Hotel Yak & Yeti
AddressDurbar 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 rooms
- Barber/beauty shop
- Concierge service
- Ticket service
- Tour desk
- 24-hour front desk
- Room service
Bureau de Change/ATM
- Currency exchange
- Airport shuttle (free)
- Car hire
- Restaurant (buffet)
- Restaurant (à la carte)
- Free WiFi
- Internet services
- Free parking
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