After completing a week long volunteer project in Chitwan, I splurged on two nights at the Yak & Yeti to recharge. It lived up to my expectation. The rooms were well appointed, modern and clean. The free, high-speed wi-fi was an added bonus in a city that has sporadic Internet access. The food at the sunrise cafe, pool side and The Chimney restaurant was excellent and well priced. The staff was very helpful, contacting me to arrange transport to the airport. As an added bonus I had a wonderful massage in the hotel spa.
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.
I used two hotels in Kathmandu, the TIH and anther 5 star hotel, this hotel was almost exceeding the 5 star in everything. The location just few steps of Buddanth, away from the Thamel area.
It is a little bit off the beaten touristic area but the hotel is wonderful.. The only remark is there breakfast, very basic, few selection and very basic tough bakery, but you ate in Kathmandu after all.
What can I say. I was amazed by the hotel. The presidential suite was amazing. It had everything you would need and more. My friend slept on the pull out couch and said it was the best he had ever slept on. Service was great and the hotel offered tons of options to make your stay more relazing. Breaking plates is an example. You will not find a better modern hotel than this!
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