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Gongkhar Guesthouse

Near Jakar, Bumthang, Bhutan
Gongkhar Guesthouse
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Rating summary
  • 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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Jaipur, India
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed for 2 nights in may 2015. location is quite with beautiful scenery, Rooms are spacious with a fire place. Ambiance is good. The restaurant is good, food is very good with very affectionate staff. In breakfast they served delicious buckwheat (kuttu atta) pancakes. Our guide Tek suggested us to try buckwheat noodles , which is worth trying. Before... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The room was lovely, all natural timber and the windows were amazing. I loved having a fire in the room and a heater as well. I walked into town in the afternoon and it was a good walk and a nice wee town to walk around. The food was ok but nothing amazing. One thing I didn't like about this... More 

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

We stayed here in August 2013 for five nights. We were the only guest in their hotel during all our five days there. So we cannot really comment on the noise level. We stayed in the second floor room. The room itself was quite huge with a separate sitting area and bedroom area. The king size bed was quite comfortable.... More 

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Channel Islands
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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
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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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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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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
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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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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
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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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