The Shanker is a grand old hotel situated slightly outside the main Kathmandu tourist district of Thamel, although still within walking distance (or a very cheap taxi ride)
Considering the building is a historic palace, the owners have done a great job of keeping the facilities up to date. We had no issues with the wifi, and the bathroom was modern and immaculate.
The garden and pool area are beautiful, and help make Shanker a real oasis away from the madness of the city.
Highly recommended for those with the budget and who are looking for something out of the ordinary.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Shanker, Kathmandu is a heritage hotel, housed in a 19th-century palace in the heart of Kathmandu city. It was the royal residence of the rulers of Nepal, from 1894 until 1964, when it was converted into a hotel. The facade and traditions were kept intact but the interiors were redesigned to give travelers the kind of comfort they'd expect of a world class hotel. The hotel is characterized by exquisite and authentic objects d'art. For example, the carved windows displayed in the lobby bar are over 200 years old. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shanker Hotel Kathmandu