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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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Arlington, Virginia
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a modern hotel, this is not your place. But if you like old world charm with spectacular views and a beautiful garden setting, the Gangtey Palace Hotel seems hard to beat. Great service, a lovely hotel and a well looked after garden with a traditional Bhutanese chorten. The hotel overlooks the valley and is directly... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When i checked into the hotel, they arranged me a small room with lovely view over the valley. It was very small but i thought it's okay because i'm alone. However, at around 10ish at night, the water tap went crazy, water wasn't coming out smoothly and was splashing everywhere. I had a hard time brushing my teeth. I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is quaint. It is an old palace of the royal family and still very authentic and true. It has a large prayer room in the middle of the complex, incredible hot stone baths, and it is well situated close to the airport and near Tigers Nest. Overall a great spot, good food, and great people.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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 May 22, 2015

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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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 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
9 hotel reviews
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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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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 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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