Known for its hippie culture, Thamel is the commercial neighborhood of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu. Thamel’s streets are lined with a wide range of shops, restaurants, hotels, pubs, and clubs, attracting thousands of tourists all over the world. Pay a visit to the Thamel Bazaar and explore the handicraft shops, garment, and bookstores, restaurants, and bars. Tourists looking to experience the nightlife will find multiple clubs and casinos in the neighborhood such as Rum Doodle, Sam’s Bar, and Funky Buddha. And if you’re looking for a day trip from this part of Kathmandu, there are many places — both nearby and faraway — that are worth visiting.
An enjoyable trip is never complete without a relaxing stay. Fortunately, there are many accommodation choices here — from cheap hotels to unique vacation rentals. Check out this list of the top hotels in Thamel in Kathmandu, Nepal, to help plan your vacation.
Located near Hanuman Durbar Square, this property offers a private terrace with beautiful garden views. You can opt for a daily continental breakfast or Indian, American, Nepalese and European cuisines at dinner or lunch at the in-house restaurant. Avail the facilities of the on-site business center and banquet facilities at an additional charge. Airport shuttle services are also available on prior notice. Tribhuvan Airport is only 5.5 km (3.41 miles) from here. The Swayambhunath Temple, a sacred site of Buddhist pilgrims, is 1.7 km (1.05 miles) away from the resort.
This four-star hotel is located close to the Thamel Chowk and is ideal for two people. Guests can choose from multiple room options, some featuring a balcony from where you can admire the picturesque landscape. Fitness freaks can burn some calories at the in-house fitness center. Narayanhity Palace is only 700 meters (2296 feet) from here, which is the home and workplace of the Monarch of the Kingdom of Nepal.
Guests looking for accommodation close to the Tribhuvan Airport, can stay at Hotel Himalayan Oasis, which offers airport shuttle services on special request. Head to the sun terrace for a relaxing time with friends and family or enjoy a barbecue in the garden area for an additional charge. Unwind with a massage after a long day at the in-house wellness center. Enjoy a meal at the Delima Garden Restaurant, where you can relish Italian, Korean, Nepalese, Thai and Mexican cuisines. Pay a visit to the Rani Pokhari lake, which is a few blocks away from here.
This charming hotel features comfortable rooms and has a lovely sun terrace with barbecue facilities. Some rooms also have a balcony where you can enjoy a cup of coffee and soak in the views. Guests can also avail bike and car hire services at an additional charge and on prior request. The Shivapuri National Park is only 9 km (5.58 miles) from here, where tourists can spot the Indian leopard, the Himalayan black bear, rhesus monkey, Himalayan pika, Himalayan serow and more. Tourists can also undertake a short drive to visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This comfortable hotel offers luxurious rooms with superior facilities. Free breakfast is provided to guests and you can also plan a barbecue night in the garden area or avail massage facilities in the spa. Guests traveling with disabled family members need not worry, as a wheelchair is available. Bharatpur Airport is 87 km (53.94 miles) from here and guests can avail the airport transfer services on prior notice.
Avataar Kathmandu Hotel
Address: Z-Street, Thamel Central, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal, 44601
Located near Kopan Monastery, this boutique-style hotel is ideal for business and leisure travelers. Availability of a fitness center, sauna, spa, massage, and a steam room ensures that guests have a relaxing and comfortable stay. Families traveling with children can use the family room and babysitting service. Shuttle service is also available. Music aficionados can visit the Gandharba Culture and Art Organisation, which is nearby
Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa
Address: Thamel, J.P. Road, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal, 111856
Arguably one of the best hotels in Thamel, Kathmandu, Hotel Mulberry offers a free buffet or American breakfast for all guests on a daily basis. Head to the swimming pool for a relaxing dip after a hectic day or enjoy a stroll in the garden. Guests can also opt for the massage and sauna facilities at the on-site spa and wellness center for an additional charge. Families with children need not worry, as babysitting services may come in handy at an additional charge. Pashupatinath Temple is only 3.5 km (2.17 miles) from here.
Located close to the Swayambhunath Temple, this hotel offers luxurious rooms. Free continental breakfast is served to guests daily at the on-site restaurant serving international and Asian cuisines. Guests can bring pets along on special request and at an additional charge. Availability of a free Wi-Fi connection keeps you updated and helps locate nearby hotspots. If you are not in the mood to eat at the in-house restaurant, a short walk will lead you to Rosemary Kitchen and Coffee Shop serving delicious food and drinks.
This boutique hotel is in the quiet neighborhood of J.P. Road, boasting well-equipped decorated rooms with modern amenities and attached bathrooms. Availability of luggage storage, cleaning services, and currency exchange facilities, ensures that guests have a comfortable stay. The in-house restaurants serve Indian, Continental and Italian cuisine. Availability of child-friendly TV channels, books, DVDs, board games and puzzles will keep kids entertained. The Garden of Dreams, which features an amphitheater, ponds, pergolas, and urns, is only 600 meters (1968 feet) from here.
Aria Boutique Hotel & Spa
Address: Thamel, J.P. Road
Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre Newspapers Garden
This hotel is a 15-minute car ride from Tribhuvan International Airport. Fitness freaks can burn some calories at the on-site fitness center or relax by the outdoor pool. Guests can also opt for car rental and currency exchange facilities available at Hotel Vaishali. This rental is the ideal accommodation for business travelers, as it boasts business centers, banquet halls, fax and photocopying facilities. The Boudhanath Stupa is 5 km (3.1 miles) from here.
Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle
Explore the vibrancy of Thamel
When in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, tourists would love to explore the city’s heartbeat — Thamel. The vibrant neighborhood is popular with backpackers and those looking to experience the myriad facets of Nepali life and culture. The vehicle-free neighborhood is perfect for enjoying the nightlife, and the best way to explore it is to walk around!
In order to properly enjoy your trip here, book your stay in one of the amazing hotels in Thamel that are mentioned in this list.
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