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Newa Chen

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for three nights. We had a shared bathroom which luckily for us was right outside our room. Everything was explained when we arrived which was handy; tips for locking the door, warnings about low ceilings, times the doors would be locked, the fact that the whole accommodation was non smoking which I really appreciated. My partner arrived...

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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I had such a great experience staying at Newa Chen. The people who work there were lovely, helpful and accommodating. We had to leave at 6am to catch a flight and they went out of their way to serve us a full breakfast! They have also been very helpful with arranging taxis, giving directions, and keeping our bags as we...

Thank IsabelleGee
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We absolutely loved our stay at Newa Chen, the building is a beautifully renovated traditional house. The staff are very friendly and helpful, rooms are peaceful beautiful and clean. For the first few nights we stayed in the room with shared bathroom, then moved to private bathroom for one night. Both rooms were lovely. Breakfast is great, you get something...

Thank harrynjones
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Good place to stay. Provide excellent customer services - polite and kindness Clean and cozy environment Beautiful building and architecture design Served healthy breakfast and tasty This is one of my best accommodation that I had have stayed.

Thank Msia_vic
Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Traveling in Nepal with our young teenager, this was a lovely, wonderfully interesting place to stay near the temple square. Yes- low ceilings, yes- no luxurious baths (or exercise rooms or casino or Infinity edge pool.... you can get that stuff anywhere (even Kathmandu if you want)... that was much of the charm. If you don't get that, then don't...

Thank JudyFrostChesley
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous hotel with history. Long history! If you are looking for 5 star facilities. This is not the place for you. If you want a place that makes you feel at home, where you feel special, where you can rest in beautiful rooms and surroundings, a place rich in story, then stay at Newa Chen. It is also a stone's...

Thank Pinay05
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Had to ship out of Thamel in Kathmandu to find some peace. A nice little Unesco restored Newari house/hotel (well, B&B with breakfast that varies daily). Just off Durbar. Run by very friendly family. Hot water bottles delivered nightly, very clean. Static computer on landing for communal use. 24hr hot water. Wifi. How tall are you? Because at 5'9" I...

1Thank Dain O
Conwy, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 December 2015

My wife and I stayed here for a night at the end of a 3 week trip to Nepal. Its a 350 year old Newari house that has been beautifully converted to a hotel. It was by far the best hotel we stayed in. The room was lovely, with a view out on to the well kept garden. Its an...

1Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 4 November 2015

outstanding rooms(mind your heads on the beams !) spotless bathroom, breakfast excellent...loved it. Will return as soon as possible.....as this is B and B, try Swotha 50 yards away for dinner...excellent !

1Thank tourmanagerexeter
Veneto, Italy
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

I usually prefer boutique hotels and family owned cozy guest house. Last year I have been in Patan in another cozy newari house, but this one is definitely at higher standards (thanks to UNESCO capital invested in). The deluxe triple room is the best choice or you cold go in the cheaper double bed with outside private bathroom. The garden...

1Thank Alberto1974

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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 

Additional Information about Newa Chen

Address: Kulimha, Kobahal-9, Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal
Region: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Patan (Lalitpur)
Price Range: $23 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Newa Chen Hotel Patan (Lalitpur)
Newa Chen Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal - Kathmandu Valley
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“Stay in the old rooms for the atmosphere... tiny, low, spare, amazing carved wood screens”
JudyFrostChesley, 13 May 2016 | Read review
“Not for the taller (or even medium height) guest.”
DainO_12, 7 Jan 2016 | Read review
“best is the double with bathroom overlooking the street”
tourmanagerexeter, 4 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Rooms near the road can be a bit noisy.”
sexyaccordion, 27 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The deluxe room on the first floor has a lovely large window opening onto the courtyard below.”
832ruthm, 16 Jan 2015 | Read review
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