An older but nicely maintained and decorated hotel, with a great location on Beijing Road just a couple of blocks from Barkhor Square and many restaurants. Rooms were huge and well furnished. The lobby was unheated (as are many older buildings in Lhasa) and quite cold in November, but the rooms have individual heating/AC units which kept them adequately warm as long as you remembered to keep them turned on. There were very few guests in the hotel (or in all of Lhasa--due to government travel restrictions at the time), which meant it took a long time to get hot water up to the upper rooms; there is plenty of hot water eventually but you may need to let it run for 10 minutes before you get some. Probably not an issue when there are more guests. Good buffet breakfast in the restaurant located off the central courtyard. Wifi throughout the hotel. Very friendly staff always included some who spoke English. Booked as part of a 3-day Lhasa tour in Nov 2012 by tibetdiscovery.com/chinadiscovery.com.
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