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Yaoxi Pingkang Gujian Hotel

Beijing East Road, Lhasa 850000, China
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Ranked #19 of 285 hotels in Lhasa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Lhasa, China
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This heritage hotel has very interesting history as family resident of 11th Dalai Lama and renovated in its original form, beautiful Tibetan style rooms and corridors, great view and sunlight on the roof top, there i s a small garden in the cord yard that people can relax and have some cup of coffee. Specially it is located right in... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

The Yabshi Punkhang is beautiful and was originally built around 1838 for the family of the 11th Dalai Lama. The hotel is located in great part of town as it is right in the heart of the Tibetan Quarter. However, the rooms were way overpriced in my opinion. The standard room we had was $195 and did NOT include breakfast.... More

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Decatur, Georgia
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7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights while touring Tibet and all of our friends loved the place. The staff was great; the location is perfect, and our room for 3 people was huge by Chinese standards. Free wifi and a gorgeous courtyard were icing on the cake. It truly felt Tibetan.

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Easton,Conn. USA
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6 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

We moved to the Kyichu Hotel down the street because the breakfast was not edible, our guide had to ask that our room be made up because it was not touched at 2:30pm, it was a dark room with a cold cement floor, and we had to notify staff in order to get hot water. It is nice to see... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

This boutique hotel oozes charm and atmosphere, which, considering its heritage, is no surprise. The stairs are steep, as they are in all traditional Tibetan homes and monasteries so it is not suitable for more frail travelers or small children. The traditional architecture has been maintained but coordinated with modern bathroom features and excellent heating. It is pricey by comparison... More

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011

After travelling by train from Shanghai to Lhasa, we were staying in Yabshi Phunkhang Heritage Hotel which is the family home of the 11th Dalai Lama's family. During the first night we were put into 2 rooms on the groundfloor in the back yard. The rooms were not too clean, rather small (12 sqm) and loud, due to adjacent neighbours... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

We recently stayed at this heritage hotel for 4 nights. The location of the hotel is fantastic, footsteps away from Barkhor market and the dining and shopping that can be found there. It really is the best area of Lhasa to stay in. As you would probably already know, the hotel itself was built for the 11th Dalai Lama's family.... More

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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2011

The Yabshi (meaning parents) Hotel is a charming traditional hotel in the heart of old Lhasa. Formerly the home to the 11th Dali Lama's parents this hotel is on the edge of the Barkhor Market and along the clockwise pilgrimage routes to the Jokhung Temple (647 A.D.) You can observe the Buddist faithful make their trek either walking and meditating... More

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Chiang Saen, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2011

A lovely old building very well restored with modern amenties. All good except one point. A fine layer of dust appears stuck to the floor. This will come off when rubbing with the finger, but wont come off with a normal mopping. Free wifi and very helpful staff in great location. Overall, best place to stay in Lhasa I would... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2011

The hotel is a renovated palace that was originally built for the parents of the 11th Dalai Lama in 1838. It is in a great location, a short walk from the Jokhang and Barkhor. The rooms are excellent, the personal service provided by Tashi and his wife Tsetan was great. There is delicious Illy coffee, internet access, and a shop... More

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Address: Beijing East Road, Lhasa 850000, China
Location: China > Tibet > Lhasa
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Yabshi Phunkhang was built in 1841 for the family of the 11th Dalai Lama of Tibet. After four years of intensive reconstruction, it has now been turn into modern luxury hotel, while keeping the main building intact. The hotel aims to protect both Tibet`s rich architectual history and also showcase Tibet`s contemporary art. The hotel also has beautiful garden, Courtyard, Conference room and Meditation room. ... more   less 
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