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Norbulinka Boutique Hotel

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Family Studio Suite, Multiple Beds, Bathtub, City View | Premium bedding, memory-foam beds, individually decorated
Superior Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Concierge Service, City View | Premium bedding, memory-foam beds, individually decorated
Deluxe Twin Room, Concierge Service, City View | Premium bedding, memory-foam beds, individually decorated
Family Studio Suite, Multiple Beds, Bathtub, City View | Premium bedding, memory-foam beds, individually decorated
Family Studio Suite, Multiple Beds, Bathtub, City View | Premium bedding, memory-foam beds, individually decorated

Overview of Norbulinka Boutique Hotel

Norbulinka Boutique Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with restaurant, near Garden of Dreams

8.4/10 Very good

86 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Lounge area
  • Bar
29 Ward Thamel, Kathmandu, Bagmati

Guests rated this location 8.5/10 - Very good

Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Free area shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Business centre
  • Airport pick-up service
  • Casino shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Thamel
  • Durbar Marg - 5 min drive
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square - 14 min drive
  • Pashupatinath Temple - 21 min drive
  • Boudhanath - 21 min drive

Getting around

  • Kathmandu (KTM-Tribhuvan Intl.) - 20 min drive
  • Free local area shuttle
  • Airport pickup service
  • Casino shuttle (surcharge)


  • New Everest Mo:Mo: Centre - 4 min walk
  • The Kathmandu kitchen - 3 min walk
  • Himalayan Brew Coffee - 2 min walk
  • Avocade Cafe - 2 min walk
  • Gilingche Cafe - 4 min walk

About this property

Norbulinka Boutique Hotel

Located only 3.7 mi (5.9 km) from the airport, Norbulinka Boutique Hotel offers pick-up service (available 24 hours). The cocktail bar is a great place to grab a drink, and guests looking for a bite to eat can visit Hotel Norbu Linka Restaur, which serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other highlights at this upmarket hotel include a snack bar/deli, a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers say great things about the helpful staff and location.


English, Hindi, Japanese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 39 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until midnight
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 15
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must transfer via Airport shuttle to the property; guests must contact the property at least 24 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 15


  • One child (5 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Free off-site parking nearby


  • Airport pickup on request (available 24 hours a day)*


  • Free area shuttle within 30 kilometers
  • Casino shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Clothing optional (nudity permitted in public areas)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • BBQs
  • Private dining
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Water dispenser

What to do

  • Access to nearby health club
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby
  • Hot springs nearby
  • Winery tours nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business centre


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Romance packages


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2012
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Communal living room
  • Lockers available
  • Banquet hall
  • Reception hall


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Lowered plug sockets in bathroom
  • Lowered view port in door
  • Low-height bed
  • Height-adjustable showerheads
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Grab bar in shower
  • Doorbell and phone notifications
  • Lever door handles
  • Wheelchair-width doorways
  • Phone accessibility kit
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance


  • English
  • Hindi
  • Japanese

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Premium cable channels
  • First-run films

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Memory-foam mattress

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Hotel Norbu Linka Restaur – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).
Jasmine Cafe and Bar – On-site cocktail bar. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately NPR 800 for adults and NPR 600 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NPR 1200 per vehicle. Maximum occupancy 4
  • Casino shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for NPR 2000 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


<p>Clothing is optional at this property.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, mobile payments and cash.</p>

Also known as

Hotel Norbulinka
Hotel Norbulinka Kathmandu
Norbulinka Hotel
Norbulinka Kathmandu
Norbulinka Boutique Hotel Kathmandu
Norbulinka Boutique Kathmandu
Norbulinka Boutique
Norbulinka Hotel Kathmandu
Norbulinka Boutique Hotel Hotel
Norbulinka Boutique Hotel Kathmandu
Norbulinka Boutique Hotel Hotel Kathmandu

Frequently asked questions

Does Norbulinka Boutique Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Norbulinka Boutique Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Norbulinka Boutique Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Norbulinka Boutique Hotel?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Norbulinka Boutique Hotel?
No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Norbulinka Boutique Hotel?
Yes, a shuttle from the airport to the hotel is available. The charge is NPR 1200 per vehicle.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Norbulinka Boutique Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Express check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Norbulinka Boutique Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as cycling, hiking and parasailing. Additional recreation nearby includes hot springs and casino gaming. Enjoy amenities such as a garden and access to a nearby health club.
Are there restaurants at or near Norbulinka Boutique Hotel?
Yes, Hotel Norbu Linka Restaur offers al fresco dining and international cuisine.
What's the area around Norbulinka Boutique Hotel like?
Norbulinka Boutique Hotel is in Thamel, a short 8-minute walk from Garden of Dreams and 11 minutes' walk from Durbar Marg. Travellers love the hotel's prime location.



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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Great Value, Location and People
This is a great hotel nestled in a great location attached to the famous Thamel Market. Just a few minutes walk from the Kathmandu Durbar Square and walkable from many great pubs and nightlife, this hotel is a seriously great value for money. The absolute highlight of this place is IT'S AWESOME PEOPLE! super friendly and courteous staff are always ready to help you with a smile. Their restaurant has very tasty food, and I used the Hotel's very reasonable tour package to check out the great places around Kathmandu Valley and my driver was sweet and helpful. All in all, folks from Norbulinka made my Nepal visit truly memorable. Special shoutouts to Mr.Santosh & Mr.Kiran , Mr.Ganesh, Mr.Rabin
Abhishek, 10-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The people working here are very friendly and very accommodating to English only speakers. This place is pretty fancy for Nepal, i didnt realize that until I stayed, but it was a nice couple of days and the staff were very kind
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Unfortunately very poor value. Definitely not a ‘boutique’ hotel! Hotel and room were dilapidated and generally unclean. Room smelt of faintly of cigarette smoke. Noisy concrete corridors outside the room with loud conversations and slamming doors late at night AND early in the morning. Weak tepid shower and brown water stains on bathroom floor. Room service only once during a 4 night stay. Hotel staff, although nice people, are generally disorganised and quite unprofessional. Another hotel only a few blocks away is only $10 more per night and actually very pleasant to stay at. I did not once want to spend any time at Norbulinka because it was so generally unpleasant to be there. This hotel would be okay if it was 1/2 the price being charged. Disappointing, especially considering this is not a cheap place to stay. Go elsewhere would be my advice.
Alan, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The staff were very friendly, courteous and professional. They went out of their way to assist me. The Manager Rabin was very kind man that runs a top shelf organization. I'm very happy and grateful with my stay. Thank you for going above and beyond in making it a memorable stay.
ibrahim, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I liked it. And Definitely recommend.
Bikash, 4-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

2/10 Poor

Jiban kumar, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good but can be better
Could have been much cleaner with newer bed sheets and towels but good staff and location.
Bisesh, 5-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Don't believe the pictures nor the reviews! Although the staff means well but the property is old and falling apart there was minimum hygiene precautions and things are left uncleaned. Not recommended until the owners invest in renovating the place. Ps. Most of the good reviews date back to 2014/2015 - so don't trust what the hotel is showing you as content as it's not updated. We had to cancel after our first night. Expedia talked to the hotel and we got refunded for the remaining nights (so that's the only plus).
2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kedar, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing hotel..Code to all shops bars etc ..
Ashim, 2-night trip with friends
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