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Taj Tashi Bhutan
At the time of research, the finishing touches were being applied to this centrally located, 66-room hotel that towers over Thimphu but cleverly incorporates traditional architecture...
Taj Tashi Bhutan
The striking dzonglike architecture of the five-star Taj is a great introduction to the understated but stylish luxury inside. The cool modern bar and outdoor terrace are both great places for a sophisticated drink...
Property Location Taj Tashi is centrally located in Thimphu, walking distance from Textile Museum and close to Changlimithang Stadium...
This 19th-century, traditional Bhutanese courtyard-style building was once the residence of the penlop of Paro and it oozes musty historical charm...
Kudos goes to the Uma for tastefully combining traditional Bhutanese architecture with top-of-the-line facilities to create the best hotel in town...
This centrally located hotel bills itself as a boutique hotel and boasts a classy ambience and stylish decor...
Zhongar Guest House
This government-owned guesthouse is in a charming traditional-style wooden building, complete with royal quarters, great views over the dzong and a fabulous sense of history...
Preferred mainly by local travellers, this oldish establishment located next to an old peepul tree has clean, tiled rooms with hot-water bathrooms, air-con, a good restaurant and a rooftop terrace bar.
Tourist Hotel Bunagu
Chapcha to Chhukha
As you wind around the huge side valley from Chapcha look back to see the small Chapcha Dzong and, on a cliff far above to the right, the dramatic-looking Thadra Ney Lhakhang, built into the side of a rock face...
Ogyen Chholing Guest House
The superbly rustic Ogyen Chholing Guest House in the palace grounds has two excellent suites and four smaller basic rooms and offers a tranquil overnight retreat. Proceeds go to the trust.
On the 'less is more' theme comes this five-star resort on the forested fringes of town. Amankora looks like a mini dzong, its stone-paved passageways inspiring hushed tones in the reverential guests...
Hotel Friends, has some rooms with ‘air cooler’, as well as bathroom and satellite TV.
Dechen Hill Resort
Dochu La to Metshina
Three kilometres from Thinleygang, below Mendigang village, is the small Dechen Hill Resort, which was closed during our visit...
A clean and modern place in a shopping plaza, with a balcony and private bathrooms.
In Chhuzomsa, 9km east of Wangdi, this tranquil hotel has 24 well-appointed rooms in a lovely landscaped garden overlooking the rushing Dang Chhu...
You can get a double with air-con for Rs 1200.
Meri Puensum Resort
Punakha & Khuruthang
This privately run place is 6km south of Punakha, 1.2km up a side road, on a hill above the Punakha valley. It's just below the Hotel Zangto Pelri and is smaller, cosier and has much better service than it's neighbour...
Recently touched up, the Druk is an oldie located in a secluded spot behind the customs and immigration office...
Karmaling Hotel And Bakery
This is the main tourist hotel in town, with attached Western bathrooms with hot-water geysers but no showers or tubs – just a bucket. The main building boasts a veranda, bakery and restaurant...
Hotel Arya Zambala
Situated alongside the main road, before the turn-off to Ura, this tavern has rooms for rent, some with attached bathrooms, and can provide basic meals. Their main business is in herbal medicines and dried mushrooms.
It's central, that's for sure. But that apart, there's little else that can be said about this standard-issue place with air-con. Oh, and there's plenty of noise from the streets below.
Dochu La Resort
Thimphu to the Dochu La
On the hill just below the pass is the Dochu La Hotel, actually a restaurant, where many people break for tea...
Overlooking the Zangto Pelri Lhakhang, the Namgay is a step down in quality but is still pleasant, with air-con, tropical plants in the lobby and money-exchange services...
Gakiling Guest House
We like the traditional wooden architecture of this small place and the fact that it's the only locally owned guesthouse in the valley, just behind the Black-Necked Crane Information Centre, but there's no getting away from the fact that you'll spen...
Shingkhar Guest House is a great base from where to explore the village. The rooms are basic but cosy, with mud walls and solar electricity. Meals are available...