This hotel started to feel like home. I really enjoyed both my stays there. The staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean, warm, and quite large....
After Gen. Jit Shumsher's death in 1913, this palace came under the control of HH Sri Tin Maharaja Juddha Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana, one of the most distinguished of the powerful Rana Maharajas. His son, Gen. Maharajkumar Agni Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana lived in this palace. His daughters, Nepal's Late Queen Aishwarya and her two sisters, the erstwhile Queen Komal and Princess Prekshya, were born in the palace.
Our Founder's legacy
In 1964 A.D., Late Mr. Ram Shanker Shrestha bought this palace and converted it into the hotel, commencing operations with 23 rooms. His ingenious concept of maintaining the old age beauty and merging it with modern comforts is the existence of Hotel Shanker, Kathmandu. Today, the hotel maintains and cherishes its position as a grand beauty of unmistakable class.
He posthumously received the Order of the Gorkha Dakshina Bahu, an order of knighthood of Nepal. It is one of the highest honours given for the distinguished contribution to the country traditionally by the King and now the President.
The hotel is located at a mere 2 minutes from the Narayanhiti Royal Palace Museum in Durbar Marg and 5 minutes from the restaurants and shopping areas of Durbar Marg and Thamel.
Most of the hotel’s 4.4 acre property is beautifully landscaped. An oasis in the midst of a frenzied hustle and bustle of a modern metropolis? Yes, that’s us, Hotel Shanker.
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