HOTEL IDEAS

Best Hotels in Bhutan: 3 for Every Budget

Namrata Dhingra

Last updated: May 3, 2018

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See

Thimphu: Trashi Chhoe Dzong, National Memorial Chorten, and the National Textile Museum
Paro: Paro Taktsang and Rinpung Dzong
Phuentsholing: Bhutan Gate, Zangtopelri, and Crocodile Zoo

Do

Trek through Bhutan’s snow-capped mountains and dense forests to savour its unspoiled natural beauty

Shop

Prayer wheels, Bhutanese stamps, and traditional handicrafts

Eat

Ketki kewa (spiced baby potatoes), ja sha maroo (minced chicken dish), ara (local rice wine) and other authentic Bhutanese dishes at the Folk Heritage Museum Restaurant

Click

Thimphu: Takin, Bhutan’s national animal at the Takin Preserve
Punakha: Pictures of baby monks in training at Chimi Lhakhang
Trongsa: The magnificent Black Mountains from the Trongsa Dzong

Want To Go ? 
   

Known to be the ‘happiest country in Asia’, Bhutan is sure a temptation to visit.

To help you kick-start planning for a perfect Bhutan holiday, here are some of the best budget, mid-range, and luxury hotels in this Himalayan kingdom.

Budget Hotels in Bhutan

1. Park Hotel Bhutan

Comfortable and budget friendly, this hotel in the heart of Phuentsholing offers easy access to the city’s important landmarks and shopping hubs. Enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the city while you workout at its fourth floor fitness centre!

Location: Tharpai Lam, Phuentsholing, Chukha, Bhutan-35
Tariff: Starting at INR 2,700 per night*

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2. Namseling Boutique Hotel

Experience traditional Bhutanese décor with contemporary design and modern comforts at this affordable boutique hotel. Its convenient location makes it suitable for leisure as well as business travellers. The conference call on the top floor offers spectacular views of the city, and makes for a perfect venue for meetings and gatherings.

Location: Phendey Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
Tariff: Starting at INR 2,500 per night*

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3. Tiger’s Nest Resort

Stay amidst gorgeous views of the Paro Valley below, and the prominent Takstang Monastery perched on the rocks high above. What’s more, this economical Bhutanese hotel is only a 15-minute drive from Bhutan’s International Airport, and 10-minutes from Paro town.

Location: Satsamchorten-Drugyal Highway, Paro, Bhutan
Tariff: Starting at INR 4,300 per night*

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Mid-Range Hotels in Bhutan

1. Bhutan Metta Resort and Spa

Head to this affordable resort for an ideal Bhutanese setting, authentic food and comfortable stay. Set in the enchanting Paro Valley, its courtyard offers the perfect site for morning activities, cultural events, as well as candlelight dinners. For bookworms, there is a mini library as well.

Location: Langong, Shomu, Paro, Bhutan
Tariff: Starting at INR 6,000 per night*

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2. Hotel Druk Thimphu Bhutan

Located right next to the clock tower in the heart of the city, this elegant hotel is a perfect venue to explore the city’s attractions from. Choose between a wide range of rooms and suites here, all displaying traditional architecture and age-old charm.

Location: Wogzin Lam, Clock Tower Square, Thimphu, Bhutan
Tariff: Starting at INR 7,000 per night*

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3. Khang Residency

Looking for a quiet holiday? A 15-minute walk from the city centre, Khang Residency offers a comfortable stay, with stunning views of the Thimphu Valley.

Besides the hotel’s rooms and suites, heritage rooms are also available in the Khang Heritage building behind the hotel. While here, do visit the Takin Reserve and the revered Changangkha Lhakhang Monastery nearby!

Location: Thori Lam, Lower Motithang, Thimphu, Bhutan
Tariff: Starting at INR 7,500 per night*

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Luxury Hotels in Bhutan

1. Nak-Sel Boutique Hotel & Spa

A luxurious abode of eco-friendly and energy-efficient systems, this boutique hotel is only a 20-minute drive from the airport. Its Bhutanese architecture, exquisite facilities and the picturesque stream running through the property make it worth every penny spent. One can enjoy views of Mount Jumolhari, Takstang Monastery, and other popular sights in Paro from the rooms and suites.

For the best views of the Paro Valley, book one of the rooftop suites. What’s more, this hotel offers exclusive packages for Indian nationals!

Location: Upper Ngoba Village, Paro, Bhutan
Tariff: Starting at INR 17,000 per night*

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2. Le Meridien Thimphu

Bhutan’s largest 5-star hotel, Le-Meridien Thimphu is set in the heart of the capital city. Its ideal location, chic interiors and artistic Bhutanese décor make it one of the best hotels in Bhutan. It also boasts of the largest banquet hall in the city — perfect to host events, meetings or social gatherings. After a long day of exploring the city, unwind at the fitness centre or the indoor heated pool, overlooking the picturesque mountains.

Location: Chorten Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
Tariff: Starting at INR 23,000 per night*

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3. Taj Tashi

Willing to splurge? The magnificent Taj Tashi is sure to give you a fabulous experience of the paradise that Bhutan is. Lose yourself in its perfect blend of Bhutanese architecture, modern design, and signature Taj hospitality overlooking outstanding landscapes. Savour an array of cuisines at the four on-site restaurants, relax at the indoor swimming pool, and pamper yourself with an exclusive Bhutanese bath at the well-known Jiva Spa.

Location: Samten Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
Tariff: Starting at INR 45,500 per night*

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