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Dwarika’s Hotel, Kathmandu

Dwarika’s Hotel is a lovingly recreated temple to Nepal’s illustrious heritage.

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 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

  • Absolutely outstanding. This was the best holiday we have ever had.

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