Terma Linca Resort and Spa, Thimphu, Bhutan
It was a 25 minute drive from the center of Thimphu through town. Our taxi driver drove down into the valley where Terma Linca sits, to drop us off. Two employees immediately greeted us with a white welcome scarf and took our bags. We stopped to look around and take in the beauty of the property. Wide open spaces, green hills, and a river that runs right through the property.
We entered the building and were invited to sit and drink some warm tea. The lobby was beautiful, minimal, and spacious, and tastefully decorated with traditional Bhutanese decor.
We were then taken to our suite and our jaws dropped. Our suite was enormous! Full of natural sunlight, floor to ceiling windows, warm wooden walls and floors, and like all 30 rooms, a beautiful view that looks over the Wangchhu River.
Our bedroom was also very spacious and comfortable, decorated with gorgeous modern and traditional Bhutanese accents, a heavenly bed, and a gorgeous above ground bathtub in the separate bathroom.
I had the most amazing bubble bath, and hot waterfall shower. Terma Linca does offer complimentary wifi, but it is very unreliable. The good news is, that they are in the process of getting their own internet tower in the valley, so the problem should be fixed shortly.
After relaxing and enjoying our room for a while, two employees arrived to help us into our Gho and Kira, Bhutan’s traditional clothing for men and women. We were then escorted to Apa’s restaurant; a traditional restaurant decorated with Bhutanese art. Before dinner, we stepped outside to watch a beautiful show of traditional Bhutanese dance by a big fire and sipped on ara, Bhutan’s traditional liquor made from rice.
The show was lovely, and dressing up in our Gho and Kira was really special. After the show it was time for dinner!
Kunzang Wangmo, the general manager of Terma Linca arranged a beautiful vegan dinner buffet for us. We had delicious herb roasted potatoes, chow mein, amazing sauteed mushrooms, and more.
After dinner we headed back to our beautiful room to enjoy every minute of it.
The next morning we headed to Aie restaurant for the inclusive breakfast buffet. Aie restaurant also fans out over the river, so we had quite the view. We were offered rice porridge, sauteed vegetables, and vegetable noodle soup. There was also a variety of breads, fresh fruits, and more.
Later in the evening we were invited to try the hot stone bath at Terma Linca’s Spa. River stones are heated for 5 hours and then dropped into a deep wooden tub that then heats the water. It was ohhhh sooooooo relaxing. Our private spa room was warm and rustic with stone walls and lit candles. The spa is wonderful to visit year round, but the hot stone bath is especially good in the cold winter weather.
Our stay at Terma Linca was one of the best stays we have ever had. The customer service was incredible, the staff exceeded our expectations, and the grounds and interior of the hotel were absolutely amazing.
A special thanks to Kunzang Wangmo and her wonderful staff for renting the drum set for Cody and inviting us to an evening of music and visiting with us. You all went above and beyond during our stay at Terma Linca Resort and Spa.
*Our stay was courtesy of Terma Linca Resort and Spa, but these opinions are our own.*
TERMA LINCA RESORT AND SPA
Tel: (+975-2) 351490