Hotels

in Bhutan

Hotels in Bhutan

Hotels in Bhutan are rated according to a National 5 Star rating System. All Tour Operators are required to provide their guests with a minimum of 3 Star accommodations so you can be assured of your comfort. Most hotels provide their guests with Television, Room Service, Fitness Centers, Spas and Wi-fi. However the exact services available will vary from hotel to hotel.

A wide variety of accommodation is available ranging from luxurious 5-star hotels to cozy little hotels and homestays in traditional Bhutanese homes and settings. Additionally visitors embarking on long treks will be provided with tents and whatever other camping equipment is deemed necessary. Regardless of where they stay, visitors can be assured of their comfort and traditional Bhutanese hospitality.

The Hotel Star Rating System by a joint team of Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), Tourism Council Of Bhutan (TCB), Hotel & Restaurant Association of Bhutan (HRAB) and foreign consultants ranks the accommodations on a scale of 1-5 stars based on an exhaustive set of criteria which includes eco-friendly elements and international best practices adapted to Bhutanese needs and local aesthetics. 

Based on this rating system, establishments are classified into: 

  1. Farm-stays
  2. Home-stays
  3. Resorts
  4. Hotels
  5. Guesthouses 
Hotels in Paro
Hotels in Thimphu
Hotels in Punakha & Wangdue
Hotels in Gangtey
Hotels in Bumthang

Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary

The first and only 5-star traditional spa-inclusive resort in Bhutan. It is the perfect choice for travelers seeking the essence of Bhutan with the best location to enjoy all-inclusive culinary surprises.

COMO Uma Paro

COMO Uma Paro, is an intimate, 29-room resort featuring the most exclusive private villas in Bhutan with an enviable location in the Paro Valley. This puts you within striking distance of the country’s great cultural landmarks.

Le Meridien Paro Riverfront

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.

Zhiwa Ling Heritage

Zhiwa Ling Heritage is an exuberant celebration of the best of a 1,000-year-old culture combined with modern day innovations. Every part of the hotel is handmade, from the massive hand-carved wooden beams to the colourful, hand-painted ceilings and walls.

Naksel Boutique Hotel

Located thirty minutes from Paro International Airport, Naksel Boutique Hotel & Spa is a luxury retreat where the comforts of man and the presence of nature combine for a peaceful escape in the hills of Bhutan.

Haven Resort

Part of the Haven brand (Thailand), Haven Resort is a new stylish and sophisticated 4 star boutique resort, where modern luxury meets Bhutanese tradition with a panoramic view of the Himalayan hillside.

Tenzinling Resort

An intimate, family-run resort, Tenzinling is Located amidst apple orchards and rice fields with a bird-eye full view of the Paro valley with the spectacular Paro Dzong in the background.

Metta Resort

A 5-minute drive from the famous Kichu Lhakhang, Bhutan Metta Resort and Spa is located in the beautiful town of Paro. Guests can access the property in 15 minutes’ drive from Paro International Airport.

Hotel Olathang

Established in 1974 for guests invited to the coronation of the 4th King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the 23 acre property set amidst pine trees is located 5 kms from Paro International Airport, overlooking the beautiful and scenic Paro valley.

Tiger’s Nest Resort

The hotel offers you the chance to explore inner peace amongst tranquil surroundings, nature, spaciousness and distant farmlands. It is also a great place for family vacations, trekkers, bicyclists and nature lovers.

Le Meridien Thimphu

Located at the heart of Bhutan’s capital city, Le Meridien Thimphu is just steps away from shops and entertainment, and conveniently accessible to Memorial Chorten, Tashichho Dzong and other celebrated attractions.

Hotel Osel

Situated within the heart of the Thimphu valley but just off the main road, Osel features among the largest in-class rooms and are among the only few properties within the city limits to still have amazing views.

Dhensa Boutique Resort

Dhensa Punakha marries contemporary design with this Himalayan Kingdom’s ancient and alluring ways. At the core of the Dhensa Punakha philosophy lies the sense of innocence and peace that permeates everything about Bhutan.

Four Boutique Hotel

The Four Boutique Hotel is spectacularly located in the pristine and lush valley of Punakha, like blue lapis lazuli indulging in the serene reflection and quite whispering of Punatsangchhu, a true confluence of Bhutanese traditional old and global modernity.

Gangtey Lodge

The multi-award winning Gangtey Lodge Bhutan offers every comfort and its remote location and stunning design in the heart of Bhutan, allows one to take a step back in time, away from the stresses and distractions of modern day life.

RKPO Gangtey

A rustic-styled property with gorgeous views across the Gangtey Valley, RKPO is good value for no-frill guests. A good point from which to hike and take in local sights, this humble hotel has served as the King’s accommodations whilst visiting the valley.

Yugharling Resort

Yugharling Resort has been in operation since 2009 and are the only 4 stars resort in Bumthang with modern amenities while still maintaining the authenticity of the valley.

Hotel Ugyenling

Hotel Ugyenling is the first Bhutanese owned deluxe hotel located next to the historical Wangduechholing Palace. The property has twenty beautifully designed deluxe rooms with a separate sitting room and traditional wood burning stoves called “bukhari”.

