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Gongkhar Guesthouse

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Near Jakar, Bumthang, Bhutan
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Gongkhar Guesthouse
Ranked #3 of 10 Bumthang B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This Lodge is lovely. We had a first floor (upstairs) room and it was really large, light, with a sleeping area and a sitting area in front of a wood burning stove, with plenty of wood supplied. Lots of hot water and a very comfortable bed, the rooms have an attractive, understated style. Better still it had 3 aspects so... More 

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Sydney, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

the Gongkhar Guesthouse is very special. the rooms are delightfully comfortable, the grounds are planted with scented flowers, the views are spectacular, the prayer flags whip in the breeze, the people are friendly, the prices are fine, the walk into Jakar is easy and pleasant, and the walk back is even nicer because of that feeling of 'coming home' to... More 

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85 reviews 85 reviews
28 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

So, it's not an Aman resort. In the middle of Bumthang, a million miles from anywhere, this is a great little Lodge. The rooms are more than acceptable and have a Bhutan feel, but with uncluttered Scandinavian overtones Good beds and enough hot water in a large, clean bathroom. The food, however, is surprisingly good. Generally you come to expect... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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113 reviews 113 reviews
32 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I was told not to expect much from "guest houses" in Bhutan. I was told they would be rustic and we would be lucky to get hot water. This guest house, which was located away from the main reception/dining area, was so much nicer than what I was expecting. It was on the 2nd floor and had a lovely view... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Quiet place located about 20 mn walk from the town. Easy to take a taxi in town to get back to the hotel in the evening if you don't want to walk, or if you're a bit afraid of the barking dogs, as we were... We were asked 50 Nu for it, which is less than 1 USD : don't... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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95 reviews 95 reviews
28 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Stayed here for the night on the way to Mongar. Clean rooms with clean sheets and a heated shower. Had note resting Bhutanese meals here which is rather nice. The rooms are all made of wood. They have an interesting heating system.

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Hong Kong, China
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

The room is made in wood, very spacious, big window, nice wood burning heater. I had a very good impression when i entered the room. The negatif point is the cheap shower equipement. I took shower at 10:30 pm and the shower handle is falling appart when i turn it, hot water keep shooting out as u can see in... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

3 nights created three more longing. Rooms are beautiful and spacious, king size bed, a seating area. Beautiful room encourages a desire to stay more days. The restaurant makes an effort to adapt to Western tastes. Cleanliness and excellent service. We loved every minute there.

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Brasilia, DF
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152 reviews 152 reviews
37 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Only a few days before going to Bhutan we decided to change and stay at Gongkhar, and I am very happy I took that decision. We stayed in the newer, modern rooms, covered in pine clad and with an amazing view to the Dzong. The toilets are clean and modern, although not charming, but the shower is really good. The... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
16 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

This might not have qualified as '5 star' accom in the traditional sense, but for me it ticked all the boxes and was my favourite of all our hotels. It is a family run outfit and the level of genuine care was evident from the outset. Nothing was too much trouble. We were there for 3 nights, lunches and breakfasts... More 

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Address: Near Jakar, Bumthang, Bhutan
Location: Bhutan > Bumthang District > Bumthang
Number of rooms: 26

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