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Reviewed April 27, 2013

I was in Bhutan in November, 2012 and thought this was one of the better hotels where I stayed. I was sharing a room and we each had a large, comfortable bed in a large room. The view was nice and the staff were nice as well.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view to the river. The ground floor rooms have a door to the grounds as well as a door to the hallway of the hotel.
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank melissaw1970
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

This was the worst of our Bhutan accommodations. Oddly, it is owned by the royal family and falls below most Bhutan standards that we saw. The rooms are very basic and very worn. The beds are horribly hard. The food was average. The setting on the river was lovely but the town is very dirty with absolutely no attractions. A disappointment.

Room Tip: I hear the rooms on the river side are nicer...
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

If you look at the attached photo of this hotel, you would see the best feature instantly - i.e. outside with the flowers. I hear that the owner is busy building a new hotel to replace this one because of the perennial fear of flooding. He is letting the condition of this hotel slip with no intention to sell. One day, I expect that it will simply fall to the ground and people will stop coming here.
The rooms have not been painted or repaired for an unimaginably long time. Mine was small with a mini-fridge that was not plugged in (perhaps no plug could be reached without the fridge being in the way of everything). Bathroom had electrical outlets (nonGFI) dangerously close to shower sprinkler. Food was absolutely horrible. Breakfast had cardboard cold toast that was inedible, intermediate boiled egg, unidentifiable juice. Packed lunch had egg again, cheese (processed) and a moderately tasty chicken with sauce but no utensils packed with it. I won't go into the dinner. Cold plates, lukewarm food, variety limited.
Enough said. Stay anywhere else but here.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank John L
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Stayed here for two nights while touring Bhutan
Our room was large but was in the central block over the reception area which amplified all the noise in the lobby. There is no bar area and they try and get you out of the restaurant by 9pm so the lobby is the only place for people to socialise - we had to ask people to quieten down so we could sleep
The shower fixture was broken and the toilet did not flush properly. They provided a kettle but no tea or coffee (luckily we had our own). The hot water also ran out one evening
The food was buffet style with limited choice I am vegetarian and other hotels provided a individually cooked vegetarian option for me but this was not forthcoming so I had no choice at all (rice and green beans)
There was said to be no internet access but when I kicked up a bit of a fuss they plugged in a modem and it provided access in the vicinity.
The location is attractive, by the river and there is a small monastery opposite which was very peaceful but overall a disappointing experience

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

This was a great location and a huge room which was terrific when there are two of you and need to sort clothes out. Good shower too. Friendly staff are really helpful. Unfortunately, food not as good as other places we have tried in Bhutan. Evening meal lacklustre and breakfast so so.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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