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Nak-Sel Boutique Hotel & Spa

Ngoba Village | Lango Geog, Paro 00975, Bhutan
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Ranked #4 of 17 hotels in Paro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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26 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Good - Exterior architecture is appealing - Has its own archery range The Bad - 15 min off main road, mostly bumpy, unpaved trail - The construction budget seemed to have run out after the exteriors were completed. Interior furnishings look haphazardly assembled. This is not an international caliber hotel. - Limited operating budget for grounds maintenance, unless dandelions... More

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Bangalore, India
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9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Top in the beautiful Bhutan Village Ngoba Naksel stands tall!! I was in this beautiful place for 2 days which made my experience at Bhutan complete. Very helpful and always on time hotel staff make your stay a pleasure!! Nothing beats the joy of spending your travel in this property surrounded by serene calmness and the rooms which stands as... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Great hotel with huge room and very comfortable bed. Surrounded with many beautiful rock and trees. Friendly staff and good food. Free wifi on the lobby. The hotel offer free night attractions with local dancer and song.

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Cary, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The views were awesome and the food was one of the best I had in Bhutan. While you are there try their spa. It was awesome. One and half hour of pleasure. Overall five star. I wish I had stayed more than a night. This place is definitely worth the money you pay.

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New Delhi
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The view from the room is breathtaking...you get the feel of staying in middle of the forest. The staff is accommodating and helpful. Though try to put in a request for a king size bed if you are a couple or are traveling with a small baby.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We were 2 families with kids and stayed in Nak-Sel for just 2 days. We regretted the fact that we had spent more time in Thimpu and were left with less time in Paro. Because Paro is a much better place to enjoy, relax and spend peaceful vacations in Bhutan. Nak-Sel is a very fine property with big spacious rooms... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Nak-Sel being placed at a higher altitude than other hotels in the Paro valley is the best place to give your body the necessary biological adoption to the weather and the altitude. Visiting the Tiger's nest would be easier if your body has adopted to the breathing thin air. And if you are done with your trekking, a Stone bath... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Nak-sel is located high up so one has a beautiful view from most places in the hotel. The approach road climbing up to the hotel is a bit run down - the hotel is actually built on a hillside so there is a lot of variation in the altitude within the property. We were staying in the cottage farthest from... More

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Shanghai, China
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Was there last week. Great view from the room but location of hotel and getting there not easy. Not much to do either at the hotel. Food needs huge improvements. They charge 15% extra for room service. Staff seem like multitasking. See them at several places doing stuff right to room service. Were courteous and helpful. Would we stay there... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Thankyou to Nak-Sel for a wonderful week's stay during the Gross National Happiness course conducted there. The staff were helpful, the food delicious and the views sublime. Laundry done within 12 hours and Even our credit cards worked (a bonus in Bhutan)! I highly recommend staying here and walking in the nearby woods of a morning. Look out for wild... More

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Address: Ngoba Village | Lango Geog, Paro 00975, Bhutan
Location: Bhutan > Paro District > Paro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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#1 Business Hotel in Paro #3 Family Hotel in Paro #3 Romantic Hotel in Paro
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Located thirty minutes from Paro International Airport, Nak-Sel Boutique Hotel & Spa is a luxury retreat where the comforts of man and the presence of nature combine for a peaceful escape in the hills of Bhutan. Nestled on the edge of the national forest and the quiet Ngoba Village, Nak-Sel derives its name from the Dzongka translation of ‘Forest,’ which is only fitting for this Himalayan sanctuary. The main lodge and surrounding cottages of Nak-Sel rest on six acres of apple orchard, nearly 2700 meters above sea level. Each room, cottage and suite boasts unparalleled views of Mount Jumolhari, Taktsang Monastery, Sangachoekhor Monastery, and the Paro valley below. Elaborate hand-carved pillars and beautiful stonework exemplify the essence of Bhutan while tapered mud-brick walls provide insulation and restful silence. Leading Bhutan in energy efficiency, Nak-Sel features LED lighting, highly efficient water heaters, and Swedish under floor heating systems preheated by solar panels. Main construction materials for Nak-Sel are indigenous and locally purchased. Traditional windows, mud-bricks, framework and even furniture were locally crafted here in Ngoba Village, connecting Nak-Sel to the surrounding forest. ... more   less 
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