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Hotel Yak & Yeti

Kathmandu, Nepal (KTM)

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Standard - Hotel Yak & Yeti - 1


  • One King Bed
  • Two Single Beds
This room overlooks the city or garden. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and cable channels are offered for your entertainment. A minibar is supplied. The private bathroom has a bathtub or shower, as well as complimentary toiletries and a phone. Climate control, complimentary bottled water, and a direct-dial phone are included.

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Deluxe - Hotel Yak & Yeti - 2


  • One King Bed
  • Two Single Beds
This room overlooks the city or garden. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and cable channels are offered for your entertainment. A minibar is supplied. The private bathroom has a bathtub or shower, as well as complimentary toiletries and a phone. Climate control, complimentary bottled water, and a direct-dial phone are included.

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Hotel Yak & Yeti
Durbar Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal

Hotel Features.
Hotel Yak & Yeti features a coffee shop/cafť and a bar/lounge. Recreational amenities include 2 spa tubs. Also located on site are an outdoor pool, outdoor tennis courts, a health club, a sauna, and a steam room. This 3.5-star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and a technology helpdesk. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas and the hotel has an Internet point. This Kathmandu property has 765 square meters of event space consisting of a conference center, banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, and a ballroom. For a surcharge, the property offers a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request). Business services, wedding services, and tour/ticket assistance are available. Guest parking is complimentary. Other property amenities at this Art Deco property include a rooftop terrace, a library, and a concierge desk. The property has designated areas for smoking. A total renovation of this property was completed in 2011.

270 air-conditioned guestrooms at Hotel Yak & Yeti feature minibars and complimentary bottled water. Accommodations offer city or garden views. Bathrooms feature bathtubs or showers and complimentary toiletries. Wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. In addition to desks and complimentary newspapers, guestrooms offer direct-dial phones. Televisions have cable channels. Rooms also include windows that open and blackout drapes/curtains. Guests may request irons/ironing boards and wake-up calls. A nightly turndown service is offered and housekeeping is available daily.

Club Nirvana has 4 treatment rooms. Services include massages.

The Chimney - This fine-dining restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.
The Sunrise Cafe - This cafť serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The Pub - This cocktail bar serves appetizers and drinks.
24-hour room service is available.

Outdoor tennis courts and a health club are featured at the hotel. 2 spa tubs are on site along with an outdoor pool. Other recreational amenities include a sauna, a steam room, and a fitness facility.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

The closest major airports to Hotel Yak & Yeti are:
Kathmandu (KTM-Tribhuvan Intl.) - 3.9 km / 2.4 mi
Tirana (TIA-Rinas Intl.) - 6,051 km / 3,759.9 mi

The preferred airport for Hotel Yak & Yeti is Tirana (TIA-Rinas Intl.).

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Notifications and Fees:

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms may be available, subject to availability. Guests can request connecting/adjoining rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

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

  • Airport shuttle fee: NPR 2600 per vehicle (one way)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in business center: NPR 1100 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: NPR 1100 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NPR 1100 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)

