Hotel Norbuling

Hotel Norbuling

Bldg # 5, Changlam Street, Thimphu 11001 Bhutan
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Norbuling is a boutique hotel centrally located in the heart of Thimphu town. We have a cosy restaurant that serves Continental, Chinese and Indian cuisine. Public transport facilities are one minute walk from the hotel. Shopping, banks, restaurants, clubs and bars are all less than 5 minutes walk away. At Norbuling, you can count on us to give you a great experience every time.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Airport transportation
24-hour security
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Breakfast buffet
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3.0 of 5 stars
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Mid-range
Centrally Located

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Bldg # 5, Changlam Street, Thimphu 11001 Bhutan
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itchysole wrote a review Jan 2020
Mumbai, India
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely little hotel with neat & clean rooms. The staff was very friendly and prompt with service. The location of the hotel was also perfect, just 2-3 mins away from the clock tower and most of the popular restaurants in the city.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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WordsKraft wrote a review May 2021
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited the place quite some years back when the hotel was starting up. Unlike the unpleasant experience, many visitors have mentioned here, we had a terrific one. Firstly, we got a free upgrade to one of the luxury rooms with an amazing view. The hotel was impeccably clean, well-stocked, and with amazing staff. Secondly, the lobby and reception areas were fabulous with small candles and flowers all around. They had two laptops, to be used freely by guests, a tiny library, and a live band performing every evening. Yes, the food was very expensive. But that's how it is across all of Thumpu unless you decide to eat the local meals. We had the luxury room for 2 nights and then had to shift to our booked room, which was kind of cramped up with absolutely no view. So yes, with the money we spent that time, our regular room would have been slightly disappointing and the food could burn a hole in your pockets. Thankfully the upgrade served us well.
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Sonamnair wrote a review Jun 2015
Mumbai, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was one of the best experiences I have had traveling alone. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, the hotel beautiful and perfectly located at the heart of town. Had zero complaints!! Will definitely recommend it to everyone I know, and go back there myself!
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Date of stay: May 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Choose one of the rooms facing the archery field!
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Response from Dolma C, General Manager at Hotel Norbuling
Responded 30 Jun 2015
Dear Mam, Thank you for your wonderful review and we are so very glad to know that you had a good stay with us.We look forward to seeing you again . best wishes
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Shab_Ngpl wrote a review Feb 2020
New Delhi, India
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked the hotel after reviewing trip advisor's review, but to our surprise everything was different. When we reached hotel, it was completely dark with no lights and no one came to assist for almost 10 minutes even after calling. Check-in was done and we informed the girl named Kazang to give us hill/ road view. She confidently said it's a hill view. Upon reaching the room in pitch dark where another surprise was waiting for us, there was no hill, no road rather someone's toilet was visible.
We informed the girl Kazang about it and she started shouting on top of her voice and arguing that we have to stay in that room only as the hotel is full. I have never seen such a hotel staff in my life, she was very rude and mannerless. Some more staff came out and she started talking to them in their regional language and we informed her to speak in English, she raised her voice and tone and shouted more loudly stating she doesn't know English and she'll not talk in English. When we informed her to call manager/ owner, she refused saying they are out of city and no-one is there.
After 20-25 minutes of this drama another staff came and informed to shift our room in evening.
Room was spacious because we booked executive category. Breakfast was horrible.
I would request everyone not to go to this hotel as it will be wastage of money and you'll ruin your trip.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Sachin A wrote a review May 2015
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My family took our first holiday to Bhutan, fortunately we booked our self at Hotel Norbuling, Thimphu.
We stayed at the Executive Double Rooms, which had beautiful views of the Mountain as well as the Football ground as well as the Archary ground. Located at the centre of the town, walking distance from the clock tower.
The Manager - Miss Tashi, and her team were very prompt and curtious. Making our visit a memorable one.
We were also served vegetable momos, one of the best we have ever had.
Thanks for your hospitality.
Sachin Kumar Agarwalla & Family.
Kolkata, India
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Date of stay: May 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Dolma C, General Manager at Hotel Norbuling
Responded 30 Jun 2015
Dear Sir, Thank you for your review.glad to know you had a good stay with us. Best wishes always
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vivek_travelin_thru wrote a review May 2015
Mumbai, India
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We are at a loss of words to describe how wonderful Hotel Norbuling, Thimphu is. Of course, the hotel is nice, cozy, centrally located ...blah blah blah..but the reason we give five stars to our stay is due to the tremendous warmth and friendliness of the hotel staff. we have been to a zillion hotels but never before had we connected with the staff so well before. so so so friendly and amazing staff. guess this is where we saw the true happiness of the people of Bhutan.
we reached Thimphu on a saturday morning and were disappointed to find offices in the city closed for the weekend. we realized we could not get permits made for Punakha till monday. This meant that we would have had to drop Punakha from our itinerary. when the hotel staff got to know this, they gave so much time to us designing a new itinerary so that we could get permits on monday and still fit Punakha into our tight schedule. This was only possible because of the reception staff who were extremely patient and enthusiastic. Next, they called up all the hotels booked in our itinerary and rebooked everything for us ad got us back on schedule. They made the permits for us complimentary on monday. While we waited for the permits on monday, they made sure that we were comfortable in the lobby, served us refreshments and also dressed us up in traditional bhutanese clothes which were wonderful. We stayed at multiple hotels in Bhutan during our stay and connected the most with the staff of Norbuling. Its like when you visit somebody's home and find the host to be warm, caring and comforting, then your stay at the home,automatically becomes blissful and rewarding.
we would like in particular to mention the two ladies in the photos with us and a guy who was on duty in the night, who happened to be the most wonderful of the lot. Wish we had their names....
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Date of stay: April 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: our room was on the first floor facing the road, mountains, river and sports grounds, had...
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Response from Dolma C, General Manager at Hotel Norbuling
Responded 24 May 2015
Thank you so much for all your kind words and we are happy to know that you had a good stay with us. We hope to see you again in the near future. Best wishes
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HelenZA wrote a review Apr 2015
Durban, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Two friends and I stayed here on our first night in Bhutan. We were made to feel extremely welcome, with a lovely cup of hot coffee to greet us before we went to our rooms. The rooms were very comfortable and provided with everything we could need, including two heaters as it was rather cold. The rooms are a really nice size and well furnished. Our dinner was very good and the service throughout excellent.
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Date of stay: March 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Dolma C, General Manager at Hotel Norbuling
Responded 7 May 2015
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and we are glad to know that you had a great stay with us.We hope to continue the same efforts for every guest of ours and thank you once again for the wonderful review. Best wishes always Team Norbuling
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HasiburRahman wrote a review Apr 2015
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It’s our great pleasure to write regarding so nice hotel and staffs...

