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Shambaling Boutique Hotel

"This beautiful boutique hotel was by far the best accomodation we had during our travels."

Tristan - January 15, 2019
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Shambaling Boutique Hotel

Ramhitti, TInchulli, Boudha, Baudha Jorpati, Kathmandu, Nepal, 44600 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
Property highlights
Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Boudhanath Stupa
Within 680 m of property
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Popular landmarks
children park 120 m
Fatima Healing Centre 140 m
Golmeshowr Pharmacy & Doctor's Clinic 160 m
Jana Varosa Poly Clinic 290 m
bar peepal tree 320 m
Kanchan Yoga Training & Retreat Center 440 m
Shelkar Tibetan Medical Clinic 520 m
Novant Diagnosis Care 600 m
Shechan Clinic & Hospice 600 m
Boudha Stupa Thanka Center 670 m
Nearby landmarks
Boudhanath Stupa 680 m
Kopan Monastery 1.77 km
Pashupatinath Temple 2.44 km
The Crematoria 2.45 km
Garden of Dreams 5.18 km
Kumari Chowk 5.27 km
Thamel 5.38 km
Kathmandu Durbar Square 6.21 km
Hanuman Dhoka 6.21 km
Swayambhunath Temple 7.51 km
7.9

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location
ParkingFREE
  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Currency exchange

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

Cheaper than 85% of all properties in Kathmandu in the last 24 hoursCompared to 954 Kathmandu properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.6
Distance to city center7. Km
Location rating7.9
Nearest airportTribhuvan International Airport (KTM)
Distance to airport3.2 km

Rooms available at Shambaling Boutique Hotel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.9
Suite Room
Suite Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Standard Twin Room
Standard Twin Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe Double Bed Room
Deluxe Double Bed Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed and 2 single b...
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Suite
Suite
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Twin Room
Deluxe Twin Room
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Standard Single
Standard Single
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed
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          What people love about Shambaling Boutique Hotel

          • 9.2
            Exceptional

            "I especially appreciate the hotel's help in getting a taxi."

            Elizabeth

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            June 20, 2017

          • 10.0
            Exceptional

            "Very nicely decorated with modern and cultural elements."

            shui

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            January 2, 2020

          • 8.4
            Excellent
            Staff 

            "Staff is extremly polite, helpful and very acomodating."

            Dr.Sharmistha

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            October 6, 2017

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          9.4/10
          Cleanliness score
          9.4/10
          Room comfort score
          8.9/10
          Review score - United States
          9.3/10
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          Overall rating:
          8.9
          Excellent
          298 reviews
          Cleanliness
          9.3
          Facilities
          8.5
          Location
          7.9
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          What travelers say they love:
          Despite that, it is very a very nice hotel with friendly and...
          Elizabeth from Hong Kong
          Solo traveler
          More about Shambaling Boutique Hotel

          More about Shambaling Boutique Hotel

          Shambaling Boutique Hotel, located in Baudha Jorpati, Kathmandu, is a popular choice for travelers. With its location just 7. Km from the city center and 4. Km from the airport, this 3-star hotel attracts numerous travelers each year. No less exceptional is the hotel's easy access to the city's myriad attractions and landmarks, such as Boudhanath Stupa, Khawalung Monastery, Zambala Thanka Treasure.

          Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Shambaling Boutique Hotel is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, postal service, ticket service, taxi service.

          Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include television LCD/plasma screen, electric blanket, free welcome drink, linens, mirror, provided to help guests recharge after a long day. The hotel offers fantastic facilities, including hiking trails, massage, garden, to help you unwind after an action-packed day in the city. Whatever your reason for visiting Kathmandu, the Shambaling Boutique Hotel is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.

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          Most talked about facilities

          Breakfast
          13 mentions
          Taxi
          5 mentions
          Housekeeping
          4 mentions
          Food & Dining
          3 mentions

          What they offer

          10.0
          Exceptional

          "Very, very beautiful hotel just a 10min walk from the great ..."

