The Inn Patan
At a Glance
Beautiful 10-bedroom boutique hotel located in Patan in the south of Kathmandu
A restored 100-year old Newari town-house with all the original features
Fantastic Nepali dishes in the restaurant
On your door-step is the artistic and secret corner of Kathmandu - perfect to explore on foot and two minutes walk from Patan Durbar Square
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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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The Inn Patan is a beautifully restored traditional boutique hotel located close to Patan Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal. With just 10 rooms, the Inn Patan provides a fantastic bolt-hole from which to explore this secret corner of Kathmandu.
The Inn Patan is a gem of a boutique hotel, and ideal if you don't like the blandness of modern international hotels. It is a traditional Newari town-house and over a 100 years old, and has been lovingly restored by the owner/architect Rohit Ranjitkar, who has cleverly retained all of its wonderful architecture and feel, yet applying modern touches to ensure an absolutely comfortable stay. It is built around a delightful central courtyard which features inviting little alcoves to sit down to enjoy a tasty Nepali dinner. The historic brick and timber building features many of the fantastic woodcarvings which Kathmandu is famous for - it is almost like walking into a museum!
The Inn Patan is located in the south of Kathmandu in a district that sees few of the tourists who tend to stay in the more well-trodden north of the city - and this is why you must consider Patan. You will see a far more authentic side to Kathmandu, from its magical markets, colourful local life and buzzing artistic heritage to the impressive Patan Durbar Square which is just two minutes' walk away. Get up early, take a camera and just walk around the local area to experience what this secret corner of Kathmandu has to offer - you won't be disappointed! You are still within easy reach of all the sights and sounds of the Kathmandu Valley.
There are just 10 rooms (6 deluxe rooms and 4 suites) and all are a little different and some with balconies overlooking the courtyard. The rooms have been cleverly designed, retaining the exposed timber beams and wooden or tiled floors, yet feature hand-made carpets, cosy little sitting areas and neutral colours. In the winter they provide thoughtful little touches like putting hot-water bottles in your bed. Move into the black-slated bathrooms and find beaten-brass basins which have been hand-made by the metal workers of Patan. Do note that many Newari houses have fairly low doorways, so if you are tall, do be aware.
Don't expect too much more than that - this is a boutique hotel after all, but you can expect a good WiFi connection and charming service. The food is great, and do try the traditional Nepali thali dishes.
There are 10 rooms, with 6 Deluxe Rooms and 4 Suites. Three of the Deluxe Rooms are twin rooms with the rest of the rooms being all doubles. Some of the Suites have balconies overlooking the central courtyard (Room 1 has a private terrace on the 1st floor, Room 7 has a private balcony on the 3rd floor and Room 10 has a private terrace). There is no central-heating, but heaters are provided in the winter, alongside hot water bottles and electric blankets. The hot water relies on solar heating (with a back-up generator) and feature beaten-brass basins and showers. Do note that the rooms are not air-conditioned, and only have fans, so it might get a little hot in the summer months from March/April to September.
The hotel features a restaurant which surrounds the main courtyard. There is WiFi throughout the hotel (including rooms).
Daniel Smith (Staff)
The Inn Patan is the second restored boutique hotel to open in Kathmandu (after Traditional Homes Swotha which is just around the corner). If you don't fancy staying in a modern international hotel then this should be your choice - and it is superb value for money. Don't expect all the facilities, it basically is just rooms and a restaurant, but you are in a corner of Kathmandu which is perfect for exploring on foot without all the tourists who flock to northern Kathmandu around Kathmandu and Durbar Marg. If you want a hotel that is different, shouts history and old architecture, then the Inn Patan should be your choice.
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Everest Mountain Flight
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Location & directions
The Inn Patan is located in the south of Kathmandu about 2-minutes' walk from Patan Durbar Square.
How to get there
Take a 12-hour flight (via Middle East) and a 20-25 minute transfer.
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