My stay at The Yak Hotel has been prearranged as a part of my tour of Tibet. It is considered a “Tourist Class” hotel and is centrally located but on one of the main busy streets in town.
There is a lot of construction going on around the city and The Yak does not escape the noise from it even at 2am. Besides the construction noise it seems that drivers here have a fascination with their horns which you will not necessarily appreciate if you have one of the street facing rooms.
Everyone in our tour group ended up with one of these but the property has inside hall rooms and rooms further away from the street which would probably be more desirable. However, I am told the front rooms are better appointed.
My room is spacious with nice bathroom facilities although my bed is a bit firm and so are the pillows. The room does have nice light blocking curtains which you will probably appreciate your first day here if you arrive by train from Beijing.
The staff at the hotel speaks limited English which can lead to a few things being lost in translation. For example, one clerk told us they do not have internet service but with further questioning she tells us that they do have Wi-Fi. I guess it would help if we spoke Chinese.
The Yak does offer a nice breakfast buffet with an omelet station which is included in the price of our tour. Located on the rooftop, you will probably be out of breathe and exhausted by the time you get there after climbing a healthy set of stairs.
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