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Melong Lam, Hathidunga Motithang, Thimphu 11001 Bhutan
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The Pema is a chic four-star boutique hotel in Thimphu, Bhutan's capital city. Our 27 rooms are aesthetically designed to balance contemporary decor and conveniences with traditional Bhutanese design. Suites make up more than half of the inventory of rooms. The hotel features two restaurants - Zhego and M Bistro - and the country's first open rooftop bar, as well as a spa and fitness centre.
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John M wrote a review Aug 2023
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom330 contributions97 helpful votes
I've stayed at the Taj (twice) and at Le Meridian before being introduced to The Pema by a colleague. Thank you colleague ! I'll be coming back to The Pema every time now. A more peaceful setting that the city centre hotels (important in the early hours when the local dogs start serenading each other !) Very spacious room (I had the Valley Suite which has a spectacular view up and down the valley), comfortable bed and wonderful rainfall shower. Service by all staff members is exceptional - they couldn't be more helpful or genuinely friendly. The owners are also around a lot of the time and are happy to take your feedback). Ate in the restaurant or Roof bar most nights - good menu and food well cooked and presented. Good selection of drinks to go with it including local draught beer if that's your fancy. Don't be phased by it being outside the city centre. 15 - 20 minute walk gets you there or a $1.50 taxi ride. For that you get great service, comfortable spacious accommodation and "that" view
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Response from HEM Monger, Guest Services / Front Office at The Pema by Realm
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Mr. John, Kuzuzangpo La! Your review humbles us immensely. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your kind words of encouragement and your faith in us. We value your feedback and we shall always strive to keep improving and innovating - so that all our esteemed guests and friends enjoy a most memorable and meaningful experience. Thank you also for your dedication and commitment to your work and Bhutan as well. We look forward to welcoming you back again in 2024! Till then, please take care and our very best to your family. Do let us know if we can ever help out with anything. Kadringche la, Hem Monger
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sujeev shakya wrote a review Jul 2023
Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal264 contributions84 helpful votes
Great location, rooms were great ( the suite was amazing). All amenities that you want is there. The food is wonderful. I tried in-room dining, packed breakfast and the rooftop restaurant. I had an event there too. Great service by friendly staff.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Response from HEM Monger, Guest Services / Front Office at The Pema by Realm
Responded 11 Jul 2023
Dear Mr. Sujeev, Kuzuzangpo La! It was truly an amazing opportunity and privilege for The Pema Family to host you and your event at our hotel. Our team learned a great deal from your life lessons and the power of resilience; especially the critical role each one of us plays in positive transformation. Thank you so much again for your kind words of encouragement and we greatly look forward to welcoming you back to Bhutan and to The Pema again soon. Kadringche la, Hem Monger
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Srinivas K wrote a review Jun 2023
Bengaluru, India2 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a wonderful experience @Pema by Realm, Thimpu, Bhutan. The suite was neat, with good linen. The beds were comfortable. The staff was very courteous, and the food choice and quality were great. We enjoyed the breakfast and dinner prepared by a well-experienced chef and served by smiling staff. Overall an excellent stay.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The Hotel has Gym but no Swimming pool
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Responded 11 Jul 2023
Dear Mr. Srinivas, Kuzuzangpo La! We are deeply grateful that you took time out to write such a heartfelt review. And all of us are delighted that you and your family had a memorable stay. We are constantly trying to improve the quality of our services – and hope to have a few surprises in store the next time! Until we meet again, please take care and do let us know if there is anything we can help you with here. Kadringche la, Hem Monger
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Guru HIP_HOP_tour wrote a review Jun 2023
Bengaluru, India103 contributions9 helpful votes
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Few things that stand out in my stay Attitude of every staff from house keeping, front office , f&b continue to smile and provide service Went out of way to celebrate anniversary and made our stay of 2 days memorable Food quality outstanding Rooms spic and span Something for other hotels to learn Must congratulate the management to keep staff so much motivated
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Gym is very small
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Responded 11 Jul 2023
Dear Mr. Guru, Kuzuzangpo La! Thank you beyond the sky and earth for choosing to celebrate your special moment with us. It means the world to us that you and your wife had a most memorable stay. As a small local boutique hotel brand, we operate like a family in the ways that matter, and at the same time, trying to constantly innovate in an industry that we adore. It is a privilege that we get to do what we love every day and more so, when we are able to play a small part in contributing to your happiness. We hope to welcome you and your loved ones back to The Pema again soon. Till then, we wish you good health. Kadringche la, Hem Monger
