Shanker Hotel Kathmandu, the sprawling palace in Lazimpat where Nepal's Late Queen Aishwarya was born, offers a living reminder of the majestic art and architecture of the Rana Rule in Nepal, combining luxurious accommodation with unparalleled customer service for guests demanding the very highest standards of hospitality.
Hotel With A History
Shanker Hotel Kathmandu has a 100-year-old history and many events associated with it are part of the country's history itself. Besides this, it can truly be said to be a monument showcasing architecture of the Rana years.
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' first Civil Engineer, Maker of Singha Durbar)
MADE FOR: Jeet Shamsher Rana (Southern Commanding General of the Army)
After Jeet Shamsher' 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., this Palace was bought by Late Mr. Ram Shanker Shrestha and converted into the hotel as we know today. Operations were started with a mere 23 rooms and gradually expanded to its full capacity.
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
We are located a mere 2 minutes from the erstwhile Royal Palace 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' us, Shanker Hotel Kathmandu.
Free Amenities in All Rooms
- Free Wi-Fi
- Individual controlled air conditioning
- LCD TV/ Local & Cable TV (60 Channels)
- Personal electronic safe (Fits your Laptop)
- Full bath amenities, hair dryer, shaving mirror
- Tea/Coffee making facilities
- Non Smoking room available
- Local Calls
- Iron/Ironing Board (On Request)
- Daily English Newspaper
Facilities For Hotel Guests
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- Travel Desk
- Limo Service
- Business Center
- Swimming Pool
- Free Wi-Fi Connectivity: lobby/garden/poolside
- 24 Hrs Currency Exchange facility
- Safe Deposit Boxes at front desk at Check Out
- Cloak Room Facilities at Check Out
- Laundry / Dry cleaning
- Gift Shops
- 24 Hrs Room Service
- Tranquility Spa & Massage
- Medical Services
- Babysitting(On Call)
- Airport Transfer (Pick up/Drop)
- Personalized Wake up Service
- 2 ATMs located at main gate