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

Based on 874 reviews
Submitted on 20-05-2016
Stayed in this five star hotel for 2 days....must say the best experiance...staffs are good and cooperative ....rooms are clean and spacious ...price is very affordable....all in all best place in this price....enjoyed the stay...must insist people to stay in this hotel once in a lifetime as it is really very cheap....
from New Delhi, India
Submitted on 21-05-2016
As a frequent user of hotels i like a simple check-in, stay and out. At Y & Y you have to buy username and password and then struggel to log in with max 2 units. Please increase the room rate with some dollars and let us log in whith room number and name. Then I may come back
from New Delhi, India
Submitted on 22-05-2016
The hotel is very centrally located in Kathmandu with walking distance to the market and eating joints. Not to can walk down to the Darbar. However, it seemed that it is slightly expensive with its architecture and room comfort.
Submitted on 22-05-2016
This hotel is a landmark in Kathmandu. However the rooms are tired. Beds are not as comfortable, bathroom is extremely basic. Modern travellers with tons of gadgets will struggle to charge their devices. The biggest let down was the breakfast. The spread is pretty wide but lets not talk about the taste. What works for this hotel is its location, Durbar Marg. This is the heart of Kathmandu and a step away from all the activities. Will I return? Most definitely not.
from Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Submitted on 23-05-2016
The few things going for this hotel are the location, the garden, and the service. Otherwise hotel seems tired, dated and unkempt. Showers are sad, rooms half decent. But the service is exemplary. Food is good, maybe not the buffet, but a-la-carte is fine. For the longest time I remember, they serve poori/aloo and Chana/bhatoora on alternate days. Both being North Indian food delicacies. Hope the management refurbishes and focuses on this hotel.
from New Delhi
Submitted on 21-06-2016
Had spent a night at this hotel. Beautiful and humongous property. We had a conference there and arrangements were nice. The rooms need little more maintenance and careful supervision. There was no room slippers which one expects in such a big hotel. The jet washer next to the pot didn't work!
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 23-06-2016
First of all I would like to thank the general manager who despite his broken arm ensured all guests were looked after as best as possible. All other staff members were really helpful and looked after my wife who had a broken nose and arm. Thank you very much and we look forward to returning next week. Mr H Pandya
from New Delhi, India
Submitted on 24-06-2016
The room is small. Toiletry cheap. No comfortably located electric points in room to charge your devices. Basin had cracks. Bathtub enamel was coming off. Breakfast just about ok. Feels an ordinary hotel
from Horgen, Switzerland
Submitted on 28-06-2016
We visited the hotel during the last few days of our holidays. We had a very nice room with a garden view, to be recommended! The service was very good, the pool was nice and cold and the garden a real quiet oasis in the busy Kathmandu. The location, just about 10 minutes by foot from Thamel, is very good. We had dinner in the Chimney once, although we were the only guests, they made us feel like a king and queen. Very kind staff, always greeting you and very helpful. The only thing we missed wa... Read more
from Brockport, United States
Submitted on 30-06-2016
We had a group needing 21 separate rooms from May through June. The staff at the Yak and Yeti were super supportive of our group's unique requirements while the big American chains had no flexibility or concern. I would absolutely stay at this hotel again!
from Vancouver, Canada
Submitted on 04-07-2016
We stayed here during my travel conference. I was not pleased with my room but hotel moved us to another room . During our stay , there were power outages and AC and heat was not working Hotel is quaint and located in a prime location within walking distance of major historical locations the breakfast is amazing. Chilli chicken at bar was my favourite Hotel has a great garden and is historical
from Herndon, Virginia
Submitted on 09-07-2016
While the hotel is older, I think it is the best option based on the quality of the hotel and location. It is within walking distance to many of the top sights and there were always taxis waiting to get to future out locations. I found the rooms clean and the service very good.
from Kuala Lumpur
Submitted on 09-07-2016
