Stay at the Shanker Hotel in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is a busy place with lots of traffic and often hot and dusty.  Exiting off the main thoroughfare down what looks like a private road is the Shanker Hotel is an oasis of calm and serenity. The Shanker is a heritage hotel that was formerly a 1894 royal residence that was converted to a luxury hotel in 1964 but the façade remains as it was. Much of the unique interior décor was preserved making the restaurant, lobby, and accommodations unique.

It suffered some damage in the earthquake of 2015 but that gave the owners the opportunity to repair and improve.  The hotel continued to run mainly by changing the entrance and the lobby received the most damage. The cozy Kailash Restaurant has
retains much of the original carvings as does the lobby bar with carved windows over 200 years old.  Service as always remained excellent. 

The grounds are expansive and beautifully landscape with secluded area to really get away.  The pool is the perfect place for a dip and many enjoy lunch from the poolside cafe around the pool.  The 94 rooms are unique and roomy with some sporting arched windows but all have complimentary
internet, TV, A/C, comfy chair, desk and all the amenities one comes to expect from a high-end hotels. There is a spa and tour desk both of which offer excellent service.  For more information check