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The Nanee Bhaktapur is a heritage boutique hotel located in the spiritual heart of the Kathmandu Valley, in the ancient capital of Nepal that was once known as the City of Devotees. The ancient city of Bhaktapur makes for the great place to stay when visiting Kathmandu, it is close enough to the modern capital for convenience and access to the must-see temples there, but with Bhaktapur being one of the oldest cities in Nepal this neighbouring city to Kathmandu has so many stories to tell visitors of the Newari culture and people, the first people of the Kathmandu Valley, that a Bhaktapur boutique hotel has to be the perfect choice for a home base when visiting the Kathmandu Valley, and of all the boutique hotels, The Nanee Bhaktapur has to be that perfect choice.

The Nanee is an 18-room and suite heritage boutique hotel that pays homage to its Newari heritage both in design and location. The name ‘Nanee’ is a Newari word for ‘courtyard’, and grand, traditional Newari homes were often courtyard houses (a series of rooms and accommodations built around a central courtyard) and The Nanee Bhaktapur is no exception. The owners and the team of The Nanee are keen to share the culture and traditions of their ancient home with guests, and this cultural identity is clearly visible in the architecture and interior design of the hotel. The Nanee is a beautiful blend of contemporary and ancient design, from handmade bricks to recycled timber, polished concrete floors to polished hardwood doors, the Nanee is Newari in heritage but clearly has its own character and personality too. Décor is simple, minimalist, and elegant, and links to tradition and Bhaktapur’s history are evident in the architecture, in the way this Kathmandu boutique hotel was built to be an integral part of the community with no perimeter wall. The hotel works closely with the local community to create cultural bridges for guests to experience Newari and Bhaktapur culture through art, cuisine and cultural events. It can be very much an immersive stay experience, one that promotes mindfulness and responsible travel, as guests are able to connect so closely with the local people, their culture, and their stories, to really enjoy a true sense of place and an understanding of this ancient location from a local’s perspective.

Your Host and The Team


“Our family has a long history of serving the society of Bhaktapur. In our culture, we have deep respect for our ancestors. We believe that what we are today is because of our history. With an intent to give back to the roots, we established this experiential property, The Nanee. We envisioned The Nanee to be an experiential property that would responsibly contribute to the preservation and development of the cultural heritage of Bhaktapur. We have tried to create a comfortable oasis in the midst of the mesmerizing and mystical city of Bhaktapur, a place full of intricate art works and breathtaking culture. We want our discerning travelers to have a comfortable space for them to stay in and help them to discover, experience, and engage with the mystical city of Bhaktapur. We love to share the stories of our home with our guests in our story telling room, or our rooftop bar, or over conversation about our city, her culture, and the stories of her people. To facilitate this goal, we have created signature experiences in Bhaktapur that share an immersive experience with our guests. We believe in authenticity, sustainability, and responsibility in travel, and we strive to deliver memorable experiences to each and every guest of The Nanee, Bhaktapur.”


The Ancient and the Historic are on your Doorstep during Your Stay at The Nanee

The ancient art of Vaastu Shastra was employed in the design of The Nanee to enhance the harmony between the ancient and modern, and to ensure a balance between the building, its living spaces, and the environment. The practice identifies five areas of the building and aligns them with the elements of earth, water, air, space, and fire, and in so doing ensures an interior and external harmony, both practically and spiritually. With such deep roots in tradition, The Nanee could only ever be located in the medieval streets of ancient Bhaktapur. The hotel is very much within one of the most important historical districts of the area, and the Indrayani Temple is just a short 5-minute stroll from The Nanee, as is the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Additionally, the Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple are just a short drive away, about 10kms from the hotel, as conveniently is the International Airport. The community that The Nanee is located within shares a wonderful opportunity for guests to get under the skin and really experience this fascinating city and its age old culture and traditions. The Nanee Hotel team are keen to provide an immersive stay experience for guests, to help them connect with the local community and learn about the unique ways of life and the many stories on the streets that house The Nanee. A stay here is more than just a very comfortable stay in a wonderful boutique hotel. The hotel team work hard to be a part of their local community, in sourcing products and produce locally they actively support local businesses, they employ locally, they work with local artists and artisans to create rare opportunities for guests to connect with the traditional arts of the Kathmandu Valley, and all with a view to contributing positively to their home community, not just in terms of dollars spent, but in terms of cultural exchange and real, mutually supportive, community values.



“Luxury on so many levels define The Nanee, Bhaktapur. Yes the rooms and facilities of this unique boutique hotel share a familiar luxury with guests, but add to this the luxury that is only experienced when in the warm embrace of a professional hotel team that are keen to share the stories and secrets of their home with you, and add to that the bridging with the culture and traditions of the local community, and you start to understand the definition of luxury, a luxury in whole that is the stay experience, a luxury that is only found in Bhaktapur at The Nanee.”
Kim, the discoverer.



