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If you’re looking for amazing views directly from your hotel room, it’s difficult to beat Punakha’s Zhingkham Resort. Situated just above town, this 40-room hotel complex offers a great vantage point to check out the Punakha Dzong and surrounding valley from your balcony. This is one of Punakha’s newer resorts, and each of its rooms provides television service, Wi-Fi internet access, ironing and laundry services, complimentary toiletries, and luggage storage. Rooms themselves are either singles or doubles, but don’t be surprised if you spend more time on the hotel’s upper deck than you do in your room. This is probably the best spot in the entire resort to kick back in a lounge seat and enjoy the scenery.
Zhingkham Resort offers buffet-style breakfast and dinner service at the hotel restaurant. This isn’t bad in a pinch, and the Bhutanese options are authentically spicy, but you’re likely to find better fare in town. But do make sure to check out the hotel’s Keith-nyam Spa, where you can get a soothing hour-long massage or holistic health and beauty treatment. There’s also a meditation and yoga room, which you can use to get in touch with Zhingkham’s atmosphere of relaxation. When you’re ready to leave the hotel and explore the rest of Punakha, you’ll be well-placed to access plenty of nearby shopping, sightseeing, hiking, biking, and rafting opportunities.