Amankora Punakha is located just across a suspension bridge along the Mo Chu River, with suites built around a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse. A small property, there are only eight suites. The hotel is situated in an orange orchard, with views of Punakha Valley and Punakha Dzong, one of Bhutan’s most beautiful monasteries. The farmhouse has a dining room, courtyard and tea pavilion for dining and refreshments. The spa at Punakha has two treatment rooms, a steam room and a yoga and meditation area. There is fax and Internet access; however the connection is quite slow. There is no fitness center or pool, but hot stone baths are available. The hotel is approximately a four-hour drive from the airport in Paro.
Why We Love This Hotel
Exclusivity: The hotel has just eight suites making the hotel intimate, welcoming and private.
History: The hotel is housed in a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse built as a home by the Royal Bhutanese Queen to oversee the local farmland.
Spa: The resort's indulgent spa looks over rice fields and comprises a meditation room, private treatment rooms and a steam room and changing area.
- Hotel Group
- Punakha, Bhutan
- Hotel Type
- Location Type
- Steam Room
- Wi-Fi In Public Areas
- Yoga Classes/instruction On Site
The resort has eight select suites with open plan designs and views across an orange orchard, rice paddies and the Punakha Valley.
There just eight suites designed to reflect traditional Bhutanese style, which have open plan living and sleeping space housed in three, rammed-earth buildings. The unique accommodation is situated in an orange orchard that looks across rice paddies and up to the Punakha Valley. The rooms feature a king-size bed, a banquette window-seat, a reading chair and a traditional bukhari (wood-burning stove). There is a spacious en-suite bathroom attached boasting a large terrazzo-clad bath, twin basins, a dressing area and a separate shower and toilet.
Amankora Punakha features a cozy library and lounge, a meditation room and a spa.
The library and living room space is located in the first floor and contains a selection of daily newspapers, magazines and books on Bhutanese culture and art.
The Aman spa provides a sanctuary space for relaxation and recuperation. Guests may take advantage of the steam rooms whilst deciding on a treatment to be enjoyed in the private treatment rooms. The spa has a separate room for yoga and meditation.
Amankora Punakha’s dining room serves Bhutanese and international cuisine. The resort also has a stunning courtyard for alfresco dining and a tea pavilion. The chefs incorporate as much local produce as possible to their creative dishes.
The main dining room is located in the farm house building. Guests may choose from local or international dishes, paired with a decent wine and beverage selection. The restaurant is set up in a communal dining style with long wooden tables and traditional Bhutanese table decorations.
The Tea Pavilion is located next to the courtyard and resides in the old kitchen of the summer palace. The tea room serves fresh local and imported teas and coffees, with home-made sweet cakes and savory snacks.
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