Uma Paro is an intimate 29-room resort conveniently located for exploring the town of Paro and the attractive valley. It is a blend of traditional Bhutanese craftsmanship and contemporary design, offering luxurious accommodation and excellent facilities.
Accommodation is a mix of rooms, suites and private villas, all with en-suite bathrooms with a range of toiletries. The superior forest-view rooms feature hand-painted Bhutanese designs on the walls. The deluxe valley-view rooms are slightly larger and have balconies, while the suites have separate dining, sitting, study and dressing areas. Some of the suites interconnect with valley view rooms to form family accommodation. The 9 private villas are set in private glades surrounded by colourful flowers. Each has a spacious living and dining area, a private spa therapy room, an outdoor eating area and 24 hour butler service. All rooms, suites and spas are equipped with free Wi-Fi internet access, TV, DVD player, 'phone, tea and coffee making facilities, minibar, bottled water and a safe.
The Bukhari Restaurant is named after the traditional wood-burning stove that forms the centrepiece of the circular room. It serves authentic Bhutanese dishes as well as international cuisine and is often used by the royal family. The lodge also arranges private dining in a variety of locations including the courtyard, on the pool deck or in your own room. The lodge has its own organic kitchen garden which grows many of the ingredients for its meals. The Uma Bar is open from 11 each morning and serves a range of hot and cold drinks and the nourishing Shambala cuisine, designed to maximise energy and well-being.
The Shambala Retreat offers spa therapies based on holistic, Asian-inspired treatments, including massage, facials, body scrubs and baths. It has 2 hot stone Bhutanese bathhouses, steam rooms, a gym, yoga studio and indoor pool with an outdoor deck.
While here guests can explore Paro town with its monastery and museumm, take walks and hikes in the valley and explore by mountain bike. The lodge can arrange various excursions including a full-day trek to Tiger's Nest monastery.
Open: Uma Paro is open all year.
Location: Uma Paro is located just outside Paro town, about a 10 minute drive from the international airport.
Rooms: There are 20 rooms including suites and 9 private villas, all with en-suit bathrooms. The suites and villas offer vey spacious accommodation and the villas also have the services of a butler 24 hours a day. Some rooms and suites are interconnecting to form family accommodation.
Activities: Exploring Paro with its monastery, museum, historical buildings and sacred sights. Guests can also explore the Paro Valley on foot or by bike. Staff can arrange various excursions further afield including visits to Tigerâ€™s Nest monastery.
Facilities: Bukhari Restaurant serves Bhutanese and international dishes. Meals can also be enjoyed privately in various locations around the hotel and in the privacy of your own room. Uma Bar offers a range of soft and alcoholic drinks as well as Shambala cuisine. Shambala Retreat is a spa with a comprehensive selection of treatments including Ayurvedic therapies and traditional Bhutanese hot stone baths. It also offer yoga and meditation sessions and has steam rooms and a gym.
Dining: Meals are taken at private tables in the restaurant, in the courtyard, by the pool, in the archery field or in your private room.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: We recommend malarial prophylactics for travel to the low lying districts of southern Bhutan.
Communication: There free Wi-Fi internet access in all rooms, suites and villas.
"Hotel well located, wonderful view, dining room cold, need to watch your positions especially at check out, I was distracted and had some money taken by the staff."