Aman Kora in Thimphu by far topped the many many hotels and resorts we have stayed in internationally! The price you pay to stay at an Aman property is worth every penny (don't think of increasing the prices if management is reading this!) . Being in Thimphu with not much else to do, the resort made sure guests were entertained most nights with performances and lectures.
The attention to detail by the management is impeccable and commendable! Within a few hours, majority of the staff you will come across would have known your name and the names of our children! There was a welcome gift for everyone in my family and the book is about a canadian in Bhutan! Now, I am not sure if this was done intentionally knowing we are from Canada or its just a coincidence . IF it was planned , the amount of attention they put into their guests is next to none.
Food at the restaurant was international with a heavy thai influence. My kids loved their wonton soup and with 2 gluten intolerant parties in my family, they thoroughly enjoyed the chef's special gluten free muffin . It was free flow of food with no limit and it was cooked on the spot . Servings are decent and most likely you won't need to order a second.
The "best thing" by far was when my daughter and I got sick , my husband and sons were totally surprised when everyone of the staff would ask how we were whenever they see them. They would bring us warm rice porridge and sent a doctor at our request from the town. Doctor Goh (I think) was such a professional and very worldly individual having been educated in Germany and Harvard. We felt totally secure under his care.
It was an excellent property to convalesce , taking in the fresh air and surrounded by the pine filled air. It was heaven on earth with all the luxuries you can ask for. oh yes, and no TV!
In mixed company, I don't suggest sharing a room as showers have NO doors.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Combining aman, the Sanskrit-derived word for 'peace', and kora or 'circular pilgrimage' in Dzongkha, the Bhutanese language, Amankora, is a series of lodges in the Kingdom of Bhutan's central and western valleys. The sole surviving Himalayan Buddhist Kingdom, Bhutan is one of the most remote and pristine environments on earth. To best experience all that Bhutan has to offer, Amankora can tailor journeys that include a combination of its lodges located in the valleys of Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey and Bumthang. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Amankora Thimphu Hotel Thimphu
- Amankora Hotel Thimphu