About Swotha

The Traditional Homes concept is to help preserve cultural heritage by partnering with home owners and converting their old residential buildings into a modern day guest house keeping intact its structural and esthetic integrity. Accordingly after 1½ years of work, the restoration of the Pradhan family residence in Swotha, Patan was completed, and the first Traditional Homes opened its door in December 2010. Located in a quiet by lane off the Patan Durbar Square, this 70 year old Newari home has been given a new lease of life and restored to its former glory.

Bed & Breakfast Time honored tradition, warmth and personalized attention awaits you in the simple, elegant and exclusive surroundings of Traditional Homes Swotha. Complementing the rooms and café, a photovoltaic system for power backup, solar thermal panels for hot showers, harvested rain water for watering plants and general cleaning – all with an emphasis on preserving the old and the natural, but allowing for more comfortable living.