At a Glance
Located in the Bhutan's capital - Thimphu
Jiva Spa offers wide selection of Bhutanese and Indian treatments and also steam, sauna, heated swimming pool and a Jacuzzi
Bhutanese with Tibetan and European cuisines to choose from
Amazing views over the mountains and Thimphu valley
The first modern international standard hotel in Bhutan
Thimphu is excellent for a first night in Bhutan, before moving onto the more remote areas of Punakha and Gangtey.Daniel Smith
Get dressed up on traditional dress and head to Chig - Ja -Gyer restaurant. The staff will help you tie the clothes probably and it's a great way to introduce yourself to the culture.Jessica Campbell
Pop into the handicraft shops opposite to the Taj Tashi for some excellent giftsScott Dunn team
Make sure you watch at least once the daily Bhutanese performance outside by the fire - it is explained to you throughout so you know what each dance is representingAmy Ropner
To start planning your vacation to Taj Tashi
Taj Tashi is a luxurious hotel which has been designed in the traditional Bhutanese style with lots of local touches throughout. Thimphu is a charming city sprawling up the banks of the river of the Thimphu River and full of brightly painted, elaborately decorated facades, rich woodwork and some of Bhutan's most prestigious religious buildings.
With 66 rooms, it is one of the largest buildings in the country and dominates the Thimphu skyline. The rooms and suites are spacious and appointed with modern amenities. There is a fine dining Bhutanese restaurant, all-day dining restaurant serving Continental and Asian cuisine and a Tea Lounge. Facilities include the Jiva spa featuring a ‘Bhutanese Hot Stone Bath’ and offers exclusive signature treatments recreated from the fabled lifestyle of Indian royalty and the healing therapies of Indian spirituality. There is also a sauna, Jacuzzi, indoor heated swimming pool and fitness center.
The real highlight of the Taj is its central location, you can wander out of the hotel into the heart of Thimphu to visit the sights including the Tashi Chho Dzong, home to the King and the central monk body, the Weekend Market and the shops selling local textiles and handicrafts. Or for the more adventurous, go trekking into the scenic mountain wilderness.
The Taj Tashi offers 66 Rooms and Suites. Rooms are adorned with hand painted cloud murals typical of ancient Bhutanese artwork. Suites feature distinctive canopy beds, walk-in closets and home theater systems.
Children are welcome to come and stay at Taj Tashi. However, there are no specific facilities available for them.
Facilities at the Taj Tashi include a swimming pool, fitness center, spa featuring a sauna steam room and Jacuzzi, two restaurants that combine the best of Bhutanese with Tibetan and European cuisines and a bar.
Thimphu offers plenty of sights to visit including the Dzong and Painting School, the Weekend Market and the shops selling local textiles and handicrafts. For the more adventurous, you can go trekking into the scenic mountain wilderness. Other activities include archery and motorcycle tours.
Location & Directions
Taj Tashi is located in the heart of the Thimphu Valley. Thimphu, Bhutans capital city rests in the heart of the Himalayas, 7500 feet above sea level, overlooking the Wang Chu river valley.
When to go
In the western, central and eastern Bhutan you will mostly experience cold European-like weather. Winter lasts here from November to March. The Monsoon occurs between June and August when the temperature is normally between 8° and 21°C. October and November are arguably the best months, when the monsoon has passed and the skies are clear. The spring months of March, April and May are best for the flora, but it can be stormy as the monsoon builds up for July-September.