15 Best Hotels In Nepal: Home To The Himalayas And Other Wonders - Updated 2021

15 Best Hotels In Nepal: Home To The Himalayas And Other Wonders - Updated 2021
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Verena
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Travelers from all over the world fly to Nepal to explore its surreal Himalayan Mountains and uncover its distinct culture. But in order to do so, you first need to secure accommodation for your stay there. Sure, it may be easy to find hotels in the main cities like Kathmandu. However, sometimes it can be harder in the quiet towns or rural areas. If you’re struggling to decide on a place to stay in Nepal, look no further. From its global capital city to its small cultural towns, the list below has got you covered for accommodation options in Nepal!

1. Temple Tree Resort & Spa, Pokhara (from USD 140)

Nestled in a corner next to Phewa Lake, Temple Tree Resort & Spa is a great stay for visitors to the city of Pokhara. Situated only 150 meters (492 feet) away from the lake, this small boutique hotel provides its guests with breathtaking views of the Annapurna Mountain Range. Nothing comes close to admiring the gorgeous snowy Himalayan Mountains from the comfort of your room.

Featuring bright and colorful rooms in cottages, Temple Tree Resort & Spa brings out an ideal combination of western architecture and Nepal’s Himalayan culture. During the hot summer months, take a dip at the resort’s outdoor infinity pool. And when it gets cooler, between October and March, soak in the hot tub instead. The spa is also available year-round for wellness and massage services at an additional cost. A complimentary breakfast buffet is a bonus.


Temple Tree Resort & Spa

Address: Gaurighat, Lakeside- 06

2. Hotel Middle Path, Pokhara (from USD 29)

A quiet bed and breakfast by Phewa Lake, Hotel Middle Path is a budget-friendly hotel suitable for tourists in Pokhara. Located within a 3-minute walk of all shops and restaurants around Phewa Lake, this hotel creates the balance of a peaceful retreat without being isolated.

Get a taste of local Nepali cuisine at the hotel’s in-house restaurant. As you do that, don’t forget to enjoy the stunning mountain and lake views from Hotel Middle Path. It also features 2 gardens and a 24-hour front desk service, available to help guests at all hours of the day.

With clean and comfortable rooms, this bed-and-breakfast is a good starting point for people looking to start their Nepalese adventures. From paragliding and rafting to mountain trekking, you will probably find yourself spend most of the time outdoors. If you have no intention of hanging out in the hotel all day, the minimalism of Hotel Middle Path could not be more ideal.


Hotel Middle Path & Spa

Address: Lakeside-6,

3. Hotel Landmark Pokhara, Pokhara (from USD 55)

What makes Hotel Landmark different from the previous two hotels in Pokhara is its distinctive building made from handmade bricks and carved wood. Just a mere few minutes’ walk away from Phewa Lake, this 3-star hotel is extremely affordable, considering its location in the tourism capital of Nepal.

Tuck in at night with the warm ambience of each room. Decorated with hand-carved wood furniture, each of Hotel Landmark’s 84 rooms provides a comfort like no other. All rooms are guaranteed views of either the mountains or the lake. Waking up to one of the world’s most amazing landscapes and a complimentary breakfast is unbeatable in every aspect.


Hotel Landmark Pokhara

Address: Landmark Chowk, Lakeside

Fishing Mobile app for room service Physical distancing rules followed Access to health care professionals Breakfast in the room VIP room facilities Airport shuttle (additional charge) Meeting/banquet facilities

4. Hotel Peace Palace Nepal, Lumbini (from 33 USD)

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If you’re planning to visit Lumbini during your trip to Nepal, consider spending a night or two at Hotel Peace Palace Nepal. A 6-hour drive away from the nearest major city of Pokhara, Lumbini is difficult to visit on a day trip and may require you to stay a night before making your journey back. And with the Mayadevi Temple only 100 meters (328 feet) away, Hotel Peace Palace Nepal is located in the heart of Lumbini.

Overlooking the city, this modern hotel is hidden in the midst of this famous ancient heritage site. Lumbini is recognized as the Buddha’s birthplace. Simplistic in décor and amenities, Hotel Peace Palace Nepal is ideal for the short 1-night recharge you might need after exploring the city. But despite its modest appearance, the hotel provides free toiletries, slippers, a 24-hour front desk, garden, and a shared lounge for all guests.

Hotel Peace Palace Nepal

Address: Tiger chwok, 33300, Nepal

Price: from 33 USD

Star Rating: 3 Star

5. Shiva Guest House, Bhaktapur (from USD 13)

Ideal for people who love ancient art, culture, and craftsmanship, Shiva Guest House is conveniently located in the historical city center of Bhaktapur. Although the hotel is split into 2 buildings (Shiva Guest House 1 & 2), both are within close proximity of Bhaktapur’s Durbar Square. Head up to the hotel’s rooftop garden for a great vantage point to look over the city’s looming temples and medieval alleyways.

