Atithi Resort and Spa is an unique resort seated at the heart of the city of lakes, Pokhara. ‘Atithi’ is ‘Guest’ in English typically chosen to reflect the well nurtured Nepalese culture of revering ‘atithi-guest’ as cites the verse in Sanskrit ‘अतिथि देवो भवः (Guest is God). The affectionate snow mountains, the lush green forests in the neighboring hills, cool air, clear sky, the calm lake water and the tranquil environment in Atithi will keep you fresh and energetic as you stand close to the scenic canvas of the beautiful Annapurna Himalayan Range. Atithi is richly furnished with the modern architecture and amenities. The beautiful wild rosewood furniture, well designed swimming pool along with rejuvenating spa, private Jacuzzi and sauna rooms have carved a niche of luxury in it.
Link: Atithi Resort
Built in the traditional Nepali Pagoda style using locally available materials, Hotel Vajra is bedecked inside and out with wood and terracotta carvings, stone and marble tiles, hanging brick gardens and traditional Tibetan ceiling-paintings. The hotel has an art gallery, a classical dance studio with weekly performances, an East-West library, an ayurvedic massage room and several roof tops from where one can get a good view of Swayambhunath Stupa as well as dawn and sunset panoramas. The Pagoda Bar, the Pagoda Hall for meditation or yoga, the Naga Theater with yearly drama performances by Studio 7 and a cluster of fower trailed gardens are other attractions.
Link: Hotel Vajra
Among the two Heritage Awards awarded to Nepal, one is for the medieval city of Bhaktapur and the other is for Dwarika’s Hotel. Intricately carved wood and terracotta work that adorn the hotel building have been made by some of the best craftsmen in Nepal, and are the highlights of the hotel. The original woodwork pieces are all centuries old and every brick is handmade. Dwarika’s Hotel is also renowned for its aura of intimate luxury and service that refects the hospitable spirit of the Nepali people.
Link: Dwarika’s Hotel