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Beaverton Or
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2012

What can I say, for the money this is as good as your gonna get. Cozy and clean rooms, great views, friendly staff, and delicious food. If you want a rich, lively and cultural experience, this is the place to be. Special thanks to Kailash who went out of his way to make my stay extra pleasant. Cheers!

1 Thank Tim O
Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
Reviewed 9 July 2012

This is one of my favourite places in the world! Sitting outside Shiva Guesthouse in the sunset, looking at all the local people hanging around the temples at Durbar Square is very meditative. This was my fith or sixth time staying here, and probably I will return again. Rooms are simple but OK. The restaurant has the best momos in... More 

Thank Enkätutdelare B
1 review
Reviewed 9 July 2012

We stayed 3 times for a few nights at Shiva's 1. It became a verry pleasant head-quarter for us. The staff is friendly, and acts before you ask. Rooms were clean. Good beds. Plenty of space. Wifi, even outside, while enjoying Durbar Square. Hot showers. Laundry-service. Actually, everything is oké!

Thank karin k
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 14 June 2012

This is one of the hotels in Nepal which is a bang for a buck..Very Cheap. I stayed there for 3 nights and I enjoyed every bit of my stay there. The hospitality shown by the owners were just amazing. They are very friendly and makes you feel home away from home. The rooms were small in size but were... More 

Thank Rob S
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2012 via mobile

I stayed in Shiva 1 and really enjoyed it. Never had a hotel located that nice. Waking up and open the curtains and you are in a fairytale. The staff is fantastic and helpfull and they do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Free wifi, hot water, soft beds. The menu is good and balanced with both... More 

1 Thank Uilie
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2012

friendly people and reasonable prize in sgh 1 - eating is better next door in the garden. the noise was not too bad and good watching the scenery on durbar square from the window.

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San Anselmo, California
1 review
Reviewed 8 April 2012

We asked for, and received, a room at the top with a view of the square. It was great for photography and people watching and not at all noisy as they suggested that it might be. It was clean, plenty of hot water, and the service was prompt and courteous. Food in the restaurant was good, and the omelet requested... More 

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Mellieha, Malta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2012

I stayed here for the first three nights of my trip to Nepal and later for a few nights. I stayed in Shiva Guest House 2, which is just outside the city gate and probably a bit quieter than Shiva1. I was nervous of starting out in the reported noise and squalor of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur seemed a more peaceable... More 

Thank BritsinMalta
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Reviewed 20 March 2012

We found the SGH1 quite expensive, also they didn't mention anywhere on their website you have to pay the 15$ per person to even enter on Durbar Square. The room was ok, with nice view over the square, the shower was cold. We had lunch and breakfast and found the food quite expensive and not that good.

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Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2012

We spent 2 nights in Shiva Guest House 2 and overall were very happy with our stay. We checked out both SGH1 and SGH2, and the rooms of SGH2 are definitely bigger and more beautiful, whereas in SGH1 you pay the same price, mainly for the view on the Durbar square. SGH2, however, is directly located outside the entrance gate... More 

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Eco-Friendly Heritage Guest House. SHIVA GUEST HOUSE-pleasantly located in the heart of the Durbar Square is your address in Bhaktapur. Standing next to the Yaksheshwor Temple the city's oldest edifice dating back to 1472 AD, the guest house is where you can start your exploration trip from. You can do here what many of our esteemed guests including scholars, students and even a film crew of Bertculocci from Hollywood have done in the past. We are always behind you to help materialize your cherished dreams in Bhaktapur and beyond. With a team of professionals around, you will surely feel that you have made a right decision choosing us. SHIVA GUEST HOUSE, as our well-wishers say, is suited to all types of travelers. For your personal comfort, we offer 15 well appointed rooms, many often overlooking the palatial square in the gracious elegance. For the gourmands and gourmands, we have the Cafe Corner, which serve a wide verity of cuisine to suite both you pallet and wallet. The culinary delights here range from Newari and Nepali Dal Bhat to Chinese, Mexican, Italian, Indian and Continental delicacies. And when comes the question of the quality of our culinary offerings. We never forget Hygiene is our top priority. Adding to the mesmerizing ambience, we also have rooftop garden from which you can savor the splendor of nature's graciousness all around on the south, the bliss you feel at SHIVA GUEST HOUSE is something different. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shiva Guest House1 & 2

Address: 11 Durbar Square, Bhaktapur 44800, Nepal
Region: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Bhaktapur
Price Range: ₹ 750 - ₹ 1,705 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Shiva Guest House1 & 2 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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“Rooms higher up are nicer than on 1st floor. Durbar square view comes with disturbing dog barking at night.”
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“if you want to be in Nepal within Nepal this is just the best place in Bhaktapur!!! Any room!!!”
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“BE nice to Kailash & I'm sure he'll sort you out ;)”
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