Our Superior Selection of Hotels and Guesthouses
Bhutan offers a wide choice of accommodation options, from cosy Bhutanese guesthouses to luxurious resorts. We accommodate our guests in only the highest quality hotels and guesthouses that have been carefully selected for their comfort, service, ambience, cuisine, amenities, cleanliness and management. For those travellers who prefer a higher level of comfort we offer a boutique range of luxurious lodges and resorts with spa and yoga facilities. We can mix and match accommodation to suit any itinerary. Below we have featured some of the preferred hotels and guesthouses that accommodate our guests in whilst travelling with us in Bhutan.
We believe that where you stay is ultimately as important as your journey.
Amankora Luxury Lodges
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.
Six Senses Bhutan
The five, newly opened, boutique Six Senses Bhutan lodges, located in Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey and Bumthang, have been thoughtfully designed to fully immerse travellers in the Kingdom of Bhutan’s natural beauty and culture, offering a contemporary take on traditional Bhutanese architecture and form. The lodges, which vary in style from valley to valley, showcase the diversity and special character of each location. Each elegant room features over-sized decks and large, floor-to-ceiling windows to ensure all views are uninterrupted, ranging from 1 to 3 bedroom suites. They also offer spa and wellness facilities ranging from hot-stone baths in Thimphu and Bumthang and a pyramid meditation room and swedana treatment at Gangtey, to a heated outdoor pool at Punakha or treatment in a spa room overlooking the ruins in Paro.
COMO Uma Paro
Built by classically trained Bhutanese artisans, COMO Uma Paro is infused with modernism’s clean lines whilst maintaining the feel of a Bhutanese village set in a pine forest on the cliffs above. It is located amongst 38 private acres overlooking Paro, and features 29 beautifully appointed rooms and suites rooms combining the colourful accents of traditional Bhutanese craftsmanship with clean-lined contemporary design. Facilities include Como Shambhala Retreat spa, Bukhari restaurant offering a choice of Bhutanese or Indian, as well as western dishes, a yoga studio and compact pool.
COMO Uma Punakha
COMO Uma Punakha is an intimate, luxury lodge situated on a bend along the Mo Chu River, shrouded in the alpine stillness of the Punakha Valley. COMO Uma Punakha offers guests eight light-filled rooms. Two villas – an intimate one-bedroom villa and a family-friendly two-bedroom COMO Villa – provide more luxury in the wilderness. The onsite 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 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.
Le Meridien Thimphu
Located at the heart of Bhutan’s capital, Le Méridien Thimphu features 78 elegant guest rooms and suites boasting authentic Bhutanese-style furnishings and stellar amenities like flat-screen TV, free high speed wi-fi, marble bathroom, an ergonomic workspace and uncompromising views of the local hillsides. The hotel also features the only Pan Asian restaurant in Thimphu, whilst its selection of leisure facilities includes swimming pool and pampering spa.
Le Meridien Paro, Riverfront
Le Meridien Paro, Riverfront is situated on the edge of the Paro River, offering panoramic views of the Eastern Himalayas. The hotel offers 59 guest rooms, including seven suites, each offering striking Himalayan Valley and Paro River views, as well as our signature LM BED and separate soaking bathtub. Other facilities include Spa and an indoor heated pool, Fitness Centre, two restaurants and a bar.
Zhiwa Ling Hotel, Paro
Nestled in the hills outside Paro, the 45-room Zhiwa Ling is an architectural gem that unites Bhutanese culture and heritage with 21st-century comforts. Its main lodge and cottages—each hand-decorated with intricate carvings—are set in a lush landscape of weeping willows and fruit trees. Guest rooms are appointed with oak floors, hand-knotted rugs and rich furnishings reflecting the heritage of the country. Other amenities include fitness centre, sauna, steam room, traditional Bhutanese outdoor hot-stone bath, business centre, Tea House, conference rooms, a Meditation House and its own greenhouse.
Terma Linca Resort, Thimphu
Terma Linca Resort is located at the entrance to Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu, on a curved bank of the Wangchhu (Thimphu River). Featuring 35 traditional rooms and suites, the resort showcases the perfect blend of local architecture, Bhutanese charm and modern convenience. A full service spa and numerous dining options make the resort a perfect location for relaxing after a day of exploring the wonderful bounty of Bhutan’s charm and majesty.
Gangtey Lodge, Phobjikha Valley
The multi-award winning Gangtey Lodge Bhutan offers every comfort and luxury in the remote Phobjikha Valley. Designed in harmony with the local village, the lodge features 12 beautifully designed suites for two, offering sweeping valley views, and a peaceful and comforting experience – with warm fabrics and earthen tones in true Bhutanese style. Unwind by the cosy fireplace and soak in our deep baths looking out over the valley. Facilities include a spa with a traditional Bhutanese hot stone bath, impressive lounge, a restaurant with floor to ceiling windows showcasing both various national dishes, and more modern fusion cuisine, a library and free WiFi throughout.
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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.
Phuentsho Pelri Hotel
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.
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 Namgay Resort
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.
Blending the comfort of modern amenities with village life-style, Janka Resort offers its guest the best of both-worlds. Set amidst paddy fields and an old village house, visitors enjoy glimpses of rural life in Bhutan. In a serene and calm setting, the resort is located a few minutes drive from all the tourist attraction in Paro. The location is suitable for those who wish to enjoy fresh air and tranquility. The resort has 17 spacious superior rooms, 4 deluxe rooms, 1 junior suite with mini bar and a small attached kitchen with breathtaking view of rice fields, old houses and monasteries with mountains in the background from the rooms. The large Windows allow sufficient light and fresh air in the room. All rooms have attached bathroom.
