It may just be that we were unlucky. There was no power in the entire area when we were there and there was still no power when we left. This may have an impact on our views.
This place is more like a mountain lodge, within 10 minutes drive from the black-necked cranes viewing/visitor's centre. It is very quiet and cosy. As there was no power, the place was very very cold but the staff was very helpful in arranging for the heating. They will light up the wood-fired stove in the room for you, they will also light up the wood-fired stove in the dining area. Endless cups of hot tea are served. The only remedy was to just go for the "red panda" to keep you warm.
The room is very spacious and overlooks the entire valley. At sunrise, the entire area was covered in ice and frost, it was beautiful.
The dinner is fairly simple with the usual Bhutanese "tourist" food being served - rice, stir-fried vegetables, stir-fried tough/chewy meat, chilli cheese and fruits. The breakfast was also fairly simple but it was fulfilling.
No comment on the shower as it was not available.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Encircled by pine forests in the hidden valley of Phobjikha – Gantey Gompa, home to the very rare Black Necked cranes, the Dewachen Hotel features sixteen double rooms, modern bathroom fittings, heavenly bedding comforts, and a restaurant with a magnificent view and the finest cuisine prepared by a professional chef. At Dewachen, you’ll find each detail well thought of and your needs anticipated each time you return. For your enjoyment and recreation, we have a cocktail lounge, horse riding facilities, and cultural programs on request and for a fee. A traditional hot stone bath to unwind and end your day. With a capacity to accommodate 30 persons, our medium sized, convention hall equipped with support facilities can easily handle your most ambitious conventions. With rooms heated by iron stove and hot water bags in your bed, the coldest days and nights are not a challenge. So come away to unwind and enjoy being pampered and catered to. After spending a little time with us, you’ll come away looking at life with a difference. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dewachen Hotel Thimphu
- Dewachen Hotel Bhutan/Phobjikha Valley