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Hotel Galingkha

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Norzin Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
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Hotel Galingkha
Ranked #7 of 24 Thimphu B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very clean hotel with lovely staff and very comfortable beds. The shower was nice and hot, there was a bathtub (always a treat in Asia!) and a great central location close to many shops. I had only two complaints- one is that in the restaurant, they did not mention before hand if something would be an extra... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel looks good and is in a central location but the biggest problem is noise. The traffic dies down at night, but that's when the dogs start howling and fighting! None of the windows in my large corner room shut properly , so there was no real way to block out the noise. At one stage , I counted... More

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London
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is located in a good central place. However, being centrally located, noise does come through to the rooms from the street level, including dogs barking during the night. Take ear plugs with you and you'll have a really good sleep as the beds are very comfy and lovely cotton sheets you just sink into. The room was certainly... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Nice hotel, clean and friendly staff. Location is good, in the center, walking distance from the shops. The restaurant offers alternatives to the spicy bhutanese food, with menu a la carte, but not all the time. Wifi Internet available in the room, with reasonable signal quality. Rooms with cable TV. However, this hotel has a very serious problem: noise. All... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Lovely hotel in the middle of downtown Thimphu. Staff were extremely friendly and obliging, rooms were large with beautiful views of the downtown core. Very clean as well.Only disadvantage is no lift.

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New Delhi
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The staff were grumpy initially, which was perhaps due to problems of communication. The rooms were quite comfortable, neat and spacious. though the nights were constantly pierced by the loud barking of street dogs. The food was just OK, but then being a vegetarian I always feel short-changed! I would recommend this hotel to all my friends because it is... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

After putting in days of hard work by reading reviews on different sites & browsing through the books & internet, we had finalized this hotel for our stay... The location is just perfect if you are looking for a place in heart of the city but if you are looking for amicable staff & trust value, avoid Galingkha.. I love... More

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Calgary, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Lovely hotel in the middle of downtown Thimpu. Staff were extremely friendly and obliging, rooms were large with beautiful views of the downtown core. Very clean as well. Once I got my earplugs in, I had a beautiful, restful sleep as the beds were firm yet comfortable. Recommend this place highly!!

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Hawaii
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The location is great, but Thimphu being such a tiny town, you can't get far from anything where ever you stay. That being said, the staff here is bad. They don't care. They just give you this blank look like you're wasting their time away from their phones. My laundry came back with the middle button missing from my one... More

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Zutphen
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Were it not for one small issue I would have been happy to give this hotel five stars for excellence. That issue was the smell of cigarette smoke in my bedroom. Apart from that I and the group I travelled with were all delighted with the Galinkha. The bedrooms are all a good size, the food is excellent, perhaps the... More

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Address: Norzin Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
Location: Bhutan > Thimphu District > Thimphu

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