Osel

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#12 of 47 hotels in Thimphu
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Situated within the heart of the Thimphu valley but just off the main road, Osel is a 35 room 4 star property. We are proud to feature among the largest in-class rooms and be among the only few properties within the city limits to still have amazing views. Views include the Tashicho Dzong as well as the seated Buddha, all of this is in addition to the ever present glorious mountains that adorn all of Bhutan.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
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Wifi
Bar / lounge
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Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
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Desk
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Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
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Sofa
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Modern
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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AndyouandI wrote a review Jan 2020
New York1,612 contribution433 helpful votes
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We had a large, spacious corner room, with two twin beds and views down to the street and the hills in the distance. Our room was cold, even with the electric radiator provided. Shower water had to run for a few minutes before getting warm, but then there was plenty of hot water. We were provided ear plugs to help block out the sound of the dogs barking at night, but didn’t have a problem sleeping. The breakfast buffet was very good and you can also order eggs however you like. Dinner choices were also very good. Staff was friendly and helpful.

Since electricity is so inexpensive in Bhutan, it would be great if hotels began equipping their beds with heated mattress pads, that would really make a difference in an otherwise cold room. One additional heater in the room might have also helped.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from DGManager, Manager at Osel
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Dear AndyouandI, Thank you for your review of Osel, we were happy to be your choice in Thimphu and would like to thank you for highlighting our best services and location. We do hope you visit Bhutan and Osel again soon. As a side note heated mattress pads are available on request. Regards
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Maya C wrote a review Jan 2020
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The Osel is very well located in the heart of Thimphu just off the main street but away The rooms are spacious and clean with a great hotel staff. Very close to the Thimphu crafts and local market. While barking dog is there all over ...
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: Rooms on the south side are quieter" "Corner suites are large and sunny"
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Response from DGManager, Manager at Osel
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Dear Maya C, Thank you for your review of Osel, we were happy to be your choice in Thimphu and would like to thank you for highlighting our best services and location. We do hope you visit Bhutan and Osel again soon. Regards
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Susie wrote a review Jan 2020
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I had a small trip made for me and my family
The hotel is located just 5 mins walk from town so it’s quite convenient for shopping.
The rooms were cozy and the staffs were quite supportive and helped me a lot about the places where I can go in the day...
Thimphu was a great experience and all in all Osel was just another warm place with good food and nice room and friendly staffs
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 11 Feb 2020
Dear Suziealexanderpile, Thank you for your review of Osel, we were happy to be your choice in Thimphu and would like to thank you for highlighting our best services and location. We do hope you visit Bhutan and Osel again soon. Regards
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ViXXiV wrote a review Mar 2020
Pune, India23 contributions24 helpful votes
We stayed at Osel on our Bhutan trip for a day-night. The check in experience was ok and they did seem understaffed for a weekday. We had opted for a king bed and it was actually two single beds joined. The join was covered with a separator, but it was very uncomfortable. Thanks to the ineffective small heater, we managed to sleep on one side of the bed. The washbasin water just tricked and two calls to the reception suggested that help is on the way. The restaurant and bar had a deserted look, so we stepped out for dinner. On our return we were told that the situation has been taken care but it was ineffective. Other further calls were only acknowledged with sorry and we will get this sorted in morning.

The severity of hotels water problem emerged only in morning. We only had trickling steaming hot waters in all taps (even compose hand showers) and no cold water. When multiple calls didn’t help a chaos at reception ensured that we were given an alternate room, but situation was eucalyptus bad there. On more fuss we were given keys to other wing, where things were just about ok for some time and then turned similar. Only one of us managed to bath.

The hotel staff was ineffective and belonged to a budget hotel category. When requested to take a photocopy, the staff charged us Rs 10/-. While the amount is small, this definitely is not what we expect from 4* or even 3* hotel. There is no manager in hotel.

Not a place I would advise anyone to stay... be it leisure or business travel. Avoid this place like plague.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sangay Chozom, General Manager at Osel
Responded 7 Sept 2022
Dear ViXXiV, We were sorry to hear that your experience was not as expected and is not indicative of the average experience at Osel. We will look into the matter. Regards
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Sanath Kumar wrote a review Feb 2020
Bengaluru, India1,224 contribution40 helpful votes
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I checked s lot of reviews and booked this hotel for 2 nights. Was a let down.
Firstly, the hotel was empty with 10% occupancy, so you would expect better service right ? No.. the staff was pretty lazy about the service.
The wifi was super slow, the rooms did not have much amenities and baths also had minimum toiletries.
The breakfast spread was pathetic with bread, cut fruits and pulao as the option.

However the rooms were large and baths were also neat.

The other concern were the barking dogs, that don't let you sleep all night.

Overall an average stay, but not worth the tag.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Sangay Chozom, General Manager at Osel
Responded 26 Feb 2020
Dear 138sanathk, We thank you for your patience with the staff and internet which usually is not a problem. While we would love to enjoy 90% occupancy at all times it is the offseason and we cannot control the flow of guests into Bhutan that added to the recent health concerns world wide. The breakfast can usually be adjusted if you happen to ask a day earlier, it is hard however to please every palate visiting. Barking dogs are a problem all over Bhutan for which we do offer ear plugs on request for free. Thank you for visiting Osel and Bhutan. Regards
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Bhushan Bajracharya wrote a review Jun 2022
Thimphu, Bhutan1 contribution1 helpful vote
10 Days of stay in Hotel OSEL was a great memorable moment for me. The staff are very friendly and nice. Especially during COVID time too, the staff from the Hotel were very responsive and offered good hospitality. Mansingh, who was in charge during my stay at Hotel had helped me a lot in person and made my stay very comfortable.

