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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is difficult, perhaps impossible, to compare a hotel in Bhaktapur, Nepal, with hotels in Europe. I stayed in 11 different hotels/lodges during my 18 day visit in Nepal. Shiva Guesthouse 1 was the 3de "nicest" and Shiva Guesthouse 2 was the next nicest. Guesthouse 1 isat Durbar square, while guesthouse 2 is just outside the gate to the square.... More 

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kailashdhaubanjar, Guest Relations Manager at Shiva Guest House1 & 2, responded to this review

Dear Solveig Thank you for your feedback . As your booking was made in budget room so it's simple in shiva 1 . Where was due to full booked we had to make your booking in shiva 2. We are very sorry for the inconvenience of hot water and drain we will make struck follow up . Thank you for... More 

Switzerland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to be in Nepal within Nepal to feel Nepal SHIVA GUEST HOUSE is the right place!!! With open heart you experience what money cannot give; authentic atmosphere of nepal. spirituality in simplisity. Stay in Bhaktapur not in Kathmandu!!! Ho Park

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kailashdhaubanjar, Guest Relations Manager at Shiva Guest House1 & 2, responded to this review

Hello Ho Thank you again a for the feedback and hope to see you soon . More 

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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Shiva's guesthouse for two nights. As the main building was full I got a room in the annex building. As I realized later this is much better. The room 702 was large, with balcony, clean and with well working power socket. It was on the top floor, hence I had a good view over the city, not... More 

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kailashdhaubanjar, Guest Relations Manager at Shiva Guest House1 & 2, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your feedback and enjoyed your stay with us . We hope to see you again . More 

Floyd, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Best place to start your trip in Nepal. Kailash and Naresh are incredibly helpful! These brothers are #1 when it comes to providing excellent accommodations at their guest houses, delicious food in the restaurant, great touring services and transport as needed. I felt at home in Nepal thanks to these wonderful men and highly recommend Shiva Guesthouse!

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kailashdhaubanjar, Guest Relations Manager at Shiva Guest House1 & 2, responded to this review

Dear Jody and Tom Thank you for your warm feedback and enjoyed your stay with us. Warm greetings from shiva team . We hope to see you with groups next year . More 

Taipei, Taiwan
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Excellent chicken fry rice and fry chicken we ordered, the restaurant is facing Durbar square, so you can enjoey a nice meal with the heritage, giving youself wonderful experience. The setting in the restaurant is good so you are eyes with the magnificent structures and having a good meal. Toiler is western style, I believe this is important to many... More 

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kailashdhaubanjar, Guest Relations Manager at Shiva Guest House1 & 2, responded to this review

Dear Guest Nice to hear from you and thank you for your warm feedback . More 

Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

I stayed at building No.1, which had the most incredible location and view on to the square. In the morning, i could open my window, hear the bells, and watch women carrying bowls of offerings to the temples. So serene. The building itself was good. I liked the restaurant and my room was cozy. The only thing i didn't like... More 

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kailashdhaubanjar, Guest Relations Manager at Shiva Guest House1 & 2, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your feedback and enjoyed our service but we deeply sorry for the bathroom issue as its common bathroom and some make it mess some times . We try our best to improve it . We hope to see you again . More 

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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Ever seen such a true claim: warm atmosphere and kindness for the whole stay from Kailas and its staff. I would Also recommend Shiva restaurant @Shiva 1, that welcomes you in a Very pleasant and relaxing way and prepares recipes (Tried nepali & indian) with care.

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Dear Federica. Thank you for your warm feedback and enjoyed our service. We look forward to see you again . More 

Bangkok
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

Staying at the Shiva Guesthouse Durbur Square, I got the rooms facing the square which was really amazing. Even you have to pay an entrance fee of 15 USD to get to the guesthouse, you can easily walk from there to everywhere in the old quarter. The rooms are quite dirty and poor equipped, plug-ins are not working and cleaning... More 

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kailashdhaubanjar, Guest Relations Manager at Shiva Guest House1 & 2, responded to this review

Dear Gary Thank you for your feedback . We are very sorry for your uncomfortable stay , we will take this issue strickly and maintain the problem . More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

I stayed at Shiva Guest House 1 for nearly 3 months as part of my doctoral project on a local ritualistic performance, and I was very happy with the excellent location, consistently great food (from my perspective, the best food in Bhaktapur), and helpful service provided during my entire time there. The room was also spacious and comfortable with a... More 

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Hello Matt Thank you for your feedback and enjoyed our stay . We hope to see you again in oct. More 

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Reviewed 23 April 2016

I stayed there three times: Once in Shiva Guest House 1, twice in SGH 2. Number 1 is in a wonderful location and has a nice dining room. Number 2 has better rooms and, although very close, is more quiet. Yours to choose, but you can sleep there and eat here!

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Thank you for your warm feedback and please share your visit to your friends and family . More 

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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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shiva Guest House1 & 2

Address: 11 Durbar Square, Bhaktapur 44800, Nepal
Region: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Bhaktapur
Price Range: $15 - $34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Shiva Guest House1 & 2 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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“Rooms higher up are nicer than on 1st floor. Durbar square view comes with disturbing dog barking at night.”
 of 5 bubbles solveigp114, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“if you want to be in Nepal within Nepal this is just the best place in Bhaktapur!!! Any room!!!”
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“building #1 with a view of the square”
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“Room 303 has the best view.”
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“BE nice to Kailash & I'm sure he'll sort you out ;)”
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