This would be a first-rate hotel in any country -- large, comfortable rooms, lovely grounds and setting, excellent facilities and delicious cuisine -- but the Bhutanese touches make it very special indeed. Beautiful decorations and architecture, gracious and helpful staff. The pictures on the hotel's website don't lie. It's in a quiet location, but a fair distance from "downtown" Paro.
- Also Known As:
- Zhiwa Ling Hotel
- Zhiwa Ling Paro
- Zhiwa Ling Hotel Paro
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 45-room Zhiwa Ling hotel combines the sensibilities of a fine Bhutanese guesthouse with the best of 21st-century technology. Envisioned and created by a local Bhutanese company, the hotel’s elaborate hand-carved wooden cornices and masterful stonework coexist beautifully with cutting-edge telecommunication systems and Swedish under-floor heating. The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) announced the Tourist Accommodation classifications and Zhiwa Ling Hotel is the first and only wholly Bhutanese owned hotel to receive a 5 star rating. Zhiwa Ling Hotel is the only Bhutanese owned hotel and one of only two in the country to be ISO22000 certified. Set on 10 acres, Zhiwa Ling has many amenities available to guests. The spa offers all the facilities guests could want; a fitness centre, sauna, steam room as well as a traditional Bhutanese outdoor hot-stone bath. There is a business centre, Tea House, two fully equipped conference rooms, a Meditation House and the hotel has its own greenhouse. Zhiwa Ling Hotel practices sustainable tourism. ... more less