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#4 of 31 hotels in Paro
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
5.0
Service
5.0
Value
4.6
The Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary is the first and only 5-star traditional spa-inclusive resort in Bhutan. After arrival, we invite guests to benefit from a private consultation with the in-house traditional medicine doctors (included in the room rate). The doctors will provide guests with a program to achieve a healthy balance between body, mind, and spirit. Our skilled wellness therapists offer a wide range of treatments rooted in the nature and well-being tradition of Bhutan. Our signature treatments are herbal compression, hot oil compression, moxibustion, herbal Jacuzzi, herb-infused hot stone bath, and Ku Nye massages (full body, neck, feet, and back). The Sanctuary is the perfect choice for travelers seeking the essence of Bhutan. Avoid long car drives or the need to change accommodations, and still, get the most out of your Bhutan discovery journey. We can arrange hikes in the Neyphu Valley, a visit to Thimphu, the capital of the Kingdom, a climb to the world-famous Tiger’s Nest, and many other day trips. The best location to enjoy all-inclusive culinary surprises. Enjoy our food-inclusive concept of healthy breakfasts, 4-course set lunches, 6-course set dinners, all snacks, and drinks (excluding alcohol). All food is prepared according to the farm-to-table concept. You can enjoy your meals at any moment and at any location you wish.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Archery
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Darts
Walking tours
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
iPod docking station
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Luxury
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Languages Spoken
English, Dutch, German, Hindi and 1 more
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Raina A wrote a review Mar 2024
Mansfield, Massachusetts8 contributions2 helpful votes
Exceptional service! Entire staff went above and beyond to make our stay was one that we will never forget! The food was gourmet and delicious and the spa was top notch. Great location with east access to downtown Paro. Already trying to figure out when we can go back!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear guest, Thank you for your very kind review of your stay with us. We are very happy to learn that you had such a wonderful time at our Sanctuary, and we hope to welcome you back soon! Warm greetings, Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary Team
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sarahevelynspiegel wrote a review Mar 2024
Portland, Maine5 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautiful facility that sent us into instant relaxation and comfort. The kind and attentive staff who went out of their way to offer whatever made us most comfortable and at home. Rooms were decorated and set out with the outmost care. Beautiful views, incredible food, and unparallelled comfort. We enjoyed sitting on the deck to take in the mountains, the giant bathtub, and the wonderful spa. The perfect home and landing space for our Bhutan explorations.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Sara, Thank you for taking the time to write this beautiful review about your stay at our Sanctuary, we appreciate it very much. We are delighted to read that you felt at home, as that is exactly what we try to establish. Warm greeting, Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary Team
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Freedom02831338709 wrote a review Mar 2024
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We went on a yoga retreat and stayed three nights at the Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary - it was absolutely phenomenal! The rooms, the dining spces, the food, the staff - 10 stars out of 5. I really cannot say enough about how welcoming, accommodating, friendly; they treated us like respected and adored family. This location was (other than climbing to Tiger's nest) the absolute highlight of our long journey. The heated bathroom floors, the shower, our own outdoor space, the spa services... seriously - amazing. Thank you all for making our trip so perfect.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear guest, Thank you so much for your beautiful review, we are delighted with a 10 star review! It was a pleasure to have your yoga group in our Sanctuary, and we are happy to learn that also with big groups we are able to provide warm and personal service. We hope to see you back someday... Warm greetings, Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary Team
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Elisa t wrote a review Mar 2024
Boston, Massachusetts5 contributions
Excellent service, food and comfort. The view from my room was fabulous. I enjoyed speedy coffee delivery to my room and relaxing Kunye massages.The yoga room was perfect for our large group.The meals were delicious and beautifully presented in many courses.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Elisa, Thank you for your review, it is very much appreciated. It was a pleasure to have you and your fellow yoga group members as guests in our Sanctuary, and we hope to welcome you back someday... Warm greeting, Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary Team
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Prasad wrote a review Dec 2023
Sunnyvale, California6 contributions2 helpful votes
I wish more people knew about this place! This is a fantastic new property designed with Bhutanese architecture in mind and offers amazing vistas. We didn't stay there overnight but absolutely enjoyed the spa and dining on a day trip. Paro is known for its hot stone baths and this is the place to get one if you want the most luxurious, hygienic and pampering hot stone bath treatment coupled with massages. The spa is headed by Dr. Kelzang Dorji who's trained in Tibetan holistic medicine -- the hot oil compression treatment is a must!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Response from Anouk Cleven, General Manager at Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary
Responded Dec 11, 2023
Dear guests, Thank you for the wonderful review of your day stay with us! It is a pleasure to read how much you enjoyed our Wellness and Culinary services, and we hope to welcome you back some day. Warm greetings, Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary Team
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Bill H wrote a review Nov 2023
Seattle, Washington3 contributions1 helpful vote
I booked this trip at the very last minute (less than a week before arrival) because I really needed a reset. And boy did I pick the right place! Despite my admittedly reckless scheduling, Anouk was incredibly helpful connecting me with a local travel agency, and they helped arrange my visa and flights in a matter of days. On arrival, the staff was lined up to greet me, and from that point on I felt part of the family. Every need was taken care of, and the staff must have kept good notes because all of my preferences were remembered at every meal. I asked for the fire pit on the deck to be lit one night after sunset, and each time I came to the common room after that evening, it was immediately lit without my asking. I just wish I could have spent more time there... but I rest happy knowing that I most definitely will. And I am excited to bring my spouse and close friends next time.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Room Tip: Upgrade to a room on the ground floor - it's worth it! And do wake early for group meditation and...