          Alexandra

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          May 21, 2018

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          Nearest essentials

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          Food and dining

          Breakfast options

          American
          Continental
          Vegetarian
          Full English/Irish
          Buffet

          Restaurants on site

          Lungta Restaurant
          Cuisine:American, Asian, Indian
          Menu:Buffet

          What's nearby

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          Reviews of Shambaling Boutique Hotel from real guests

          Overall rating
          8.9
          Excellent
          From 298 reviews
          9.5Service
          9.4Cleanliness
          8.9Room comfort and quality
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          Cleanliness9.3
          Facilities8.5
          Location7.9
          Room comfort and quality8.9
          Service9.4
          Value for money8.6
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          8-9 Excellent (32)
          7-8 Very Good (19)
          6-7 Good (6)
          <6 Below Expectation (4)
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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Daniele from Italy
          Couple
          Standard Twin Room
          Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

          Very nice hotel and excellent guest service”

          Nice location, quiet hotel, nice rooms.

          shambaling is a very nice hotel, located just 10 minutes taxi ride from downtown. the hotel is just 5 minutes walk from the biggest "stupa" in kathmandu and the stupa offers several restaurants, cafes and gift shop. the best part of the hotel is the staff. from the welcome to the farewell they are all extremely kind and helpful. they help you with any issue you might come across. they are always smiling, polite. the receptionist girl (tenzing) and the general manager were very resourceful. but the whole staff was amazing! the hotel and the rooms are very clean. outside there's a garden where you can have dinner/breakfast as well as an inside restaurant. wi-fi is complimentary, although the best coverage is near the reception (depending on the location of your room you might lose it). i will definitely go back to shambaling hotel if in nepal.

          Reviewed December 04, 2012

          Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us and writing such a wonderful review of your time at Shambaling. We are extremely joyed to hear you enjoyed your stay thoroughly. We look forward to many more visits in the future. Thank you. Best Regards, Pema Tsewang Lama/ Mr Reservation Department.

          Responded April 25, 2018
          Shambaling Boutique Hotel
          9.0
          Exceptional
          Aspen from United States
          Couple
          Standard Twin Room
          Stayed 2 nights in November 2013

          Heart of Kathmandu-spiritually beautiful”

          creative buddhist inspired rooms, staff service, garden

          Loved this hotel! I've had the pleasure of visiting Nepal before and I've stayed at the Hyatt, Forrest Resort, and Hotel Shambaling. For the money, it's a great value. The other 2 hotels appear to be on a larger plot of land so that you don't feel like you're in the busy city, but they usually also come with a price. This hotel was incredible. We stayed on 3 separate occasions during my 3 week trip to Nepal. Every time we came back they upgraded us! Talk about incredible rooms! I love the Buddhist inspiration and each floor has a different theme. water, fire, land, etc. Breakfast was good and I enjoyed the garden right outside the front door. The city around the hotel is dusty, but that's all of Kathmandu. You still feel away from it all in the enclosed hotel location. Nice welcoming drinks and at least when we visited Free Wifi in the check-in lobby. Will definitely stay again!

          Reviewed January 19, 2014

          Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your stay at Shambaling Boutique Hotel and for having taken the time to comment on our hotel. Your feedback with regards to our facilities and services is very important to us and allows us to continuously keep our standards and improve our performance. I am delighted to learn that you fully enjoyed your stay with us and your overwhelming comments are very much appreciated. I would be glad to welcome you back with us one day! Warm regards, Pema Tsewang Lama/ Mr. Reservation Department

          Responded April 28, 2018
          Shambaling Boutique Hotel
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Kimberly from United States
          Couple
          Standard Twin Room
          Stayed 1 night in February 2013

          Best hotel in Asia, hands down!!!”

