The stunning architecture and design of the hotel was inspired by the architectural fineness of the Newar Kings. The doors and window frames are some of the features that follow these astounding forms. The hotel houses an extensive collection of artefacts from the 14th century onwards and has won awards for the preservation of Nepalese heritage in the Kathmandu Valley.
Dwarikas contains 74 sumptuous rooms and suites, each with its own individuality and character. They all come with modern amenities, yet contain period furniture, handmade fabrics and boast meticulous attention to detail. Famed for its food, Dwarikas uses local cooking techniques to produce cuisine of highly original quality and taste. The hotel has a glorious swimming pool designed to reflect the grandeur of the 12th century Malla Dynasty baths and also offers in-room massages.
Dwarikas offers an adventure into Nepal’s intriguing past, a snapshot into the tradition whilst keeping the modern amenities. In short, Dwarikas cannot be matched in Kathmandu for its uniqueness and its dedication to conserving Nepali traditions.
Dwarikas has a choice of wonderful rooms and suites for you to stay in. Heritage Rooms, Heritage Executive Suite, Heritage Junior Suite and the Royal Suite. The rooms and suites have beautiful custom made furniture and organically produced linen. The Royal Suite has formal and informal meeting spaces, a private lounge, a gorgeous bedroom and a luxurious bathroom.
Children are welcome but there are no specific facilities.
Facilities at the Dwarikas includes an outdoor swimming pool, two restaurants and massages at the Pancha Kosha Spa drawing from ancient Himalayan traditions. There is also a shop selling books, jewellery, Thanka paintings, handicrafts and Nepali Pashmina shawls.
In the hotel you can enjoy the library with extensive literature about Nepalese culture, the beautifully designed pool and a range of massages at the Pancha Kosha Spa. Activities in the surrounding area include white water rafting, trekking, mountain flights and visits to historical sites.
When to travel
Nepal has a Monsoonal climate with four main seasons. Autumn and spring are the two most favourable seasons for visiting Nepal. Autumn (September to early December) brings in clear weather with sunny days and warm nights. Spring (March to May) with occasional rain falls. From June to September, is the monsoon season. Uncomfortable time to visit as the climate of Nepal at this time of year brings about hot weather and rain falls almost every day.
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Location and directions
The Dwarikas Hotel is located at Battisputali Road, just about 2 km from Tribhuvan International Airport and within a walking distance from the most sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath. Transportation to and from the hotel is very convenient as it is quite close to the Ring Road, linked with all major roads of the city. The hotel is about 15-minutes from Kathmandu Durbat Square and 20-minutes from the markets and restaurants of Thamel.
How to get there
10-hour flight (with one change) to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. Transfer to the hotel takes about 5-6 minutes.