Nepal is a country with rich culture, the beautiful Himalayas, great trekking trails, national parks. Many tourists all around the globe come to visit Nepal and enjoy the beauty of this beautiful country. The economic aspects also help tourist to enjoy the trip while being in Nepal as it is cheap in comparison to other countries. While Nepal is known as a budget backpacker destination, there are many gorgeous hotels that cater to the ‘luxury’ end of the market. Plus, many of them have the added benefit of being more affordable than luxury hotels elsewhere in the world. From boutique hotels in the city that are full of antiques to safari lodges in national parks, here are our picks of the best luxury hotels in Nepal.
Best Luxury Hotels In Nepal
HYATT REGENCY KATHMANDU:
For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Kathmandu, Hyatt Regency Kathmandu is a perfect choice. Only 4 km away, this 5-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. No less exceptional is the hotel’s easy access to the city’s myriad attractions and landmarks, such as Boudhanath Stupa, Medicare National Hospital & Research Center, Dhum Varahi Shrine. Hyatt Regency Kathmandu is a 5-star luxury hotel and resort in Kathmandu and is set on 37 acres of landscaped grounds, created in the traditional Newari style of Nepalese architecture.
This beautiful hotel and resort is located on the road to the Boudhanath Stupa: the holiest of all Tibetan Buddhist shrines outside of Tibet, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is 5 minutes walk from the hotel. The hotel is just 4 km (2.4 miles) from the Tribhuvan International Airport and 6 km (3.7 miles) from the city center of Kathmandu.
The Hyatt Regency Kathmandu offers a spa, a fitness center and a steam and sauna room. Complementing these is a massage center, a picturesque garden. Guests can also seek travel related assistance at the tour desk. Air-conditioned rooms feature heating facilities as well and are equipped with a work desk, wardrobe, electronic safe, seating area, minibar and a satellite TV. The en-suite bathrooms feature complimentary toiletries. Dining options include the Rox Restaurant which features South European flavors.
The Café offers local and International cuisines. Refreshing beverages can be enjoyed at the Rox Bar and The Lounge. Room service options are available throughout the day. This hotel is big, but it doesn’t feel impersonal thanks to the beautifully designed lobby (with its carved chortens), its numerous dining areas, and its downstairs spa that is probably the best in the city. If it’s true that you get what you pay for, then your money will be well spent at the Hyatt Regency.
THE DWARIKA’S HOTEL KATHMANDU:
Built upon a rich tradition of Nepali hospitality and incorporating some of the country’s most exquisite architectural traditions, the Dwarika’s Hotel in Kathmandu is an authentic experience of Nepal’s ancient cultural heritage.
The hotel houses an extensive collection of artifacts from the 13th century onwards, and the buildings and courtyards house some of Nepal’s best craftsmanship – capturing the beauty and spirit of an ancient city.
The amalgamation of Nepal’s heritage with its longstanding tradition of hospitality makes the Dwarika’s Kathmandu an intimate experience of a refined Nepali lifestyle. It was founded by Dwarika Das Shrestha in the 1960s, partly as a project to rescue and revitalize the traditional Newari crafts of the Kathmandu Valley, which he saw as being under threat. Now, the brick and carved timber hotel is practically a museum, done in the style of traditional Newari palaces (such as those you’ll find in the Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar Squares).
Located just a stone’s throw from the famous Pashupatinath temple and the Buddhist stupa at Boudhanath and yet just a few minutes away from the airport, the Dwarika’s Kathmandu is an ideal base from which guests can explore Nepal’s infinite charms. The spacious rooms, elegant setting, and Nepali warmth make it a luxurious retreat, and an experience to treasure.
The hotel consists of clusters of traditional Newari buildings separated by brick-paved courtyards. All rooms are unique and some have sensuous open-plan black-slate bathrooms. Highlights include a lovely library lounge, back pool, a spa where they make their own in-house soaps, a good Japanese restaurant and a bar in the hotel’s original building. The 83 spacious rooms and suites are absolutely chock-full of antiques, paintings, locally made bed linens and other fixtures. Each room is different and totally luxurious.
There’s also a lovely pool in the center of the courtyard, a number of restaurants serving some of the finest cuisines in Kathmandu, amazing breakfast buffets and daily yoga classes with a teacher who is famous for his eccentricity. If money is no object, Dwarika’s is your finest choice in the Nepali capital.
