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Shiva Guest House

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#4 of 14 hotels in Bhaktapur
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Eco-Friendly Heritage Guest House. SHIVA GUEST HOUSE-pleasantly located in the heart of the Durbar Square is your address in Bhaktapur. Standing next to the Yaksheshwor Temple the city's oldest edifice dating back to 1472 AD, the guest house is where you can start your exploration trip from. You can do here what many of our esteemed guests including scholars, students and even a film crew of Bertculocci from Hollywood have done in the past. We are always behind you to help materialize your cherished dreams in Bhaktapur and beyond. With a team of professionals around, you will surely feel that you have made a right decision choosing us. SHIVA GUEST HOUSE, as our well-wishers say, is suited to all types of travelers. For your personal comfort, we offer 15 well appointed rooms, many often overlooking the palatial square in the gracious elegance. For the gourmands and gourmands, we have the Cafe Corner, which serve a wide verity of cuisine to suite both you pallet and wallet. The culinary delights here range from Newari and Nepali Dal Bhat to Chinese, Mexican, Italian, Indian and Continental delicacies. And when comes the question of the quality of our culinary offerings. We never forget Hygiene is our top priority. Adding to the mesmerizing ambience, we also have rooftop garden from which you can savor the splendor of nature's graciousness all around on the south, the bliss you feel at SHIVA GUEST HOUSE is something different.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Restaurant
Airport transportation
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Foot massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
24-hour check-in
Wifi
Full body massage
Massage
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
ATM on site
First aid kit
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2.0 of 5 stars
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Languages Spoken
Hindi
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Anthony M wrote a review July 2022
8 contributions4 helpful votes
We didn't stay here (but I wish we had), but we came constantly for breakfast, lunch and dinner. As others have said, the restaurant really exceeds expectations. I had no idea that we would have such fresh, healthy, tasty and safe food in Nepal. (FYI, in 2.5 weeks, nobody in our family had any stomach ailments, again defying what we expected in Nepal). The kids loved everything and ate so well. The owner even played soccer with my son each day while we waited for the meals. Just superb.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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annecaroline011 wrote a review May 2022
Sao Paulo, SP32 contributions9 helpful votes
This place is right in the middle of the medieval areas of Bhaktapur, in front of temples and in a very historic building, comfy bed, good shower. The restaurant has everything you need, great food, cold beer, very good breakfast. We really love the place and would stay again.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Dinesh Shrestha wrote a review Apr 2021
Kathmandu, Nepal7 contributions
One of the best place to hang around in Bhaktapur. Clean and hygienic rooms. Coffee shop and food is very good as well. Located at the heart of Bkt square, its own of the best in the city. Price are reasonable too.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Tony wrote a review Nov 2020
Massachusetts31 contributions2 helpful votes
I travel to Nepal every year. Shiva Guesthouse is where I like to stay the most. Whether a regular visitor or first timer, guests are treated like family. Nepal was closed to foreigners for eight months and opened to trekkers only one month ago. For this reason tourism-related businesses are all closed. But Shiva is open. I spent the past week here to fulfill the quarantine requirement. Shiva’s restaurant is open with a reduced menu, but the manager offered to make anything else if I asked him. Such is the hospitality you can expect. Actually this is an ideal time to visit Bhaktapur. In normal times there is an overabundance of trinket shops. But right now, almost all are closed for lack of tourists. The local culture and traditions are more apparent. Keep safe, but come to Bhaktapur if you can.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Responded 17 Nov 2020
Dear Tony Thank you for your warm feedback and enjoyed our hospitality . Its great to welcome you again. Hope to see you again with next visit . Please stay safe .
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348kar wrote a review Mar 2020
13 contributions1 helpful vote
Lovely place and service!!! Very warm feeling and so welcoming stuff. Nice food too. In the very center place Durbar Square, with all the ancient temples, towers, bells, fantastic handcarwingworks, artmuseum...
