Arriving from Bhumtang after a beautiful drive via Trumsing La and then all the way down, I arrived for a one night stay in Mongar. The Wangchuk is a big hotel with a great view over town. Lots of people staying on their way east after the festivals in Jakar, but apparently that happens only a few times a year. Big lobby, big room, big bathroom. Complete, but a bit dark and outdated and still in need of a paint job. My room was under the roof, so I could look outside over the town. Being right above the big prayer wheel, I could hear it till late in the evening and then again early in the morning. The elderly people of the village coming to do their prayers. Colourfull and quite cosy. But gosh, the dogs. In three weeks this has been the one and only night that I really heard dogs and indeed, they are annoying when you want to sleep.
Electricity plug of the bedside lamp was a bit tricky and I was not very convinced of the hot water wiring in the bathroom. I'm not in favour of carpets on the floor in a hotel like this. But the bed was all right and the shower gave plenty of hot water. As there is no shower curtain, all the bathroom floor gets wet but as I always have my own slippers, so what. Dinner was reasanoble, breakfast nice with srambled eggs and cheese.
Best thing of the hotel was the location, perfect to get into the little pittoresque town of Mongar.
In the basement of the hotel is a spa where a nice Bhutanese girl gave me a very good and relaxing foot massage (Nu 1300). I can recommend her!