Taj Tashi Hotel

Thimphu, Bhutan

Part of the venerable Taj group of hotels in India, this 66-room hotel has all the conveniences of a luxury hotel, while at the same time reflects Bhutanese tradition in its elegant architecture. Guest rooms are large and artfully decorated with hand-painted murals. The guest bathrooms are similarly large, with heated slate floors, a walk-in shower, and large tub for relaxing soaks. The Taj Tashi has two restaurants, a tea lounge, and the cozy Ara Bar. Its “downtown” location in Thimphu, the capital, is convenient for heading out on foot to explore local cafes and shops around town. The staff is welcoming and the service is excellent. The hotel has been featured on Conde Nast Traveler’s “Hot List.”