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Shiva Guest House1 & 2
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Bhaktapur
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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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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 for dinner each evening, although not on the menu, was served. Absolutely no complaints. Would do it again.

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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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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 alternative. The slightly offputting is that there is a 1100 rupee tax to enter the city - 14 USD or so. The upside is that if you bring two passport photos you can get a pass which lasts as long as your visa, giving you as long as you like to enjoy this wonderful city. Kailash and his team will make you welcome. For a reasonable charge they will pick you up at the airport and within minutes of my arrival I was sitting there with a cup of tea and my new city pass. The rooms are modest but comfortable and clean - the staff bend over backwards to help you. The showers are fine though like much of Nepal there are frequent blackouts. There's a limited breakfast menu but you are treated as a special guest if you wander up to Shiva 1, which has a nice restaurant with a comprehensive menu.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled solo
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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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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 of the Durbar square, therefore also very central and perfectly located.

We advise to booka room without breakfast. Breakfast seemed rather overpriced and there are plenty of places to have breakfast in Bhaktapur.

Hot water was available around the clock, however the Wifi rarely worked while we were there (it seems it stays turned off during power cuts and in the night).

If you wish the staff can help you arrange transportation back to Kathmandu at a much lower price than the taxi drivers outside would try to charge you.

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Additional Information about Shiva Guest House1 & 2

Address: 11 Durbar Square, Bhaktapur 44800, Nepal
Region: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Bhaktapur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Bhaktapur
Price Range: ₹ 1,218 - ₹ 6,152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Shiva Guest House1 & 2 2*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 
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