Como Uma Punakha | Bhutan

Property Description

COMO UMA PUNAKHA With nine hillside Valley View rooms, and two free-standing luxury private villas (one One-Bedroom Villa and one two-bedroom COMO Villa), COMO Uma Punakha provides luxury in the wilderness in signature COMO style. Our Bukhari restaurant serves both local and international cuisine, while our standalone COMO Shambhala Retreat offers traditional holistic therapies. 

Although Bhutan is very small, it has a surprising range of climates. The very far north-western region (in the most mountainous region) has a polar climate, whereas the southern plains and foothills are subtropical. The weather is best in spring (March to April) and again in autumn (September to November). The Himalayan views are considered best during the autumn months, particularly October. These months constitute the official high season.

The property is part of the landscape, nestled on a hillside at a bend in the Mo Chu river. This means every room commands sweeping views of the Punakha Valley and the Mo Chu as it winds its way through the rice fields and orchards.

 

ACCOMMODATION

Those seeking more than just luxury accommodation in Bhutan will not be disappointed by COMO Uma Punakha. The property is part of the landscape, nestled on a hillside at a bend in the Mo Chu river. This means every room commands sweeping views of the Punakha Valley and the Mo Chu as it winds its way through the rice fields and orchards.

VALLEY VIEW ROOMS  –  Among luxury hotels in Bhutan, few have rooms with views like those at COMO Uma Punakha. Our Valley View rooms—some with outdoor terraces—are light and airy with king-size or twin beds, sheesham-wood furniture and bright wall paintings by local artisans. These rooms also have enough space for a comfortable lounge area, deep bathtubs and a separate shower stall.

ONE-BEDROOM VILLAS  –  Private villas in Bhutan do not all offer such large living areas and expansive terraces as those found at COMO Uma Punakha. With a separate living room, dressing room and bathroom, this elegant one-bedroom, standalone house, has French windows opening up to the valley view from the bedroom. Outside, the villa has its own glade, where rhododendrons and hydrangeas frame the view from your terrace. From the bathtub, there are more dramatic Punakha Valley views.

COMO VILLA  –  Among villas in Punakha, few are as stately as the COMO Villa at Uma Punakha. Our headline luxury two-bedroom villa has a large living and dining area opening on to a panoramic sweep of the Punakha Valley. Two double bedrooms flank each side, affording dramatic views and welcome privacy—including from the large outdoor terrace. Interiors brim with Bhutanese design details and understated comfort. In the bedrooms, luxurious Indian cotton bedcovers have hand-stitched patterns paying homage to Bhutan’s Buddhist culture and colours, while hand-knotted rugs come from nearby Nepal.

 

DINING AND CUISINE

Much of our produce comes from local farmers-Punakha is considered one of the most bountiful valleys in Bhutan-which means we benefit from fresh vegetable, fruit and dairy products every day. All of this is used in traditional dishes as well as our international menus.

BUKHARI  – Bukhari is our Punakha restaurant at the heart of COMO Uma Punakha – named after the traditional Bhutanese fireplace. Lunch dishes feature international comfort foods such as pasta and salads, while dinner is a gastronomic treat. Menus are based on seasonal, local produce sourced by chef Tshering Lhaden, who delivers both Bhutanese and international dishes with strong flavours and finesse.

PRIVATE DINING  –  When it comes to private dining in Bhutan, we can orchestrate gourmet meals in a number of unique locations at COMO Uma Punakha. Be it a romantic supper on your villa’s terrace or an adventurous picnic on the banks of the Mo Chu river, our expert staff can help you stage a memorable occasion.

IN-ROOM DINING  –  At our luxury hotel in Punakha, In-Room Dining menus—available until 10pm daily—include Himalayan dumplings (‘momos’) alongside healthy salads and familiar western-style comfort options like wraps and pasta dishes.

 

WELLNESS 

To practice yoga and meditation in Bhutan is an experience that truly belongs to these sacred mountains. COMO Shambhala Retreat in the Punakha Valley complements this perfectly, overlooking the twisting Mo Chhu river which slices through the green landscape.  Our range of holistic, Asian-inspired treatments includes signature massages, facials and body therapies, as well as the country’s famous hot-stone bath. Treatments are also available to those staying elsewhere in the Punakha Valley, who wish to make use of our wellness centre.

Amenities
FEATURES
  • One double treatment room
  • One single treatment room with traditional Bhutanese hot stone bath
  • Bukhari restaurant (open daily from 6.30am to 10.30pm)
  • Fully licensed as a travel agency and ground handler in Bhutan
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • 24 hours front desk service
  • English-speaking hotel staff
  • Laundry and pressing services (no dry cleaning)
  • Daily house keeping
  • Maid service and evening turndown
  • Private cars and drivers
  • Babysitting (on request)

VALLEY VIEW ROOMS

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary tea/coffee making facilities
  • Complimentary bottled water and fresh fruit daily
  • Handmade Italian linen
  • Bath and separate shower stall
  • Air conditioning
  • Satellite TV (32” LCD TVs)
  • Direct dial telephone
  • COMO Shambhala bathroom amenities
  • Hairdryer
  • Private safe

ONE-BEDROOM VILLAS

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary tea/coffee making facilities
  • Complimentary bottled water and fresh fruit daily
  • Minibar
  • Handmade Italian linen Bath and separate shower stall
  • Air conditioning
  • Satellite TV (40” LCD TVs)
  • Direct dial telephone
  • COMO Shambhala bathroom amenities
  • Hairdryer
  • Private safe

COMO VILLAS

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary tea/coffee making facilities
  • Complimentary bottled water and fresh fruit daily
  • Minibar
  • Handmade Italian linen Bath and separate shower stall
  • Air conditioning Satellite TV (40” LCD TVs)
  • Direct dial telephone
  • COMO Shambhala bathroom amenities
  • Hairdryer
  • Private safe
Basic Details
Property Type : Hotel
Listing Type : Hotel
Bedrooms : 12
Bathrooms : 12
Sleeps : 24

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