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#14 of 49 hotels in Thimphu
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Gakyil is a branch of Norbu Hospitality. It is a quality hotel located in the heart of Bhutan's capital town Thimphu. It is the sister of OSEL HOTEL. Gakyil is a 40 room 3 star property. It is nearby the best shopping and entertainment areas. The hotel is within easy reach of important cultural landmarks such as the Memorial Chorten, the Textile Museum, the Folk Heritage Museum.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
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Ironing service
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Housekeeping
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Telephone
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Flatscreen TV
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HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi, Nepali
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bretts11 wrote a review Jan 2024
New York City, New York167 contributions94 helpful votes
The location is fantastic for this hotel as it's right in city center. It's easy to walk from the hotel to anywhere in the core city. I took two meals at the restaurant and both were solid buffets. The bar has a good selection of local beers. Staff was very friendly and helpful in every instance. Wifi was a bit in and out, but usually worked well enough to accomplish some tasks.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Neel P wrote a review Dec 2023
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The location of the hotel is perfect, near clock tower. You can see the city view from the window and the market is just few walks away. Really appreciate the restaurant food and the staff who provided awesome service and food. Special thanks to Ms Beema & Wangyal and Gakyil team!!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Nilesh G wrote a review Dec 2023
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Most tasty Indian Food in Thimpu Market Centre. Located at the heart near druk hotel. They have Indian chef, and the staff, especially Leki Wangmo was very hospitable in her approach and took care of our order very well. Overall must visit to have Indian food here.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Spandan Das wrote a review Oct 2023
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What a great experience the best hotel I think everyone was so generous and helpful really a great hotel...the rooms were so clean spacious and service was excellent 👌 mainly the position of the hotel what a great view each of hotel staff and everyone was great , each and every foods were delicious and main thanks for our memorable stay goes to tanmay biswa(chef) urmela gurung and leela@housekeeping with entire team very helpful and polite....i recommend everyone to book the hotel blindly...thanx to gaykil❤️
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: Nothing u guys r the best
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Prabir Kumar Das wrote a review Oct 2023
Howrah, India1 contribution
We stayed at Gakyil Hotel during our trip to Bhutan in October 2023 for 3 nights. We truly loved the hotel. It's location is too good in the capital city of Thimpu. We can easily shop around and find various restaurants surrounding the hotel. The hotel staff members ( Tanmoy @ Chef, Urmela Gurung@FNB, Leela@ housekeeping and entire team ) were very friendly, helpful and polite. The room was spacious, comfortable and the restaurant food was delicious.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Mayz One wrote a review Sep 2023
London, United Kingdom255 contributions317 helpful votes
We stayed at the hotel Gakyil for 3 nights, it's located in the city centre, right next to the clock tower. There is good eatery shops around and souvenir shops. The hotel is very clean and tidy, overall we were very pleased with the service.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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subhash T wrote a review Sep 2023
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Wonderful Experience :- I stayed at Gakyil hotel 3rd time during my business trip to Bhutan in July-2023 and I truly loved the hotel. Great location overall for sightseeing, recreation, dining and getting around. The hotel staff members ( mainly Yuden@Reception, Urmela Gurung@FNB,Bema Dhal @Cafe, Urmila Gurung @ Housekeeping and entire team ) were very helpful, friendly, especially courteous. The room was spacious , extremely comfortable and the restaurant food was delicious. Overall it was splendid experience and I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone travelling to Bhutan - ' The Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon'.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Room Tip: Gakyil hotel is a excellent property located in heart of Thimphu city. Its on city main road and...
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rajdeep c wrote a review Aug 2023
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Staff behavior is excellent. Both morning breakfast staff / attendent and Dinner time staff are excellent. Staff at reception are also very sincere and well mannered. Good work keep it up Ms .Urmela Gurung ,Mr Prosenjit.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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K K wrote a review Aug 2023
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I stayed at this hotel in August 2023. The hotel is located in the middle of Thimphu town, very good location to explore Thimphu town. Breakfast and dinner are very good with unique Bhutanese food. The rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable. The staff was courteous, friendly, and made a good impression. Especially, Eden, Yuden, Bema and Prakiti, they are very helpful. They made our trip wonderful. Thank you very much. I will definitely stay here again on our next visit to Bhutan.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Response from Champa Ghalley, Sales at Gakyil
Responded Nov 30, 2023
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are happy to know that you enjoyed our location, foods, clean room and friendly staff. We will share your message to Eden, Bema and Prakiti for meeting the guest satisfaction. We are pleased to have been a part of creating a lasting memory for you. We appreciate and look forward to welcoming you again. Thank you once again.
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Chandraditya B wrote a review Aug 2023
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Great hospitality and ambience from the support staff. Special mention of Chef Prosenjit Ghosh and support staff Urmila Gurung who looked after very well. A feel good factor staying at Gaykil with such comfort.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Champa Ghalley, Sales at Gakyil
Responded Nov 30, 2023
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for taking your time and sharing your wonderful stay with us. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our hospitality, ambience and specially from Prosenjit and Urmila. We will share your massage to the team. We hope to see you back in Gakyil soon. Thank you.
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PRICE RANGE
C$41 - C$86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
BhutanThimphu DistrictThimphu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
40
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gakyil
Which popular attractions are close to Gakyil?
Nearby attractions include Bhutan Post Office Headquarters (0.6 km), Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan (0.2 km), and Changangkha Lhakhang (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gakyil?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Gakyil?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Gakyil?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gakyil?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ambient Cafe, The Zone, and Zombala2 Restaurant.
Does Gakyil have airport transportation?
Yes, Gakyil offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Gakyil?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Gakyil offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Gakyil?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Nepali.
Are there any historical sites close to Gakyil?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Simtokha Dzong (5.5 km) and Holidays Bhutan (3.4 km).