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Response from Anouk Cleven, General Manager at Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary
Responded Nov 22, 2023
Dear Bill, Thank you for your wonderful review, very much appreciated. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest and to see how much you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you again! Warm greetings, Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary Team
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Steve H wrote a review Nov 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Due to Covid and other medical issues, we waited almost 4 years for our trip to Bhutan. We chose to stay at the Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary, and I have to say, it totally surpassed all our expectations, it was truly magical. The location, the views, the hotel, the food and the staff were all perfect! In addition, the hotel has a strong emphasis on sustainability and is totally plastic free. From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel so welcome in its world of peace and tranquility. If you are looking for an unforgettable experience, where nothing is too much trouble for the staff, I would strongly recommend that you stay there for an unforgettably good experience. Without doubt, one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from Anouk Cleven, General Manager at Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary
Responded Nov 15, 2023
Dear guests, Thank you for your wonderful review and nice words, they are very much appreciated by us. We are delighted to hear you had an unforgettable experience. We strive to make our guests feel welcome and at home, and it is a pleasure to hear when that has truly happened. We hope to welcome you back some day... Warm greetings, Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary Team
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Jeremy O wrote a review Oct 2023
9 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a very relaxing time. Lovely and welcoming staff and delicious food. The spa treatments were excellent and very unique. This is a great place to visit and unwind after sight seeing and/or trekking. I also/has a cookery lesson with Tenzin which was fun. A highly recommended place to stay.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded Oct 23, 2023
Dear Jeremy, Thank you for your kind words and review of your stay with us, it is very much appreciated. We hope you can replicate the ema datshi at home, but wonder if it will taste as good... It was a pleasure to finally welcome you to our Sanctuary. We hope to welcome you back someday. Kind greetings, Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary Team
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Strawberry wrote a review Oct 2023
Brighton16 contributions9 helpful votes
We waited three long years to come to The Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary and it proved to be well worth our journey. Anouk and her team ensure that this is the perfect place to rebalance and restore your mind and body while soaking up all that Bhutan has to offer. Almost everything is included, lovely organic food and interesting menus. Staff are attuned to anticipate every need. We were impressed by the fabulous spa (heated!) pool and the interesting, very personalised treatments (thank you Dr Dorji). We can hardly wait to return !
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: We loved our terrace room with a view across to the temple
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Responded Oct 23, 2023
Dear Sharon, Thank you for your nice words, they are very much appreciated. It was a pleasure to finally welcome you to our Sanctuary, and we are pleased to learn that you experienced that what we strive for: balance and restoration of the body, mind and spirit. We hope to see you and Jeremy back someday... Warm greeting, Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary Team
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Nikhita D wrote a review Oct 2023
3 contributions5 helpful votes
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It is truly a sanctuary and reprieve! The hospitality is like none other that i have experienced. I was offered a traditional outfit and fun photo shoot as well. The attention to detail is incredible from the lighting of the candle as you enter and choices of soap to the formal welcome by the manager. Every staff member knew me and tailored my stay according to my specific needs. I had a personal consultation with the traditional physician and offered a massage to address the specific needs guided by the physician’s instructions. I want to specially thank Amrita, the personal guest helper for making my stay so special. Being a physician myself, an Endocrinologist, I found the preventive approach to ailments refreshing contrast to the treatment approach to allopathic medicine I am used to practicing on a daily basis I cannot recommend this facility more highly and truly was a mind body and spirit experience
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded Oct 15, 2023
Dear Ms. Nikhita, Thank you for your kind words. We highly appreciate your opinion, as a health practisioner yourself, on our preventive approach and the focus on balancing body, mind and spirit. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest, and we hope to welcome you back some day. Warm greetings, Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary Team
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$634 - $945 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary
What are some of the property amenities at Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary have airport transportation?
Yes, Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Portuguese, Hindi, and Dutch.