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Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful hotel This hotel has excellent location , very helpfull staff , especially the manager Mr. Bishal really I want to thank him very much from my heart for making my trip wonderful . You will get all what you can dream about during your stay in Nepal through this hotel . i recommend it for very one who need... More 

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Thank Ahmed E
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I cannot begin to write a sufficient review. From the moment you walk in until the moment you check out the staff is amazing!! The rooms are clean, the water is hot and the breakfast is free! Will return!

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Thank Melissa S
Yulia G, Manager at Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for choosing our Hotel on your recent stay and taking time to share your lovely experience in Tripadvisor. It is always our highest priority to provide the highest level of services to our guests at all times. We are indeed very happy that you had a fantastic time with us and we would like to thank... More 

San Diego, California
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We booked this hotel as a treat after two weeks of trekking. The staff were great, and much of the decor was fun and trendy. Good location too. That's about it. BUT. ALL I wanted was a Western style shower, as shown in the photos. A nice, proper shower. Our bathroom was quite outdated, and we had to choose between... More 

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Thank Cwithaspark
Yulia G, Manager at Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate the feedback that we receive from our guests and this is crucial for us to improve the products & services that we offer.We have duly noted your appreciation regarding our staff and it will definitely lift their spirit. Regarding the Hot water, we would like to apologize for the inconvenience caused.... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great stay at Royal Penguin (6 nights here). Pros: Great location, gym, sauna, cheap, clean, brilliant staff, quirky! Cons: Internet can be a bit patchy, water takes a while to heat up, not luxury. Overall we had everything we needed. We were out all day and not hanging around the hotel so mostly we just needed a... More 

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Thank Karmen B
Yulia G, Manager at Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your feedback. It is very rewarding that you were happy with many facets of our services, that we take great pride in. We are pleased to read that we have been able to make you comfortable during your stay, and thank you for sharing your good experiences with fellow Travellers . Regarding the Hot water,... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I must say this hotel has uniqueness from the interior of room to restaurants everything is so perfect . Not only the hotel i must say the staffs are really kind and helpful and you can expect the best food here . Its simply delicious ... I would request anyone looking for hotel with the best restaurant in Thamel area... More 

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Thank Chandan S
Yulia G, Manager at Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for the feedback regarding your recent stay at our Hotel. I am especially happy to read that we were able to deliver to you the Royal Penguin service standards that we pride ourselves on. It is indeed encouraging to have our efforts recognized by you on TripAdvisor. We certainly aim to be one of the best... More 

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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great staff, good breakfast, close to everything!!! Leave yourself 15 minutes for hot water to heat up before taking a bath. They have a small gym, comfortable beds, and it's clean. I recommend this place for those who will be out a lot. Its not a luxury hotel where you would want to spend time in during the day.

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Thank Anne T
Yulia G, Manager at Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Anne Thank you for taking time to write review on tripadvisor. We appreciate the feedback that we receive from our guests and this is crucial for us to improve the products & services that we offer. Regarding the Hot water, we would like to apologize for the inconvenience caused. During your next visit, we will assure you to provide... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Travelled with friend. Both booked the same style room. But a big difference in room size and lay out. No couch or King size bed, more like King size single bed. But my choice not to say anything. The hotel it self is well located, to everything you would want. Shopping around the hotel is fantastic. You were made to... More 

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Thank GavSyd
Yulia G, Manager at Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your feedback. It is very rewarding that you were happy with many facets of our services, that we take great pride in. We are pleased to read that we have been able to make you comfortable during your stay, and thank you for sharing your good experiences with fellow Travellers . Royal Penguin certainly aim... More 

Swieqi, Malta
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369 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Opted for this hotel because it is the first time of my cousin to visit Nepal and Thamel is a must. Considering the narrow streets congestion.. this hotel is spacious. The super deluxe room has a good size lounge separate from the sleeping corner. The bath tub is wide enough for two or a family. The drawback was were on... More 

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Thank Barbara F
Yulia G, Manager at Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Barbara Thank you again for a wonderful review of our hotel and your continued support. We are pleased to hear that you had a fantastic stay with us and you liked our hotel property very much. We have duly noted your appreciation regarding our staff and it will definitely lift their spirit. Regarding the lift, We understand it is... More 

Nendaz, Switzerland
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21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay there. The rooms are ok, a bit pricey for what it is. The room at their sister hotel (Royal Penguin 2 a hundred meters away) are way better), The breakfast was amazing and the staff very nice.

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Thank Bastian F
Yulia G, Manager at Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you again for a wonderful review of our hotel and your continued support. Reading expensive, We certainly aim to be one of the best hotels by providing beautiful rooms, luxurious facilities and exquisite food, but above all - excellent services. We have spacious and comfortable rooms, modern bathrooms, Restaurant, delicious array of breakfast and our central location.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We were given a very warm welcome when we arrived at the hotel and were delighted to be told we had been upgraded to the penthouse room, the Everest suite. Our room had all the facilities to make our stay comfortable including AC, a big double bed with fresh linen and lots of white towels. There was a kettle, plenty... More 

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Thank Ruth D
Yulia G, Manager at Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for such a wonderful feedback regarding your stay at our Hotel. We are pleased to hear that you had a very comfortable stay with us. Review is very motivating to us and it gives us a boost to go an extra mile to exceed our guests expectations each time. We are happy to learn that we... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Concierge
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Well-positioned in Thamel, Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Kathmandu. Set 0.0 Km from the excitement of the city, this 3.5-star hotel commands an excellent location and provides access to the city's biggest attractions. A haven of rest and relaxation, the hotel will offer total renewal just steps away from the city's numerous attractions such as Kathesimbhu Stupa, Kathmandu Guest House Minitheatre, Gandharba Culture and Art Organisation.Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. Top features of the hotel include meeting facilities, laundry service/dry cleaning, tours, restaurant, bar/pub.Step into one of 13 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as television LCD/plasma screen, separate shower and tub, bathtub, extra long beds (> 2 meters), coffee/tea maker. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as garden, sauna, fitness center, massage to make your stay truly unforgettable. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Kathmandu, make Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel your home away from home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel

Address: JP Road, Thamel | Chettrapati, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Region: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Price Range: $84 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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Hotel Style:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Kathmandu
#11 Romantic Hotel in Kathmandu
#14 Spa Hotel in Kathmandu
#17 Family Hotel in Kathmandu
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