Baber Mahal Vilas - The Heritage Hotel

1947 Tanka Prasad Ghumti Sadak Baber Mahal, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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Baber Mahal Vilas is a quaint, heritage-boutique property, set in the existing architectural haven of Baber Mahal Revisited. Guests feel indulged and cared for with splendid luxury, passionate service, generous hospitality and exquisite cuisine. In an effort to portray the distinct architectural features of Nepal, the property showcases 3 distinct styles of Nepal's architectural heritage. A respite from the busy streets of Kathmandu, an Oasis in the heart of the city.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Children's television networks
Electric vehicle charging station
Valet parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Massage
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Steam room
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shops
Sun deck
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Hindi, Nepali
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Baber Mahal Vilas – The Heritage Hotel is widely acclaimed for its blend of cultural richness and luxurious comfort, offering a serene oasis in a central location. Guests have called out the immaculate cleanliness of the rooms and the warm, attentive service that adds to the hotel's charm. The amenities, including diverse dining options and cultural experiences, along with the spacious and culturally adorned rooms, are consistently praised. For many travelers, the value is unbeatable, with the hotel providing a unique heritage experience at a fair price.
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dianexgutierrez wrote a review Feb 2022
Panama City, Panama84 contributions2 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
It is a gorgeous hotel, with amazing Rana architecture; a jewel filled with lots of antiquities, great art, lovely shops, a library with a great collection of historical and cultural books and even a Koi fish tank. The name Rana was given by the then prime minister to Bir Narsingh Kun­war. The Ranas ruled Nepal between 1846 until 1953, and all the rulers of the lineage were named “Maharaja” and “Shree Teen”, while Rana kings were named "Shri Panch" and "Maharajdhiraj". The first ruler of the dynasty was Jung Bdahir, who modernized the State and codified many laws. During the Rana reign gorgeous residences and palaces were built as a proof of their power and magnificence. The Baber Mahal Villas was one of those palaces and was built and is currently run by descendants of the longest ruling prime minister of Nepal, Maharaja Chandra Shumshere Rana.

I stayed at the Chandra Suite. A 41 square meters room with queen bed, hot tub, spacious family room with smart TV and Netflix subscription, complimentary water, tea and coffee and a great minibar. The price is just unbelievably cheap for what you get, only U$162 per night, breakfast included. I checked in at 3 pm really tired after a long day, took a shower at 5 pm and then walked into the corridors of the wonderful complex of shops and restaurants. The complex known as Baber Mahal Revisited was renovated in 1997 and 6 courtyards were turned into a gallery of sophisticated shops, restaurants and gastropubs. I finally, had dinner at the Mul Chowk Restaurant, a lovely restaurant in the main courtyard shaded by a Rudraksha tree, with a great terrace and a selection of continental and Asian food. I had the breast chicken fillet with spinach and mushrooms, a complete delicacy, with a glass of Chardonnay. Then I had another glass of wine in Bawarchi, one of the oldest restaurants and bars of the complex, offering Mughlai Indian Cuisine, which also has a lovely rooftop with great views to the city.
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Book a suite, the Chandra Suite was just amazing
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Response from Varun Rana, Owner at Baber Mahal Vilas - The Heritage Hotel
Responded Mar 25, 2022
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate your support, and hope we have the pleasure of serving you in the near future. Best wishes.
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JMfree2b wrote a review Mar 2022
Lilongwe, Malawi3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed longer at Baber Mahal Vilas than I had intended as I tested positive for covid 2 days after I arrived and so had to isolate in my room there for 8days until I tested negative. The hotel is a beautiful oasis in the middle of increasingly noisy and busy Kathmandu. The location was great for me as it is close to the government ministries where I had meetings and also very central for reaching other parts of the city. I did not want the noise and hassle of staying in Thamel.
BMV is part of the beautifully restored Baber Mahal Revisited complex with shops and 4 restaurants so it was nice to have a choice of places to eat within walking distance once I was out of isolation. It also has a nice courtyard so that I could meet people out of doors (good in times of covid).
The hotel itself is small and the rooms large and nicely furnished with very comfortable beds. At the start of my stay it was cold and so they provided an extra heater as well as the AC unit (which can heat or cool) but by the end of my stay the weather was much warmer and I appreciated being able to open all the windows in the room. The hotel moved me to a room with a little balcony when I was isolating so I could sit in the sun without leaving my room. All the staff were very friendly and helpful, the breakfasts were excellent - great scrambled eggs and cappuccino! The hotel has some building work going on which could be noisy during the day, but it was wonderfully quiet at night. All in all a beautiful, friendly place to stay. I recommend it highly and will definitely stay there next time I am in Kathmandu.
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Date of stay: February 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Rooms further from the building work are quieter if you plan to be in during the day
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Response from Varun Rana, Owner at Baber Mahal Vilas - The Heritage Hotel
Responded Mar 25, 2022
Thank you so much for your kind words. We truly appreciate your support and our team will be thrileld to hear of your experience. We hope we have the pleasure of serving you in the near future. Best wishes.
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Jay L wrote a review Dec 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The manager took such great efforts to arrange a PCR test for us at the hotel. A certified clinic sent a technician to take oral and nose swabs in the lobby within the 24 hr time frame required to fly. The manager also went to great lengths to ensure we had the correct paperwork and stamps regarding covid restrictions for the airport. I'm truly impressed as the flying rules changed during our stay and the hotels guests are from various countries with various rules. The airport transfer and covid testing through the hotel made my trip so much easier and pleasant.

