Nepal- Kathmandu area

Old Jan 28, 19, 11:27 pm
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Nepal- Kathmandu area

Looking for something nice to enjoy during a short trip through Nepal in May to celebrate my birthday, so thinking something close to Kathmandu. I found this place Dwarikas Resort which seems to have gorgeous views and a good vibe with yoga and meditation and it's within an hour of the airport. Seems like the prices (compared to anything else in the country) suggest it is luxury too ;-) I'd love to wake up with those views...

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Old Jan 29, 19, 12:06 am
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We stayed at Dwarika's a few years ago, and had a very nice stay. I wouldn't call it a destination hotel by any means, but it's the only choice in Kathmandu. The Shangri-La and Hyatt are pathetic and are lacking of any soul whatsoever..

Make sure you book at least a Junior Suite at Dwarika's. And try to dedicate one night to having a traditional Nepalese meal at Krishnarpan Restaurant (located onsite.)

Dwarika's is great value, although just about everything in Nepal offers a great bang for one's buck.

Here are some photos from our stay there:

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Old Jan 29, 19, 12:10 am
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Whoops!

My bad. I just now realized that you were referring to Dwarika's Resort, not Dwarika's Hotel (they're both owned by the same entity.)

Haven't stayed there.... yet. Sorry about that.
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Old Jan 29, 19, 10:49 am
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Chinmoylad had mentioned in his list of new openings had mentioned Pavillions Himalayas Lake View in Nepal
Look in the All Welcome Sticky for the link.
I have no idea if this is any where near you wanted to go, but it sounds like a lovely place!
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Old Jan 30, 19, 10:50 am
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Pavillions Himalayas looks really nice, unfortunately this is a short trip and we dont have time for the short air or long road transfer from KTM. Dwarikas Hotel in Kathmandu looks nice too, I think the hope is we can relax with the mountains in the background at the Resort. Some of the negative reviews of the Resort concern me though... for $450 per night in Nepal I wouldnt expect any problems.
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Old Jan 30, 19, 12:03 pm
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I have stayed at the Hyatt. Not luxury but propably the best there is in Kathmandu. However, I just read that Taj has opened. I looked a the website and although it is new it did not look special.
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Originally Posted by KI-NRT View Post
We stayed at Dwarika's a few years ago, and had a very nice stay. I wouldn't call it a destination hotel by any means, but it's the only choice in Kathmandu. The Shangri-La and Hyatt are pathetic and are lacking of any soul whatsoever..
Originally Posted by speedbird001 View Post
I have stayed at the Hyatt. Not luxury but propably the best there is in Kathmandu. However, I just read that Taj has opened. I looked a the website and although it is new it did not look special.
Hyatt Regency is not a luxury hotel by any means, but given the price point especially cat 1 points redemption including lounge access, restaurant breakfast, and suite upgrades for Globalists, it is solid value. Of all the negatives you could say about HR, "no soul" would not be one label that I would use. It is not a cookie-cutter hotel - we had a nice suite over two floors with the bedroom upstairs. So I would tend to agree with @speedbird001 here.
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Old Feb 3, 19, 3:23 pm
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Dwarika's is without a doubt the only true luxury hotel in KTM and quite special. Service is as close to top tier as you can get. I had a friend stay when the earthquake hit and the staff went far above and beyond.
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Old Feb 5, 19, 12:34 pm
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As mentioned Dkwarika's is a very quirky and unique property. Not exactly what i'd call luxury, but it's definitely the right choice in KTM.
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Old Mar 2, 19, 10:22 pm
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Originally Posted by speedbird001 View Post
I have stayed at the Hyatt. Not luxury but propably the best there is in Kathmandu. However, I just read that Taj has opened. I looked a the website and although it is new it did not look special.
It is a Vivanta hotel, so more a mid-range Taj experience. Since it is new I am going to give it a shot, am booked here in April, hopefully they will have shaken out some of the grand opening cobwebs.
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