The capital and largest city of the Kingdom of Bhutan, Thimphu sits at around 8,000 feet above sea level and is 34 miles from the nation's international airport in Paro. As the nation's cultural heart, people venture to this remote capital to catch glimpses of rare Buddhist scriptures at the National Library or marvel at the Buddha Dordenma's 149-foot bronze statue. The Six Senses Thimphu is situated on the valley hillside just south of the town with spectacular views of Thimphu Valley and across to the giant Buddha. The hotel's décor has been designed to reflect the city's cultural dominance. Beautiful cultural items, handcrafted objects, and intricate weavings are abundant throughout the hotel, and modern interiors feature clean lines, wood paneling, whitewashing, and natural stone. Buildings are constructed from rust-colored bricks, and old solid wood has been repurposed into table and bench tops. The property offers 20 suites, 3 one-bedroom villas, 1 two-bedroom villa, and 1 three-bedroom villa. Facilities and services include a Living Room, all-day dining restaurant, private dining room, bar and lounge, banquet facilities, indoor pool, boutique, prayer pavilion, business center, sunken outdoor performance deck, and a Spa and Wellness Center with manicure and pedicure room, and a gym. A branch of the Six Senses Bhutan hotel, guests will be able to easily move on to Paro, Punakha, Gangtey, or Bumthang while still enjoying the comforts offered by the Six Senses brand.
Location: Secluded between apple orchards and young pine forest, Six Senses Thimphu is a "Palace in the Sky," perched 2,650 meters up in the hillside. From here, you can peer down at Thimphu Valley and across to the giant Buddha, but you're still close to all of the capital's main attractions.
Sustainability: Fitting with the other Six Senses' Bhutan properties and Bhutan's reputation as the world's only carbon-negative country, Six Senses Thimphu aims to have a low impact on the environment and wildlife, and a positive impact on the local community.
These rooms span 721 square feet indoors, with an additional 108 square feet of outdoor space, and have king-size or twin beds. The private outdoor deck looks out upon mountain and valley views, and bathrooms have a privacy screen and bathtub adjacent to a large, timber-framed window. Other amenities include traditional wood-burning stoves, an elegant writing desk, a rain shower, and a private wine fridge and mini bar, among others.
These accommodations cover 1,453 square feet of indoor space and 344 square feet outdoors, with either king-size or twin beds. There's an outdoor courtyard, indoor and outdoor living spaces and indoor dining for four guests, and wide-ranging mountain and valley views surround these spaces. All high-end amenities apply, including Beaumont and Brown organic bed linens, Hanse organic pillows and duvet covers, traditional wood-burning bukhari stoves, and an additional powder room, to name a few.
With 2,798 square feet of indoor space and an additional 398 square feet outdoors, these villas are designed for entertaining larger groups of guests and feature two bedrooms with either king-size or twin beds. The private dining room for this room type can accommodate up to eight people, and there is also a private double spa treatment room and shower, in addition to all other top-tier Six Senses brand amenities.
With 3,358 square feet of indoor space and an additional 398 square feet outdoors, these villas can accommodate a maximum of 11 guests. Three bedrooms come with either king-size or twin beds, and outdoor and indoor living areas include a private courtyard, private double spa treatment room and shower, and an indoor dining room that can accommodate up to eight people. The resort’s signature design aesthetics of solid oak walls, whitewashed stone, and soft tones and simple, modern lines give these villas a sense of refined comfort.
Discover local handicrafts and find the perfect souvenir to take back home.
Stay active during your trip, stretch out at yoga, or engage yourself during guided meditation sessions.
Unwind with a dip in the indoor swimming pool.
Learn about Bhutanese culture and the history of Thimphu at the library, stocked with books and magazines.
Enjoy outdoor spaces, which offer beautiful views and quiet places for contemplation.
A unique private dining experience with a difference. Take a trip to the lodge's apple orchard for a tailor-made tasting experience, set against gorgeous panoramas over the Thimphu Valley.
Six Senses Thimphu's focus on local and organic ingredients extends to the cocktail menu and the mixology team here serve up unique tipples created from the region's produce. The signature drink is the subtle and delicate earthy flavors of the butterfly-pea daquiri.
Learn about indigenous farming techniques, pick your own ingredients, and chat to the chef about each plant or herb's health benefits. Then, enjoy a four-course meal at the lodge's own farm.
A private and special location high above the lodge, a picnic at Lunsigang allows you to immerse yourself in the region's dense nature, and offers a perfect view of the mountainous landscape.
Namkha is an Asian restaurant and the specialities are Bhutanese and Indian cuisine. Try the chef's momos dumplings, served with a spicy ezay sauce. Capacity is for 60 people inside, 16 people outside, and there is also a space for 10 for private dining.
For special celebrations, or simply for privacy, private dining experiences are available at a space in the Namkha restaurant, as well as all the property's villas. Choose from champagne breakfasts, multi-course menus, and sunset barbecues.
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