The Yak & Yeti is a hotel located about 15 to 30 minutes away from the international airport (depending on traffic conditions). I had a room on the 4th floor which had its own lounge where you can have a nice breakfast and snacks/happy hour drinks in the evening. The staff here are amongst the best you will encounter - friendly, always with a smile and always going the extra mile to help you with tour options, etc. There are some shops within the hotel as well as shopping options outside the gat... Read more
from Hyderabad, India
Submitted on 11-07-2016
Warm and friendly hotel- The staff are always willing to help with a smile- Stayed in a room with a beautiful view of the garden but could not keep the windows open due the stench of pigeon droppings - Well appointed and furnished rooms with efficient and prompt house keeping . Wi fi is a bit of an issue and changing over from one device to another required hotel intevention unlike in most hotels The hotel is very well located about 15 mins form the airport and just off the darbar street The... Read more
from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Submitted on 20-07-2016
Despite the corny name, suggesting backpacker style and quality, this is actually one of the top hotels for Kathmandu. Located close to airport and big tourist attractions. Staff is helpful and basically great, breakfast and lunch superb, the bar has a great selection of cocktails. Rooms are OK, bit old but acceptable. Enjoyed the Finnish sauna at the spa and a shave at the barbershop.
Submitted on 26-07-2016
The room was huge and very comfortable, the staff were very helpful. The pool was too cold but there are tennis courts. It feels like entering a scene from an Indiana Jones film - truly colonial and otherworldly. The highlight was the Russian restaurant which is set out in a circle, boasting some of the best food I have ever tasted.
from Chennai (Madras), India
Submitted on 26-07-2016
This giant of a hotel is a very aesthetic piece of architecture-a palace restored lovingly to house a casino and a large number of rooms. The corridors have a musty smell and the room did as well for a short while. The room had very fine woodwork everywhere, typical of Nepal. The staff were welcoming and friendly. The guest relations who were used to many foreigners staying there and wishing to explore the city, were helpful with recommendations, maps, tours etc. The breakfast buffet was a sumpt... Read more
from Abuja, Nigeria
Submitted on 27-07-2016
We drove from the airport into the city on its bustling streets and as we turned into a noisy narrow side street I began to be apprehensive about wether a hotel located in this environment could be a a decent one.I need not have feared .As soon as the gate closed behind us,we were ushered into a beautiful quiet and serene environment.The Yak and Yeti has an old elegant building with traditional Nepalese motifs,artworks and presentations adorning its wall and grounds.With a lovely garden and bea... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 28-07-2016
I was in Nepal for some business trip with my business partner. By far, Yak and Yeti experience was the best. Centrally located, customer service was beyond I expected. Warm welcoming and friendly staff made my stay at Yak and Yeti, a memorable one. Their architectural setting was so amazing, I hired a local photographer for a photoshoot. Thank you Yak and Yeti. Will be back soon.
from Texas
Submitted on 28-07-2016
I stayed here in the Spring as part of a group; two visits of several days each before and after a trip to Everest. My reason for hesitancy in staying here was partly because of any hangover from the 2015 earthquake and partly some of the reviews I read before going. Overall I would say this is a very good choice in Kathmandu and I would stay here again - It's certainly an oasis in the middle of a dusty, noisy hubbub.. It does give off a sort of (post) colonial air with things like reserved par... Read more
Submitted on 28-07-2016
Verry nice hotel I will be come again in this hotel.staff are friendly.thanks all of of my friends say for me I will come with my wife when I married . Very nice service they're flowing the them roils.out side view verry nice.Theri is no traffic at that time.i am so happy and my friends also .
from Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Submitted on 31-07-2016
I must acknowledge Bhakta Raj Bharati's remarkable helping attitude towards the hotel guests. It may may me feel to stay in Yak&Yeti again in future. I will recommend other people to stay in this hotel.
from Surfers Paradise, Australia
Submitted on 03-08-2016
Room was very beautiful, clean, tidy and with a nice view inside the garden. Breakfasts - yummy! Variety of Nepali, Indian and European food. There is a great restaurant "The Chimney" with excellent cuisine. Staff - extremely polite and helpful! First I didn't like my room, as it had two twin beds, and I wanted a double bed. They immediately relocated me to the room of my dream - in the ancient Nepali style and with a big luxury bed! Thank you for making my stay incredible!
