We stayed for 5 nights during Christmas season last year. Our interest of this hotel was the history behind it. We have been told once a living Buddha (活佛) had lived there. We requested for the room where the living Buddha had once stayed in; with ample sunlight to enjoy the warmth of winter since no central heating system was provided. What we liked the most was the entire building which still retained the traditional Tibetan styled designed (see photos, spacious room and bathroom). In our room, the standing shower did not work well -- water was leaking and the shower head had water spraying in different directions but not on you! Do check with the staff when taking a shower where you may end up taking a freezing shower halfway through with no hot water supply!
Bad experience was on our 3rd night with no electricity supply in our room for that night! But Tsering, the hotel operator and staff were very helpful and, got us another room for the night. The service was another plus factor -- warm friendly staff with a smile. Since hotel is located in a side street (was dim in the night) off the main road; the staff were attentive and would look out for anyone who walked through their interesting Tibetan traditional main door on 24/7 basis. That was another plus factor for security.
All in all, it was quite an adventure for the experience though I may not return to stay again as it was pricey even during the winter period.
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