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House Of Shambhala

#4 of 297 Hotels in Lhasa
Certificate of Excellence
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No.7 Jiri erxiang, Lhasa 850000, China
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Ranked #4 of 297 Hotels in Lhasa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

House of Shambala and Shambala Palace Hotel are run by the same company. We stayed at the latter. The decor was delightful, over the top Tibetan, and the staff tried hard. There were a number of small maintenance problems, like latches that didn't open or loose toilet seat, but the only important one was the failure of the water to... More 

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Annandale, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A "very good" Tibetan family hotel befitting a visit to Lhasa. This former school has its challenges, but it was fine for three nights, in late June. (I can appreciate it's pretty chilly in winter months with its single-pane windows.) Those windows aren't very soundproof either, so light sleepers should bring earplugs, particularly if you're in "street"-side rooms. We had... More 

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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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trisong J, Manager at House Of Shambhala, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review and sharing your experience with on tripadvisor users.We really value every reviews from our client including bad reviews as well.Through bad reviews ,we are able to improve our hotel services including hardware facilities for future clients as much as we can and we are pleased to inform our future clients that we... More 

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58 reviews 58 reviews
49 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

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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95 hotel reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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61 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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