The owner Sonam and her Manager Premi really took care of 08 of us , Premi being the manager did not hesitate to lift our heavy bags and if there was anything needed she promptly took care ,the rooms were pre heated and so were the toilet , their hospitality was making you feel homely , the food was everyday different cuisine and Sonam cooked for us some mouth watering recipes, overall I would give them the highest stars and overall it was very comfortable for all of us. Will be back in April. Thank you Sonam and Premi .
We stopped in this resort just for one night, but we have time to appreciate the concept and the kindly welcome. The hotel consist in a series of well built cottages, roominess and well furnished. The only problem one can undergo is the room can be a bit cold in colder seasons, as the heating is made by powerful electric heaters but quite often there are electricity shortages. The complex houses a small temple and prayer hall where one can meditate. All is hosted on a hill gentle slope, in a quiet and peaceful place. The personnel running the hotel is kindly hearted and very nice.
What a peaceful spot to spend a night or two nestled off the main road in beautiful countryside! After long hours of driving the resort's friendly staff met us, took our bags to the individual cottages and served us hot tea and biscuits! The rooms are accessed by walking along a covered walkway. The lower rooms have equally good views across the long meadow and forests of Chumey Valley. The rooms are cozy, decorated with traditional weavings as bedcovers. The resort's kind, local owner invited us for a morning's meditation with him in the small temple, near the main lodge,. The temple is dedicated to Longchen Rabjampa, a great Buddhist master who practiced nearby in the 1300s. Kindness and warmth radiate from this small lovely hotel.
In the middle of a beautiful greenery, the resort is a place for a peaceful mind and breath of fresh air with the songs of chirping birds as your back ground music and a treat for the eyes... there is no better place to be for all those nature lover and for those who are in bird watching. Awesome place to be, the rooms are cozy and with modern amenities, with wall heaters in the wash room and a beautiful private lhakhang for those into meditation. The collection of paintings(thangka)is mind blowing. If you are interested, you can always ask the owner to come to explain and you will not only be surprised.
We only stayed here one night, in a cottage. It’s quite a walk from the main building, lots of steps and not very well lit. Our double room was lovely and warm when we arrived, the electric heater was already on. Beautiful big bed with layers of bedding, too much really. Our room had a T.V, kettle with tea & coffee, hair dryer, hangers for clothes. A large bathroom with a double shower, very hot water that made it difficult to regulate with the cold water. Our evening meal was very basic, rice, pasta, chicken & veg. The beer was the most expensive of our trip, 300 + tax! We didn’t have breakfast here as we left at 5am. Very nice staff, two girls were outside our room ready to take our cases to our vehicle at 4.45am. WiFi only in the main building.
We had a snafu with our trek out of Bumthang so we asked our guide to take us back to this place since we enjoyed our first night here so much. They are so kind and the setting is incredible. Our tour has been based on 3 star accommodations though the quality has been surprisingly variable. The 3 stars here are greatly deserved as the staff is well trained and the dinners excellent. Hiking and biking nearby have completed our peaceful experience. I highly recommend this resort.
These days WiFi is a non negotiable and if we had realized that it was only available in the main building we would have booked some where else which is shame because the rooms were fabulous. The bedding was fresh with lots of blankets and there were heaters in the room and a great heated towel rack in the bathroom. Also plenty of hot water And tea and coffee making facilities Breakfast was not up to scratch,
1st, I should tell that you are in for a steep climb to reach the suites, elders and fitness challenged would find it very tough. The suites were spacious with heaters in both the living & bedrooms. The bathrooms are also heated. All toiletries and amenities were provided. Very clean and well maintained. Our suite had an attached kitchenette which was very useful for our own cooking. Most of the times staff wouldn't be there at the reception and so you have to call the owner in charge and he'll make sure that you are attended to promptly. No idea about food, we made our own breakfast, lunch & dinner we had outside during site seeing. Very calm and serene place.
This place looked nice at first , but - the manager took ten minutes to come out after we arrived (the doors were locked) and could not bother to tell us up front that there was NO water and NO WiFi. We had to go to our room, discover no water, walk all the way down to find him and inform him - but he already knew this. The water did not come back until the next morning. They have a big WIFI sign on the front door which we told them to cover up because it's a lie. When we went for dinner the lights were out in the entry hall - pitch black...the food stinks as well. Would not go back.
We ate lunch here twice. The meals were quite variable. The first time we ate here, was quite good. Service was slow. Food was fairly authentic Bhutanese--we made sure to tell them that we liked Bhutanese spicy so they gave us a traditional relish to spice it up. The second lunch was during the day of the festival. They had a buffet which was bland but plentiful. Both times we had to go looking for staff to get more tea or coffee. They had Internet. However the manager would not tell us the password. He insists on taking our phones and typing in the password himself---I am not entirely comfortable allowing someone else to input things on my phone.