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Where to stay in Kathmandu - Top Recommended Hotels

02 November 2017 Last updated at 18:40

As the capital city and tourist center of Nepal, Kathmandu offers plenty of places to stay, ranging from luxurious international hotels to budget lodges which are distinctly domestic in flavor. Most of the hotels focus in Thamel, which is also the center of activities as well. If you want to stay from the noise and traffic, there are some other hotels available. We have selected several different starred hotels with good location and well-equipped facilities, and you can get different experience. Check the hotels, and choose to the best one to meet your needs and budget. 

Top Luxuries Hotels in Kathmandu

Dwarika's Hotel

Food: Western and Nepalese

Add: Rajnikunj Gokarna, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

Nearby Attractions: Pashupatinath Temple, Seto Machindranath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa

Guest Impression: Living Museum, Wooden Windows, Heritage Hotel, Newari Style

Dwarika’s Hotel is a 5 starred hotel located in Battisputali Rd, about 8km (about 25 minutes’ driving) from Durbar Square and 6km (about 20 minutes’ driving) from Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. Opening the front door to the hotel is literally like an amazing escape from the hustle and bustle in Kathmandu. After enter the hotel, you can feel the piece of serenity as if the city is far away. Just meeting its goal of being a living museum, the invaluable testimony to the Nepali culture can be read by the the architectural history and heritage preserved throughout the corridors, rooms, restaurants and patios of Dwarika’s Hotel. Appointed with spacious rooms, superior service and perfect restaurants, it is more than comfortable to accommodate there. Many tourists give a thumbs-up to the Nepalese traditional dishes as well as other impeccable Asian food. There are available bar, cafe, elevator, spa, gym, library, barbecueetc. Besides modern resort amenities, you will have a spiritual journey: do yoga in the morning, read the quote from the founder of this hotel, experience the cultural events in the patio, and relax by the pool or fountains.

Dwarika's Hotel Inner Garden of Dwarika's Hotel
Dwarika's Hotel Spacious and Cozy Room

The Hotel Yak and Yeti

Add: 1016, Durbar Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal

Nearby Attractions: Pashupatinath Temple, Royal Palace, Swayambhunath Temple, Nature Walks, Mountain Flights

Guest Impression: Casion Royale, Durbar Marg, Royal Palace, the Heart of City

The Hotel Yak and Yeti, is a premier five-star deluxe hotel located excellently in the heart of Kathmandu, but undisturbed by the chaos of the outside city. It is a well-run hotel with lovely grounds. The 100-year-old palace and newly designed structure of the hotel attract a lot of visitors to stay here. Now an extension of 150 deluxe rooms and suites has been built to supplement the existing accommodation, bringing the total number of rooms available in the hotel to 270 rooms. The rooms are cozy and clean. In the rooms, you can enjoy the striking Himalayan views, the enchanting Durbar Square sightseeing and more. There are some of the most professional and attentive employees, and every staff member constantly greets you with a smile and a loud Namaste greeting. The service is so superb that you can feel the great hospitality permeating the environment and a peaceful touch of elegance accompanies every moment one spends in this hotel. Outdoor swimming pool, volleyball ground, teahouse, gym, spa etc. are provided. 

The Hotel Yak and Yeti Amazing Nightview of The Hotel Yak and Yeti
The Hotel Yak and Yeti Well-decorated Restaurant

Crowne Plaza Hotel Kathmandu Soaltee

Add: Tahachal, Po Box 97, Kathmandu, Nepal

Nearby attractions: Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Temple of Kumari, Kashthamandap, Hanuman Dhoka

Guest Impression: China Garden, Nice Pool, Comfortable Stay, Duty Manager

With a location near downtown area of Kathmandu, Crown Plaza Hotel Kathmandu Soaltee is proximate to several top attractions, like Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Kashthamandap etc. It enjoys a rich history which roots back to the King of Nepal. As an upscale hotel with delicately-equipped facilities, its buildings and extensive gardens comprise a total of 11 acres of landscaped grounds, combining of modern and classic touch. There are over 280 clean, spacious and comfortable rooms, provided with accessible Wi-Fi, satellite television service, direct-dial telephone service and other amenities. If you want a good view of Kathmandu, choose a room in the upper floor. In addition of the rooms, you must enjoy the incredible quality service from the front desk to the waiters. The staffs are energized and focusing on the hotel guest. They anticipate your needs before you even think or dare asking. There are plenty of choices of restaurants which offer various awesome food, which is regarded the best food served in Kathmandu. It is a great place to stay for conferences, with family, friends etc.

Crowne Plaza Hotel Kathmandu Soaltee Room with Large Space and Cozy Bedings
Crowne Plaza Hotel Kathmandu Soaltee Delicate Restaurant in the Hotel

Recommended Comfortable Hotels in Kathmandu

Hotel Tibet International

Add: Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal

Nearby attractions: Boudhanath Stupa, Mountain Flights, Kopan Monastery

Guest Impression: Boudhanath Stupa, Junior Suite, Rooftop Restaurant, Wonderful Hotel

Hotel Tibet International Hotel is 4-starred charming memorable hotel located 3km to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, and within five minutes’ walk to Boudhanath Stupa. If you want to capture and cityscape of Kathmandu, it will be an ideal choice.

