Western Bhutan boasts a number of five star hotels, allowing you to experience the wonders of the Himalayan Kingdom, while enjoying the comfort and service of luxury lodgings. Choose from a selection of the following:
Part of the Aman Resorts International group, the name Amankora brings together the Sanskrit word for peace (Aman) and the Bhutanese term for a circular pilgrimage (kora). Amankora has five lodges, located in the five main valleys of Western and Central Bhutan: Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Phobjikha and Bumthang. Each lodge is peacefully situated and has its own unique central hub. Guest suites are identical and the lodges pride themselves on unparalleled service. Enjoy beautiful spa facilities and gourmet cuisine, both Bhutanese and international.
Part of the international Taj Group of hotels, the Taj Tashi is an imposing building on the main street of Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu. Perfectly located to allow easy access to the city’s central attractions, the Taj has all the facilities you would expect of a five star international hotel.
Uma by Como
Luxury hotel group, Como Hotels, has two lodges in Bhutan: one in the Paro Valley, not far from the international airport and another set on a hillside, among terraced rice fields, in the Punakha Valley. Both lodges offer guests distinctive design elements, elegant accommodation and the highest standards of service, dining and spa facilities.
Gangtey Lodge is set in the beautiful Phobjikha Valley, the winter nesting ground for the endangered black-necked cranes. With only twelve guest suites, the lodge has an intimate feel. It has been meticulously designed to reflect Bhutanese rural architecture and offers guests the highest standards in luxury accommodation.
Zhiwa Ling was the first locally owned hotel to cater to the luxury market. Located in the Paro valley, a short drive from Paro town, the hotel reflects traditional Bhutanese style, with ornate wooden pillars sourced from Gangtey Monastery. Guests are welcome to visit the Buddhist temple located on the top floor. The hotel offers a variety of room types, a spa, restaurant serving international and local cuisine and the Mad Monk bar.
Zhiwa Ling plans to open a sister property in Thimphu later in 2017.
Terma Linca Resort & Spa
Situated on the banks of the river, Terma Linca enjoys a peaceful setting a short drive from Thimphu and is overlooked by the Buddha Dordenma, one of the largest Buddhist statues in the world. Rooms are spacious, combining modern facilities with traditional Bhutanese architecture and design. The hotel offers relaxing communal areas, international and Bhutanese dining and a range of spa treatments.
There are two, recently opened, Le Meridien properties in Bhutan: one in Paro, overlooking the river and the other in central Thimphu, not far from the National Memorial Chorten. Guests can enjoy all the facilities of a luxury international hotel.
Stays in any of these hotels can be combined with visits to festivals, sightseeing and/or trekking tours. Allow us to design a tour for you, staying in the best hotels Bhutan has to offer. Contact us for more information.