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“Comfortable Hotel, Strange Plumbing!” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Tshela Lodge
Ranked #2 of 2 Jakar B&B and Inns
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“Comfortable Hotel, Strange Plumbing!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2011

We stayed two nights at this hotel on the outskirts of Jakar town. The guest rooms are in a two story building separate from the large dining hall and bar. The room we stayed in was on the second floor (no elevator) and was clean and spacious with two single beds. Other furniture included a wardrobe, dressing table, sofa and coffee table. The room was lined with attractive wood paneling and there was an efficient electric heater.
The separate bathroom had a shower, toilet and washbasin. The only problem was that the architect was not talking to the plumber, and the toilet got put where the shower should be and the shower was fixed on the wall just inside the door! A plastic shower curtain was placed to keep the toilet dry, but the rest of the bathroom got soaked when the shower was turned on. Note that it is wise to shower early in the evening as the wood fired central hot water system becomes luke warm if you leave your ablutions until later. Also, keep a flashlight handy as the power goes out quite often.
The large dining room, sitting area and bar is beautifully painted in the traditional way and is warmed with a large wood fired stove. The bar is well stocked and the K5 brand Bhutanese whiskey is recommended. Avoid the local wine. Food is the typical Bhutan hotel buffet and is rather bland, although I did enjoy the buckwheat pancakes with a little salt and honey served for breakfast. Free Wifi is available in the dining room and spills over into some of the nearby guest rooms. Staff were helpfull, moving heavy suitcases up the stairs. The manager and chef is an entertaining fellow and does his best to keep things running smoothly.
A pleasant place to stay for a few nights on your trip through Bhutan.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Tshela Lodge
Address: Road to Jambay Lhakhang Drub, Jakar, Bhutan
Location: Bhutan > Bumthang District > Jakar
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Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Jakar
Number of rooms: 20

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