Bhutan 5* & Luxury Hotels

Amankora Lodges – rated luxury.

Wed morning (2)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 the internationally acclaimed Aman Resorts, represent the pinnacle of luxury in Bhutan and are a 5 star ++ standard. You have the option of taking the 7 or 10 night Amankora Journey or supplement your basic Bhutan traditional hotels with a few nights of luxury.

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Zhiwa Ling Heritage Resort Paro – Bhutanese style 5*

Bhutan, Paro, Zhiwa Ling Hotel, Main BuildingThe 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.

COMO Uma Paro – rated 5+*

Deluxe room Uma Paro resortThe 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.

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COMO Uma Punakha – rated 5+*

Low_1293127_49017297_mm858_Como_Punakha-1536_FINALThe 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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Dhensa Boutique Resort, Punakha – rated 5*

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Dhensa Punakha sits in the heart of the verdant Punakha Valley. Flanked by thick pine forests, it overlooks the Punakha Chu (river) and hundreds of paddy fields that step down to the valley floor.

The 24 suites are set in six cottages, all with private balconies. They encapsulate the beauty of simplicity; the spacious interiors are deliberately understated in design.
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Gangtey Lodge, Phobjikha Valley – Rated luxury

GANTE GOENPA LODGE GANTE BHUTAN smlGangtey lodge (formerly Gangtey Goenpa 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.

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Taj Tashi Hotel Thimphu – rated 5+*

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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* Taj Tashi 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.

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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.

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