Luxury Resorts in Bhutan

AMANKORA

The first resort in Bhutan with five lodges across its central and western valleys, Amankora has been a part of this legendary Buddhist Kingdom for 16 years. Dedicated to providing an unparalleled experience of this pristine, year-round destination – one of the happiest places in the world – Amankora’s five lodges are each a sanctuary designed to complement its uniquely beautiful setting.

AMANKORA PARO
AMANKORA THIMPHU
AMANKORA PUNAKHA
AMANKORA GANGTEY
AMANKORA BUMTHANG
 
Paro Lodge, Amankora – Bhutan

At an elevation of 2,250 metres, Paro Valley makes a beguiling start or an atmospheric end to an Amankora journey. Hidden in thick pine the 24-suites, with walls clad in wood and black steel panelling, contrast rustic elements with contemporary design. Amenities include king-size beds, traditional wood-burning stoves and banquette window-seats, while bathrooms featured terrazzo-clad bathtubs, twin vanities, a separate shower and toilet. Hiking and cycling are arguably the best ways to explore the incredible landscape, and every lodge offers an exhaustive list of options and routes. In addition, guests will be given a ‘top ten’ list of experiences to try in each locality.

 
Thimphu Lodge, Amankora – Bhutan

Set in the upper reaches of the Motithang area, the 16-Suite Lodge of Amankora Thimphu is built in the style of a traditional dzong fortress. Within reach of the capital’s shops and sights, the lodge remains a secluded retreat from which to explore both all the city has to offer and the wild Himalayan landscape. Amenities include king-size beds, traditional wood-burning stoves and banquette window-seats, while bathrooms feature terrazzo-clad bathtubs, twin vanities, a separate shower and toilet. Hiking and cycling are arguably the best ways to explore the incredible landscape, and every lodge offers an exhaustive list of options and routes. In addition, guests will be given a ‘top ten’ list of experiences to try in each locality.

 
Punakha Lodge, Amankora – Bhutan

Reached by crossing a suspension bridge over the Mo Chhu River covered in prayer flags, Punakha Lodge incorporates a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse built by a former Je Khenpo (chief abbot of Bhutan). Located in a subtropical valley that produces most of the nation’s vegetables, the area is where the Bhutanese royals spend their winters. Eight of the suites are identical in design to those of Amankora Paro, with views across an orange orchard and rice terraces. The four Mo Chhu Suites are situated in a new building, and two feature separate 40m2 living areas. The suites can be combined to offer two 2-bedroom units. All accommodations offer king-size beds, traditional wood-burning stones and banquette window-seats, while bathrooms feature terrazzo-clad bathtubs, twin vanities and a separate shower and toilet.

 
Gangtey Lodge, Amankora – Bhutan

In the little-visited Phobjikha Valley near the village of Gangtey, the eight-Suite Amankora Gangtey is set on a forested knoll with scenic views of the valley floor and the 16th-century Gangtey Goemba monastery. Part of the Black Mountains National Park wildlife reserve, the valley is home each winter to a flock of 300 endangered black-neck cranes. Suite interiors are identical to those of Amankora Thimphu, each enjoying a view across the valley. Amenities include king-size beds, traditional wood-burning stoves and banquette window-seats, while bathrooms feature terrazzo-clad bathtubs, twin vanities, a separate shower and toilet.

 
Bumthang Lodge, Amankora – Bhutan

Bumthang, directly translating as ‘beautiful field’, is home to 29 temples and monasteries, including the ancient Jambay Lhakhang, and is a treasure-trove of Bhutan’s art and painting traditions. The 16-Suite Amankora Bumthang rests adjacent to the Wandichholing Palace, within the town of Jakar in the Choekhor Valley. From here, guests can embark on a multitude of cultural and spiritual experiences, including the unforgettable experience of the 108 butter lamp offering at Taktsang Monastery. Amenities include king-size beds, traditional wood-burning stoves and banquette window-seats, while bathrooms feature terrazzo-clad bathtubs, twin vanities, a separate shower and toilet.

Bhutan Luxury Hotels

SIX SENSES BHUTAN

The five Six Senses Bhutan lodges have been thoughtfully designed to fully immerse travelers 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.

SIX SENSES PARO
SIX SENSES THIMPHU
SIX SENSES PUNAKHA
SIX SENSES GANGTEY
SIX SENSES BUMTHANG
 
Six Senses Paro

Designed to maximize what is surely one of the most scenic settings within the Six Senses Bhutan journey, this lodge is known as Stone Ruins – you’ll understand why when you dine among them.

 
Six Senses Thimphu

Situated within apple orchards and pine forests, yet still within reach of the capital’s attractions, Six Senses Thimphu is perched on an auspicious hillside overlooking the shimmering lights of Thimphu. With its grand design and outdoor ponds reflecting the sky above, this is our very own Palace in the Sky.

 
Six Senses Punakha

This beautiful lodge has a rustic feel and is blessed with a warmer climate. You’ll find a choice of suites and villas, pool, library, yoga and meditation huts, and from here you can visit one of the highlights: the majestic Punakha Dzong.

 
Six Senses Gangtey

Six Senses Gangtey is located in the Phobjikha Valley, which is a quaint and charming area in central Bhutan. It is well-known as the winter residence of the spiritual black-necked cranes arriving from Tibet each October.

 
Six Senses Bumthang

Carefully built as a forest within a forest, this is an auspicious base from which you can immerse fully into hallowed monuments, monasteries and winter festivals.