The 45-room Zhiwa Ling combines the sensibilities of a fine Bhutanese guesthouse with the best of 21st Century technology. Envisioned and created by a local Bhutanese company, the hotel's elaborate hand-carved wooden cornices and masterful stonework coexist beautifully with cutting-edge telecommunication systems and Swedish under-floor heating.
Five years in the making, Zhiwa Ling is a tribute to the ornate architectural arts of Bhutan. Every part of the hotel is handmade, from the massive hand-carved wooden beams to the seemingly endless designs of the colorful, hand-painted ceilings and walls. We are Bhutan's first locally owned, faithfully traditional luxury hotel that also happens to have all the modern conveniences that technology can provide. As a result, guests can experience an authentic Buddhist ceremony beside the 450-year-old timbers of our in-hotel temple while remaining comfortably warm thanks to an advanced Swedish in-floor heating system. Likewise, guests can order room service for favorite local dishes such as “ema datsi” which is traditional chillies and cheese while checking their email or surfing the Internet, wirelessly, inside the privacy and comfort of their rooms.
Located in eight different cottages and spread along a pleasant pathway the magnolia junior suites each have splendid views all around. Two comfortable queen beds, a sitting area with leather sofas and a private balcony make these spacious rooms luxurious and private. All these suites are located on the ground floor or the first floors of the cottages. Located in eight different cottages and spread along a pleasant pathway the drukgyel junior suites each have splendid views all around. A large king bed, a sitting area with leather sofas, and a private balcony make these spacious rooms luxurious and private. All these rooms are located on the top floors of the cottages.
Lingka Restaurant: the “Lingka” is Zhiwa Ling’s all day dining facility that offers a multi cuisine menu. The restaurant features an outdoor dining option on a deck built on a wooden cantilever bridge
The spa offers all the amenities of a modern fitness center – sauna, steam room, gym – as well as a traditional Bhutanese outdoor hot-stone bath. There is a Business Center, and a Tea House, two fully-equipped conference rooms and a Meditation House. One restaurant specializes in contemporary international cuisine, the other classic Bhutanese dishes. As night approaches everyone gathers at the Mad Monk Bar for after-hours fun.
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