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Gangtey Palace Hotel

#7 of 16 Hotels in Paro
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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel is the former Governor's residence and the building itself is quite old. They have tried to maintain the old authentic Bhutanese character wherever possible. There's a great little outdoor garden area overlooking the Paro valley where once can relax, read a book or have a drink. A lot of the rooms from before have been converted to guest rooms... More 

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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful place to start a visit to Bhutan. A traditional palace reworked into a modern hotel built around a courtyard. Perhaps a bit basic for visitors who expect international 4 star accommodations, but completely comfortable and with warm and helpful staff. A separate dining room for breakfast overlooking the city and the Paro Dzong. And the most exciting Altar... More 

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Mumbai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This used to be the Palace of the Paro Penlop and then the Prime Minister of Bhutan, and is bang opposite the Paro Dzong which is on the opposite side of the valley. It has amazing views of Paro Valley, Paro town and the rice fields surrounding it. It is a true blood palace and steeped in history. The gardens... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On my recent tour to Bhutan, our group was put in this hotel for two night stay in Paro. But after staying one night, some of us moved out to another hotel the following day. The hotel has seen better days. It is old, rundown, smells and very crammed in the rooms and bathroom. Lighting was very poor in the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

The team at Gangtey Palace Hotel is very warm and welcoming. Top notch service. The ambience of old-time Bhutan stay is perfect. Please select one of the rooms on the top floor(even though at extra cost) as these are royal rooms. The heaters in the room ensure you do not freeze. The views from the room are just something! Nicely... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

This place might have history but not a good place to stay for following reasons 1. Rooms - the standard rooms are small and ceiling is low. These are the rooms on second floor. The standard rooms on ground floor are not worth living. 2. They have water boiler but they do not keep tea or coffee 3. Water bottles... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Gangtey Palace is a quaint and bespoke hotel with a terrific view of the Paro valley. The hotel has an outstanding collection of potted plants and flowers and a wonderful sit out where you can sip your morning tea overlooking all this beauty. Staff is courteous and very helpful. Food served in the hotel is good, but like all places... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

This is an authentic old palace of the uncle of the King. The rooms are filled to the rafters with beautiful Bhutanese artifacts: old painted columns, scatter rugs, cool old furniture and accessories, high ceilings, lovely painted designs, very cool to reside for a few nights in a real palace. Unfortunately, this means the bathroom has old fixtures/plumbing and could... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

When visiting Bhutan don't skip Paro and immediately head from the airport to Thimpu. The town has a special frontier quality, and it's situated in a beautiful location that with its pine forests is reminiscent of the alpine valleys one finds in British Columbia and the Yukon. What I like best about the Gangtey Palace Hotel is its authenticity. Unlike... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

This former palace is now a hotel, so some of the rooms are quaint, but charming. A new restaurant has been built on the cliff overlooking the city with great views of the Paro Dzong and town from the dining room. A nice flower garden with iris and other local flowers in bloom during our April stay.

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The Gangtey Palace is the only palace in Bhutan converted into a hotel. Natural spring water flowing through all pipes of the hotel. Traditional hot stone bath and massage. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gangtey Palace Hotel

Address: Paro, Bhutan
Location: Bhutan > Paro District > Paro
Price Range: $50 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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