100 Small Romantic
Hotels & Places

Come discover 100 of the most romantic small hotels and places in the world.


Romantic Places in Nepal

Birthplace of Buddha, admired by Kublai Khan, and home to dramatic Himalayan trekking mountains, including Everest and Anapurna, Nepal includes the ancient royal cities of Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur, all located close together in the Kathmandu Valley. Their Durbar Squares – the temple-filled plazas in front of the royal palaces in each royal city – have been declared UNESCO world heritage sites.


Surrounded by rolling green hills and full of temples, beautiful Kathmandu is the capital and historic centre of Nepal.


Battisputali Kathmandu, Nepal

Architecturally reminiscent of an old temple, this luxury romantic hotel on the outskirts of Katmandu was created from salvaged woodcarvings.

T: 977-1 470770/ 479488. 74 rooms. US$ 155-


Patan is still known by its ancient name of Lalitpur – City of Beauty. Its Durbar Square is closed to traffic.

National Homes Swotha

Narayan Temple, Swotha, Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal

A beautifully restored Newari building, its rooms are in Nepali style with some European touches. Centrally located just 50 meters from Patan’s Durbar Square.

T: 977 1 555 1184. US$ 80-


Quieter than the other two royal cities, Bhaktapur is only 8 miles from the capital Kathmandu.

Hotel Heritage

Bhaktapur Rd, Bhaktapur 21164, Nepal

A boutique hotel which blends traditional Nepali look with modern amenities. This romantic hotel is located in a quiet residential area and is a 7 minute walk from Durbar Square.

T: +977 1-661 1628. 25 rooms. US$ 130-


Take a 40 minute flight or six hour drive west of Kathmandu to the lakeside village of Pokhara.

Fishtail Lodge

P.O. Box 10 Lakeside, Pokhara, Nepal

Surrounded by tropical gardens; rooms with wonderful lake and mountain views. Prince Charles and Jimmy Carter stayed here.

Tel: 00977-61-520071. 60 rooms and suites. US$ 115-