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Tanka Prasad Ghumti Sadak, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
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#26 of 597 hotels in Kathmandu
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Baber Mahal Vilas is a quaint, heritage, boutique property, set in the existing architectural haven of Baber Mahal Revisited. Guests feel indulged and cared for with splendid luxury, passionate service, generous hospitality and exquisite cuisine. In an effort to portray the distinct architectural features of Nepal, the property showcases 3 distinct styles of Nepal's architectural heritage. A respite from the busy streets of Kathmandu, an Oasis in the heart of the city.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Airport transportation
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Wine / champagne
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Steam room
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun deck
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Doorperson
First aid kit
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24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Ironing service
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Tile / marble floor
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PKFlanders wrote a review Jan 2023
London, United Kingdom72 contributions57 helpful votes
A very nice boutique hotel. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The thing that really made the hotel good are the staff who could not have been more helpful or thoughtful up make sure I had a nice stay. As soon as there were any small problems, they ensured a solution was found immediately. The hotel is part of a small complex that has excellent restaurants and interesting shops. The only downside for me was the gym being currently closed for renovations.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Dear PKFlanders We are prinarily most sorry, that you were not able to take in our gym services. Having said that, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, at Baber Mahal. We truly appreciate your support, and hope we have the pleasure of serving you in the near future. We are so grateful for your support, and kind words. Best wishes
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Analiese D wrote a review Jul 2022
Bangkok, Thailand15 contributions
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We had the best time staying at Baber Mahal Villas. The hotel is part of a complex with many restaurants and shops to explore. All the of the rooms have a unique design and are very comfortable. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. They helped us organise an airport transfer and also a driver to take us to the UNESCO sites. We loved it so much this was us returning at the end of our trip. Thank you Baher Villas for a wonderful stay in Kathmandu.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Varun Rana, Owner at Baber Mahal Vilas - The Heritage Hotel
Responded 25 Jul 2022
Dearest aniCD86, We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, at Baber Mahal. We truly appreciate your support, and hope we have the pleasure of serving you in the near future. We are so grateful for your support, and kind words. Best wishes
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Kenny W wrote a review Dec 2022
Seattle, Washington26 contributions35 helpful votes
We stayed with Babar Mahal Vilas for few days. The time we arrived at airport, the Mgr of the Hotel, Prabin, already making sure we were well taking care of. The moment we arrived, we are greeted with warmth and welcoming. Prabin was extremely courteous and showed us around the hotel. His staff were very friendly and helpful. Three of us had two rooms. The rooms are very spacious. Sitting room, king size beds, big bathroom and very nice decors. Sometimes it felt like we were in a palace. Prabin upgraded us to the suits and they were Stunning. That was very very nice of him. The amenities are all there. Workout room , swimming pool, shops and restaurants are all within reach. The foods at the restaurants were fantastic and very good. We tried all 5 restaurants in the hotel. The breakfast were delicious. One thing I must mention, the staff at the Vilas were simply wonderful. Felt like family, Rupesh, Meela, Sweety, Minju and many more were so attentive and helpful. They became part of our family. They are special! The Babar Mahal Vilas is the place to stay next time you are in Kathmandu, Nepal. 5 stars all the way!!! Best Regards Koushik, Bob and Kenny
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 27 Dec 2022
Dearest Koushik, Bob and Kenny, It has made our entire team so happy to hear of your experience, here with us, at Baber Mahal Vilas. We are so grateful for your support, and thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We truly appreciate your feedback, and hope we have the pleasure of serving you in the near future. Best Wishes.
