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Hotel Galingkha

Norzin Lam Opposite to Swiss Bakery, Thimphu 11001 Bhutan See on map
Free Wifi
Breakfast Buffet
Air Conditioning
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
3.5 Star accommodation
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All reviews traffic police central location no elevator traffic circle nice hotel street dogs local dogs no hot water comfortable rooms bhutanese food market area buffet breakfast nice stay heart amenities lam vegetarian
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel was good, nice location, neat and clean, lobby is small but outside main gate lawn was good, staff is very cooperative, very nice place to enjoy vacations, very civilazed people, only draw back is transportation.

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank princejeremiah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The room are nice and the hotel is located ideally for tourists. It’s like in the Center of the market place. The staff present at the hotel were also co-operative and welcoming. Overall a nice experience.

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Vidit73
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Galingkha Hotel is perfectly alright for a simple, no-frills stay. The rooms are clean, the beds are comfortable and like all previous reviewers mentioned - it is in the city centre which makes exploring the city on foot very easy. Bhutan buildings typically reach 5...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Response from pkuenzang, Manager at Hotel GalingkhaResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Hotel Galingkha. I am thrilled to hear our Location, cleanliness and comfortable bed that was highlighted. We look forward to welcoming you back in near future.

Reviewed 16 September 2018

This is a great location in Thimphu. You can see the famous one man traffic circle from the window and you can easily walk to shopping and restaurants in Thimphu. The rooms are clean and very comfortable. The soaking tubs are great and the water...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank ladybird108
Response from pkuenzang, Manager at Hotel GalingkhaResponded 18 September 2018

Dear ladybird108, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Hotel Galingkha. I am thrilled to hear our Location and view that was highlighted and we truly appreciate your constructive feedback on the Bhutanese food that our team fail to present...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

i ve stayed in this hotel Twice and liked it,,,though they dont have a Lift facility and for rooms you have to climb stairs , clean ,cosy ,big decent rooms in the heart of Thimphu and found it quite a nice stay... Limited Complimantary breakfast...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Iftekhar Z
Response from pkuenzang, Manager at Hotel GalingkhaResponded 20 September 2018

Dear Iftekhar Z Thank you very much for reviewing us at TripAdvisor. It gives us immense pleasure to note that and we truly appreciate your feedback regarding the complimentary breakfast and mosquito that happen during your stay. We look forward welcoming you again in future...More

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Welcome to the restored and redefined Hotel Galingkha. Situated literally in the heart and junction of what is the burgeoning capital of Bhutan in Thimphu, the hotel is one of the oldest in the kingdom. When the More capital was first planned and developed, the area in which Hotel Galingkha is located was literally Ground Zero. This area is as much the beginning of what is today a rapidly growing capital of 90,000 inhabitants as it was when the area was nothing but rural houses and rice fields. Change is imminent and the agrarian life and its accompanying tools and symbols have led way to a vibrant and commercial hub that breathes life into the rest of Bhutan. Today Thimphu is not just the face of a changing Bhutan but also the face of a kingdom that wants to transform in its own image. And this is where Hotel Galingkha takes pride in being one of the faces of a changing Bhutan. The hotel has been restored maintaining a delicate and fine balance between the traditional Bhutanese architecture and practical modern amenities to keep provide our clients with the comforts of a home, the caring services and atmosphere of a family and a vantage location to explore the main streets, bars, restaurants, handicrafts and the colorful nooks and corners of Thimphu. Less
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Dry Cleaning
Hot Tub
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Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
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US$47 - US$72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Bhutan > Thimphu District > Thimphu
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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US$47 - US$72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Bhutan > Thimphu District > Thimphu
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19 October 2015|
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Response from JpJazee | Reviewed this property |
Hi... This hotel is in Thimphu not in Paro. If u are travelling by a rented vehicle the driver must be knowing this hotel very well as this is very famous and located in a prime location. This is near to Le Meridien... More
11 March 2015|
Response from Rakesh_Alloria | Reviewed this property |
When I stayed there last year it was around Rs 3200.
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"its on a nice location, market and restaurant is near by, front side rooms are good."
1 week ago
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"I stayed in the corner room, facing the traffic circle-it was nice. The dogs can be noisy at night in..."
16 Sep 2018
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"check for mosquitos in th eroom..."
27 Aug 2018
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"Ensure you are allocated the right room - which you have choosen."
11 Jun 2018
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