Decorated with lovely and atmospheric Tibetan style and spotlessly clean, Hotel Tibet International Hotel offers tourists an excellent stay. The rooms are spacious and with all the modern facilities what you expect of a good hotel, including LCD TV, efficient Wi-Fi, steel safe, fridge, hot water supply etc. The restaurant is situated in the roof top, providing a great view of Boundhanath Stupa.The breakfast buffet in the restaurant offer Asian and Western cuisine and always has excellent Nepali yogurt. The tasty breakfast in the restaurant always give you an enjoyable morning of a new day. The service from the professional staff is rather terrific. There is also a really nice coffee shop that is part of the hotel where you can enjoy good coffee and a delicious pastry or something more substantial.

Hotel Tibet International Room in Hotel Tibet International
Hotel Tibet International Breakfast Offered in the Restaurant

Shanker Hotel

Add: Lazimpat Road, Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal


Nearby Attractions: Durbar Square, Royal Palace, Pashupatinath Temple

Guest Impresstion: Converted Palace, Breakfast Buufet, Lovely Garden, An Oasis

With its central location, Shanker Hotel is within easy reach of most tourist attractions and business addresses in Kathmandu. Guests staying at Shanker Hotel will find its convenient location and tranquil atmosphere. As you step into the hotel, you will be given the warm welcome and Kathmandu and showered with true Nepali hospitality. The hotel is an embodiment of History, Legend and Tradition, a perfect blend of contemporary international standards and time-honored tradition. After the earthquake in Nepal, this hotel enjoyed a renovation but you can still feel beautiful old world atmosphere. It has a low-rise building with 94 fully-equipped rooms and room amenities include television LCD/plasma screen, hair dryer, air-condition non-smoking rooms, desk and more. There is a wide selection of food, including some western choices along the local dishes. The whole buffet, including the home-made ice-cream and baked yoghurt for sweets, is magnificent. Served by the well-mannered and good English-speaking staff, you will be more delighted to stay in Shanker Hotel more days. 

Shanker Hotel Elegant Appearance of Shanker Hotel
Shanker Hotel Comfortable and Spacious Room

Popular Economy Hotels in Kathmandu

Hotel Friends Home

Add: Chhushya Galli, Jyatha Road, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal

Nearby Attractions: Kantipur temple, Phaba Chengreshi Thangka Art Schoo

Guest Impresstion: Tea and Coffee, Excellent Breakfast, Rooftop Garden, Fantastic Stay, Quiet at Night

Hotel Friends Home is a 3-starred hotel ranking the first place of Kathmandu hotels on Centrally located in the heart of Thamel, it offers convenient transportation to different attractions in Kathmandu. Really deserving its name, the hotel creates a friendly atmosphere like a home. The rooms in Hotel Friends Home are elaborately-decorated, spacious, and clean. Though it is in the busy city, the rooms are so quiet that that a nose allergic guy can sleep very well without a sneeze. The food definitely is worthy of a mention – it is tasty and hearty. The breakfast is of good quality and with many varieties of food. Tea and coffee are available whole day for free. Hotel Friends Home mostly features in its impeccable service. The reception will greet you with super politeness and the check-in and check-out are efficient. The housekeeping does an excellent job in keeping the rooms neat and clean. All the staff is very nice and will do everything possible to make your stay pleasurable. Airport pick-up service is also offered.

Hotel Friends HomeHotel Friends Home Warm & Fragrant Room in Hotel Friends Home
Hotel Friends Home Tasty Breakfast Buffet

Kathmandu Guest House

Add: KGH Square, Ward no. 16, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

Nearby attractions: Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Garden of Dreams, King’s Palace

Guest Impression: Thamel District, Beautiful Garden, Tourist Area

Kathmandu Guest House is reputed to be an internationally acknowledged "best budget hotel". As the first hotel established in Thamel, Kathmandu Guest House is truly an institution in Kathmandu. Tucked with an elegant and quiet courtyard in the city, you are able to wander among many souvenir shops. Take a 15 minutes’ walk, you can get to the antiquities of Durbar Square. Numerous dining options are within walking distance of the hotel as well. There are several room types (varying from basic to deluxe suites) you can choose, and some of them provide good views of the attractive garden. All rooms are comfortable with good Wi-Fi, relaxing beds and nice bathroom. There is no elevator, so select a lower floor, if you don’t want to climb the stairs. The restaurant serves up a good breakfast, beef sausages which are nicely spiced with sautéed potatoes are recommended by many guests. The staff at Kathmandu Guest House is immensely helpful and really does the best to provide excellent service.

Kathmandu Guest House Fully-equipped Room
Kathmandu Guest HouseBeautiful Garden for Relaxing

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