The Shanker Hotel was converted from a palace to a business class hotel in 1964 after an extensive renovation of its interiors so as to adopt contemporary styles. However, its original French architecture and exterior design were retained. The exuberantly used crafts of wood and metal match its splendour and so does the meticulously designed garden.
Choose what suits your needs from its 84 elegant rooms and 10 luxury suites and experience palatial comforts at reasonable rates. The hotel has almost everything in store for your vacation, business trip or even banquets and honeymoon.
The Shanker Hotel is situated at Lazimpat, a prime location of Kathmandu, nearby foreign embassies and shopping centers. It lies north of and 5 minutes walking distance from Narayanhiti Palace Museum (fr. Royal Palace).
Hotel Address: Lazimpat, Kathmandu
From Kathmandu Airport:
After exiting the airport, turn right and drive along the Ring Road towards Maharajgunj via Gaushala, Chabhil and Dhumbarahi. From the Maharajgunj intersection, turn left and drive past American and Japanese embassies. Just about 200 metres before reaching the crossroad near Narayanhiti Palace Museum turn left. You will easily locate the hotel.
The Shanker Hotel provides a free transfer from/to the airport exclusively to the guests who book on WHL. To get this benefit, simply denote your request when booking and provide your arrival details at least 5 days prior.
You can also hire airport cabs which normally charge between 5 and 8 US Dollars. The drive takes about 15-30 minutes depending upon traffic conditions.