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Le Meridien Paro, Riverfront

Shaba, Paro 12001 Bhutan
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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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#2 of 32 hotels in Paro
Le Meridien Paro, Riverfront is the largest five-star hotel in Paro, Bhutan with highest room inventory in the area. The hotel is equipped with some of the finest food and beverages venues in the country as well as most outstanding meeting spaces. ’Latest Recipe’ serves as a restaurant for all-day dining with intriguing local flavours and a selection from our modern a la carte menu. ‘Bamboo Chic’ reflects the spirit of innovation rooted in centuries of Asian tradition and captures the progress towards the modern palate. While the live kitchens in the restaurants are attractions in itself, the beautiful outdoor dining area overlooking the Paro Chhu river that are ideal for barbeques and large-scale parties redirects attention to the grandeur outside the property. Latitude 27° 23’ is a stylish venue inside the property to engage in a relaxed conversation over chilled wines or pleasurable bar creations when the space transforms at night. Explore Spa, the property’s haven of wellness, offers an array of extensive, well balanced, tailor-made, innovative treatments and special packages for spa lovers to enjoy. Also equipped with sauna, steam room and showers, Explore Spa is located on the first floor and is open from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm every day. The fully equipped Fitness Center is open 24 hours. It is also located on the first floor just distance away as you exit from Explore Spa. It features cardiovascular and strength equipment from Life Fitness brand. Aptly named as “Samden Menlam” (Wish-fulfilling Prayer), the altar room or meditation hall located on the fifth floor of Le Meridien Paro, Riverfront and overlooking the stupa outside, will be an tranquil and peaceful retreat for anyone looking for a time to contemplate over matters of mind and soul.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Indoor pool
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Business Centre with Internet Access
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Third Day Adventures wrote a review Aug 2020
Seattle, Washington63 contributions72 helpful votes
Like many folks, we stayed for two nights at Le Meridien Paro Riverfront as a "staging area" for our climb to the famous Tiger's Nest. The hotel definitely delivered on those expectations. The location and grounds are stunning ... right on a beautiful clear river with majestic mountains as the backdrop. All of the rooms have views of the river and the views are a great way to begin and end your day. The rooms were as expected for this type of property - comfortable with well appointed bathrooms. The staff was professional and attentive as one would expect from a Le Meridien Property. The lobby was a terrific place to relax with wonderful views and a bar with cocktails and snacks. The restaurant had an expansive buffet with varied cuisine options ... I enjoyed the full variety while my traveling partner was actually getting over a stomach issue from the days preceding our visit and she was able to find "milder" foods that her stomach could handle. While the Tiger's Nest climb is accessible to a wide range of ages and fitness levels, it is nonetheless strenuous, so we felt that it was important to stay at a hotel property where we could have a comfortable and enjoyable experience so that we could get the most out of our climb. Le Meridien delivered on those expectations. Our room was quiet and comfortable which enabled a good nights sleep. We were able to relax in the pool / sauna / steam room before and after our climb. Perhaps most outstanding was that the breakfast staff - without us even asking - went above and beyond and packed a container full of breads, muffins and fruit for us to enjoy on our climb! Le Meridien Paro is worth the stay regardless of your activities, but for us, it was a particularly good choice which enabled us to be well rested and prepared for our Tiger's Nest trek as well as providing a great place to relax and celebrate our successful climb!
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Date of stay: February 2020
4 Helpful votes
SPAINDOCTOR wrote a review Apr 2020
Madrid, Spain5423 contributions1068 helpful votes
The place like all Bhutan are relaxing They have a nice lobby and restaurant Nice river in the back The tour company knows what hotel is best for you People are very nice there I used raven tours a local company from there
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Date of stay: April 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
denniscasey wrote a review Apr 2020
Greater Perth, Australia442 contributions226 helpful votes
Room is ok. Not much more. Manager is upfront on the coronavirus as a guest as we checked in had but had left. The massage was good but had better. The food looked like wide but was only Indian curry. The service as so so. The grounds were good and the views were good. Only good for 1 night. Many if they can visit Tigers Nest
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from LMParoRiverfront, Manager at Le Meridien Paro, Riverfront
Responded 12 Apr 2020
Dear Mr.Casey, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Le Méridien Paro, Riverfront with us.Your valuable feedback will help identify areas of opportunity for us to improve the guest experience. While we are glad to hear you liked the room during your stay and our apologies if the other service did not met up to your expectations. Once again thank you for your valued feedback and we hope to serve you again whenever your travels bring you back to Paro. Until then, stay healthy, stay safe and stay positive.We are here waiting for your return. Many Thanks
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rbcroteau wrote a review Mar 2020
Los Angeles, California74 contributions62 helpful votes
We have just came back from a few nights at Le Meridien Thimphu, so of course we had to compare. First of all. The hotel setting is perfect. That is what you want, so you can really take in the beautiful unspoiled nature of the country of Bhutan. The hotel is modern and clean and has definitely a sense of tranquility to it. The design really compliment the view of the river. The only downside was the service. Maybe it was because we were treated so well as Lifetime Titanium Elite at the Thimphu location that it was maybe a let down. Both hotel are very nice.One is a city hotel the other one way on the outskirt. Great location to visit the Tiger's Nest.
