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
- 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
Quaint and charming rooms blending Bhutanese tradition with modernity. Staff at the reception, at the restaurants, housekeeping staff and the F&B Manager were exceptional and made us want to come back to the hotel. There are only a few hotels that make you wish to return for their exceptional service - Taj Tashi is one of them. I would not hesitate to recommend the hotel to any discerning traveler to Bhutan!
Went to celebrate a birthday. A short distance from out hotel, the Taj is a world apart. Beyond the bar, there is a calm, sedate restaurant, elegant, and with set menus that give you the best taste of national dishes. The wait staff was very conscious about having us enjoy the experience trying things. We ordered 2 different menus (with about 10 dishes) for the four of us, plus a surprisingly good local wine (Vintria dry shiraz). Excellent experience for about $90 US for four.
Taj lives up to its regular standard. The place is beautifully decorated in the Bhutanese style. After you enter the reception, u can go down to the coffee place, which also leads to the courtyard, large prayer wheels, heated swimming pool enclosed in glass. They also have a fire place where they show the local folk dances. Nice place to stay.
You just cannot beat a Taj Property and Taj service. The team at the Taj Tashi are just superb across all levels. The team is very helpful which made our trip extremely enjoyable. Do not miss eating at the Taj Tashi Bhutanese restaurant !!!
If you are in Bhutan then you cannot miss out staying in Taj Tashi. My stay of 4 days was an all round experience of food, local sightseeing, brush with local culture and cant wait to go back here t enjoy the same