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Shiva Guest House1 & 2
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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.

Room Tip: 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
  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
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Thank David H
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kailashdhaubanjar, Guest Relations Manager at Shiva Guest House1 & 2, responded to this reviewResponded 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
Thank Andy V
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kailashdhaubanjar, Guest Relations Manager at Shiva Guest House1 & 2, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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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Thank Mirek83
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kailashdhaubanjar, Guest Relations Manager at Shiva Guest House1 & 2, responded to this reviewResponded 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
Thank Marcia B
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kailashdhaubanjar, Guest Relations Manager at Shiva Guest House1 & 2, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Reviewed 29 November 2016

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.

Room Tip: Rooms higher up are nicer than on 1st floor. Durbar square view comes with disturbing dog barking at night.
  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled with friends
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Thank Solveig P
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kailashdhaubanjar, Guest Relations Manager at Shiva Guest House1 & 2, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2016

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 the suggestion and its rush season so some time it occur .

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