With 25 well-furnished and traditionally built rooms between the two buildings, Shiva Guest House caters for those interested in spending more time in Bhaktapur. Depending on your budget, this small hotel offers a range of rooms that have either shared or private bathrooms. An airport shuttle service can also be arranged on request.


Shiva Guest House

Address: Khuma Tole, Bhaktapur

6. Landmark Forest Park, Chitwan (from USD 61)

Landmark Forest Park is an eco-friendly resort just 100 meters (328 feet) away from Chitwan National Park, one of the most-visited attractions in Nepal. Surrounded by verdant forests, it is a great place for you to enjoy nature and explore the wildlife.

Have all the freedom you want in deciding what activities you wish to participate in. Offering customizable safari packages that cater to individual needs and wants, Landmark Forest Park aims to make your experience as great as possible. And if you are there specifically for the elephant safari tours, being a 10-minute walk away from the Elephant Breeding Center will no doubt be a plus.


Landmark Forest Park

Address: Ratnanagar-7, Paryatan Margh, Baghmara, Chitwan National Park, Nepal.

7. Green Park Chitwan, Chitwan (from USD 75)

Within 300 meters (984 feet) of Chitwan National Park and Elephant Riding Point, Green Park Chitwan is the place to stay if you’re seeking a holiday filled with thrilling activities. This beautiful resort is not only convenient location-wise, but also service-wise. With all activities, including the renowned elephant-riding tours, available to be planned and booked directly through the hotel, you can truly relax and let the hotel do the work for you.

If you wish to take a break from the natural wildlife, Green Park Chitwan also has a pool that is available to all guests. The best part is that this resort is very reasonably priced, especially given the quality of the hotel in all aspects. It is highly-recommended for all travelers. Whether you are traveling with a significant other or as a family, Green Park Chitwan will be able to cater to your every need.


Green Park Chitwan

Address: Tigerpoint, Baghmara

8. Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu (from USD 310)

Probably the most famous hotel in Kathmandu, Dwarika’s Hotel is a 5-star hotel that has also gained recognition as one of the finest hotels in the country. While you are there, don’t forget to appreciate the hotel’s efforts in cultural preservation. Highly-praised for its traditional wood-carved rooms, the hotel possesses one of the largest private woodwork collections in the world today.

The layout of Dwarika’s Hotel involves a collection of traditional Nepali houses that congregate around a courtyard. From the exterior to the interior, everything about this hotel embodies sophistication. Decorated primarily with wood furniture, the rooms of Dwarika’s Hotel are unlike any other. But with only 87 rooms available, be sure to make your booking at this renowned hotel early.


The Dwarika’s Hotel

Address: Battisputali

9. Dalai-La Boutique Hotel, Kathmandu (from USD 100)

Presented in a traditional Nepalese theme, Dalai-La Boutique Hotel is one of the top boutique hotels in Kathmandu. With its ancient indigenous artifacts and Buddhist décor, it captures the essence of Nepal, creating a unique experience for its guests. Each of its 25 rooms features skylights and large windows, creating an airy feel to the rooms with lots of natural light pouring in.

Despite its modern twist, Dalai-La Boutique Hotel manages to retain a hint of traditional elegance. Admire its hand-carved pillars, lattice windows, and handmade terracotta bricks that adorn the courtyard and the hotel’s façade. Its décor is truly one-of-a-kind, and you probably won’t get another chance to witness such intricate designs.

Ideally located in the central tourist area of Thamel, this luxury hotel is surrounded with lots of food, shopping, and nightlife. Learn about Nepal’s ethnic heritage, vibrant traditions, and historical landmarks, all backed by the dazzling Himalayan Mountains. Whether you are planning to explore the capital city or just stopping over as a hiking base, Dalai-La Boutique Hotel will serve your needs.


Dalai-La Boutique Hotel

Address: Chaksibari Marg, Thamel

10. Summit Hotel, Patan

Located around midway between Kathmandu and Patan, Summit Hotel is the perfect stay for travelers who want to visit both cities. It is also a great resting point if you are driving from one city to the other. Surrounded by a luscious charming garden, your room provides you with a heightened sense of peace and relaxation in this mini oasis.

Heavily influenced by Nepali culture, the hotel’s layout, décor, and furnishings create an impeccable blend of the traditional and the contemporary. If you’re lucky, you may even get views of the mountain, pool, or garden from some rooms. And even if you don’t, the rooms themselves are just as enjoyable and comfortable on their own. Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and fitness center, where you can keep fit while relaxing in this little hideaway.


Summit Hotel

Address: P.O.Box 1406, Kupondole Height,

11. Hotel Himalaya, Patan (from USD 103)

As its name suggests, Hotel Himalaya offers guests panoramic views of the Himalayan Mountains right from its gardens. While its intimate resort-like ambience is great for leisure travelers, its proximity to major offices (for example the UN, WHO, and other NGOS) also makes it suitable for business travelers. Located within a 10-minute walk of the renowned Patan Durbar Square, the ancient palace city of the Malla Kings, Hotel Himalaya is one of your best choices for a trip to Patan.

