Fodor's Expert Review Uma by COMO, Punakha

Punakha, Punakha, Bhutan Fodor's Choice

Nothing lies between you and the breathtaking Punakha Valley at COMO's second Bhutan property, an intimate, discreetly luxurious retreat situated in a less-traveled area of Bhutan that's for prime nature and historic exploration. The nine Valley View rooms—some with terraces—and two separate villas (one- and two-bedrooms) all have uninterrupted views of the alpine hillside and the Mo Chu river as it twists through orchards and rice fields. The simple decor of sheesham-woord furnishings, local artwork, crisp Italian linens and antique ceiling fans let the views take center stage; there's also free Wi-Fi. Fresh veggies, fruits, and dairy products from local farms are featured in the Bukhari restaurant's Bhutanese/International menu. Set in a woodland glade next to the hotel, the two-room spa (which is also open to non-hotel guests) features a traditional stone bath and holistic face and body treatments. Both Uma by COMO properties in Bhutan can arrange your flights and visas, and they offer single or joint 3-, 5-, 7-, or 10-night itineraries—led by English-speaking guides–that spotlight the country's cultural landmarks and include activities like trekking, archery, or rafting.

PROS

  • stunning setting
  • intimate retreat
  • mind-clearing
  • streamlined design
  • free Wi-Fi
  • mind-clearing, streamlined design
  • free Wi-Fi

CONS

  • remote location
  • books up quickly

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Green, New, Views
Intimate
Countryside
Local Flavor
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 975 2-584 688

HOTEL DETAILS

9 rooms, 2 villas
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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