          Excellent customer service, quiet, peaceful

          Hotel Shambaling has done it right! From the moment you arrive at the hotel, the staff are waiting to serve you in any way possible. We stayed here our last night in Kathmandu and it was the perfect retreat away from the hustle and bustle of Thamel. Serene, peaceful, very comfortable with hot rain showers, large beds and spacious rooms, this place has it all. The restaurant served excellent food as well. Would definitely recommend to anyone staying around the Kathmandu area. Also about 10 mins to the airport, so very convenient.

          Reviewed February 25, 2013

          Dear Guest, Greetings from Shambaling Hotel! Thank you for staying with us and especially for your remark- "Best hotel in Asia, Hands down!". This truly means a lot. I really appreciate your taking time to write such a positive and wonderful review. I am extremely pleased to hear that you found our location quite, calm, relaxing and away from the hustle and bustle of the city center and a short drive to the airport. We are very glad to have been able to make your short stay memorable. Thank yo once again for the most amazing review ever. We would feel fortunate to have you with us on your future visits! Warmest Regards, Pema Tsewang Lama/ Mr. Reservation Department.

          Responded April 28, 2018
          Shambaling Boutique Hotel
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Hannah from United States
          Couple
          Standard Twin Room
          Stayed 1 night in April 2013

          Just lovely!”

          Beautiful room, nice staff, delicious breakfast

          Hotel Shambaling is a wonderful, warm, luxuriously quaint hotel very near the stupa. Our room was lovely, nicely decorated, with a Santorini-esque, deep-blue-and-white look, complete with a book of buddhism, and a 'singing bowl'. Windows look out into a lovely little garden restaurant. And the breakfast, superb! Delicious muesli, yogurt, honey, fruits, eggs, and delectable pastries and toasts. (It's a bit dangerous really -- just too good). The restaurant food during the day and evening, though a bit pricey, is great as well. The staff is very friendly and kind, as well as helpful. They actually upgraded us for two nights to a much bigger room. This was probably our favorite place we stayed in Nepal, and we'd go back in a heartbeat. Tranquil, Honeymoon quality atmosphere. Just great, but if there are a couple things, make sure to have a pair of earplugs; our room with the windows overlooking the garden let in lots of dog barks throughout the night. Also, there wasn't any fan or AC in our room, and it got quite muggy. Other rooms might provide alternatives however.

          Reviewed April 25, 2013
          9.7
          Exceptional
          william from United Kingdom
          Solo traveler
          Standard Twin Room
          Stayed 8 nights in July 2015

          A peaceful haven”

          Staff, peace, calm

          This is the second time I have stayed at the Shambaling and I enjoyed my stay as much as the first. It is a very calm and well run hotel with great staff in a very interesting and peaceful part of Kathmandu. I would not hesitate to stay here again and strongly recommend it

          Reviewed July 16, 2015

          Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us again. I am very glad to hear that we were able to make your recent visit as comfortable and enjoyable as the last. We really appreciate your strongly recommending us to fellow travelers and would love to have you back again at Shambaling in your future visits. Warmest Regards, Pema Tsewang Lama /Mr. Reservation Department.

          Responded April 13, 2018
          Shambaling Boutique Hotel
          8.7
          Excellent
          Kyungchai from South Korea
          Business traveler
          Standard Twin Room
          Stayed 3 nights in January 2013

          Amazing days”

          great facilities, clean beds, quiet place

          I stayed 3 days in shambaling with my friends, and I had such a good time!! Even though hotels a bit far away from tour places, shambaling was so clean and nice that after a long tour, the hotel felt like heaven to all of us. prices a bit high and restaurant there was even more expensive, i would surely visit ahambaling if i ever go back to Nepal:D

          Reviewed March 20, 2015

          Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your positive feedback. I am delighted to lean that you enjoyed the calm and peaceful ambiance of the hotel to relax and revive for next day tour. The entire team is striving to provide an exceptional hospitality to ensure that our guests have a wonderful experience. To hear that your experience mirrors this ambition is truly wonderful so thank you again for sharing. Our restaurant prepare fresh food with organic herbs from our own garden therefore the prices may differ slightly with local restaurant. However I am very happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate your feedback. We do look forward to welcoming you at Shambaling in near future! Warmest regards, Jigme Phuntsok Chodon / Mrs. General Manager