All the staff were nice, attentive, and no concerns about covid procedures while I was there.

The rooms and property are beautiful and a peaceful oasis in the chaotic city. The food was tasty.

I would def. stay here again if I am in Kathmandu.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Varun Rana, Owner at Baber Mahal Vilas - The Heritage Hotel
Responded Jan 2, 2022
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us, and we hope to have the pleasure of serving you in the near future. Best wishes
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Paul R wrote a review Feb 2020
6 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked a last minute trip to Kathmandu for a long weekend and saw a lot of good reviews of Baber Mahal Vilas. They were spot on! Exceptional service from start to finish in a lovely setting. I’d go as far to say that I’ve never had better service in any hotel! The staff must be commended as they looked after our every need, they even gave us a phone to contact them if we encountered any problems when out for the evening. The complimentary upgrade was much appreciated to a stunning cosy suite. One of our best hotel stays, we’ll definitely be back!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from VarunSJBR, Owner at Baber Mahal Vilas - The Heritage Hotel
Responded Feb 9, 2020
Dear Paul We are so thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us arty Baber Mahal. We are honoured you picked us for your stay, and await your return eagerly. Best Wishes.
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Depinder Kaur C wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing hotel, beautiful old/traditional style structure with gorgeous rooms.
The staff and the service were really good and the location is very much accessible by cabs.
It is away from the loud touristy areas yet close which is wonderful and peaceful.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from JayeshR99, General Manager at Baber Mahal Vilas - The Heritage Hotel
Responded Jan 2, 2020
Dear Mr. Chhibber, Thank you so much your wonderful review and really glad that we have met your expectations. We hope to welcoming back in near future. Thank you, Jayesh
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Lata C wrote a review Jun 2022
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel felt very homely with great decor ans set up with rooms in stately Royal style. However some of the rooms were very dark and could have had better lighting. The staff treated us very well catering to all our smallest needs and even cooking some light dinner for us one evening.
Would help if the guests were given a free pick up from airport for their safety. Some more space around the premises would make it less claustrophobic
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Varun Rana, Owner at Baber Mahal Vilas - The Heritage Hotel
Responded Jun 7, 2022
Dear latac2022, Thank you so much for your support. We appreciate your feedback, and assure you that we will implement the changes you have suggested. We are grateful for your review, and hope we have the pleasure of serving you in the near future. Best wishes.
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jon_mcgivern wrote a review Jun 2022
Mumbai, India6 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Baker Mahal Vilas is well worth a visit. Each room is unique and beautifully furnished. Bathrooms are modern and clean. Location is good and central only 15 mins drive from the airport and 10 mins taxi ride into Durbar square. We stayed in the traditional suite rooms and found them very comfortable.

The hotel was quiet on our visit so not much noise pollution from other guests though I imagine this could be an issue in some of the rooms during busy periods. Having said that, staff were very welcoming and flexible and went the extra mile to make sure all was well.

