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“One of the best In Town.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Shanker
Ranked #35 of 191 Hotels in Kathmandu
Certificate of Excellence
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2 reviews
“One of the best In Town.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

Excellent service. Decor was grand and kept the historic value of the building. Rooms are spacious and very nicely decorated. Would definitely recommend it :) !!!!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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pratikshr, Manager at Hotel Shanker, responded to this review, 27 July 2012
Thank you for your ratings! We're honoured! Yes, we go great lengths to maintain the historic character of the building. We've got history at every footstep of this hotel. Built in 1894, this was the palace of Nepal's erstwhile ruling elite. Acquired by current management in 1964, this has been a world class establishment ever since..
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Yokosuka, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2012

we stayed there for 3 nights and the staff was extremely helpful. The hotel restaurant was great. Terrific food, although they take their time in preparing your dishes. Only thing we didn't like was a lack of exhaust fan in the bathroom and it's spaciousness. Very well decorated. We were told that it is an old palace turned into a hotel. DO contact Natraj Tours and Travels for local sightseeing or your entire itinerary for Nepal. They were so flexible w/ us and provided an awesome service. Mr. Tamang is my man....

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Sanjay S
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pratikshr, Manager at Hotel Shanker, responded to this review, 23 July 2012
Yes, our travel desk is beautifully handled by Natraj. They are our sister concern. We are very glad to hear that your logistical needs were smoothly handled by Mr. Anil and Mr. Tamang. Our responsibility towards does not end with providing you with food and accommodation but also to ensure that your trip to Nepal will be memorable and organised. Hope to choose to stay with us again on your future visit to Nepal!
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

I visited Nepal with friends in June 2012. Shanker was a nice clean property with very comfortable beds in Kathmandu - much better than I was expecting. It was within walking distance to Thamel and a couple of supermarkets, which was convenient. We ate several meals at the hotel and found them huge, very tasty and incredibly cheap. The pool area was large and well maintained. Negatives - internet in the BC is painfully slow, so be prepared and we called the front desk to book cabs for us a few times and found that they had forgotten to do so when we ventured down to catch them, which was disappointing, but not catastrophic. The building and grounds had a "palace" feel and we were treated well.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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pratikshr, Manager at Hotel Shanker, responded to this review, 20 July 2012
Thank you writing such lovely review about our Hotel. Customer satisfaction is our No. 1 priority. We take all aspects about your stay very seriously. We're glad that you we were able to have delighted you with our service and we hope that you decide to stay with us when you're in Nepal again!
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

Excellent service. Decor was grand and kept the historic value of the building. Rooms are spacious and very nicely decorated. Would definitely recommend it :) !!!!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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pratikshr, Manager at Hotel Shanker, responded to this review, 20 July 2012
Maintaining the historic character and feel of the building does not come easy! A lot of effort and revenue goes in keeping the Old World look and feel in modern times! Historical Fun Fact: The palace was built in 1894 A.D. and our Late Queen Aishwarya was born here!
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Salmiyah, Kuwait
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

Very nice staff with smile on face all the time !
Perfect interior of whole hotel and rooms !
Buffet Breakfast is yummy !
Manager Mr. Prabhu Shanker is a good person to meet and have some gossip if you catch him in the lobby sometime !
Swimming pool and garden is so well managed and clean !
Loved it as i stayed 3 nights.
* Just one advise for them to have big LCD screens in the big rooms like 720 as from bed we can hardly watch the TV
* Hotel's exterior needs to be renovated.

Room Tip: All rooms and services are perfect !
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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pratikshr, Manager at Hotel Shanker, responded to this review, 20 July 2012
Most of our Staff have been working with us for the last 20-25 years. Such a long period a service breeds a great culture and a strong sense of loyalty among our team members. Prabhu will be delighted to hear about your review. Will forward this link to him immediately! I have noted your suggestion (LCD Bigger Screen in Room 720) and have it sanctioned from the management.
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Additional Information about Hotel Shanker

Property: Hotel Shanker
Address: | Lazimpat, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Region: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Kathmandu
#14 Family Hotel in Kathmandu
#15 Romantic Hotel in Kathmandu
#16 Business Hotel in Kathmandu
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,206 - ₹ 6,684
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Shanker 4*
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Shanker, Kathmandu is a heritage hotel, housed in a 19th-century palace in the heart of Kathmandu city. It was the royal residence of the rulers of Nepal, from 1894 until 1964, when it was converted into a hotel. The facade and traditions were kept intact but the interiors were redesigned to give travelers the kind of comfort they'd expect of a world class hotel. The hotel is characterized by exquisite and authentic objects d'art. For example, the carved windows displayed in the lobby bar are over 200 years old. ... more   less 
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