Metta Resort and Spa
Metta Resort is nestled amongst the lush green hills of Paro nearby a local village. The Resort is built in the traditional style of cottages with a touch of contemporary style. All cottages blend harmoniously into the surroundings. The rooms are bright and comfortable with ensuite bathroom, T.V., coffee & tea facilities. It also features free WiFi, Hot stone bath, massage, salon and yoga room. It’s restaurant is often credited with having the some of the best dishes in Paro.
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. All rooms have ensuite bathroom, Wi-Fi, and cable TV. Hotel Lobesa also houses a restaurant where guests can sample traditional Bhutanese and international cuisine. This hotel is building a very good reputation as having amongst some of the best service in the country.
Punatshangchu Cottage is conveniently located with pleasant views of the Punatshangchhu River and the villages of Wangdue. The hotel features traditional Bhutanese architecture as its external structure and modern well appointed rooms and facilities inside. 22 well appointed hotel rooms, housed in two separate buildings are spacious, aew elegantly furnished and have attached bathrooms. The restaurant serving Indian, Chinese, Bhutanese cuisine.
Drubchhu Resort is family owned and managed. Overlooking paddy fields and farm houses, Drubchhu is located on the ruins of an old granary which was built by Zhabdung Jigme Choegyal more than a hundred years ago. The property has a natural spring believed to be a Drubchhu (healing/miraculous water). The large rooms are well appointed with attached bathroom. The multi-cuisine restaurant serves delicious cuisine with produce sourced from the surrounding farmland.
Hotel Meri Phuensum
Situated high above the Punakha Valley, this hotel has wonderful views overlooking the rice terraces and river below. From the main reception there are pathways leading to the traditionally structured cottages which lie in clearings among the pine trees. Each cottage is simple in decor but cosy, tastefully furnished and has its own private balcony. It has a large dining area and bar serving Indian, Chinese, Continental and Bhutanese cuisine and range of international and local beverages. There is also a small and nice sit-out porch with gardens and flowering plants.
Located 3 km from Wangduephodrang and 15 km from Punakha, Dragon’s Nest is situated on the banks of the Punatsangchhu river. Refurbished in 2007, the resort offers a total of 17 rooms, with a balcony overlooking a breathtaking view of the river, the village and the Wangdue Dzong.
Encircled by pine forests in the hidden valley of Phobjikha, the Dewachen Hotel features 16 spacious and charming double rooms built in the traditional Bhutanese architectural style each with a modern bathroom with shower and heavenly bedding comforts. Each of the rooms has a wood-burning stove (bukhari) for heating. Both the rooms and the restaurant serving delicious cuisine look out across the beautiful Phobjikha valley. From the hotel is just few minutes walking distance from the marshes where the endangered Black Necked Cranes reside during the winter months.
Yangkhil Resort offers 21 spacious rooms of modern design combined with traditional Bhutanese architecture and wooden flooring. All rooms are warm and comfortable, fully insulated and the bathroom has a bath tub with a shower. It offers multi-cuisine restaurant, lush green and colorful gardens with a traditional bridge, water wheel, a fish pond, and breathtaking panoramic view of Trongsa Dzong, Taa Dzong, Mangde Chhu (river) and a view of mountains soaring over 10,000 feet.
Puenzhi Guest House
Puenzi Guesthouse is located 2 kms outside of Trongsa town on a steep slope. It features 32 rooms with attached bathroom and stunning balcony views of the Trongsa Dzong, the Ta Dzong Museum, and the deep valley of Mangde Chhu, and is surrounded by the Black Mountain range. It has a restaurant, and a pathway leading directly to the Dzong and the Ta Dzong Museum.
Rinchenling Lodge is a family run hotel offering 38 spacious rooms with wood burning stoves for added comfort, large beds, ensuite bathroom, and a restaurant featuring delicious home cooked cuisine, and a beautiful garden. The water in the hotel is directly sourced from a local spring. It also features traditional hot stone bath that is mixed with a fusion of local herb. You can walk to the famous landmarks in Bumthang like Jambay Lhakhang and Kurjey Lhakhang from the hotel.
Nestled picturesquely on a hilltop facing Chamkhar Chu (river), this charming family run lodge provides panoramic vistas. It features comfortable rooms decorated in a traditional style. All 35 rooms are well furnished with attached bathroom, a balcony to enjoy the stunning view of the surrounding valley and mountains, and traditional ‘Bukhari’ heating. The restaurant offers Indian, Chinese and Bhutanese cuisine and bar has the selection of international and Bhutanese beverages.
Swiss Guest House
This hotel is the oldest guest house in Bumthang, and is located amongst a pretty apple orchard on a ridge on the edge of Jakar overlooking the Chamkhar Chu, Jakar Dzong and the valley. The 10 wood panelled, double rooms are charming and comfortable, paneled in wood with attach bath and nice shower fittings. The food in the restaurant of Swiss Guest House is known to be one of the finest in Bumthang, with its specialty being dishes of Switzerland.
26 large wood paneled rooms with a sitting area, king-sized beds, wood stove, private bathroom as well as bedspreads and drapes of traditional Bhutanese fabric.The restaurant offers delicious cuisine including local Bumthang favourites, bar, mini-library and Wi-Fi in public areas. It also features beautiful views of the valley and the Dzong.