Boudhanath hotels have only emerged onto the forefront of tourism in more recent years. In the last two decades, there has been an influx of development in this suburb of Kathmandu, largely due to the biggest attraction there—the Great Stupa of Boudhanath. This is one of the grandest of all Buddhist stupas in the entire world. Because of the area's growing popularity, it's likely there will be more Boudhanath hotels popping up over the coming years. The culture and history of Boudhanath is also a focal point of tourism. Over the last ten years, hotels in Boudhanath Nepal have become especially popular with visitors who want a glimpse of this significant Himalayan settlement.
One of the best mid-range hotels in Boudhanath Nepal is the Shechen Guest House. This Boudhanath lodging choice is located on the grounds of the namesake monastery in Boudha, as Boudhanath is otherwise known. Shechen Guest House has been open for the last couple of decades. It offers more than twenty comfortable guest rooms, each with a private bathroom with hot water and a small, walkout terrace looking onto the monastery's lush courtyard. It is as well equipped as any of the larger Boudhanath hotels, offering international phone and internet services, postal service, guest laundry facilities, and room service. They also offer tours of the city.
Anyone looking for luxury hotels in Boudhanath Nepal will find only one, the Hyatt Regency Kathmandu (pictured). It is located little more than half a mile away from the Boudhanath Stupa and is one of the most luxurious of all hotels in the area. Boudhanath lodging at the Hyatt is luxurious and the service is exemplary. There are nearly 300 rooms available, there is a beauty and health spa, a large onsite swimming pool, and a whirlpool outdoors. Anyone on domestic flights into Nepal will land at the Tribhuvan International Airport, which is only two miles away from the Hyatt.
Both the Samdrup Guest House and the Gangchen Guest House offer basic yet comfortable guest rooms typical of most Nepali hostels or guest houses. Boudhanath lodging at either of these respected guest houses means a deeper look into the daily life of the Nepali people, rather than the often sheltered feeling one might get in a larger chain hotel in bigger urban areas. A guest house stay can feel quite intimate and generally the hotel's staff are very friendly and warm and offer solid advice for transportation issues, sightseeing, and general questions or inquiries. The Samdrup Guest House is auspiciously located directly across from the main gates of the Boudhanath Stupa, which means superior convenience for visitors.
Boudhanath lodging is still offered in a much smaller capacity than other Nepali cities such as Pokhara and Bhaktapur. Many people choose nearby Kathmandu hotels over accommodations in Boudhanath because of the larger diversity in choice, and also because the short distance between them means many travel to see the Buddhist stupa and surrounding attractions on day trips rather than extended stays. One of the most memorable facets of visiting Boudhanath is the strong presence of Tibetan Buddhist nuns and monks. They offer a unique glimpse into Nepal's cultural identity.