Lodge du Chateau

Top choice bed and breakfast in Gonder

Doing things its own way, this owner-managed spot next to the Royal Enclosure has the friendliest service in town, attention to detail and a real commitment to community involvement. The rooms are nicely decorated and have good mattresses, renovated bathrooms and Gonder's best breakfast served in a dining room–lounge perched high to make the best of the valley views.

Ask about its innovative local excursions. It also has a small book exchange and sells its own honey.