I’m sitting on a bench on the front porch of my cottage. I can see the panoramic view of the Paro Valley beautifully surrounded by green paddy fields and fruit laden trees. My eye is time and again drawn to the tempting Paro River and mountains looming in the distance.
During our visit to Bhutan, we got a chance to stay in the gorgeous Rema Resort located on the quieter north side of Paro valley. Honestly, we didn’t know what to expect from the hotel in terms of location or services as we had booked it simply on a whim, just a day before arriving in Paro.
We arrived at Rema Resort quite late one morning and trust me I couldn’t stop marvelling at how peaceful and tidy it was.
Deciding on hotels for staying in Bhutan was a task in itself for us. But the moment we caught glimpse of the resort from the outside, we could imagine what lay ahead.
It was still cold in Paro but the moment we stepped inside the rooms we felt warm. The overall resort has been designed in tandem with the Bhutanese way of living with breathtaking ambiance. Of course, there is complimentary Wi-Fi, which is why we chose to stay in the resort at the first place.
Rema Resort is literally between these striking valley views on one side and Paro river banks on the other. The town itself is so small that no location is bad. But if seen in relation to the views, this one shines. Also, the resort is about 20 minutes walk into the city center and you can reach there easily by jumping on a taxi as well.
Our gorgeous wooden room at Rema Resort Paro was equipped with all luxuries we could want – a large king-sized bed, bedside table lamps, complimentary coffee facilities, a nice balcony with sitting space, and lots of storage. Though the bathroom was not exactly a luxurious one, it was pretty nice with a bathtub and tiny bars of scented soaps.
To watch the sunset, while we had our locally sourced dinner minutes before snuggling into the comfiest bed while desiring of settling down in Paro forever, there was nothing short of magic.
Rema resort Paro is not for those who love wholesome breakfasts. Their morning buffet includes just about a selective assortment of fresh fruits, juices, white bread, and eggs.
We ordered Indian dishes at night – Paneer Masala and Dum Aloo – which were just about, average. The food wasn’t pricey either (just inclusive of 20% mandatory tax).
You can book a night’s stay in a Cottage at Rema Resort for $75 per night, twin share basis.
Have you read our post on cultural delight: festivals of Bhutan yet?
Here’s a virtual tour of our room:
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It looks really cool – I love that little panoramic balcony set up. And also, it looks authentic. I love places that just seem to belong and are not so generic that they could be anywhere in the world. However, the price seems quite steep for what it is. Is that a regular Bhutan price?
Hey Annika, Almost all the hotels in Bhutan have an authentic touch to them and are not the regular hotels that you find anywhere else in the world. Even big giants like Le Meridien and Taj Tashi are not the generic ones. As for the price, the country thrives on tourism and the prices are on the higher side during the on season. But for a bargain deal, you can always book through Agoda and Booking.com (as we did).
What a cool little place to stay. Bhutan is definitely on my to-visit list!
Glad to know that. It should be, Benjamin. 😉
It looks magnificent! Way off the price range we travel in, but, by the looks of it, totally worth it! 🙂
Hi Cris, That’s the on season rate (though we scored a better deal through Booking.com). And yes, it was totally worth living in this beautiful property. 🙂
I love the Buddha statue. It tells you already what the hotel feels like. Your room balcony looks awesome. The whole vibe l get is a zen, relaxed feel. especially with the paneling. I like 🙂
Thanks Kemken. I am glad you like it. Even I loved the Buddha statue and the whole feel of this hotel the moment we stepped in. 🙂
I’d absolutely love to visit Bhutan, though the cost for foreigners to spend per day is a factor on visiting Bhutan, great post and amazing photos!
Yes Arvin, but then it’s a fair price to experience a country so gorgeous! 🙂
Wonderful colourful photographs, certainly showing the best of your accommodation. I’d love to visit Bhutan as you say at the end of your post, the cost is still quite prohibitive for foreigners.
“Bhutan is extremely beautiful” is what I have always heard from my father. But I could never visit there. It is on my to visit list (someday), however your post has made this country jump few places ahead of other cities. I love the room’s photos (others too but rooms caught my eye immediately). I hope you enjoyed the trip.
Hey Vishal, Bhutan is a magical land and a step into the country, you start feeling heavenly. You certainly should plan a visit to Bhutan as the beauty and hospitality is going to leave you spellbound.
Would love to visit Bhutan one day! What a beautiful resort – like you said, it is not luxurious, but neat, simple, clean are what really matter!
You definitely should. It’s a gorgeous country and the beauty will leave you speechless.
The Maldives look so dreamy! I always thought of them to be the perfect honeymoon destination, but it seems that anniversaries are a great reason to go there as well. The water bungalow is amazing, I can see that you get your own privacy even if they are so close to each other. Unfortunately the Maldives are way out of mu budget for now.
truly an amazing place to be, the maldives has got alot of great sites to visit and spend some quality time in, hopefully someday i get the chance to go experience it myself.
I think if you’re going to the maldives you just have to stay in an overwater bungalow! It’s just rude not to!! This looks like absolute paradise. So many of my friends have been but I haven’t! Very jealous. When I make my millions, I’m off! ree love30
Oh wow, the Maldives. I love it. It’s such a wonderful destination. It truly looks like a dream vacation. Cake and champagne on your birthday, they definitely did a great job making it a very special day. The anniversary just looks awesome as well. Love it that you’re sharing some tips as well. Looks like there’s so much you can do at the maldives!