The Baber Mahal complex has a range of shopping outlets, an art gallery and various restaurants including a very good French alfresco place. It is self contained and you wouldnt realise you were in the heart of busy Kathmandu. We stayed 2 nights and felt thoroughly rested.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Varun Rana, Owner at Baber Mahal Vilas - The Heritage Hotel
Responded Jun 13, 2022
Dear jon_mcgivern We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, at Baber Mahal.. We truly appreciate your support, and hope we have the pleasure of serving you in the near future. Best Wishes!
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Ryan N wrote a review May 2022
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Baber Mahal is the peak of relaxation in Kathmandu. We were warmly welcomed by the incredible staff and given a tour of the entire facility, which extends so much beyond simply the hotel. Connected to the hotel are a series of restaurants and boutique shops which we explored for several days and could have continued exploring for several more. Our room felt like a palace bed chamber and the staff treated us like royalty. This is my top lodging recommendation in Kathmandu not only to see all of the local attractions, but also because Baber Mahal is its own attraction which you’ll enjoy spending many days exploring.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Varun Rana, Owner at Baber Mahal Vilas - The Heritage Hotel
Responded May 21, 2022
Dearest Ryan, Our team is absolutely delighted to hear of your experience at Baber Mahal. You have motivated us to no end, and we are truly grateful for your support. We really hope to have the pleasure of serving you in the near future. Thank you so much. Best wishes.
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Jared H wrote a review Mar 2024
2 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is truly a hidden gem! My trip got unexpectedly extended by 2 days to accommodate better weather for a helicopter tour of Everest Base Camp. The hotel staff went above and beyond to ensure I had everything I needed and would have the same room throughout to not have to move anything. If it’s your first time in Kathmandu, do yourself a favor and book this hotel. You will immediately feel at home and have the help of the nicest people should you need anything at all. Special shout out to Sudikshya! She was absolutely phenomenal and greeted me every single morning with a smile and made sure I was taken care of. This was an unforgettable stay all around, and I will be coming back for sure!
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Varun Rana, Owner at Baber Mahal Vilas - The Heritage Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear M6081WVjaredh, Thank you so much for your kindest words, and support. It gives us immense joy, to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Apart from our architectural heritage, our goal is to provide the guests with an authentic experience of Nepal's hospitality, and we are proud that we could give you a taste of that. We truly hope we have the pleasure of serving you in the near future. Best Wishes
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Jose P wrote a review Mar 2024
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We used the hotel as our home base as we had several excursions planned over several days. Rupes was indispensable! Each time we returned it was like coming home. The bags we had left were placed back in our rooms and the welcome back smiles from everyone was heartfelt. Rupes organized all reservations, taxis and must see places.

The rooms were beautiful, comfortable and all one could expect. The property, with the diverse shopping, dinning and services made it so easy and comfortable. Highly recommend Baber Mahal Vilas!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Varun Rana, Owner at Baber Mahal Vilas - The Heritage Hotel
Responded Mar 4, 2024
Dear josepX7371SQ, Thank you so much for your kindest words, and support. It gives us immense joy, to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Apart from our architectural heritage, our goal is to provide the guests with an authentic experience of Nepal's hospitality, and we are proud that we could give you a taste of that. We truly hope we have the pleasure of serving you in the near future. Best Wishes
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Arwenn asked a question Jan 2020
New York City, New York35 contributions2 helpful votes
Is the pool heated?
Answer from Jayesh
Kathmandu, Nepal
No, the pool is not heated sir. Thank you.
Bhabs00 asked a question Sep 2018
Kathmandu, Nepal
Price of swimming?
Answer from Jayesh
Kathmandu, Nepal
Swimming is allowed for the residents only. Thank you...
Shyam G asked a question Oct 2017
London, United Kingdom10 contributions6 helpful votes
Hi, do you offer free airport pickup?
Answer from VarunSJB Rana
Kathmandu, Nepal14 contributions5 helpful votes
free airport pick up if you book the suites.
Bastian_S75 asked a question Oct 2018
Aachen, Germany30 contributions37 helpful votes
What are the breakfast times?
Answer from Jayesh
Kathmandu, Nepal
6:30 am to 10:00 am
Nathalie M wrote a tip Mar 2024
Laval, Canada4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The pool was not so clean and the steem room not hot enough"
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Lesley W wrote a tip Mar 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Suites are a special treat but otherwise ask for rooms 202-206"
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edthomasg wrote a tip Jan 2024
Nashville, Tennessee24 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't try to do Katmandu in 3 nights. You can get a sense in 3 nights but you can get an experience."
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Graham N wrote a tip Jan 2024
Hong Kong, China4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure you explore the hotel. Even better, ask for a tour when you arrive."
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Jo K wrote a tip Oct 2023
6 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room away from breakfast area as can be a bit noisy in the morning."
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PRICE RANGE
₱5,206 - ₱7,130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
NepalCentral RegionBagmati ZoneKathmandu ValleyKathmandu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
33
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Frequently Asked Questions about Baber Mahal Vilas - The Heritage Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Baber Mahal Vilas - The Heritage Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Babar Mahal Revisted (0.04 km), Music Museum of Nepal (0.7 km), and Dhukuti (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Baber Mahal Vilas - The Heritage Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Baber Mahal Vilas - The Heritage Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Baber Mahal Vilas - The Heritage Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Baber Mahal Vilas - The Heritage Hotel?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Baber Mahal Vilas - The Heritage Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chez Caroline, Bricks Cafe, and Travis Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Baber Mahal Vilas - The Heritage Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Baber Mahal Vilas - The Heritage Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Baber Mahal Vilas - The Heritage Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Baber Mahal Vilas - The Heritage Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Baber Mahal Vilas - The Heritage Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
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