For some forgotten reason, we booked this one for our followup stay in Kathmandu, instead of going back to the other place. But it was well worth the switch. The other place was very nice, but this one was even better, in every important respect. Highly recommended.
using internet, help was there,
accommodating me to 1st floor where I don't have to get fourth floor, for older person
breakfast food was great, inside hotel, sorry was not able to taste dinner
wish there is more info on bus ride to Mt Everest
overall my stay was just right, enough staff to give help when I needed
We really enjoyed our stay at the Shanker. It was elegant and very clean, if not ultra-modern. Over 100 years old, the suite we stayed in was large, comfortable, and had two good TVs and a safe. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The grounds were beautiful--an oasis amid the very poor city streets and neighborhoods of Kathmandu. We looked forward to returning to the hotel every day! An excellent bargain if you're heading to Nepal.
Bruce from Dubai
Hotel Shanker is a palace built at the turn of the century by Rana Maharaja with a penchant for French architecture …More
Kathmandu as many travelers know is not the cleanest or quietest city. The dwarika though is an oasis in the midst of the grime.
Top notch service, comfortable beds and an aesthetic all it's own. It was just what I needed after 3 weeks of trekking. I would really suggest the upgrade to one of their suites.
Incredible Newari architecture and wood carvings. Room 104 was courtyard-facing and everything in fine working order. Mineral water always available in the brass jugs. Wifi connection excellent wherever you are on hotel grounds. Best part about hotel was the restaurant--super inspired to recreate their shikarni, as well as the fried potatoes and wild boar. Totally recommend. Staff was also quite wonderful and accommodating.
Tim from Jersey City, NJ
This hotel is three blocks from Thamel shopping and within 3.5 km (2.25 miles) of Swayambhunath and Pashupatinath temples.All …More
I loved everything about the Royal Penguin. The location is right in the heart of things and that does mean there is some noise from the street but pick a room on the upper floors and it won't bother you.
The rooms are very comfortable, western style beds (that means thick mattresses!) All spotlessly clean. The staff go out of their way to help and the experience of being a guest is first class.
It's worth using their excellent pick up service from the airport as we found other taxi services to be unreliable and use very poor vehicles.
All in all a first class experience.
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