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8.9

Excellent
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Housekeeping6
Breakfast4
Garden2
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7.9

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Boudhanath Stupa 680 m
Kopan Monastery 1.8 km
Pashupatinath Temple 2.4 km
The Crematoria 2.5 km
Garden of Dreams 5.2 km
Kumari Chowk 5.3 km
Thamel 5.4 km
Kathmandu Durbar Square 6.2 km
Hanuman Dhoka 6.2 km
Swayambhunath Temple 7.5 km
Nearby 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
Doctor Sherab 530 m
Himalaya Healing Centre 590 m
Novant Diagnosis Care 600 m
Shambaling Boutique Hotel

"I love the place because they are managed by Tibetans!"

Jeremy - November 13, 2020
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Shambaling Boutique Hotel

Ramhitti, TInchulli, Boudha, Baudha Jorpati, 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 Baudha Jorpati 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 spa on-site.

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  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Currency exchange

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

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
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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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
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
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Deluxe Twin Room
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Suite
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Standard Single
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed
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Deluxe Twin Two Bedrooms Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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        Frequently asked questions

        How much does it cost to stay at Shambaling Boutique Hotel?

        Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

        What time is check-in and check-out at Shambaling Boutique Hotel?

        Check-in is from 03:00 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 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 Shambaling Boutique Hotel?

        Shambaling Boutique Hotel 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 15 NPR. 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 Shambaling Boutique Hotel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Shambaling Boutique Hotel has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. 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 Shambaling Boutique Hotel?

        Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Shambaling Boutique Hotel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 1112 NPR 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 Shambaling Boutique Hotel?

        Shambaling Boutique Hotel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

        What is the smoking policy at Shambaling Boutique Hotel?

        Shambaling Boutique Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

        What restaurants are nearby Shambaling Boutique Hotel?

        Shambaling Boutique Hotel is located in Baudha Jorpati, famous for good restaurants such as Lungta Restaurant, Ananda Tree House Cafe and Ramsterdam.

        What popular shopping places are close to Shambaling Boutique Hotel?

        Shambaling Boutique Hotel is located in Baudha Jorpati area which features shopping places such as Zambala Thanka Treasure.

        What are popular attractions near Shambaling Boutique Hotel?

        Shambaling Boutique Hotel is located in Baudha Jorpati area, which is famous for attractions such as Boudhanath Stupa, Kopan Monastery and Pullahari Monastery.

        What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Shambaling Boutique Hotel?

        Shambaling Boutique Hotel is located within Baudha Jorpati, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including bar peepal tree, Hell’s Marijuana shop and Hyatt Grasslands.

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        What people love about Shambaling Boutique Hotel

        • 8.4

          Excellent

          "I love the place because they are managed by Tibetans!"

          Jeremy

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          November 13, 2020

        • 8.4

          Excellent

          "A very tranquil place, green garden with occasional visits of birds, monkey."

          Jeremy

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          November 13, 2020

        • 8.4

          Excellent
          Cleanliness

          "room wise very clean and comfortable!"

          Jeremy

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          November 13, 2020

        Property ranking|Compared to 725 Kathmandu properties
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        Cleanliness score
        9.4/10
        Room comfort score
        8.9/10
        Service score
        9.4/10
        Value for money score
        8.6/10
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        Overall rating:

        8.9

        Excellent
        225 reviews
        Cleanliness
        9.3
        Facilities
        8.5
        Location
        7.9
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        What travelers say they love:
        Staffs are really helpful and nice breakfast.
        shyam from Australia
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        Shambaling Boutique Hotel

        There is never a shortage of things to do in Kathmandu. Staying at Shambaling Boutique Hotel, located just minutes away from the city center, means you will not miss any of Kathmandu amazing sights.
        The facilities and services provided by Shambaling Boutique Hotel 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, car hire and shuttle 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'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 room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The hotel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
        Experience high-quality room facilities during your stay at Shambaling Boutique Hotel. The hotel provides linen service and air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Keep your entertainment options wide, even in your room, with a range of facilities, including television available in select rooms. The hotel also provides guests with a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, bottled water and mini bar in some rooms.
        Shambaling Boutique Hotel also provides a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels in bathrooms for 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. Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the hotel's bar.
        To fill your days, be sure to check out the fantastic facilities offered at Shambaling Boutique Hotel. Pamper and indulge yourself with a visit to the massage and spa. In a competitive mood? Get sporty with your travel group or other guests at the yoga room and hiking trails in the hotel. Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the library and shared lounge and TV area.
        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 Shambaling Boutique Hotel. Whatever you may be looking to buy on your trip to Kathmandu, chances are you'll find it at Thamel located 5.3 km away.


        Reasons to stay here

        This hotel's food and dining score higher than 98% of accommodations in the city.
        This hotel stands above the rest with a cleanliness score that beats 97% of accommodations in the city.
        Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 97% of accommodations in the city.

