Nepal’s capital city is known for its historic temples, friendly people, and nearby adventure activities like trekking, climbing, and rafting. Kathmandu is a perfect base camp if you are trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp or exploring the city. The most popular area to stay in Kathmandu is Thamel but there are also other areas if you are looking for a quieter place to stay. This article will help you compare the best five-star luxury hotels in Kathmandu, Nepal.
KATHMANDU LUXURY HOTELS COMPARISON TABLE
|The Dwarika’s Hotel||$310|
|Kathmandu Marriott Hotel||$110|
|Baber Mahal Vilas||$157|
|Aloft Kathmandu Thamel||$107|
|Hyatt Regency Kathmandu||$93|
|Hotel Le Himalaya||$143|
|Gokarna Forest Resort||$135|
|Hotel Ambassador by ACE Hotels||$84|
|Nepali Ghar Hotel||$88|
|Arushi Boutique Hotel||$55|
|The Everest Hotel||$110|
|Hotel Yak & Yeti||$139|
BEST 5-STAR LUXURY HOTELS IN KATHMANDU, NEPAL
Blending luxury, history, culture, and cuisine, Kathmandu’s most luxurious hotels are citadels of peace in the bustling city. What they all have in common is a commitment to excellent service, great locations, and amenities that stand out from the pack. This blog post will help you decide which luxury hotel to stay in Kathmandu that caters to your budget.
ALOFT KATHMANDU THAMEL
Aloft Kathmandu Thamel (Room with a view): This is where I always stay! It’s a great base in between treks and it’s always full of people relaxing before or after expeditions. The gym and buffet breakfast is worth it alone and the location is right in the heart of Thamel.
It’s a good mix of luxury with value compared to the more expensive 5-star hotels in Kathmandu. Welcoming guests with world-class facilities and services, Aloft Kathmandu Thamel has it all.
The hotel proudly stands in the heart of Thamel, it offers a wide range of facilities such as an indoor pool, enormous meeting rooms, a business center, a well-equipped gym that I use daily, a fancy restaurant, and bar. There is free private parking on-site as well as a complimentary fast Wi-Fi connection (that works!).
I personally love the amazing city views from the room as it shows spectacular views of the mountains and the cityscape. This luxury Kathmandu hotel is also ideal for business travelers.
HYATT REGENCY KATHMANDU
Hyatt Regency Kathmandu (Excellent Location): Hyatt Regency Kathmandu is within close proximity to the famous complex Stupa. This 5-star hotel offers a well-manicured and massive garden making it a perfect sanctuary in the middle of the bustling Kathmandu city.
The hotel has plenty of antique furniture as well as outdoor swimming pools, a restaurant, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a steam and sauna room, and huge meeting rooms. The view of the popular Stupa from your room will make you WOW. Each room is spacious with luxurious amenities and a bathtub.
THE DWARIKA’S HOTEL
The Dwarika’s Hotel (Top-notch service): When it comes to luxurious hotels in Kathmandu, this one sits top of my list. The Dwarika’s Hotel combines modern and Nepalese architectural elements and is known for its impeccable service.
With six restaurants, a spa, an outdoor swimming pool, a library, yoga, a fitness center, and meeting rooms, this fancy hotel has it all. The 80 rooms and suites are spacious and artistic. There is also a souvenir shop on-site, a business center as well as a tour and transportation service. This is, without a doubt, one of the best 5-star hotels in Kathmandu.
KATHMANDU MARRIOTT HOTEL
Luxurious rooms boast floor-to-ceiling windows where you can enjoy spectacular views of the city and mountains. There is also a gym, meeting rooms, and a restaurant with a broad range of international cuisines. I can’t recommend Kathmandu Marriott Hotel enough!
Kathmandu Marriott Hotel (Rooftop pool): Beckoning travelers with unending luxuries Kathmandu Marriott Hotel is a popular choice among luxury hotels in Kathmandu. The hotel is sleek and elegant and guests can enjoy the cityscape views from the rooftop pool.
