Dewachen Hotel and Spa

Location: Central Bhutan | Bhutan

Price guide: £££££ Less than £100 per person per night

The Dewachen Hotel and Spa is an impressive retreat in a glacial valley, reached through pine forests and fields of dwarf bamboo. With traditional stone and wood architecture, and a name derived from Buddhist legend, this attractive Bhutanese-style hotel offers spectacular views of the sweeping countryside and the Black Mountains beyond.
Perfect forNature lovers, families looking for a beautiful setting to explore, and couples seeking solitude.
In the knowVisit in November when the Phobjikha Valley celebrates the annual Black-Necked Crane Festival – the event honours the return of the endangered birds, which migrate here during the winter from Tibet. Folk songs and crane dances depict environmental issues, and the entrance fee goes toward local community projects.

Recommended for...

  • Cultural Immersion
  • Eco-tourism
  • History & Heritage
  • Honeymoon

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

The Dewachen Hotel and Spa is located in western Bhutan, in the sweeping Phobjikha Valley, which sits 2,900m high on the edge of the Black Mountain National Park, and is renowned for its protected black-necked cranes and diverse wildlife.

Rooms at Dewachen Hotel and Spa

The spacious rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing breathtaking views of the gardens, the apple orchards and the surrounding hills, flanked with pine forests. Wood furnishings add natural, rustic charm, and the private balconies offer a private place to relax. Some rooms feature traditional wood-burning stoves, and the corner rooms have windows on two sides for an even more spectacular view.

Food & drink

The hotel’s restaurant features a wood burning stove for a warm ambience, and offers guests a diverse menu featuring flavourful cuisine from Bhutan, India and China as well as continental favourites. After dinner, head next door, where the bar serves up a range of evening drinks.

Facilities

Warm up at the end of the day in the spa with a relaxing Bhutanese hot-stone bath, or indulge in a massage treatment, and soak up the serenity of the relaxation lounge. The signature treatments are inspired by ancient rituals around the world, from Bali to India and Thailand, and feature fresh, natural ingredients.

Activities at Dewachen Hotel and Spa

The hotel offers horse riding, while the popular three-day Gangtey Trek is another perfect way to experience the area’s natural beauty, with trails winding through meadows, dense forests and remote rural villages – the scenery is enhanced even further by flowering rhododendrons during the months of April and May.

The summer months are also a good time to visit the 17th-century Gangtey monastery, which is inhabited by monks, and is one of the most significant monasteries in Bhutan.

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Hotel location

Dewachen Hotel and Spa is approximately 4.5 hours from Paro airport.

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