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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent 15 nights in Bhutan during October/November 2016. This was probably our favorite hotel/lodge. Jakar / Bumthang is beautiful (little Switzerland). The Gongkhar Guesthouse is beautiful -- traditional Bhutanese architecture. We stayed in one of 4 rooms in a larger building just past the individual cottages, and absolutely loved it! The pine floor and paneling gave...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This guesthouse is located just a kilometre down the road from Jakar town, on the east side of the river. We had a deluxe room in the building at the back, top floor, which gave us great views of Jakar Dzong and the valley. The room was enormous, with a large bathroom and windows on 3 sides. Also very quiet,...

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Beachmere, Australia
Reviewed October 26, 2016

Having read the other reviews here I conclude that there are nice large newer rooms and then there are those like ours opposite the reception/dining area. Our room is pretty basic, twin beds with a wardrobe and desk. There are no bedside tables and one of the reading lamps above the beds is broken with the bits sitting in the...

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Stanley, Virginia
Reviewed June 29, 2016

I loved staying at this place. The rooms were very nice and all the food in the dining room was great. Our group was all over Bhutan in a two week period and I found the hosts here the most friendly and helpful. The bathroom was nice, but very cold while we were visiting. I will definitely stay here again...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed November 8, 2015

This guesthouse is laid in cottages. The rooms are quite large with a bathroom and a sitting area. The room had a wood heater as well as electric heater. The guest-house has a dinning room where meals are served. It is out of town so getting in to shop means that you have to walk for about 15-20 minutes.

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Byron Bay, Australia
Reviewed November 2, 2015

When we first arrived in Bumthang we had 2nights at another hotel, then were moved on our third night to Gongkhar Guesthouse. I wished we'd had our other two nights here! We just loved our stay here - so much so, that we were due to come back to Bumthang and stay at the other hotel and we took it...

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colorado
Reviewed June 3, 2015

We loved staying at Gongkhar Guesthouse. We each had a spacious room with views out windows on three sides. The room was large with a sitting area and wood stove as well as private bathroom. I loved the artistic designs on the woodwork and the beautiful woven bedspreads. Wood floor and windows, and drapes of traditional Bhutanese fabric. Breakfast was...

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Jaipur, India
Reviewed June 2, 2015

We stayed here for two nights. The rooms are in cottage forms. Our was quite huge with a separate sitting area and bedroom area. The king size bed was quite comfortable. There are big windows on three sides of room. The view from window is very beautiful. The bathroom was average. They have both fire place and room heater, however...

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Jaipur, India
Reviewed May 27, 2015

We stayed for 2 nights in may 2015. location is quite with beautiful scenery, Rooms are spacious with a fire place. Ambiance is good. The restaurant is good, food is very good with very affectionate staff. In breakfast they served delicious buckwheat (kuttu atta) pancakes. Our guide Tek suggested us to try buckwheat noodles , which is worth trying. Before...

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Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed April 20, 2015

The room was lovely, all natural timber and the windows were amazing. I loved having a fire in the room and a heater as well. I walked into town in the afternoon and it was a good walk and a nice wee town to walk around. The food was ok but nothing amazing. One thing I didn't like about this...

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Address: Near Jakar, Bumthang, Bhutan
Location: Bhutan > Bumthang District > Bumthang
Number of rooms: 26
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“Choose a deluxe room on the top floor for great views.”
  • View from the room to the Dzong.
 of 5 bubbles razzy38, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Room 8 (suite at back) has amazing views”
 of 5 bubbles kezzaloveslife, Nov 2, 2015 | Read review
“They said they had wifi, but it never worked when I tried it. My friend was able to Skype one night at 2 a.m.”
 of 5 bubbles RidingHI, Jun 3, 2015 | Read review
“Ask for an upstairs room”
 of 5 bubbles Wilkins0n, Oct 26, 2014 | Read review
“All the rooms I saw were good.”
 of 5 bubbles 253deborahr, Jul 14, 2014 | Read review
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