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Hotel Shanker, Kathmandu

4-star4 stars

4-star hotel in Kathmandu with 2 restaurants, spa
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Very Good8.2
  • Amazing beautiful old hotel. The morning breakfast was good. The location was very…Apr 15, 2018
  • Gorgeous property. The old palace style is restored and renovated well. Staff was very…Apr 8, 2018
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Hotel Shanker, Kathmandu

from $56
  • Standard Single Room
  • Standard Double or Twin Room
  • Suite

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 94 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 15
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 15

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children (11 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

  • RV/bus/truck parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space size (feet) - 4558
  • Conference space size (meters) - 423
  • One meeting room
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1964
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 24-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


The onsite spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include massages, facials, and manicures and pedicures. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic.


Kailash Restaurant - Onsite restaurant. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Cozy Kailash - Onsite restaurant.

Kunti Bar - Onsite bar.

Hotel Shanker, Kathmandu’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Shanker
  • Hotel Shanker Kathmandu
  • Shanker Hotel
  • Shanker Kathmandu
  • Shanker Hotel Kathmandu


Children under 10 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NPR 1243 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NPR 1800 per vehicle

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Hotel Shanker, Kathmandu


  • Heart of Kathmandu
  • Garden of Dreams - 11 min walk
  • Narayanhity Palace Museum - 16 min walk
  • Taleju Temple - 27 min walk
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square - 28 min walk
  • Kathmandu Civil Mall - 31 min walk
  • Bhadrakali Temple - 32 min walk
  • Dasarath Rangasala Stadium - 36 min walk

Getting around

  • Kathmandu (KTM-Tribhuvan Intl.) - 12 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • RV, bus, and truck parking
  • Airport pick-up service

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 313 reviews

Hotel Shanker, Kathmandu
Rustic, but a bit worn down
This hotel perhaps used to be a luxury hotel back in the day, but it has shown signs of wear and tear. My friend and I had two twin beds and it was a bit small. I must admit I loved the hallways and artwork and the architecture definitely felt like an old colonial hotel. The buffet breakfast was quite good. The hotel grounds seems to be a popular spot for weddings, since 2 out of 4 nights at this hotel had large, loud weddings (they did get quiet late at night). There was what seemed to be a nice, clean pool (not heated).
Mark, us4 night trip with friends
Hotel Shanker, Kathmandu
Very Good8.0
Staff friendly and courteous
Steven, us4 night trip with friends
Hotel Shanker, Kathmandu
Decent, but not great
It’s a strange hotel. It was kind of cool to stay here for a night just because of the history and overall splendor of the exterior, but it’s not nearly as nice as the Radisson or Ambasaador, which are right next to the Shankar. It was under a lot of construction and I’d be interested in seeing it again when they are done working on it.
Brian, us1 night trip
Hotel Shanker, Kathmandu
nice atmosphere at the hotel. front desk is horrible. when asked about restaurant recommendation, staff reply was "exit the hotel, turn right or turn left..." location is a bit far from everything given katmandus road condition. cab ride required. breakfast is hit and miss.
A Traveler, us2 night romance trip
Hotel Shanker, Kathmandu
Awesome place to stay
Peaceful environment with friendly staffs and healthy hospitality.
Niraj, us1 night trip with friends

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Hotel Shanker, Kathmandu

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