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Guesthouses and B&Bs
The last word in luxury in Bumthang, the sleek dzonglike Amankora sits beside Wangdichholing Palace in apple and pear orchards. Rooms are spacious with king-size beds, soaring ceilings and a central, sumptuous bathtub. Rates include all meals.
Gongkhar Guest House
This excellent hotel, 1.5km southeast of Jakar, has spacious, cosy and comfortable rooms with bukhari s and super-clean bathrooms...
Hotel Araya Zamlha
Situated alongside the main road, before the turn-off to Ura, this tavern has rooms for rent, some with attached bathrooms, and can provide basic meals. Their main business is in herbal medicines and dried mushrooms.
Hotel Home has simple pine-clad rooms – try and get one with a valley view – with large bathrooms that oddly face the corridor. The large dining room is made cosy with a big bukhari .
A lodge-style place that offers spacious deluxe rooms with reliable hot water, air-con, comfy mattresses and a cosy restaurant.
This lavish new hotel has huge rooms with balconies and good views, though maintenance is already an issue (most of our electrical outlets seemed to be broken). Wi-fi is patchy outside of the reception. Rooms are heated, but there are no TVs...
Hotel Ugyen Ling
Owned by one of Bhutan's biggest travel agencies, this walled compound is close to Wangdichholing Palace and offers above-average accommodation...
Jakar Village Lodge
Boasting some of the best food in Bumthang, this hotel situated down a narrow village lane below the dzong is run by an ex-dzongdag (district administrator) who will regale you with stories as you sample his assortment of teas and freshly ground coffe...
Kaila Guest House
This is the closest hotel to Jakar bazaar and is a favourite of NGO workers, who get a 20% discount on the cosy, recently renovated rooms...
Leki Guest House
The Leki is one of the oldest hotels in the valley, with 15 rooms in one traditional-style building...
Mepham Guest House
This hidden guesthouse nestles just below the Lhodrak Kharchu Goemba, making it perfect for Buddhist practitioners headed for dawn prayers...
This cosy lodge has wood-panelled rooms in a large two-storey building overlooking Wangdichholing Palace...
This concrete local inn in the bazaar is a good place for lunch and it serves cold Red Panda beer. The nine upstairs wooden-floored rooms are decent and come with private bathrooms, catering to a mix of locals and visiting NGO staff.
Ogyen Chholing Guest House
The superbly rustic Ogyen Chholing Guest House in the palace grounds has two excellent suites and four smaller basic rooms and offers a tranquil overnight retreat. Proceeds go to the trust.
Puenzhi Guest House
A 4km drive high above the town leads to this place, run by the former governor of Trongsa. The deluxe rooms are the best – airy and spacious with eagle-eye views down to the Ta Dzong, Trongsa Dzong and the Black Mountains...
This hotel is run by amiable Dasho Jampel Ngedup and family. It has spacious rooms with quality mattresses and an excellent restaurant...
This popular place has a variety of rooms overlooking the valley south of town...
Shingkhar Guest House is a great base from where to explore the village. The rooms are pretty basic, with mud walls and solar electricity, but still cosy. Meals are available.
Swiss Guest House
It doesn't get more bucolic than this wooden farmhouse surrounded by apple orchards on a hill overlooking the valley. In 1983 this was the first guesthouse in Bumthang, but there have been plenty of upgrades since then...
Tashi Ninjay Guest House
The views of the dzong are superb from this inn so make sure you get one of the upper-floor rooms with a balcony. Rooms are comfortable, the staff are super friendly and it's the only tourist-grade hotel in the town itself.
This family-run place is probably the best choice in town, with a charming flower-strewn porch and pleasant balcony seating. The fresh, tiled rooms come with hot-water bathrooms and even a coffeemaker...
A small family-run farmhouse with simple room.
Ugyen Chholing Hotel
This family-run inn is probably the best of the cheapies, with a decent restaurant, western-style bathroom and hot-water geyser.
A BTCL luxury option next to Wangdichholing Dzong.