BABER MAHAL VILAS
Baber Mahal Vilas: Set in the heart of Kathmandu, Baber Mahal Vilas boasts outdoor swimming pools, a fitness center as well as three on-site restaurants, and a bar. For $157, you can get a room traditional room. All rooms come with a private bathroom, air conditioning, flat-screen TV, mini-bar plus a garden view.
The hotel’s staff are well-trained and they go above and beyond to make you’ll have a smooth and comfortable stay. Guests can also enjoy Nepali cuisine in their restaurant by the rooftop pool. This luxury hotel is highly recommended.
HOTEL LE HIMALAYA
Hotel Le Himalaya (Excellent location): A luxury retreat in the heart of the city, technically in Lazimpat area, the 220-room Hotel Le Himalaya is a four-star hotel with five-star service. It’s a perfect hotel after long days of trekking. This high-end hotel offers a broad range of rooms such as deluxe rooms, suites, and apartment types.
All rooms are spacious and clean. Amenities comprise of shared lounge, conference rooms, in-house restaurant, a bar, and a private parking area. On the rooftop, guests can take advantage of the panoramic views of Kathmandu with a cocktail in hand. The hotel also serves a buffet breakfast with a variety of options.
GOKARNA FOREST RESORT
Gokarna Forest Resort (Secluded): If you are looking for a luxury stay that is away from the hustle and bustle, Gokarna Forest Resort got your back. Not only the hotel offers a peaceful stay but also provides easy access to a golf course.
The property has large rooms and suites with lavish amenities such as furniture, a cable TV, and a spacious bathroom. Guests can take advantage of the spa and health club, indoor pool as well as billiards. Here, guests feel truly immersed in the jungle, with dense forest surrounding the property and wildlife – it’s a magical experience.
Vivanta Kathmandu (Rooftop bar): This luxury hotel is ideal for all types of travelers – single, couple, families, and business travelers. Rooms are very bright with lots of colors and in different sizes and types such as deluxe rooms, premium rooms, executive rooms.
Each room has a flat-screen TV, desk, coffee/ tea facilities, comfy seating area, and wide glass windows that offer sweeping views of the city. The property has three restaurants that serve exquisite local and international dishes. Stay active and use the hotel’s modern gym and indulge yourself by taking a spa treatment. There are fully equipped meeting rooms, a bar on the rooftop, and a swimming pool.
HOTEL AMBASSADOR BY ACE HOTELS
Hotel Ambassador by ACE Hotels (Value for money): If you are looking for luxury accommodation that does not break your wallet, this luxury hotel is ideal for you. Once used to be a residential bungalow, 10-room Hotel Ambassador did not disappoint. Technically located in the Lazimpat area, this brand-new property is pretty close to everything Kathmandu city has to offer.
It offers a wide range of rooms from standard rooms, deluxe rooms to ambassador suites. While room amenities include Wi-Fi, air conditioning, bathtub, LED TV, mini bar,sound-proof windows, and complimentary toiletries, suites are also fitted with microwave, refrigerator, and even washing machine. If your budget is not enough to afford a suite, you can grab a standard room for $84.
NEPALI GHAR HOTEL
Nepali Ghar Hotel (Excellent Service): Nestled in the middle of the action, Nepali Ghar Hotel is another lavish accommodation that features rustic and spacious rooms that are meticulously appointed for ultimate serenity and relaxation.
All rooms are air-conditioned and come with a flat-screen TV, hot shower, hairdryer, kettle, and a desk. What’s more interesting is that you’ll find antiques and wooden furniture in the hotel.
The location is very handy because there are many shops, restaurants, and bars in the vicinity. The staff is very attentive and the food they serve is very tasty. This is one of my recommended luxury hotels in Kathmandu.
