In a Nutshell
Naksel Boutique Hotel & Spa is a small and comfortable hotel with some of the best views of any property in the Paro Valley.
At a Glance
- Naksel is located on the ridge overlooking the Paro Valley, offering views over Mt Jomolhari
- Comfortable and affordable pine-clad rooms in cottages in the gardens, or in the main lodge
- The road to the lodge is a little bumpy, but it’s worth it
- You can head off on walks through the local orchards and villages which is really rewarding
Naksel is located on a ridge above the Paro Valley, and you get there by driving along a bumpy dirt road past apple orchards, potato fields and rice paddies. When you arrive in the village of Ngoba, turn back, and you will see the shimmering snow-clad peak of Jumolhari popping up above the foothills with the Tigers Nest Monastery in the foreground – quite the view!
The architecture is very Bhutanese, with the main building surrounded by various cottages containing more rooms. Local ornate wooden carvings and traditional windows really make you feel like you are in Bhutan. In the main house, you will find the restaurant and bar and a few of the rooms. Move into the grounds, and you will find the spa. On offer are a range of treatments and a welcome relief after walking up Tigers Nest Monastery.
The pine-clad rooms are tastefully furnished, featuring Bhutanese rugs and local artwork. You also enjoy underfloor heating in the bathrooms, excellent views, flatscreen TVs and minibars. You get more space as you go up through the various room categories, with the addition of bathtubs. Our pick of the rooms is the Deluxe Rooms in the cottages. These have a nice balcony overlooking the mountains.