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Gangtey Palace Hotel

#6 of 15 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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49 reviews 49 reviews
40 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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269 reviews 269 reviews
76 hotel reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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31 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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83 reviews 83 reviews
27 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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New Delhi, India
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

the palace is beautifully located and charms the visitor with its splendor and ethnic setting so true to bhutan.had visited on 2/3rd dec 2008.we were the only guests in the hotel on that day and reached at 9pm to check in.thee was absolutely no service and had to leave the hotel at 9.40pm due to absolute lack of interest on... More 

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Funk
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136 reviews 136 reviews
21 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We stayed in room 210 of this hotel Feb 1st and found it to be delightful. The painted beamed ceiling and ornate column with a king bed and sitting area were charming and the old worn wood floors were beautiful. It had old elegant touches everywhere and a wall treatment on the two outside walls made you feel that you... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Worst choice of hotel in our 9 day journey Pros - good view from the hotel - good premise for photo taking - even your own room has its special taste for being traditional Cons - no cleaning done on the traditional wooden decoration, so dusty. See the photo of my room. - noisy wooden stairs and corridor, poor noise... More 

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