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London
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Shambaling was all round excellent. The only downside is that the location is not in central Kathmandu. However, this could be a blessing as it was a bit less chaotic and polluted during the day. It is also very handy for the Boudha Stupa. Back to the good points. The staff were friendly and helpful. Always on hand when... More 

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New Delhi, India
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22 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to Kathmandu many times but this was the best place to stay if you thinking of peaceful stay. It's near Baudha ,the approach road is little bad but once you reach inside it's nice and beautiful. In my stay I had tried lots of stuff and the staff is so so nice and friendly that you feel... More 

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Jigme Phuntsok C, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your positive feedback and highly recommending us. As you can imagine, it is always important for us to have feedback from our guests. To know that you "felt at home" with overall experience and to read that you found Shambaling to be the best place to stay in Kathmandu is a matter of... More 

Singapore
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44 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shambaling never fails to disappoint each time we stay there - this was probably was 4th or 5th stay over the last few years. The property is well-maintained and kept very clean. Situated just 8-10 mins' walk from Boudha Stupa, the hotel is truly a quaint sanctuary from the chaos and dust of Kathmandu. It is just about a 20... More 

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Jigme Phuntsok C, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for choosing Shambaling Boutique Hotel once again for your stay in Kathmandu. It was indeed our pleasure to have you back. I am delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay and felt the property was maintained very well on every visit. We are all happy to read that the staffs were consistent with... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I LOVE THIS HOTEL....I was only booked in for one night but ended up staying for 7 nights during my stay in Kathmandu. It was EXCELLENT and when I returned from Northern India three months later, to fly out from Nepal, I spent my last 3 days staying here because I knew that I would be well rested, refreshed and... More 

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Jigme Phuntsok C, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, On behalf of the entire Shambaling team, I thank you very much for taking time to share your kind opinion of your stay with us. It was such a pleasure to read that you found our hospitality very welcoming, enough so that you decided to extende your stay and revisited us after your India tour. Our priority is... More 

Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A hotel with heart, a personal friendly interest in your stay. Being in the city of Kathmandu the Shambaling is the oasis for discerning travellers. Trusted and excellent food, attentive staff, all part of the hotels experience including the accommodation.

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Jigme Phuntsok C, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your recent stay at Shambaling Boutique Hotel and for your positive review. Your feedback with regards to our facilities and services is very important to us and allows us to continuously keep our standards and improve our performance. I am delighted to learn that you fully enjoyed your stay with us and your... More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the Shambaling hotlel is set n a small but lovely garden, where you can have breakfast. The staff do their best to make your stay comfortable and they succeed in making this a haven from the noise and bustle of Kathmandu

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Jigme Phuntsok C, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive feedback. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and especially our garden, where you can enjoy breakfast lunch and dinner. It is such a pleasure to hear that our staffs were incredibly friendly and helpful. Our priority is to always make our guest’s stay smooth and relaxing in... More 

Amsterdam
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is a hidden gem. It is located very conveniently, only a 10 minute walk from the Boudhanath Stupa (in Boudha, Kathmandu). The rooms are spacious, water from the taps can be used for brushing teeth, rooms have airconditiong and comfortable beds. The hotel staff is very friendly and helpful, the restaurant Lungta is not cheap but has excellent... More 

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Jigme Phuntsok C, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your recent stay at Shambaling Boutique Hotel and for having taken the time to comment on our hotel on TripAdvisor. Your feedback with regards to our facilities and services is very important to us and allows us to continuously keep our standards and improve our performance. I am delighted to learn that you... More 

Dublin
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36 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were originally booked into this hotel by our tour company for one night at the start of our trip but we felt so comfortable we extended an extra night and some days later came back again. Its not a large hotel, but that attracts us. The main reason we loved it was the service level from the staff, there... More 

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Jigme Phuntsok C, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive feedback. I am delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and extended few more days to stay with us. To read that you loved the service level of our staff with true sense of care, helpful ,friendly, efficient and pleasant nature. I am pleased to learn that you were satisfied... More 

