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Review of Hotel Galingkha
4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 July 2018via mobile
The hotel is centrally located and offers clean, comfortable rooms. Food at the hotel was decent. There was no hot water on 2 out of the 4 nights but the staff was helpful and tried to provide accommodations.
Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 11 July 2018
Dear Lisa

Thank you very much for taking time to do this for us. It gives us immense pleasure to note that. We look forward to an opportunity to welcome you back to our hotel in near future
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

I booked a deluxe room for 6 nights for 3 members through Expedia. So I needed an extra bed. Through expedia I had paid for 3 members and the extra bed also. On checking in I was given a room with an extra bed - however the room was quite small. I guess they might have given me a standard room instead of deluxe room. The main idea of choosing the deluxe room was that it would be spacious, however this was not the case. With the extra bed there was hardly any space to move around. On complaining they said they will change the room - but somehow kept pushing it and did not give me a different room. Another issue was that the blankets all had spilled coffee and other stains. This needs to be improved. The positives were the staff ensured that 3 towels were placed daily and 3 water bottles. Compare this to other hotels where if you have one extra person you need to request for these everyday. The location of the hotel is also good. It is at the central location. Yes dogs bark a lot in the nights - but since we are used to it in our place also - it did not disturb us. The rates for breakfast extra are very high and hence we were forced to have breakfast outside. Overall an ok place. Seems a bit costly for the price. I felt cheated as I was given a small room.

Room tip: Ensure you are allocated the right room - which you have choosen.
Date of stay: June 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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pkuenzang, Manager at Hotel Galingkha, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Dear Satyanath,

Thank you for taking time to share your recent experience at Hotel Galingkha. Your feed back will definitely help us improve and learn more. We truly appreciate, it gives us immense pleasure to note that. We are looking forward welcoming you again in future and our team remains at your disposal for any assistance you may need.

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

spacious room with nice view of street, good staff, good food. has a nice streetside sitout near restaurant. stairs are not comfortable. no lift hence elderly people please ask for rooms in lower floors. in the middle of market but no noise. A WORD OF CAUTION- shelves in cupboards are very flimsily placed. one of my friend was injured when the shelf fell down.

Room tip: no lifts only stairs that too unwieldy hence elderly people can choose rooms on first floor.
Date of stay: May 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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pkuenzang, Manager at Hotel Galingkha, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Dear Mverma20142014

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Hotel Galingkha. I am thrilled to hear our Location and view, food and staff that was highlighted and we truly appreciate your constructive feedback on shelves in cupboards we feel really sorry that it happened during your time here.I am pleased to inform you that, we are constantly in the process of keeping our products fresh and safe assured this is been undertaken. Thank you once again and we look forward to yet another opportunity to welcome you back to the hotel Galingkha.


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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Well located in the city of Thimphu , very convenient for shopping and walking outside. The garden of hotel is really nice !

The room is big and well decorated, quiet and clean.The staff are polite and nice! Wonderful memory there

Date of stay: April 2018
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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pkuenzang, Manager at Hotel Galingkha, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Dear Dor709

Thank you for staying with us and taking time to review on our property. We are delighted to know you had a great stay and enjoy our services. We hope to again have the pleasure of having you with us.
Once again thank you for perfect rating and excellent accolades of Hotel Galingkha,

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

In one word 'beautiful'. In respect of room quality , service , food quality and taste , behavior of employees and very supportive and humble Manager Mr. Pema Kunzang.

My best experience in entire Bhutan comparing to other 3 hotels in Bhutan I stayed.

Location is superb , heart of the town, road side but not in congested market area.

good time can be spent for shopping , eating street foods , No taxi needed to visit Club .
And specially I love the lawn the hotel have.

If I come to Bhutan again I will visit you for sure.

Room tip: Corner and Front side rooms
Date of stay: November 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank PRITESHP202
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YeshiJigs, Manager at Hotel Galingkha, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Thank you very much for your good feedback and please visit us again

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

The best location and nice view is probably the sales point for this hotel though the equipment becomes bit old. Restaurant serves slow for breakfast and provide relatively good Indian cuisine (but not western cuisine).

Room tip: Try top floor for better view
Date of stay: April 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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Thank Koji T
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pkuenzang, Manager at Hotel Galingkha, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Dear Kojit869

Warm greeting from Hotel Galingkha

Thank you for taking time to share your recent experience at Hotel Galingkha. I am thrilled to hear our location and view that was highlighted and we truly appreciated your constructive feedback on the bit old equipment. I am pleased to inform you that, we are constantly in the process of keeping our products fresh and rest assured this has been undertaken. I apologize for the delay service and not offering better western cuisine that has happen during your stay.
I am certain you will find all aspect in line with your expectation on your future visit. We look forward to welcoming you back in near future

With best wishes

Pema

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