It was so suddenly planned to visit Bhutan from our side! We had no clue for anything… we only knew that we want to go… that’s the start on 9th April 2015, where we wanted to travel on 13th morning keeping 10 & 11 as weekend…

If I now look back yes it was an impossible plan where air tickets, hotels nothing in this peak season at Bhutan is so easy… Knowingly, even after that we had strong determination to travel… and that’s on 13th April… !!!

Yes, the Talents, Jennies and Good People around made it true… we traveled to amazing Bhutan!!! So, nicely and comfortably that’s beyond our imagination.

We wrote as many as 25 emails to various hotels and resorts for room at Thimphu and Paro, none but Norbuling replied first… for room only?!... It was a gift from above… which led us to have the completeness of the tour, the rooms in Thimphu and Paro, the vehicle and the Great man Mr. Karma.

Mss. Dolma the Managing Director of Norbuling, had the great start, confirming us that things are possible and finally she proved, yes it is! Her great staffs in Norbuling, Tashi, Tandin, Bishnu and many more (my apology of not remembering the names) helped us all through the tour. It was not only services; rather the emotional attachment we felt is amazing. The words on a white page just cannot explain the feelings. We are not only happy with it… you made us grateful for that.

Mr. Karma, who was always with us was also introduced by Norbuling staffs could just win our heart in short time. We never felt we were in different country and alone… He could easily understand us, our choice, interest and love for the nature. Did not stop only taking us to different so beautiful places, rather briefed us details and did much more. Apart from many places of tourist interests, taking us to apple orchard, pine forest, collecting pine seeds, handicrafts shopping, and many many more… we are grateful to you Mr. Karma… from deep inside our heart.