Hotel Jampa (Value for Money): Located a short walk from the transportation, shops, restaurants, and other attractions, Hotel Jampa is by far the most popular hotel when it comes to choosing between luxury and price.
All rooms and suites come with a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, seating area, and some rooms have a balcony. This luxury accommodation is also perfect for families as they offer two-bedroom suites with breakfast included for just $70 a night.
ARUSHI BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Arushi Boutique Hotel (Insta- worthy): Location-wise, Arushi Boutique Hotel is another luxury accommodation in the heart of Kathmandu. Most rooms are affordable, well-appointed, and equipped with everything you need. The penthouse has a huge bathtub and a private balcony with a comfy seating area.
This luxury boutique hotel in Kathmandu deserves to be given 5 stars as the service is also impeccable and everything is very luxurious making every guest want to stay here longer. The rooftop terrace and the plunge is probably the most popular facility in this hotel.
THE EVEREST HOTEL
The Everest Hotel (Great location): Named after the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest, this five-star hotel in Kathmandu is your home away from home. Treat yourself to a stay in one of the individually decorated rooms, featuring Victorian-era style furniture, complimentary Wi-fi access that keeps you connected, and cable TV is available for your entertainment, and other push amenities.
The hotel also has a fully-equipped gym, a restaurant that operates 24/7, spacious meeting rooms, and two outdoor swimming pools- for adults and children. This swimming pool is up there as the top-rated among all of the five-star hotels in Kathmandu.
Hotel Himalaya (Tranquil): Situated a couple of kilometers away from the city, Hotel Himalaya offers boutique accommodation with a lovely garden. This high-end hotel offers a 180-degree panoramic view of the awe-inspiring Himalayan ranges. It boasts three types of rooms such as deluxe double or twin room, executive double, and junior suite.
All rooms come complete with luxurious amenities such as cable TV, seating area, wardrobe, and shower facilities. I personally love the amazing views you get from your room. The property has an outdoor pool, meeting facilities, private parking, and two restaurants that serve various kinds of cuisines.
HOTEL YAK & YETI
Hotel Yak & Yeti (Great Staff): Set in a lush garden, Hotel Yak & Yek offers a five-star experience to all its guests. The hotel features air-conditioned rooms equipped with cable TV, a mini-bar as well as en-suite bathrooms that include a bathtub.
For $139, you can grab a heritage room with amenities that provides garden and city views. The property also has its own restaurants, a fully-equipped business center for business travelers, an outdoor pool, a couple of tennis courts, a gym, a beauty salon and not to mention the casino. The highlight is the staff because they go above and beyond to ensure your stay is seamless.
I hope you found this guide helpful for comparing the best luxury five-star hotels in Kathmandu and Thamel specifically. Wishing you all the best for a great vacation.
TRY THE 3 BEST TREKS IN NEPAL
Manaslu Circuit: My personal favorite 2-week trek through Tibetan villages and stunning scenery. Less crowded and more authentic.
Annapurna Circuit: The most beautiful & scenic 2-week trek in Nepal although can be crowded at times.
Everest Base Camp Trek: The most iconic 2-week route reaching the famous (EBC) Everest Base Camp at 5,300m.
HAVE YOU READ MY OTHER NEPAL BLOGS?
I’ve been lucky enough to have many awesome adventures in Nepal, which you can check out below where I’ve listed some of my favorite blog poss from Nepal.
- The Most Iconic route: Everest Base Camp Trek
- The Most Scenic Route: Annapurna Circuit Trek
- My Favorite Trek in Nepal: Manaslu Circuit Trek
- An Easy Nepal Trek: Langtang Valley Trek
- A great beginner peak: Island Peak Climb (6,165m)
- My Favorite Climb in Nepal: Climbing Ama Dablam (6,812m)
- My first 8000er: Climbing Manaslu (8,163m)
- My toughest climb in Nepal: Climbing Makalu (8,463m)
- Where to stay: 16 Best Places to Stay in Kathmandu