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
Excellent in all ways. Hospitality, Service, Rooms, Food. Everything was perfect. Our stay was really comfortable and special care was taken by the chef and Miss Gayle. Our room was very well decorated for our 25th Anniversary. Overall, very happy. Strongly recommend to stay here.
A wonderful experience with Taj in Bhutan. Beautiful location and wonderful people.
The hotel is professionally managed by the Taj team including Pema, Kelden, Wangmo, Nanda Lal and Dorjee amongst several more.
Taj Tashi is the grand hotel in Thimphu. However, it is definitely showing its age and may have lived too long on its reputation. The rooms are in need of some refreshing. And the restaurants were disappointing - the food was mediocre and the service was both slow and overly attentive/smothering.
We had a fantastic stay...people are always smiling and are extra warm. Kuenley was the one who received us, must say she is a very sweet lady and made us feel right at home. Bhanu and Wangmo in the all day dining restaurant have been extremely warm, courteous and helpful . We had a small issue with the aircon on day 1 ,however Rinzin Lhama ensured our comfort very soon and she was generous enough to offer us a suite (which we refused) as the aircon started again. Thank you all for making our stay extra special and memorable!!!
One of the best properties of Taj, with absolutely mesmerizing views, extremely well done interiors and exteriors, very courteous staff and unbelievable hospitality!! Taj never fails to impress, but this is clearly a gem in their collection!