This boutique hotel, located in Thimphu, Bhutan, is tucked away from noisy city traffic below 12th century Changangkha Lhakhang with wonderful, sweeping views of the Thimphu Valley. The suites are modelled on a mixture of traditional Bhutanese style and service with modern design and soft tones creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. All rooms have underfloor heating, high-quality bedding, separate bedroom and large living space, large private bathroom and kitchen facilities, flat-screen sattelite television, daily housekeeping as well as internet access. In addition to the luxury accommodations, Bhutan Suites also offers fine dining, a bar, relaxing tea-lounge, Wi-Fi broadband internet access, room service, daily housekeeping, currency exchange, 24-hour front desk and laundry service.
Overlooking Thimphu valley and Thimphu River, Hotel Riverview’s 47 rooms are reknown for having just about the best view in the capital city. Just a 5 minute walk from the heart of the city, Hotel Riverview provides the perfect sanctuary. It features 50 spacious and well decorated rooms with attached bathroom and TV, bar with the selection of international and Bhutanese beverages, restaurant serving continental, Chinese, Indian and Bhutanese cuisine, IDD telephone, Laundry, Money Exchange, Conference room, Heating and Business Centre.
Hotel Phuentsho Pelri meaning “Palace of Great Contentment” is a contemporary, central hotel featuring a fusion of traditional Bhutanese architecture and Spacious Modern design. Rooms set around a courtyard, and offer polished floorboards, comfortable mattresses, Cable TV, high speed internet, heating, and tea and coffee facilities. The hotel also offers a conference hall, 24 hour Laundry and dry cleaning, a beauty salon, Business Centre with Wi Fi, Shopping Arcade, a Spa with Greek bath, Sauna and Thai massage.
The recently renovated Hotel Jumolhari is centrally located in town, and offers traditional Bhutanese hospitaility combined with a distinctive boutique style décor. Its 26 carpeted rooms are decorated in warm colours and feature hot & cold shower, cable TV, wifi service and panoramic views of the valley. There is a health club with free sauna and steam room, and an excellent restaurant serving good Indian dishes, among others.
Combining ‘aman’, the Sanskrit word for ‘peace’ and ‘kora’ meaning ‘circular pilgrimage’ in Dzongkha, the Bhutanese language, Amankora is a series of small, luxurious 5 star lodges are situated in picturesque, spectacular locations throughout Bhutan’s western and central valleys. Wood-panelled guest suites feature a combined lounge and bedroom furnished with a king-size bed and a traditional bukhari (wood-burning stove). Lodge amenities include fitness centre, spa/steam rooms and a yoga/mediation room. Amankora’s Spa offers a range of traditional plant and herb-based therapies treatments. The Spa’s rooms is scented with cedarwood, the traditional remedy for respiratory, skin and arthritic conditions.
Located in the heart of Bhutan’s capital, Taj Tashi features 57 deluxe and luxury rooms and 9 suites with dramatic hand-painted walls and sweeping mountain and city views. Reflecting the charm and sensibilities of Bhutan’s rich heritage, the hotel maintains a delicate balance of traditional Bhutanese design with contemporary elegance. Modern comforts include a fitness centre, swimming pool and multi-cuisine dining. The Taj spa, is equipped with single and double treatment suites. Guests can indulge in in Indian holistic and signature treatments specifically designed to maintain physical, mental and spiritual equilibrium in life.
Both Uma Paro and Uma Punakha Resorts are intimate, luxury lodges situated in serene and idyllic locations with stunning views. Uma Paro features 29 beautifully appointed rooms and suites including 9 one-bedroom villas with private spa and courtyard and rich furnishings reflecting Bhutanese culture. Uma Punakha offers 9 hillside Valley View rooms, and 2 free-standing luxury private villas. Both feature Bukhari restaurants serving sumptuous cuisine showcasing the best local ingredients and Bhutanese delicacies alongside a varied international menu. Both resorts also feature standalone COMO Shambhala Retreats offering traditional holistic therapies including a hot-stone bath.
Tenzinling is an intimate, family run resort. Located in a strategic location it gives a bird-eye full view of the Paro valley with a spectacular Paro Dzong in the background. All the 21 rooms have been oriented to give the view of the Dzong. Built in the ancestral land, the resort is surrounded by a small village amidst apple orchards, and rice fields. Facilities at this hotel include a restaurant, a bar and a bakery. It’s location is ideal for exploring the many sites of Paro Valley, with walking and cycling paths situated close by.
Tashi Namgyal Resort is set amidst five acres of lush foliage and sprawling green lawns and has 39 spacious rooms housed in 15 cottages and bungalows. Located outside Paro town, it offers a calm and peaceful environment that merges traditional Bhutanese and modern architecture in its own unique style. The spa facilities include sauna, steam bath, traditional Bhutanese hot stone bath and meditation room. All day dining featuring an extensive daily buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A la Carte options offer the best of continental, Bhutanese and Indian cuisine.
Once the residence of the Penlope of Paro, this 19th century palace-style building is one of the most charming hotels in town. It is located about 0 minutes out of the main township. Gangtey Palace has 19 rooms in total which vary in size. The rooms are simple and comfortable but all have a private bathroom. Many have wonderful views over the valley and the dzong as do the restaurant and bar. The hotel also has a traditional Bhutanese hot stone bath. Facilities are simple but the relaxed and friendly ambience enhances any stay.