Hotel Druk

Top choice hotel in Thimphu

This understated but stylish place is the closest Thimphu has to a grande dame hotel, with an old-world charm that sets it above some of the pricier five-star hotels in town. It's right in the centre on Clocktower Square, and the grand rooms have free-standing bathtubs in open-plan bathrooms and subtle Bhutanese details that complement rather than clash with the belle époque styling.

Corridors with deep-pile carpets lead to a popular public bar and a stylish restaurant serving Thimphu's best Indian food, and there's a health club with a gym, sauna and steam bath.