Bhutan luxury accommodation – Resorts, lodges & deluxe hotels
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Our preferred selection of luxurious resorts, boutique lodges and private villas provide the perfect base from which to explore our Dragon Kingdom. These include:
- Amankora Resorts
- Uma Paro & Uma Punakha
- Taj Tashi
- Zhiwa Ling Resort
Whilst reflecting the charm and sensibilities of Bhutan’s rich heritage, our selection of Bhutan luxury accommodation options offer contemporary elegance and every modern comfort. These include Ayurveda, massage and facials, hot stone bath house, gym, multi-cuisine dining and swimming facilities.
We can also easily accommodate more modest budgets with a carefully selected range of the highest quality deluxe hotels. These accommodations offer clean and comfortable rooms, superior service, ambience and cuisine, are well located and are infused with warm Bhutanese hospitality. Whilst some of these hotels and lodges are modern and fitted out with luxury amenities, others are built in more traditional architectural style.
One of the benefits of travelling with Amulet is our ability to easily mix and match accommodation to best suit your itinerary, budget and complement your style of travel.
Bhutan Luxury Accommodation
Amankora’s five distinct, luxury lodges are located in the country’s central and western regions. Each one offers the luxury and convenience of a well-appointed private residence with its own character, setting and experience. Deriving its name from two words, ‘Aman’ meaning ‘peace’ in Sanskrit and ‘kora’ meaning ‘circular pilgrimage’ in Dzongkha, (Bhutan’s language), Amankora Resorts combine contemporary design with traditional features, along with an indulgent spa and impeccable dining. Wood-panelled suites feature a combined lounge and bedroom furnished with king size bed, Bukhari (wood-burning stove) and a large terrazzo-cladbath. Suites are individually heated during the cooler winter months and air-conditioned in the summer months.
The Amankora lodge in Paro is nestled among glistening conifers in a 24-suite pine forest retreat. Amankora Thimphu, raised up in a blue-pine forest, sits close to the capital’s intriguing sights and shops. Amankora Punakha is set in sparkling verdancy just north of the resplendent Punakha Dzong. Amankora Gangtey, set in the remote wilderness of the Phobjikha valley, proffers magical views across the bird-strewn gorge and to the empowering Gangtey Goemba, a 16th century monastery. Amankora Bumthang rests adjacent to First and Second King’s palace, Wangdichholing amidst a valley sprinkled with an exotic mix of sloping pine forests, apple orchards, and restful fields of farm produce.
Uma Paro & Uma Punakha Resorts
Built by traditionally trained Bhutanese artisans, Uma Paro is infused with clean lined modernism whilst maintaining the feel of a Bhutanese village melding into the Blue Pine forest on the cliffs above. It is located amongst 38 acres of pristine forest overlooking Paro, and features 29 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, including 8 one-bedroom villas with private spa and courtyard. In-room facilities include high speed internet access (main building only), satellite TV, DVD players, an electronic personal safe, yoga mats and minibar.
Uma Punakha is an intimate, luxury lodge situated on a bend in the Mo Chu river, shrouded in the alpine stillness of the Punakha Valley. Uma Punakha offers guests nine hillside Valley View rooms, and two free-standing luxury private villas (one One-Bedroom Villa and one two-bedroom COMO Villa). Their Bukhari restaurant serves both local and international cuisine, while the standalone COMO Shambhala Retreat offers traditional holistic therapies.
Taj Tashi Thimphu
Located in the heart of Bhutan’s capital, Taj Tashi combines elements of Bhutan’s architectural traditions with modern luxury.
The 66 rooms and 9 suites are adorned with hand-painted murals of swirling clouds – a recurring motif in Bhutanese art – affording striking highlights of the region’s art and colour whilst also offering sweeping views of the surrounding mountains and township. Elegant, expansive and luxuriously appointed, the rooms pamper guests with the finest amenities, including large bathrooms featuring warmed floors and heated towel bars.
A perfect setting to relax and refresh during your stay in Thimphu. Spend time in one of the hotel’s traditional themed cafe’s and restaurant, or find yet more ways to relax with a special ‘Bhutanese Hot Stone Bath’ at the Taj Spa. Other signature treatments involve an invigorating massage, followed by a relaxing poultice, as well asintricate bathing rituals developed to prepare royalty for their wedding day.
Zhiwa Ling Resort
The 45-room Zhiwa Ling hotel combines the sensibilities of a fine Bhutanese guesthouse with the best of 21st Century technology. Envisioned and created by a local Bhutanese company, the hotel’s elaborate hand-carved wooden cornices and masterful stonework coexist beautifully with cutting-edge telecommunication systems and Swedish under-floor heating.