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Ken R wrote a review Dec 2022
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The Barber Mahal Villas was booked for us as part of a motorcycle tour with a company called 'Two Wheeled expeditions' - see my review on them on Tripadvisor - and from the moment we arrived it was clear that they could not do enough for us. Flight times meant we arrived later than the other members of the group so the staff continued to carry our luggage while another escorted us to the dining room.\ The rooms are old world colonial style, and genuine with it not reproduction, but superbly comfortable. The breakfast was simply wonderful and freshly prepared and the staff are so attentive that the tea cup is never empty. As we were travelling on motorcycle we had suitcases to leave behind and they were collected and locked away before we left and the bag we took with us was whisked away to the support truck before we could even try and lift it. 10 days later we returned and were greeted with 'Welcome home', presented with a Tibetan prayer scarf and adorned with a Hindu chakra on our foreheads. The luggage was in the room before we were BUT once the management learned that my girlfriend and I were the first pillion team that the company had escorted they upgraded us to a suite! Kathmandu is a wonderfully interesting place to visit and this hotel is a great place for a base. I will return and would recommend it to anyone.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Response from Varun Rana, Owner at Baber Mahal Vilas - The Heritage Hotel
Responded 18 Dec 2022
Dear Ken, We cannot express our gratitude enough, in saying that you and your team have been such a wonderful blessing and support to us. We are so grateful for your continued visits, and our team is thrilled to hear, that you enjoyed your stay with us at Baber Mahal. We truly appreciate your kind review. We wish you wonderful journeys ahead, and hope your travels bring you back, so we may have the pleasure of serving you, in the near future. Best Wishes.
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Ranjeeta J wrote a review Nov 2022
16 contributions3 helpful votes
It was a very nice, comfortable and good size room. We used the steam & sauna on a regular basis. They accommodated our various request to full. Really nice management & members of staff. We would prefer to stay here if we had a choice compared to a hotel chain.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: It’s location is good. Quiet area.
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Response from Varun Rana, Owner at Baber Mahal Vilas - The Heritage Hotel
Responded 20 Nov 2022
Dear ranjeeta2019, We thank you so much for your support, and kind words. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at Baber Mahal. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you in the near future. Best wishes.
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Shumook A wrote a review Nov 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Can't recommend this hotel highly enough! It is my GO TO every time I visit Kathmandu, Rooms and bathrooms are spacious , luxurious, clean with super comfy beds and pillows , restaurant is great and room service is available too. House keepers are professional, There's also "evening service" where they come to make sure that everything you need is available and your room is clean and all perfect. You will literally be treated like a royal. The hotel smells good, full of art and beauty wherever you go. Staff are so sweet and professional, special thanks to the hotel manager Mr. prabin, who is always caring and welcoming. And many thanks to all the people working there for the amazing hospitality.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 20 Nov 2022
Dear shumooka, it always such a pleasure to have you with us at Baber Mahal. We thank you so much for your support, and kind words. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you in the near future. Best wishes.
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Travelme25 wrote a review Nov 2022
54 contributions45 helpful votes
We paid top dollar, over $300/night for an underwhelming experience. Note: you can book the "presidential suite" for less, but my friend booked on a website that charged an extra $50 per night in fees. Nonetheless, at $250 per night, this hotel is expensive for Kathmandu while delivering at best a 3-star experience. The hotel - The hotel appears to have been a beauty at one time, but in present day its best described as shabby and lacking care & maintenance. It needs updating and a good scrub to match the elegant and pristine presentation on the hotel website. The inside of the hotel is DARK throughout, including both of our rooms. The rooms are reasonably clean, but the rugs are dirty --perhaps housekeeping lacks a vacuum cleaner and doesn't take the time to shake them out. The balcony connected to the room was covered with dust and construction debris. Additional failures for a "five star" hotel -- toilet paper dispenser fell apart; paint peeling off the bathroom wall; old bath towels. On a positive note, the hotel has a pleasant library with comfortable seating and lots of books about the region. The hotel site includes several nice shops and an ATM. The food - the hotel breakfast was average and similar to breakfast at lower cost "guest houses" in Kathmandu. The Indian restaurant on site had premium pricing with below average food. The spinach paneer was inedible, and the other dishes were just okay. Service was VERY SLOW for a near empty restaurant with only one other table occupied, as well as a large rat roaming the upper shelves. Stay clear of this place. The location - you'll need to take a taxi to shopping districts like Thamel and tourist sites. There is nothing interesting in walking distance. The service - with the exception of the booking issue, the service was FRIENDLY and HELPFUL. Booking issue - We booked a presidential suite with two beds, however our room only had one bed. We were told the room with two beds went to another customer and there were NO rooms available with two beds. After a lengthy stalemate, my friend offered to pay for a separate room, at which point the manager offered a separate room at no charge. That was the right thing to do and should have happened immediately.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 16 Nov 2022
Dear Travelme25, We thank you so much for the review, and appreciate the time you have taken to do so. We are so sorry for your experience regarding the general upkeep of the property and its lighting. Though inexcusable, the primary challenge we are facing regarding this, is the heavy construction we are undergoing post pandemic. We are coming to the last 2 months of our renovation work, and the mentioned issues should not be a problem then. Though, we still understand the unacceptability of the situation. The experience at the Indian restaurant on site, is shocking. And we assure you that such an issue will be taken seriously and investigated thoroughly. We cannot emphasize enough; how important this review is to us. We appreciate critical feedback, as it is our only way to strive and give our guests the best experience. We hope you keep in touch, as we would love to help, make your future visit more memorable, in a better way. We wish you wonderful travels in the future, and hope your adventures bring you back to us, so we may redeem ourselves. Best wishes.