from Udaipur, India
Submitted on 09-08-2016
Well friends if you are planning a trip to kathmandu then definitely dont miss to stay in yak & yeti as the services provided here are really good and the best thing to enjoy your free time is the casino of this hotel its lovely
from Mumbai (Bombay), India
Submitted on 16-08-2016
The Hotel is located located in the center of one of the most happening town of Nepal, not far from Thamel, if you like to shop. The rooms are good, staff is very humble and helpful. Breakfast served is really amazing.
Submitted on 05-09-2016
I went with my family on Father's day to treat my father. Ambience was average , service was good, food was top notch,from soup to dessert. Especially Croquembouche and strawberry cheese cake were outstanding. Hats off to chef! I think the interior needs face lift, it looks little boring, it could be more interesting
Submitted on 05-09-2016
Yak and Yeti is simply mind-blowing! The entrance creates the aura and you are not at all disappointed once you enter the lobby greeted by warm smiles! We took a heritage wing room since we wanted to live in that era and it was amazingly complemented by the feel of the era as well as latest technologies. The service was exceptional and we thoroughly enjoyed our days. View from the room was so pleasant - greens and blues everywhere! Loved the large garden area where you could just sit and relax o... Read more
from Southampton, United Kingdom
Submitted on 07-09-2016
Stayed for 7 days whilst attending a conference at the hotel. Rooms were clean and lovely, I stayed in 546 which overlooked the pool and gardens. The staff were always friendly and helpful. The hotel is in a central location for Kathmandu and it's only a short walk to the market and a short drive to the airport. We booked some excursions through the hotel travel company and they were fantastic. It's expensive but the best hotel in the area.
from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 07-09-2016
This was by far one of the worst ‚??five star‚?? hotel experiences I ever had. Every single (and I mean EVERY) aspect of our stay was problematic, frustrating, and upsetting. Our experience was SO bad it almost seemed funny for a while, but when you are paying hundreds of a night for your destination wedding, it is not funny... It was in fact so bad that we ended up leaving several days early, and had to scramble to make other plans. I booked a weeklong stay at Yak and Yeti for my wedding for... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 08-09-2016
One of the great things about being a nerd is sometimes you get asked to go to great places to talk to other nerds. Such was the case with the Y&Y, where I was lecturing on economics. The hotel is in a fantastic location, close to the tourist-y bit of Thamel, but also the proper local markets & shops. Amenities were good - the garden is pretty spectacular, and although the wifi could have been a bit stronger it generally worked ok. Staff were fantastic - I cannot speak highly enough about them.... Read more
from Siem Reap
Submitted on 09-09-2016
I spent three weeks in the Yak and Yeri while I was house hunting for a more permanent accomodation. Very nice hoetl and staff are just wonderful and frindly. The hotel has all amenites one would need and the rooms are tidy and comfortable.
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 13-09-2016
I organised a large party on 10th March 2016 with international visitors. The function was held in a hall next to the beauty parlour and tennis court. The photo on the web site looked fantastic but the floor surface was uneven. Many guests tripped. So I had to arrange one of my guests to stand near that area permanently. The large garden next to the pool was rented out to an exhibition sponsored by the American Embassy with ugly looking tents. Hence we could not use the garden. The swimming pool... Read more
from New Delhi, India
Submitted on 17-09-2016
Yak and Yeti is a beautiful Heritage Hotel. The Palace and garden view rooms are spectacular . The rooms are beautiful equipped with all modern amnesties. The staff is very courteous. Hotel has a greatly jogging path, tennis court, swimming pool (which got damaged due to earth quake). The hotel is best in its class and I will surely consider this in my next visit as well. The only thing is the breakfast menu is almost the same every day. People staying longer may find it boring. Still a great... Read more
from Bangkok, Thailand
Submitted on 22-09-2016
This is a partial heritage property and new wing. excellent location on Durbar Marg. Off street so quiet. Good pool and health club. Excellent service. Competitive prices and booking online best. WARNING. A frequent guest and know many other guests consistently get ill at the delicious but unsanitary breakfast buffet. Maybe water. certainly eggs. Buy a bottle of mineral with complimentary breakfast and avoid eggs. Otherwise delicious and varied.
