Kantipur Temple House
AddressChusyabahal, Jyatha Tol KathmanduSee nearby area
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Lonely Planet review
Hidden down an alley on the edge of the old town, at the southern end of Jyatha, this Newari-temple-style hotel has been built with meticulous attention to detail. The spacious rooms are tastefully decorated, with traditional carved wood, window seats and specially commissioned fair-trade dhaka (hand-woven) cloth bedspreads. Due to the traditional nature of the building, rooms tend to be a little dark. This place is doing its best to be eco-friendly – guests are given cloth bags to use when shopping and bulk mineral water is available free of charge in bronze pitchers (in fact, there’s no plastic anywhere in the hotel). The new block encircles a traditional brick courtyard and there’s garden and rooftop seating. The old-town location is close to almost anywhere in town, but taxi drivers might have a hard time finding it.
Our independent authors have visited Kantipur Temple House and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Kathmandu.
Services & facilities
- Non-smoking rooms
- Ticket service
- Tour desk
- 24-hour front desk
- Room service
Bureau de Change/ATM
- Currency exchange
- Airport shuttle (surcharge)
- Shuttle service (surcharge)
- Breakfast in the room
- Free WiFi
- Internet services
- Free parking
Description provided by property
The eco-friendly Kantipur Temple House offers a quiet oasis amidst Kathmandu’s historical treasures. It features a rooftop garden overlooking the ancient Swayambhunath Temple. Wi-Fi is free in public areas.
Rooms feature red brick walls and handmade wooden furniture. Each room has a fan and a seating area, and comes with a private bathroom.
Kantipur House offers tour arrangements and ticketing services. After visiting Kathmandu’s cultural highlights, guests can relax in the garden or join a yoga or meditation class.
The restaurant features classic Nepalese décor and offers outdoor dining in the rooftop garden. It serves international specialities made from organic ingredients.
Kantipur Temple House is a less than 5-minutes’ walk from Old Durbar Square and downtown Thamel. Tribhuvan International Airport is a 15-minute drive away.
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