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Angela R wrote a review Nov 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The staff are gentle, professional, personable, and nothing was too much trouble and the rooms exactly what we were looking for: Authentic, spacious, luxurious and set in the traditional Nepalese culture of yesteryear. We look forward to staying again
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Varun Rana, Owner at Baber Mahal Vilas - The Heritage Hotel
Responded 12 Nov 2022
Dear Y9002G0angler We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, at Baber Mahal. We truly appreciate your support, and hope we have the pleasure of serving you in the near future. We are so grateful for your support, and kind words. Best wishes
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Andreas E wrote a review Nov 2022
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Stayed at the Baber Mahal Vilas for the start and end of our tour through Nepal in October. A beautiful oasis in the huzzle and buzzle of Kathmandu. An architectural gem with beautiful, clean rooms, comfortable beds and amazing shower and wet room (the handwash basins are works of art!). There's a nice inner courtyard with a koy pool to sit and relax. Prabin Pudasaini, the General Manager and his entire staff were very welcoming, helpful and proactive when help and local expertise were needed. All were very friendly, patient and very attentive and quietly efficient. They even sourced a local simcard for me. The food, especially breakfast was very good with a great variety. The attention to detail was impressive. Baber Mahal Vilas is the perfect base or springboard for activities in Kathmandu or onward travels in beautiful Nepal. I couldn't think of a better place and unreservedly recommend staying there!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 20 Nov 2022
We thank you so much for your support, and kind words. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at Baber Mahal. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you in the near future. Best wishes.
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CharlesL540 wrote a review Nov 2022
Paris, France23 contributions47 helpful votes
Baber Mahal Vilas is totally different from any 5 stars hotels in Kathmandu. There is charm and history and all members of the team at all levels are helpful, kind, smiling and proud to be part of the property. The building was a part of the residence of a former prime minister. The place was given back to the family who restored and remodeled it in remembrance of the different traditional architectural styles. It is a kind of elegant complex with some interesting hops and boutiques as well as good restaurants (Chez Caroline and the charming Baithak with very good regional dances some evenings). If you want to have the feeling to travel without sacrificing your comfort, this is definitely the right place. Some will prefer to stay like the major part of travelers in Thamel with its many shops and restaurants but Thamel looks very touristic. However, reaching Thamel from Baber Mahal Vilas is fast. Anyway the points of interest of Kathmandu are dispersed and consequently there is no location really better than another one.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 10 Nov 2022
Dear charlesL540, We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us at Baber Mahal. We truly appreciate your support, and kind words. Our team is so please to hear of your experience, and we once again want to thank you for your support. Best wishes.
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$163 - $223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
NepalCentral RegionBagmati ZoneKathmandu ValleyKathmandu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Baber Mahal Vilas - The Heritage Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Baber Mahal Vilas - The Heritage Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Babar Mahal Revisted (0.06 km), Music Museum of Nepal (0.6 km), and Dhukuti (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Baber Mahal Vilas - The Heritage Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Baber Mahal Vilas - The Heritage Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Baber Mahal Vilas - The Heritage Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Baber Mahal Vilas - The Heritage Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Baber Mahal Vilas - The Heritage Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chez Caroline, Travis Restaurant, and Bricks Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Baber Mahal Vilas - The Heritage Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Baber Mahal Vilas - The Heritage Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Baber Mahal Vilas - The Heritage Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Baber Mahal Vilas - The Heritage Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Baber Mahal Vilas - The Heritage Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.