Address: P.O.Box-459, Battisputali, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: (977-1) 4479488/4470770
This is the best place to stay if you want to have 5 star luxury but with a Nepalese experience. The stylish decor is courtesy of over 40 years of collecting by the owners; the intricate wood carvings and terracotta have been worked into the decor after being rescued from old buildings slated for demolition. There are 79 deluxe suites, each with its own design. There is a library and a pool, a Nepalese restaurant (serving up to 22 courses) and a travel desk so you can organise tours.