          Responded April 27, 2018
          Shambaling Boutique Hotel
          7.7
          Very good
          Yew from Malaysia
          Couple
          Deluxe Double Bed Room
          Stayed 1 night in December 2013

          Near the great Boudha Stupa”

          Near the great Boudha Stupa, electric blankets and nice complete rooms

          Just spent a night at the Shambaling Hotel. Most taxi drivers are quite clueless about the hotel but I was fortunate enough to have found one. The hotel was serene and nice - a huge contrast from the hussle and bussle of Kathmandu. Friendly reception - checking was a breeze, the reception lady gave a tour of the room which was nice. They had international adapters, hot water, electric blankets, non interruptible electricity and a nice restaurant. The weather in Nepal can be nasty and the above would make your stay here very pleasant. Walking distance to Boudha Stupa but it can be quite tricky walking back to the hotel at night as the streets are almost pitch dark. I missed my turning and lost my way but after going around and round I finally found the hotel. Its the only hotel I stayed in Kathmandu during winter - I think its a great hotel.

          Reviewed December 17, 2013

          Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your positive feedback and highly recommending us. As you can imagine, it is always important for us to have feedback from our guests. To know that you had a wonderful stay with us and enjoyed the location being close to the Boudhanath stupa. It is such a pleasure to hear that our staffs were incredibly friendly and helpful. Our priority is to always make our guest’s stay smooth and relaxing in a convivial ambiance, this is indeed the essence of our hotel. Be assured that your kind words have been relayed to our staff and we are very much looking forward to greeting you again at Shambaling Boutique Hotel in near future. We do look forward to welcoming you at Shambaling in near future! Warmest regards, Jigme Phuntsok Chodon / Mrs. General Manager

          Responded April 27, 2018
          Shambaling Boutique Hotel
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Angelika from Germany
          Solo traveler
          Standard Twin Room
          Stayed 7 nights in March 2015

          A haven of clean & quiet in busy Bodnath, Nepal”

          Helpfullness of all team members in all matters, friendliness, clean & quiet

          I spent a very pleasant week at Shambaling and would come back to this hotel any time. In a busy, interersting, but also exhausting place like Bodnath it is a blessing to arrive at Shambaling after a day out and about. Congratulations to management and the team, you are doing a great job ! Many thanks

          Reviewed March 29, 2015

          Dear Guest, Thank you for your wonderful feedback. On behalf of the entire Shambaling team, I thank you very much for taking time to share your kind opinion of your stay with us. It was such a pleasure to read that you had a great service experience with us. Our priority is to always make our guest's stay smooth and relaxing in a convivial ambiance, this is indeed the essence of our hotel. It was a pleasure to have you at Shambaling and we look forward to welcoming you in near future. Warm regards, Peam Tsewang Lama/ Mr. Reservation Department

          Responded April 26, 2018
          Shambaling Boutique Hotel
          9.0
          Exceptional
          Jennifer from United States
          Business traveler
          Standard Twin Room
          Stayed 1 night in March 2013

          An oasis of peacefulness and cleanliness!”

          Amazing rooms, Fabulous staff - every one of them, Impeccably clean rooms

          Our stay was sublime. It genuinely felt like we were coming home when we returned to Kathmandu from Pokhara. It is a new hotel, done to high design specs and is kept immaculately clean. The staff give the hotel its ambience however. Always smiling, always helpful and seem to genuinely enjoy meeting the guests. It is very near the Boudha stuppa, a 30-min walk from Kopan monastery but everything else is a taxi ride away. This meant we would be gone a huge portion of the day without 'popping' back to the hotel for a rest...but once we returned to the hotel it was an oasis away from the noise and even the smog of Kathmandu inside the peaceful, well-maintained garden.

