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House Of Shambhala

No.7 Jiri erxiang, Lhasa 850000, China
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Ranked #4 of 272 hotels in Lhasa
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel was booked by agent, requested for twin bed but they are left with double room. Staffs quickly made up the seating area into bed. So no problem at all. Room is quite big but there are 2 heater so its not so cold but the air is very dry. Love the room deco, feels like staying in a tibetan... More

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12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We looked at the room and the roof top lounge and immediately checked out. The hotel is in a small street in and older part of town. Its limited charm might be appreciated by those on limited budget but expect to be uncomfortable and sitting on dirty cushions.

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Blackheath NSW
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

House of Shambhala is a beautiful old Tibetan style house right in the centre of the old town. Our massive room was beautifully decorated and we loved the location down a small lane where we could watch the everyday life of Lhasa. Unlike some guests, we had an ample supply of hot water. Our only negative was that the room... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We had a ground floor room which eliminated the stair factor. The room was clean, solar heating was effective. Wifi excellent. Breakfast very good, the choice being limited, however, that is the norm for Tibet. I much preferred this to the Shambala Palace which I found dusty and dark. They have the same owner. The area is very interesting and... More

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Alice Springs, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

You can't beat the location of this hotel, just of Bakhor square in the old winding lanes of old Lhasa. The building itself is full of character and same with the rooms. Having said this if you are looking for a spotless room with no dust and everything super clean then the Shambhala may not be for you. Although our... More

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Los Angeles, California
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284 hotel reviews
328 helpful votes 328 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

It is an old Tibetan house made into a hotel. The room was large on the first floor by the street. Very noisy from inside as well as outside. The room appeared clean, but every carpet was dirty and so were every cushion and curtain. There is also a lot of dust around. I guess it looks more “antique” this... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Stepping into house of shambala is like walking onto the set of a romantic movie ....the colors are gorgeous, the whole place has lovely earthy tones. The rooms are oh-so-romantic with lovely tibetan touches (the beds are a bit creaky though). The top floor restaurant is great as well as is the seating on the rooftop. Hard to find fault... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Tucked away in the old part of Lhasa, near the Jhokhang temple, this place is a gem. If you want to experience Tibet with Tibetan culture/ art/ customs, please do not go past this place. My mum and I traveled to Tibet via train from Beijing and we decided to go with a Tibetan-run tour agency to arrange our stay... More

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Beijing, China
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Pros: location; charm; antiques; good restaurant. CONS: - family suite/apartment had hideously uncomfortable bed (Box Spring only with very thin blanket as a mattress); day beds not much better. - Maid never swept or mopped in 5 days (with 3 muddy rain days) & someone else's hair in the shower (which was never cleaned during our stay) - dangerous nails... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We stayed several nights here, and had an absolutely wonderful time. The hotel itself is very beautiful and full of character. We had two rooms on the first floor, and my room (the first one on the left) was quite large, larger than my brother's room. The restaurant here prepared AMAZING food. Everything we tried was absolutely delicious. The breakfast... More

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Also Known As:
House Of Shambhala Lhasa, Tibet
Address: No.7 Jiri erxiang, Lhasa 850000, China
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Location: China > Tibet > Lhasa
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Lhasa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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