Overview

  • Organization TypeService Providers
  • Staff251-500
  • HeadquartersNepal
  • Founded1977
The Hotel Yak & Yeti with the historic character, suitable for both short or long stay, is fashioned as the fusion of modern design and the noblesse of original heritage interiors. This exceptional city centre hotel is located minutes away from both domestic and international airport. It continues to be the city's leading luxury hotel for business and leisure.  The rooms have cozy atmosphere and are meticulously furnished with deluxe room sizes ranging from 292 sq ft to plush presidential suite sized at 759 sq ft. This hotel offers options for interconnected rooms for family and groups. Rooms are created, with an emphasis on the highest quality of materials, with smoke detectors, safe locks, working desks, LCD TV set with satellite reception, In-room tea/coffee making facility, direct call phone, high-speed Internet connection and a mini bar. Regardless of why you have decided to visit, be it a short-term visit, long-term business trip, untraditional family holiday or comfortable honeymoon, or just looking for pleasant, quiet and luxury stay, Hotel Yak & Yeti is created especially for you…! Services: They offer customary laundry and dry cleaning, as well as the option of a beautician, hairdresser, masseur and spa. They serve from full American buffet breakfast at their coffee shop and continental buffet breakfasts at Club Lounge. 24hours reception, night time security and airport transfers are all provided. Want to surprise a special guest or just looking for a little extra luxury? Book one of the suites which provide more space, facilities and an elegant experience worth remembering. Whichever room you choose, you can always use the wellness centre, free of charge. Work hard on your fitness or relax in the glorious Jacuzzi, sauna or steam bath and experience the relaxation! Food : We love to serve “healthy, organic and tasty” array of cuisine. This is evident through their regional products, specialty suppliers and chefs that love their work. There's always a breathtaking view while you enjoy the cuisine or a drink at the bar! Relaxing in the attractive lounges or on the amazing lush green garden is a pleasure. Hotel Yak and Yeti, is a luxury 5-star deluxe hotel in the heart of Kathmandu, Nepal. Modern day sophistication greets cultural heritage in the ample grounds of the 100-year-old palace and newly designed structure of the hotel. Find refuge among antique fountains, gilded temples and emerald gardens as you remain just moments away from all the shops and adventure of the Kathmandu city, located at Durbar Marg. A 120-room hotel with 5 star amenities started it’s operation in 01st September, 1977. After a successful run of 12 years, the need was felt to enhance the hotel’s size and facilities. Now an extension of 150 deluxe rooms and suites have been built (designed to harmonize with the special features of the Lal Durbar) to supplement the existing accommodation, bringing the total number of rooms available in the hotel to 270 rooms. Along with the construction of the new (Durbar) wing, a brand new porte-cochere, lobby, a new lobby bar, shopping arcade, an atrium, a second swimming pool and two tennis courts have also been constructed, whilst the Café Restaurant has been extended and upgraded, along with the refurbishment of the existing guest room wing. Following this renovation program is the inclusion of a brand new Club Nirvana Fitness Center complete with state-of-the-art gymnasium and spa. Hotel Yak & Yeti has a comprehensive Business Centre and is the first hotel in Kathmandu offering a much sought after exclusive Executive floor and Club Shangri-La. Facilities on this floor include 24-hour butler service, a private lounge for breakfast and cocktails, a boardroom, and in-room outlets for fax machines and computers, which can be rented. With the historic character of the hotel and the new and upgraded facilities, the Yak & Yeti will continue to be the city’s leading luxury business and leisure hotel. Although it is an ultra modern hotel, the traditional Nepali architectural features have been preserved. Some of the display carved windows are more than 200 years old. It captures the old charm and style of Kathmandu, while providing the international quality standards of accommodation and dining facilities. The embodiment of history, legend and tradition, the Hotel Yak and Yeti is a perfect blend of contemporary international standards and time-honored tradition. Explore Nepal's rich cultural heritage while finding solace in the luxurious comfort of this former Rana Palace. Rest in the neo-classical Lal Durbar or Red Palace, built more than a century ago by the then Prime Minister Bir Shumshere Jung Bahadur Rana. A centerpiece of the Yak and Yeti's impressive hotel, the meticulously restored, Lal Durbar now houses two historic restaurants, banquet rooms, a grand ballroom and casino. Comfortably manicured rooms, striking Himalayan views, and its premier location make the Yak and Yeti an obvious destination for business and for travel. For many centuries, Nepal was cut off from the outside world. Initially it was ruled by the Mallas but dynastic squabbles allowed Prithivi Narayan Shah to establish his Kingdom in Kathmandu. However during his tenure, a young army general, Jung Bahadur Rana usurped power from the monarchy and established himself as the Prime Minister, with the title of Maharaja and powers superior to those of the sovereign. The Rana regime lasted for 104 years (1846-1951) and contributed to the country's ornate neo-classical palaces replete with a grandeur lifestyle accumulated during Jung Bahadur's travels abroad. In the year 1885 A.D, Bir Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana, one of the most distinguished of the powerful Rana Maharajas and a renowned builder and musician, built the most elegant palace theatre in Kathmandu. The discreet boxes set in a fantasy of Nepalese neo-romantic plastic work, gilt mirrors, red velvet and marble were imported from Italy and transported on porters' back from India. The sunburst chandeliers were constructed locally from long abandoned crates of imported crystal. A former British Ambassador's lady painted the charming murals on the ceiling. Kathmandu retains its architectural reminders of the Rana period scattered throughout the city. One of them is the Red Palace or Lal Durbar, situated in the heart of the city, minutes walk from Durbar Marg. It should come as no surprise that in the legendary valley of Kathmandu, there should exist a Restaurant with legends as tall as Mt. Everest. This Restaurant, The Yak & Yeti, was founded by Boris Lissanevitch, who came to Kathmandu from Russia via the Russian Army, Dlaghllev's Ballets Russes, the Opera Monte Carlo, a cabaret stint in Shanghai, and the Club called The 300, that brightened Calcutta before and during the years of World War II - a club where Maharajas outnumbered ordinary members and where the impossible always happened. Kathmandu had then just opened its gates to outsiders when Boris arrived to set up the country's first Western-type hotel in a very opulent, very Nepalese-type palace and welcomed the first batch of foreign tourists to visit the "Forbidden Kingdom". Since the Restaurant built by Borris - The Chimney was a big success, the idea of building a Hotel was conceived in the early seventies. A 120-room hotel with 5 star amenities was completed in the year 1977. After a successful run of 12 years, the need was felt to enhance the hotel's size and facilities. Now an extension of 150 deluxe rooms and suites have been built (designed to harmonize with the special features of the Lal Durbar) to supplement the existing accommodation, bringing the total number of rooms available in the hotel to 270 rooms. With the historic character of the hotel and the new and upgraded facilities, the Yak & Yeti will continue to be the city's leading luxury business and leisure hotel. Although it is an ultra modern hotel, the traditional Nepali architectural features have been preserved. Some of the display carved windows are more than 200 years old. It captures the old charm and style of Kathmandu, while providing the international quality standards of accommodation and dining facilities. Clearly there is no hotel in Kathmandu that blends International service style to the grand Nepalese tradition better than the Yak & Yeti.

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Company Offices
  • Nepal (headquarters)
  • Kathmandu
  • GPO Box no. 1016 Durbar Marg