Dwarika's Village Hotel - SERVICE & FACILITIES
Dwarika's 74 spacious guest rooms and suites are all individually designed. There are 16th century windows in many, while there are private courtyards attached to others. Buddhist symbols on hand printed curtains and bed spreads are used with traditional fabrics and accessories and exotic carpets. The four poster king-sized beds in some while others have twin beds befitting royalty. The rooms have unique perspectives and exudes tranquility and elegance. The non-A/C rooms have fans. All rooms have heating in the Winter season.
Guests enjoy a tradition of casual elegance; comfort assured by an uncommon attention to detail and personal service. 74 Deluxe Rooms and Suites. Each of the rooms has its own character and individuality. There are 16th century windows in many, while there are private courtyards attached to others. Buddhist symbols on hand printed curtains and bed spreads are used with traditional fabrics and accessories. Spacious and luxurious, our suites and rooms have been individually designed with imagination and taste.
Each one different and unique: you will find all the amenities of a luxury hotel; but perhaps what you will appreciate more is the elegant comfort of your room; handsomely appointed with handmade fabrics and furniture custom designed from traditional patterns. It has been called "a charming hotel", "a museum", "a palace".... to me its all that and more: it's a temple where man and his family devoted their lives to lovingly preserve here Nepal's history, culture and art. My deepest recognition to Family Dwarika Das Shrestha.
The enormous Royal Suite takes its architectural inspiration from the private abodes of the Malla Kings of Kathmandu. Set over 3 floors and featuring formal and informal meeting spaces as well as private lounge space, a majestic bedroom and a luxurious bathroom, a stay at the Royal Suite is a lifestyle experience that Kings would envy.
Spacious, elegant and exceptionally comfortable, a stay in a Heritage Suite is an experience to treasure. Each suite is individually designed using local materials including pottery, slate and brass; combined with the highest level of amenities, there is nothing more you could desire.
Remaining true to the earthy living that symbolized traditional life in the valley, the rooms capture the essence of such a lifestyle without compromise. The linen is organically produced and hand woven.The furniture is custom designed and handmade. The amenities rival the best luxury hotels.
The Dwarika's selection of three restaurants and a bar provide a range of culinary experiences from the world over. The spacious courtyards, amidst the architectural grandeur of Kathmandu’s ancient civilisation, are a unique feature of the hotel and provide an ideal location for all day lounging and informal dining. For those looking for a more elegant dining experience, the Dwarika's has two speciality restaurants - Krishnarpan for a Nepali fine dining experience and Mako for the best Japanese food in Nepal.
Krishnarpan serves the finest Nepali cuisines and is a slow dining experience reminiscent of the meals relished by the Maharajas of Nepal. Meals range from 6 to 22 courses and is an unparalleled fine dining experience native to Nepal. Prepared from fresh organic vegetables straight from the Dwarika's own organic farm, a meal at Krishnarpan is a journey through the multi-ethnic nature of Nepal's culinary culture. 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 ancient customary feasts. Meals range from six to twenty two courses and are prepared using the freshest vegetables straight from the Dwarika's own farm. With each course offered on traditional brass and earthen ware, and served by charming hostesses representing different ethnic communities, Krishnarpan is an exquisite and authentic Nepali experience to savour.
Mako’s Japanese Restaurant
For a more subtle taste of the finer things nature serves, Mako's provides the best Japanese food this side of the Himalayas. Fresh, organic and healthy, a meal at Mako's is one to savor. The Japanese restaurant at Dwarika’s takes its name from its host, Mako-san. A keen interest in Buddhism first brought her to Nepal and since then, her heart has remained in the country. Thirty years after her first journey, Mako-san fulfilled her dream of living in Nepal by joining the Dwarika’s Kathmandu and adding her unique style of Japanese cuisine to the hotel’s experience.
