The Old Inn – Bandipur
The “Best Place to Stay in Bandipur” according to the highly respected Insight Guides publication for Nepal. Naturally, we agree! With an enviable ‘eagle’s nest’ vantage point perched high above the Trisuli Valley, this tasteful, cozy Country Inn has uninterrupted views of the Himalayas. A new addition to the Old inn, but with its own very unique flavor, is the adjacent former ancestral mansion house where vintage architectural features and modernity combine seamlessly. Our most ambitious restoration project to date now offers delightful guest rooms. Offering a terrace and views of the mountain, The Old Inn is situated in Kathmandu. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Its sense of history is unique too for it was a center of exotic trade between lowland and highland and between British India and independent Tibet and it is this fact of history that explains its prosperity and faded grandeur. Its location, between Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan, further helps position it as a perfect sojourn and idyllic retreat. Some say it is like entering an earlier age, back into a Nepal that elsewhere barely still exists. This house has stories of ancient trans-Himalaya trade routes and of store-rooms crammed with merchandise en route between the opulence of India and the grandeur of Tibet. Restoration and conservation of this traditional Newari Town House required keeping the low ceilings and the overall sense of proportion and scale. The practical inclusion of comfortable and clean showers and toilet facilities is achieved. Bathrooms in the ‘Extra Star’ wing are ensuite – pricing reflects this. The Old Inn features free WiFi throughout the property. You will find room service at the property. The inn also offers car hire. Hanuman Dhoka is 2 km from The Old Inn, while Kathmandu Durbar Square is 2.1 km away. The nearest airport is Tribhuvan Airport, 4 km from The Old Inn.