Hidden in a quiet corner of Patan, away from the more tourist-centric areas of Kathmandu, the Inn Patan is a homely boutique with heaps of character and a welcoming ambiance. Restored to its original glory by world-renowned conservation architect, Rohit Ranjitkar, the building’s Newari heritage glows with warmth and individuality, making this simple boutique the perfect place to unwind after a day exploring the UNESCO-listed Patan Durbar Square.
The narrow alleyway leading to the entrance ushers you away from the crowds and into the oasis of calm. Each room is individually designed with sanded woodwork and exposed beams; a well thought out, elegant fusion of tradition and contemporary design. It’s an old building and the ceilings are quite low in places, so mind your head when walking around - all part of its charming character. When the front door gently closes behind you, it’s almost impossible to believe you’re just a few steps away from the heart of Durbar Square.
Just a few minutes walk from UNESCO-listed Patan Durbar Square, the Inn Patan is nestled down a narrow alleyway, ideally positioned for both exploration and escape.
A handful of rooms & suites
Courtyard terrace & container garden
No air-con, but there is WiFi
Cosy comfort on chilly evenings
The Inn Patan is set out in a wonderfully higgedly-piggedly manner, and is in a great spot to gain insight into the less touristy side of Kathmandu.
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What the Inn may lack in mod-cons (sorry no air conditioning - just good old-fashioned fans) it makes up for with bags of character and individuality. While the facilities are minimal (no pool or spa here), the friendly, welcoming service is what you’ll remember, with the hotel’s personality illuminating every room and corridor.
Spend your days navigating the narrow alleyways and local streets around the hotel to gain an understanding of the rhythms of local life. Explore old temples and palaces located just minutes from the hotel, learning about the lives of the people of Nepal and discovering more about their history. Head back to your boutique oasis and cosy down in the courtyard for a tasty dinner.
The Inn Patan is a proudly traditional, restored Newari heritage property. This has inherent sustainability benefits, as it requires far less intervention from modern building techniques. The Inn has taken every additional care to reduce their carbon footprint by using traditional methods for maintenance and preservation, as well as keeping the use of mod cons to a minimum - also in keeping with the character and authenticity of the hotel. No extensive construction has taken place in the building, keeping the intervention so minimal it looks more restored than redesigned.
Taking an alternative approach to a classic Nepal combination, this journey contrasts the heady and hectic streets of Kathmandu with the open savannah of Chitwan National Park. Slow down to search for tigers and rhinos amid the wilderness, before strapping up your boots for a light trek between two atmospheric lodges in the Himalayan foothills around Pokhara.