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“The real deal in Old Lhasa”
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House Of Shambhala
Ranked #2 of 361 Hotels in Lhasa
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 September 2016

I can understand that this hotel is not for everyone but for me it was like staying in a little museum. Unfortunately, the spa is closed and I don't know if this is permanent. But I had 3 very restful nights there and the staff was very cheerful and helpful. The restaurant had delicious food. My only snafu was arriving and finding that my Priceline/Agoda reservation was not on file so they took me to another hotel for my first of 4 nights in Lhasa.Not sure where the fault lies with that but they took care of transferring my luggage back to the HofS.

Room Tip: My ground-floor room (103) was near reception and restaurant so a tad noisy but not unduly so. Upper...
  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled solo
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3  Thank nmtibet
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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed there for 3 nights. It is a nice tibetan hotel. The rooms are colorful and equipped with original tibetan furniture.

It is convenient located on the very city center of the old town.

Some notes: step stairs, room doors don't close fully so you hear people from outside (you can lock them of course), can get cold in the night, bring warm clothing, oxygen is available at the reception (we did not need it, we felt very good, no hight issues), water bottles are cheap at the reception

One thing that makes it outstanding: it has one of the best restaurants in Tibet. We are there several times, much better than many of the restaurants around.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
2  Thank AndreaOnTravel
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We travelled in Tibet for nearly 3 weeks and used Lhasa as our base. We spent several nights in House of Shambala and found it very pleasant. Rooms a beautifully decorated, the rooftop terrace is great! Showers are ok, hard to adjust, but fine. Breakfast could be much better. They serve exactly the same each day: yoghurt, fruit, muesli, steamed bun, marmalade, honey, eggs, tsampa, and coffee/tea.

Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
3  Thank Chris S
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

Our stay at HOS was very pleasant indeed, the staff are extremely friendly, speak a decent amount of English and are able to accommodate to most needs. The hotel itself was clean, and provided all the essentials, including a good Wi-Fi connection. Although breakfast was slightly short on choice, there was the option of a fry up every morning, muesli, fresh fruit, toast and traditional dishes. The location was great for those who want to really experience Lhasa as a local. We really enjoyed our stay!

  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled with family
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2  Thank Milin S
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Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

It is good to try this restaurant because in unique interior in Tibetan style. The menu is very interesting and in English. Food is very good but not the best in Lhasa. We order chicken masala and chicken tikka and the chicken was a bit hard but we ate everything with great Roti and naan bread.
We recommend to try this place!

Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
1  Thank IVESEEN_
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Address: No.7 Jiri erxiang, Lhasa 850000, China
Region: China > Tibet > Lhasa
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Lhasa
#4 Best Value Hotel in Lhasa
Price Range: $91 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — House Of Shambhala 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shambhala Palace is a restored home of a high ranking Tibetan Lama. All of our rooms provide guests with the utmost comfort while surrounded by Tibetan history and tradition. Our rooftop restaurant together with four of our king rooms offer full on views of Potala Palace with other rooms looking out over the quiet alleyways of the ancient quarter. ... more   less 
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