The Uma Hotel in Punaka is a delightful surprise in every respect - the location is unique and outstanding, the architecture is modern and local at the same time, the rooms are spacious and open up to the fantastic landscape in full privacy, and the staff are all very friendly, helpful and natural in their ways. Usually one would expect this level of service, luxury and sophistication in a more affluent setting; so considering that the hotel is in Bhutan, a low-middle income country with all sorts of socio-economic struggles, this place deserves all praise and is well worth the hefty surcharge to the usual daily tourist rates. A great introduction to UMA's hotel brand!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Uma by COMO, Punakha is our second hotel in Bhutan after Uma by COMO, Paro. Positioned on a river bend in the Punakha Valley - one of Bhutan's key destinations - Uma Punakha delivers soul-stirring views from its eight light-filled rooms. Two villas - an intimate one-bedroom COMO Villa and a family-friendly two-bedroom COMO Villa - provide more luxury in the wilderness, alongside our restaurant and COMO Shambhala spa. ... more less