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Shiva Guest House1 & 2
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Bhaktapur
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16 reviews
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“Beautiful and memorable place”
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Bhaktapur is the most beautiful place we have ever been, and Shiva Guest house is the best place to enjoy this heritage city. It was amazing to listen all the chanting and look at the square that is one minute from the hotel.
The room was very beautiful with comfortable bed and good shower.
The staff was amazing and very hospitable, always smiling. I had a small accident so they immediately helped!
The restaurant on the roof is amazing with the best curd I have ever tried!

Highly recommended!

Room Tip: Best experience and views are in rooms looking at the square
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  • Stayed April 2016, travelled as a couple
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kailashdhaubanjar, Guest Relations Manager at Shiva Guest House1 & 2, responded to this review, 19 March 2017
Dear Maja

Thank you for your warm feedback and enjoyed your stay with us. Warm greetings from shiva team . We wish to welcome you again .
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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Bhaktapur is a good place to stay if you don't need the hustle of Kathmandu and want to be close to the local way of life. And Shiva Guest House is right there on Durbar square among the temples and King Curd shops. Food at Shiva is one of the better options in Bhaktapur as well: great vegetable pakodas, a good Nepalese dal, some Indian curries and a very tasty pulao. The kids liked the french fries and cheese balls. Rooms are a little basic but comfortable enough. Staff are friendly and helpful. Ask for a room on the front if you really want to wake up to a view of the square and the sound of temple bells in the morning. The sights of Bhaktapur are all within walking distance and there's easily enough to keep you busy for a whole day's wander. Bhaktapur is just as close to Kathmandu airport as Kathmandu itself and all the other sights of the Kathmandu valley are easy to get to by taxi or bus.

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  • Stayed February 2017, travelled with family
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kailashdhaubanjar, Guest Relations Manager at Shiva Guest House1 & 2, responded to this review, 3 March 2017
Dear David
Thank you for your warm feedback and enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again and happy to welcoming in coming future days.
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

The staff was awesome and the rooms very nice. Very quiet part of bhaktapur, with a lot of local flavor. I became friends with the guy that works there, dileep. In a place where the locals treat white people like a paycheck Dileep treated me like a person and I really appreciated it.

Stayed February 2017, travelled solo
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kailashdhaubanjar, Guest Relations Manager at Shiva Guest House1 & 2, responded to this review, 22 February 2017
Dear Andy
Warm greeting and regards from Dilip . Thank you for your feedback and enjoyed our service . Please do share your visit with your friends and family .
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

I had a very pleasant stay at Shiva Guest House 1, probably the best place to enjoy Bhaktapur, right on Durbar Square! My room looked upon the Square, I could almost touch the main pagoda temple, it was amazing to hear the chanting during the evening pujas. My room was simple but comfy, staff is super helpful and always smiling, they can organise taxi transfers and much more upon request. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed January 2017, travelled solo
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kailashdhaubanjar, Guest Relations Manager at Shiva Guest House1 & 2, responded to this review, 16 February 2017
Dear Mirek

It was nice to serve you and have talk with you. Thank you for your warm feedback and we hope to see you again .

Thank you.
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

As far as guesthouses go this was excellent. The room was big, shower hot and staff very friendly. We also had meals included which were very good. When we were there it was very cold but the doonas kept us warm at night. We stayed at No.2 which was quiet.

Stayed January 2017, travelled as a couple
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kailashdhaubanjar, Guest Relations Manager at Shiva Guest House1 & 2, responded to this review, 15 January 2017
Dear Marcia
Nice to hear from you . Thank you for your warm feedback and we hope to see you again .
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Property: Shiva Guest House1 & 2
Address: 11 Durbar Square, Bhaktapur 44800, Nepal
Region: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Bhaktapur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Bhaktapur
Price range (per night): $20 - $99
Hotel Class:2 star — Shiva Guest House1 & 2 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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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