          Reviewed March 15, 2013

          Dear Guest, On behalf of the entire Shambaling team, I thank you very much for taking time to share your kind opinion of your stay with us. It was such a pleasure to read that you found our hospitality very welcoming and with great sense of service. This is exactly what we strive to accomplish. Be assured that your warm review has been relayed to our staff who is always thrilled to hear thoughtful feedback from our guests. We do look forward to welcoming you at Shambaling Boutique hotel in near future! Warm Regards, Pema Tsewang Lama/ Mr. Reservation Department

          Responded April 28, 2018
          Shambaling Boutique Hotel
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Adrienne from United States
          Couple
          Standard Twin Room
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

          Best stay in Kathmandu!”

          Newly remodeled, excellent location, quiet and serene gardens, helpful staff

          By far the best of the three 4-5 star Kathmandu hotels we stayed in during our trip to Nepal. Beautifully remodeled traditional Tibetan guesthouse in a quiet neighborhood just a 5-minute walk down a shop-lined street to the Boudhanath stupa. The staff is lovely and very knowledgeable; ask them for their recommendations! Our rate included breakfast, which was delicious and of the quality/presentation you'd expect from a highly-rated hotel in any major city. The rooms are gorgeous, though if you want WiFi access in your room be sure to request one on the ground floor near reception (only reception/lobby has WiFi at this time). We were upgraded to a deluxe room overlooking the gardens, with a rainfall shower head and power adapters ready in every outlet. The manager invited us to the Nepalese BBQ/Christmas party they were hosting for locals and guests. An all-around great experience!

          Reviewed January 03, 2013

          Dear Guest, Thank you for the detailed and positive review of you stay at Shambaling. I am pleased to hear that you liked our Tibetan themed rooms and our location being close to the UNESCO World Heritage- Boudhanath Stupa. We have installed dedicated internet routers on every floor, therefore wifi is available now in all the rooms and common areas. It was our pleasure to be able to upgrade you to a deluxe room with rain shower and also invite you to the Christmas party we were hosting at the time. Thank you so much once more for the great review and the kind and encouraging words appreciating all the staffs' efforts. It means a lot. We would be more than happy to welcome you back at Shambaling on your future visits! Warmest Greetings, Pema Tsewang Lama/ Mr. Reservation Department.

          Responded April 28, 2018
          Shambaling Boutique Hotel
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Rafaela from Brazil
          Couple
          Standard Twin Room
          Stayed 5 nights in March 2017

          Great hotel in Boudha”

          We just loved Shambaling, it's an oasis in Boudha, near the stupa but far from the noise. The staff is so kind, and helped us on getting a taxi and a ticket to Lumbini. Also, the restaurant is delicious, loved the thukpa. You could not go wrong staying in Shambaling.

          Reviewed March 08, 2017

          Dear Guest, Thank you for spending time with us and we really appreciate your review. I am glad to know that you had wonderful experience. We would love to have you back at Shambaling again in the near future. Warmest Regards, Pema Tsewang Lama / Mr. Reservation Department.

          Responded April 13, 2018
          Shambaling Boutique Hotel
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Youxin from China
          Solo traveler
          Standard Twin Room
          Stayed 4 nights in December 2012

          best hotel in kathmandu”

          confortable bed, beatiful courtyard, very close to stupa

          It's the best place to stay in Kathmandu if you want to get away from all the noise and polution. The hotel has such a peaceful atmosphere that makes it feel like home. I love the courtyard, the tibetan decorations in the room. Staff is very polite, friendly and extremely professional and helpful. And it's only a short walk to the Stupa and all the cafes and restaurants. I was so lucky that on the day I arrived they first upgraded me to the delux room and then invited me to their complimentary buffet Christmas party, and when I left the hotel I received a card and a beautifully wrapped Christmas gift. I enjoyed every minute of my stay, I will definitely go back.