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        Amenities and facilities
        Excellent
        Facilities

        8.5

        Most talked about facilities

        Breakfast

        13 mentions

        Taxi

        5 mentions

        Housekeeping

        4 mentions

        Food & Dining

        3 mentions

        Languages spoken

        • English
        • Chinese [Mandarin]
        • Hindi
        • Nepali

        Outdoor

        • Bicycles

        Internet access

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

        Things to do, ways to relax

        • Game room
        • Garden
        • Hiking
        • Massage
        • Spa
        • Ticket services
        • Tours
        • Yoga room

        Cleanliness and safety

        • Breakfast in room
        • Daily disinfection in all rooms
        • Daily disinfection in common areas
        • Face coverings on staff
        • First aid kit
        • Hot water linen and laundry washing
        • Individually-wrapped food options
        • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
        • Rooms sanitized between stays

        Dining, drinking, and snacking

        • Alternative meal arrangement
        • Bar
        • Coffee shop
        • Happy hour
        • Restaurants
        • Room service

        Services and conveniences

        • Air conditioning in public area
        • Concierge
        • Contactless check-in/out
        • Currency exchange
        • Daily housekeeping
        • Doorman
        • Dry cleaning
        • Elevator
        • Facilities for disabled guests
        • Gift/souvenir shop
        • Grooming service
        • Heating in public area
        • Ironing service
        • Laundry service
        • Library
        • Luggage storage
        • Meeting/banquet facilities
        • Postal service
        • Safety deposit boxes
        • Shops
        • Smoke-free property
        • Smoking area
        • Terrace

        For the kids

        • Babysitting service
        • Family room
        • Kids meal

        Land sports

        • Golf course (within 3 km)

        Access

        • CCTV in common areas
        • Check-in/out [express]
        • Check-in/out [private]
        • Check-in [24-hour]
        • Front desk [24-hour]
        • Non-smoking rooms
        • Pets allowed
        • Security [24-hour]

        Getting around

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

        Sports equipment rental

        • Bicycle rental

        Available in all rooms

        • Air conditioning
        • Coffee/tea maker
        • Desk
        • Free bottled water
        • Hair dryer
        • Heating
        • Mini bar
        • Non-smoking
        • Private bathroom
        • Refrigerator
        • Seating area
        • Shower
        • Slippers
        • Telephone
        • Toiletries
        • Wooden/parqueted flooring
        Food and dining
        Breakfast options
        • American
        • Continental
        • Vegetarian
        • Full English/Irish
        • Buffet
        Restaurants on site

        Lungta Restaurant

        • Cuisine: American, Asian, Indian
        • Menu: Buffet
        Location
        Ramhitti, TInchulli, Boudha, Baudha Jorpati, Kathmandu, Nepal, 44600
        Very good
        Location

        7.9

        Airports

        • Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM)
          3.2 km 21 min drive
        • Simara Airport (SIF)
          73.3 km

        Public transportation

        • Thamel Bus Stop
          5.3 km
        • Shahid Gate Bus Stop
          5.9 km

        Hospital or clinic

        • Fatima Healing Centre
          140 m

        Shopping

        • Thamel
          5.4 km

        Cash withdrawal

        • ATM
          1.9 km
        What's nearby

        Popular landmarks

        • Boudhanath Stupa
          680 m
        • Kopan Monastery
          1.8 km
        • Pashupatinath Temple
          2.4 km
        • The Crematoria
          2.5 km
        • Garden of Dreams
          5.2 km
        • Kumari Chowk
          5.3 km
        • Thamel
          5.4 km
        • Kathmandu Durbar Square
          6.2 km
        • Hanuman Dhoka
          6.2 km
        • Swayambhunath Temple
          7.5 km

        Nearby 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
        • Doctor Sherab
          530 m
        • Himalaya Healing Centre
          590 m
        • Novant Diagnosis Care
          600 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 may be requested directly from the property.
        Children 3-15 year(s)
        Stay for free if using existing bedding.
        If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
        Guests 16 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 from15:00
        • Check-out until12:00

        Getting around

        • Airport transfer fee15 NPR
        • Distance from city center7. Km
        • Travel time to airport (minutes)20

        Extras

        • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)1112 NPR

        The property

        • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
        • Number of bars/lounges1
        • Number of floors3
        • Number of restaurants1
        • Number of rooms 30
        • Room voltage220
        • Most recent renovation2012

        Reviews of Shambaling Boutique Hotel from real guests

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        8.8
        /
        10
        Cleanliness9.3
        Facilities8.5
        Location7.9
        Room comfort and quality8.9
        Service9.4
        Value for money8.6
        High score for Kathmandu
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (54)
        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

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        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

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        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

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        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

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        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

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        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

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        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

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        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

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        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

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        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

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        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

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        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

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        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

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        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

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        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

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        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

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        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

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        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

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        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

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        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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