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Date of stay: October 2019
1 Helpful vote
laoyusheng wrote a review Mar 2020
Singapore, Singapore14 contributions24 helpful votes
My husband and I chose this hotel as part of our honeymoon itinerary in Bhutan. We were greeted by the front desk staff, Deki, who took the initiative to introduce the hotel amenities and services to us. We were most impressed with the Executive Chef, Tanuj. When we arrived for our breakfast buffet, he approached us and offer us chicken broth and congee. This is very well appreciated as both the chicken soup and congee was super tasty and kept us warm during the cold season in Bhutan. He is also very attentive to our requests and was initiative to suggest a menu for our dinner. On top of which, he fulfilled the requests of dumplings perfectly to which both my husband and I appreciate it very much. As we have to catch a very early flight in the morning, the hotel was kind enough to arrange for a packed breakfast for us to takeaway with. The whole F&B experience made the stay very memorable. There were some minor hiccups in the rooms as we experienced sudden electrical faults during our first night. We highlighted to the front desk and they took actions immediately. Thankfully, it did not reoccur on the second night.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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ViXXiV wrote a review Mar 2020
Pune, India23 contributions23 helpful votes
A pleasant stay at the end of our hectic trip. This gave us opportunity to relax and gear up for the hectic schedule that awaited us. The overall experience was good and the property lived up to all expectations from a 5-star property. There was nothing much to do at the property apart from usual spa, gym etc. This appeared more as a business hotel rather than a resort that we had assumed. Perhaps a cultural evening or help in planning few off-beat activities in a tourist destination like Paro would have been wonderful.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Shab_Ngpl wrote a review Feb 2020
New Delhi, India62 contributions53 helpful votes
The hotel is the exact replica of its name 'Riverfront'. Once you are in hotel, you won't go out as the view from hotel is breathtaking and bonfire will complete your evening. Smiling faces, great hospitality and tasty food. Thank you to Bikash at coffee shop for taking care of us. We would love to come back again and again.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
2 Helpful votes
Sajimon PARAYIL wrote a review Jan 2020
Bahrain34 contributions16 helpful votes
Just a short stay at Le Méridien Paro. Smiley and happy face all staff I met here . Thank you Jinu Varghese front office Manager for your care and love during my stay. This property have wonderful view of river front and it’s in valley with wonderful views around.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
2 Helpful votes
AE1963 wrote a review Jan 2020
Wollongong, Australia90 contributions23 helpful votes
We stayed at Le Meridian for three nights at the end of our tour around west Bhutan. The welcome upon our arrival was lovely, as was the treatment throughout our stay. The highlight for us was the attention we received from the Chef de Loyalty - Tanuj Bahuguna. Having arrived in Bhutan approximately one week earlier, my husband was recovering from an upset stomach. Consequently he was avoiding foods that were too spicy. The "tourist menu" we indulged in during our tour (to that point) was great, providing a great variety of fresh food. We did notice however that the buffet was predominantly serving spicy Indian style mains. They also served salads and pastas which we decided would be a more sensible option for us. Tanuj approached my husband and after discovering his stomach issues prepared an a la carte style beef dish for the two of us, which was incredible. He mentioned that he may not be around the second night (as he was overseeing a conference dinner) but would ensure his staff were ready to create another meal for us. We were pleased to see he did make it in time for our second dinner. Another exquisite meal arrived. He also advised us that a complimentary "take-away" breakfast could be organised for our walk to the Tiger's Nest the following day. We selected sandwiches, danishes, fruits, muffins, water. All of which were carefully packed and ready for us at 6:00am the following morning. On our third night we did not see Tanuj when we arrived for dinner, nevertheless we had a lovely pasta meal. And let's not forget the desert bar:Tiramisu, self serve icecream etc etc. Thankyou to all the staff at Le Meridian, but a special thanks to Tanuj who went out of his way to make our stay extra special.
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Date of stay: November 2019
1 Helpful vote
Venkataraman M wrote a review Dec 2019
Pune, India105 contributions33 helpful votes
Excellent Hotel and built next to the Paro river. Every room has a view to the river which provides some picturesque views. Nothing beats the beautiful sight of a river as your first sight in the morning. The restaurant is good and provides a excellent mix of multiple cuisines. For those looking for Indian cuisine (especially given 80% of tourist here are Indians) you will not be disappointed. I personally loved the dessert section which as an excellent spread. Overall service is excellent and I was particularly surprised to see that most of the local staff speak Hindi.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
1 Helpful vote
Response from LMParoRiverfront, General Manager at Le Meridien Paro, Riverfront
Responded 3 Jan 2020
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for choosing Le Méridien Paro, Riverfront for your recent travels to Paro. Commitment to service and guest satisfaction is a main focus and we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. The pride and dedication our hotel team takes in providing exceptional customer service to our valued guests speaks strongly to our company’s core values, “good service at a fair price.” Thank you again for taking the time to provide your feedback on the Guest Satisfaction Survey and we look forward to serving you again soon! Sincerely, Mr. Randal Whelpdale, General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Le Meridien Paro, Riverfront
Which popular attractions are close to Le Meridien Paro, Riverfront?
Nearby attractions include Rinpung Dzong (5.1 km), Paro River (5.1 km), and National Museum (5.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Le Meridien Paro, Riverfront?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Le Meridien Paro, Riverfront?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Le Meridien Paro, Riverfront?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Le Meridien Paro, Riverfront?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Le Meridien Paro, Riverfront?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mountain Cafe, Champaca Cafe, and Brioche Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Le Meridien Paro, Riverfront?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Le Meridien Paro, Riverfront have airport transportation?
Yes, Le Meridien Paro, Riverfront offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Le Meridien Paro, Riverfront?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Le Meridien Paro, Riverfront?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Le Meridien Paro, Riverfront offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.