The Hotel Shanker
This lovely Heritage hotel was once a mansion. Very attractive and excellent value.
US$ 110 - our rates to you always below tariff
Between 1880 and 1940 Nepal's elite built mansions for themselves around the city. The largest had over 1,000 rooms! The Shanker Hotel is one of the smallest, converted into a comfortable tourist-class hotel. It is so popular that rooms sell out months in advance for peak season, so getting a reservation can be tough.
The renovation has left some architectural quirks, almost all of them attractively eccentric. Recent renovation of the rooms has made them very comfortable and attractive. There is an attractive garden and a pool, and they serve one of the best breakfast buffets in town.
The Shanker is a 10-minute walk to the town center and Thamel district, which is full of shops, restaurants, and night life. Taxi fare is US$ 2-3 to most locations in town.