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Hotel Norbuling

Bldg # 5, Changlam Street, Thimphu 11001 Bhutan
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#9 of 49 hotels in Thimphu
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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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Mid-range
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WordsKraft wrote a review May 2021
Kolkata (Calcutta), India67 contributions8 helpful votes
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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
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priti wrote a review Mar 2020
Koderma, India26 contributions2 helpful votes
Had a nice and comfortable stay here. The staffs were very co-operative and humble. Staying here is worth your money. It has a very beautiful view of mountains from the hotel desk. The food is good. Though we only had breakfast here.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Shab_Ngpl wrote a review Feb 2020
New Delhi, India64 contributions53 helpful votes
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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itchysole wrote a review Jan 2020
Mumbai, India44 contributions27 helpful votes
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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sanju wrote a review Dec 2019
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Located at the heart of city . Rooms are okay for the price. Management of breakfast was poor and refills took a very long time. Quality of room is fine if you get the one facing the road. Lots of good restaurants and taxi stand is nearby.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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hiren410 wrote a review Dec 2019
Pune, India76 contributions5 helpful votes
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It was an excellent 3 night stay here for us. 1. Locations is the best part. It's right in behind clock tower so you can easily walk around. 2. There are many good eating options nearby which are walkable. 3. Restaurant is hotel has limited menu with no bhutanes cuisine. 4. Rooms very clean and spacious. They have heater which I felt wasn't working as expected and bed warmer. 5. Bathrooms are also very clean. 6. Breakfast has a sufficient veg options with all in house breads. But I felt there is a room for improvement here. 7. Service is top notch.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rajesh Chhaparia wrote a review Dec 2019
Kolkata (Calcutta), India38 contributions29 helpful votes
We went there for the dinner as the restaurant there offered pure vegetarian Indian food. The prices are moderate and the food quality was good. The place was moderately heated and reasonably comfortable given the freezing temperature outside. The service was okay. Overall a good option for Indian vegetarian food
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded Dec 23, 2019
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diverfromsg wrote a review Dec 2019
boston52 contributions36 helpful votes
I stayed here for 4 nights, and have to confess that I didn't stay in other comparable hotels in Thimphu so I can't compare this place to the competition. I was kept awake a few nights by drunk indian neigbours or their families and barking dogs. The rooms were a bit cold too. And wifi worked on one side of my room but not the rest of the room. Other than that I have no complaints. Great location and decent value,
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Responded Dec 23, 2019
Thank you for your review and we are very sorry about the inconvienice faced by you.
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vsaini2018 wrote a review Dec 2019
New Delhi, India5 contributions2 helpful votes
I stayed twice here in June and November 2019. Every time my experience was amazing. The hotel offers great service and nicely decorated rooms at affordable prices in Thimphu. Further, the location of hotel is very close to the main market and offers a view of stadium. The staff is amazing and always ready to help. Looking forward to stay again with Hotel Norbuling on my next visit to Bhutan. :) Ps: they offer Indian menu in breakfast which was great.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: Top floors are better as it cuts the noise from road. Rooms having Stadium view are good as you...
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Response from TeamNorbuling, General Manager at Hotel Norbuling
Responded Dec 23, 2019
Thank you so much for your review and we looking forward to seeing you again.
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HonoluluGolfer wrote a review Dec 2019
Aiea, Hawaii791 contributions130 helpful votes
The hotel is located a block from the main street and across the street from the national sports complex. Room was huge (executive room) and on the top floor. The room had a king size bed, sitting area, and desk area. The room also had a safe and a mini-fridge. Great views from 3 big windows. Plenty of heat and hot water. Food was good too. Breakfast had made to order eggs, pancakes, and waffles plus the normal cold items. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Thank you so much for your review and we hope to see you again in the near future !
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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 of the property amenities at Hotel Norbuling?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Norbuling?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Norbuling?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Norbuling?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ambient Cafe, The Zone, and Zombala2 Restaurant.
Does Hotel Norbuling have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Norbuling offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Norbuling located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Thimphu.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Norbuling?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Norbuling?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Simtokha Dzong (4.4 km) and Holidays Bhutan (3.2 km).
Does Hotel Norbuling have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.