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Plenty of exercise and crisp air means you’ll need somewhere comfortable to rest your head. Go for all-out luxury after an active day, and cosy up in front of roaring fires at Amankora in Bhutan, or pick a relaxing Tea Estate like Glenburn near Darjeeling with wonderful walks on your doorstep and charming vistas of tea-clad hills.

The Dutch House,
Bandarawela

Constructed along the lines of the early 18th century Cape Dutch bungalows, the Dutch House is a luxurious home tastefully designed by its British and Sri Lankan owners. Set on...

Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge,
Bardia

Set on the edge of Royal Bardia National Park, Karnali Lodge allows visitors the chance to explore the most undisturbed wilderness area in the terai lowlands. The villages of the...

Castlereagh,
Bogawantalawa Valley

  Castlereagh features in Ampersand's Top 10 Boutique Hotels and our Top 10 Venues for a Wedding or Party Castlereagh is one of the four bungalows which make up the Ceylon Tea Trails, Sri Lanka's...

Norwood,
Bogawantalawa Valley

The bungalow at Norwood commands a fine view of the eastern end of the Bogawantalawa Valley and rests in the shelter of one of the most impressive bamboo stands to...

Summerville,
Bogawantalawa Valley

High above the lake at the edge of a tea plantation, Summerville stands sentinel. This four-room bungalow enjoys magnificent views of the water and tea planted hills in the distance....

Tientsin,
Bogawantalawa Valley

Step into the world of Tientsin and step back in time. Named after the Chinese village from which the original tea seedlings came, this very British residence is a historical...

Amankora Bumthang,
Bumthang

This is the latest addition to the Amankora family, having opened its doors in November 2007. Overlooking established orchards and skimming the grounds of one of Bhutan's royal palaces, the...

Mountain Lodge,
Bumthang

This simple lodge (one of the best in the area) is located in the valley a few minutes drive from the village. The rooms are basic and all have twin...

Swiss Lodge,
Bumthang

Another simple hotel with comfortable rooms each with the much needed Bukari stove. However, what gives it an edge are the pleasant gardens and Swiss style bar which is a...

Windamere Hotel,
Darjeeling

The Windamere's enduring, slightly eccentric charm resists absolute definition. Established in the 19th century it is famous for its ambience and tradition. Now under new ownership, the recent renovations make...

Dhulikhel Mountain Resort,
Dhulikhel

Only an hour's drive from Kathmandu, this wonderful mountain hotel offers sensational views of the surrounding valley and Himalayan peaks. The red brick bungalows are built in traditional style with...

Amankora Gangtey,
Gangtey

Positioned on a forested knoll close to the valley floor is the luxurious Amankora Gangtey. A winding track leads guests through the forest and descends to the lodge that enjoys...

Dewachen Hotel,
Gangtey

This comfortable hotel has 16 ensuite rooms, most with balconies and pleasant views across the valley. All the guest rooms are spacious each with a traditional wood burning stove or...

Pheuntsholing Lodge,
Gangtey

Formerly a large traditional Bhutanese-style house this small hotel has ten basic ensuite rooms. The hotel is run by a friendly family and provides a good opportunity to experience first...

Nor-Khil Hotel,
Gangtok

This house was built by the King of Sikkim in 1932 as a guest house in which he received and entertained heads of state and dignitaries. This wonderful heritage building...

Himalaya Lodge,
Ghandruk

The former mountain home is perched over the ancient village of Ghandruk at an altitude of 1,980 meters. The Annapurna range is in full view from each room. Rooms are...

Glenburn Tea Estate,
Glenburn

Set high in the Himalayas, this charming bungalow overlooks a valley covered in tea bushes. Views of Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world can be enjoyed from the...

Hotel Highlands Park,
Gulmarg

Host to presidents and Prime Ministers yet remarkably laid-back and sweet, Highlands Park has been run by the Nedou family, now in its third generation, since it was established in...

Himalayan Hotel,
Kalimpong

Owned and run by the MacDonald family, this is a hotel of real charm and character, with an atmosphere redolent with Himalayan history. All the great explorers of the region,...

Ellerton Bungalow,
Kandy

Ellerton Bungalow deliberately lacks many of the features associated with hotels but these are more than compensated for by a genuinely relaxed and informal atmosphere. It was built for the...

Clingendael,
Kandy

Hidden behind an iron wrought gate, nestled amongst lush gardens and fringed by tropical palms, Clingendael is Sri Lanka's finest golf hotel and a beautiful boutique property from which to...

Shangri-La,
Kathmandu

Located just a 10 minute drive from Pokhara Airport, overshadowed by the sacred Fishtail Mountain, the Shangri-La Village is a pleasant and comfortable property with well maintained gardens and a...

