Bhutan 5* & Luxury Hotels

Page updated – 16 February 2024.

Amankora Lodges – rated luxury.

The Amankora Luxury Lodge Room in Bumthang
Amankora Luxury Lodge Room - Bumthang

Combining ‘aman’, the Sanskrit word for ‘peace’ and ‘kora’ meaning ‘circular pilgrimage’ in Dzongkha, the Bhutanese language, Amankora is a series of luxury lodges in Bhutan’s central and western valleys.

These small lodges, owned and operated by  Aman Resorts, represent the pinnacle of luxury in Bhutan and are a 5 star ++ standard. You have the option of taking the 7 night or 10 night Amankora Journey or supplement your basic Bhutan traditional hotels with a few nights of luxury.    Read more….

Zhiwa Ling Heritage Resort Paro –  5*

The first upmarket resort in the Paro Valley to be owned and operated by a Bhutanese enterprise.

The 45-room Zhiwa Ling combines the sensibilities of a fine Bhutanese guesthouse with the best of modern day technology. Envisioned and created by a local Bhutanese company, the hotel’s elaborate hand-carved wooden cornices and masterful stonework coexist beautifully with improved telecommunication systems and Swedish under-floor heating.
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Zhiwa Ling Heritage Resort - Lobby

COMO Uma Paro – rated Deluxe 5*

The COMO Villa at the COMO Uma 5 star resort in Paro
COMO Villa - COMO Uma Paro

This Deluxe 5 star resort is located on a pine covered hillside close to Paro town. The 29 room COMO Uma Paro is surrounded by orchards, valleys and terraced mountains. It may lie in a hidden Himalayan kingdom, however when it comes to detail guests used to higher standards of luxury will feel at home.

Built by traditionally trained Bhutanese artisans the hotel is infused with clean lined modernism whilst maintaining the feel of a Bhutanese village melding into the Blue Pine forest on the cliffs above.  Watch the moon rise and the sun set and be moved by the uplifting sense of quiet.  Read more..

COMO Uma Punakha – rated Deluxe 5*

The intimate 11-room COMO Uma Punakha offers a COMO Shambala Spa Retreat featuring 2 treatment rooms, one with a hot stone bath, and traditional Bhutanese therapies.

The hotel is situated on a hillside in the verdant Punakha Valley, a five-hour drive from the airport at Paro Valley, and just 3.5 hours from Thimphu, the Kingdom’s capital. 
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The COMO Uma resort terrace in Punakha
COMO Uma Punakha - Terrace

Gangtey Lodge, Phobjikha Valley – Rated luxury.

The Gangtey Lodge lounge area in Phobjikha Valley
Gangtey Lodge

Gangtey lodge offers every possible comfort that one should expect in a fine country home. It’s remote location in the heart of Bhutan, allows one to take a step back in time; away from the stresses and materialism of modern day life.

All 12 guest suites command sweeping views of the valley below and of the Gangtey Goenpa (monastery). Heated hand cut stone floors and deep bathtubs next to beautiful glass door wood burning stoves (bukharis) complete the sense of luxury and coziness. Read more…..

Le Meridien, Thimphu – rated 5*

Set in downtown with a striking Himalayan backdrop, the hotel is your access point to attractions such as the Memorial Chorten and the Changangkha and Phajoding monasteries.

Guests can experience extraordinary city and mountain views as they exercise in the Fitness Centre or swim laps in the indoor heated pool. Our 78 guest rooms are thoughtfully designed and include nine expansive top-floor suites that incorporate different cultural reference points.  Read more….

The Le Meridien Classic King Room in Thimphu
Le Meridien - Classic King Room

Le Meridien, Paro – rated 5*

The Le Meridien Deluxe King Room in Paro
Le Meridien - Deluxe King Room

Le Meridien Paro, Riverfront is the perfect destination which offers life time opportunity to live and experience the country’s exotic culture and natural beauty with a mix of luxury and comfort. Located 10 minutes from Paro International Airport, Le Meridien Paro, Riverfront is situated on the edge of the Paro River, offering panoramic views of the Eastern Himalayas, making it a perfect stopover for anyone visiting Bhutan. Read more…..

Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary, Paro- rated 5+*

A Unique New Luxury Spa Resort In Bhutan’s Paro Valley. Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary is Bhutans first all-inclusive luxury retreat resort. 

That means all your body, mind & spirit treatments are included in your tour cost. Enjoy a consultation with tradition Bhutanese medical practitioners, Bhutanese massages & herbal treatments; yoga, meditation, hot stone bath and forest bathing.

Tucked away in Neyphu valley, not too far from Paro town, you will be delighted by the sense of isolation surrounded by so much beauty. Read more….

Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary - Twin Share Balcony Room

Pemako Thimphu – rated 5+*

The facade of the Taj Tashi Hotel in Thimphu
Pemako Hotel - Thimphu

Thimphu, the vibrant & charming capital of Bhutan, rests in the heart of the Himalayas at 2350 m above sea level and overlooking the Wang Chu river valley.

The accommodation at the international standard 5* Pemako includes 57 deluxe & luxury rooms and 9 suites. The spacious luxuriously appointed rooms reflect the essence in Bhutanese art and architecture in a contemporary setting with both Thimphu city and mountain views. Read more….

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