be attentive looking through it - some services listed there are free: I ordered a larger coffee mug instead of the standard cup provided in the room. Usually I find cups provided in all hotel rooms too small so it’s really nice of them to give guests a choice.
Reviewed August 24, 2015

Evgeniya from Russia
Solo travelers
Deluxe King Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in August 2015
Perfect place
perfect service, location, comfort
New and comfortable hotel, room luxury and clean, with bright lights, AC and hot water (and it's really hot! It not so easy to find in Nepal). Breakfast I chose from a list with sets, it was delicious and plentiful. Staff helpful and polite, when I needed a local sim-card receptionist sent the guard with me to show the closest place to buy it. It's my second staying in Royal Penguin, and when I'll come to Kathmandu again this hotel will be my first choice.
Reviewed August 23, 2015

Anna from Russia
Solo travelers
Deluxe King Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in August 2015
Highly recommend
design, staff, food
Royal Penguin is definitely the one of the best hotels where i ever have been . Room has very cool design , nice toys and souvenirs . U can order in the room all food from the restaurant on the grand floor , also breakfast available 24 hours. That's stunning service. Gym has all machine and equipment that needs. Highly recommend
Reviewed August 21, 2015

Anna from Netherlands
Solo travelers
Deluxe King Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in August 2015
Great place in Thamel
comfort, best service, design
Great hotel, central location in Thamel yet very quiet. Very comfortable rooms. Outstanding service, The staff does everything possible to make you feel like at home. When I needed an ATM, they not only showed me the direction but one of the staff even went together with me so I could easily find it.
Reviewed August 21, 2015


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