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Tashi Gatshel | Jambey Lhakhang, Bumthang, Bhutan
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Overijse, Belgium
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112 reviews 112 reviews
41 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

One of the best places we stayed at during our trip through Bhutan. Even though we were about the only guests, the place did not feel empty at all. It was cosy, warm and welcoming. We had rooms in the building at the back, three years old I was told. One goes through the garden to get there. Everything was... More

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13 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

During my ten day tour of Bhutan, my tour company put me up at this hotel for two nights. I was very disappointed. I was travelling alone and both afternoons we got done early, thus I got to sit in the hotel with nothing to do. The hotel is not near anything, they had several power outages while I was... More

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Hong Kong, China
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This area was said to be the equivalent of Swiss in Bhutan. True in some sense that the architecture of the traditional building and the scenery of the valley etc were giving you that feeling. The hotel was also in traditional style and the dinning hall was very swiss like with cozy feeling. WiFi availalbe and strong enough but the... More

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

The hotel was fully booked when I visited, because of the Jampey Lakhang festival. Therefore they also used the conference room as a diner: a long table with nameplates for all the guests. Perfect to chat with other guests about their Bhutan experiences. My room was a delight as I arrived from (badly) sleeping in a dirty farmhouse. Nice and... More

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85 reviews 85 reviews
41 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We always appreciate hotels/lodges where the owners/managers understand what they are about, and the Rinchenling Lodge is a good example of that. It is a family-run operation with rooms built around a pretty courtyard with apple trees. The dining room is comfortable and laidback, and the overall ambiance of the lodge is pleasant, albeit rustic. Staff was warm and friendly.... More

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25 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

The good: There were both the traditional wood fireplace as well as electric heater in our room, and hot water bags and extra blankets were also available, so we were kept nice and warm if we stick to the main room. If you have trouble getting the fire started or to keep it going, ask your guide / the staff... More

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47 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

As the name suggests, it is a lodge, so I was expecting it to be rustic. Upon first entry to the reception, there was a sense of cosiness in the place, and the rooms looked interesting with a real working fireplace right in front of the bed. However, the bathroom was really sad looking and they didn't even provide even... More

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Tenzin86, General Manager at Rinchenling Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are very glad to receive such a vital review in a very long time. I personally thank you for letting the management know about whats going wrong in our Hotel. Firstly i would like to let you and all our future guest know that 99.9% of our booking comes through travel agents and it is most likely... More

Thimphu, Bhutan
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Rinchenling Lodge is a wonderful place to stay in Bumthang. It comprises of a courtyard with flowerbeds and apple trees, surrounded by cottages and a new building with deluxe rooms and small apartments under the roof.The rooms in general are lovely and very clean, well furnished with efficient hot water- and heating facilities also during peak season when the whole... More

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The lodge is situated quite far outside Jakar village and far from the Jakar dzong (about 5 km). The resort is rather old and would need renovation (a criticism valid for nearly all Bhutanese hotels). The room was furnished in a notedly practical manner, not really looking nice. In the bathroom everything was working fine. All the hotel was perfectly... More

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119 reviews 119 reviews
61 hotel reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Buddhist festival time means hotels in Bumthang are full and that might explain the sadness of the food at Rincheling: poor breakfast choice and identical tasteless bhutanese buffet at lunch and dinner. Sad, because otherwise, this place is really nice. The bedrooms are large, comfortable and well thought of, wifi is available, as well as hot stone baths (against paiement)... More

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Address: Tashi Gatshel | Jambey Lhakhang, Bumthang, Bhutan
Location: Bhutan > Bumthang District > Bumthang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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