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Shambaling Boutique Hotel

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Close to one of the holiest Buddhist stupas and adjacent to a Buddhist monastery, Shambaling is nestled in the heart of Kathmandu’s Tibetan community in Boudhanath. A 10-minute walk from Boudhanath Stupa, through the narrow brick-paved lanes, Shambaling, meaning paradise garden, opens its door to the comforts of true Tibetan culture fused with high end Swiss hospitality. Spread in 35,000 square feet, your address will be a renovated early 70th Tibetan-style house. You have the luxury of choosing from the 28 meticulously designed suits deluxe and standard rooms based on the concept of Kalachakra. Shambaling exquisitely welcomes you to experience a true Tibetan home stay coupled with genuine Swiss hospitality. One of Boudha’s first guesthouses used by pilgrims from Tibet, the property dates back to early 1970's. Approximately 20 minutes from the international and domestic airport, the hotel is quietly tucked away from the busy streets and fairly close to the peaceful realms of Buddhist heritage sites. Two years in the making, the once old building now houses Shambaling, where old traditions meet modern amenities. While elegantly designed modern rooms and suites mirrors Tibetan aesthetics, every floor represents the Kalachakra elements of Earth, Fire, Water and Sky. Each room’s ceiling colour complements the custom-made curtains and cushion covers. The exclusively imported linen adds novelty to your private space. Shambaling also opens up its lush green garden, perfect for an outdoor meeting or a relaxation under the Peepal tree while gazing at the colourful prayer flags. If you are in search of some soul-searching, the meditation room might come to your rescue. Rooms and SuitesWith meticulous design and an eagle-eye detail, each of the hotel’s four floors represents the elements of Earth, Fire, Water and Sky. While white ceilings combined with white curtains and linen gives you the impression of being under a cloudy sky on the first floor, you transcend to the second floor to experience the warmth of red fire. As you climb further, the rooms welcome you with the exquisiteness of blue water on the third level and yellow hue representing earth on the fourth floor. You can choose between Shambaling standard rooms, the monastery-facing or the garden-facing deluxe rooms, or one of the exclusive suites, all equipped to ensure your comfort, luxury and privacy. All rooms while retaining a taste of authentic Tibetan aesthetic are equipped with modern facilities, including suave bathroom, spacious closet and a mini bar. Whether you are in the mood for fine dining or a casual lunch, Shambaling offers you appetizing delicacies for your gastronomic delight.The Lungta Restaurant is a multi-cuisine fine dining restaurant with a menu that caters eastern and western culinary. With an open-counter kitchen, wooden floor and fine cutlery, the restaurant gives you an invigorating dining experience. Shambaling also serves savories in its outdoor facility known as The Lingka, the Garden Restaurant. Overlooking the lush green garden space, you can dine beneath the prayer flags while gazing at the hotel’s magnificent Tibetan-style architecture. If you want to fulfill your dose of caffeine, our coffee machine La Cimbali serves the world-known Illy coffee. A wide selection of wines and single malt whiskey chosen by the owners awaits you at the Cave Bar.
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Wonderful little boutique hotel hidden away but close to the hustle. The staff was very friendly and accommodating, the bar and restaurants were great (ate several meals there). Comfortable beds and warm showers. Clean rooms. Bought the old lock off my door as a souvenir.
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This is my third trip to Kathmandu and each time I have come back to stay at The Shambaling Hotel. I cannot recommend it enough, it is modest and friendly, the staff are fantastic, the food is delicious, and the overall ambience calm and restful. I only come for a few days for
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In my opinion, it's the lovely hotel. I satisfied when staying here. "Quality is the passion" is the slogan of Hotel and i think Hotel's staffs are doing very well! Helpful staffs, delicious meals, peaceful and lovely outside garden are what I appreciated! Thank you!
