Hotels available on our Bhutan Tours
Accommodation for tourists in Bhutan is usually comfortable and full of characterf but it can be fairly basic, especially when you travel further east in the country. The hotels in the main tourist destinations are of three star standard and have rooms with private bathrooms, hot water (at least at some stage during the day), telephones and electricity. Plumbing is not always up to the standard you may be used to and many of the hotels don’t have central heating. In these circumstances, they will provide heaters but you may find yourself making good use of thermal underwear and thick socks at times!
Hotel Norbuling is a centrally located comfortable hotel in Thimphu. The elegant rooms here will provide you with a flat-screen satellite TV, a minibar and a seating area. Complete with a refrigerator, there is also an electric kettle. Featuring a hairdryer, private bathrooms also come with a bathrobe and free toiletries. Some rooms have a mountain view. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property. The in-house restaurant serves Indian, South East Asian and continental fare.
Perched on the slopes of plantations overlooking the Punakha Valley, and managed by a family who has resided in the Punakha Valley for generations, Hotel Lobesa is a welcoming treat for travellers looking for a clean and relaxing respite. Rooms are spacious and comfortable and some have balconies. Wi-Fi is available in the rooms and public areas. The views are outstanding from the hotel. The service is warm and friendly and the restaurant offers a good standard of dining.
This lovely hotel is surrounded by three acres of land just three kilometres south of the main Gangtey monastery and is just few minutes walking distance from the marshes where the endangered Black Necked Cranes reside during the winter months. The location is certainly one of the best of any property in Bhutan with fantastic views across the valley. The hotel is small scale with only 16 spacious and charming rooms built in the traditional Bhutanese architectural style each with a good bathroom with shower. Each of the rooms has a wood-burning stove (bukhari) for heating. The restaurant overlooks the farm and valley and has a well-stocked bar. The hotel does have Wi-Fi but the connection in this isolated valley is intermittent and not strong.
Gangtey Palace is located about 10 minutes from the centre of Paro on the valley slopes with superb views overlooking the impressive Dzong and the distant mountains. One can enjoy the sweeping vistas from a nice terrace. t is a traditional Bhutanese building; an old palace, predominantly wooden with a small courtyard area in the centre and a separate dining room and bar which have delightful views over Paro valley. Gangtey Palace has 19 rooms in total which vary in size. Hot stone baths can be arranged, this is a great way to relax after a day sightseeing in the Paro valley. Facilities are fairly simple but it certainly has charm and a relaxed and friendly ambience. Some of the rooms are up some rather steep and narrow staircases which are not ideal for those with knee problems or limited mobility, so please let us know if you would rather be on a lower level.
Kantipur Temple House is a welcoming, eco-friendly boutique-style hotel in Kathmandu. It provides authentic Nepalese architecture, decor, food and hospitality. The hotel is small scale with only 40 rooms which are spacious and atmospheric, with fan and private bathroom. There is a great dining room serving both local and international cuisine. Landscaped gardens and patios offer a charming escape where from the vibrancy of the city and allow you to enjoy a relaxing drink. The rooftop terrace boasts fascinating panoramic views of Kathmandu and the surrounding hills. WI-FI is available in the rooms and public areas. The hotel offers a friendly service, typical of the welcome Nepal extends to its visitors; it offers a good environmentally-friendly and socially-responsible option without the need to sacrifice comfort.
The Gongkhar Guest House is a small scale friendly, family run property in Bumthang's Chokhor Valley positioned just outside the town and across the valley, offering excellent views of the Jakar Dzong. The rooms can be found in one storey blocks set around a central lobby and large dining area with a substantial wood-burning stove; the communal areas are the most efficient for using the free WiFi service. The rooms are all spacious and comfortable with mainly wooden interiors, a traditional wood-fuelled burner for the winter, electric wall-heaters and a private bathroom. Cottage suites with balconies, larger floor-space and a seating area, windows facing three directions and an additional bathtub are also available. The restaurant serves good home-style cooking and you can expect a mix of Bhutanese and Western style dishes. Outside, there is a picturesque garden, with a plethora of seasonal roses.