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Kathmandu, Nepal
Reviewed 21 July 2015

it was such a great (no words to explain)/unbelievable environment with the most humble hospitality,the food was so tasty and delicious... must visit once in a lifetime will miss the treasure if not entered here

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Jigme Phuntsok C, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed dining in our restaurant and our hospitality. We look forward to welcoming you at Shambaling in future. Warm regards, Jigme phuntosk Chodon / Mrs. General Manager

British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 20 July 2015

My wife and I stayed for several nights as part of a two week visit to Nepal. The Shambaling Hotel is very tricky to find (our driver had to ask several people for directions) so you may want to print out a map/directions to give to a driver if being met at the airport. Don't be fooled by the pot...

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Jigme Phuntsok C, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to write your positive feedback and for describing Shambaling in your own words so beautifully. Great escape in our garden is what we would like our guest to experience during their stay with us and comfortable as home with quality service. I appreciate your words on the meals, which are prepared by our...

Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 7 July 2015

My room was perfect, the staff very friendly and excelent. My stay was perfect and I ll came back in 2016.The restaurant was very good. And chefs great! The Hotel is a Sanctuary <3! Namaste and love Great Shambaling

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Jigme Phuntsok C, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It was our pleasure to have you at Shambaling. Thank you very much for you positive feedback, we are happy to learn at you enjoyed your stay with us and felt at home. I am glad to know that you tried our restaurant as well, thank you for your word on our chefs, who prepares every meal with...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 June 2015

What I loved: I really enjoyed my recent stay at the Shambaling. The staff were friendly, efficient and excellent. In particular, Peme went out of his way to arrange bus tickets for me. The hotel itself is beautiful and situated in a really peaceful area. Perfect escape from the city and just a nice places to hang out and read....

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Jigme Phuntsok C, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking time to write your positive review. We are delighted to read the details of fresh filter coffee (organic himalayan filter coffee) and fresh basket of homemade bread for breakfast to cleanliness of room and the peaceful ambiance of Shambaling. Our kitchen team keeps in mind and prepare every dish with care to...

Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 May 2015

Staff friendly and helpful. Boutique individual hotel describes it perfectly. It was convenient for the big Stupa area and food great. So pleased all is well after the earthquake. Best wishes to everyone.

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Jigme Phuntsok C, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and describing us as “Boutique individual hotel”. Thank you for your best wishes, we are grateful that Shambaling hotel was not damaged or affected by the earthquake. We look forward to welcoming you at Shambaling in future. Warm...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 May 2015

I stayed here on the night of the recent second earthquake. The hotel and gardens are lovely and a sanctuary of quiet in a busy city. Because of the earthquake the hotel gave us tents to use outside - including hotel duvets and pillows. They looked after us fantastically well at such a difficult time even though several staff had...

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Jigme Phuntsok C, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your wonderful review, we are all delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and our hotel location which is just about 7 minutes walk away from one of the oldest Buddhist Stupa and UNESCO world heritage site. The entire Shambaling family is happy to be able to make the best...

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 May 2015

I stayed in this hotel twice, before and after going to Bhutan. It is a hidden gem. A mini oasis, to escape the pollution and chaos of Kathmandu. I stayed in the Garden View room. The room was big, clean and had lovely décor. Wi-Fi is good. I liked the neighbourhood, very easy to walk down to stupa in under...

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Jigme Phuntsok C, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We really appreciate you taking time to share your experience at Shambaling. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed stay with us. It was our pleasure to have you back at Shambling this time. We look forward to welcoming you at Shambaling in near future. Warm regards, Jigme Phuntsok Chodon / Mrs. General Manager

Zurich
Reviewed 22 May 2015

Cannot complain in anything ! Nice rooms, good location to visit Stupa, good food, great service and friendly staff.Shambaling Hotel is perfect for me ! I stayed there before and will again stay there next time.

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Jigme Phuntsok C, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and found Shambaling to be the perfect place for your stay in Kathmandu. It was our pleasure to serve you and we do look forward to welcoming you back at Shambaling in near future. Warm regards, Jigme Phuntsok Chodon / Mrs. General Manager

Wiesbaden, Germany
Reviewed 20 May 2015

We stayed at the Shambaling Hotel three or four times on our trip to Nepal and Bhutan in April 2015. We used it first for 3/4 days when visiting Kathmandu, then one nighters for 3 more times. The hotel honestly felt like being at home. The rooms and bathrooms are simple but great - good size, all amenities, etc. The...

