the calm around the hustle : hotel mulberry
Thamel is known for being bright, bold, and sometimes even intimidating. From the small streets filled with cafes and restaurants to it being a hub for the tourists from decades ago to now. But if you look a little closer, in a quiet corner, you’ll find Hotel Mulberry. It is located in an area well trafficked by tourists, the hotel is a short bus or taxi ride from Rantnapark, where you’ll witness the famous shopping craze of Kathmandu, as well as restaurants, cafés, and bars. The hotel is a convenient 30 minutes’ drive from the airport and close to the old market of the Basantapur Durbar Square, and the Swayambhunath Stupa, both of which are UNESCO world heritage sites.
At first glance, it’s a cross between a resort and a boutique hotel. The front entrance opens into an intimate lobby space, where a mish mash of antiques, art, and chic furnishings mix. Cozy hallways with color coded carpeting and artwork on the walls lead toward the rooms that are categorized into five types: Deluxe, Executive, Junior Suite, Business Suite, and Presidential. The sophisticated guest rooms have all the right touches, from sleek furnishings to a minibar for shaking up a nightcap drink. Most of the rooms come with a private balcony for sitting and gazing out over the city.
The staff provide top-class service and are quite knowledgeable about where to go and what to see and what to do in Kathmandu. You get to sit and sip a complimentary drink while you enter the premises as they personally check you in – no standing and waiting in a queue here.
Guests can sun themselves outside on the infinity pool deck, where you also get the benefits of the Koya Rooftop Bar or book ahead for a massage at the intimate Cocoon Spa. With an atmosphere composed of guests from all around the world, the hotel’s Kimbu Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Its menu features a few classic Italian, American, Contemporary, and Indian dishes from well-regarded Chefs.
AS SOON AS YOU GET OUT OF THE SERENITY YOU CAN GO ON A WILD ADVENTURE IN THE STREETS OF THAMEL. THIS HOTEL IS LIKE A CALM AROUND CHAOS
Mr. Amir K. Pradhananga, the General Manager, says, “A number of international travellers have picked up on Hotel Mulberry’s calm and relaxed vibe, describing it as an oasis in this busy part of town and, most frequently, as a gem. Our guests are often surprised by the experience of staying with us. They find Hotel Mulberry a little bit different. As soon as you get out of the serenity you can go on a wild adventure in the streets of Thamel. This hotel is like a Calm around Chaos.”
Clients and guests are offered all amenities and facilities for meetings, events and incentive travels – inspiring venues, flexible meeting spaces, and professional service at the business center. With so many options, you can pick and choose from a wide selection of settings from high-end luxury to casual chic.
But the point of difference of the hotel doesn’t rest only on its ambience. Providing the guests with a very comfortable room, the best services, and experience is fundamental, and we didn’t have any complaints. Set at the heart of Kathmandu, Hotel Mulberry offers spacious and elegant rooms with a complete range of services and facilities.
With two dining options, a rooftop infinity pool, its own spa and wellness center, the hotel is ideal for a perfect getaway. Guests can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Kathmandu from Koya Bar and Lounge or revitalize at the Cocoon Spa next to the signature Infinity Pool, one of the very few in Kathmandu. Hotel Mulberry is one of the first full-service lifestyle hotels in this center of tourism.
WORDS BY SHREEYA SANGROULA | PHOTOS BY TNM TEAM