We stayed three nights here and enjoyed it immensely. The location in the park is wonderful and quiet. The food by the New Zealand chef is fantastic. Rooms are spacious and so are bath rooms. The TV is small but we did not turn it on. ( no need in Butuan) You can have breakfast inside or outside in the garden. We saw families having breakfast outside. There is a huge roof /terraces on the 3 rd floor. I went up every morning and saw girls doing their wake up procedures here. There is also a sauna on the roof terrace. Did not try it. Down town there are more luxurious international 5 star hotels at double price but be aware of street dog’s noise. They sleep during day and bark during the night. A national problem in Bhutan. You will like this hotel for many reasons.
Zhiwa Ling Ascent focuses on total guest comfort and positive experience. The rooms are comfortable and chic. The restaurant is cozy with a lively mountain view. The delightful meals are delicious and creative. Service is superior. Truly a gem of a hotel.
I’ve been there last Sunday with my family at the restaurant of the hotel. The place is fantastic and, I think is the best food I’ve tried in Bhutan. Really good bread home made, food from different nationalities, good ingredients, well presented plates. Thanks to the chef!
Stunning rooms overlook a beautiful valley. The food here is incredible. The service amazing. Dont look any further. This hotel is awesome! We are vegetarian and they were happy to cater for us. Bathrooms are modern and very tasteful. This hotel is away from the busy town but close enough to access it.
This was our first hotel on trip around Bhutan. It has a beautiful entrance and great welcome by the local staff (who are trained at the institute for hotel management below the hotel). The staff are professional, courteous and welcoming. During our stay a member of the hotel management was on a visit and introduced himself and explained the rationale of the hotel. Our room was overlooking the woodland and had huge floor to ceiling windows that project you into the woods. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom well-appointed. It was clean and there were plenty of amenities if you forgot items on your travels. There is a beautiful roof terrace with barbecue opportunities, loungers and a sauna. The food was excellent. The NZ chef prepared fantastic food that was beautifully presented and good size proportions. However, we just couldn't get away from the 'clinical' feel of the hotel. Although, we enjoyed our stay we could not get away with it being a modern concrete block. We could have been in any country or any major city. It did not have a feel of being in Bhutan. What could have helped: adapt the menu for a flavour of the country (and not just adopt a NZ menu), use local artwork (heritage, culturally appropriate) to provide the hotel with a backdrop of the country.…
Zhiwa Ling Ascent is located on the hills overlooking Thimphu. A truly beautiful and peaceful location (except for the Bhutanese dogs!). 10 mins form the city, this hotel was a great place rest and relax after a day of sightseeing. Rooms were large and well appointed. Beds very comfortable. Bathroom was good but could do with a little more shelf room. The quality of food in the restaurant is good with a limited but good selection of international wines. Breakfast was very good to prepare for the busy day ahead. Service was excellent and staff very friendly. Definitely recommended if you are travelling to Thimphu.
The hotel itself is clean with pleasant staff , big open views . Only issues were howling dogs outside at night ( obviously hotel can’t control the hounds) and the bathroom had very strange door access as in one had to be fully opened to stay open and then going into the toilet a very heavy glass door. It actually came Off the tracks when I was in the room alone and the only way out was to lift entire door up after about 15 minutes I got out but only due to perseverance and being quite strong ! The stand out has to be the incredible food from the Kiwi chef who we saw down in his herb and veggie garden prior to dinner and then tasted results ! Food was very western based but after two weeks in India a piece of beef that melted in your mouth was most welcome. The set menu was beautifully balanced , presented and delicious and the breakfast amazing ! …
I stayed here in June and September 2018. Rooms with floor to ceiling windows, one feels like they are in the jungle high in the trees. Natural wood floors and ceilings. Excellent Food. Gross National Happiness service. Highly recommend.
Perfect location, atmosphere, staff, views. A mostly memorable stay. Very pleasant location above the city. Food is excellent. Chef is preparing masterpieces A contemporary design, which is refreshing in Thimphu of today.
Hotel Zhiwa Ling Ascent By Purobi babbar I had an opportunity to visit this hotel on 28thMay 2018 in Thimphu during my research tour. Excellent service and remarkable Bhutanese hospitality…. Its restaurant is all about healthy and seasonal cuisine that is trendy, creative and based on simple yet delicious recipes. The menu offered is authentic, starring sometimes organic, mostly local produces accompanied by fresh vegetables, varieties of fish, meat and seasonal fruits. Guests dine on internationally acclaimed food in the restaurant or unwind with a drink in the bar lounge, and on clear evenings, relax with a cocktail in open air attic area – an incredible space offering 360 degree views towards Thimphu valley and surrounding forested mountains. Location of the hotel is awesome, the breath taking views of the Himalaya with lush green hills around and tranquil ambience is ideal for rejuvenating yourself. Hotel Zhiwa Ling Ascent design is inspired by traditional Bhutanese farmhouses. Specific elements of Bhutanese dzong architecture have been incorporated in its design while overall look is modern and polished.. This luxury hotel is situated at the foot of a mountain with all its 20 rooms overlooking the majestic views, Zhiwa Ling Ascent provides a new level of comfort and luxury with elegance. Located just outside the city centre, the hotel welcomes you to relax and enjoy in a park-like setting with panoramic views. Here, you can enjoy world class hospitality by an attentive team of professionals . Hotel’s spacious rooms are designed in most energy efficient way to capture all day sunlight and capture superb view of the surrounding. We had a memorable experience. If you are looking for privet and peaceful vacation for rejuvenating yourself then I will recommend this place.…
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