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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A modest two storey lodge in the local style. We stayed for three nights. The good: - friendly staff, tons of hot water in the shower (good when it is cold!) - it is 5 mins walk to the monastery so you avoid the traffic jams at festival time - omelette with cheese for breakfast The average: - everything else... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although fairly modest by western standards, this lodge has a lot of charm. Rooms are simple, comfortable and cosy. Each has electric heating but also a wood-fired stove that the 'fire man' will light for you on request. Bathrooms are good with ample hot water. Everything is very clean. Rooms are arranged around lovely rustic gardens, with fruit trees, vegetables... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at Rinchenling lodge on 23-25 October 2014. The short driveway into the lodge was quite rough and one would not realize there's a hidden gem within. The lodge is about 5 mins drive from the village center and about 5 mins to the 7th century monastery, Jambay Lhakhang; bhutan's most sacred kurjey Lhakhang monastery; and about 15 mins drive... More

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Overijse, Belgium
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43 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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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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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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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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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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Singapore
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49 helpful votes 49 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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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

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Address: Tashi Gatshel | Jambey Lhakhang, Bumthang, Bhutan
Location: Bhutan > Bumthang District > Bumthang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 28

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