from Bristol, United Kingdom
Submitted on 22-09-2016
I stayed in the Club Lounge at this hotel on business and really enjoyed my visit. This is one of the first upmarket hotels in Kathmandu and that sense of history meets the present day is present throughout the hotel. The location is good and the service excellent, especially in the Club Lounge. I have heard from colleagues of guests who only stay in the Yak and Yeti when they come to Kathmandu and now I understand why. Despite the hotel being very busy with a conference, the service in the Lou... Read more
from Boynton Beach, Florida
Submitted on 24-09-2016
Very comfortable. Clean. Spacious public areas and rooms. Solicitous staff. Some nice though over-priced shops on premises. Only a short walk outside the gate to town with a myriad of offerings. Excellent buffet restaurant on premises serves all meals. Lovely garden, pool and shrine out back. Calming.
Submitted on 25-09-2016
A good hotel that offers all the facilities. Room was good. Internet was good and they didn't have power problems like a lot of hotels in Kathmandu. Only negative was a mild case of food poisoning. This was the only place we had eaten was the hotel.
from singapore
Submitted on 29-09-2016
A beautiful property from the outside, with lovely lawns and spacious interiors, its rooms could do with some much-needed refurbishment. Being a five-star establishment, everything was too damn expensive. :) Breakfast was sumptuous, with Chinese, Indian and continental spreads. Good for a business trip, otherwise you are better off staying in a smaller, cheaper establishment (there are plenty in Kathmandu's Thamel district).
Submitted on 29-09-2016
The Yak and Yeti is the best hotel in Kathmandu. The staff is wonderful and the room is well maintained. The bed is the most comfortable in any of the Nepalese hotels I've stayed. The humidity level was also very good compared to other hotels. Toiletries are nice, except they don't give you conditioner, which is an annoyance. I didn't get a chance to visit the pool, gym, or business center due to my schedule. Shopping tip: 10-15 minute walk: Walk out the little gate to the right of the hotel. Y... Read more
from Bangalore, India
Submitted on 29-09-2016
Very nice Hotel will all amenities Pros ----- - Good location in central city with market to buy local as well as branded stuff - Good buffet option for breakfast, lunch and dinner - Fine dining Chimney restaurant with European and Russian cuisine. They serve complementary starter and desert :) - Nice rooms with traditional decor , well lit - All facilities - Big hotel with good capacity - Friendly trained staff Overall very happy when I compare to Shangrilla in which I stayed last time. Of co... Read more
Submitted on 05-10-2016
The hotel is charming and beautiful. The place is full of history and atmosphere. Very nice and helpful staff and service is in the high level. The location is great too. Black off is still there, though it is common for entire country and generator is there. The restaurant disappointed us, despite the good service and noble interior. the food was literally awful and spoiled all impression of the place. No need to say that the prices were high, but we did not expect to have the worst dinner th... Read more
from Newark, California
Submitted on 07-10-2016
This was my first stay at the Hotel Yak and Yeti - although I was familiar with Dwarika's hotel in Kathmandu. The Y and Y offers lovely rooms, an accessible business center for those of us who don't travel with smart devices, and absolutely impeccable service in all areas. When I was left waiting in the lobby area for longer than I expected for a guest to arrive, I was approached by hotel staff to find out if they could do anything to assist me. My room in the "club wing" of the hotel included ... Read more
from Phoenix, Arizona
Submitted on 10-10-2016
We have stayed at the Yak & Yeti twice in the last three weeks. When you walk in the front doors you are greeted with a welcome drink, air conditioning, and very hospitable staff. Both times we were in a standard heritage room. The rooms are big by European standards and come with a queen size bed, TV, ensuite, closet (with safe) and desk area. Be sure and ask for a newer/renovated non-smoking room though. Our first room had not been renovated and it was dark, a bit damp, and had terrible carpet... Read more
from Doha, Qatar
Submitted on 14-10-2016
We spent 3 days in Katmandu waiting for the clouds to lift - never happened but what a wonderful hotel. The hotel was situated in the center of the city so all sights within easy reach. The hotel was an oasis of calm and beautiful grounds. The room and beds were very comfortable and we had excellent service and food.
