This property is right next to the royal palace, which is now a monastery. The rooms are elegant, the staff is very well trained, and the ambience is lovely. On chilly evenings, we enjoyed having drinks in front of the fireplace in the common room. Bumthang is a lovely town nestled in the intersection of four valleys. The Amankora Bumthang was an excellent place to end the day after exploring all that Bumthang has to offer.
Some Key Facts:
- Amankora Bumthang overlooking established orchards and nestled near the grounds of one of Bhutan's royal palaces,
the lodge offers a Library, comfortable Living Room, regal Dining Room and cosy Spa with three treatment rooms, a steam room and changing areas.
- Accessed through an impressive stone-clad hallway, 16 guest suites are situated in four separate dwellings, each containing two suites on the ground floor and two on the upper floor.
- Suites feature wood-panelled interiors, a traditional bukhari, king-size bed, terrazzo-clad bath, shower, twin vanities and daybed overlooking the courtyard, nearby Wangdichholing Palace and monastery.
The Amankora resort in Bumthang overlooks established orchards and is nestled near the grounds of one of Bhutan's royal palaces, the Wandichholing Palace and the Choekhor Valley. Amankora Bumthang is located in the site of some of Bhutan's most auspicious monasteries and temples.
The resort offers a Library, comfortable Living Room, regal Dining Room and cozy Spa with three treatment rooms, a steam room and changing areas.
- ➡ 16 Suites
- ➡ Luxury room amenities
- Fitness & recreation
➡ - Yoga
➡ - Massage
➡ - Bushwalking/Hiking/Trekking
- On-site facilities
➡ - Wheelchair accessible
➡ - Facilities for disabled guests
➡ - Family room
➡ - Garden
➡ - Shop(s)
➡ - Smoking area
- Eating & Drinking
➡ - Restaurant & bar
– “One Of The Best Hotels I Have Ever Stayed In”
Luxurious morden rooms Great morden restaurant Courteous staff Professional service Jakar village hotel can't beat this one... Stayed only 1 night... But thoroughly enjoyed it.... Go for it... Wonder why amankora ranked number 2?
– “This is number 1 hotel in bumthang ”
We stayed at all 5 Amankora lodges during our sojourn in Bhutan. Based on what we had been hearing about the road conditions, we decided to forgo the torturous round-trip ground transfer (to and from Bumthang) in favor of a domestic flight from Paro, then backtrack by car while staying at each of the Aman properties along the way.
The rooms and service at all of the lodges were similar (read: exemplary); the differences lie in the exterior architecture, atmosphere, and activities in the area on offer. Bumthang does not have a "wow" attraction like Paro (Taktsang "Tiger's Nest" Monastery) or Punakha (Punakha Dzong) - the overall experience is most subtle overall, and is not worse off for it. The property itself is gorgeous - Amankora Bumthang shares its grounds with an active monastery as well as a former Palace (currently being restored.) Jakar "downtown" is charming and great for people watching. And Jakar Yugyal Dzong and Jambay Lhakhang Temple are historic and stunning in their own right. Also, while Paro also offers a farmhouse lunch, the farmhouse lunch cook in Bumthang used to cook for the royal family, and is not to be missed.
Finally - while F&B in all Amankora lodges were well above average (at worst), the Bhutanese meals at the Bumthang property stood above the rest. Do try the pumpkin soup there - it's the dish that got the (current) executive chef there the job at Amankora way back in 2004!
– “Amazing Amankora Journey”
We arrived to a very warm welcome in a tranquil environment in the country. Our room was amazing and enormous. All amenities perfect. The people are amazing. The laundry service was free of charge. Also, in the dining area there was a large selection of wines and liquor free for the guests. The dinner was wonderful and breakfast choices also perfection. Do not miss this treasure. It was fun watching an artery competition in the field near the hotel.