Location: Dwarikas, one of Kathmandu, Nepal’s most stunning pieces of architecture, sits within walking distance of the famous Pashupatinath temple, while also being just a short drive away from the airport.
History: The hotel hosts an impressive array of artifacts dating back as far back as the 13th century. The area itself is also teeming with ancient culture, with an impressive history that spans two millennia.
Service: Guests will love the warmth of traditional Nepalese hospitality for which this hotel is widely-praised.
Located just outside Kathmandu, near Pashupatinath, Nepal’s most sacred mountain, Dwarika’s is the recipient of a prestigious World Heritage Award given for outstanding historical preservation. The 74 guest rooms and suites are decorated with intricately carved wood and terracotta work in the traditional Newari style and are equipped with wi-fi access. Krishnarpan, one of the hotel’s two restaurants, offers six- to 22-course authentic Nepali meals, Toran has Chinese and Indian specialties, while Fusion has live blues and jazz in a bar setting. Dwarika’s has no spa, but does offer massage treatments and a swimming pool. The business center is fully equipped with broadband Internet access and secretarial services. The hotel is approximately a 10-minute drive from the airport in Kathmandu.
There are three different room types to choose from within this hotel, each with its own individual design and characteristics reflecting this region’s rich history, all restored to their original splendor using admirable restoration ethics.
The well-appointed heritage rooms make good use of space, while incorporating traditional Nepalese design into every aspect of the room's decor. Organic linens are produced locally, while custom and handmade furniture has also been locally sourced.
These spacious, comfortable, and well-appointed suites have incorporated local design and materials into their architecture and decor. They feature king-size beds, a sitting area, and a large, impressive bathroom.
The brilliant architecture of the Royal Suites reflects the private abodes of kings past in Kathmandu. This incredible suite spans over three floors, and features numerous rooms, spaces, and nooks, some private and intimate, some grand and impressive, and others falling somewhere in between.
Executive travelers will enjoy the hotel's business center, which features a wide range of business services, as well as the meeting rooms available for all guests.
This unique spa offers therapies that take a page from the ancient medicine and healing techniques, deep rooted in the Himalayas. Treatments are holistic experiences featuring natural herbs, oils and essences that have been sourced locally, while treatment rooms incorporate traditional Nepali design.
The Dwarika's pool has been built to resemble the opulent Malla Dynasty baths of the 12th century. Guests may also enjoy poolside refreshments, including exotic cocktails.
This fine Nepalese restaurant takes a page from the ancient culinary Nepali feasts of yesteryear, featuring a slow dining experience, and up to twenty-two courses. Only the freshest ingredients are incorporated into each dish, picked from the Dwarika's own farm.
This restaurant is a nod to the similarities between Nepalese and Japanese civilizations, serving up mouth-watering Japanese food amidst traditional Nepali architecture.
Guests can enjoy all-day dining at this restaurant that offers an array of different cuisines. Meals can be served either in the restaurant's interior or in its outdoor courtyard. The adjoining Fusion Bar is an ideal spot to meet a friend or colleague for drinks, with its location overlooking the hotel's opulent swimming pool.