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Jakar Village Lodge

Jakar Village | Below Jakar Dzong, Bumthang, Bhutan
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Jakar Village Lodge
Ranked #2 of 8 hotels in Bumthang
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lafayette, Ca
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was tied for last place during our ten nights hotel stays in Bhutan. We stay here in March 2014. The food was terrible and they could not get the internet to work. There were lots of issues around getting hot water. Our guide said he had gotten complaints from other tourist regarding this facility. I travel for a month... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for three nights and we were made to feel very welcome. Owner is very knowledgeable and made us very welcome and gave us the history of Bhutan? Rooms were nice, warm and comfortable. great spot

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Kelowna, Canada
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29 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this place. We stayed 2 nights in January and it was off season so it was rather quiet. The rooms are adorable and very clean. The beds are comfortable. The food and service in the restaurant is top notch. Also they have french press coffee which is pretty hard to come by!

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South Salem, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Our stay at the Jakar Village Lodge was terrific. The room was spacious and clean, the food was prepared with care and clearly of the local style. We were treated like family and our guide Gasey, who is also the owner of the lodge, joined us for meals and shared the history and nuances that you would not find in... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

This is a pretty nice hotel, located in the center of the town at a height. You would need a car to climb up and down the steep winding roads to get to town. Rooms are nice with comfortable beds. Most rooms have a small balcony with seating, my room overlooked the Jakar Dzong which is beautifully lit up at... More

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Spent one night transitioning from Mongar to Thimphu. Very pleasant and clean modern hotel. Arrived at night and left early next morning so did not get a sense of its setting.Breakfast was plentiful but slightly expensive western style. Would definetly use the hotel in the future if spending more time in Bumthang.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

I would stay at Jakar Village Lodge every time not just because it's beautiful, authentic and peaceful but because its owner has been a winess to some 70 years of Bhutan's history, mostly as a district administrator. Imagine evening conversations in a cosy hall with such a man, sipping at tea and eating delicious and authentically Bhutanese delicacies. he has... More

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Solana Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We decided to visit Bhutan again, after an a earlier trip 18 years ago. As we had not been to Bumthang a friend arranged for us to stay at the Jakar Village Lodge and it was an excellent suggestion. The location, near the Jakar Dzong, is quiet and rural and our room overlooked a nice river that would lull us... More

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Singapore River, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We were on a pilgrimage at bumthang and stayed at jakar village resort for 3 nights. We had a wonderful time there. Mr Gase the owner was most hospitable. He asked his daughter to prepare different foods to suit us,including packed lunches for our day trips. He also offered valuable advice on important holy places that we should visit. I... More

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61 reviews 61 reviews
58 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I completely agree with Rumadubey's report. We were there for 3 nights during the festival and the lodge was a great place to come back to. Plenty of hot water, great showers, Internet access in the room, an electric heater when it got cold. The rooms have wood panelling which gives them a lovely cosy feel. What's not to like?... More

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Also Known As:
Jakar Village Hotel Bumthang
Jakar Village Hotel
Address: Jakar Village | Below Jakar Dzong, Bumthang, Bhutan
Location: Bhutan > Bumthang District > Bumthang
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #2 of 8 hotels in Bumthang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Jakar Village Lodge (or) JVL is categorized as a 4 star lodge by "The TOURISM COUNCIL OF BHUTAN" and it is located just below the Jakar Dzong.Not only it is a 4 star lodge but Jakar Village Lodge (JVL) has been slotted at rank #21 amoung the "Best Bed & Breakfast" establishment in Asia and ranked #4 in Bhutan in 2009 by trivago top hotel, largest European travel community. It has also been awarded the Certificate of Excelence in 2011 by Trip Advisor. The Lodge's 14 rooms are beautifully painted in traditional bhutanese style and furnished.Each toilet has latest modern fittings which includes high quality insulation heating system. Each toilet has separate shower and lavatory. ... more   less 

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