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Hotel Shanker

4.0 out of 5.0
Lazimpat, Kathmandu,
1-844-663-2269

Recent guest reviews

This is 2nd time visit to this hotel in 7 days but overall experience as not good. Check-in was not smooth and did not provide airport drop off paid almost $200 for suite but it was not adequate.

It is OK hotel. There is no exhaust in room. Restaurant food ok its pricey.

Hotel is like a luxury hotel on a nice sized property. For Nepal it was a 5 star hotel. Safe and secure 5 minutes from the hustle of Kathmandu. It has a nice pool and a large garden, there was a big wedding while we were there. No gym. We liked this hotel, we almost cancelled our other Kathmandu hotel the following week to come back to Shanker. Hallways seem dark and small at first, with old creeky spooky floors and stairs but it is in the old style, so some floors are different than a sterilized American hotel and was just fine, though our room did not look like the website pictures. We ate at the restaurant, plenty of good food choices, friendly waiters. Check in staff was a little snotty. Room was clean, quiet, normal size, view was nil. Staff was attentive overall. Kathmandu can be crowded, dusty, and dirty so this place was like an oasis in the middle of the chaos.

Good food Close to Thamel Lovely pool It is a really nice place to stay for peace and quiet

This hotel offered us rooms with dampness and moldy smell. Only after we threatened to go to another hotel they gave us a room that was dry and free of moldy smell. Pictures on the site look nice.

As you drive into Hotel Shanker, you can't help but be impressed. It is an old palace and still has that feel. The reception staff was very polite and professional upon our arrival. The check in and out process was very easy. We asked for them to arrange a car and driver for an early morning flight. This was done swiftly and the next morning the driver was there right on time. The cost for this is $18 USD. You can probably negotiate a better price with a taxi but our flight was early and we felt more confident booking ahead with assurance. The porter had so much information about the hotel; we enjoyed our chat with him as he took us to our room. The next morning when we saw him again, he remembered who we were and greeted us warmly even wished us a safe travel. The room was huge. It was a suite with a separate seating area. There was not a view from the side we were on but that did not make us feel any less about the room. It was clean, comfortable, and quiet. We ordered ice from room service and it was delivered quickly. We arrived at breakfast very early and the staff was putting out much of the selections. We didn't have much to choose from but we could easily tell the folks coming after us were in for a treat. Nonetheless, we had a nice simple breakfast and were quite satisfied with it. We enjoyed our night in the palace and left Nepal feeling rested and very satisfied.

Great hotel Good location very quiet and beautiful pool. Staff is very very nice and helpful! Great atmosphere and historic charm

It is fantastic feeling to stay at heritage property. Staff is very hospitable, hotel ambience is amazing. Food served at the restaurant is excellent too. Giving 4 stars for the hotel room comfort, as I felt the room ventilation was slightly inadequate.

Lazimpat Kathmandu

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Garden of Dreams
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Lazimpat within a short walk of Garden of Dreams, Hotel Shanker is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Kathmandu Durbar Square. This 4-star hotel has 94 guestrooms and offers a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Enjoy dining at Kailash Restaurant, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 24-inch an LCD TV with cable channels. Beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a refrigerator, a minibar, and a coffee maker.


Property features

Guests of Hotel Shanker enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available 24 hours) for NPR 2500 per room. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with securing valuables, dry cleaning/laundry, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include free WiFi in public areas, a conference center, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Premier Suite, 1 Bedroom, Pool View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Family Twin Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Single Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 1

Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Hotel Shanker

Everyone (10)
5
Everyone

By on Feb 27, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 1, 2019

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback.

3
Everyone

This is 2nd time visit to this hotel in 7 days but overall experience as not good. Check-in was not smooth and did not provide airport drop off paid almost $200 for suite but it was not adequate.

