What We Love
- Daily continental breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Excellent location in the heart of Bhutan’s capital city?
- Choice of two restaurants
- ?Heated indoor pool?
- Award-winning Jiva Spa
What To Know
- Check in starts at noon
- Enormous guestrooms (Luxury Suites are 1,000 square feet)
- Interiors feature indigenous rugs and hand-painted murals
- Free WiFi available. Premium WiFi is an additional cost of $5 per hour.
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Amid snowcapped Himalayan peaks, primeval forests and shadowy ravines, this five-star mountain retreat is ideally located for exploring Bhutan’s magical monasteries and diverse landscapes. The property’s striking toffee-colored façade is a mesmerizing blend of modern design and Bhutanese Dzong architecture. The grand, marble-clad lobby leads to 66 enormous bedrooms (Luxury Suites are 1,000 square feet) all with kingsize beds, indigenous rugs, hand-painted murals – and phenomenal views of the Himalayas. The Suites are suitably plush with added extras like walk-in closets, canopy beds and a separate living area. Bathrooms are decked out in olive marble, with rain shower cubicles and standalone Christina bathtubs. Sample Bhutanese cuisine in the delightfully ornate Chig Ka Gye restaurant, with its oak paneling and traditional gold-leaf paintings; or enjoy floor-to-ceiling mountain views at The Thongsel, a creamy marble dining room that serves upscale European fare. Don’t leave without sampling the traditional Bhutanese Hot Stone Bath treatment at the award-winning Jiva Spa.
In the Area
As the first country in the world to declare that GNH (Gross National Happiness) is more important than GNP, this tiny Buddhist kingdom is truly unique. The hotel’s central location in Thimphu is the perfect base from which to explore; start with the Druk Path, a short trek between Paro and Thimphu; or an amble around the weekend market north of Changlimithang Stadium. Vendors in brightly colored traditional dress sell dried fish, pork and homemade soft ‘datse’ cheese. Then head to Bhutan’s most famous monastery, Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) originally built in 1692. The elegant structure was erected around the cave where the ancient Guru Padmasambhava is said to have meditated for three years, three months, three weeks, three days, and three hours.
How to Get There
I was there for a quick lunch but the views make you fall in love with the place. The pizzas were mouth watering and sumptuous. The views are splendid and you can’t leave the place without taking two dozen pictures (and that’s a modest count). The staff is extremely hospitable and warm. You can’t give this place a miss when you are in Thimpu.
We were there for a meal on June 2nd, the restaurant serves both buffet and Ala cart eating options. Vegetarians can order for set-meals and also CHAAT options. The food is awesome and services standards are class apart. Thanks for an amazing evening.
Beautiful , location is close to the market .Room and services are excellent.
Food quality is great. Staff is also very good and caring .overall a very comfortable stay . No complaints .
The reception staff and the restaurant people were exceptionally good and helpful
This is like a paradise.
First I was a little skeptical about the prices. But considering it’s a iconic property I went for it.
What do I say , if at all anyone wants to know the true hospitality, they should come here.
A truly happy hotel. Truly happy staff and a pretty happy country.
They have in house activities that you shouldn’t miss.
Spa is good and so is food. Try the Bhutanese cuisine restaurant.
Right in the middle of the town, epitome of most beautiful Bhutanees architecture, helpful and happy staff, lovely hotel grounds and evening cultural show, view of green mountains from our window, indoor swimming pool, most comfortable bed, linen and sleep quality, well appointed bathroom and excellent toiletries, Good food served in a very uniquely designed restaurant for breakfast and dinner buffet,,,,,,An amazing experience....as it is always with a Taj group Hotel.