The Old Inn Bandipur
Bandipur | First Class
On a quiet square in the heart of peaceful Bandipur, the Old Inn offers homely accommodation, traditional charm and the chance to step out of time for a while and enjoy the mountain views. Housed in two restored Newari townhouses, complete with shuttered windows and pale terracotta-coloured walls covered in vibrant, tumbling flowers, this relaxed guesthouse has a down to earth, local feel that instantly makes you feel welcome. There are no fancy additional features, just the chance to take proper time out from the usual trail.
Being a period property, the rooms are compact and individual, with low ceilings and exposed beams. Whitewashed brick walls reflect the light which opens up the space, contrasting stylishly against the dark, carved woods in the shutters and window frames. Tiled floors cool the rooms during the heat of the day, while warm traditional textiles layer up to bring warmth at night. The rooms in the recently renovated Extra Star wing all include modern en-suite facilities, while downstairs in this part of the hotel is a separate lounge and dining area with copper-hooded fireplace for curling up by in the evenings.
Choose from Western-style breakfasts or traditional Bandipur Takhari spiced vegetables, simple soups and salads at lunchtime, and multi-course Newari Bhoj dinners in the evening, as well as plenty of locally grown, organic coffee to fuel your wanders during the day. Just outside the door is a pedestrianised bazaar where you can find a spot in the shade and soak up the traffic-free serenity, while to the rear are raised terraces and an open courtyard leading to steeply descending gardens. The Up on the Roof terrace is another hidden treasure; somewhere to sip a cool drink with spectacular views across to the Himalayan Annapurna peaks. This characterful hotel is full of these quiet corners, which allow guests to respond to the ambiance of quiet reflection by finding their own cosy nooks to sit and appreciate the tranquility.
We SayA comfy base for spending a few calm days enjoying Bandipur’s warm atmosphere and sleepy pace.
Main Road, Bandipur
- Your Accommodation
- 29 rooms & suites
- First Class room amenities
- Eating & Drinking
- Leisure & Relaxation
- Access to traffic-free bazaar
- Roof garden
- ’Extra Star’ wing