Submitted on 18-10-2016
The Yak & Yeti bills itself as a 5 star hotel. I would say it's more of a 3 star, 3 1/2 if would be generous. I could see it being considered 5 stars in its' heyday but not today. With that said, they price was fair. There were some nice things about the hotel and some issues that drove us nuts. I would probably not stay here again except for the location which makes it very convenient. The rooms had plenty of power outlets for charging. Pros: - It's in the heart of the city and close to many... Read more
from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Submitted on 18-10-2016
I have visited Kathmandu on several occasions for solo or small group trekking expeditions. Normally I would stay in a 'local' hotel in Thamel as these work well enough for my budget. This time I spent 2 nights at the Yak and Yeti (one before and one after) as part of a large group trek to Bhutan. It is a lovely hotel with beautiful grounds and pool area. I felt pampered and well taken care of. A very different experience from my usual accommodations, yet close enough to walk into Thamel for s... Read more
from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Submitted on 18-10-2016
From arrival, the Yak & Yeti proved to be a great choice offering clean, comfortable rooms, varied tasty options in the morning and evening buffets, and gorgeous gardens which include a lovely path around the perimeter. Certainly a place that one can truly recharge before further travel or trekking, or a day of serious shopping on the fun streets of Kathmandu. If you need to be connected, the Wifi is excellent both in the room and throughout the hotel. The staff are friendly and quick to acco... Read more
Submitted on 19-10-2016
A nice spacious hotel in the tranquil surroundings of a garden with a pool. A quiet, clean and safe place you need after bustling, dusty and noisy Kathmandu streets with a crazy traffic. The staff is very friendly and dedicated and the management excellent. The breakfast is abundant with Western and Asian choices, I tried both and they were really good! The only downside is the choice and quality of TV channels but that's probably not why you came to Nepal‚?¶..
from Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Submitted on 19-10-2016
The hotel is well located for visiting the city. It has rooms of different standard so be sure to get a renovated room: we had to change ours at arrival because the one allotted was not good. Huge breakfast spread, huge gardens, though not so well kept. Vicinity if some good restaurant and curio shops.
from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Submitted on 21-10-2016
I stayed there last week for 5 nights. The only advantage of that hotel is the location. When it comes to service and quality of food , Forget it... not even 3 stars hotel would ignore guests request the same way this hotel dealt with my " regular customer " requests. 3 hours to get iron board and iron machine (operator transfered me to housekeeping who doesn't understand english) . Internet don't even think about it ... super slow and constant disxonnection. 5 stars hotels give 2 access fo... Read more
from Newcastle, Australia
Submitted on 22-10-2016
The photos were a bit deceiving. The hotel itself is an add on to the right of the old Rana place. The service was good but the mainlanders on the place was poor in parts. Carpets were very old and worn, the tennis court was unkept and overgrown with weeds, the pool didn't have enough water in it for the pool to work properly, despite having a full time life guard on it. The buffet was of a good standard for Nepal but like everything else, just wasn't five star. That being said, neither was the... Read more
from Washington DC, District of Columbia
Submitted on 24-10-2016
I used this hotel to hold a large-scale meeting (over 100 people) including lunches and room accommodation for the guests. The hotel was extremely accommodating with arranging and including airport transportation and allowing for accommodation changes. I could tell they are used to event management, and were very professional. We worked with Neeta on arranging meeting logistics, and she was extremely helpful. Downsides: There were multiple meetings going on at the same time, and the overlap ma... Read more
from newcastle UK
Submitted on 24-10-2016
The Yak and Yeti is not a 5 start hotel but is fine in most ways. We have stayed in hotels across the world and have never been asked to pay $10 per day to access wifii. The gardens are nice and the hotel staff are helpful. We stayed in two different rooms - the first one at the start of our trip was old and a bit damp/musty smelling - the second room at the end of our trip was modern, bright and welll appointed - overlooking the gardens. I would stay again if the policy of charging for wifii... Read more