Discover the beauty of Bhutan by being perched on the top of a hill with blue pine trees all around. Close to the sightseeing spits of Paro, Hotel Olthang has the best of both worlds – ease of sightseeing and being able to unplug and relax. This is one of the oldest hotels in Bhutan. Since the hotel has been around since 1974, the guests were even invited to the coronation of His Majesty the fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuk.
Meri Puensum ResortBhutan
A family-run resort, Meri Puensum offers ideal environs to match the serene valley of Punakha. Local tradition is a large part of the hospitality here. Of all the things, the dining is one of the best parts of the heritage hotel. Here you can have local cuisine. Well-equipped Standard and Deluxe rooms offer comfort after a whole day of sightseeing, the access to which is very easy from here.
Naksel Boutique ResortBhutan
Emulating the local aesthetics, Naksel is an ideal pad to take in nature’s beauty in Paro. More than anything Naksel is built on the foundation of sustainable tourism in an eco friendly, energy efficient way with a sound concept of keeping in tune with local heritage. This can be seen in the mud brick walls, intricate pillars and locally crafted furniture. A stay at Naksel is local immersion in every way possible.
Local heritage and contemporary amenities come together at Hotel Ariya in Thimphu. Spacious rooms, a well equipped spa and in-house dining options including a café are the highlight of this boutique hotel. The hotel also lies in a central location, so access to all sightseeing places are convenient.
Hotel Taj TashiBhutan
Propped in the valley of Thimphu, Bhutan’s Dzong architecture and modern design comes together at Taj Tashi. In true Taj style, the hotel is a cynosure of comfort and luxury, although with an earthy feel. The 66 spacious suites, ample dining options, a relaxing spa and insights into the local culture add up to make this a memorable stay for guests. The best part is the musical evenings, when local artists enthrall guests with traditional music.
The largest 5 star hotel in Thimphu, Le Meridien offers exemplary amenities and facilities, true to the trusted brand. Both chic and contemporary, yet rooted in local aesthetics, the 78 rooms are spacious and well equipped. The hotel is located in the heart of the city with great access to sightseeing spots. An indoor pool, spa and many dining options make it a class apart.
Termalinca Resort & SpaBhutan
Located on the Phuntsholing- Thimphu highway, the resort is suffused in refined simplicity and local architecture. The luxurious rooms and the spa are the highlight of the hotel. Add to that the stunning location at the edge of the river and you have the perfect place to unwind. There are three dining options in the resort and ample local information to help you plan your day.
Wellness is the highpoint of Amankora in Bumthang in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. The hotel has 16 suites that overlook the Wandichholing Palace, within the town of Jakar in the Choekhor Valley. Amankora is one of the best accommodations in the country that truly offers a place to unwind and unplug. Even the dining experience is special with Bhutanese ingredients as the mainstay of the menu. Romantic dinners, easy hikes and knowledgeable experts at the resort who can help you plan the days are a part of the experience.
A gurgling river and the idyllic view of mountains give you company at Le Meridien, Paro. The resort offers contemporary amenities, world class dining options and is accessible to all sightseeing options. Even though the hotel has all modern amenities, it s the local aesthetics that add to its charm. The good thing is that, no matter which room you choose, you can get great views, either the mountains or the sprawling garden below.
Reach here via a suspension bridge – what a great way to add intrigue to your accommodation. Apart from just the entry intrigue, the hotel is a haven for those who want to be wedged in nature’s lap. The Mo Chu River flows close to the resort and the rooms overlook paddy fields. There are only 8 suites, which ensure that you get personalized attention at all times. Local aesthetics in the architecture is an additional charm.
Located at an enviable spot in the Paro Valley, Uma Como is a 29-roomed luxury resort. Contemporary facilities and amenities complement the high-end spa of the hotel, which is the most popular part of the experience here. The view of the forests, mountains and the dipping valley add to the cathartic time here.
At Amankora in Gangtey, guests have the front row seats to stunning landscapes. Eight suites overlook the undulating valleys of Gangtey and the 16th century Gangtey Goemba monastery, offering tranquil environs to unplug. This is part of a wildlife reserve, which means that one is constantly in company of nature. Here, every window literally gives you a glimpse of the untouched Bhutan with magnificent views. Add to that the facilities, and you have a perfect holiday. Easy hikes from the resort, great rooms and cycling circuits surround the property.
The cosy boutique hotel offers the best of Bhutanese culture and aesthetics, along with contemporary facilities and amenities of the 21st century. The hotel is built on a 10acre sprawling farm, but has the best of both worlds – a bar, meditation room, many dining options and comfortable rooms that overlook the towering mountains around. The environs along with the facilities make this an excellent local pick to stay at.
