Terma Linca Resort and Spa, Thimphu, Bhutan


After 2 weeks of work in Bhutan, Cody and I checked into Terma Linca Resort and Spa for 2 relaxing nights.


Terma Linca Resort and Spa

The beautiful surroundings…


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.



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Our beautiful and spacious bedroom


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.


 Terma Linca Resort and Spa

What a beautiful bathroom


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.

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Traditional Bhutanese Dance


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.


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Our Vegan Bhutanese meal


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.


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Relaxing Hot Stone Bath


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.


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The wonderful staff at Terma Linca


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.*


Thimphu, Bhutan

Website: Terma Linca Resort and Spa or on Facebook at Terma Linca Resort and Spa


Tel: (+975-2) 351490

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Comments To This Entry.
  1. Ayngelina January 8, 2014 Reply

    Very cool to see they organized a vegan buffet for you, that shows such attention to customer service.

  2. Federico January 8, 2014 Reply

    Wow, you’re in Bhutan! I am jealous indeed. What a fantastic hotel too…

    • Giselle and Cody January 8, 2014 Reply

      Hey Federico, we were in Bhutan for 26 days and what an amazing country.
      We have a friend there who brought us in as guests of Humane Society International.

  3. Abby January 8, 2014 Reply

    That food looks sooo good! And that stone bath looks so inviting! How fun that you got to dress in the traditional attire. The staff does seem attentive and wonderful.

    • Giselle and Cody January 8, 2014 Reply

      The food was sooooo good. And so was the hot stone bath!! It was very special that they dressed us up in traditional Bhutanese clothing. Our whole experience at Terma Linca was pretty amazing.

  4. Mindy & Ligeia January 9, 2014 Reply

    Wow! They certainly know how to take care of their guests! It’s also wonderful to know that they happily served up a delicious vegan meal. We’ll definitely keep them in mind when we head to Bhutan. Thanks for the review 🙂

  5. Eric Dawson January 9, 2014 Reply

    What a beautiful hotel.
    Sounds like you were treated like royalty.

  6. Alex January 9, 2014 Reply

    Wow! This looks like an amazing hotel in a VERY unique destination. What an experience! You’ve just helped me add yet another country to my bucket list!

  7. Diana Edelman January 9, 2014 Reply

    Oh my word. I LOVE it. And, would love to go to Bhutan. This is so amazing!!

    • Giselle and Cody January 12, 2014 Reply

      Hey Diana, I am sure you will get there one day.
      Lets go together 🙂

  8. Lucia January 10, 2014 Reply

    WOW!!! GORGEOUS scenery! so colourful and happy smiling faces
    welcoming you in….how lovely….

  9. Brandon Jackson January 11, 2014 Reply

    Wow, if I ever make it to this country then count me in for this place.
    Think they would rent me turntables if I went 🙂 LOL

  10. sonam January 13, 2014 Reply

    hi Giselles and Cody,

    Warm Greetings from Terma Linca Resort & Spa’s family.

    Thank you so much for writing review on our Resort n thanks for all those photoes….was really good one and we are happy to see all those.

    • Giselle and Cody January 16, 2014 Reply

      Thanks Sonam!! We are glad you liked the video and photos.
      We had such an incredible stay there and we hope to see you all again sometime.
      Thank you so much for everything.

  11. Erica February 1, 2014 Reply

    That food looked delish… but seriously – that is the tub of my DREAMS right there.

    • Giselle and Cody February 3, 2014 Reply

      I know hey!! That tub and bathroom were so dreamy 🙂
      It’s on the list for when we get a place. Claw Foot tub.

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