Two large rooms, two small rooms, and one to suit a budget, we have a room that's perfect for you...
"featuring an ensuite bathroom, and beautifully appointed with a study desk, a queen bed and a plush down quilt with linen covers, our Sanga Suite will suit a couple or a single seeking quietude and privacy"
"featuring an Annexe with an extra single bed for lounging and a desk for working, our Kirtipur Queen is beautifully appointed with a queen bed dressed in a plush down quilt and linen covers; it will suit couples perfectly, and give working singles lots of room to spread out"
"a cosy room with plenty of comfort and privacy, beautifully appointed with a queen bed dressed in a plush down quilt and linen covers, our Bungmati Retreat is perfect for one, or for a couple who would love a gorgeous room in which to rest and rechage"
"our cosiest room is beautifully appointed with a single bed dressed in a plush down quilt and linen covers, and features ample storage shelving, a study bench, and a beautiful view out to the hills; our bright and airy Lele Loft is perfect accommodation for one"
"our ground floor room is beautifully appointed with a single bed dressed in a comfy quilt and cotton covers, and features ample storage shelving, a study bench, and a lovely view to our food garden; our bright and roomy Garden Room is perfect budget accommodation for one"
"My CORAntaine was just that: 2 weeks spent quarantined in a lovely home with heart and soul. As I was looking for a quiet place to rest and reset, the bright and warm design of Cora caught my eye online. I was glad to find out on site that, more than a stylish location, Cora keeps its promises and delivers great services thanks to the very kind couple of owners, Sid & Shei. They helped me to a great extent, from finding food around, to navigating Nepali culture (many many thanks!). Sids's pancakes and coffee with like-minded guests turned out to be the perfect way to start the day. Indeed, located at the core of the house, the kitchen was a hotspot for exciting conversations and shared meals. During my stay, I enjoyed staying in Lele Loft, a super cozy bedroom with killer lights from the terrasse and the street, just a step away from the kitchen. But first, I took the time to unravel in Cora’s Sanga Suite, which offers a spacious relaxing space wih a (inspiring) desk.
Overall, I appreciated the comfort I found in the safe and super clean facilities, nice location and outdoor spaces (that rooftop! and the beautiful garden...).
I already miss staying at Cora, see you soon Sid & Shei ✨(and Marlowe the cutest Nepali cat!)."
La Rochelle, France
"Délicieux et relaxant séjour à Cora Népal, que je recommanderais à tous ceux qui aiment séjourner dans la trépidante ville de Katmandou. La villa est idéalement située, l’espace de vie est parfaitement aménagé, décoré, dans un style zen et dépouillé. Nos hôtes ont juste été parfaits, amicaux, bienveillants, et ils me manquent déjà... Le Népal me manque!
Delicious and relaxing stay in Cora Nepal, which I would recommend to anyone who likes to stay in the hectic city of Kathmandu. The villa is ideally located, the living space is perfectly fitted out, decorated, in a Zen and stripped down style. Our hosts were just perfect, friendly, caring, and I miss them already ... I miss Nepal!"
"The very friendly landlord, he and his wife gave us meticulous care. When we got off the plane, we sent them a message to remind us how we should find their place and when we arrived they come out to greet us. It was really warm of them to help us carry our luggage into the room. Their actual room is bigger than in the picture and very clean. The kitchen is clean and tidy. You can make your own breakfast. You can eat and do whatever you want, it's just as good as being in your own home. Staying in their house for three nights was ideal for us to rest, (the environment is very quiet). After Cora, we will go to Pokhara and they have allowed us to temporarily store large items in their home. They enthusiastically contacted the Taxi that would take us to the Pokhara bus stop and arranged the bus tickets for us in advance. We left at 6 am the next morning, and Sid made a special trip to see if our Taxi arrived at the door on time. He saw us into the car smoothly before heading back to bed. Worth sharing with my friends!"
New York, USA + Surkhet, Nepal
"I came to Cora after working for several years in a rural part of Nepal. I was a little run down by work, but when I first visited Cora I was immediately struck by how intentional everything in the space is. Sid and Shei have created a sanctuary in a sometimes chaotic and disorienting city.
