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House Of Shambhala

No.7 Jiri erxiang, Lhasa 850000, China
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Ranked #5 of 297 Hotels in Lhasa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you need a Chinese run western style box hotel, this is not your place, if you want character, charm, warmth, friendly helpful service run by Tibetans in the Tibetan part of town than this is THE place. Ideally situated a few blocks from Barkhor Square, this oasis of Tibetan peace and tranquility offers interesting accommodations (we stayed in the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for three nights during a trip to Tibet. It's a fun, quirky place that is in the heart of the old town. Fixtures and fittings look a little worn but adds to the charm. Hot water was lacking but don't think you'd get this in most places. Bring ear plugs to drown out the noise from the... More

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Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed there for 2 nights on the 3rd level next to restaurant. (do note that you have to carry your luggages as there are no lift) If you are looking for a traditional tibetan furnishing accommodation this is the place to be. Room was with a musky smell when we first entered. Carpet and bed sheets doesnt exactly look clean.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I I stayed at the House of Shambhala recently and had a great stay. It is important to understand what the House of Shambhala is before you decide to stay here. If you are looking for a fancy, modern-style hotel, this is probably NOT the hotel you should stay at. However, if you are looking to stay at a heritage... More

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Woolpit, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights. We live in a house much older and appreciate old buildings and wanted to try this out. Certainly a lovely heritage building but absolutely not boutique. For our first night and morning we had cold water and after that only when running the tap for 15 minutes. Unfortunately the drains don't run away so... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

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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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
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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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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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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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Address: No.7 Jiri erxiang, Lhasa 850000, China
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Location: China > Tibet > Lhasa
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Number of rooms: 9
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