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Newa Chen

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Alexandria, VA
Reviewed 2 September 2015

We showed up unannounced after our original booking turned out to be closed, and they could not have been nicer. The hotel itself is a wonderful restoration of a traditional Newari house, and well located a short walk from Patan's Durbar square. Everything was very clean and there is a nice shady reading nook in the courtyard with a long...

1Thank HopefulinAlexandria
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Newa Chen is very traditional Newari guesthouse. That's what I loved about it! That being said, if you are averse to sleeping on a mattress on the floor, sitting on a low stool or the floor, or taking your shoes off while in your room, Newa Chen may not be for you. Each room is unique and has unique art...

1Thank sexyaccordion
Reviewed 23 May 2015

This was my second time staying in Newa Chen, the first was 6 years ago. The house is beautiful, with nicely decorated rooms and a lovely courtyard where birds fly around in the morning during breakfast. Breakfast is different every day, but is always really nice. The family and staff are extremely nice and welcoming. I stayed here a few...

3Thank NeevDel
Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 24 April 2015

We stayed for two nights in the charming and beautifully restored Newa Chen recently. No need to say that the doors and ceilings are low, we knew that before booking. It's all part of the charm of the experience! Our room was lovely, with wall niches containing small statues and other artefacts, almost like a living museum. The staff and...

1Thank Parpig
Reviewed 17 April 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for one night. The staff were pleasant and helpful and staying in an historical building was definitely interesting. It's location is also great. Slightly too expensive I would say and have to call them in advance if out after 9.30.

1Thank Vlad G
Lille, France
Reviewed 8 April 2015

This is with great pleasure that I would recommend to stay in Newa Chen guesthouse, after the amazing few days I spent there last week. Location is perfect in the fantastic old town of Patan, rooms are really beautifully decorated, and hosts are very friendly. Breakfast is perfect... I hope i'll be able to come back soon !!

2Thank adeline268
Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Staff were great. Room was very cosy, bed on floor but comfortable. Bring earplugs for street noise (think that is the entire Kathmandu suggestion). Breakfast was very good. Nice sitting/eating/reading area. Walking distance to everything in Patan. House is 350 years old! Would definitely stay there again.

3Thank Quinn1231
Reviewed 28 March 2015

We loved Newa Chen. The staff were helpful and the hotel itself was beautiful. Our room was peaceful and comfortable. The nights were cold and it was lovely to have a hot water bottle brought up to warm us. Breakfast was unusual and good. The hotel was near to the Patan Durbar square. I would warmly recommend it.

3Thank Peckhampam
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Located in the historic Patan area, this historic building (400 years old) has been converted into a boutique hotel. It is a quiet oasis in the midst of the chaos of Kathmandu, with a courtyard garden. Fantastic breakfast and welcoming hosts. There is no lift but it is only 2 floors. Free (and good) WIFI......and cheap! Recommended!

2Thank hornyhombre
Sciez, France
Reviewed 19 March 2015

Just 3 minutes walk from Durbar Square, this charming little boutiquei hotel has been carefully an lovingly restored with the help of UNESCO. Lots of charm ands authenticity, pleasant and friendly staff, clean rooms, courtesy fruit and water.. The downside: no restaurant and inevitably very noisy. The good makes up for the bad.

3Thank Felicity L

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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
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Newa Chen Hotel Patan (Lalitpur)
Newa Chen Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal - Kathmandu Valley
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“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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