          Reviewed December 28, 2012

          Dear Guest, Thank you for staying at Shambaling during your time in Kathmandu and writing such a lovely review of your stay with us. I am extremely please to hear that you liked our location near the Boudha Stupa and away from the noise and pollution of the central city area. It was our pleasure to upgrade you to a Deluxe room and invite you to the complimentary buffet on Christmas. Thank you so much for liking our courtyard, the Tibetan decorations in the room and regarding so highly of our staff. We feel very grateful for your kind words and we would love to welcome you back at Shambaling in the future. Warmest Regards, Pema Tsewang Lama/ Mr. Reservation Department.

          Responded April 27, 2018
          Shambaling Boutique Hotel
          8.4
          Excellent
          Jeremy from Malaysia
          Business traveler
          Suite Room
          Stayed 4 nights in October 2019

          A tranquil place beyond the hustle and bustle of the busy Kathmandu.”

          A very tranquil place, green garden with occasional visits of birds, monkey. One special thing is, you get to see OWLs at night! In the middle of the city! I love the place because they are managed by Tibetans! Other than that, room wise very clean and comfortable! The only thing to improve is the maintenance of the rooms especially the lights, the bathrooms and the ventilation of the bathroom, there could be humid odor at times. Shambaling hotel is not a hotel for you to miss out!

          Reviewed November 13, 2020
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Hannah from United States
          Couple
          Deluxe Double Bed Room
          Stayed 1 night in April 2013

          Stay here, so pretty and peaceful!”

          Hot shower, comfy bed, yummy breakfast

          Hotel Shambaling is lovely. I wouldn't hesitate to revisit or recommend. Friendly staff, fantastic breakfast, comfortable beds, hot showers. Near the stupa too. Just excellent. Peaceful, pretty decor.

          Reviewed April 25, 2013

          Dear Guest, On behalf of the entire Shambaling team, I thank you very much for taking time to share your kind opinion of your stay with us. It was such a pleasure to read that you had a great service experience with us. Our priority is to always make our guest’s stay smooth and relaxing in a convivial ambiance, this is indeed the essence of our hotel. It was a pleasure to have you at Shambaling Boutique hotel and we look forward to welcoming you at Shambaling in near future. Warm regards, Pema Tsewang Lama/ Mr. Reservation Department

          Responded April 28, 2018
          Shambaling Boutique Hotel
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Tristan from New Zealand
          Couple
          Deluxe Double Bed Room
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

          Boutique Excellence”

          My husband and I have been in Nepal for one month. This beautiful boutique hotel was by far the best accomodation we had during our travels. The staff were helpful and extremely friendly. The hotel restaurant outstanding. We ate all our meals there. We arrived on my husbands birthday and they had a beautiful cake waiting for him. The location is awesome. A quick 7 min walk to the Bouda Stupa. By the way the showers are awesome with loads of high pressure hot water and the beds really comfortable. Thankyou so much to all the staff.

          Reviewed January 15, 2019
          8.0
          Excellent
          Trevor from United States
          Couple
          Standard Twin Room
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2013

          Classy hotel but overpriced without heat”

          Very nice restaurant, well presented food, well appointed and spacious rooms (except no heat)

          The Shambaling is relatively new and taxi drivers did not know how to find it. Once there, we found the hotel to be well appointed and located in its own gardens near to the Buddha temple. The hotel rooms and bathrooms were spacious and modern, with classy touches. Unfortunately, with temperatures below or near freezing, the lack of heating made sitting around difficult, even though extra duvets were available to supplement the electric blankets on the beds. Staff were very helpful and service and food in the restaurant was outstanding.

          Reviewed January 17, 2013

          Dear Guest, Thank you for the positive feedback of you recent stay in Shambaling. I am glad to hear that you like our restaurant near the peaceful garden and the food we serve. I am very sorry to hear about cold weather and lack of heating in your room during your stay. We have installed air-conditioning in all the rooms now, therefore the cold in the winter season will not be a problem. Thank you once more for the wonderful review and score. We really appreciate your kind feedback and look forward to welcoming you back at Shambaling! Warmest Regards, Pema Tsewang Lama/ Mr. Reservation Department.

