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Zhiwa Ling Ascent

Thimphu Bhutan
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#26 of 57 hotels in Thimphu
BHUTAN'S FIRST CONTEMPORARY CONCEPT HOTEL Retreat from the hustle and bustle of Thimphu city to Zhiwa Ling Ascent - Bhutan’s first contemporary concept hotel. Located just outside the centre of the city, Zhiwa Ling Ascent welcomes you to relax in a park-like setting with panoramic views. Enjoy first class hospitality by an attentive team of professionals.
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Peter19502013 wrote a review Oct 2019
Davao City, Philippines192 contributions136 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Sharon H wrote a review Oct 2019
5 contributions3 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
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maya999roma wrote a review Sep 2019
roma31 contributions56 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Excursion564453 wrote a review Jul 2019
27 contributions4 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for a good view
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Blueeyedandblonde wrote a review Jun 2019
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates41 contributions62 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: A room overlooking the valley
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zhiwa Ling Ascent
Which popular attractions are close to Zhiwa Ling Ascent?
Nearby attractions include Bhutan Post Office Headquarters (0.08 miles), National Folk Heritage Museum (0.09 miles), and Clock Tower Square (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Zhiwa Ling Ascent?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Zhiwa Ling Ascent?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Zhiwa Ling Ascent?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Zhiwa Ling Ascent?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ambient Cafe, The Zone, and Zombala2 Restaurant.
Is Zhiwa Ling Ascent located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Thimphu.
Are there any historical sites close to Zhiwa Ling Ascent?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Simtokha Dzong (3.1 miles).