Hyatt Regency Kathmandu

Since opening in 2000, Hyatt Regency Kathmandu has welcomed business and leisure travellers alike to enjoy their selection of 280 rooms and suites. In a city where space is most certainly hard to find, guests at Hyatt Regency Kathmandu have the luxury of 36 acres of expansive and manicured gardens to explore. Located adjacent to the impressive Boudhanath Stupa (which can be seen from many of the rooms) Hyatt Regency Kathmandu is the perfect vegan friendly hotel for your next visit to the Nepalese capital.

Hyatt Regency Kathmandu Entrance
Hyatt Regency Kathmandu Grounds

Our spacious ‘King Bed with Stupa View’ was a 36 square metre room complete with walk in shower and granite bathtub, perfect for soaking those aching limbs after a busy day exploring Kathmandu. The aforementioned views of the nearby Boudhanath Stupa enticed us to walk to and explore this UNESCO recognised world heritage site, which we would highly recommend.

Hyatt Regency Kathmandu Bedroom
Hyatt Regency Kathmandu Boudhanath Stupa

The Vegan Food

The staff team at breakfast (currently served in Rox) were initially a little confused as to which of the many vegetarian dishes contained butter ghee. However, Chef Gopal was my saviour with clear and concise explanations as to which dishes were suitable for vegans. The breakfast buffet contained idli, sambar and chutneys which as always were the perfect vegan breakfast combo. There was a flavourful vegetable broth with ‘extras’ including ginger, carrot, spring onion and roasted garlic waiting to be added, making a very tasty soup. The puri, vada and stir fried vegetables in sauce were all vegan too, but the other veggie dishes included butter ghee in their ingredients. An ‘off menu’ scrambled tofu was a pleasant surprise and a dish that we’d love to see featured on the new menus which are in development. One of the vegan buffet items was a tasty vegetable stir fry which we enjoyed with a duo of rice, the stir fried rice being our favourite and a perfect match for the flavourful and perfectly cooked veggies. As you would expect, there was plentiful fresh fruit and juices, bread with homemade jams and coffee or tea with soya milk available.

Hyatt Regency Kathmandu idli
Hyatt Regency Kathmandu vegan soup
Hyatt Regency Kathmandu tofu scramble
Hyatt Regency Kathmandu veggies and rice

The Living Room presents a bright and airy space where you can enjoy a drink of your choice during the day, they also have a limited menu of snacks and small dishes including ‘Pani Puri Aila Shots’ and ‘Mushroom Corn Cones’ which were both vegan. With a new menu to launch soon, we were invited to sample some of the dishes that are being considered. These included an excellent Arabic mezze platter, a fresh and light okra salad with a sesame soy dressing, and quite possibly the most beautiful interpretation of an Indian street food classic, pani puri. Creativity refined and expertly presented, they were oh so good. And the avocado and beetroot stack, with freshly chopped chillies, garlic and spring onion, drizzled with basil oil was simply delightful.

Hyatt Regency Kathmandu mezze
Hyatt Regency Kathmandu okra
Hyatt Regency Kathmandu pani puri
Hyatt Regency Kathmandu avo stack

The soon to launch, brand new signature restaurant at Hyatt Regency Kathmandu will feature a pan Asian fusion menu. We were lucky enough to try a flavour packed massaman curry with tofu, veg and cashews that will be featured on the new menu. Chef also prepared a local Nepali favourite of bara pancakes which were served with a tomato chilli chutney. Traditional ‘Newari Bara’ savoury pancakes are made with black lentils, which when eaten with the chutney provide the perfect snack, we were happy to sample these local favourites during our stay at Hyatt Regency Kathmandu.

Hyatt Regency Kathmandu massaman curry
Hyatt Regency Kathmandu bara pancakes

The Vegan Essentials

Our bed was feather free but it was a shame to see so much single use plastic in our room including water bottles and bathroom amenities. Hyatt made a commitment to introduce bathroom amenities in refillable dispensers and reduce single use water bottles by June 2021 but it seems this has not yet become a reality. However, the bathroom amenities were from Biotique, a local Ayurvedic brand that only uses organic and natural ingredients, whilst also not testing in animals. This product in refillable dispensers would be an excellent commitment to reducing waste and being more environmentally responsible. For those who want more than the pool and the gym to work out, the large grounds boast a jogging track for that extra option which is very impressive for a city hotel.

Hyatt Regency Kathmandu bathroom amenities
Hyatt Regency Kathmandu Jogging Track

The Vegan Food Quest Verdict

Perfectly located on the outskirts of Kathmandu and just a short distance from the international airport, this is an excellent option for your next visit to this enchanting city. Enjoy the peace and tranquility during your stay within the 36 acre site, before exploring everything that Kathmandu has to offer. Chef Gopal and his talented team will ensure that as vegans you will be very well catered for during your time with them. Hyatt Regency Kathmandu is the perfect vegan friendly hotel in Nepal.

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We were guests of Hyatt Regency Kathmandu but please rest assured that their generosity in hosting us didn’t influence our views.

Hyatt Regency Kathmandu
Kathmandu 44601

Telephone: +977 1-5171234
Cost From:
£110 / $130 (September 2022)

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