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Uma by COMO

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Photo: Courtesy of Como Hotels and Resorts

Eastern Bhutan, with its pristine landscapes and well-preserved Buddhist temples, has had little in the way of stylish retreats. Enter the newest offering by Como hotels in the untouched Punakha Valley. The sleek sister property to western Bhutan’s Uma by Como, Paro is a welcome haven between long treks through the Himalayas: nine guest rooms designed by Malaysian-born Cheong Yew Kuan (also behind the Como Shambhala Estate, in Bali) are clad in native blue pine, while floor-to-ceiling windows overlook rolling green hills. A breakfast of ginger-and-lime muffins with house-made watermelon jam fortified us for a trip to Punakha Dzong Monastery—one of the country’s most important sites—just a 25-minute hike away along the valley’s lush rim.

Room to Book:

As well as the nine suites (make sure you get one with a private sun terrace), there are two villas; one two-bed, one one-bed, still with fabulous valley views.

Insider Tip:

Be sure to book an excursion with a guide to the Temple of the Divine Madman, so he can impart the zany legends of this celebrated Buddhist saint. Don't miss incredible Punakha Dzong monastery either.


Open / Closes
  • Adults Only
  • Business Center
  • Concierge
  • Destination Spa
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Laundry Service
  • Maid Service
  • Meeting Room
  • Spa
  • Turndown

Number of Rooms: 20

Number of Suites: 9 villas

Year Opened:



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