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Hotel Galingkha

Norzin Lam Opposite to Swiss Bakery, Thimphu 11001 Bhutan
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#24 of 50 hotels in Thimphu
Welcome to the restored and redefined Hotel Galingkha. Situated literally in the heart and junction of what is the burgeoning capital of Bhutan in Thimphu, the hotel is one of the oldest in the kingdom. When the capital was first planned and developed, the area in which Hotel Galingkha is located was literally Ground Zero. This area is as much the beginning of what is today a rapidly growing capital of 90,000 inhabitants as it was when the area was nothing but rural houses and rice fields. Change is imminent and the agrarian life and its accompanying tools and symbols have led way to a vibrant and commercial hub that breathes life into the rest of Bhutan. Today Thimphu is not just the face of a changing Bhutan but also the face of a kingdom that wants to transform in its own image. And this is where Hotel Galingkha takes pride in being one of the faces of a changing Bhutan. The hotel has been restored maintaining a delicate and fine balance between the traditional Bhutanese architecture and practical modern amenities to keep provide our clients with the comforts of a home, the caring services and atmosphere of a family and a vantage location to explore the main streets, bars, restaurants, handicrafts and the colorful nooks and corners of Thimphu.
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Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Non-smoking hotel
Street parking
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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kencho z wrote a review Jun 2020
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It was a great experience staying in Galingkha Hotel with excellent facilities and warm hospitality.Me and my friend stayed for almost 10 nights and it was very peaceful and beautiful view of aThimphu city.......
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
NehaKannan wrote a review Mar 2020
Vadodara District, India81 contributions32 helpful votes
Hotel is centrally located right in the middle of everything. Inspite of the coronavirus scare the staff was very attentive. Room service was upto the mark. The chef made Bhutanese food for us and it was delicious. The cleanliness and hygiene was well maintained. Good bathrooms, well equipped, hot water available all the time, housekeeping does a good job. Two problems, I’m writing this review on my last night in the hotel, it’s past midnight and I can’t sleep because of dogs barking right below my window for the past one hour non stop. The room heater is just not effective and the room is chillingly cold. I have a corner room with wall to wall windows and it’s very cold, can hardly feel the heater.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Samanwita Mitra wrote a review Jan 2020
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Some of the hotel amenities were not upto the mark in respect of the cost. Room heater hardly produced any warmth. Food was very expensive. Overall hotel service were really not up to the mark. We faced a power cut during our stay, hotel service people were non co-operative. However, location, room space,cleanliness was good.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Mayur Prabhu wrote a review Dec 2019
47 contributions21 helpful votes
The location of the hotel is it's biggest plus point. Town centre, equidistant from immigration and transport hub and also the town square. The biggest set back is that it's bang on the road and for a road facing room, it can become a nightmare. The food quality is good and service is prompt. The big challenge is unavailability of elevators and a proper heating system. The staff is supportive and helpful. A good hotel, but will not advise for stays. There are other options, probably at equivalent prices in the vicinity.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
len5man wrote a review Nov 2019
Singapore, Singapore147 contributions20 helpful votes
The hotel provides exemplary customer service to their guests with politeness and care. The room was very spacious for the 2 of us. It is also well located and walking distance to the heart of Thimphu. Really enjoyed our stay at Hotel Galingkha!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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$65 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
BhutanThimphu DistrictThimphu
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Galingkha
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Galingkha?
Nearby attractions include Bhutan Post Office Headquarters (0.2 miles), National Folk Heritage Museum (0.2 miles), and Clock Tower Square (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Galingkha?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Galingkha?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Galingkha?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Galingkha?
Yes, paid public parking on-site and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Galingkha?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ambient Cafe, The Zone, and Zombala2 Restaurant.
Does Hotel Galingkha have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Galingkha offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Galingkha located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Thimphu.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Galingkha?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Galingkha?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Simtokha Dzong (3.0 miles).