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Olathang Hotel
Ranked #8 of 16 Hotels in Paro
Reviewed June 7, 2013

We stayed at the cottage room for 2 nights. The room is good, quiet and kind of located in the forest. We got a nice view through the windom, but it was a little bit awkward that there are NO toothbrushes and slippers provided in the room.

We didn't have time to sit in its retaurant to enjoy the breakfast, and we had the take away breakfast twice: First time was because we went to the Tiger's Nest Temple very early, and the second time was because our departure flight was very ealry. I have to say, the take away breakfast sucked. We had dinner at Olathang once, the food is just so so.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

Not recommended for the upscale traveller. Due to lack of renovation, the cottages are not in a good condition. Too many bugs make for a harrowing stay as you cant open windows. Food is average. The spa sharing the hotel premises is excellent however and a must-do. Least friendly staff in all of Bhutan.

Room Tip: Try not to stay if you can afford it.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

We stayed here for our last 2 nights in Bhutan and loved it. We had a cabin, which was large and very comfortable, so we were able to spread out and organise our packing. The verandah, looking into the pine trees and down over the Paro valley, was a restful place to sit and all the cabins had good privacy. The food was very good and the bar area off the dining room, was a great spot to meet fellow travellers and discuss the day's activities. There was also a small shop downstairs, which had an excellent range of Bhutanese handicrafts. The garden area of the hotel was a lovely spot also and there were peaceful paths to wander along among the pine trees.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Aussie076
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

If you get a bungalow here you are in for a treat. They are situated in a pine forest and most have views of the Paro valley below. The room is large and is divided between the bedroom area and the living room. The porch faces the river and is a excellent area for relaxing. The bathrooms, however, are quite sparse. WiFi in the bungalow was spotty. Breakfasts were basic and the staff was cordial. I would return for the location. Very peaceful and serene if you get a bungalow in the pine trees.

Room Tip: Get a bungalow in the pine forest.
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank ernrich
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

I have stayed in both the standard room and bungalow. This is the first hotel I have stayed when I arrived in Bhutan and do not have high expectation as I have stayed in Nepal and the hotel there is quite bad. The hotel have nice bed (which is most important for me) and buffet breakfast and dinner is so-so.
Wifi is free but although they have different password for different location in the hotel, it doesn't work and only the wifi in the lobby works. So every night, I have to use the wifi in the lobby. The lobby is a distance away if you are statying in the bungalow.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank twengche
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

This property I am told was the first hotel in Bhutan is quite large about 6 acres. I stayed in a room which is part of the main hotel block which has all the facilities in the same block. Rooms are quite spacious with all the basics and the furniture needs more care. Bathrooms are quite small and compact. The hotel looks very old property and needs little more face lift in terms of the furniture. It was manageable stay and the staff were quite good. Hotel provides complimentary WIFI in the lobby. Food was ok. The location of the property is very good and spacious for walk and it has very beautiful view of the snowcapped mountains.

Room Tip: There are rooms with a view of gardens & also mountains
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank ARUN63512
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

I stayed at this hotel for three nights in May 2013. Both the bungalow and standard room are old and lack of renovation. the buffet breakfast and lunch were terrible. staffs were not helpful and cold. in the bungalow there were two oil-filled heaters which was ok. in the standard room there was only a small heater which needs to be switched on all day to keep the room warm. these will be inadequate during the winter season.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank LiBobby
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Address: Paro, Bhutan
Location: Bhutan > Paro District > Paro
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Ranked #8 of 16 Hotels in Paro
Price Range: $64 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Olathang Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 59
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