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 21 Mar 2020
Dear Guest Thank you for your warm feedback and enjoyed our hospitality . We hope to see your next visit. Stay safe.
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Thoughtful100 wrote a review Jan 2020
Lincoln, United Kingdom237 contributions167 helpful votes
The location on Durbar Square could not be bettered. The service was first class including arranging taxis for us. The room and shared bathroom were small, simple and typical of Nepalese rooms at this price point. We had a lovely view over the Square (still being rebuilt after the earthquake but still an incredibly beautiful place). We visited in the coldest month and there is permanent natural ventilation in all the rooms meaning it was certainly rather cold but we anticipated this and supplemented the bedding with our warm sleeping bags. If you don’t have these and visit in winter ask for more blankets. I am sure they will give you some. Breakfast was great too. I would stop again if visiting without doubt.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 25 Jan 2020
Dear Guest Thank you for your warm feedback and enjoyed our hospitality . We hope to see you again.
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Thomas wrote a review Dec 2019
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the guesthouse is very close to the center and also the restaurant. we felt welcome from the owner and he was very helpful. the room was clean and everything was working. it was cold because of december but the bedcover was warm :-). the restaurant had windows and a little heater and the food was delicious. thank you for all
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 14 Dec 2019
Dear Thomas Warm greetings and regards. Merry Christmas and new year 2020 in advance . Thank you for your warm feedback and enjoyed our hospitality.
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Andrew G wrote a review Nov 2019
London, United Kingdom6 contributions6 helpful votes
What a perfect place to stay. We'd just finished a walk to the Gokyo Lakes and so thoroughly enjoyed the comforts of Shiva 1 guesthouse, as well as it's fabulous location and amazingly helpful staff. The food was good and the rooms charmingly furnished. Yes, of course there's noise in the mornings from people visiting the temple and dogs, but that's part of the charm. We loved it.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 24 Nov 2019
Dear Andrew Thank you for your warm feedback and enjoyed the stay with us. We hope to see your next visit .
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Fisher.warren wrote a review Sept 2019
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don't stay too long in Kathmandu but go visit bhaktapur....almost totally car free...but alot of motorbikes...this original home of the kingdom is very interesting...and when you go you must stay at the Shiva guest house...fantastic location on Durban square...rooms are very clean and comfortable...food is very tasty..and the family run hotel is very hospitable...do yourself a favor and visit !!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 20 Sept 2019
Dear Shimshoner Warm greetings and regards from shiva family . Thank you for recommend us . We hope to see your next visit .
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Anita wrote a review Sept 2019
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Shiva Guest House located in the middle of the the square with tempels and ringing bells. Magic! The staff at the guesthouse is very helpful and arranges taxi from airport to the guesthouse if you ask for that. Nice and helpful taxi drivers. The staff also help you with guides if you need that. Nice food at the guesthouse. Always crowded in the restaurant. I recomend Shiva Guesthouse!
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Dear Anita Warm greetings and regards from shiva family . Thank you for your warm feedback and enjoyed our hospitality .we hope to see you again .
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PRICE RANGE
AU$29 - AU$64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
shiva guest house1 and 2, shiva guest house1 & 2 hotel bhaktapur, shiva hotel kathmandu
LOCATION
NepalCentral RegionBagmati ZoneKathmandu ValleyBhaktapur
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shiva Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Shiva Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Nyatapola Temple (0.1 km), Bhaktapur Durbar Square (0.02 km), and Taumadhi Square (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Shiva Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Shiva Guest House?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Shiva Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Community At The Nanee, Alphabet Pizzeria, and Beans The Coffee Shop.
Does Shiva Guest House have airport transportation?
Yes, Shiva Guest House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Shiva Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Bhaktapur.
Are there any historical sites close to Shiva Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting 55 Window Palace (0.08 km), Peacock Window (0.7 km), and Bhaktapur Durbar Square (0.1 km).