Lounge around in one of its 125 rooms after a long day of exploring or working. With exquisite landscapes, you will no doubt be awed by the marvelous scenery that Hotel Himalaya can provide. Amenities include a tennis court, fitness center, and swimming pool. Its on-site tour desk also makes planning treks in the Himalayas or day trips to nearby towns extremely convenient.


Hotel Himalaya

Address: POBox 2141, Sahid Sukra Marg, Lalitpur, Patan

12. Gaun Ghar Hotel, Bandipur (from USD 111)

Experience the historical past of Bandipur in Gaun Ghar Hotel. Even though the hotel has been renovated, it manages to preserve elements of traditional architecture and ambience. And, with the city once serving as a rest-stop for Newaris on their way to Tibet, these well-preserved traditional houses will give you a taste of ancient Nepalese culture.

Sitting at 1,400 meters (4,593 feet) above ground level on a small hill, Gaun Ghar Hotel will give you breathtaking views of the Himalayan Mountains. Directly translating to ‘village house’, your experience in Nepal cannot get any more local than this. To enhance your stay, grab a bite at Gaun Ghar Hotel’s restaurant. Overlooking the vast landscapes of Bandipur, you can taste a range of local dishes right here from the comfort of the hotel.


Gaun Ghar Hotel

Address: Bandipur, Tanahu

13. Mountain Ridge Bandipur, Bandipur

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Just outside Bandipur lies Mountain Ridge Bandipur, an exclusive hotel with only 5 rooms available. Each room is decorated with a different interior theme, with rooms named The Floral Room, The Tibetan Room, The Ethnic Room, The Udaipur Room, and The Annapurna Room. With a private balcony and gardens only accessible by stairs, you can enjoy moments of peace during your stay. Embrace the natural surroundings in this hub of privacy.

Don’t let the slightly run-down exterior of the houses fool you. Not only are the interiors clean and comfortable, but the appearance also holds significance for preserving typical Newari architecture. If that still doesn’t convince you, wait till you see the view. Situated at 1,030 meters (3379 feet) above sea level on a mountain side, this small local hotel will provide you with breathtaking panoramic views of the Annapurna Mountains in the Himalayas.

Mountain Ridge Bandipur

Address: Depchedara, Bandipur Ward 4, Nepal

Price: From 40 USD

Contact: +977-98-41205843

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14. Hotel Panchali, Biratnagar

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Explore eastern Nepal from Hotel Panchali in the heart of Biratnagar. Located in the city’s business and entertainment hub, this contemporary hotel is a suitable stay for anyone looking to discover the quieter corners of Nepal that border India. If you’re not looking to spend much time lounging around the hotel, the contemporary, yet simplistic décor of the rooms here is perfect for you.

Not only is Hotel Panchali conveniently located within walking distance of the city’s main tourist attractions, it is also just a few hours’ drive away from the famous Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve. Its location makes it an extremely good base before you continue on your journey to discover the vast range of flora and fauna available at Koshi Tappu.

Hotel Panchali

Address: Behind Bus Park, Nawa Jyoti Marg, Biratnagar-15, Nepal

Price: From 30 USD

Contact: +977-21-472520

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15. Shambaling Hotel, Kathmandu (from USD 44)

On the site of a refurbished house dating back to the 1970s, Shambaling Hotel was one of the first guesthouses used by Tibetan pilgrims on their way to Boudhanath Stupa. It has since been converted into a sophisticated hotel, earning its reputation as one of the top hotels in Kathmandu.

All 30 rooms and 2 restaurants in the hotel are decorated in a Tibetan style to pay tribute to the owner’s heritage. If you’re keen on learning about Nepal’s history and its ancient landmarks, this is the hotel for you. Just 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) away from the iconic Boudhanath Stupa, you are in great proximity to some of the city’s most prominent attractions.



Shambaling Boutique Hotel

Address: Ramhiti, Tinchuli, Boudha

Unwind in Nepal

Just like most things in Nepal, accommodation here is extremely affordable when compared to other countries in the world. You can find decent simple hotels for as little as 20 USD per night, especially in the outskirts of the main cities. Whether you’re a budget-traveler or otherwise, who doesn’t like to save some money?! Traveling can be expensive, so it may be in your best interests to save on accommodation, and splurge on adventurous tours or activities to explore Nepal’s amazing landscape. But if you wish to spend more time relaxing in your room and desire a top-class and more luxurious accommodation, don’t worry, Nepal is also home to luxurious hotels (such as Dwarika’s Hotel) that captures another side of the country. Whatever you seek, Nepal has it all!

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Verena is currently a journalism student in New York City. Having to move around a lot throughout her childhood triggered her passion for traveling at a young age. She believes that exploring new...Read more

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