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wawa mum wrote a review Jun 2023
Bangkok, Thailand61 contributions51 helpful votes
Delightful hotel with outstanding service. Gorgeous views of the mountains vally and dzong from a beautiful bow window in the room. Lovely spa with very helpful staff. Nice breakfast with an option to take coffee to go if you are in a rush like me.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from HEM Monger, Guest Services / Front Office at The Pema by Realm
Responded 11 Jul 2023
Dear Ms. Bjbabe, Kuzuzangpo La! Thank you immensely for choosing The Pema during your business visit to Bhutan and for taking precious time out to review us. We love to make sure that our esteemed guests have everything they need to ensure a productive trip. Your kind review has made all of us smile! And, we are planning a few more surprises towards the end of this year for our business travelers. Therefore, we hope that we shall have the opportunity to welcome you back to The Pema again! Do let us know if we can help with anything in the meantime. Kadringche la, Hem Monger
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michael M wrote a review Jun 2023
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The staff is excellent. The rooms are very comfortable and well done. I would highly recommend this facility. The restaurant on the roof is so nice. Great food and wonderful staff. I had two messages while I was staying. Very nice
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Room Tip: Book this place. One of the nicest in Thimphu
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Response from HEM Monger, Guest Services / Front Office at The Pema by Realm
Responded 11 Jul 2023
Dear Mr. Michael, Kuzuzangpo La! Your presence here at The Pema is always such a joyful one. We remain ever grateful for your kindness, your constant support and encouragement. Everyone misses you, and it your generous care that motivates all of us to work even harder to elevate the quality of our services and experiences. From all of us here at The Pema, we wish you and your loved ones good health and happiness, and we hope to welcome you back very soon. Kadringche la, Hem Monger
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Hari Menon wrote a review May 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
The suite is a nice large space with two large rooms. Well equipped. Kept clean. Service was excellent. Staff was very courteous. The hotel is also well located. Good choice in their breakfast menu. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Response from HEM Monger, Guest Services / Front Office at The Pema by Realm
Responded 30 May 2023
Dear Mr. Hari, Kuzuzangpo La! On behalf of the entire The Pema Family, we thank you for taking the time to review us and for your kind words of appreciation. We are delighted that you both enjoyed your stay with us. Our team loves to do all they can to ensure you have a comfortable and memorable time, and we so look forward to welcoming you back to The Pema again soon. Till the next time, please take care and do let us know if there is anything we can help you with here. Kadringche la, Hem Monger
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Maps02201834072 wrote a review May 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Everything was up to standard,well maintained and clean hotel ,the bar at rooftop is my favorite place to hangout...staff are great and helpful with all personal touch ,The hotel’s prime location made have a great mountain view. Highly recommended!”.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Response from HEM Monger, Guest Services / Front Office at The Pema by Realm
Responded 25 May 2023
Dear Maps02201834072, Kuzuzangpo La! Thank you so much la. It delights us to know that you enjoy dropping by. More so, we greatly appreciate you taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We hope that we can do more in the future to elevate the quality of our services. Kadrinche la for your invaluable support! Warmly, Hem Monger
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Feedbackcounts wrote a review May 2023
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom44 contributions23 helpful votes
We are a small private aviation crew and this was our 3rd visit to Bhutan and The Pema. All our stays have been characterised by first-class service; the owners and staff spare no effort in making one's stay as special as possible; they succeed very well! Bhutan itself is a very special country, steeped in history and culture, with so many things to do and see that one hardly knows where to start. The staff at The Pema are always on hand to assist, even arranging taxis, cars and guides as may be needed. The restaurant, under the expert leadership of Mr Bishnu, is magnificent, with a fantastic variety of local and international cuisine, all beautifully presented. The restaurant also has a semi-private room with a water feature and great ambience, which one can reserve for groups or functions or just a special occasion. The Front Office staff, from the Manager Mr Hem and all of the Reception personnel, are quietly efficient, friendly and able to cater for almost any request, from items in the room to tours and expeditions. The Pema also boasts a top-class Spa in the hotel. The expert massage ladies, Kunzang and Cheni, offer all types of massage, from relaxing aromatherapy to joint-bending Balinese massages for those aching legs after a day hiking up to Paro Taktsang (Tiger's Nest). All in all, The Pema is a jewel. As always in these instances, it is the quality of the fantastic staff that make it an extra-special place. We will be back in October and in November.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Room Tip: Ask the hotel to arrange a tour to Tiger's Nest There is a nice rooftop bar with food and...
