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Yak Hotel

No.100 Beijing East Road, Lhasa 850000, China
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Ranked #6 of 40 Specialty Lodging in Lhasa
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at the Yak Hotel countless times over the past 12+ years. I have written 2 previous reviews of the Yak Hotel that were quite favorable, however, my most recent stay was a complete disaster. The new management at the hotel does not seem to care about maintaining the good reputation that this hotel has had for nearly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is great for the budget traveller. Our room was spacious , clean with a good bathroom and shower. Breaky was excellent and was served on the top floor with great views of the old part of the city. However smoking is allowed in hotel rooms and cigarette smoke does filter into your room. There is no lift in... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first rooms with baths in a while, so we were very happy. Best location, very central. Need to pay 100 yuan deposit for hairdryer, but that's easy enough. Breakkie is on the roof in a great spot. Non meat / semi western buffet. Staff very friendly. It's not the Waldorf but perfectly fine!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good location to explore lhasa. The room and bathroom was quite nice but located to the street which was a bit noisy. Not all the rooms seem to have wifi access. In our room on the 4th floor it worked. From the rooftop there is a nice view over lhasa!

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was based very central,easy walk to the Potala Palace 10 minutes .When I arrived by train from Lanzhou 27 hours train trip I got hit hard with altitude sickness .It was nice to get into a nice clean beat and chill for the night .Hotel staff were happy to help ,and thanks to my Italian friends on our tour who... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed in Lhasa for 4 nights at the Yak hotel. We were in a big group of 30 people. They have poor wifi service and when I asked if there was somewhere I could stand to get better service they ignored me. Our room smelled like sewage and we mentioned this to the front desk and asked if someone... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

this hotel is extremely popular with western tourists. The hotel consists of several buildings and breakfast is taken in the roof top restaurant which has good views toward the Potala and the Barkhor. The hotel can feel a bit crowded at times and the high concentration of western tourists often meetings with tour guides are held in the lobby and... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

A really great place to stay, love the roof top dining room the views are amazing the food good. A very comfortable hotel ideal first stop over in Tibet .Rooms really comfortable and clean . Nice resturant next door great Yak steak absolutely loved my first stop over in Tibet-2013

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We stayed here for 4 days in Nov 2014 as part of our 8 day tour of Tibet. The place is within walking distance of Barkhor Street and is located in old Lhasa where many Tibetans live. The hotel itself is quite old but the rooms are nicely decored. I think most of the staff does not speak English but... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We stayed here for 4 days while visiting Lhasa, and were with happy with the stay. The rooms were clean and simple and always had tea (kettle and tea bags). The room was somewhat chilly, but that's Lhasa in late October. The hotel has a good location and we were within walking distance to a number of interesting sights. A... More 

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