Hotel Shanker - Kathmandu  4 stars

Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal  show mapSave
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The four-star Hotel Shanker is ideally situated in the convenient suburban area of Kathmandu, close to Narayanhiti Palace Museum.

This late 19th century palace provides elegant French architecture and eastern hospitality.

The spacious 94 guest rooms are completed with individual controlled air conditioning and personal electronic safe.

There are four o-site dining venues that serve delicious continental, local and Chinese cuisine.

The business center features high-speed internet access and contemporary light, sound and projection equipment. Three meeting venues and garden can host up to 1,200 persons.

Guests may unwind at the outdoor swimming pool and spa area offering relaxing massages and therapies.

Number of rooms   94.

City Center Kathmandu - 1.1 mi
Airports Tribhuvan (KTM) - 2.9 mi
Restaurants Hotel Manaslu Pvt. Ltd. (cuisine: Continental) - 600 ft, Bar Cafe Hemingway's (cuisine: Nepali) - 700 ft


Standard Rooms feature full bath amenities and refrigerator.

Suites are fitted with classic furnishings daily English newspaper.

All children under the age of 12 may stay for free in the existing bedding.

Extra beds are available on request.

Dining options

The Cosy Kailash Restaurant provides majestic and relaxed ambience to savor refined international, Indian and Nepalese dishes.

Kailash Restaurant with carved ceiling, intricately worked walls and piped music provide delicious Chinese and continental cuisine.

Kunti Bar serves a variety of drinks in the authentic local atmosphere with wooden beams, carved pillars and Nepalese windows.

The Pool Bar offers ice creams, fruit juices and other refreshments in the open atmosphere by the swimming pool.

The hotel Shanker serves a full breakfast for free.  You can start your day with a continental breakfast, which costs USD 10 per person per night.  A buffet breakfast is served at the price of USD 13 per person per night. 

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  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • ATM/cash machine
  • Concierge desk
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • VIP room facilities
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Trouser Press
  • Tour desk

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Free Private hotel parking is possible on site.

  • Maid Service
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Casino
  • Shiatsu massage
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone



from  3 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 2. 

Pets are not allowed.

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Standard Rooms feature full bath amenities and refrigerator.

Suites are fitted with classic furnishings daily English newspaper.

All children under the age of 12 may stay for free in the existing bedding.

Extra beds are available on request.

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Bed type: Double Bed or Double beds or 1 Single bed
Size: 155 sq. feet
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    Bed type: King Size bed
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      Bed type: 1 Super-King Size bed
      Size: 325 sq. feet
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        Hotel Shanker LocationWhat's nearby

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions
        • Trekking In Nepal
          2300 ft
        Popular areas
        • City Center
          1.1 mi
        Places of interest
        Convention centers
        • Janakpur Handicraft Center
          2.2 mi

        Local Attractions

        • Narayanhiti Palace Museum
          1.2 mi
          Durbar Marg, Kathmandu
        • Kashthamandap
          1.2 mi
          Durbar Square, Kathmandu
        • Kumari Chowk
          1.3 mi
          Durbar Square, Kathmandu
        • Degu Taleju Temple
          1.3 mi
          Durbar Square, Kathmandu
        • Maru Ganesh Shrine
          1.3 mi
          Durbar Square, Kathmandu

        Near the hotel

        • Garden of Dreams
          2400 ft
          Thamel, Kathmandu
        • Thamel
          3200 ft

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Hotel Manaslu Pvt. Ltd.

          Cuisine: Continental
          Price Range: USD 9 - USD 13

          600 ft
          230,Hotel Marg, lazimpat

          Phone: 977 1 4410071

        • Bar Cafe Hemingway's

          91% likes this, based on 26 reviews
          Cuisine: Nepali

          700 ft
          Radisson Street
        • Irish Pub

          63% likes this, based on 34 reviews
          Cuisine: Irish

          1200 ft
          Lazimpat Road
        • Shisha

          68% likes this, based on 45 reviews

          1300 ft
        • Saigon Pho

          74% likes this, based on 45 reviews
          Cuisine: Vietnamese

          1600 ft

          Phone: 01-444-3330 / 9813093055

        Getting there.

        Tribhuvan International Airport is in 10.7km from the hotel.

        Head west, take slight left toward Ring Road, turn left onto Ring Road, take right onto Sinamangal Road, turn right onto Ring Road, at the roundabout, take the second exit, at the roundabout, take the first exit onto Ring Road, turn left onto Maharajgunj Road, continue onto Lazimpat Road, turn left and take the second left toward the property.