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Response from JIgmePhuntsokC, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your positive feedback. It is our pleasure to have you at Shambaling once again. I am pleased to learn that you felt our passion in our services and enjoyed the peaceful ambiance of the hotel and our garden. We look forward to welcoming you at Shambaling in near future! Warmest regards, Jigme Phuntsok Chodon / Mrs. General Manager
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The staff were lovely. The rooms are well kept with comfortable big beds. The food in the restaurant was varied and delicious - our favourite was the vegetarian momos. Whilst the hotel was quiet it was a distance from any of the tourist sites.
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Response from JIgmePhuntsokC, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel
Responded 13 Feb 2019
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your positive feedback. It was indeed our pleasure to have you at Shambaling. I am delighted to learn that you had a wonderful stay with us and enjoyed your dining experience at our restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you at Shambaling in near future! Warmest regards, Jigme Phuntsok Chodon / Mrs. General Manager
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Everything about the Shambaling Hotel was great. Our family of four stayed in one of the suites, for a total of five nights ((before and after a trek). The staff were outstanding - both at reception and in the restaurant. I told them it was my son's birthday and they
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Response from JIgmePhuntsokC, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel
Responded 2 Feb 2019
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your sincere and marvelous review and highly recommending us. It was our pleasure to have you at Shambaling. Details of our hotel in your feedback be it in regards to our service, ambiance, quality of food, our room size or decor and our personalised service is highly appreciated. I am humbled and delighted to learn that you had a wonderful stay with us. Our priority is to always deliver an exceptional experience to all of our guests, to hear that your experience mirrors this ambition is truly wonderful so thank you again for sharing. We truly look forward to welcoming you at Shambaling Boutique Hotel in near future! Warmest regards, Jigme Phuntsok Chodon / Mrs. General Manager
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You need to ask the hotel directly but I am sure they can arrange it for you. They helped us organize transport to quite a few different places but I am not sure about guided tours.
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looking for a good site seeing package in Kathmandu for my elder parents. june 23-25 any leads to share?
We have variety of site seeing Packages depending on our guest choice. Religious package, heritage places, or historical places and combination of the other places. Please feel free to visit our website and contact us directly for further details and we will arrange a suitable package for your parents. Have a good day!
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Does it serve indian cuisine ?
Yes, We do serve Indian cuisine with our continental and Nepali menu. On special request from our guest, we also arrange Indian breakfast.
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How far (by taxi or walking) is this from central Kathmandu?
Rather far, actually. I recollect last October, it took over 30 minutes in normal traffic (no congestion) and about 750 Nepali Rupees for small Maruti van. No, it is not at walking distance. Hotels in Thamel areas are aplenty, with different tarrif levels, including budget. And also are in middle of shopping areas.
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We used Druk Asia for a guide in Bhutan. Our guide, Uygen Tenzin, was a great help and a fun person with whom to travel. We arranged our travel through Sonar Younten at Druk Asia. Sonam is based in Singapore, but we did see him in Bhutan. In Kathmandu we were met at the airport by Ram Kumar Adikhari. Ram Kumar runs his own tour guide/trekking service. He is based in Kathmandu, but he does some work in Bhutan and Tibet as well. Ram Kumar was very helpful and knowledgeable. We only spent two days with him, as we were not in Kathmandu for long (one day before and one day after our travel to Bhutan). He had served as a guide for one of my friends on an earlier trip to Tibet, and he received high marks from that friend. That's how I managed to locate a small independent tour operator in Kathmandu. His phone number is 00977 98510 36 844. Send him greetings on my behalf if you contact him. He's quite flexible and will design a package to suit your needs. You can try to contact me directly (Peter P. Lolli, Greensboro, NC) if you have further questions.
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"Get a massage - they are fantastic."
"Ask for one overlooking the garden"
"I recommend requesting a room on the top floor for easy access to the rooftop terrace."
"Rooms overlooking the garden are more peaceful."
"I had the least expensive room and it was great. "
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PRICE RANGE
US$49 - US$106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
NepalCentral RegionBagmati ZoneKathmandu ValleyKathmandu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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