Tashi Namgay Resort, which was also arranged by Norbuling, was a unique experience for us. It’s natural beauty is multiplied with it’s so pleasant staffs. We are amazed…..

As said I have limitation of expressing in writing… and such beauty, feelings, loveliness, satisfactions really cannot be expressed in pen and paper…

All our gratitude for hotel management and staffs...

Zarif, Soma, Hasib, Ayana, Sudha, Zaman
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Date of stay: April 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Rooms with view
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Response from Dolma C, General Manager at Hotel Norbuling
Responded 7 May 2015
Dear Sir and Family, Thank you so much for your kind word and we are very happy to know that your trip to Bhutan was worth it!We are hoary to know we were of great help and we hope to see you again in the near future. Best wishes always Team Norbuling
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phillkentuk wrote a review Mar 2015
Kent UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great hotel. Rooms big. Staff very helpful, even assisted me with my gho which takes some practice for tourists.

Good location just outside (a stones throw) the main town centre.

Food was OK, nothing special.
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Date of stay: March 2015Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Dolma C, General Manager at Hotel Norbuling
Responded 25 Mar 2015
Thank you so much for reviewing us.We really appreciate you taking time out for us. Best wishes
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John H wrote a review Mar 2015
Bristol, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Well located in the centre of town, Norbuling consistently offered me the best service during my 2 month stay in Bhutan. I had an opportunity to sample 4 other hotels, one higher star and the others the same. Norbuling outshone them in terms of customer service, genuinely happy and helpful staff and clean and comfortable rooms. The food is also excellent and offers Bhutanese, Chinese, Indian and Continental cuisine. A heated bed sheet was the icing on the cake!

In addition, all of the staff were very helpful when we wanted to head out of town on sightseeing trips. They organised drivers, and made sure we were well looked after.

Highly recommended, we will be back!!
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Date of stay: January 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Front of the hotel for the view, back of the hotel for quietness (off the road).
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Response from Dolma C, General Manager at Hotel Norbuling
Responded 25 Mar 2015
Thank you for taking time to review us and giving us the great review.It was such a pleasure to have you here too and we hope to see you real soon. Best regards
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Nasim1975 asked a question Jan 2020
Dhaka City, Bangladesh63 contributions
Is there a lift in the hotel?
Answer from Rajesh Chhaparia
Kolkata (Calcutta), India37 contributions29 helpful votes
Yes
Answer from Aniza Augnesh
2 contributions
You can stay at hotel Norbuling. One of the very good hotel at reasonable rate. The location is at the centre of Capital and easy to move anywhere. Our experience was awesome.
Answer from habilk1974
Nashik, India1 contribution
Our agent's name is namkha wangdi.. u can find him on facebook. He's very reliable and will help you with everything.
Answer from TeamNorbuling
Thimphu, Bhutan48 contributions30 helpful votes
Yes of course Sir.Please contact us on +9752335697
madhvi k asked a question Jan 2018
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India28 contributions16 helpful votes
Do you have park or swings for kids
Answer from ashish g
Kolkata (Calcutta), India115 contributions10 helpful votes
To best of my knowledge. ..the Hotel Norbuling does not have a park or swings for kids.
vsaini2018 wrote a tip Dec 2019
New Delhi, India5 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Top floors are better as it cuts the noise from road. Rooms having Stadium view are good as you can see activities happening there."
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rogerw109 wrote a tip Sept 2019
Market Weighton, United Kingdom175 contributions163 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms at the front overlook the archery field and mountains"
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Imrul Khan wrote a tip Sept 2019
Dhaka City, Bangladesh1,672 contribution239 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"HIgher floor facing the mountain..!"
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sathyanarayanan r wrote a tip Aug 2019
Chennai (Madras), India29 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose rooms numbers with front facing to get a cityview. no rooms are with balconies."
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alam4366 wrote a tip Jul 2019
Dhaka City, Bangladesh24 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Close to the centre of the city"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Norbuling
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Norbuling?
Nearby attractions include Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten) (0.4 km), Clock Tower Square (0.2 km), and Changlimithang Stadium & Archery Ground (0.09 km).
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Norbuling?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ambient Cafe, The Zone, and Zombala2 Restaurant.
Is Hotel Norbuling located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Thimphu.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Norbuling?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Simtokha Dzong (4.4 km) and Holidays Bhutan (3.2 km).
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