Raniban Retreat

3.0 star property
Mountain hotel in Pokhara with restaurant and bar/lounge

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Raniban Retreat

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Mountain view
Mountain View Cottage | View from room
Shower, hair dryer, dressing gowns, slippers

Overview of Raniban Retreat


Very good

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Airport transfer
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Childcare
Near World Peace Pagoda, Pokhara, 33700
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • Babysitting
  • Children's club
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Snack bar/deli
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting services
  • Children's club
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Garden

Room options

Lake View Cottage

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed

Lake View Premium Room

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed

Sunrise View Premium Room

  • 21 sq m
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed

Lake View Premium Room With jacuzzi

  • 33 sq m
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Mountain View Cottage

  • 21 sq m
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • Phewa Lake - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Pokhara (PKR) - 15 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Boomerang - 12 min drive
  • Mo 2 Delights - 15 min drive
  • Himalaya Java Coffee - 12 min drive
  • Moondance Restaurant Bar - 12 min drive
  • Potala Tibetan Restaurant - 11 min drive

About this property

Raniban Retreat

Raniban Retreat is only 4.9 mi (7.9 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle (available 24 hours) for NPR 1000 per vehicle one way. Guests indulge in massages, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Other highlights include a rooftop terrace, a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli.


English, Hindi

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 6:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • One child (2 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • Babysitting
  • Children's club


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site extended parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Children's club
  • Babysitting services

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Zip-lining nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage


  • 10 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2012
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Library


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Dressing gowns and slippers

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


On-site venue – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately NPR 900 per person
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NPR 1000 per vehicle (one way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Raniban Retreat Hotel Pokhara
Raniban Retreat Hotel
Raniban Retreat Pokhara
Raniban Retreat
Raniban Retreat Hotel
Raniban Retreat Pokhara
Raniban Retreat Hotel Pokhara

Frequently asked questions

Does Raniban Retreat offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Raniban Retreat does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Raniban Retreat?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Raniban Retreat?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Raniban Retreat?
Yes, there's free self and extended parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Raniban Retreat?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is NPR 1000 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Raniban Retreat?
You can check in from 2 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Raniban Retreat and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as hiking, mountain biking and zip-lining. Raniban Retreat also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Raniban Retreat?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that offers international cuisine.
What's the area around Raniban Retreat like?
Raniban Retreat is a short 6-minute walk from World Peace Stupa and 19 minutes' walk from Phewa Lake.



Very good




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Property conditions & facilities


8/10 Very good

Ask Raniban to pick you up.
Great place, but the road is difficult to get through. Ask Raniban to pick you up or drop off, as local taxis can't go to the place itself. It's a little remote, but the morning view is amazing.the $12 fee makes sense for the trip, they aren't ripping you off.
Hussain, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A must stay ! You have such a beautiful view, its breath taking. You have an enjoyable hike up and its very much worth it. The staff is so friendly, the food is great, and its the best place to relax and take in the beauty of Pokhara and Annapurna.
Karla&Tamas, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Raniban really is such a special place. It’s away from all the hustle and bustle of Pokhara and is so high up, perfect for viewing the mountains! Food is great and not too overpriced. The room and bathroom was lovely and comfortable however all rooms are exactly the same, you only pay more for the rooms with the best views...but you can easily look at the views from the communal garden. Beware if the roads are bad you have to walk up a lot of steps to get here! There’s not much to do up here in the day, but I think they are building a pool soon! Amazing time we had here.
1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Picturesque Raniban
If I was aware that it is located so isolated, I wouldn’t have chosen this for a family vacation. The views are extraordinary. Sunrise view was breathtaking. Food is average. Rooms are so so. It is an ideal place for complete leisure. Commuting to the township is expensive and uncomfortable.
Ishtiaque, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Wonderful hotel in an amazing location
After several days trekking, we stayed at the Raniban Retreat. We chose Raniban because we preferred staying in a quiet location (compared to the busy Lakeside area which is very touristy). Getting to the Raniban is quite an experience and we would suggest an SUV type taxi due to the road condition. Our room was wonderful - simple but nice and clean. We chose a room with a mountain view and there is a nice garden area to sit outside the room as well. There is a restaurant with beautiful views but the food is very average. We were only staying for one night so it was fine. You could take a taxi to the Lakeside area for more dining options. We hiked to the World Peace Pagoda. It is an easy 25 minute hike and well worth going. There are some other hikes you can take as well. The staff is excellent - very friendly, helpful and attentive. We highly recommend a stay at the Raniban when in Pokhara.
Abby, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing place, the best view of pokhara! You definitely need to stay at this place!
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Perfect place to relax
Raniban was the perfect place to do nothing but take in the amazing view of Fewa Lake, the Annapurna range and Pokhara. There are 514 steps to climb once the taxi bounces you up a steep mountain road but staff will help with your bags. The food was great so we didn't feel the need to go elsewhere. It is quite remote but we walked down to the world peace pagoda and then the lake to take a boat into Pokhara one Day and caught a taxi back. A stunningly beautiful place to rest after our Everest Base Camp Trek with friendly, helpful staff who organised an in room massage and airport transfers. I will return.
Kirsty, 3-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Good location and very quiet but approach road to the hotel is not in good conditions. No intercoms systems in place. Average food qualities and varieties.
Shefaque, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Best view in Pokhara
Towhidul, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful views and super relaxing
My husband and I spent one night here while in Nepal for our honeymoon. The staff were super friendly and when out of their way to make our stay wonderful. They decorated our room with flowers and set up the cutest dinner table outside for us. In the morning we watched the sunrise and then hiked back down through the forest. Great place! Highly recommended for anyone who wants a relaxing time away from Lakeside.
Laura, 1-night romance trip
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