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Naksel Boutique Hotel & SPA
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Paro
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

Adequate hotel, staff great, management not to be seen. The food was awful and after one day of rain we could not use the water to even brush let alone shower as it was brown. We were told that the water was brown due to rain but not when it would be treated and we could shower. The staff tried their best but at no stage did we see any of the management.
Everyone complained about the food.
Used the spa and asked for the aromatherapy massage but could only smell olive oil and not lavender I had asked for. They need to look at their suppliers for the essential oils. The girls were good and the spa clean.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

We loved the city of Paro which was a complete change landscape-wise from Thimphu. This was the second city we visited in Bhutan and the hotel was instrumental in our enjoyment of the place. The road to the hotel is badly in need of repair and getting to the hotel was quite a task. However, once there, the property was stunning and we were extremely pleased with our rooms and the incredible view.
The balconies in each room are fabulous and we loved how the hotel itself was small, private and so charming in its simplicity. The spa had some wonderful treatments, though the massage rooms could have had more natural light.
The food was ok - it would have been nice to have more than just one local dish served per meal. We were visiting from India and would have preferred being served something local rather than the predominantly Indian food we found both at the hotel and in the rest of the city. When we requested a traditional meal, the staff were extremely accommodating in preparing one for us and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

Room Tip: Rooms are organised in villas of four rooms. The two rooms on the higher floor have much better view...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank vaipatel
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

We stayed in June 2014 for 2 nights found to be beautiful place but found staff was quite less in number to cater all hotel guest though they are polite.Indian Food which we had taken, was average and services at Dinning hall were poor. Rooms were excellent with all modern amenities.
Further it is practically impossible to stay there and eat in downtown. Never the less experience was above average.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

This was my last hotel stay on a weeklong bhutan holiday. The road leadind to the hotel in the first half is horrible.it feels like you are entering a war zone. All your anxieties fade as you enter. Rooms are big and have a great view. Try 101 or 503 types. Staff very polite. Food is average but in buutan you will never get above average food. Spa is very very expensive. Bar is ok. Landscaping very good. Land at Paro airport and drove 25 minutes and just chill would be my recommendation.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

When we drove in it promised to be a quaint, mystique resort with good view. But that was all! Food quality very average the first day, next day they made the attempt which was a shade better. Wouldn't recommend this place for people who like good good food and care about their meals. Service was quite inconsistent. SPA is well laid out, good treatment rooms and staff. Steam did not work. It was raining heavily they don't even provide umbrella's! It was quite cold and the room heating system did not work. Then came the biggest disaster, muddy/ dirty water from the taps. We called up and complained but all they said was that their filtration plant is not working, we couldn't have bath that day and there was no resolve to this problem by the management. Overall left a bad taste and on our return we have cancelled our reservation to this hotel and will be trying a different hotel.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
1  Thank ask99
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Naksel1, Owner at Naksel Boutique Hotel & SPA, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2014

Thank you for your review. We do apologize for the unpleasant experience you went through at our property. The muddy water was a very unfortunate and unexpected disaster. Since the hotel went into operation from Sept. 2010, we have not had any problem with the water becoming muddy. Our Engineering Division is now looking into building a fourth filtering system at the source. We hope to find a solution to this problem very soon.

The Naksel management team will work on providing better service next time.

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Reviewed 31 May 2014

Time of visit: November 2013.
the negatives:
quite far from airport
connecting road in a very bad shape
the positives:
Beautiful rooms
Nice open spaces to relax
very very courteous and polite staff
Best Part:
While handing the bill, additional 15% off was given on room tariff, which i never asked for...lovely it was :)

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Recently I visited to Bhutan (May2014) thru MakeMyTrip and stayed at Nak-Sel Hotel. Hotel is good and well maintained and location is picturesque. We got good Indian (Veg) food options during the stay. As we were three in the room we were allotted the Cottage. I found it perfect. Room has all the modern amenities (TV, Tea Maker, Hot Cold Water etc) and nice Big sized Twin Bed and the room is spacious. It also had Balcony. You will enjoy sitting outside in morning. Place is good to have collections of nice photographs.

The cottages are little away from the reception and you need to climb (But they provide small vehicle to reach to your cottage). Also remember that this hotel is very far from any market and located on hilltop (7 km from road). You need to have your own vehicle to go to any place. And the approach road to the hotel is not very proper.

All in all you will enjoy staying here. Staff is co-operative.

Room Tip: Try to get cottage it is bigger then other rooms.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Naksel Boutique Hotel & SPA

Address: Ngoba Village | Lango Geog, Paro 00975, Bhutan
Region: Bhutan > Paro District > Paro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Paro
#2 Luxury Hotel in Paro
#4 Romantic Hotel in Paro
Price Range: £135 - £305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Naksel Boutique Hotel & SPA 4*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located thirty minutes from Paro International Airport, Naksel Boutique Hotel & SPA is a luxury retreat where the comforts of man and the presence of nature combine for a peaceful escape in the hills of Bhutan. Nestled on the edge of the national forest and the quiet Ngoba Village, Naksel derives its name from the Dzongka translation of 'Forest,' which is only fitting for this Himalayan sanctuary. The main lodge and surrounding cottages of Naksel rest on six acres of apple orchard, nearly 2700 meters above sea level. Each room, cottage and suite boasts unparalleled views of Mount Jumolhari, Taktsang Monastery, Sangachoekhor Monastery, and the Paro valley below. Elaborate hand-carved pillars and beautiful stonework exemplify the essence of Bhutan while tapered mud-brick walls provide insulation and restful silence. Leading Bhutan in energy efficiency, Naksel features LED lighting, highly efficient water heaters, and Swedish under floor heating systems preheated by solar panels. Main construction materials for Naksel are indigenous and locally purchased. Traditional windows, mud-bricks, framework and even furniture were locally crafted here in Ngoba Village, connecting Naksel to the surrounding forest. We offer the following room-categories: 1. Superior-room with two-single-size-beds (7 rooms) 2. Deluxe-rooms with 2 standard-size-beds with balcony (24 rooms) 3. Junior-Suites with 2 queen-size-beds. (5 rooms) 4. Executive-roof-top-suites with one king-size-bed (2 rooms) ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Nak-Sel Boutique Hotel And Spa
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