The large suites are really nice with a substantial lounge with views of mountains and the view of The Buddha point. The amenities and service was awesome. Dogs barking at night could be an issue.



Overall a good hotel with comfortable stay in Thimphu.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 7 Sept 2022
Dear Bhushan-Bajracharya, Thank you for your review of Osel, we were pleased to be your choice in Thimphu and more so that your stay was as pleasant as we strive for all of our guests. We do hope you visit again soon! Regards
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Katharine wrote a review Aug 2022
London, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
Absolutely fantastic. Massive room with great views. The internet, in particular, was very good and I was able to work in the afternoon/ evening without a hitch - I was even told my internet is better than some of my colleagues based in central London!

Good in the restaurant was varied and delicious.

The only issue was the sound of the dogs barking at night. I would recommend bringing wax or silicone earplugs as the foam ones weren’t ideal at blocking out the noise.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Bring silicone or wax earplugs if a light sleeper
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Response from Sangay Chozom, General Manager at Osel
Responded 7 Sept 2022
Dear xplore35302463629, Thank you for your review of Osel, we were happy to be your choice in Thimphu and would like to thank you for highlighting our best services and location. We do apologize about the dogs but they are a problem all over the country. We do provide earplugs to help with this. We do hope you visit Bhutan and Osel again soon. Regards
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Julie M wrote a review Sept 2023
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I was impressed by the staff's communication and attentiveness- I never had to ask when meals were, where to get something, wifi password, etc. They anticipated our questions and were ready to help.

I loved having the option of a cafe with smaller meals, snacks, coffee drinks and gorgeous desserts AND the restaurant with a wide range of meals. Both also had professional staff and delicious, well presented food.

We had a corner room with spectacular views of the mountains surrounding Thimphu. Very spacious room. I'll definitely come back for another stay and have recommended it to my friends!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Get a corner room if you can for even better views. Try the desserts in the cafe!
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thequeenej wrote a review Jan 2024
Philippines88 contributions72 helpful votes
My stay was arranged as part of my tour package. I would say it's a great choice. Hotel service and cleanliness is 5/5. My room is huge and comfortable. Hotel is close to the main road; you can walk 2-3 mins and immediately get to that line of souvenir shops and restaurants.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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mdrew0428 wrote a review Mar 2023
Hong Kong, China1 contribution
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Located at the heart of Thimpu, the suite possesses a luxurious & spacious design. Osel has exquisite F&B facilities, a chill cafe and an amazing bar with an extended list of cocktails. I was highly impressed with their friendly and polite staff. The porch provided a great view over the capital city and it's landscapes of the surrounding valleys. Dogs barking at night? No problem, plug in your airpods and you're all set. Special thanks to Kuenga for his generous hospitality. I recommend Osel without reserve!
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Sangay Chozom, General Manager at Osel
Responded 10 Apr 2023
Dear Matthew KH W, Thank you for your review of Osel, we were happy to be your choice in Thimphu and more than happy that your stay with us was as pleasant as we expect it to be for all of our guests. We were more than happy that you discovered our Bar and enjoyed our cocktails. We do hope you come back soon.
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Answer from DGManager
Thimphu District, Bhutan9 contributions
We put out a buffet when we have more than a certain number of rooms otherwise the breakfast would be a la carte.
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RajeshLalwani asked a question Sept 2017
New Delhi, India14 contributions10 helpful votes
Does the hotel serve Indian food? Will the hotel make simple items on request for a baby?
Answer from DeepChoudhury
New Delhi, India53 contributions33 helpful votes
I found the staff to be well trained & helpful. This, should not be a problem at all.
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Answer from DGManager
Thimphu District, Bhutan9 contributions
Dear Shirley T, Osel provides an electric kettle with tea/coffee amenities daily, a hair dryer and bedroom slippers in all of the rooms. Please do contact us for any other questions you may have. We would also like to thank the community for the answers provided.
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Answer from DGManager
Thimphu District, Bhutan9 contributions
Dear Muhammad, Western, Indian and Bhutanese fare are all available at Osel. For other restaurants since we are centrally located we are close to Cloud 9 a gourmet burger bar, Seasons a fusion Italian restaurant, Karma's coffee the first and original coffee shop in Bhutan/Thimphu.
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Answer from DGManager
Thimphu District, Bhutan9 contributions
Dear Prithpal S, Please let us know via email your exact rooming requirements and the dates you need them for. Please visit our website for contact information.
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Julie M wrote a tip Sept 2023
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"Get a corner room if you can for even better views. Try the desserts in the cafe! "
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Katharine wrote a tip Aug 2022
London, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
"Bring silicone or wax earplugs if a light sleeper"
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Maya C wrote a tip Jan 2020
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"Rooms on the south side are quieter" "Corner suites are large and sunny""
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Joey K Anderson wrote a tip Oct 2019
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"Cafe and Hyde out"
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Sushmita T wrote a tip Oct 2019
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"do ask for room facing towards buddha .eg 309.308.307"
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PRICE RANGE
₹5,222 - ₹5,885 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
BhutanThimphu DistrictThimphu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
35
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Frequently Asked Questions about Osel
Which popular attractions are close to Osel?
Nearby attractions include Bhutan Post Office Headquarters (0.3 km), Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan (0.5 km), and National Folk Heritage Museum (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Osel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Osel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Osel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Osel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Osel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Zombala2 Restaurant, Seasons Restaurant, and Karma's Coffee.
Does Osel have airport transportation?
Yes, Osel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Osel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Thimphu.
Are any cleaning services offered at Osel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Osel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Osel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.