The Village LodgeBhutan
Located in the vibrant valley of Bumthang, The Village Lodge offers nine rooms, making it a cosy and personalized stay. Even though the lodge is well equipped with modern amenities, it is the nature’s lush hand around it that makes it one of the preferred boutique places for travellers to stay. A multicuisine restaurant, lounge, bar and wi-fi is part of the offering.
Operating since 1985, Hotel Druk is one of the oldest and well-seasoned heritage accommodations of Bhutan. The highlight of your stay lies in the warm hospitality and the aesthetics of the hotel. Comfy rooms and attentive staff make your stay comfortable. Since you’re in the middle of town, it is easy to access the sightseeing spots of the town.
One of the recommended places to stay in Paro, Gangtey is the embodiment of the hospitality and aesthetics of Bhutan. It is a 19th century Bhutanese building that was once the residence of the penlop of Paro. Historical charm apart, it has rooms that overlook the garden, ample dining options and a cosy bar to unwind at the end of the day. This is truly one of the most atmospheric stays of the Kingdom.
Dragon’s Nest ResortBhutan
Visit here for sweeping views of the Punakha Valley and the frothy river that flows right next to it. The hotel is a heritage property that offers 16 comfortable rooms and breathtaking views of the surroundings. The hotel has a multicuisine restaurant, wi-fi, laundry service and a lounge but its charm lies in the views.
Located at the edge of a valley, Dewachen is the perfect place to see the black-necked cranes of the Phobjikha Valley. The rooms are traditionally styled but are fitted with ample amenities and facilities. It is also great for sightseeing, as it is accessible to popular sites. However, chances are that the guest will want to remain in the soothing ambience of the hotel itself.
Overlooking the Paro valley, the Dewachen Resort is a great option for visitors. It lies only 20 mins from the airport and transports you into the heart of the mountain Kingdom immediately. Expect traditional aesthetics, warm hospitality and excellent facilities and amenities. The dining options include local Bhutanese food and that inspired from Tibet and India.
Nestled in the stunning Bumthang valley, the resort faces the river. What more can a traveller ask for? The lodge features comfortable rooms that are furnished in traditional style. All rooms are equipped with comfortable furniture, attached bath, running hot & cold water, heating and also offer sweeping views from the lodge balcony and verandah. There is an in-house restaurant with Indian, Chinese and Bhutanese cuisine and a bar.
Nestled in a copse of pinewood and an exclusive view of the Wangdicholing palace, the Mountain Lodge is aimed at those who want to unplug from the bustle of cities. Here, you can surrender to nature and relax. Easy hikes, access to sightseeing spots, local cuisine in the restaurant and great views from all the rooms are the highlights.
Clean lines, spacious rooms and an uncluttered ambience make for the look and feel of Hotel Gakyil. Its simplicity in aesthetics is made up for by the indulgent hospitality by the family that runs it. The best insights about the city and culture come from them. Since it lies in the heart of the city, the hotel offers excellent access to get around.
Nivvana Lodge & Home StayBhutan
The field outside Nivvana Lodge and homestay is it’s biggest aesthetic tinge. You can only see green as far as your sight goes. The lodge and homestay promises a quick induction and orientation to local life, away from the trappings of the hotels. It’s an unfussy, basic place but one that is characterful in more ways than one.
Dhensa Boutique ResortBhutan
Located in the heart of the lush Punakha town, the Dhensa Boutique resort offers an exclusive insight into local Bhutanese culture by focusing on the simplicity of life. This, by no means, means that the amenities and facilities are in dearth. In fact, the hotel has a contemporary ambience but the location in the middle of the hills, throws you in the heart of Bhutan’s stunning landscape.
One of Bhutan’s best concept hotels, this one is suited to the sensibilities of a discerning traveller. Namgay Heritage takes great pride in bringing the guests closer to the local culture through architecture, arts and crafts. The highlight for many is the Chimi House of Design, an in-house studio where you can buy local textiles and curios.
Lechuna Heritage LodgeBhutan
A gem for the offbeat traveller, Lechuna is a traditional farmhouse in the Haa Valley. Untouched by western influences, it stays in a time wrap with no hurry - an ideal place to switch off from city life. A day at the farm and walks around the villages is what one should look out for, when at Lechuna.
Located in Paro, the 29-roomed resort offers a brilliant blend of cultural orientation and a stunning view of the mountain-scapes around. The rooms are accented with luxurious nuances with local Bhutanese hues. The resort is also focussed towards holistic healing with an indulgent spa and dining experience that goes along with it.
Gangtey Geonpa LodgeBhutan
The wood and stone lodge in Gangtey amps up the trip with its nature inclined aesthetics. The 12 suites with in-room fireplaces are pods of luxury but where you would really like to relax is the dining area with earthen fireplaces and an incredible floor-to-ceiling window, offering a magnificent view of the mountains and the valleys below.