Uster, Switzerland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This a very good hotel only a short walk away from the Boudha Stupa. Very friendly and helpful hotel staff. We would choose this hotel again and we can highly recommend it. Rooms a very spacious and clean.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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145 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here over a weekend in August. The staff at this quaint boutique hotel go that extra mile to ensure your comfort. They booked a taxi to take us around for a day tour and the rates were better than those offered outside. Do note that their basic rooms, although charmingly done-up, lack air-conditioning. The rooms have a Tibetan monastery... More 

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Jigme Phuntsok C, General Manager at Shambaling Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your positive feedback and highly recommending us. As you can imagine, it is always important for us to have feedback from our guests. It is such a pleasure to hear that our staff made you feel comfortable. Our priority is to always make our guest’s stay smooth and relaxing in a warm ambiance,... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Close to one of the holiest Buddhist stupas and adjacent to a Buddhist monastery, Shambaling is nestled in the heart of Kathmandu’s Tibetan community in Boudhanath. A 10-minute walk from Boudhanath Stupa, through the narrow brick-paved lanes, Shambaling, meaning paradise garden, opens its door to the comforts of true Tibetan culture fused with high end Swiss hospitality. Spread in 35,000 square feet, your address will be a renovated early 70th Tibetan-style house. You have the luxury of choosing from the 28 meticulously designed suits deluxe and standard rooms based on the concept of Kalachakra. Shambaling exquisitely welcomes you to experience a true Tibetan home stay coupled with genuine Swiss hospitality. One of Boudha’s first guesthouses used by pilgrims from Tibet, the property dates back to early 1970's. Approximately 20 minutes from the international and domestic airport, the hotel is quietly tucked away from the busy streets and fairly close to the peaceful realms of Buddhist heritage sites. Two years in the making, the once old building now houses Shambaling, where old traditions meet modern amenities. While elegantly designed modern rooms and suites mirrors Tibetan aesthetics, every floor represents the Kalachakra elements of Earth, Fire, Water and Sky. Each room’s ceiling colour complements the custom-made curtains and cushion covers. The exclusively imported linen adds novelty to your private space. Shambaling also opens up its lush green garden, perfect for an outdoor meeting or a relaxation under the Peepal tree while gazing at the colourful prayer flags. If you are in search of some soul-searching, the meditation room might come to your rescue. Rooms and SuitesWith meticulous design and an eagle-eye detail, each of the hotel’s four floors represents the elements of Earth, Fire, Water and Sky. While white ceilings combined with white curtains and linen gives you the impression of being under a cloudy sky on the first floor, you transcend to the second floor to experience the warmth of red fire. As you climb further, the rooms welcome you with the exquisiteness of blue water on the third level and yellow hue representing earth on the fourth floor. You can choose between Shambaling standard rooms, the monastery-facing or the garden-facing deluxe rooms, or one of the exclusive suites, all equipped to ensure your comfort, luxury and privacy. All rooms while retaining a taste of authentic Tibetan aesthetic are equipped with modern facilities, including suave bathroom, spacious closet and a mini bar. Whether you are in the mood for fine dining or a casual lunch, Shambaling offers you appetizing delicacies for your gastronomic delight.The Lungta Restaurant is a multi-cuisine fine dining restaurant with a menu that caters eastern and western culinary. With an open-counter kitchen, wooden floor and fine cutlery, the restaurant gives you an invigorating dining experience. Shambaling also serves savories in its outdoor facility known as The Lingka, the Garden Restaurant. Overlooking the lush green garden space, you can dine beneath the prayer flags while gazing at the hotel’s magnificent Tibetan-style architecture. If you want to fulfill your dose of caffeine, our coffee machine La Cimbali serves the world-known Illy coffee. A wide selection of wines and single malt whiskey chosen by the owners awaits you at the Cave Bar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shambaling Boutique Hotel

Address: Near the great Boudha Stupa | Boudha, Kathmandu 1001, Nepal
Region: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Price Range: $77 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Shambaling Boutique Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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“overlooking the garden”
 of 5 bubbles janicegwilliam, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“garden view”
 of 5 bubbles ToniGy, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Deluxe rooms offer best value for money”
 of 5 bubbles ShazamSheeran, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There is no elevator and you will be going up or down some stairs everyday. If you don't like stairs I would request a first floor room.”
  • The rooftop terrace
 of 5 bubbles LanceN_12, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The deluxe rooms are very good.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnPBerry, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
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