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Gangtey Palace Hotel

Paro, Bhutan
Gangtey Palace Hotel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Location: It's beautifully located on Paro valley, overlooking Paro city and Paro Dzong. The view is unbeatable, it's even better than the view from Uma Paro hotel. It offers the best view I have seen in Bhutan. Room: Gangtey Palace Hotel is converted from an old palace so everything is pretty old. Only 1 radiator heater was provided, the changing... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. The rooms are very old, smelly, creaking floors and the walls are so thin that you can hear the conversation in next room actually you can converse with them. This is not it the food is the worst, they say that its a buffet but quantity is limited and most... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed here with my friend recently for a night and was most happy with my stay. Traditional Bhutanese interior and exterior and the rooms were very cosy and comfortable. The bathroom is big and clean. The rooms overlook the Paro city and the Paro Dzong. The rooms do not have TV, but the hotel provides free wifi with very... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're the sort of traveller who likes to feel at home at a hotel and goes for a charming place seeped in history rather than modern palatial overwhelming structures, then Gangtey Palace is your bet, the next time you're in Paro, Bhutan. Commanding a fantastic panoramic view with the Paro Dzong shining through at night, Gangtey is about 10... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

If you want a unique rustic hotel experience in a former palace with a great view, book the Gangtey Palace in Paro. Do not expect perfection--there are flaws to be found in the rooms---and the WI-FI did not work for the three nights I stayed there. But, the grounds are beautifully landscaped and the restaurant building has a wonderful atmosphere.... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We checked in at Gangtey Palace soon after our 5-day Druk Path trek. We spent five very cold days and nights in nature, and were looking forward to a warm bath and clean sheets on this cold morning we checked in to this old and charming hotel with spectacular views of Paro valley. But alas, the poor water pressure in... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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74 reviews 74 reviews
16 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I had insisted with our travel agent that he should book us at the Gangtey Palace Hotel; he however did tell us that the hotel was run down and there were better places to stay in Paro. The hotel itself is unique, location is super overlooking the Paro valley. The hotel was the former residence of the Paro Governor and... More 

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Oakland, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a fairly old and charming hotel with spectacular views of Paro valley, including the Paro fortress just across the river. The guest rooms are small with rather hard beds. It gets chilly in the evening but each room includes a portable heater. There is no TV and WiFi is only available in the lobby. The food was average.... More 

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Banting, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Visited Feb 2015. Room 101, Room Big could be better set out, radiators pulled out into the room in front of the chairs so if you wanted to sit on th chairs you had to pull a hot radiator with no handle out of the way they could be put to the sides with controls accessible so that you can... More 

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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This former royal residence is situated on a hill overlooking Paro City and the Paro Dzong. Our room was of average size with adequate furnishings and a nice sized bathroom. The grounds include a lot of space for sitting and soaking up the environment. The restaurant staff were friendly and efficient and the menu included a nice choice of different... More 

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