As an architect, I really appreciated the level of sensibility displayed in the minimalist and balanced interiors. I have been in Nepal for a while, and there are very few if not any spaces that can reach out to their visitors quite like Cora does. It must have been an incredible amount of work to renovate! But every bit of that effort is on display and clearly worth it.
Beyond the beautiful space, Sid and Shei’s home is well-located just near the main intersection in Sanepa, which gives the house a privileged location in the expat community. The house is a 10 minute walk from the main expat area, and a 10-15 minute taxi to the tourist backpacking district (depending on time of day), which means that you can have a peaceful space to relax and recharge without being too far from the action.
The hosts are always available to provide great tips on where to get the best food (true insider knowledge in a place like KTM), and there’s delicious ethical and local coffee on free-flow in the kitchen! For caffeine addicts like me this is great news, and I have also found a new favorite coffee blend. Very exciting. Depending on the season there are also fresh veggies that are harvested from the house’s lovely gardens, which the guests can share. There’s also a laundry and cleaning service available in the house.
In addition to the incredible amenities, dependable hot water, great hospitality, and wonderful space and hosts, I also met a couple of people who have become true friends while staying at Cora. All in all, I cannot recommend Cora Nepal enough to anyone interested in a short or extended stay. Thank you to Sid and Shei for such a wonderful experience, and a deep feeling of respite so far away from home."
“If you’re trying to escape from the hustles of the city, Cora Nepal is the place to stay. Sid and Shei are lovely and caring hosts who put a lot of thought and heart into the interior design of the house. I loved the light-flooded and white painted rooms, the white and beige colored decorations, the locally made ceramics and overall the relaxing spirit of the house. Both hosts support local projects, are open for interesting chats and give great recommendations for the neighbouhood and the overall stay. I enjoyed the fresh coffee, fruits and eggs provided for the perfect start into the day, the self-grwon vegetables from the garden and the environmental consciousness. The helpful and friendly Didi takes care of the house with a smile each day. From the beginning I felt welcomed and like home at Cora Nepal. Thank you for the great stay and all the best for your future projects.”
"One of the best Airbnb experiences I ever had and definitively my first choice whenever I come back to Kathmandu/Patan. Staying there for a longer time I appreciated the quiet atmosphere in this area with many restaurants, coffee shops and bars to work or hang out. Being only 15 min by taxi from the tourist center Thamel, it is also a good option for short term guests that wish to do some sightseeing during the day and have a quiet and cosy place to come back in the evening. The house is very clean and tidy providing everything one needs. Additionally, it has a very nice garden that provides many fresh vegetables that can be used for cooking. However, the best part about this Airbnb are the accommodating hosts Shei and Sid as well as their whole team. They are very friendly and kind persons who like to spend time together with guests and share their knowledge of the city if desired. I'm happy to call them friends and their place definitely feels like home.!"
"From the moment I stepped through the gates, I am greeted to a lush green garden that surrounds the house followed by the warm smiling greeting from Shei. Cora is so much about heart. I spent almost 2 weeks exploring the bustling, chaotic and colourful KTM and Cora was my haven to retreat to each night.
It is evident that Shei and Sid have thought through the needs of a traveller in this city. The house is clean, practical and designed minimally with the creature comforts of home. There has been great effort put into locally sourcing everything throughout the house including bedding, blinds, furniture, ceramic just to mention a few. My bed was super comfortable to sleep on, the locally sourced sheets and blankets were soft and fluffy which felt like home. I had a locally designed and made desk to work on during my stay which was such a blessing. The hot shower with a view out to the veggie garden was a relief at the end of the day.
The kitchen was well equipped if you wanted to cook and where self-serve breakfast was included with our stay. Luckily for me, I was able to pick my own veggies from the garden for some of my meals and tasted the bananas and pomelos that were growing in the garden which was a real treat! Didi (older sister as we affectionately called her) kept the house and gardens in meticulous order at all times with such a great smile!
There was always someone at hand to ask questions, you could choose to engage or not engage as you please. Shei and Bobby were both a great source of information if you ever needed directions or cultural insight or just a good ole yarn! I had many great engaging conversations with them and some of the other guests in the communal kitchen.
It was such a memorable and wonderful stay, there is a sense of calmness and casual comfort in the house as if it was home. It certainly is an oasis to come home to at the end of the day. Cora is warm hearted and I would definitely come back and highly recommend staying here if you are visiting the valley! Thank you Shei for having me!"
