Dalai-La Boutique Hotel

The philosophy at Dalai-La is defined by pursuit of simplicity, elegance and excellence. From eco-friendly service essentials to the décor of restored hand-made indigenous artifacts, the hotel houses an environment that reflects traditional Nepalese architecture with a touch of Buddhist leitmotifs.

Good Location, Close Proximity

Located in Thamel, the central hub for tourists, the hotel is an easy access to all that Kathmandu has to offer. Basantapur, the ancient town square with devotees thronging to temples around it is just a 15 minute walk from the hotel. Swayambhunath, the Monkey Temple, is a 45 minute walk. Other religious landmarks and cultural/historical sites such as the Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and the Patan Durbar Square are within a 10 km radius.

Traditional Elegance

25 boutique rooms in two wings, the Old and the New, all decorated in traditional Nepalese architecture with dining and lounge area is spread over an expansive premise. The Old Wing, formerly the residence of the founding family for over 25 years, retains most of the original structure. This architectural elegance forms the founding principal for the design and concept of Dalai-La as a boutique hotel. Hand-printed linen and upholstery to indigenous pottery and Pital (brass) bathroom amenities styled in classical design with a fusion of Buddhist artifacts and furniture forms a décor to truly delight your stay.

Bespoke Services

Besides the 24 hours room service, which is a part of the boutique experience, unique services to suit varied personalities are also offered in the hotel. Some of the facilities available on request are Yoga and Mediation sessions, Room Service Massage or Spa treatment, Astrology and Palmistry sessions, Mehendi (traditional herbal, temporary hand/arm painting) et cetera.

The ambience

The lobby is exquisitely designed, replete with handcrafted traditional Nepalese artifacts and Buddhist motif decor. Authentic Italian and Continental fine dining is served in a serene open space in The Hub. Or you can just catch up on the story of the day over drinks at Liquid Happiness, and enjoy from a selection of world-class spirits. The Courtyard – dining, drinks and coffee. The Courtyard is where you can dine and enjoy drinks and coffee in an elegant space, surrounded by beautiful Nepalese architecture. Nepalese traditional string quartets, horn and percussion ensemble perform every week that creates cultural entertainment at its best.

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