Bhutan Tourism Corporation Ltd. owned hotels are one of the several delightful surprises visitors can expect in the Kingdom. The company operates hotels throughout Bhutan ensuring its guests a consistent style and comfort level throughout their stay. Each property is designed in the traditional Bhutanese style, yet each retains its own character and each is set in unusual and dramatic locations: from the Hotel Olathang in the foothills of the Paro Valley surrounded by blue pine forests to the Hotel Motithang (Bhutan’s first hotel) overlooking Thimphu’s skyline to Trongsa’s Sherubling Lodge, with its alpine feel and remarkable vista over the golden roofs of Trongsa Dzong. A restaurant serving traditional Bhutanese cuisine tempered to western tastes can be found in all of the hotels. Many of the hotel chefs have been trained at hotel schools in Europe and are very comfortable preparing food to please the western palate. Meals are usually served in buffet style.
Hotel rooms are all decorated in a traditional Bhutanese style; many are quite reminiscent of mountain lodges. The rooms are cozy and well-heated during the winter. Bathrooms are clean and western in style with running hot water.
Most of the hotels and guest lodges are now equipped with international direct dial telephones and fax machines. International Direct Dial calls can be made to or from Bhutan to anywhere in the world.