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River Lodge

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed in River Lodge in the past. On this trip my company put me in a different hotel. Food in Bhutan can be an unhappy experience, so I returned for lunch yesterday to River Lodge in the hopes that the food was still extraordinary. Happily, it still is. The young woman responsible for the food is masterful. Vegetables... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

While living in Bhutan for a year, I stayed at River Lodge many times. The owner, Pema Dawa, takes care of every guest like they are family!! The food is plentiful, traditional and delicious. The rooms are spotlessly clean and cozy. As other reviewers have noted, hot water and wifi aren't 100% reliable, but after having lived here for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We were staying at Kni , had lunch in here, fantastic and warm , the dinner was good too. The manager is very friendly , lot of experience , had ema datshi for the first time. The decoration were so artistic yet simple. Even the kitchen is so nicely arranged. I hope to stay here next time and enjoy full... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights. The stay was superb, rooms were clean and tidy. Had a free upgrade of rooms. When we had some issue with the shower the owner himself came promptly and fixed it. The best part was the owner offered us free wine and complimentary breakfast which made our stay special. The food in the restaurant... More 

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Thank Mystery_Play
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Coming by bus from Wandue, it is late evening. Jakkar is cold. But we found warmth right away at river lodge. Free upgrade of room, hot tea, room already heated... Everything went perfect. Team here is friendly, owner of the place is full of enthusiasm, information and keeps sharing... Small menu but food is decent. Breakfast was nice too. Enjoyed... More 

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Thank Charaveti
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

I spent two nights at River Lodge and I was sad to leave. The owner and manager Pemadawa welcomed me warmly and on several occasions joined me at my meal and we discussed the worlds issues in great depth. A lovely man with a kind heart. The rest of the staff were giggly and friendly and the food was delicious.... More 

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Whanganui, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

After visiting Ogyen Choling Palace (which i have also reviewed) we stopped at Mesithang River Lodge for lunch and I have to say it was one of the best meals I had in Bhutan. Everything was cooked to perfection especially the vegetables with lovely added tastes. I would highly recommend staying here if you are visiting the palace.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

This is my third stay at River Lodge, twice as solo. The room I stayed in the last 2 visits is clean and cosy with electric heater, comfortable beds and a clean bathroom with plenty of hot water. The first time was in a room with an atmospheric bukari wood heater, which quickly made the room toasty warm. However, in... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

A great place to stay in Bhumtang. Special mention should be made about the owner's home made wild strawberry Jam ....Yum. Took lot of it back India. Thanks PEMA Uncle I will recommend all the travellers to try this

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Great rooms which are clean, warm and have hot water. Lovely views from the downstairs room. I wished I'd had time to enjoy the hot stone bath! The restaurant had an excellent range of delicious food and nice cold beer.

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Address: Bumthang, Bhutan
Location: Bhutan > Bumthang District > Bumthang
Number of rooms: 45
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