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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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New Jersey
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We stayed three nights at this lodge. The first two nighters a room with a wood stove and were horrible. The room itself was ok but freezing cold. We asked to be transferred to a room with an electric heater and it made all of the difference. The food here was some of the best we had in the 3... More 

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Darjeeling
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We were a group of 9 people from Darjeeling, we stayed here for 3 nights from 27th June to 29th June 2014, We came across this lodge by chance but the search was worth it, we were welcomed with warm greetings,as we were very tired after a long journey so wanted to retire to our beds early, the dinner was... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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19 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

River Lodge, owned by Pema Dawa, is a perfect place to stay in Jakar. The rooks are very well equipped, both with wood stoves and electric radiators, and there is plenty of hot water all day round in case you want to shower. Food is fabulous, and the chef gladly caters to your taste. While there is International food, I... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

we had lunch at this restaurant and the taste of the food is pathetic. Service is damn slow. We had ordered for chapati and mix veg which took almost 1 hour to be delivered in our table. The food was pathetic. We speciafically had asked the chief "please prepare who you are good at preparing" still the food was horrible.... More 

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Chicago Area, USA
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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We stayed here for two nights in March 2014. The staff was very responsive to requests (heater, extra blankets, additional wood) and was attentive in dining room. With the heater and wood stove (which you can add to with the provided wood) the room was warm enough at night. The room was clean. We had some issues with the shower... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

The river lodge has a cabin kind of feel to it. The rooms overlook the valley and are both clean and comfortable. In cold weather the heater and extra blankets are just fine for staying warm. The food and service are both excellent. The owner is also a very friendly guy and wants to make sure you're stay is comfortable.... More 

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Woodbridge, England
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We stayed here on a couple of occasions. Restaurant is big and pleasant and warm when fire is lit. Rooms are very small and basic - no tv for example. Some have wood-burners in them for cold nights which you may have to fuel yourself.. Wifi in reception and restaurant intermittent. Staff very attentive and helpful.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We may have stayed in grander hotels in Bhutan. But this was the best and most memorable. It is situated on one side of a charming courtyard. Opposite is the owner’s traditional–style, creeper-covered home. The third side has an excellent health spa with very professional masseurs and hot stone bath. Facing that is an al fresco sitting-out garden area, ideal... More 

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Alameda, California
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32 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

It cannot get any worse than this. We were late arriving and they had given our room away. The one they stuck us in had no hot water, you had to flush the toilet many times to get anything to go down, there was one light bulb hanging by a thread, no heat and a door to our room that... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

The River Lodge in Bumthang is typical of the 3 Star Hotels one experiences in a standard touring package in Bhutan. Located about 1.5Km outside the town of Jakar in Bumthang in central Bhutan, the hotel is perched on a rise. Those lucky enough to secure room on the valley side of the hotel do enjoy a very good view... More 

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Address: Bumthang, Bhutan
Location: Bhutan > Bumthang District > Bumthang
Number of rooms: 45

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