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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2012

We loved Newa Chen in Patan, Kathmandu. The charm and authenticity of this UNESCO World Heritage site is what immediately greets you as you walk in through the historically accurate small entrance (mind your head!). The family that runs it has your interests at heart and truly want you to enjoy your stay. They were incredibly accomodating for our needs... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2012

Newa Chen is a refurbished Newari house in the center of Patan (Lalitpur). Although it may not have the same facilities as a modern hotel, we loved to stay there. It's one of the Hotels we liked more in our trip to Nepal. The house is very beautiful and the rooms and comfortable enough, and very clean. It's 2 minutes... More 

1 Thank BarCisIgo
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2012

The architecture is amazing! I felt like I was going back in time. The ceilings and doors are very low, and both the beds and seats in the attached seating area are legless so they are low as well, but that added to the charm and uniqueness. Since my husband and I are both short, this didn't bother us, but... More 

2 Thank Catherine A
San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2012

Newa Chen is a delightful and traditional Narwari-style house that has been in the family for over 300 years. I has been tastefully renovated by a UNESCO grant and the current owners take great pride in their house as well as making their guest comfortable. The whole building is both very tasteful and simple. All the bed rooms are slightly... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2012

This is a lovely, comfortable guesthouse, beautifully restored with the help of Unesco funds. Good location near Patan Durbar Square. Helpful staff but the service can be slow at breakfast, even by Nepali standards! Not suitable for tall people as the ceilings and doors are low. Woken early as the street is noisy

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shanghai china
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2012

we stayed three nights at Newa Chén 2nd floor. The rooms are lovely, the staff is very friendly and the breakfast everyday different. Airport pick up 500RB.Normally They do not reply e-mail only when you very close to your flight day.3mins walk to Patan Dubar. A little problem the blanket have not been dry in the sun, so has smell,My... More 

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New York, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2012

We were excited to find this boutique hotel in the heart of Patan.  The hotel is exquisite, with a beautiful courtyard and large, comfy rooms which all contain a sitting area.  The decor is fantastic and the architecture is very unique. It's something different and well worth the stay.

1 Thank mhamrah
New York, New York, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2012

If you go to Kathmandu, add Patan to the list. If you go to Patan, add Newa Chen as the place to stay. It's difficult to capture the essence of a Newari home except by staying there. Note: Everything is low in a Newari home Mattresses are on the floor but were comfortable. The staff was as lovely as the... More 

Thank George F
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 June 2012

The place is lovely and the staff is very friendly, but the actual space is very uncomfortable. My husband and I spent three nights in mid-June and neither of us is very tall, but we found the low ceilings and doorways very uncomfortable.The courtyard where they serve breakfast is nice in the morning, but is not well-lit enough to sit... More 

1 Thank RKOJerusalem
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2012

We stayed for three nights at Newa Chen, and were pleased with the choice. The staff are friendly and attentive. The room was very clean, all traditional decor, with lovely carved windows overlooking the courtyard. There was complimentary fresh fruit and mineral water provided but no tea making facilities, which was a little disappointing for the money spent, but no... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Newa Chen is a traditional Newari house about 350 years old, that has been restored and converted into tourist accommodation under a UNESCO project. It offers people a chance to experience traditional Newari lifestyle and values that are different from the modern materialistic world. A Newari house is characterized by the use of natural materials, the intricate wood carving and brickwork, low ceilings and welcoming atmosphere. ... more   less 

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Address: Kulimha, Kobahal _ 9, Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal
Region: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Patan (Lalitpur)
Price Range: $24 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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Newa Chen Hotel Patan (Lalitpur)
Newa Chen Nepal/Patan (Lalitpur), Kathmandu Valley
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“Stay in the old rooms for the atmosphere... tiny, low, spare, amazing carved wood screens”
 of 5 bubbles JudyFrostChesley, 13 May 2016 | Read review
“Not for the taller (or even medium height) guest.”
 of 5 bubbles DainO_12, 7 Jan 2016 | Read review
“best is the double with bathroom overlooking the street”
 of 5 bubbles tourmanagerexeter, 4 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Rooms near the road can be a bit noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles sexyaccordion, 27 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The deluxe room on the first floor has a lovely large window opening onto the courtyard below.”
 of 5 bubbles 832ruthm, 16 Jan 2015 | Read review
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