Set on 10 acres, Zhiwa Ling features a Spa ofeering a fitness centre, sauna, steam room and traditional Bhutanese outdoor hot-stone bath. Other features include a bar, business centre, Tea House, conference rooms, a Meditation House and two restaurants specialising in contemporary international cuisine and classic Bhutanese dishes.
Preferred Range of Deluxe & Superior Hotels
Tashi Namgay Resort – Paro
Tashi Namgay 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.
Tenzinling Resort – Paro
Tenzinling is an intimate, family run resort. All the 21 rooms have been oriented to provide a full view of the Paro valley with a spectacular Paro Dzong. The resort is surrounded by a small village amidst apple orchards, and rice fields.
Dorji Elements – Thimphu
Dorji elements is a new hotel in Thimphu. This hotel has a total of 24 rooms, of which 7 are suites and 4 are deluxe rooms.
Terma Linca Resort and Spa – Thimphu
Terma Linca is a luxury 30-room resort blending Bhutanese architecture with modern comfort and conveniences. The natural beauty of the river that weaves throughout the property lets your mind relax while you breathe in the crisp fresh air and absorb the stunning surrounding mountainous landscape. The Spa features a gym, sauna, steam room, aerobics and yoga room and hot stone bath.
Hotel Galingkha – Thimphu
Recently resorted, Hotel Galingkha is situated literally in the heart and junction of what is the burgeoning capital of Bhutan in Thimphu. It is hotel is one of the oldest hotels in the kingdom and offers standard and deluxe rooms.
Hotel Pedling – Thimphu
Hotel Pedling has over 33 rooms, comprising of Suite, Deluxe and Standard types. Located in the heart of the business and shopping areas of Thimphu, Hotel Pedling is one of Thimphu’s most popular hotels for international travellers.
Dhensa Resort – Punakha
Dhensa Resort is a boutique property built by the handiwork of local Bhutanese artisans flanked by thick pine forests overlooking the Punakha River. All 24 suites have spacious interiors and private balconies that encapsulate the beauty of simplicity. It also offers a Spa with steam room and sauna.
Hotel Lobesa – Punakha
A relatively new hotel, Hotel Lobesa offers comfortable and spacious room, reminiscent of the unique charm of boutique hotels. Most rooms have balconies overlooking the lush and verdant fields and valleys of the region.
Punatshangchhu Cottages – Punakha
The hotel has a traditional Bhutanese architecture as its external structure and modern well appointed rooms and facilities inside. 22 hotel rooms, housed in two separate buildings are spacious, elegantly furnished and have attached toilets with modern fittings.
Gangtey Goenpa Lodge – Phobjikha Valley
Gangtey Goenpa Lodge features 12 spacious guest rooms with plush custom furnishings offering sweeping views of the valley below. Heated hand cut stone floors and deep bathtubs next to beautiful glass door and wood burning stoves (“bhukaris”) complete the sense of luxury and coziness.
Hotel Dewachen – Phobjikha Valley
Encircled by pine forests in the hidden valley of Phobjikha, the Dewachen Hotel features sixteen double rooms featuring modern bathroom fittings, heavenly bedding comforts, and a restaurant with a magnificent view and the finest cuisine.
Raven Crown Resort – Trongsa
Overlooking the amazing Trongsa Valley and the Trongsa Dzong, Raven Crown Resort is built around a set of oak trees giving it a natural and tranquil atmosphere befitting its natural surroundings. The hotel 37 rooms and suites, a spa centre featuring traditional Bhutanese Hot Stone Bath, steam rooms as well as a year round heated swimming pool.
Yangkhil Resort – Trongsa
Yangkhil Resort offers 21 rooms with modern amenities. It offers lush green and colorful gardens, a fish pond, breathtaking panoramic view of Trongsa Dzong, Taa Dzong, Mangde Chhu (river) and a view of mountains soaring over 10,000 feet.
Hotel Ugyenling – Bumthang
Hotel Ugyenling has 20 beautifully designed deluxe rooms with living room and wood burning stoves called Bukhari. The hotel offers many facilities including a business center with broadband internet, a conference hall with seating capacity for 40, and a traditional hot stone bath.
Hotel Peling – Bumthang
Hotel Peling has a lovely setting in the peaceful countryside of the Bumthang Valley. With just 24 rooms, this small hotel has a friendly and intimate atmosphere. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms and balconies overlooking the gardens and valley below.
Yugharling Resort – Bumthang
Yugharling Resort is located in a superb location with breathtaking views of woven mountains, temples, palace, villages, a winding river, paddy fields and grazing cattle. It features a Suite, 4 Junior Suites, Family Rooms, 34 Standard Deluxe Rooms, 3 Standard Rooms and a serene spa with Sauna, Jacuzzi and Massage facilities.