By on Jan 14, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 19, 2019

Dear Sir/Madam, Warm greetings from Hotel Shanker Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent stay with us. It is with customer feedback that we are able to assess our level of performance and identify areas of improvement, and we appreciate you taking the time to share your comments with us. May we extend our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused during your stay with some aspects of the hotel not meeting the highest standard. Let us assure you that your valuable feedback will certainly help us in further improving within the areas highlighted in your note and this matter is being urgently looked into. We sincerely hope you will allow us another opportunity to redeem ourselves and make up for the previous experience at our resort. Please feel free to let us know if we can be of any other assistance. With best regards,

4
Everyone

It is OK hotel. There is no exhaust in room. Restaurant food ok its pricey.

By on Jan 14, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 21, 2019

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback.

5
Everyone

By on Oct 28, 2018

Review comment responded on Oct 30, 2018

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback.

5

great hotel outside of thamel

Everyone

Hotel is like a luxury hotel on a nice sized property. For Nepal it was a 5 star hotel. Safe and secure 5 minutes from the hustle of Kathmandu. It has a nice pool and a large garden, there was a big wedding while we were there. No gym. We liked this hotel, we almost cancelled our other Kathmandu hotel the following week to come back to Shanker. Hallways seem dark and small at first, with old creeky spooky floors and stairs but it is in the old style, so some floors are different than a sterilized American hotel and was just fine, though our room did not look like the website pictures. We ate at the restaurant, plenty of good food choices, friendly waiters. Check in staff was a little snotty. Room was clean, quiet, normal size, view was nil. Staff was attentive overall. Kathmandu can be crowded, dusty, and dirty so this place was like an oasis in the middle of the chaos.

By , from USA on Jun 19, 2018

Review comment responded on Jun 22, 2018

Dear Guest, We are delighted that your enjoyed your stay with us. We have noted that feedback regarding gym. We will be opening our Spa and Cardio room by next month. We hope to have you again in near future. We really appreciate your positive feedback.

5

lovely pool

Everyone

Good food Close to Thamel Lovely pool It is a really nice place to stay for peace and quiet

By , from Joanna on Sep 22, 2017

3

hotel with mold

Everyone

This hotel offered us rooms with dampness and moldy smell. Only after we threatened to go to another hotel they gave us a room that was dry and free of moldy smell. Pictures on the site look nice.

By on Feb 7, 2017

5

impressive

Everyone

As you drive into Hotel Shanker, you can't help but be impressed. It is an old palace and still has that feel. The reception staff was very polite and professional upon our arrival. The check in and out process was very easy. We asked for them to arrange a car and driver for an early morning flight. This was done swiftly and the next morning the driver was there right on time. The cost for this is $18 USD. You can probably negotiate a better price with a taxi but our flight was early and we felt more confident booking ahead with assurance. The porter had so much information about the hotel; we enjoyed our chat with him as he took us to our room. The next morning when we saw him again, he remembered who we were and greeted us warmly even wished us a safe travel. The room was huge. It was a suite with a separate seating area. There was not a view from the side we were on but that did not make us feel any less about the room. It was clean, comfortable, and quiet. We ordered ice from room service and it was delivered quickly. We arrived at breakfast very early and the staff was putting out much of the selections. We didn't have much to choose from but we could easily tell the folks coming after us were in for a treat. Nonetheless, we had a nice simple breakfast and were quite satisfied with it. We enjoyed our night in the palace and left Nepal feeling rested and very satisfied.

By , from UAE on Sep 17, 2016

4
Everyone

Great hotel Good location very quiet and beautiful pool. Staff is very very nice and helpful! Great atmosphere and historic charm

By on Jul 30, 2016

5
Everyone

It is fantastic feeling to stay at heritage property. Staff is very hospitable, hotel ambience is amazing. Food served at the restaurant is excellent too. Giving 4 stars for the hotel room comfort, as I felt the room ventilation was slightly inadequate.

By on Feb 24, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 25, 2019

Greetings from Hotel Shanker Thank you for choosing our property during your recent trip to the Kathmandu and for taking the time to share your feedback. We are thrilled that we have exceeded your expectations. It is wonderful to know that our commitment to sustained excellence is appreciated. I have shared your negative comments regarding ventilation in room and we will improve the quality in near future. We all look forward to your return visit in the near future. Best regards,

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.