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Rinchenling Lodge

Tashi Gatshel | Jambey Lhakhang, Bumthang, Bhutan
Rinchenling Lodge
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Shellharbour
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed for three nights in April at Rinchenling and loved the bukari and the friendliness the most. Tenzing made time for us every day, always enquiring about our activities, our home, our comfort. This family run hotel is a gem in a gorgeous country. Enjoyed the homemade plum jam from a tree in sight of our room particularly. They... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This Feb I travelled alone to Bhutan via Lovely Bhutan Travel's arrangement. In Bumthang, I stayed in Rinchenling Lodge for three nights. I like their excellent services and warm hotel layout. Expecially, I enjoyed a lot of its quite and peaceful atmosphere around this lodge environment each morning.

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Kent UK
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Really nice hotel. I was in the new lodge section which was great. Stayed 3 nights, could have stayed longer. Food was great, they even do requests (had yak one night). Extra spice available on request. Staff brilliant could not do enough for you. Its a bit out of town but close to a small friendly village and some amazing... More 

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Spokane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I loved this place! Unfortunately I only stayed for one night but I wish it would have been more. The in-room bukari (wood stove) heats up the room in no time at all and there is even a backup electric heater you can turn on at night so you wake up to a warm room. The bathroom does not have... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We stayed in one of the suite room which looks like a temple! Interesting and very nice decor in the room. The room is newly renovated and the bed is comfortable. There is no tv in the room and Wi-Fi connection is rather weak. Wi-Fi at the restaurant/bar area is good. Bathroom is clean hot water shower takes a while... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

A cosy atmosphere in this long time family hotel, with a nice garden in the country side. The staff is very friendly and accomodating. The clean room we had (in the main building) was rather simple (small and cramped). Probably the (newer) bungalow rooms are better value. The food though is excellent. Also the quarters for drivers/guides were reasonable. The... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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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Canberra, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

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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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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