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“Vintage butique hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Tibet Gorkha Hotel
No.45 Linkuo West Road, Lhasa 850000, China   |  
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Ranked #7 of 297 Hotels in Lhasa
Prague, Czech Republic
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61 reviews 61 reviews
44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Vintage butique hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

This beautiful hotel in the very center of Lhasa has very unique vintage atmosphere which will easily grab you. The staff while sometimes confused is always helpful and smiling. Rooms are bit small and dark though beautifully furnished, clean and modern. It was joyous stay and can be recommended for everybody who is looking for the hotel witch the great feeling.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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118 reviews 118 reviews
109 hotel reviews
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Clean hotel, good restaurant, and close to Barker Street markets

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BKK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

This hotel were recommend by our tour operator, Spinn Cafe. We book 3 separate rooms and they are not in the same quality one is extra ordinary (a big corner room with bath tub) one is good (standard size with bath tub and proper hot/Cold drinking water) and another one is not that good (Alway wet floor bathroom with no bath tub, only one plug can operate, no reading light) are there are all come in the same price.

Breakfast is ok, sometime will be buffet and sometime will be a la carte depend on the number of guest. Service are good, staff can speak English but the Internet room are not that good.

Locate in a good location, about 5 minutes walk to Barkhor Square. We stay there on 15-18 October 2011 and have a good time there.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

This hotel was selected by our tour operator, spinn cafe. It was quite brillient after all the reviews that I read about bad water pressure and service in Tibet. This hotel has all the charm of traditional Tibet and the rooms are clean and comfortable. They are decorated in Tibetan theme and the staff speak english and are very friendly.

Outside the hotel is all the hussle and bussle of the old town, small shops , hawkers and narow streets, with a restaurant just down the road if you want to eat something local or international...just don't order the chocolate cake....they do not know how to make cake...

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bruxelles
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

We booked this hotel after seeing photos of it on TripAdvisor and on feedback from a "famous travel" publication. And we were not dissapointed one bit.

The staff were extremely friendly and helpful.
The hotel yard was as one would romanticly dream about old Lhasa.
The Room was spacious and well decorated (loved the door).
The food (breakfast and dinner) under Dawa's eyes was perfect.
The old cat was a real treet to cuddle every morning.
Location gave very easy access to the old centre and it was a dream to walk around just before dawn.

OK, so it looks like I work for the place - seriously though, once you've been there, you'll agree with me. Fingers crossed, we'll be going back!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2009

The Tibetan vibe to the Gorkha Hotel really makes you feel like you're in old Lhasa. Formerly the Nepelese consulate, the monastery-style hotel entryway murals lead the way into a back courtyard of century-old trees and the historic maroon-walled interior. The standard rooms are comfortable and clean, with clean modern bathrooms. The suites, are stylish and cost in the $100 a night range. Regular rooms, which are very nice and roomy are in the $50 range. The hotel has an excellent Nepali-style rooftop restaurant--with a great view of the city--that has excellent, tasty, safe to eat food.

As Lonely Plant says of the hotel: "The Tibetan staff are helpful, the decor blends in perfectly with the surrounding Tibetan-style architecture and the garden courtyard may well be Lhasa's best sanctuary from the crowds."

My wife and I greatly enjoyed this hotel and, after having viewed most of the other hotels in Lhasa during our 10 day stay, this one stands out as the best, most authentic hotel in the old Tibetian section of town, right by Jokhang Temple and all the action...but a quiet refuge from the city at night.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Tibet Gorkha Hotel

Address: No.45 Linkuo West Road, Lhasa 850000, China
Location: China > Tibet > Lhasa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Lhasa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This place is excellent. Just returned from 10 days in Lhasa. You should list this...may be one of the best places in old Tibetian town...regards, Sam Singer ... more   less 
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