Best 5-star Hotels to stay in Kathmandu

Stepping off a plane into Tribhuvan Airport can be overwhelming for many people. Like other South Asian cities, it is endlessly fascinating and infuriating at the same time. Kathmandu offers best in both budget and value for tourists. Here, a 10 dollar bill can help you get through the day with a full stomach. Also, a heavy spender can experience the luxury if they like to stay in the enlisted 5-star Hotels of Kathmandu.

Here, we have presented a list of hand-picked 5-star hotels to stay in Kathmandu for a memorable experience.


Hotel Annapurna


First established in 1965, Hotel Annapurna is one of the first 5-star hotels to operate in Nepal. It boasts of illustrious history and decades of excellent service. Named after the Goddess of Plenty, Annapurna, the hotel occupies an area of 5.5 acres. Located in the heart of Kathmandu in King’s Way, it is in the periphery of former Narayanhiti Royal Palace.

If you are looking for serenity and convenience, Annapurna is one of the best hotels in Nepal. With 149 well-designed rooms, it offers six different suites. Some of the options are Regency-Suite, Executive Suite, and Corporate Deluxe. Our favourite is the Heritage Suite which comprises the oldest rooms in the hotel.

Annapurna is also home to six fine dining eateries including the popular The Coffee Shop and The Cake Shop. The Cake Shop is one of the best bakeries in Kathmandu. Moreover, it also has the largest swimming pool in Kathmandu and a  renovated gymnasium. This Nepalese 5-star stem radiates luxury and finesse in every sense.

Hyatt Regency Kathmandu



Hyatt Regency is the most popular Nepalese 5-star hotel of current times. Established in 2000, the hotel stands on 37 acres of land. It is a favourite among international celebrities and delegates visiting the country. It features traditional Newari style of Nepalese architecture and has an unmistakable cultural vibe. The rooms offer views of the magnificent Boudha Nath, the largest Buddhist stupa in the world.

Hyatt offers 280 rooms including 35 regency rooms and seven suites. The likes of Presidential Suite, Regency Executive Suite, and Regency Suite King will sure leave you feeling like royalty yourself. With six fine dining restaurants including the Rox Bar, you don’t have to go around looking for a topnotch eatery to dine in.

Hyatt also proudly flaunts a large swimming pool, outdoor whirlpool, helipad, spa, and an in-house museum. Lately, the hotel is also earning a reputation as a perfect venue for extravagant destination weddings.

Radisson Hotel


The Oriental Group built Radisson in 1998 and renovated it in 2013. Unlike other 5-star hotels in Nepal, it doesn’t sit on spacious grounds. Instead, the eight-story-tall hotel is conveniently located in Lazimpat and overlooks two of Kathmandu’s most popular tourist areas – Thamel and King’s Way. They build this red brick hotel in traditional Pagoda style. Its buildings are a seamless blend of ancient heritage and modern comforts.

Radisson has 260 beautiful rooms including suites to choose from. You can choose from the likes of Superior Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, and Premium Rooms. The suits have everything from a full audio system to minibars to marbled bathrooms. The hotel even has Junior Suites that are perfect for your little ones.

Like other 5-stars in Kathmandu, Radisson also has a series of excellent eateries and bar within its premises. You can dine in the Terrance Garden beneath the moonlight or create your perfect drink at The Corner Bar. A major plus – Radisson has its in-house casino – Casino Rad. It is your one-stop solution for everything from gambling to unwinding in luxury!

Hotel Yak and Yeti


Built in 1977, Hotel Yak and Yeti is inarguably one of the finest luxury 5-star hotels in Kathmandu. The hotel is in King’s way, close to the former royal palace. The hotel effuses royalty and regality from every corner. It is in the 100-year-old Lal Durbar Palace. The hotel exquisitely blends modern day sophistication with historical heritage.

Yak and Yeti houses 260 rooms including Deluxe Rooms, Heritage Deluxe Rooms, and Presidential Suites. Each room is a lavish display of beautiful artifacts and traditionally crafted fixtures. The rooms have luxuries like a minibar and safe locks. With its Regal Ballroom and Crystal Hall, it is also a perfect venue for a destination wedding in Nepal.

The hotel has remarkably kept up with all of the evolving standards for 5-star hotels. It has everything from a luxury spa to the fitness centre to the in-house shopping arcade. Yak and Yeti also boast of its three fine dining choices – Sunrise Restaurant, Piano Bar, and The Chimney.


Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza


Established in 1966, it’s safe to say that Soaltee Crowne Plaza is the pioneer of luxury 5-star hotels in Nepal. The hotel resides over 12 acres and is in the suburbs of Tahachal, a 10-minute drive from the city centre., a 10-minute drive from the city centre. Its five-story tall buildings strike a perfect balance between Nepal’s traditional architecture and western sophistication.

Soaltee Crowne Plaza offers 282 luxurious guest rooms with seven regal VVIP suites. Here, you can also choose from budget-friendly Classic Twin Room suites to luxurious Executive King Suites. Most of the rooms offer beautiful views of the distant mountains.  Just like the 5-stars as mentioned above, the suites here too provide services like minibar, safe locks, high-speed internet, and so on.

Here, you can indulge in authentic Italian cuisine at Al Fresco restaurant and taste intercontinental dishes at Kakori’s outdoor garden setting. You can also opt for Chinese food at Bao Xuan and perfect your cocktails at Rodi Bar. If you want to try your luck, visit the Casino Nepal inside the hotel’s premises.

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