Dwarika’s Hotel is a wonderful Kathmandu institution www.dwarikas.com

The owner has, over the years, salvaged thousands of woodcarvings and traditional Newari artefacts from condemned buildings to create this beautiful, romantic hotel. Each bedroom is unique, with colourful furnishings and plenty of space. At night the brick paved courtyards are lit by twinkling butter lamps and delicious traditional Nepali food is served in the Krishnarpan Restaurant. I recommend the 6 course special dinner, but skip lunch!