At Dalai-La Boutique Hotel, our philosophy is defined by our pursuit of simplicity, elegance and excellence.

From eco-friendly service essentials to the décor of restored hand-made indigenous artifacts over 50 years old, all within an environment of traditional Nepalese architecture with accents of Buddhist leitmotifs, we aim to define the standard of a unique and unforgettable experience in Nepal. We take pride in being one of the best boutique hotels in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Good Location, Close Proximity

Thamel, the tourist hub of Nepal is 6.5 km away from the Tribhuvan International Airport. Our location in the centre of Katmandu allows you easy access to other popular sites, making us of one of the Best boutique hotel in kathmandu, Nepal.

Basantapur, the ancient town square with all the hustle and bustle of local-market vendors and devotees thronging to temples, can be covered in an invigorating morning/evening walk of 15 minutes from the hotel. Swayambhunath, the Monkey Temple, can be reached within 45 minutes with a rigorous 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

32 boutique rooms housed within three wings, old, new and extension wing, in traditional Nepalese architecture with dining and lounge area spread over an expansive premises.

The Old Wing, formerly the residence of the founding family for over 25 years, retains most of the original structure and is the founding principal to the design and concept of Dalai-La as a boutique hotel.

Surround yourself in the environs of traditional Nepalese architecture, accentuated with a harmonious balance of Buddhist motifs.

From restored 50 years old hand-carved pillars and Dhunge Dhara (hand-carved stone water taps) adorning the courtyard to traditional lattice windows called Tikijhyā and hand-made Dacchi Itta (local terracotta bricks) on the facade of the 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: a décor to truly delight your stay.

We are proud to be associated with our local partners in keeping alive the intricate style and traditions of Nepalese craftsmanship, thus making us a truly the best boutique hotel in Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Bespoke Services:

Besides our 24 hours Room Service essential, as part of our boutique experience, we offer eccentric and unique services. We aim to cater to all types of personalities as much as our resources allows. The following services are available on request:

  • Yoga & Mediation sessions
  • Room Service Massage or Spa treatment
  • Astrology & Palmistry sessions
  • Mehendi (traditional herbal, temporary hand/arm painting)

Vision Statement

To be the best hotel providing an excellent service with a heart

Mission Statement

To provide our guests with a pleasant and memorable experience

Highlight Features

Exquisitely designed lobby, replete with handcrafted traditional Nepalese artifacts with Buddhist motif decor.

The Hub. Where good food happens. Authentic Italian & Continental fine dining in a serene open space.

05.10.14 . Liquid happiness. Catch up on the story of the day over drinks from a selection of world-class spirits.

The Courtyard – dining, drinks and coffee. Spacious and elegant, surrounded by beautiful Nepalese architecture.