Dwarika’s Hotel, Kathmandu Valley

How many hotels do you know of that have such a dedication to their country’s past that they have a workshop of skilled traditional wood carvers within their walls? Dwarika’s Hotel is a unique place; the vision of one man and his family who set about preserving the historical art and artefacts of Nepal, using the medium of a palace complex-style hotel.

The result is a symphony of architecture that recalls the Durbar squares, temples, sacred courtyards, stupas, open air shrines, dance platforms, sunken fountains and tall houses with intricately carved windows of a 15th century Nepalese town. Complemented, of course, by the 21st century amenities and comforts modern travellers expect. In all, Dwarika’s Hotel is a unique place to stay on your tailor-made holiday to Nepal.

Dwarika’s Hotel, at a glance

  • Unique hotel that recaptures the art and architecture of a 15th century palace complex
  • Choice of 86 meticulously recreated guest rooms and suites
  • Rooms have raftered ceilings, stone floors and traditionally decorated, carved furnishings
  • Suites are extremely spacious – the Royal Suite has a 50 sq m bathroom – and absorbing views into the picturesque courtyard
  • All three restaurants ingredients from Dwarika’s own farms
  • Krishnarpan, their Nepalese restaurant, is famous for its slow dining experience reminiscent of the local community’s traditional feasts
  • Mako’s serves Japanese, whilst Toran offers popular world cuisines

For leisure and pleasure

  • Swimming pool inspired by 12th century Malla Dynasty baths, and sun deck within a colonnaded courtyard
  • Pancha Kosha Himalayan Spa drawing on Ayurveda, Buddhist medicine and age-old rituals and treatments
  • Yoga and fitness centre
  • Library and excellent shop offering local arts and crafts
  • Watch local craftsmen carve wooden decorations in the in-house workshop
  • Kathmandu and countryside sight-seeing tours arranged to suit you
  • We were asked 2 or 3 times 'how did you find this place?' which was well off the usual tourist track. Answer: we didn’t, our agent (you) did!

    CWW, Chile, 2014


  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7