Dwarikas Hotel,
Kathmandu

A unique place to stay with plenty of character, Dwarikas is a museum and hotel in one. Traditional Nepalese carved wooden panels and terracotta work are preserved and used throughout...

Everest Summit Lodge,
Lukla

The lodge is located directly opposite the airport and contains 17 comfortable ensuite rooms, a lovely sunny garden and traditional interiors. There is also a reading room, drawing room, bar,...

Wildflower Hall,
Mashobra

Built on the location of the former residence of Indian Viceroy, Lord Kitchener this luxurious hotel is set amidst 22 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, with a forest cover. From...

Orchha Resort,
Orchha

This small, modern 3 star hotel is located just beside the Betwa River overlooking the ancient temples and palaces of the area. It has good facilities including a decent sized...

Camel Camp,
Osian

This eccentric camp, complete with luxury tents, is based around a red fort perched on top of some of the highest sand dunes in the area. From this vantage point...

Camp Watermark,
Pangong Lake

Camp Watermark is located on Pangong Lake in Ladakh. Pangong Lake is situated at about 4,267 metres and is the world’s highest saltwater lake. The camp has comfortable tents on...

Amankora Paro,
Paro

Amankora Paro marked a unique entry into a secluded kingdom whose pristine Himalayan landscapes and remarkably preserved way of life have fascinated travellers the world over. Sited in Balakha Village,...

Gangtey Palace Hotel,
Paro

Once the residence of the Penlope of Paro, this 19th century palace-style building is one of the most charming hotels in town. The rooms are simple and comfortable but all...

Mobile Camp,
Paro

These traditional Bhutanese mobile camps are put up and taken down by an experienced team of porters and local trekking guides. Trained cooks will prepare dishes suitable to western taste...

Olathang Hotel,
Paro

The first western hotel to be built in Bhutan - it draws inspiration from the architecture of the Dzongs and local mountain chalets. The hotel has large grounds with gingerbread-like...

Uma Paro,
Paro

  Uma Paro is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Hotel Spas. Uma Paro is part of the Christina Ong hotel group, renowned for their unique style and approach to luxury and this hotel...

Zhiwa Ling,
Paro

One of the few Bhutanese-owned luxury hotels in the country, Zhiwa Ling combines Bhutanese architecture and tradition with modern style and design. The pretty rooms are large, well-equipped and bright....

Fishtail Lodge,
Pokhara

As Fishtail Lodge is only accessible by a shuttle float across a lake ensuring a very peaceful location. Set on the edge of the famous Phewa Lake, guests can gaze...

Amankora Punakha,
Punakha

  Amankora Punakha is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Aman Resorts in Asia. This delightful lodge is reached by crossing a pedestrian bridge over the Mo Chhu River and is situated...

Meri Puensum Hotel,
Punakha

Situated high above the Punakha Valley, this hotel has wonderful views overlooking the rice terraces and river below. From the main reception there are pathways leading to the traditionally structured...

Punatsangchu Resort,
Punakha

This family owned property has 22 rooms and is situated in Bajo town between Punakha and Wangdue Phodrang. Spread over 18 acres the hotel overlooks the Punatsangchhu river and has...

Zangdo Pelri Hotel,
Punakha

This small hotel owned by the royal family is situated high above the Punakha Valley, with views overlooking the rice terraces and river below. The accommodation is divided between traditional...

Uma Punakha,
Punakha

  Uma Punakha is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Romantic Retreats  Opened in September 2012, Uma Punakha is COMO's second hotel in Bhutan - the first being Uma Paro, Ampersand's favourite hotel...

Victoria Sapa,
Sapa

The four star Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa has been built in the style of a traditional mountain chalet with accented wooden décor and a stone hearth fireplace, overlooking the...

Amankora Thimphu,
Thimphu

Situated in a pine forest in the upper reaches of the Thimphu Valley, Amankora Thimphu is a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of the Kingdom's booming capital. Dzong-like...

Jumolhari Hotel,
Thimpu

Located in the heart of the city, this small hotel has comfortable rooms and is an ideal base from which to explore the town and to access the local sights...

Taj Tashi,
Thimpu

Taj Tashi’s location in the capital city of Thimpu, makes it the ideal base from which to explore the spectacular monasteries, scenic mountain passes and pristine wilderness. In keeping with...

Yangkhil Resort,
Trongsa

One of Bhutan's newer hotels, the property is built on a steep hillside with wonderful views overlooking the gorge and the picturesque town of Trongsa. The rooms are spacious and...