          Responded April 28, 2018
          Shambaling Boutique Hotel
          9.7
          Exceptional
          Brenton from Australia
          Business traveler
          Standard Twin Room
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2013

          A few days in heaven”

          Beautiful garden, excellent professional staff and outstanding restaurant

          This hotel is a rare gem. I could not fault it. An oasis in a busy, dusty city. The gardens were immaculate. Staff so professional and friendly. They all went out of their way to be helpful. I could not fault the staff. The restaurant service and food was the most outstanding I have ever experienced and I am well travelled. More than 30 years travelling the world. I did not even look for other places to eat. I just wanted to try everything on their menu. Only negative no television but that did not worry me. A negative for some maybe. I would always stay there if I return to Kathmandu. If you want nightlife and backpackers this is not for you. If you appreciate fine service and quality this is for you.

          Reviewed April 14, 2013
          9.7
          Exceptional
          Mikael from Sweden
          Couple
          Standard Twin Room
          Stayed 3 nights in December 2012

          Great luxury hotel in Kathmandu”

          Professional and lovely staff, great hotel restaurant and garden

          we stayed three nights at shambaling, and the staff were very helpful and nice. we were almost the only people staying here during these days, but it was still fully serviced just for us. breakfast was the best meal of the day!

          Reviewed February 01, 2013

          Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Shambaling for your stay in Kathmandu and reviewing it. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us immensely and the staff was able to provide the best service. We really appreciate that you loved the breakfast we serve. Thank you once more and I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Warmest Regards, Pema Tsewang Lama/ Mr Reservation Department.

          Responded April 26, 2018
          Shambaling Boutique Hotel
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Cindy from Indonesia
          Group
          Standard Twin Room
          Stayed 1 night in November 2013

          Steps away from Boudhanath Stupa”

          Beautiful rooms, helpful staff, breakfast

          Overall we were very happy with everything provided for us throughout the stay. Staff went their ways to help us arrange our activities in Nepal. We enjoyed the short stroll down to Boudhanath Stupa which is the main tourist attraction in Kathmandu. Rooms were great with high standards. This is probably a hotel with the best value for money in town.

          Reviewed November 25, 2013

          Dear Guest, Thank yo very much for your positive feedback. It was indeed our pleasure to have you with us. I am delighted to learn that you had a wonderful stay at our Hotel and enjoyed the location being close to the Great Boudhanath Stupa which is one of the UNESCO world heritage site. Thank you once again for sharing your experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you in near future. Warm regards, Pema Tsewang Lama/ Mr. Reservation Department

          Responded April 28, 2018
          Shambaling Boutique Hotel
          9.3
          Exceptional
          Michael from United Kingdom
          Solo traveler
          Standard Twin Room
          Stayed 2 nights in March 2013

          Just wonderful in every way”

          Excellent Staff, Room Comfort, View of the Garden and Food standard

          Every now and again, you have the privilege of staying somewhere special. I could go on and on about the standard of the rooms, the food, the peaceful garden and above all Suraj and his team of staff. I have travelled to many countries in my 50 years, from some wonderful Youth Hostels in New Zealand to 5 Star luxury Hotels in Venice, Vienna and South Africa, small friendly guesthouses all over Asia and everything in between. Sometimes a place just hits a "sweet spot" and when you look back on your photographs, if one of the places you stayed is up there amongst the Trek Piccys and the colours and smiles of the people of a land, then you know you have found somewhere you will return too again with absolute certainly - The Shambling is such a place. I'm not going to write much more because my biggest fear is that I won't be able to get in next time I land in Nepal! Joking aside though, everything that can be said about this wonderful hotel has been said in the other reviews here. I stayed in 8 different places during my 3 weeks in Nepal all of which I researched fully before booking - The Shambling was the Jewel in the Crown. Thank you Suraj and all your team for looking after me me so well - It will not be the last time we meet.

          Reviewed April 04, 2013
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