After a long journey (12 hours) on the bus from Thimpu to Bumthang, we were really happy to finally reach the Swiss Guesthouse and even though it was late (about 9 in the evening) and we hadn't ordered food in advance, they made us delicious mushroom soup, served with bread. And the room was beautiful - big, warm and comfortable. The next morning, we experienced breakfast, which was delicious - home-made cheese, bread, jams and honey with tea/ coffee.
The meals are a delight there - the spaghetti, pizza, served with boiled vegetables or a salad with some Swiss dishes if you want to try. The place was started by a Swiss gentleman, who came to Bhutan in the 70s, fell in love with a Bhutanese lady, got married and stayed. And now, his children look after the place who are really nice and warm. We felt right at home because of the place, the food, the people and their dogs - who walked with us when we went out during the day. The place is away from the city (which is really just a handful of people) and if you want quiet and just want to sit in an apple tree and read a book, this place is for you!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One of the oldest and longest serving classic Bhutanese lodges in Bumthang, Swiss Guest House continues to serve its long-honored traditions of hospitality and specialties for all those seeking respite and peace. It offers a fine dining with its home-made Swiss cuisine in a delightfully refreshing setting. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Swiss Guest House Hotel Bumthang