Dwarikas Hotel in Kathmandu Nepal is everything you would want to find in an hotel. It has the architecture of an ancient building, yet this is a boutique style hotel with all the facilities and none of the drawbacks of an international style hotel.
The architects who designed Dwarikas can be very proud of their efforts in creating a unique atmosphere and yet such luxury in absolutely stunning surroundings. Kathmandu is such an evocative city, and Dwarikas Hotel blends in totally.
Dwarikas has 74 sumptuous rooms and suites, and unlike modern chain hotels, they are all unique in their design and character, and when you arrive you will be given a traditional Nepalese greeting with a prayer shawl. A nice touch, very genuine and not at all tacky as it sounds.
The rooms at Dwarikas are in the main enormous, with huge bathrooms, enormous beds, and the whole room is redolent of Nepalese architecture with traditional woodwork everywhere from the windows, the doors, the furniture. All of this is a long way from the norm in modern hotels, in fact the hotel encourages local people in ancient woodworking techniques to keep them alive.
Dwarikas has also a beautiful swimming pool, lovely landscaped gardens, and there is no doubt it is a place to fall in love with. The staff seem to have been born with a smile on their faces, and they are so willing to help with everything from changing money or organising taxis. Great staff make such a difference and Dwarikas has chosen well, trained them even better, and it is such a joy when staff speak English!!
One of the great things about Dwarikas Hotel in Kathmandu is the cost, because you will get great value for your money here in Nepal. One area where this is especially obvious is in the Krishnarpan Restaurant, where their 6 and 12 course banquets are a great introduction to Nepalese food, and that is something Dwarikas is famous for.
Outside the hotel it is well worth trying the Third Eye restaurant in Thamel for delicious local and international food.
In terms of the Dwarikas being a hotel in Kathmandu it really isn’t within walking distance, but there are plenty taxis and they aren’t expensive. Dwarikas is also not really a small children’s hotel in that there aren’t children’s meals, or clubs, but for children who can do without that sort of thing, there won’t be a problem.
The best time to visit Kathmandu is between October and May
In conclusion Dwarikas allows you a look into what Nepal was like in past times, and its traditions, but has all the modern conveniences you should expect from what is undoubtedly the best hotel in Kathmandu, a haven of peace and quiet far from the hustle and bustle.