The hotel was fully booked when I visited, because of the Jampey Lakhang festival. Therefore they also used the conference room as a diner: a long table with nameplates for all the guests. Perfect to chat with other guests about their Bhutan experiences.
My room was a delight as I arrived from (badly) sleeping in a dirty farmhouse. Nice and warm and welcome, lots of wood, big comfy beds, huge modern bathroom with bath and a great hot shower, every day nice clean towels and a watercooker to make myself a cup of tea. A candle was provided for and in need as the electricity fell out twice during my 4 day stay. Wifi worked swell.
Staff was very kind and helpful. Everything went smoothly, and that considering they had a full house, I was impressed. I had all my laundry done for a very reasonable price. The hot stone bath was perfect, pity I did not have time for more than once.
Food was delicious and very Bhumtang: buckweit noodles and pancakes, lots of veggies, mushrooms, cheese from the Swiss factory.
Walking into town, mainstreet, took me 40 minutes. It's a nice walk and you meet up with all sorts of people going to and fro the festival, lots in their Sunday bests.
I can highly recommend the Swiss factory: I bought gouda cheese and delicious yoghurt! All in all Jakar, the festivals and the hikes in beautiful Tang valley were a great experience. I would definitely come back to this hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rinchenling Lodge is a unique family owned hotel in a safe environment rendering special care to our guest. It is located at the edge of pristine blue pine forest near the oldest temple(Jampa lhakhang)built in 746 AD by Tibetan King Songtsen Gyempo. ... more less