Binmian + Friends :
"我和我的朋友都非常喜欢这间民宿,在这儿我们度过了在加德满都最舒适惬意的时光｡我的朋友们直到去了博卡拉还每天告诉我她们想念Cora,想要回去｡从看到它的第一眼,我们就觉得这是一个非常正确的选择｡因为Cora干净漂亮舒适又安全｡和泰米尔的喧嚣嘈杂不同,帕坦sanepa更加安静干净,如果你想度假,我建议你住在帕坦,因为一场愉快的旅行没有什么比好好休息更重要｡我们的房东人都非常好,我们住在这儿5天,几乎每天都需要打电话给他们告诉司机回家的路,我们觉得十分的抱歉给他们添了许多麻烦,我们尝试自己回去,但是都失败了,直到最后一天我们才学会怎么回家,但是很遗憾我们要离开了｡其实 Google 地图可以定位到,只要输入Seto Ghar by Cora Nepal, 但是路线不知道为什么会跑到后面的一条路｡正确的巷口还有一间学校,你可以先定位到那里｡对于给房东添的麻烦,我们觉得十分过意不去,所以想为他们制作一次中国菜,感谢他们的照顾｡很遗憾没有见到shei,期待下次可以见到｡有机会我肯定会回来再住一两个月,每天可能只是发发呆到处逛逛,就已经非常舒适了,尼泊尔是个神奇的地方,因为你不会只想去一次｡而因为Cora,更加让人向往｡
My friends and I really like this hotel, where we spent the most comfortable time in Kathmandu. My friends told me every day after we went to Pokhara that they missed Cora and wanted to go back. From the first sight of seeing it, we feel that this is a very correct choice. Because Cora is clean, beautiful, comfortable and safe. Unlike Thamel's noisy bustle, Patan's Sanepa is quieter and cleaner. If you want to go on holiday, I suggest you live in Patan, because nothing is more important than a good rest. Our landlords are very good. We lived here for 5 days. We needed to call them almost every day to tell the driver how to get us home. We felt very sorry for giving them a lot of trouble. We tried to find our way back, but our attempts all failed. It was not until the last day that we learned how to get home, but unfortunately we had to leave. In fact, Google Maps can show the location, just enter Seto Ghar by Cora Nepal, but the live directions route takes you to the next street. There is also a school in the correct lane, which you can use as a landmark. We felt bad about troubling to the landlord, so we made a Chinese dish for them to thank them for their care. Unfortunately, I didn't see Shei, but I look forward to seeing her next time when I have the chance to come back for another month or two. Every day, I may just be strolling around and it’s very comfortable. Nepal is a magical place, and you don’t just want to go once. And because of Cora, it is more desirable."
"Cora Nepal has me spell-bound. It is a true home away from home created with love, taste and purpose. The house is located in a peaceful neighbourhood close to the many great restaurants, cafes and businesses of the Jhamsikhel/Jawalakhel neighbourhoods in Patan, Kathmandu. I highly recommend shorter or longer stays with its beautiful hosts who will do everything to make you feel welcome."
San Francisco California, USA
"I had the most relaxing and peaceful stay at Cora when I visited after several months of traveling. The attention to detail, care and effort put into everything in the home and the hospitality of the visit was second to none. Shei and Sid took time to talk with me, give great suggestions for local activities, arrange taxis, enjoy dinners together, and most importantly just share their time and kindness with me. I really hope to come back to visit, and recommend anyone visiting KTM to stay here!"
Amanda (again :)
Los Altos, California, USA
"Cora, thank you for everything. Returning to the guesthouse felt like coming home. I am so grateful for the space you have created, your kindness, and as a result the people you bring together. Highest recommendations. This is Kathmandu magic."
Ben + Meg :
San Francisco, California, USA
"I can't fully describe the amazingness of Cora Nepal, but let my try to give you some ideas. I'll begin with the hosts, Shei and Sid, who are just marvelous people. From the moment we arrived Shei was extremely welcoming, full of information and care. First she made us some amazing Masala tea, and then she led us to the local Japanese restaurant for our first meal after two full days of travel. Following that, Shei was continuously on hand for advice, information, suggestions, friendly conversation and general support. I didn't get to know Sid until the third day of our stay when he joined us for board games and friendly libations. It was no surprise at all to find that he is also a wonderful and lovely person who is full of helpfulness and good information.
