are 5 star, 4 star and 3 star categorization of hotels and resorts in
Bhutan however at all tourist destinations there are accommodation
establishments approved by Tourism Council of Bhutan. Hotels in Bhutan maintain
government prescribed standard that offer reasonably decent, clean, comfortable
accommodation and delicious food as such while planning a tour to Bhutan, please
do not have high expectations as these can not be compared with other countries
across the globe.
Almost all the hotels available in Bhutan have been made in traditional
Bhutanese architecture coupled with modern comfort. Hotels in Western Bhutan (Thimphu,
Paro, Punakha, Wangduephodrang) and Southern town of Phunetsholing are of
reasonably good standard however when one ventures into eastern part of the
country (viz. Mongar, Trashigang & Samdrup Jongkhar), the lodging gets more
rudimentary and basic.
Over the past few years a few international hotel chains namely Aman, Taj and
COMO have established a few luxury and deluxe hotels & resorts in a few major
towns & countryside in Bhutan though these are highly priced as compared with
other Asian countries. These hotels and resorts appropriately maintain
international standard of comfort and luxury absolutely blended with local
Bhutanese art, culture and tradition.
In order to make it easier for the prospective Bhutan visitors to understand the
differences between each category of hotels and resorts we have classified these
establishments into three categories; Luxury, Deluxe and Standard considering
various factors (price, overall amenities, level of services and location)
* Foreign tourist are advised to stay in minimum
3 star hotels category.