The Pema By Realm
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The Pema By Realm

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 26 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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Spa
Rooftop terrace
Wifi
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Rooftop bar
Baggage storage
Concierge
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Kitchenette
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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Boutique
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English

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Melong Lam, Hathidunga Motithang, Thimphu 11001 Bhutan
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Mai wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Simply Awesome Hotel with Amazing Staffs

January was a perfect for me to travel due to hectic schedule and made a quick trip to Bhutan from Dubai, it's a complete opposite world. Just felt a part of Heaven, the last two days of my stay was awesome at The Pema:- Lotus Flower. I was welcomed with khadar(Bhutanese way of welcoming the guest with scarf), Check in at the hotel was a sweet experience with typical Bhutanese tea and I was accompanied by a sweet girl to the room and gave me entire details of the room and the hotel with local information. I tried Bhutanese food and it was awesome and during my stay at Thimphu never got a chance to go out for food because this hotel have 3 restaurants and served delicious foods. The room where I stayed was huge with spectacular views of Thimphu valley and it was so clean and neat, no doubt on housekeeping staffs.
Amazing service with Amazing staffs specially Mr.Hem, Front Office Manager.......coming soon with my family.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from HEM Monger, Guest Services / Front Office at The Pema By Realm
Responded 1 Mar 2020
Dear Ms. Elnewihi, Greetings from The Pema by Realm! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and for your most kind and encouraging words. We are so happy that you had a memorable stay with us and it was our absolute pleasure to make you feel at home. Our team enjoyed their interactions with you immensely and Thank you once again for appreciating our personal touch. We all look forward to welcoming you and you family at The Pema soon! Kadringche la, The Pema Family
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Julie wrote a review Feb 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Took up a Staycation at The Pema to celebrate my birthday and it was worth choosing this hotel. Room upgrade was surprising with beautiful deco and the girls at the reception made my day so memorable with touching birthday wishes. I was amazed to feel the cleanliness of the hotel & the room. Spa treatment was an addition treat to rejoice myself, no words to press this well-experienced therapist!! Food was served in the room and it was delicious.
This hotel is taking a serious protocols on COVID-19, seeing sanitizers everywhere and practicing it strictly from Check-in till Checkout.
Thank you guys!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from HEM Monger, Guest Services / Front Office at The Pema By Realm
Responded 27 Mar 2022
Dear Ms. Julie, Greetings from The Pema by Realm! We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and well. Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. To hear that you had a memorable stay with us is most gratifying. Your safety is our top priority, and we would like to assure you as Thimphu now comes out of a lockdown, The Pema Protocol gamut of COVID19 safety measures remain strictly adhered to in line with the Bhutan Government’s recent directives today. Please be assured that we are also working towards additional safety protocols this year to address the ever-changing circumstances around us. All of us here at The Pema by Realm look forward to seeing you at the hotel again soon. Best Regards, The Pema Family
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Jainam Vora wrote a review Jan 2023
Mumbai, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
When you visit a new country for more than 2 weeks, you tend to miss home but I didn’t feel that even for a minute when I stayed at The Pema by Realm. The love, warmth & kindness that was showered upon me by the well trained and welcoming 60 people staff at The Pema, Thimpu made me feel at home. With smiles on their faces, they served me the best breakfast (not to mention- best Indian cuisine served by Chef Chananthorn). While exploring the city of Thimpu, I also experienced the best massage at The Pema and also had the most amazing cocktails (The Thirteen being my favourite) alongside a bonfire at the rooftop. Not to forget I had a breath-taking view from my room overlooking the beautiful city of Thimpu. The housekeeping always made sure that my room was spick & span at all times, while they went an extra mile always to ensure that my stay was as comfortable as it could be. I would like this opportunity to thank Hem, Bishnu and the entire staff of Pema and also would highly recommend to choose The Pema whilst visiting Thimpu. It’s the best hotel in the city and deserves no less than 5 stars!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from HEM Monger, Guest Services / Front Office at The Pema By Realm
Responded 30 Jan 2023
Kuzuzangpola Mr. Vora, Once again, thank you for choosing Bhutan to spend your precious vacation time, and in doing so, supporting and promoting tourism to our Kingdom. The Pema Family had the most fun time interacting and learning from you. And thank you beyond the sky and earth for your most generous review and words of encouragement. It is a privilege for us to offer you a glimpse into Bhutan, and everything we do is to ensure that our wonderful guests and friends such as yourselves have the most immersive and energy-positive experience. We so look forward to welcoming you to Bhutan again soon. Until then, please take care! Kadringche la, Hem Monger
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Wenjin T wrote a review Dec 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at The Pema for slightly more than 2 weeks. The staff there are super helpful and friendly, and would go out of their way to ensure you’ve had a good experience. As I had to take some calls / meetings there, they arranged for a table and chair to be brought up to my room so it’s comfortable for me. Not only that, they not only recommended me places to go, they also went out of their way to help me find somewhere to get an additional SD card (cos I ran out of space on mine). The staff are very meticulous and remember my likes / dislikes in terms of food. I’m a messy person and I really appreciated the housekeeping staff cleaning up my space and putting my items neatly and in place. The Pema may not be around the clock tower area but the location is perfect because it’s walkable to the main town yet offers some peace and quiet (with fantastic view of the city from their rooftop bar). Nevertheless, if you decide to cab down to town, the friendly staff can help you flag / arrange for a taxi in advance. This is one of the best hotel experience I’ve had, and definitely the best one in Bhutan. Thank you Bishnu and Hem!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from HEM Monger, Guest Services / Front Office at The Pema By Realm
Responded 29 Dec 2022
Dear Ms. Jaime, Greetings from The Pema by Realm! The Pema Family misses seeing you around the hotel – your smiles and radiant energy made it such a constant joy for everyone to be around you! Thank you so much for all your kind encouragement – it was a privilege to have you stay with us, and we are grateful for all the work you are doing to help Bhutan. We look forward to having you back with us again soon. Wishing you and your loved ones happy holidays and good health, happiness and prosperity in the New Year. See you in 2023! Kadringche la, The Pema Family, Hem Monger
