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Situated within the heart of the Thimphu valley but just off the main road, Osel is a 35 room 4 star property. We are proud to feature among the largest in-class rooms and be among the only few properties within the city limits to still have amazing views. Views include the Tashicho Dzong as well as the seated Buddha, all of this is in addition to the ever present glorious mountains that adorn all of Bhutan.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Family Rooms
Minibar
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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We stayed in Hotel Osel 2 nights - our room - large, well appointed with views of the mountains, Bhudda and town. Everything at Hotel Osel is done with care - intentional and thoughtful - service is excellent too. Hotel Osel is a wonderful choice while visiting Thimphu - great
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Stayed here two nights. Really liked that it was in the downtown area. The hotel is handsome, esp. the lobby. My room was large, clean, and, with the space heater, warm. Only problem--when I left the light over the bathroom sink on at night, I found the sink covered with dead
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Response from DGManager, Manager at Osel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Kalifornian, Thank you for your review, we were happy to be your choice in Thimphu. We apologise that the breakfast was not to your liking but instead of the buffet guests are always welcome to order from our a la carte menu which may have been more suited to your liking as well as if it is after 10 am you could always go into our O cafe which serves brunch food. Hope we see you in Bhutan again soon Regards
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I spent my first night in Bhutan in the hotel Osel, Thimphu. It had gorgeous wood floors, a very comfortable bed and a clean and good sized bathroom, a bath top with integrated shower. Extra blankets were available. I loved the fact that we could open the windows, as the room
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Response from DGManager, Manager at Osel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Lumos586, Thank you for your review of Osel, we were happy to be your choice in Thimphu and ecstatic that you rated us as the best hotel on your trip. To know that you enjoyed our guest services, food and location makes us feel like we are doing something right. The strays are a problem and we were glad to note that our free earplugs worked for you. We hope you visit Bhutan and Osel again soon. Regards
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The room is clean and big enough. Hotel interior decor and environment are decent as well for a 3 star range. Room comes with all the basic amenities. However, the food is just really average. Walking distance from city centre.
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Response from DGManager, Manager at Osel
Responded Jan 14, 2019
Dear salparadise2015, Thank you for your review of Osel, we were happy to be your choice in Thimphu and glad you enjoyed your stay with us, please do visit Bhutan and Osel again soon. Regards
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Stayed in Osel,Thimphu for two nights.Rooms were spacious and clean.Our bathroom had water clogging problem.Breakfast buffet had not much of a choice.But the staff were helpful.The view from our room was not that great.The market place is walking distance from the hotel.
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Response from DGManager, Manager at Osel
Responded Jan 14, 2019
Dear Kabita B, Thank you for your review of Osel, we were happy to be your choice in Thimphu and glad you enjoyed your stay with us, please do visit Bhutan and Osel again soon. Regards
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We put out a buffet when we have more than a certain number of rooms otherwise the breakfast would be a la carte.
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I found the staff to be well trained & helpful. This, should not be a problem at all.
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Dear Shirley T, Osel provides an electric kettle with tea/coffee amenities daily, a hair dryer and bedroom slippers in all of the rooms. Please do contact us for any other questions you may have. We would also like to thank the community for the answers provided.
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Dear Muhammad, Western, Indian and Bhutanese fare are all available at Osel. For other restaurants since we are centrally located we are close to Cloud 9 a gourmet burger bar, Seasons a fusion Italian restaurant, Karma's coffee the first and original coffee shop in Bhutan/Thimphu.
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"You can open the windows to let the fresh mountain air in"
"We faced a slum or garbage pile in room 205, I think...it was quiet except for dogs all night. Good TV."
"Ask for what you want in advance."
"Almost all rooms have large windows, but ask for a higher floor else you may have no view at all."
"Ask for rooms on the 4th floor."
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PRICE RANGE
$54 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
BhutanThimphu DistrictThimphu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
35
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