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Shambaling Boutique Hotel

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Near the great Boudha Stupa Boudha, Kathmandu 1001 Nepal
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#20 of 547 hotels in Kathmandu
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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.
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Sona wrote a review Mar 2020
San Francisco, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
In my travels, I’ve always wished that wherever I stay I’d be able to converse and be understood, that I’d be able to experience all the conveniences they have to offer and lastly be given a lot of choices. And I must say Shambaling is where I was able to experience this. The staffs had a good communication skill and they made sure we were very comfortable. It’s very convenient for us to walk down towards Boudhanath Stupa in the evening from the alleyway behind the hotel. They also sent one of the staff to guide the way. Gracias Shambaling !
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Jigme Phuntsok Chodon, Owner at Shambaling Boutique Hotel
Responded 19 Mar 2020
Dear Guest, Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your sincere and marvelous review . It is a pleasure to read that you had an enjoyed stay with us and experienced a comfortable stay with us. Please know that we always intend to deliver an exceptional experience to all of our guests, it is a pleasure to read that we succeeded in our mission. Rest assured that your kind words have been relayed to our team and they know how much you enjoyed your stay at Shambaling Boutique Hotel. We very much look forward to welcoming you at Shambaling in near future! Warmest regards, Jigme Phuntsok Chodon / Mrs. General Manager
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Boopooso wrote a review Mar 2020
San Rafael, California6 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a hotel tucked inside a small alleyway when coming from Boudha Stupa. I imagined it would be a disappointment but I was wrong. SHAMBALING is a hidden wonder and I recommend you stay a night here to experience all the bells and whistles this place has to offer you. Thank you Shambaling for making my 2 day stay here wonderful.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Jigme Phuntsok Chodon, Owner at Shambaling Boutique Hotel
Responded 19 Mar 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your sincere and marvelous review and to have titled our hotel as "Hidden Wonder". Please know that we always intend to deliver an exceptional experience to all of our guests, it is a pleasure to read that we succeeded in our mission. Rest assured that your kind words have been relayed to our team and they know how much you enjoyed your stay at Shambaling Boutique Hotel. We very much look forward to welcoming you at Shambaling in near future! Take care and stay safe! Warmest regards, Jigme Phuntsok Chodon / Mrs. General Manager
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Dreamer392315 wrote a review Mar 2020
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I felt very well, the staff is very friendly and charming. My Room sometimes a bit noisy, but overall no problem with. Kitchen ist 1. class in my opinion. Could stay at any time again. I really recommend the place, A bit outside of the main city and with its special character inside Tibetan and Nepali culture.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: 305 is best for couple, 202 is ok for single
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Responded 19 Mar 2020
Dear Guest, It is a pleasure to know that you had an enjoyable stay with us and that you in your opinion our kitchen was 1st class. We appreciate you highly recommending us. We very much look forward to welcoming you at Shambaling in near future! Warmest regards, Jigme Phuntsok Chodon / Mrs. General Manager
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BPT wrote a review Feb 2020
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Overall the hotel was very well maintained and managed. Staff is very polite and friendly. Food is excellent and biggest surprise. Rooms are very neat and tidy. Everything felt like it was managed by an experienced top tier hotel. Location is quiet yet the stupa is just 5-10 min walk.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Jigme Phuntsok Chodon, Owner at Shambaling Boutique Hotel
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Dear Guest, I am deeply humbled and extremely happy to read that our service quality was par your expectation. We are always delighted to know that our guest have had an enjoyable stay with us. We always intend to deliver an exceptional experience to all of our guests, it is a pleasure to read that we succeeded in our mission. Rest assured that your kind words have been relayed to our team and they know how much you enjoyed your stay at Shambaling Boutique Hotel. We very much look forward to welcoming you at Shambaling in near future! Warmest regards, Jigme Phuntsok Chodon / Mrs. General Manager
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j0sep0rtip0nsa wrote a review Feb 2020
Barcelona, Spain1 contribution
many mistakes in accounting of the servises, everytimes many mistakes in the accounting of the services, always in favor of the hotel. The dinning room was extremely cold and they gave excuses not to turn on the stoves. Not very good quality-price relationship
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: double superior garden views
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Responded 27 Feb 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us once again. It was indeed our pleasure to have you with us. I noticed your feedback regarding the accounting of the service. Please excuse this inconvenience as it is certainly not our standard to have accounting mistakes with our guest repeatedly. Quite on the contrary, we always strive to fix / arrange our guest request or misunderstandings as early as possible. I hope the same has been arranged for you as well. Please rest assured that we have discussed the issue with respective department for better service to our guest in future. Thank you very much for your constructive feedback and I do hope we may welcome you back with us in the near future with my personal assurance on our service. Warmest regards, Jigme Phuntsok Chodon / Mrs. General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
USD 45 - USD 89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
NepalCentral RegionBagmati ZoneKathmandu ValleyKathmandu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
31
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shambaling Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Shambaling Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Boudhanath Stupa (0.7 km), Shechen Monastery (0.7 km), and Boudha Stupa Thanka Center (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Shambaling Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Shambaling Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Shambaling Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Shambaling Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shambaling Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Roadhouse Cafe Boudha, La Casita De Boudhanath, and Rox Restaurant.
Does Shambaling Boutique Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Shambaling Boutique Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Shambaling Boutique Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Shambaling Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Nepali.
Are there any historical sites close to Shambaling Boutique Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square (6.2 km), Krisnhna Mandir Temple (Chayasim Deval) (7.1 km), and Patan Royal Palace (7.2 km).