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Hotel Riverview
Ranked #19 of 38 Hotels in Thimphu
Reviewed May 18, 2012

This was probably once the best hotel in Thimphu, but those days are long gone. There was some evidence of some renovation work, so I hope it is being restored to become a modern hotel. The location is good with a great view over the river, but too far away to walk into town. The room was average but the food was good with a large and different selection each night.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 5, 2012

This hotel was once probably the place to stay at in Thimphu, but that must have been a while back. Today the carpeting is worn out, the walls in the hallway could use a fresh coat of paint and the furniture in the rooms was once step away from falling apart. The towels were hard as sand paper and if you wanted to eat lunch at the restaurant you had to place your order early in the day. During my stay for two nights no one came to clean my room or at least pick it up. The best thing about this place is the view. It overlooks Thimphu and all the rooms face the town. Plus, its well known and since it sits on a hill you will not get lost if you decide to walk into town and explore on your own. Renovations were going on while I was there. Hopefully the renovations will be successful, because the location is perfect and it does have an eager staff, but for now I wouldn't stay at this place.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

Good view of the river and Thimpu, but too far to walk to town. Soulless rooms, though OK for an overnight stay. Food was OK, with great Kheer (rice pudding spiced with cardamom).

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Fran K
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Reviewed April 17, 2012

Renovations are being done so that will lift the standard. It was a very comfortable hotel with a great view of the river and the city. The distance from the town was not a problem as we had our tour van which was great. The food was good with a bit of variety including traditional Bhutanese dishes. Loved the momos!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Cookie1717
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Reviewed December 15, 2011

Disgusting on many levels. Dirty dark rooms in disrepair, awful food. The only good points were the staff and the view.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 7, 2011

If you join a packaged tour for Bhutan, you will likely to be in this hotel when in Thimphu. From what I have seen all rooms are facing the river so you will get a view, however because there are no lifts you will need to walk up stairs if your room is in the higher levels. However the view is better at higher levels. Overall the room condition is good, however the dining room is a bit small so when the hotel at full capacity at breakfast time it might be hard to find a table. Also the main switch for TV / lights is outside the room, so you need to switch it on for all lights / power points to work. Also no hair dryer.

Also the location of this hotel is not exactly in the town so it is a bit of walk to the city centre. Not a good choice if you want to explore the CBD youself.

Room Tip: Higher levels = better view, however no lifts.
  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 29, 2011

- Very nice room, spacious bathroom
- Good restaurant, good selection of food
- Great view of Thimphu town, across the gurgling river below
- Staff was courteous and timely in service
- Free Internet in lobby was very useful

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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Address: Thimphu, Bhutan
Location: Bhutan > Thimphu District > Thimphu
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Ranked #19 of 38 Hotels in Thimphu
Price Range: $65 - $79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Riverview 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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