Dwarika’s Hotel is among the unique places to stay in South Asia which is created out of intricately engraved wooden pillars and panels, were going to a sawing machine. These ancient pieces of art had been part of an old building torn down to make room for a modern structure.
It is a living example of how cultural restoration and tourism can complement each other, leading to the preservation of historical artifacts and the growth of a rich cultural industry, earning its esteemed title of a living museum.
The labour of love, a realization of architectural heritage conservation made Dwarika’s Hotel a sanctuary for the architectural grandeur of the Newari civilization. The intricately carved wooden treasures, with each artifact being an original, are the soul of the Dwarika’s.
The Dwarika’s Kathmandu is a pioneer in sustainable heritage conservation and truly a place where you are treated like royalty and never just a hotel.”
The Dwarika’s offer 4 different categories of rooms and suites.
HERITAGE DELUXE ROOM
The essence of a traditional Nepali stay without compromising on comfort. The linen is organically produced and handwoven complimenting well with custom designed and handmade furniture at own workshop. These rooms facing the charming courtyard with a spectacular view, offering a front seat to the sunset and an outdoor view
The en suite bathroom is filled with natural light, bringing the outside in, and a bathtub carved with traditional Newari design adds an opulent feel.
HERITAGE JUNIOR SUITE
The luxurious Junior Suites is individually designed with local materials including pottery, slate, and brass, as well as genuine antiques and artifacts. In the spirit of a Nepali home, a living area with a daybed and writing desk is accompanied by a king-sized bed for lounging and relaxation. Each junior suite has its own personality, ensuring that each stay is a unique experience. The bathroom offers natural Himalayan products with an en suite bathtub carved with traditional Newari intricate designs to soak in for a relaxing moment of calm.
HERITAGE EXECUTIVE SUITE
Spread over an expansive area, the exquisite Executive Suites combine traditional style with modern convenience offer spectacular views of the courtyard and swimming pool. A king-sized bed is accompanied by an airy, elegant living area with a daybed and writing desk for lounging and relaxation. A large en suite bathroom with a bathtub made with traditional Newari design and a dressing room add a royal sense of grandeur. A stay here will make you feel like you have your own private palace in ancient Kathmandu.
The Royal Suite takes its architectural inspiration from the private abodes of the Malla kings and is set magnificently over three floors and covers an area of 250 sq. meters. The suite also has an open-air terrace attached to the spacious bedroom, and a separate living area, and an entrance foyer. From the suite’s private sun deck, an endless view of the valley can be admired. Whether soaking in the sun, dining ala-carte menu, or sharing a glass of fine wine amongst the stars, the suite offers an endless admiration of the Nepali vista.
One of the most enchanting aspects of the suite is its 50 sq m bathroom, intricately designed in the traditional Newari style, letting in spacious natural light, well suited for those seeking space to rest and reset.
Dwarika’s offer great dining options at its restaurants and Bar.
It is the signature restaurant offering a slow-dining Nepalese gastronomic experience. Krishnarpan treats your senses to a culinary splurge as it pays homage to Nepal’s vibrant ethnicity and its traditional food. Every menu is carefully designed and based on Dwarika’s organic farms. You can choose from menus ranging from six to twenty-two courses that take you on a fascinating voyage through Nepalese cuisines, communities, and regions.
Toran welcomes diners with flavors from all around the world. Dine in the courtyards of the Dwarika’s or in the atmospheric restaurant. It serves casual lunches, high-teas, hearty breakfasts, and leisurely dinners. Soak in the architectural masterpiece of Dwarika’s Courtyard or find yourself lounging in the restaurant for an all-day informal dining experience.
MAKO’S JAPANESE RESTAURANT
The intimate Japanese fine dining restaurant at Dwarika’s takes its name from its host, Mako-san. Mako’s restaurant follows the vision of Japanese Chef, Mako-san, who aims to give an authentic Japanese experience to every guest. It offers traditional Japanese food served in a warm and serene setting.
Situated in the cozy cottage that used to be the founder’s former home, the Fusion Bar offers a warm ambience and beautiful alfresco seating in one of the Dwarika’s courtyards, overlooking the pool—a replica of the royal bath. Scattered throughout the courtyard are the comfortable divans (Nepalese daybeds), offering guests spaces to sit back and relax. Open throughout the day and late into the night, the bar invites you to sip exotic cocktails and aperitifs with handpicked snacks or enjoy an after-dinner cigar. It is the place to meet, drink and converse.
PANCHA KOSHA HIMALAYAN SPA
The Pancha Kosha Himalayan Spa draws on ayurveda, Buddhist medicine and traditional rituals and treatments. The Spa takes its name from the five layers of being found in Himalayan philosophies.
Under the guidance of our ayurvedic doctors and naturopathy expert, meditation, yoga and astrology masters, Hindu priest and visiting monk, embark on a journey of traditional wellbeing.
Options range from classic Ayurvedic massages to the signature Pancha Kosha Newari Treatment, which uses local herbs and different massage techniques to realign the body. A blend of Buddhist and Vedic medicine focuses on complete wellbeing of the individual. It is a story from the Himalayas of nurturing harmony within the spirit, the body and the mind.