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Amankora - a trip to remember part 2 of 4
See part 1 at Aman Paro Aman’s prioritisation of their guest comfort was impressed on us the day the king visited the property. We weren’t restricted in any part of the hotel (besides the library where the king was hosting dignitaries of course). We were treated with equal respect and was free to use any part of the property. This would never have been the case in anywhere else. Our guide (Kesang) and driver (Uygeng) were experienced and reliable. We felt safe and attended to on the whole journey. As my partner and I are not in favour of an activities filled vacation, we cut out quite a lot of the sight seeing activities. I almost felt bad and slightly rude every time I had to turn down Kesang’s offer to show us those centuries old monasteries and Dzongs listed on our itineraries. Where we do agree to visit (like some of the iconic Dzong in Punakha), we didn’t stay very long. We spent most of our time enjoying the room, the property and the environment that never fail to fascinate us. We took short walks around the properties surroundings. We particularly enjoyed the pool in Punakha. Although we had wish that the pool temperature could be a tad warmer ( just a couple of degrees), it would have been perfect. Nonetheless, I would say Punakha property was our favourite of the three.
Paradise on earth
Copying Aman Paro review as everything applies to this property: Amankora is just perfect. Everything is perfect: the gorgeous, secluded locations; great food; impeccable design; attention to detail; commitment to sustainability; and most of all the unparalleled service. The design is fabulous, everything is so well thought-out. It feels like you're staying at the well-staffed home of a very gracious host with impeccable taste, who's never at home, so you can do exactly as you please. Examples of the service: -after the first day, they observed my shoe size is on the small side, and placed bedroom slippers in exactly my size (along with a humidifier, which I requested on the first night) on my side of the bed every night, even in the different Aman locations across Bhutan. -The turn-down gifts were unique every night of the trip. Some friends who've been there many times for extended stays have still always gotten unique gifts. -You never actually see them clean your room, but the room is always pristine. -Laundry service is wonderful, everything is returned super fast and neatly hung up. -On treks, they somehow get to the mid-point before you, and surprise you with amazing snacks and tea -Every meal is customized to your preference
We visited Bhutan in December and stayed at the Amankora Paro and Thimphu. The properties were amazing and worked perfectly for our family for four (including two teenagers). The properties are stunning. The service was impeccable, and the guide and driver were awesome. We loved Bhutan and our experiences there. We saw archery (the national sport), paper making, and handicrafts, toured many temples and buildings, had a farm lunch at a Bhutanese house, took a helicopter to Bumdra to see the most amazing monastery and hike to Tiger's Nest, and took a hike to "wow." We also met with a monk to discuss Buddhism. It was a fabulous trip!
A small world of its own
Amankora is a beautiful restful place. The rooms are large and simply but beautifully decorated although rather dark making it quite difficult to read. Entertainment in some form was arranged each evening from local dancing to a talk on Bhuddism. There is a nice courtyard to sit should it be warm enough. The food is excellent with a choice of cuisine. The staff are there to make sure your staff is perfect.
Our very first Aman experience was back in 1994 at Amanusa, Bali. It made such an impression that I was so adamant of staying in all Amankora in Bhutan. Our trip to Bhutan consists with only 8 days skipping Amankora in Bumthang. Our first stop is Amankora in Thimphu. There are 5 Amankora in 5 separate towns in Bhutan and I will be reviewing 4 out of 5 lodges separately. First and foremost, Aman Resort is renowned for its lodges especially for its impeccable service. With that said, I have nothing but praises for the resort. I am so happy that I specifically chose Amankora for our entire stay in Bhutan. Once again, I fell in love with Aman Resort. I give the entire credits to its staff who all went above and beyond our expectations. A huge shout-out to all the staff here but especially to our private tour guide Ugyen and Pema who made sure our experience was memorable. These two guys worked so hard to make sure we were well taken care of from start to finish of our 8-day trip to Bhutan. Aman should always employ these two for their incomparable services. The food here was delicious! A shout-out to the Assistant Manager Sonam who made time to say hello and to suggest the hot stone bath and the potato shed dinner in Gangtey. The experience was amazing! Loved both activities. Aman’s hospitality and service are beyond compare. Thank you!!! Can’t wait to go to Laos next year and stay at your resort again.
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