        Hotel Shanker Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hotel Shanker

        Average guest rating

        out of 10
        Based on 173 reviews

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        Individual guest reviews

        • Single

          The very spacious room where I could work undisturbed. The room was completely renovated with very clean bathroom and nice floor parquet in bed- and sitting room. Very quiet airconditioner that can be easily remote controlled. Fridge, complimentary bottle of water, complimentary wifi with acceptable speed. Backup power with own generator makes one forget that there is frequent load shedding in the city.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          The food at the restaurant was quite good, however the waiter was really bored and rude in most cases!

          The hotel was looking quite good on the outside, but in the inside it was very dark,old with some kind of kitsch paintings on the wall. Also, most floors were under construction and all over the floor there were white blankets. Definitely not a 4 star one..

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          I really don't feel very comfortable to stay in this hotel. Everything looks so dark.

          The hotel is overall old facilities and the building looks very historical. The height of roof in the room, make me feel very pressure in the building and surrounding.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          The room was very spacious nicely furnished and very pleasant to be in, once I settled in my room 2 staff brought a basket of flowers and a basket of fruit as a welcome gift something the other 5 star hotels I have been to did not do it, the hotel grounds are very nice and it is so pleasant to relax by the pool after a full day of touring Katmandu. The buffet breakfast was nice and plentiful, it was served in the original dining room of the palace the staff were ever so alert, friendly and never too far from my table. Dinning at the hotel was the same price as the restaurants that cater for tourist around Kathmandu BUT the quality and taste of the food was far superior at the hotel, I highly recommend the hotel restaurant, in fact after I tried 3 other restaurants in Kathmandu I did not go to any other restaurants. The most pleasant part of my stay was the last day, as my flight time was at 11 PM, I asked reception if I could leave my bags in storage till 8 PM AND to my surprise I was told that I can have a late check out at 6 PM which was absolutely wonderful and it allowed us to have a full day of touring in Kathmandu, then we checked out at 6 PM, we had dinner at the hotel till 8 Pm and by then it was time to go to the airport in the complementary taxi. The hotel staff and service was excellent at all levels everyone was friendly and very helpful the hotel even supplied us with umbrellas and access to the internet was also free in the business centre unlike other 5 star hotels who were charging exorbitant prices to use the internet in the so called business centre.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          1. Location : Close to Thamel. Lots of restaurants nearby. Not too far from most tourist attractions. 2. Price : For a 4 star hotel the rooms are fairly priced (atleast i got a good deal at 3. Rooms : Clean. Room service done daily. 24 hrs hot water supply. 4.Staff : Cooperative. Ready to help you with your excursions. 5. Very good spa (Tranquility spa) nearby & recommended by the hotel.

          1. Extremely expensive wi-fi service (around 18$ per hour). Infact most of the recognised hotels provide free wi-fi service to their guest. 2. Sight seeing & other adventurous activities (like river rafting) over priced. Since i have been there before i know what are the usual rates. 3. Buffet breakfast though included in the package had little choice to offer. 4.Being a 4 star hotel they need to have a gym. Swimming pool small in size.

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          The place is kind of old, but has a charm to it, the staff friendly and polite, excelent location so good value for money. Excelent for families do to the nice garden and pool.

          The restaurant in the basement is not nice,

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Exilent hotel in khathmandu herites and ethinic one

          Timing of swiming pool shoud be frommoring 6 am to 9pm

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          The grounds, the staff, and the security were great. The pool was amazing, as well as the various bars and restaurants on the property. Our Deluxe 1bedroom suite was a great welcome after a 10 day trek through Tibet.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Location, environment, cleanness, staff, service.

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          Cordial staff. Good house keeping.

          Poor dining options. Limited selections. Taste needs improvement. Expensive menu. Services very expensive - even compared to 5 star deluxe hotels.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Comfortable beds and room.

          The way everybody wanted tipping. The excessive charges for friends on an hour visit to use the pool.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          exceptionally friendly staff, a nice garden with a lot of places to relax, goog breakfast

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          The Shanker hotel has a old world charm about it, like someone who was born into incredible wealth but no longer has much money. The pool (although chilly) was a welcome sight after a crazy day of exploring in Kathmandu.

          The lobby bathrooms were really dirty. Bed quite hard.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          My wife and I booked for the night before we were to go on a group tour through Nepal - Shanker was the meeting point.I Mentioned that it was to be our 30th Wedding anniversary and we were presented with a beautiful cake - enough to share with the 8 other members of the group - with some to spare. No money was asked for - the hotel genuinely presented this to us as a gift - what a lovely thought.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          the garden

          bad services there breakfast few items the minbar in the room old and empty and last its over priced i had to call them 3 times to clean the room befors 12 pm

          • Average rating
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