Average local 3 star hotel Tibetan owned and in Tibetan style. Used by many Western tour groups. Friendly staff on desk, but cleaning service very poor. We had one room for 3 nights, were away 1 night and had a different room for 2 more nights. In both rooms the shower did not drain properly (seems to be a general problem - see other reviews). The hotel apparently does not possess a vacuum cleaner. Even when we persuaded them to come and clean the bathroom, the carpets in the room were left untouched. Beds not made up on a daily basis.
Not all rooms have aircon (essential in winter for heating). Only one public computer working in the lobby area though there are ethernet sockets in the rooms. Adequate Western breakfast in rear block, but unlike the front block this has no lift and you must climb two flights of stairs to get there.
It takes about 20 minutes to walk to the Jokhang Temple, more to Potala Palace. Close to the muslim quarter of the old town. Useful local shops, post office etc although no good restaurants close.
If we were ever in Lhasa again, we would hope to do better.
- Also Known As:
- Mandala Hotel (Jiangsu Road) Lhasa, Tibet