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Jigme Phuntsok C, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. I am delight to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us on every visit to Nepal. It was our pleasure to serve you and we are all very happy to learn that you feel at home at Shambaling with quality service. I am glad to inform you that,...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 8 May 2015

I owe my life and sanity to Jigme and the staff at the Shambaling Hotel. Not only did they take myself and my daughter in during the earthquake, but they provided us with a comfortable place to sleep, food, a place to shower, and spending money. This is a lifeline I will never forget. Jigme turned hell into a calming...

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Jigme Phuntsok C, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Laura, Thank you very much for your positive feed back. It was our duty as Nepalis and an individual to help anyone during such time of crises in our country. We are very glad and happy to be able to do what was possible from our side and most important is that you and your daughters were safe. It...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Close to one of the holiest Buddhist stupas and adjacent to a Buddhist monastery, Shambaling is nestled in the heart of Kathmandu’s Tibetan community in Boudhanath. A 10-minute walk from Boudhanath Stupa, through the narrow brick-paved lanes, Shambaling, meaning paradise garden, opens its door to the comforts of true Tibetan culture fused with high end Swiss hospitality. Spread in 35,000 square feet, your address will be a renovated early 70th Tibetan-style house. You have the luxury of choosing from the 28 meticulously designed suits deluxe and standard rooms based on the concept of Kalachakra. Shambaling exquisitely welcomes you to experience a true Tibetan home stay coupled with genuine Swiss hospitality. One of Boudha’s first guesthouses used by pilgrims from Tibet, the property dates back to early 1970's. Approximately 20 minutes from the international and domestic airport, the hotel is quietly tucked away from the busy streets and fairly close to the peaceful realms of Buddhist heritage sites. Two years in the making, the once old building now houses Shambaling, where old traditions meet modern amenities. While elegantly designed modern rooms and suites mirrors Tibetan aesthetics, every floor represents the Kalachakra elements of Earth, Fire, Water and Sky. Each room’s ceiling colour complements the custom-made curtains and cushion covers. The exclusively imported linen adds novelty to your private space. Shambaling also opens up its lush green garden, perfect for an outdoor meeting or a relaxation under the Peepal tree while gazing at the colourful prayer flags. If you are in search of some soul-searching, the meditation room might come to your rescue. Rooms and SuitesWith meticulous design and an eagle-eye detail, each of the hotel’s four floors represents the elements of Earth, Fire, Water and Sky. While white ceilings combined with white curtains and linen gives you the impression of being under a cloudy sky on the first floor, you transcend to the second floor to experience the warmth of red fire. As you climb further, the rooms welcome you with the exquisiteness of blue water on the third level and yellow hue representing earth on the fourth floor. You can choose between Shambaling standard rooms, the monastery-facing or the garden-facing deluxe rooms, or one of the exclusive suites, all equipped to ensure your comfort, luxury and privacy. All rooms while retaining a taste of authentic Tibetan aesthetic are equipped with modern facilities, including suave bathroom, spacious closet and a mini bar. Whether you are in the mood for fine dining or a casual lunch, Shambaling offers you appetizing delicacies for your gastronomic delight.The Lungta Restaurant is a multi-cuisine fine dining restaurant with a menu that caters eastern and western culinary. With an open-counter kitchen, wooden floor and fine cutlery, the restaurant gives you an invigorating dining experience. Shambaling also serves savories in its outdoor facility known as The Lingka, the Garden Restaurant. Overlooking the lush green garden space, you can dine beneath the prayer flags while gazing at the hotel’s magnificent Tibetan-style architecture. If you want to fulfill your dose of caffeine, our coffee machine La Cimbali serves the world-known Illy coffee. A wide selection of wines and single malt whiskey chosen by the owners awaits you at the Cave Bar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shambaling Boutique Hotel

Address: Near the great Boudha Stupa | Boudha, Kathmandu 1001, Nepal
Region: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Price Range: ₹ 3,141 - ₹ 7,068 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Shambaling Boutique Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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“The deluxe rooms have a great sitting area, garden view is best.”
 of 5 bubbles dabers, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 207 is spacious and overlooks the hotel garden and outdoor dining area.”
 of 5 bubbles MahaloPacific, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I had a standard room and it was fine. The mattresses have the firmness that is common in this part of the world.”
 of 5 bubbles Reedeg, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Quiet room to the gardenside”
 of 5 bubbles alfredof51, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Fresh fruit a nice inclusion.”
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