The Nanee Bhaktapur Boutique Hotel, Your Perfect Home from Home

The Nanee offers 18-rooms and suites over 4 room types – The Standard Rooms, The Lofts, The Sky Garden Rooms, and the Nepali Suites. All of their rooms are bright and airy, with the emphasis on comfort. The colour palette is earth tones, gentle and easy on the eye, with air-conditioning and private en-suite bathrooms. The Sky Garden Rooms look out onto the courtyard and these rooms also enjoy a lounge space. The Nepali Suites take luxury up a notch with in-room hot tubs and walk-in rain showers in the en-suite bathrooms. The Loft Rooms at The Nanee are set over 2 floors, with high ceilings and big windows, these rooms are homely, bright, and spacious. And the Standard Rooms are intimate and supremely comfortable with a comfy queen bed and private ensuite bathroom with walk-in rain shower. The luxury for guests at The Nanee though goes beyond the comfort of the rooms and suites. This unique Bhaktapur boutique hotel also features its own small amphitheatre where guests can witness and enjoy the timeless art of storytelling, an artform that has kept the stories and history of the Newari culture alive for centuries. The tour desk and concierge team are on-hand to provide a wealth of rare and wonderful experiences for guests to help them fully understand and enjoy their visit, as well as connect with the local community and learn the stories of its people. The Nanee’s restaurant is also an experience not to be missed. From community style dining on local dishes, all prepared from locally sourced produce, to fine dining at the Chef’s Table, The Nanee’s dining opportunities are exceptional, with something for everyone. The Nanee hotel also features a rooftop bar, perfect for sundowners. Other features of this unique Bhaktapur boutique hotel include 24-hour reception and front desk, room service, a fireplace in the lobby, complimentary WiFi, a garden and terrace and a wonderfully warm and sincere professional hospitality style that is unmatched in any boutique hotel in Bhaktapur.


Rooms


The Standard Rooms (3 units)

The Standard Rooms at 14 to 19sqm are ideal for solo travellers and couples. Set with a queen bed and a private en-suite bathroom with a walk-in rain shower, comfort is assured. The rooms are elegantly decorated, and room features include in-room safe, TV (in most rooms, alternatively a Tablet is available), air-conditioning, complimentary toiletries, tea coffee set and a seating area.

The Sky Garden Rooms (6 units)

The Sky Garden Rooms overlook the courtyard, and at 24sqm they are a great choice for couples and solo travellers. Beds are set as either a king size bed or twin single beds. The private en-suite bathroom is set with a walk-in rain shower, bathrobes and complimentary toiletries are also provided. Room features include an in-room safe, flat screen TV, air-conditioning, complimentary toiletries, tea coffee set, and a lounge space.

The Loft Rooms (2 units)

Set over 2 floors with high ceilings and large windows, the Loft Rooms are bright and spacious. From 24 to 36sqm in size, they are a great choice for couples and solo travellers. The bedroom is set with a comfy queen-sized bed and the private en-suite bathroom features a walk-in rain shower, bathrobes and complimentary toiletries. Room features include an in-room safe, TV (in most rooms, alternatively a Tablet is available), air-conditioning, complimentary toiletries, tea coffee set and a lounge space.

The Nepali Suites (7 units)

The Nepali Suites are 27 to 37sqm in size and offer the most luxurious space for couples and solo travellers. Set with a comfy king-sized bed, the bedroom also features a luxury hot-tub, and the private en-suite bathroom is set with a walk-in rain shower, and bathrobes and complimentary toiletries are also provided. The suites also feature a work desk, and seating area. Additional room features include an in-room safe, flat screen TV, air-conditioning, complimentary toiletries, and tea coffee set.

Hotel Facilities and Highlights

The Nanee highlight
  • Concierge/Tour DeskConcierge/Tour Desk
    WifiWifi
    BoutiqueBoutique
    Wedding/EventWedding/Event
    Historic HouseHistoric House
    Eco FriendlyEco Friendly
    Private IslandPrivate Island
    GardenGarden
    Bar/LoungeBar/Lounge
    RestaurantRestaurant

 

Useful Information

GENERAL
Total number of rooms: 18
Annual closing:
Open all year

Time zone: (GMT+05:45) Kathmandu
Currency accepted: USD, NPR, EUR
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard
Electricity voltage: 220V
Electricity plug type:
CONTACT
Itachhen 2, Bhaktapur, Nepal 44800 , Nepal
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ACCESS
From Kathmandu follow the Nargakot road, and just 250 before the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, on the right hand side is The Nanee.
Airport: Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) - 11 km



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We Care

  • The Nanee was built with sharing, preserving and showcasing the traditions, culture and histories of the people of Bhaktapur with visitors and guests to support the community of this ancient city.
  • The Hotel team at The Nanee are more than simply colleagues and team members, we see each other as family, and an integral part of our home community from which most of us hail.
  • The service style at The Nanee is imbued with local Newari values, and is both professional and warm. The philosophy of The Nanee’s service style is to invite the world outside to their home inside, connecting the local community with our guests and sharing fascinating experiences with our travelers.
  • One of the 125 ethnic groups that make up the population of Nepal is the Newar. The Newari are the indigenous people of the Kathmandu valley. The long-lived traditions and values of the Newar people make their culture a unique one. From their language (the Nepal Bhasa), ethnic dress, art and crafts, festivals and their cuisines, the rich Newar culture is fascinating and worth preserving and this we believe is the role of good, responsible, travel and hospitality, to connect peoples and share their stories in the name of increasing understanding and preserving the culture and histories of our homes for the generations to come.

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