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Judy L
Sydney, Australia
Good hotel and service
Review of Hotel Galingkha
4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 Feb 2019via mobile
Really central to Thimphu main streets. V. Friendly. Room serviced daily and clean, friendly staff. Good service, good food. I would recommend. Staff fluent in English and helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed stay.
Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

Nice hotel right in the city center. Rooms are heated, which is a big plus in winter. Restaurant is not heated. Rooms are spacious and beds are good. Negative is that there is no isolation so you will hear the dogs bark at night.

Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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pkuenzang, Manager at Hotel Galingkha, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2019

Dear hjkort,

Thank you for your review. Yes we fully agree to the fact that we do have problems with dogs. But unfortunately this is a problem of the whole city and the stray dogs are also on the outskirts of the city. The Government is trying very hard and putting in a lot of effort to curb this issue. We have also started installing the sound proof glass in the rooms and have a central heating system in restaurant and reception area. I am certain you will find all aspects in line with your expectations on your future visits. We look forward to welcoming you back in near future.

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Reviewed 7 December 2018

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.

Room tip: its on a nice location, market and restaurant is near by, front side rooms are good.
Date of stay: July 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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pkuenzang, Manager at Hotel Galingkha, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Hotel Galingkha. I am thrilled to hear about the location, cleanliness, cooperative staff and our Location that was highlighted and we truly appreciate your constructive feedback for the transportation that we can help you in your next visit.

We look forward to welcoming you back in near future

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Reviewed 21 November 2018 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
Trip type: Travelled with family
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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 levels at most, so there are no elevators. Galingkha Hotel has no elevator so walking up to your room will be good conditioning for your upcoming treks in this country.

There are many dogs on the streets and you can hear them bark. My wife and I, and our friends did not hear them bark loudly at night and we slept well. We enjoyed our stay here.

Date of stay: September 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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pkuenzang, Manager at Hotel Galingkha, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2018



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.

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Reviewed 17 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 is hot. I had to call to get slippers but they arrived quickly.
The only caveat about this hotel is the restaurant. When I travel to Bhutan, I prefer to eat Bhutanese food. The restaurant at Galingka seems to cater to foreigners who do not want Bhutanese food. As a result, the Bhutanese food is "so-so." The breakfasts were very good.
The hotel itself is nicely decorated and the outdoor patio is covered in beautiful plants. I would stay here gain-but I will go out for dinner:-)

Room tip: I stayed in the corner room, facing the traffic circle-it was nice. The dogs can be noisy at night in Thimphu-but that is everywhere.
Date of stay: September 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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pkuenzang, Manager at Hotel Galingkha, responded to this reviewResponded 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 the Bhutanese Menu (which you have missed our wonderful Bhutanese set) which makes us to make more suggested menu during meal. I am certain you will find all aspects in line with your expectations on your future visits. We look forward to welcoming you back in near future.

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