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Hotel Galingkha

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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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Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport Transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Dry Cleaning
Hot Tub
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Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
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Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Nice hotel right in the city center. Rooms are heated, which is a big plus in winter. Restaurant is not heated. Rooms are spacious and beds are good. Negative is that there is no isolation so you will hear the dogs bark at night.
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Hotel was good, nice location, neat and clean, lobby is small but outside main gate lawn was good, staff is very cooperative, very nice place to enjoy vacations, very civilazed people, only draw back is transportation.
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The room are nice and the hotel is located ideally for tourists. It’s like in the Center of the market place. The staff present at the hotel were also co-operative and welcoming. Overall a nice experience.
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Galingkha Hotel is perfectly alright for a simple, no-frills stay. The rooms are clean, the beds are comfortable and like all previous reviewers mentioned - it is in the city centre which makes exploring the city on foot very easy. Bhutan buildings typically reach 5 levels at
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Response from pkuenzang, Manager at Hotel Galingkha
Responded Nov 14, 2018
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Hotel Galingkha. I am thrilled to hear our Location, cleanliness and comfortable bed that was highlighted. We look forward to welcoming you back in near future.
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This is a great location in Thimphu. You can see the famous one man traffic circle from the window and you can easily walk to shopping and restaurants in Thimphu. The rooms are clean and very comfortable. The soaking tubs are great and the water is hot. I had to call to get
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Response from pkuenzang, Manager at Hotel Galingkha
Responded Sep 17, 2018
Dear ladybird108, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Hotel Galingkha. I am thrilled to hear our Location and view that was highlighted and we truly appreciate your constructive feedback on the Bhutanese food that our team fail to present the Bhutanese Menu (which you have missed our wonderful Bhutanese set) which makes us to make more suggested menu during meal. I am certain you will find all aspects in line with your expectations on your future visits. We look forward to welcoming you back in near future.
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Early morning- before the hustle and bustle
Center of Thimphu
Hi... This hotel is in Thimphu not in Paro. If u are travelling by a rented vehicle the driver must be knowing this hotel very well as this is very famous and located in a prime location. This is near to Le Meridien, Thimphu, near to one traffic booth. One cannot miss it. All the rooms are fantastic so as 301. You won't regret i bet. Have a pleasant stay...
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When I stayed there last year it was around Rs 3200.
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"its on a nice location, market and restaurant is near by, front side rooms are good."
"I stayed in the corner room, facing the traffic circle-it was nice. The dogs can be noisy at night in Thimphu-but that is everywhere."
"check for mosquitos in th eroom..."
"Ensure you are allocated the right room - which you have choosen."
"no lifts only stairs that too unwieldy hence elderly people can choose rooms on first floor."
$50 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
BhutanThimphu DistrictThimphu
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