warika’s Hotel was registered in 1977, with the idea of reviving the architectural splendour of the valley. All the terracotta work was made in the valley, using local clay and skills. The couple also incorporated elements of Nepal’s diverse cultural heritage, including those from beyond the valley, when designing the rooms. The furniture was crafted by families of traditional carpenters, and the linen, textiles and embroideries were hand woven and used Nepali patterns. In all purposes, Dwarika Das Shrestha took some of the finest elements of Nepali crafts, and presented them in a way that had not been done before. In explaining his vision, he once stated: “My project is to recreate a 15th-17th century environment where tourist and Nepali alike would have a sensation of the original. The hotel as a commercial enterprise is merely a vehicle to finance and carry my dream forward.”
Dwarika’s Today The hotel is still managed by the Shrestha family – Ambica, Sangita and Dwarika Das’ grandson, Rene Vijay Shrestha Einhaus – and now makes up one of the largest private woodwork collections in the world. However, the family no longer buys old wood works unless they are significantly damaged and require restoration at the heritage workshop in the hotel. Where possible, the hotel instead encourages people to incorporate the pieces into their homes and appreciate their cultural heritage. The influence of Dwarika Das Shrestha’s vision can be observed to clearly in the old cities of Patan and Bhaktapur, where public and private initiatives are gradually restoring the city to its past glory. The Dwarika’s Hotel retains Dwarika Das Shrestha’s guiding philosophy and remains a beacon on the importance of heritage conservation in Nepal.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Ranked No.2 in the ‘Best City Hotels in Asia’ survey by the Travel + Leisure USA Magazine
- All day dinning restaurant
- Indian specialty and multi-cuisine restaurants
- Temperature controlled swimming pool
- Couple spa suites
- 20 minutes drive from International airport
- Rooms for specially abled guests
- 24 Hours room service
- Yoga & Meditation
- Spa offering traditional Ayurvedic therapies
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With 80 meticulously designed rooms and suites, Dwarika’s Hotel Kathmandu offers a regal experience comparable to the royal suites of the 14th century Malla kings of Nepal.
The Royal Suite takes its architectural inspiration from the private abodes of the Malla kings and is set magnificently over three floors and an area of 250 sq metres. With an open-air breakfast terrace attached to the spacious bedroom, the suite also has a separate living area and an entrance foyer. A wooden-floored deck overlooks a sumptuous lounge. On the private terrace you can indulge in a splendid view of the hotel’s courtyard as well as the towering white peaks of the Himalayas. One of the most enchanting aspects of the suite is its 50 sq metre bathroom, intricately designed with traditional architectural features
HERITAGE EXECUTIVE SUITE
Spread over an expansive area with a luxurious open plan bathroom, the exquisite Executive Suites at Dwarika’s combine traditional style with modern convenience. With special amenities including a personal computer, the Executive Suites also offer spectacular views of the courtyard. A stay here will make you feel like you have your own private palace in ancient Kathmandu.
HERITAGE JUNIOR SUITE
Each of the 43 luxurious Junior Suites is individually designed with local materials including pottery, slate and brass, as well as genuine antiques and artefacts. In the spirit of a Nepali home, each suite suite has a divan (day bed) for lounging and true relaxation. Every Junior Suite has its own personality, ensuring that each stay is a unique experience.
HERITAGE DELUXE ROOM
Remaining true to the earthy quality of traditional life in the valley, the rooms capture the essence of such a lifestyle without compromising on comfort. The linen is organically produced and hand woven. The furniture is custom designed and handmade at our own workshop. Many of the rooms face the charming courtyard.
We offer a range of culinary experiences, and with three restaurants and a bar to choose from, there is something for everyone.
Food is central to the Dwarika’s lifestyle. We place a strong focus on food that is fresh, organic and local. Many of the ingredients we use at the restaurants are grown at our two organic farms.
To spend an evening at Krishnarpan, the Nepali speciality restaurant at Dwarika’s, is to take a culinary journey through the fascinating terrains and cuisines of Nepal. Serving the finest Nepali of Nepali flavours, Krishnarpan is a slow dining experience reminiscent of the ritual feasts enjoyed by the Kathmandu Valley’s Newari community.
Meals range from six to twenty two courses and are prepared using the freshest vegetables from the Dwarika’s own farms. The courses are offered on traditional brass and earthenware, and served by hostesses representing Nepal’s diverse ethnic communities.
The Japanese restaurant at Dwarika’s takes its name from its host, Mako-san. A keen interest in Buddhism first brought her to Nepal over three decades ago and since then, her heart has remained firmly here.
An intimate Japanese fine dining experience, Mako’s offers traditional Japanese food served in a warm and stylish setting. The minimalistic and Zen-like décor is inspired by Mako-san’s spirituality. Combined with 14th century Nepali architecture, the restaurant offers a unique setting that highlights the similitude between two civilisations.
Dwarika’s multi-cuisine all day restaurant offers a combination of Nepali flavours along with popular world cuisines. Toran’s menu can be enjoyed in the restaurant or in the hotel’s spacious courtyards – an ideal location for all day lounging and informal dining
The Fusion Bar overlooks a swimming pool that replicates 12th century royal baths, complete with intricately carved stone spouts. Open throughout the day and late into the night, the bar offers an elegant environment in which to sip exotic fruit cocktails and aperitifs, or for enjoying an after-dinner cigar or nightcap. It is the spot to meet, drink and converse. The Fusion celebrates Friday evenings with special Nepali barbeque.
Special moments are best lived at this iconic modern palace hotel ” Dwarika” in Kathmandu. Hotel has various options to make your special occasion , a memorable one.
PANCHA KOSHA HIMALAYAN SPA
The Dwarika’s Spa is a sanctuary for healing and purification. It offers an experience modelled upon the ancient traditions of care and respect that have developed in the Himalayan region over several millennia. The name of the spa is derived from the wisdom of the Vedas that claims that our Atman or self is made up of five layers of being – the physical, the intellectual, emotional and the essence of the absolute. Combined, they offer an authentic experience of life. Thus, any treatment at the Pancha Kosha Spa is a journey into the self