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Gangtey Palace Hotel

#6 of 14 Hotels in Paro
Certificate of Excellence
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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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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16 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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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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Bandung, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We stayed here for one night in Sept 2013 in the governor palace. The room had a view of the Paro dzong. We arrived at the hotel around 9PM and we were among only a few of other guests that night. The room was decorated in Bhutanese style. The amenities are standard. But we found the hotel a little spooky.... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I stayed here for one night in February 2015. Because I was traveling alone I got a single. It's pretty small, esp. the bed (if you're taller than 170cms, you'll have a problem). The room had a fabulous view of the Paro dzong and lovely ornate decorations. The wifi was slow and unreliable throughout the hotel (but that's not uncommon... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I stayed in Gangtey Palace for two nights in late December, 2014. After seeing the beautiful photos and all those great reviews about Gangtey, I was thrilled to stay there. On my first night of stay, I was placed in a super tiny room. There are two beds, a portable heater, a nightstand, a closet, and a small table in... More 

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