GOKARNA FOREST RESORT:
Situated inside the serene Gokarna Protected Forest yet only 10 kilometers from Kathmandu city and Tribhuvan International Airport the Gokarna Forest Resort is situated on what was historically the private royal hunting ground of the erstwhile Kings of Nepal. Steeped in rich historical and cultural significance the main complex of the resort is a remarkable blend of Malla and Rana period architecture. The resort sits within 470 acres of the ancient Gokarna Forest with the majestic Himalayas providing a dramatic backdrop.
For a top-of-the-line rural retreat, this sublimely peaceful property is hard to beat. Wicker furniture on the garden terrace lends a colonial-era feel, and the surrounding forest is alive with deer and monkeys. If golf is not your thing you can pamper yourself with spa treatments, and the resort can arrange guided forest walks, mountain bike hire, and horse riding. The new block is luxurious, but for real character book a room in the Rana-era Hunter’s Lodge.
Club rooms are worth the extra expense, but all rooms come with ‘advice for preventing monkeys entering the rooms’. After breakfast head to the corner of the resort garden to the 200-year-old pipal tree, where the Buddha (played by Keanu Reeves) in Bertolucci’s film Little Buddha was tempted by the demon Mara and called the earth to witness his victory.
It’s home to deer, monkeys and even the odd leopard. Walks through the forest can be arranged at the resort. There’s also a lovely swimming pool, a gym and spa, a stylish bar and floor-to-ceiling windows in some of the rooms, overlooking the forest. Gokarna Forest Resort is very close to Kathmandu but feels far removed from it. 100 rooms spread over 2 floors provide a warm and pleasant home away from home.
Modern comforts such as television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non-smoking rooms, air conditioning can be found in selected rooms. The complete list of recreational facilities is available at the hotel, including hiking trails, hot tub, fitness center, sauna, golf course (on site). Gokarna Forest Resort is a smart choice for travelers to Kathmandu, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.
MEGHAULI SERAI CHITWAN:
The legendary Taj Safaris continues the wildlife journey with its newest Jungle lodge in the iconic Chitwan National Park, Nepal. Meghauli Serai, Chitwan National Park is part of the Taj chain of hotels, a prominent Indian luxury hotel chain. The 30-room lodge is located near the Rapti River and is designed to blend in with the wild nature of the surrounding park and buffer areas. An impressive infinity pool overlooks the river and jungle. Arts and artifacts from the local Tharu people are used throughout the resort and a unique feature is the beaded chandelier in the lounge area, made from over 10,000 hand-painted beads. All safari activities are provided here, as is standard for hotels in the vicinity of Chitwan National Park.
Perched on the edge of the Rapti river and the world famous Chitwan National Park, the riverside villas and river view rooms invite you to a serene getaway where the days are curated to thrill you with wildlife encounters and the nights are full of carefully planned surprises.
Experience the legendary Taj Safaris hospitality with bush dinners around the crackling bonfire, sundowners in the wilderness, romantic bath turn downs, relaxing massages after a day spent in the great outdoors with a dedicated nature guide who interprets the wild ways of this enchanting land. Explore the heart of the Jungle when you stay at the Presidential Suite, Rapti Mahal with spectacular views of the Rapti River, Private viewing deck and plunge pool or the 16 Luxury Rapti Villas drenched in pastel hues, create a calming sanctuary in the heart of the jungle.
Each villa features spacious living areas with great views of the Rapti River and the National Park. With private plunge pools in every suite and luxurious 5 fixture bathrooms adorned with traditional Nepalese stone spouts, you are tempted to while away your afternoon listening to the rhythm of the flowing river. A high-end luxury resort has formally started its operation in Meghauli of Chitwan. Meghauli Serai Jungle Lodge by Taj Safaris aims to cater to affluent tourists by offering services available at seven-star hotels.
BARAHI JUNGLE LODGE:
Barahi Jungle Lodge situated in the Pacific Chitwan reflects the serenity of the National Park. Chitwan’s tranquility and the lodge’s peace very well complement one another. Experiencing refined luxury in the panoramic jungles adorned with the Rapti River when viewed from Barahi’s vantage point is a parallel universe retreat. We take immense pride in strengthening the bond of nature and mankind through our experiences.
