A definite must-stay for visitors to Bhutan is the Gangtey Goenpa Lodge in Wangduephodrang.
From adventure ballooning to the comfort and luxury of a fine country home, the multi-award winning Gangtey Goenpa Lodge, is located near a cluster of farmhouses in the picturesque village of Gangtey Goenpa just 5 minutes’ walk away from the monastery.
The luxury hotel has 12 guest rooms which offer sweeping views of the beautiful Gangtey valley.
Designed by Mary Lou Thomson, who has worked on some of the world’s most prestigious resort projects, the interiors and furnishings showcase aspects of the vibrant local culture.
The Lodge draws upon the unique traditional architecture of the country and the interiors with their warm earthen tones and rich colors make for a distinct Bhutanese flavor.
The focal point of the lodge will be an informal lounge and dining space with wall to ceiling views of the valley below. Plush leather sofas and rich fabrics will invite guests to share the day’s adventures around two impressive fireplaces encased in local stone.
Gangtey Goenpa Lodge had a soft launch in November 2013.