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Punatsangchhu Cottages
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Wangdue
Certificate of Excellence
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26 reviews
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“Small room with no hot water or light”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012

During my stay there was no electricity as there was an overload with too many guests using it. So for a 4* hotel I ended up with electricity been shut off whilst I was having a shower in the dark and the room was in total darkness most of the time I was there in the night.

The public areas were also so dimly lit that one can have a fall any time and there are no torches in the rooms either for emergency. The candles were provided when the whole hotel was in total darkness and then they did not have matches to light it up!!

The food in the restaurant was terrible ....cold food and no variety. I was so glad to leave this hotel.

Room Tip: Make sure to bring along your own torches as the hotels do not supply them even in an emergency
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

We had a large comfortable cottage with a view of the river, which was very pleasant. The bathroom was a little basic but was clean and functioning. Dinner here is pretty good for buffet food - decent variety and kept hot. Staff are helpful and efficient and the owner is friendly and knowledgeable. Once at the hotel there is nowhere to go on foot but if you fill your days with sightseeing (and there are plenty of great sights to see!) then that should not be a problem.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

i so enjoyed my stay here with lots of sweet staff, exceptional meals, and a laid back atmosphere.
the time was quick, but the memories last.
as a vegetarian in bhutan, it was slightly challenging to get a good meal, but these women served up an amazing platter of rice and veggies.
i loved that.
also, they are extremely fluent in english. which after awhile is a nice gift. it also helps if you are wanting advice on where things are and where you might want to go.

Room Tip: there are rooms with balconies by the river, and then there are quieter rooms also.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012 via mobile

Average rooms and bathrooms with a good view over the river. Poor lighting in the rooms no wi-fi in the rooms,except in the lobby which Skype and downloading is with pay.... Cleaning is not the best in the bathrooms, bring your sleepers..!! When you arrive make sure you say good-by to your guide because hotel management do not allow them in the lobby or restaurant....

Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

Only stayed for one night, but it was pretty good, comfortable huge rooms, reasonable water pressure and free internet (though only in the lobby, not the rooms though, and skype is banned). Our dinner was pretty tasty, although they seemed surprised when we asked for chillies to go with it. Good location looking out over the river as well.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

In late Sept., my wife and I stayed here for 2 nights. Rooms were fine and the management spoke excellent English.
During our dinner - we found Chow Mein had a distinctive spoiled smell and we reported to the owner who in turn went into the kitchen and said it is fine.. it was definitely spoiled.. Also, our driver and tour guide (on whom we depend immensely!) had major stomach upset after the meal.

In addition to the above, we didn't have power in our room for about 45 min after we checked in around 5 pm - had to start creating some noise before the electrician showed up to switch on the light.

They do have internet but have a sign saying if we use Skype, we will be charged.. I saw this sign no where in Bhutan.. this folks are unique to restrict internet usage.

I know there are other choices in this area (Dragon Nest Resort) and I would go for them before this..

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

This property is in a great location- set along the river on 18 acres of grassland. it's a nice quiet Place to relax, with friendly service and modern rooms. The manager- TP is delightful, and if you want to make her happy bring her a magnet from back home- she has a growing collection.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Property: Punatsangchhu Cottages
Address: Zamtopang, Wangdue 00975, Bhutan
Location: Bhutan > Wangdue Phodrang District > Wangdue
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Wangdue
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Punatsangchhu Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Punatsangchhu Cottages is located midway from Wangdue & Punakha valley, spread over 18 acres. Our hotel is overlooking the Punatsangchhu River & also has a great view of Chimmy Lakhang & the new planned town. Punatsangchhu has a great team of well trained staff & will make you feel very much at home. ... more   less 
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