Mako’s is an intimate Japanese fine dining experience. Serving lunch and dinner, the restaurant offers traditional Japanese food served within a warm and stylish setting. The décor takes its inspiration from Mako-san’s spirituality and adopts a Zen-like minimalism that is authentically Japanese. Combined with 14th century Nepali architecture, the restaurant offers a unique setting that highlights the similitude between two civilisations. The food at Mako’s follows a seasonal menu and offers fresh vegetables grown at the Dwarika’s own farm, using the most natural agricultural methods. With limited seating and an exquisite menu, prior reservations are recommended. While you are there, don’t miss out on Mako’s special Tempuras that use her own signature batter or the fresh Tofu made from soybeans from the Dwarika’s farm. Before you leave, Mako’s organic green tea ice cream is a truly special treat.
Toran Fusion Bar
Dwarika's multi-cuisine all day restaurant, Toran, provides indoor and outdoor seating and serves a range of delightful options. With a separate natural foods menu created using produce from the Dwarika’s farm, Toran 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 which replicates 12th century royal baths, complete with intricately carved stone water sprouts. 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 a live band and a special Nepali barbeque
Pancha Kosha Spa
At the unique Pancha Kosha Spa, you will find a range of massages that draw on ancient wisdom from the Himalayan region. Guests can also rejuvenate themselves through the daily yoga classes. The Pancha Kosha Himalayan Spa at the Dwarika’s Kathmandu 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. The signature treatments at the Pancha Kosha Spa intend to provide a holistic experience that encapsulate all five layers and provide an experience of true bliss.
All three treatments – Pancha Kosha Purification, Himalayan Sacred Stone Therapy, and Rudri - Subasna Snan – are unique to Nepal. Each of the signature treatments take over four hours to complete and come with their own set of rituals and pleasures. Any treatment at the Pancha Kosha Spa is a journey into the self. The spa uses a rich diversity of natural herbs, oils and essences from throughout the Himalayan range, to give you an experience of complete relaxation and rejuvenation. Each treatment is carried out by a trained therapist, in an atmosphere of complete respect and trust.
The treatment rooms and suites are exclusively designed with Nepali antique pieces and motifs from the Terai region of Nepal. Suites come with their own private bath and steam facilities, and are designed for individuals and couples to enjoy the spa’s unique Himalayan spa treatments in privacy and comfort.
A dynamic massage which balances the energy in the body through stimulating pressure points along energy lines and passive yogic stretches.
A massage utilizing traditional herbal oils to promote the body's natural healing process.
Deep Tissue Vibration Massage
A relaxing deep tissue oil massage, which loosens and softens muscles and joints and relieves stress and fatigue.
Traditional Newari Massage
Given with a soothing blend of herbal oils, using acupuncture points and spinal cord relaxation to stimulate breath and energetic circulation
The Dwarika's Hotel is designed to meet all the needs of its guests. From those visiting Nepal for leisure to those here on business, the facilities at the hotel can meet any requirement.
Sit back and relax at the end of the day with a book from the library. Delve into Nepali culture and history or plan your next exotic escape – the choice is yours.
Swim like a king in a pool reminiscent of 12th century Malla Dynasty baths. Or if that sounds too active, sip a sun-downer, poolside.
"Dwarika's is a place
where past meets present
where splendor meets luxury and hospitality
where the spirit of imagination meets reality
where the hearts touches Nepal".
Mind, Body and Soul
At the unique Pancha Kosha Spa, you will find a range of massages that draw on ancient wisdom from the Himalayan region. Guests can also rejuvenate themselves through the daily yoga classes.
Please let us know if you would like us to arrange your airport transfers, and we will be happy to help you. We also have a fleet of vehicles to fulfill your transportation needs within and outside of Kathmandu.
Secretarial services, facsimile, photocopy, word processing and internet are available for all guests.
Book your meeting at the Dwarika’s, and rest assured of a smooth and successful event.
Pick out gifts for your loved ones and support Nepali producers by choosing from a range of high quality items such as jewellery, Thanka paintings, handicrafts and Nepali Pashmina shawls. Or for a different type of souvenir, pick up a book that will keep you dreaming of Nepal long after you leave.
The Dwarika’s Kathmandu takes pride in its ability to meet all the needs of its guests. Receive first class service and support, whatever you require.
Wireless internet connection is available in all rooms for a small charge.