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Traveller123121 wrote a review Apr 2023
New Delhi, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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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Roger K wrote a review Oct 2023
Singapore, Singapore
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for 2 nights with some friends. Very nice boutique hotel with fantastic team of friendly and happy staff. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Food was excellent. Just a note that best to order your dinner in advance as the kitchen will ensure that when you are seated your dishes arrive nice and hot for all guest
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from HEM Monger, Guest Services / Front Office at The Pema By Realm
Responded 8 Jan 2024
Dear Mr. Roger, Kuzuzangpo La! We are blessed to have amazing guests and friends who remind us why we chose to be in this industry. The connections we make every day are a rewarding way for us to exchange meaningful and heartfelt experiences with visitors both from abroad and within our community. Your review put a big smile on everyone’s faces – we thank you immensely for choosing to support Bhutan’s tourism policy and for supporting a local homegrown brand trying its best to showcase the possibilities in hospitality. We are still a work in progress, and we truly hope we will have an opportunity to welcome you and your friends back again soon! Until then, we wish you and your loved ones great health, celebrations and joy this New Year. Kadringche la, Hem Monger
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Dekiy Z wrote a review June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Personally when I visit a place, I basically look for two things; 1- Healthy clean food & 2- the staff who caters to your need with dedication and a smile and the pema is a combination of both.
I have been to The pema for multiple occasions and I am very much satisfied with the service they provide. In addition to the warm ambience, I am very impressed with the staff who are well trained and looks after every small details which makes the visit a pleasant one.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from HEM Monger, Guest Services / Front Office at The Pema By Realm
Responded 24 June 2022
Dear Ms. Deki, Greetings from The Pema by Realm! Thank you so much la. Our motto during this pandemic has been “Together We Grow and Together We Can!” With the love and encouragement we have received from our esteemed Regular guests such as yourself, it has given us the extra boost we need to persevere. Ensuring that you enjoy a memorable experience with us, is all we hope for and we will continue to do everything possible to constantly improve the quality of our service for you. See you again soon and happy weekend, Kadringche la, The Pema Family, Hem Monger
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Debajyoti87 wrote a review Feb 2022
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was during my visit to Bhutan for corporate work I stayed at The Pema by Realm for 2 nights in December 2021 and I had an amazing experiences. Hotel is operated under strick covid protocols with surprising PPE kit offered Complimentary in the room. Services were excellent from my arrival to checkout.
Housekeeping services were so neat.Looking forward to visit again.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from HEM Monger, Guest Services / Front Office at The Pema By Realm
Responded 28 Mar 2022
Dear Mr. Debajyoti, Greetings from The Pema by Realm! Thank you so much again for the wonderful note. As a business traveler, we understand that your limited time is precious. We are happy that we were able to help make your stay and requirements as seamless as possible. Should you need anything before your next visit, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Please take care and stay safe. Best Regards, The Pema Family
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John M wrote a review Aug 2023
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Try to get a suite if the budget will stretch to it
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Response from HEM Monger, Guest Services / Front Office at The Pema By Realm
Responded 5 Sept 2023
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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Kanagalekar wrote a review Apr 2024
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived well before our check-in time at the hotel after early morning flight. On the way from Paro Airport our guide informed them about our early arrival and they were very welcoming. They informed us the room booked for us by our travel agent was yet to be free so they made special arrangement for us and gave a temporary different room so my son could sleep and relax after a long journey. Once we woke up our room was ready and we shifted in our room. This hotel is located on a hill overlooking the Thimphu city. Taxis are easily available to visit the town centre and back. Breakfast spread is good. Somedays they have buffet breakfast and some days u can order your choice from their menu. Room service is very efficient and quick. Overall a pleasant stay experience.
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Date of stay: April 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from HEM Monger, Guest Services / Front Office at The Pema By Realm
Responded 1 May 2024
Dear Mr. Yash Kanagalekar, Kuzuzangpo La! We are so happy that you and your son Rudra had a comfortable and memorable stay with us. All our gratitude – for choosing The Pema to spend precious time with your family; for taking out the time to leave this heartfelt review; and most of all, for visiting Bhutan and supporting our Kingdom’s sustainable tourism policy – your footprints shall impact the lives of so many for the better. We wish you and your beautiful family good health and happiness. Kadringche la, Hem Monger
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Dewa D wrote a tip Oct 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Must have the chicken burger and the A4 wagyu beef "
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John M wrote a tip Aug 2023
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom323 contributions98 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to get a suite if the budget will stretch to it"
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Srinivas K wrote a tip June 2023
Bengaluru, India3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Hotel has Gym but no Swimming pool"
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Guru HIP_HOP_tour wrote a tip June 2023
Bengaluru, India119 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Gym is very small"
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michael M wrote a tip June 2023
1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book this place. One of the nicest in Thimphu "
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PRICE RANGE
AU$230 - AU$264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
BhutanThimphu DistrictThimphu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
26
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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, blackout curtains, and a desk.
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, Folk Heritage Museum Restaurant, and Karma's Coffee.
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.
Does The Pema By Realm offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Pema By Realm?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Simtokha Dzong (5.9 km) and Holidays Bhutan (4.5 km).
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