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House Of Shambhala

No.7 Jiri erxiang, Lhasa 850000, China
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Ranked #5 of 285 hotels in Lhasa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014
madamjackie Woolpit, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    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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    4 of 5 stars
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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3 hotel reviews
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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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14 hotel reviews
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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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Los Angeles, California
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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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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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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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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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Address: No.7 Jiri erxiang, Lhasa 850000, China
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Location: China > Tibet > Lhasa
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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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