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 with the comfort, service and standards you would expect from an international hotel, then Zhiwa Ling is your answer. The owner’s employed over 60 expert artisans to construct the interiors. These feature elaborate wooden carvings and intricate stonework. The main house contains restaurants, bars, and some rooms. The other rooms are in the grounds in eight separate two-storey cottages. The Junior Suites are in these cottages, and you can either opt for the downstairs rooms (Magnolia) or upstairs with a balcony (Drugyel). In addition, you find the one-bedroom suite and the two-bedroom Royal Raven suite in the main building, ideal for families. Rooms are pleasantly furnished, with wooden (sometimes creaky) floorboards, hand-knotted carpets, TVs, minibar 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 lovely teacup, 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.