Shanker Hotel Kathmandu is housed in a palace built at the turn of the 19th century by a Rana Maharajah with a penchant for French architecture, international cuisine and Eastern hospitality. It was converted into a hotel in 1964. The facade and traditions were kept intact but the interior was redesigned to give travelers the kind of comfort they'd expect of a world-class hotel. You live in a palace when you live with us.
At Shanker Hotel Kathmandu, excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Top features of the hotel include authentic heritage accommodation, beautiful poolside and garden area, professionally managed travel desk, concierge, restaurant, 24 Hour Room Service, banquet & convention center and historical neo-classical architecture. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Shanker Hotel Kathmandu hits the spot in many ways.
Shanker Hotel Kathmandu has a long history and many events associated with it are part of the country's history itself. This palatial hotel, which was once owned by a Rana Maharajah of Nepal, is characterized by exquisite and authentic objects d'art, which enhances the beauty of the existing exterior. Nepal's Late Queen Aishwarya and her sisters were be born in this palatial building. Besides this, it can truly be said to be a monument showcasing the European neo classical architectural style of the Rana regime in Nepal.
We have been tenacious in clinging to our roots and by doing so; we stand out as a hotel with few equals, if at all in the historical city of Kathmandu.
Date of Establishment: 1894 A.D.
Architect: Kumar Narsingh Rana (Nepal’s first Civil Engineer, Maker of Singha Durbar)
Made for: Jeet Shamsher Rana (Southern Commanding General of the Army)
After Jeet Shamsher’s death, this Palace came under Prime Minister Juddha Shamsher Rana. He passed it on to his son, Agni Shamsher Rana.
Late Queen Aishwarya and her two sisters, the erstwhile Queen Komal and Princess Prekshya, all three were born in the durbar.
Late Mr. Ram Shanker’s Legacy
In 1964 A.D., Late Mr. Ram Shanker Shrestha bought this Palace and converted into the hotel. Operations were started with a mere 23 rooms and gradually expanded to its full capacity. His ingenious concept of maintaining the old age beauty and merging it with today's modern comforts is the existence of Shanker Hotel Kathmandu. Today, the hotel maintains and cherishes its position as a grand beauty of unmistakable class.
He received (posthumously) the Order of the Gorkha Dakshina Bahu (an order of knighthood of Nepal. It is one of the highest honors given for the distinguished contribution to the country traditionally by the King and now the President.)
The Best Located Luxury Hotel In Kathmandu
We are located a mere 2 minutes from the Narayanhiti Royal Palace Museum in Durbar Marg and just 5 minutes from the restaurants and shopping areas of Durbar Marg and Thamel.
Most of our 4.4 acre property is beautifully landscaped. An oasis in the midst of a frenzied hustle and bustle of a modern metropolis? Yes, that’s us, Shanker Hotel Kathmandu.
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