The house is clean, elegant, well designed, comfortable and welcoming. The decor is designed by Shei to be minimalist; very modern and sophisticated. I feel like I am in an art gallery, which is amazing because there is very little adornment. The other folks staying in the house were all friendly and tend to be on the younger side, although my mother fit right in as one of the gang. The neighborhood is upscale, safe and cleaner than the rest of Kathmandu. The kitchen is always clean, and always stocked with the basic staples like eggs, milk and bread. We had a delightful meal of eggs each morning which left us fortified for the day's sightseeing. When we had leftovers from dining out, we could leave them in the fridge until we ate them. Last but not least the housekeeper, who I called "Didi" (a Nepali term for "older sister") because I shamefully did not learn her real name, is warm, attentive and diligent. I cannot recommend Cora Nepal enough. I would not visit Kathmandu without a visit here, and it makes me feel happy to know that such a place exists."
Boston, MA, USA/Rabbat, Morocco
"I could go on about all that I loved about Cora Nepal, from the nice quiet neighborhood to the cleanliness and wonderful conversations I’ve had with Shei and her partner. It’s very VERY hard to have anything bad to say. They’ve probably been more hospitable than my own family! (And I have a loving family :P). Shei responded to my questions almost instantly and had tended to just about everything I asked about. If you want privacy they will give you that, if you want company they’ll be upstairs in the kitchen in the evenings to chitchat. I met some interesting people who were staying in the other rooms as well, everyone fit the image of Cora Nepal- friendly, respectful and full of stories. Considering the amenities and frankly the hosts, I say it’s underpriced. My room had lots of space, hot water, a private bathroom and tasteful decorations and supplies. If I had a gun to head to name one thing that could have been different I would say it’s the neighbors across.. they were doing some remodeling and made a little noise every now and then- I believe they’re almost done though so you should be fine by the time you finish reading my review. I’ve enjoyed my stay and Nepal as a whole, I can confidently encourage you to book without regrets. Thank you Shei once again!"
Los Altos, California, USA
"The perfect place to call home- Cora is truly a dream. It is a beautifully curated space and Sid and Shei are amazing hosts. I am so thankful to have found them and feel lucky to stay a while."
"We had a fantastic stay at Cora’s. All rooms are beautifully equipped and spotlessly clean. Sid and Shei are warm, welcoming and went out of their way to make our stay as smooth as possible. The recommendations were spot-on. A fantastic, quiet, homely oasis in the chaos of Kathmandu. I recommend Cora’s very highly and hope to return. Thank you for a wonderful stay Sid and Shei!"
Leah (again :)
"Cora is clean and relax, that make you feel at home. This is my second time staying at Cora !!!best experience during this trip. I won't forget the night we saw shooting stars on the rooftop together, and had cup of tea ,chill out... Thanks to Sid and Shei and everyone in Cora for such a good stay. I can absolutely recommend this accommodation :) already miss you guyz !!!!!
"Reminiscing about our stay at Cora Nepal a few weeks ago. In the midst of all that Kathmandu offers to the senses, Shei’s place provides the balance and sanctuary that was most welcoming. The perfect place to recharge, rejuvenate and ‘just be’. She is a wonderful host and a generous encyclopaedia sharing Kathmandu’s gems. Even the garden at Cora Nepal is shared - the bananas make for the perfect breakfast! Thanks Shei for a wonderful stay."
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we are Sid & Shei
Sid's Nepali and Shei's Singaporean/Aussie and together we are delighted to open our home to you.
Having traveled extensively between us, to places as far flung as Kenya and Mongolia, and as close to home say, as India and Bhutan, and familiar with Europe and North America, we know and love the untrammeled roads that take us on unimagined adventures, as much as we love the cosy comforts of feeling at home.
At Seto Ghar by Cora Nepal, your home with us in Kathmandu Valley, we want to provide you with a sanctuary, a home away from home, and take care of you when you return to us from your own adventures in this magical land of mountains and plains, untouched natural beauty and bustling ancient cities.
Cora means heart, and it's from our heart that we welcome you into our home.
and we live in a world of wonder, so come, journey with us...