At a Glance
- One of the few Bhutanese owned hotels in the country
- Traditional Bhutanese design with modern amenities
- Rooms mostly in cottages in the gardens
- Close to Tiger’s Nest Monastery
If you are looking for a traditional Bhutanese hotel that has the comfort, service and standards you would expect from an international hotel then Zhiwa Ling is your answer. Over sixty local artisans were employed to carefully construct the interiors which feature elaborate wooden carvings and intricate stonework. There is the main lodge which houses the restaurants, bar and some of the rooms whilst the other rooms are dotted around the grounds in eight separate two-storey cottages. The Junior Suites are located in these cottages and you can either opt for the downstairs rooms (Mangolia) or upstairs with a balcony (Drugyel). In the main building you find the one bed suite and the two bedroom Royal Raven suite, ideal for families. Rooms are pleasantly furnished, with wooden (sometimes creaky) floorboards, hand-knotted carpets, TVs, minbar and WiFi access.
There are two restaurants where you can opt for either local or international cuisine. At the side of the lobby you will find the Mad Monk bar, ideal for a well deserved drink after a walk up Tigers Nest Monastery. If you want to reward your efforts with a nice cup of tea, then they have a tea house. There is a spa offering a range of treatments to sort out the trekking aches and pains as well as a small fitness centre featuring a steam room, sauna and gym.