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Response from HEM Monger, Guest Services / Front Office at The Pema by Realm
Responded 25 May 2023
Dear Captain Pieter, Kuzuzangpo la! Always such a blessing to have the support of you and your crew. Thank you for choosing The Pema as your home away from home. Each time you stay with us, our entire team looks forward to the joyous interactions with you. You continue to be a source of great encouragement to us all. It is an absolute joy for us to welcome you back and we will surely have some more surprises in store for you the next time you fly to Bhutan in October! Till then, safe travels and take care. Kadringche la, Hem Monger
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Traveller123121 wrote a review Apr 2023
New Delhi, India2 contributions2 helpful votes
A stay at the Pema by Realm is a Love Affair. Photos do not do justice to the aesthetics of the hotel. While the hotel is one of the most aesthetically pleasing you might come across, The Pema is about much more than what meets the eye. The food is carefully curated to mesmerize your senses, the views are magnificent but what really takes your breath away is the service. Each and every member of the team is dedicated to ensuring that your stay is as pleasant as can be. Be it special requests for food, room arrangements or something as basic as helping plan your itinerary - the team is masterful in dealing with all guest requests. This combined with the attention to detail - there is an umbrella basket with family sized umbrellas at the entrance of the hotel (Note: Bhutan receives rainfall 5 months a year), the well placed rugs in the room, easy to use soap dispensers, makes The Pema your preferred destination. The hotel caters to your every sensation and is the perfect place to spend your well earned vacation.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book directly with the hotel, it is much cheaper this way.
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Response from HEM Monger, Guest Services / Front Office at The Pema by Realm
Responded 21 Apr 2023
Dear Ms. Shivika, Kuzuzangpo la! Beyond the sky and earth, we can’t thank you enough for your beautiful review and words of encouragement. We simply love creating special experiences for our wonderful guests and knowing that you had a memorable stay with Mr. Vasu fills us with joy. We still hope to find new ways to keep elevating the quality of our services. And we look forward to welcoming you both back to Bhutan and The Pema again very soon! Till then, we wish you and your loved ones good health and happiness. Kadringche la, Hem Monger
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$156 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
BhutanThimphu DistrictThimphu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
27
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Pema by Realm
Which popular attractions are close to The Pema by Realm?
Nearby attractions include Bhutan Post Office Headquarters (1.2 km), Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan (1.0 km), and Changangkha Lhakhang (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Pema by Realm?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at The Pema by Realm?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at The Pema by Realm?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Pema by Realm?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Pema by Realm?
Conveniently located restaurants include Seasons Restaurant, Karma's Coffee, and Folk Heritage Museum Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Pema by Realm?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre, a sauna, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Is The Pema by Realm located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Thimphu.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Pema by Realm?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Pema by Realm?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Simtokha Dzong (5.9 km).
Is The Pema by Realm accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.