The property is located on the banks of the Rapti River, 32 km away from Bharatpur Domestic Airport and Narayan Ghat Bus Stand. The famous Chitwan National Park is 3 km away. The accommodation will provide you with a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar. There is also an electric kettle. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also come with a hairdryer and free toiletries.
At Barahi Jungle Lodge you will find a restaurant. Other facilities offered at the property include meeting facilities, a business center, a tour desk, a library, a massage center and luggage storage facilities. The in-house restaurant serves local, regional, Chinese and Continental fare. Room service options are also available. They offer all the activities that attract visitors to Chitwan – nature walks, canoeing, an ‘elephant briefing’, Tharu cultural performances and various types of safari.
Each thatched chalet comes with a private balcony, with views over the river and the national park. Also, lots of local bamboos and sustainable wood have been used in their construction. There are 34 deluxe guest rooms and one family suite, an on-site spa that offers Ayurvedic, Thai and other treatments, as well as an outdoor pool.
Wake up with the chiming of birds in celebration, as crimson sun frees the mist enveloped Rapti and the sky as it begins to reflect clearly in its calm waters. Absorb the abundance of Chitwan, transverse into the light filtering forests minted by Chitwan anecdotes from our experienced naturalists – it all seems like a walk of life. Culinary indulgence at Turtle Deck and delectable liqueur served at our Tiger’s Den bar completes the soul-delighting moment as you witness the moving magic of golden hue over the savannahs gushing with the breeze and creating a perfect panorama. The silent breeze and slow-paced nature would brim you with joy and peace. Celebrating this magic of nature in definite luxury is a parallel universe experience offered at Barahi Jungle Lodge.
THE DWARIKA’S RESORT DHULIKHEL:
Whether you’re a tourist or traveling on business, The Dwarika’s Resort is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Kathmandu. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. Also within easy reach are Dhulikhel Hospital. Dwarika’s Kathmandu city property is all about design, whereas the focus of the newer Dwarika’s Resort Dhulikhel is relaxation in a mountain setting.
Located in Dhulikhel, about 30 kilometers (one and a half to two hours) from Kathmandu, there are gorgeous views of the snowy Himalaya on clear days from the resort. There are plenty of outdoor lounging areas from which to enjoy the views, an excellent spa that offers a wide range of treatments and even an outdoor meditation maze.
The Dwarika’s Resort Dhulikhel is a holistic lifestyle retreat, drawing on ancient Himalayan knowledge and philosophy of care for nature and for one’s self. Set in magnificent natural surroundings, it offer’s a place in which to contemplate, to learn and to explore the connectedness between mind, body, and earth.
Offering spectacular and panoramic view of the mountains, Dwarika’s Resort – Dhulikhel features an outdoor swimming pool, an organic farm, and pottery, yoga and meditation classes. Free WiFi access is available in the rooms of this resort. The modern air-conditioned accommodation will provide you with a flat-screen cable TV, minibar, and seating area. Featuring a bath, private bathrooms also come with a bathrobe. You can enjoy a mountain view from all the rooms.
At Dwarika’s Resort – Dhulikhel you will find a 24-hour front desk, garden and sun terrace. Other facilities offered at the property include a children’s playground, shops (on site) and a laundry. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including hiking. The in-house restaurant serves local, continental and Japanese delights. Private dining is possible with 24-hour room service. This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Dhulikhel! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.
HOTEL BARAHI POKHARA:
It features an outdoor swimming pool and air-conditioned rooms with a flat-screen cable TV. Free Wi-Fi and parking are provided. Modern rooms at Barahi come with a private balcony and have plenty of natural light. All are fitted with a tea/coffee maker and personal safe. Shower facilities and toiletries are in the en-suite bathroom. Guests can enjoy relaxing traditional Ayurvedic body treatments at Wellness Spa.
Nepali cultural dances are performed in the evenings. Currency exchange and car rental services are also provided. The hotel features 85 beautifully appointed guest rooms, many of which include television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, non-smoking rooms, air conditioning, heating. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the boats, hiking trails, yoga room, sauna, outdoor pool. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the Hotel Barahi the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Pokhara.
