Hotel Yak & Yeti

5 star hotel


Durbar Marg KathmanduSee nearby area


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Lonely Planet review

This hotel is probably the best known in Nepal, due to its connections with the near-legendary Boris Lissanevitch, its original owner. The oldest section of the hotel is part of the Lal Durbar, a Rana palace that houses restaurants and a casino; these are worth a look for traces of an overblown but spectacular baroque decor and some excellent old black-and-white photos of Rana royalty. The actual rooms are in two modern wings: the older Newari wing incorporates Newari woodcarvings, oil brick walls and local textiles, while the Durbar wing is modern and stylish and has better bathroom facilities. Request a garden-facing room. There’s also a beautiful garden, two pools, tennis courts and a fitness centre. The borscht at the hotel’s famous Chimney Restaurant remains a tenuous link with its Russian past. Discounts of 20% are standard.

Our independent authors have visited Hotel Yak & Yeti and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Kathmandu.

Description provided by property

The 5-star Hotel Yak & Yeti is housed in a heritage palace in central Kathmandu, surrounded by antique fountains and landscaped gardens. It also has a casino, an outdoor pool, and 2 tennis courts. Parking is free.

Decorated in beautiful colour palettes, the elegant air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a cable TV and minibar. Some rooms have a personal safe and bathrobes. En suite bathrooms come with a bathtub.

Located in Durbar Marg, Hotel Yak & Yeti is a 10-minute walk to the Thamel and a 15-minute drive from the city centre and Tribhuvan International Airport.

Guests can wash their hair at the beauty salon, or exercise at the fitness centre. The hotel also provides a well-equipped business centre, meeting rooms and a tour desk. Laundry and dry cleaning service is available.

The casual Sunrise Café overlooks the garden and pools. Drinks can be enjoyed at The Chimney & Pub. It serves Halal meat.

Services & facilities

  • Non-smoking
    • Non-smoking rooms
  • Spa
    • Barber/beauty shop
  • Recreation
    • Casino
  • Outdoor space
    • Terrace
    • Garden
  • Concierge
    • Concierge service
  • Guest services
    • Ticket service
    • Tour desk
    • 24-hour front desk
    • Room service
  • Bureau de Change/ATM
    • Currency exchange
  • Transport/transfers
    • Airport shuttle (free)
    • Car hire
  • Restaurant/Café
    • Restaurant (buffet)
    • Restaurant (à la carte)
    • Restaurant
  • Bar
    • Available
  • Wi-Fi/internet access
    • Free WiFi
    • WiFi
    • Internet services
  • Parking
    • Free parking
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