Shanker Hotel Kathmandu

Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal
#11 of 112 hotels in Kathmandu
Very Good (3.5 out of 5.0) 3 reviews
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Stay in luxury

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 17, 2010

This hotel used to be a palace, and the outside and common rooms look it. It’s located almost next door to the Royal Palace, about 20 minutes from the trekking stores of Thamel, and close enough to Durbar Square to go by foot (although vehicle is better). It’s a big hotel with something like 200 rooms, and a helpful and classy staff; the restaurant is large and the menu varied, and the dinner I had there was fantastic, although there was way too much food and the prices seemed high. The room was immaculate and comfortable (and since I had a really big discount I know it wasn’t one of the best). It was almost empty when I was there in early May.

Don’t hire the rick drivers at the corner without negotiating, hard.

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Feel like a king !

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 5, 2006

The Shanker Hotel is a 100 year old palace, situated in the heart of Kathmandu, Nepal. It is 5 minutes walk from the central area, the Thamel,and it feels exactly that way. Very old, in need of some refurbishment, but nevertheless comfortable with its large rooms (but long ways to the reception and restaurant) The service is somewhat colonial, but friendly and endeavoring,( as long as the waiters take their thumbs out of the soup).
This palatial hotel was once owned by the grandfather of the nepalese queen,who as well as her late sisters are assumed to be born in this palace.
The hotel has two restaurants, two bars and a coffeeshop

Unique Quality: central location, palatial structure,large outdoor pool -aristocratic feeling granted

Directions: at the north side of the Royal Palace, 5 minutes from the Thamel

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4 Star? In Kathmandu!

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 2, 2005

A great building to explore. Being an old palace the halls were long with lots of rooms.
The breafast room was just the basement, but fine.
The location was a bit away for Tamal, the pulse of the area. This wasn't so bad as we took in a lot along the way. Just be careful, as the traffic really doesn't have much of a pattern!

Unique Quality: It looked like the only thing in the middle courtyard were thousands of pigeons.

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Amenities at Shanker Hotel Kathmandu

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  • Swimming Pool
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  • Free Parking
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  • Continental Breakfast
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  • Free High Speed Internet

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