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. Guesthouse 2 is a little newer, cleaner, better functioning. Neither guesthouse has any heating, beds are uncomfortable, but have clean sheets, and plenty of blankets. Both guestrooms were reasonably clean. In Guesthouse 2 I had an own bathroom, clean and with hot water. In guesthouse 1 I shared a bathroom/toilet in the hall with other guests on the same floor. There was no hot water and the drain didn't work, it was dirty.
Shiva guesthouse 2 was quiet. In guesthouse 1 I was woken by barking dogs at night and by worshiping local people in the morning. Durbar square has several stupas/places for worshiping, two immediate outside the entrance top the guesthouse
Shiva guesthouse 1 has a restaurant on bottom floor, serving really good Dhal Bhat. The restaurant was frequented by foreign tourists and a bit of a meeting place for foreigners in Nepal due to work. There was an English newspaper in the morning. The staff was friendly and helpful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Shiva Guest House1 & 2 Hotel Bhaktapur
- Shiva Guest House1 And 2
- Shiva Hotel Kathmandu