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Overview of Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa

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Guest reviews

4.3/5 Excellent
159 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa

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Explore the area

Popular LocationGarden of Dreams9 min walk
Popular LocationIndra Chowk11 min walk
Popular LocationDurbar Marg15 min walk
AirportKathmandu (KTM-Tribhuvan Intl.)36 min drive

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  • Superior Double Room

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    • 26 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Superior Twin Room

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    • 26 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Executive Double Room

    Room amenities

    • 34 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Executive Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • 34 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Classic Penthouse

    Room amenities

    • 37 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Junior Suite

    Room amenities

    • 47 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Presidential Suite

    Room amenities

    • 66 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
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About this area

Kathmandu

Located in Kathmandu's Thamel neighbourhood, Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa is in the entertainment district and near the airport. Pashupatinath Temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Garden of Dreams. Travelling with kids? Consider Freak Street and Patan Zoo. Enjoy the great outdoors with ziplining and mountain biking, or hop on a moped for hire nearby and explore all the area has to offer.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Garden of Dreams - 9 min walk
  • Indra Chowk - 11 min walk
  • Basantapur - 12 min walk
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square - 15 min walk
  • Durbar Marg - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Kathmandu (KTM-Tribhuvan Intl.) - 36 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Cave Restaurant — 1 min walk

About this property

Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa

Family-friendly Kathmandu hotel in Thamel, walk to Garden of Dreams
This smoke-free hotel features a full-service spa, a restaurant and a health club. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking and a free manager's reception are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café and a spa tub are on-site. All 30 soundproofed rooms provide free WiFi, free wired Internet and minibars. Conveniences include fridges and coffee makers, and guests will appreciate thoughtful touches such as bathrobes and slippers.
Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa offers 30 forms of accommodation with minibars and a safe. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. 42-inch LED televisions come with premium satellite channels. Fridges and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a rainfall showerhead, bathrobes, slippers and designer toiletries.
Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and a hairdryer. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
Free nearby parking
Limited parking spaces
24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–10:00 AM: USD 12 per person
1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
1 bar
Free daily reception
Room service available
Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

Aerobics classes
Full-service spa
Health club
Shopping
Hot tub
Steam room
Yoga classes

Family friendly

Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
Dry-cleaning service
Corner/local shop
Laundry facilities
Fridge
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
Soundproofed rooms
Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)

Conveniences

ATM/banking services
Lift
Free newspapers in reception
Gift shop/newsstand
Corner/local shop
Lockers available
Water dispenser

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Hair salon
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Porter
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

Chinese
English
Hindi

Business services

24-hour business centre
1 meeting room
Computer station

Outdoors

Rooftop terrace

Spa

Aromatherapy
Ayurvedic treatments
Body scrubs
Body treatments
Body wraps
Facials
Hydrotherapy
Manicures and pedicures
Massage - deep-tissue
Massage - hot stone
Massage - swedish
Sauna
Spa open daily
Hot tub
Steam room

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility

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Shared microwave
Shared fridge
Smoke-free property
TV in reception

Room amenities

Bedroom

Climate control (air conditioning)
Blackout drapes/curtains
Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

Bathrobes
Designer toiletries
Hairdryer
Rainfall showerhead
Separate bathtub and shower

Entertainment

42-inch LED TV
Premium channels
Satellite channels

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker
Free bottled water
Minibar
Fridge

More

Desk
Free local calls
Individually decorated
Individually furnished
Phone
Safe
Slippers
Soundproofing

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 1:00 PM and midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 5:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.0 per night.
Cots (infant beds) are available for USD 25.0 per stay

Payment types

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Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 12 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 15 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 15.00 (one-way)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 25.0 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.0 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 3 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa

Property is also known as

Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel 2 Kathmandu
Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel 2
Royal Penguin Boutique 2 Kathmandu
Royal Penguin Boutique 2

Frequently asked questions

Is Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much does it cost to stay at Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa?
As of 7 Jun 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa on 8 Jun 2020 start from NZ$141, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
How much is parking at Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa?
Self-parking is free at this property; nearby parking is also free.
What time is check-in at this hotel?
Check-in is from 1:00 PM to midnight. A fee applies for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability).
What time is check-out at this hotel?
Checkout is at noon. Late checkout is available for a fee (amount may vary, subject to availability).
Does this property provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of USD 15 per vehicle, one-way, applies.
Where is this hotel located?
This family-friendly Kathmandu hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Garden of Dreams and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Durbar Marg and Swayambhunath are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Guest reviews

4.3
Excellent
5 - Excellent
87
4 - Good
52
3 - Okay
8
2 - Mediocre
7
1 - Poor
5
4.5
Cleanliness
4.5
Service and Staff
3.1
Amenities
4.3
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

A great room with a great soaking bathtub

Upon entering the room we were impressed by the blue led lighting strips. It gave us the sense that we were going into a room of the future. However, they have enough other lights that we were able to read without any effort. (I don't really like hotels that are mood-lit and never able to make bright enough to read anywhere). The bath tub was wonderful. It is so great to sit and soak after a great trek.

Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

2/5

    This was an average hotel I guess. I wanted to stay in Thamel for a few nights of my vacation so I choose the quirkiness of Royal Penguin. The first room they showed me did not have working electric, they had been having power issues of the whole floor leaving the dark corridor leading to the room and the room itself room unsafe for any guests. Then they showed me a second room that did not have working heat or Wifi. Then the 3rd room didn't have working heat either but the staff said that it just takes a while to heat up. While waiting 45 minutes for the heat to kick on, I called the front desk again. They sent 2 more employees to come and look at the heater; one of them changed out the filter. It finally kicked on, but I should mention that the new room was a significant down grade and nothing was adjusted on my bill then or at check out. Water runs yellow, some hotels in Kathmandu have clear colored water, they do not & the power outages are short but pretty regular. Staff were kind but most were not very helpful. Things I did like, FREE HBO in English, FREE room service breakfast which was pretty good and one of the housekeepers was very nice. Overall, the quirkiness of the hotel is not enough to stay here, I would not recommend to anyone. I'm sure there must be nicer properties in the Thamel area. This one disappoints.

    Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020

    2/5

    • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Very happy and satisfied with the customer service , all the other staffs were very helpful too. Only the water was an issue, bathroom water was unclean it was yellow in colour. Please try to get clean water . Other than that every thing was excellent.

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019