The Shangri-La Village Resort

A beautiful boutique hotel, not related to the chain
US$ 200-250 - our rates to you always below tariff 

The Shangri-La of legend became part of our consciousness in 1933 when James Hilton's novel was published. Frank Capra's wonderful 1937 film is still a must see. Shangri-La is a bae-yul in Tibetan, a hidden valley in the Himalayas, where strife, stress, and worldly cares dissolve. What a wonderful name for a Nepali hotel where all of this is true. 

This small hotel is classy, comfortable and intimate -- five-star without the glitz. The connected two-story buildings form an arc looking out at the Annapurna Massif oh-so-close by. The mountains reflect in the swimming pool, with spa and bar close by.

The Lakeside district is about 20 minutes away on foot; about US$ 3 by taxi.