Located on the outskirts of the ever-busy Thamel, Yatri Suites & Spa is a promising luxury hotel with a world-class spa and comfortable, modern rooms
When you think about Kathmandu, besides the incredible number of temples and religious sites, the first few things that come to mind include the chaotic traffic on the roads and the distinct commotion across the city. To break away from that without having to hike the hills or travel far from the valley may be difficult but Yatri Suites & Spa, on the edges of Thamel, is a luxury hotel that offers tired travellers an escape from the daily hustle and bustle of the city. A short 20-minute ride from the city airport, the up and coming hotel is a peaceful retreat within the borders of Kathmandu.
Established two years ago, Yatri Suites & Spa is exactly what it says it is—a number of luxurious suites and a well-equipped spa & wellness center. Its prime location in Thamel, the most happening and lively spot around town, makes it the perfect hotel for visitors from all around the world to explore the essence of Nepal in a small place and a short time.
As you enter the hotel, you’ll be greeted by a warm and welcoming staff that is always ready to help and guide you through the hotel. The contemporary aesthetics of the lobby leaves a pleasant impression on you as you work your way to your room. If taking the stairs is too much of a hassle, the elevator can take you to any floor of the four-story building. Moving through the corridors you’ll be able to see the inner workings of the kitchen through a tempered glass if you’re ever curious about when you’ll be getting your breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Yatri's fleet of 62 rooms includes two different types of suites, the junior and the executive and two types of deluxe rooms, twin and queen beds. All rooms come with top-notch amenities, a large wardrobe, a LED HD TV and free Wi-Fi for entertainment but one thing that sets the suites apart is that they have extra space for guest to sit and have a small conversation over coffee. Decor across all rooms is minimalistic and modern with hints of the Nepali charm hidden in its aesthetics. The brown and gold colour scheme across the expanse of the hotel does well to portray its contemporary vibes.
Mukunda Pokhrel, Manager of Yatri Suites & Spa, shares, “One thing that sets us apart from other hotels in the same price range as us, is our well-equipped spa & wellness center. Not all hotels under this category have this facility for their guests and in-house residents.” The Yatri Spa and Healing Center boasts two massage rooms, a steam and sauna section along with a salon room for all kinds of hair treatments, manicures and pedicures, massages, therapies and even body scrubs.
Daawat, their only restaurant on the first floor, serves classic Indian and multi-cuisine dishes from around the world. It’s the ideal place to have a hearty meal while having a little tête-à-tête with your companion or loved one. Every Friday evening you’ll be able to enjoy a lavish buffet with live seafood barbecue and scrumptious desserts.
The bar at the restaurant is also no less, with its large variety of fine wines and liquor. If you want a more casual meal, the coffee shop on the ground floor near the entrance always has an array of small snacks for you to munch on as you leave. Amongst their wide selection of coffee drinks, you’ll be sure to find one that matches your taste buds.
As it continues to expand and grow, Yatri Suites & Spa is one hotel where you can kick back and relax without having to go far from the city; your stay at Yatri will let you experience what one can only call absolute luxury.
Yatri Suites & Spa
Amrit Marg, Thamel
Phone: 01-4423947, 01-4421903
Text: Simran Dali
Simran Dali is a content writer at nepaltraveller.com. Apart from being an avid writer, she enjoys Korean delicacies and has been to various regions across Nepal because of her love for travelling
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