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Thegchen Phodrang Guest House

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#3 of 6 Specialty lodging in Wangdue
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Jo wrote a review Apr 2018
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom546 contributions180 helpful votes
We a river on a cold evening and proceeded to get colder. Although the rooms have heaters, it's not enough to warm the place up. Our bathroom windows didn't fit the frames so the temperature was on a par with outside. Although our room had hot water many did not. The food was basic and served in the lobby, an area without heating so was cold before we sat down. The location is opposite the monastery however, it's not worth suffering the cold for when you can transfer there the following day.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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scissors02 wrote a review Aug 2017
singapore94 contributions28 helpful votes
Hard to get there but is worthwhile. We were greeted by good scenery, every photos taken were wallpapers for your pc desktop. Only basic needs were given, no wifi provided. Lights only activated after 5pm to next day 5am. At night limited hot water for bathing. Thus we recommend bringing dry bath stuffs, own towels and good torchlight. Other than that the breakfast was good, the service was also superb and the staffs were very responsive. We would like thanks Thinley Wangchuk for taking care of our needs and be our chef for breakfast.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Cobien wrote a review May 2017
Melbourne, Australia16 contributions11 helpful votes
After 7 hours on the most terrible road ever it was a bit of a let down. No luxuries but clean and friendly. The electricity came back on shortly after our arrival thank goodness. The village had been without for 5 days. I can't imagine how we would have survived without heating. Anyone visiting Bhutan I would recommend to stay in Paro and Thimphu where you can See everything there is to see. At the huge daily minimum cost to enter Bhutan it is not worth driving for two days on a horrendous road @ us $ 250.00 p.p.p.d. A total waist of money. The food served to most O/S visitors is "tourist food", mass produced and everywhere the same for both lunch and dinner. After a few days it made us gag and some of us could not stomach the food anymore and lived on fresh fruit only. Bhutan , "the happiest people in the world" is a brillliant advertising ploy. The government takes 65% of the money spent by tourist our guide told us, hence there is not much left for the travel agents to offer the tourists. Unless they lower their enormous visa costs I would not recommend Bhutan.
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Date of stay: April 2017
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JC505 wrote a review Nov 2016
Ennetbaden, Switzerland284 contributions180 helpful votes
This place is not trying to be anything but a monastery guesthouse, and it won us over. Yes, it is a bit rough around the edges, but the staff do try to make the guests feel welcome. They even had a fire going outside for some of the guests, we could have joined, but needed a bit of a rest before dinner. The things that you can say about this guesthouse is: CLEAN - you know a bathroom has been scrumbed when you can feel it with your feet BED - another excellent mattress FOOD - home cooking as it should be If is is good enough for the King of Bhutan, then it ABSOLUTELY good enough for us.
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Date of stay: October 2016
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OntarioCanuck1 wrote a review Oct 2016
Georgetown, Canada3825 contributions685 helpful votes
Rooms among most basic we had in Bhutan but reasonable, clean, hot water in shower, etc. Food average, service friendly, no wifi or TV. But very close to monastery with wonderful prayers audible during festival which I loved, although some people had trouble sleeping. I got up early to take pictures in the mist and came across a public blessing occurring which was so moving. Good to check this out if your timing is correct.
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Date of stay: October 2016Trip type: Travelled solo
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DreamRun wrote a review Oct 2014
India69 contributions51 helpful votes
We had bookings here, but at the last minute we were upgraded to Dewachen for whatever reasons. And we weren't complaining! This is a traditional Bhutanese guesthouse that is bang opposite Gangtey Goenpa, overlooking Phobjikha Valley. Location wise - thumbs up. Since we didn't stay here, we thought of at least catching a grub after visiting the goenpa. What a delight this place is! Tsering, the manager, was extremely courteous and apologetic for the booking changes. Very helpful too. Food is absolutely lip smacking - especially Indian food like dal, rice, roti, sabzi. This was the best Indian food we've had in Bhutan. Gulab jamun was a nice finishing touch. We did request to see the rooms at the guesthouse and Tsering was more than accommodating. Rooms are small but cosy with typical Bhutanese wooden flooring. The ones on the first floor have a spectacular view of the valley.
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Date of stay: October 2014
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Room Tip: Choose first floor rooms for better view of the valley.
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jamie0901 wrote a review May 2014
Mumbai, India588 contributions69 helpful votes
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This guest house is bang opposite the Gangtey Monastery. After visiting the monastery, we had lunch here. They are very hospitable. They cook food according to our choice. But its strictly vegetarian. The have have dining rooms inside with room heaters. Heaters were very helpful as it was very chill. The toilets were clean. Since we didnt stay here, cant comment on the rooms.
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Date of stay: April 2014
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shikhaDelhi wrote a review Apr 2014
London, United Kingdom30 contributions13 helpful votes
Great location just opposite the beautiful Gangtey Gompa. In fact it's owned by the monastery and the revenues earned go towards educating children. Had a lovely corner room with lovely views on both sides. Spotlessly clean ...which seems to be a Bhutanese trademark. Very basic room with just a large bed and a low table !! Clean, large, white bathroom with the best showers ever considering the simplicity of the place. But u have to let them know in advance you need to shower to enable them to turn on the water pump and heating !!!!! Basic, reasonably priced food. Very cold at night and they light a very welcome bonfire. Great for an overnight stay.......as long as it's just that. We were there for just a night. Came in the afternoon and went for great walks around. There was no electricity in the entire valley, including the guest house as it has no generator. Just when we were resigned to dining by candlelight and hot water bucket bath in the morning, the electricity came back around 8 at night. Would we stay there again for just a night.....almost certainly. The Gompa is beautiful and not to be missed !!!!
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Date of stay: April 2014
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kartono_huang wrote a review Apr 2014
Pontianak, Indonesia379 contributions104 helpful votes
As other guest house and hotel through out bhutan kingdom. Staff are nice and very welcome and always try to cater of all our needs. It was a quiet small village in pobjikha area. And it was located on a hill top , behind or next to the monastery. Breakfast are standard with bread butter and jam. Also egg of your choice. Meals are very basic here. Room are jice and well maintain. The toilet surprise me for its cleanliness .considering it was a small guest house in a rural village area in bhutan.
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Date of stay: March 2014Trip type: Travelled solo
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Ivor S wrote a review Mar 2014
Sandhurst, United Kingdom217 contributions106 helpful votes
This really is a little treasure of a guest house opposite the local monastery and at the rear looking out over the beautiful Gantey Valley. Told it was originally built as the Llama's residence and I had his old room. Wonderful looking out one side on the monastery and at the side in to the valley below. Quite cold up here and the room's heaters worked well and kept me warm during a cold night. Fairly new shower room but unfortunately found no hot water but did not mind. Great food served too and excellent staff. A far too short stay and do recommend as in a great place to explore the valley below.
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Date of stay: April 2013
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Frequently Asked Questions about Thegchen Phodrang Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Thegchen Phodrang Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Phobjikha Valley (3.2 km) and Gangtey Monastery (0.01 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Thegchen Phodrang Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and kids activities.
What food & drink options are available at Thegchen Phodrang Guest House?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Thegchen Phodrang Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.