Uma by COMO, Paro

Paro

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20
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  • Rooms20
  • Public Spaces20
  • Service20
  • Overall20
2
Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

the service, the facilities, the overall ambience. Amazing!

What the hotel could do better:

Nothing, had a wonderful stay!

Quyen

Stayed October 2011

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Hotel Description

Think of world travel hot spots and it’s unlikely that Bhutan is the first destination to come to mind. There’s a good reason for that: this tiny Himalayan kingdom strictly limits the number of tourists allowed to enter each year at just a few thousand, fewer than pass through some individual hotels in the same span.

It’s nothing to do, then, with Bhutan’s relative desirability as a destination, as one look at Uma Paro confirms. The latest in Christina Ong’s series of spa resorts, Uma Paro takes advantage of a transcendently beautiful location and a strong indigenous Buddhist tradition in crafting a serene and possibly even spiritual hotel experience.

The main lodge building and nine outlying villas are set into 38 acres of wooded hillsides, with stunning views of the peaks above and the valleys below. Modernist architecture reigns, the clean lines of the Zen-inspired interiors looking right at home in the Himalayas. This is no monastery, though, and features luxury amenities like DVD players and heated towel racks alongside the in-room yoga mats.

It’s the Shambhala Spa, though, that’s the reason for this place’s existence. Four treatment rooms, his-and-hers steam rooms, a modern gym and an indoor pool with an outdoor sun deck look out over the pines, fields and streams of the valleys. The emphasis is less on beauty than on yoga, massage and Ayurvedic medicine, striving to offer wellness not just physical but spiritual as well. And the spiritual experience wouldn’t be complete without an excursion into Uma Paro’s serene mountain surroundings: Himalayan treks and local sightseeing tours are available, along with sporting activities like mountain biking and rafting.

How to get there:

Uma Paro is a 10 minute drive from Paro Airport. Flights are available from Kathmandu, Delhi, Bangkok and Calcutta but all flights at Paro are by visual flight rules only and are restricted to daytime hours.

Important Information about traveling to Bhutan:

The Kingdom of Bhutan requires every foreign national (except Indian nationals) to pay a Daily Government Royalty of $65 USD per person, per day and an FIT surcharge of $30 USD per person, per day. (FIT means “Free Independent Traveler”)

Additionally, foreign nationals (except Indian nationals) are required to pay a non-refundable visa fee of $20 USD per application (one name per application), and a $10 USD Tourism Development Fund fee. It takes 2-3 weeks to complete the visa formalities. For more information or assistance, please contact customerservice@tablethotels.com.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 29 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Secluded

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Steam rooms
  • Wake-up service
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Yoga

Need to Know

All tourists to Bhutan are required to pay the following fees in addition to room rates, meals, and transportation/ guide services: Every foreign national (Except Indian, Maldvian and Bangladeshi) nationals) are required to pay the following: A Daily Government Royalty of $65 USD per person per day an FIT surcharge (FIT means "Free Independent Traveller") of US$30 per person per day (For single travellers it is $40 per day, for parties of 3 (or more) this fee is waived. (Please note that these are DAILY fees) Additionally, foreign nationals (except Indian,Maldvian and Bangladeshi nationals) are required to pay a Visa fee (non refundable) of US$40 per application (one name per application) Visa Approval by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bhutan is carried out by according to the date the guests will arrive in Bhutan. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs files all applications chronologically and approves them chronologically. Visa approval will not be granted by the Ministry any earlier than 3-4 weeks prior to arrival in the country. Once visa approval has been processed and sent back to us here at Uma Paro, we will forward a copy to passengers via e-mail, which will need to be printed and shown at airline check in and at immigration upon arrival in Bhutan. Visa application form is attached and needs to be filled in and sent back along with a scanned copy of the photo page of each traveller’s passport. Validity of passport needs to be at least six months from the date of departure from Bhutan. (Normally 4-6 weeks is required, however we employ full time staff in Bhutan’s capital, Thimpu expedite the processing of Uma Paro guests applications at The Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

11am

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Steam rooms
  • Wake-up service
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Yoga

Need to Know

All tourists to Bhutan are required to pay the following fees in addition to room rates, meals, and transportation/ guide services: Every foreign national (Except Indian, Maldvian and Bangladeshi) nationals) are required to pay the following: A Daily Government Royalty of $65 USD per person per day an FIT surcharge (FIT means "Free Independent Traveller") of US$30 per person per day (For single travellers it is $40 per day, for parties of 3 (or more) this fee is waived. (Please note that these are DAILY fees) Additionally, foreign nationals (except Indian,Maldvian and Bangladeshi nationals) are required to pay a Visa fee (non refundable) of US$40 per application (one name per application) Visa Approval by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bhutan is carried out by according to the date the guests will arrive in Bhutan. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs files all applications chronologically and approves them chronologically. Visa approval will not be granted by the Ministry any earlier than 3-4 weeks prior to arrival in the country. Once visa approval has been processed and sent back to us here at Uma Paro, we will forward a copy to passengers via e-mail, which will need to be printed and shown at airline check in and at immigration upon arrival in Bhutan. Visa application form is attached and needs to be filled in and sent back along with a scanned copy of the photo page of each traveller’s passport. Validity of passport needs to be at least six months from the date of departure from Bhutan. (Normally 4-6 weeks is required, however we employ full time staff in Bhutan’s capital, Thimpu expedite the processing of Uma Paro guests applications at The Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

11am

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