HOTEL MYSTIC MOUNTAIN:
Nestled amidst the dense greenery of Nagarkot, Hotel Mystic Mountain just like its name has the tranquil surrounding and peaceful ambient. The hotel situated on top of quaint villages and terraced ﬁelds, rising above the misty clouds that surround the hills around. Overlooking the valley beyond, Mystic Mountain has the perfect mixture of modern luxury and healing nature.
Guests will be able to enjoy best of amenities and services on nature’s lap. The Hotel gives the perfect blend of luxurious service to be pampered with also to get closer to nature through nature walks, hiking and other adventurous activities. Views of the mountains, pool or garden are seen from every room. The rooms are equipped with a private bathroom fitted with a bath or shower.
For your comfort, you will find bathrobes and slippers. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. Hotel Mystic Mountain also has an outdoor tennis court for in-house guest. Fine Dining Restaurant Odyssey serves you a choice of Nepali, Continental, Chinese and Indian Cuisines from our Award Winning Chef. Poolside bar and outdoor private barbecue are available with the garden and pool.
The design and the setting of the restaurant are itself so warm and so beautiful that you shall automatically enjoy your meals from morning to night. And of course, how can one not mention the facility of clean swimming infinity pools as well. There are other services provided too like a wedding celebration, conference hall, and facilities for sports, health and other recreational activities as well for the guests.
There are two conference halls that you can book in order to organize important meeting or seminar as well. There is also the facility of the fully equipped gymnasium and a tennis that is enough for all the guests to stay active and most physically fit.
TEMPLE TREE RESORT & SPA:
Tricked-out Temple Tree raises the bar in Lakeside. Plenty of timber and slate and straw-colored render add delightful earthy tones. The standard rooms aren’t huge but are exceptionally comfortable and most sport a bathtub and private balcony. The super deluxe rooms are spacious. There are two restaurants, a health spa, and a bar beside the lovely pool. The hotel has top-notch service and elegant, comfortable rooms.
It’s comprised of individual two-story cottages made from rough, hand-cut stone. Featuring traditional Western Himalayan architecture, the boutique Temple Tree Resort & Spa enjoys beautiful views of the Annapurna Mountain Range. Boasting fresh air and warm temperatures, it also has an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.
Housed in double-storey cottages with wooden pillars and hand-cut stone walls, rooms feature a private balcony with garden views. A flat-screen TV, tea/coffee making facilities and an attached bathroom with hot-water showers are included. Temple Tree Resort & Spa is located in Gaurighat in central Lakeside. It is 150 meters from Fewa Lake and 3 km from Pokhara Airport. Free parking is available.
The Spa features relaxing body massage and flower baths, while the outdoor infinity pool also includes a spa pool area. There is also a business center and tour desk available for guests’ convenience. Extending into the landscaped gardens, The Bay Leaf Restaurant serves international cuisine. Drinks and light meals can be enjoyed at The Tree House Cafe and The Island Bar.
TIGER TOPS KARNALI LODGE:
Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge is an intimate lodge with ultra-personal service and expert guiding. They created a calming, soothing retreat with a focus on fresh organic produce. Run by the same pioneering team as Tiger Tops in Chitwan, this top-end lodge is set on the southern edge of the buffer zone near Thakurdwara and offers the most experienced wildlife guides in Bardia. Accommodation is in stylish Tharu-style cottages; the signature rooms could be used for a safari fashion shoot. And the food! Every course is consistently above par.
Bardia National Park is a world away from the chaotic hustle of Kathmandu. An area of extraordinary beauty and abundant wildlife, a visit to Karnali Lodge is a journey of adventure and an opportunity to reconnect with nature. Located in the Baria National Park, Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge delights guests with elephant polo. The 24-hour front desk makes check-in and check-out easy at all hours. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas.
The fan-cooled rooms feature a wardrobe and a seating area. The attached bathroom is equipped with a shower. Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge is 20 km from the Karnali River banks, 25 km from the local Bus Station and 86 km from the Nepalgunj Airport. Guests can head to the garden or the library to unwind. Laundry, dry cleaning and BBQ facilities are available. The in-house restaurant Ghol Ghar serves regional and continental cuisines. Beverages are available at the restaurant too. Room service can be used for in-room dining comforts.