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Thangka Hotel
No. 38 Yutuo Road, Lhasa 510000, China   |  
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Ranked #12 of 279 hotels in Lhasa
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“A mess”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

One of the worst hotels I have ever visited thanks to. Vjv
Dirty ripped carpets very poor food
Scruffy
Disgrace

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

We stayed 3 nights in Thangka, had 2 rooms (returned to Hotel after days outside of Lhasa). We choose a quiet room on the 4th floor it was nice (the bed and pillows are real hard!). The second room was actually even better (shower door closed properly - we never touched the shower curtain). Breakfast was great - we eat a lot (egg, cereal, bread&jam, noodles, yoghurt with fruit etc), we had such a poor experience in other Tibetan hotels...
Recommended!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

Wonderful hotel in tibetan style. Breakfast buffet included. The bedrooms are amazing, clean, big, well decorated, with everything you need, including oxigen bottles and medicine for hights sickness for very good prices! The location is perfect, just few steps to Jokhang and the street market. The only problem was the internet wifi absence (only inside the bar in 4 floor, free for guests). Strongly recommended!

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

Excellent location near the Jokang Temple, Barkor Square, markets and restaurants– central yet set back in an alley so is quiet. (We did not experience disco noises as other reviewers did). Reception service acceptable – speaks some English and quite helpful. Room is spacious with Tibetan hand crafted furniture and chair carpets.
The bathroom is nice but has no door– only partial glass partisan which does not offer privacy.
Breakfast is average with cook to order eggs and a good variety of mostly Chinese style breakfast.
No room temperature control and we had to ask the front desk to turn up the thermostat.
Free internet & safe but the safe is not bolted.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

The hotel is in tibetan style, but offers all comfort one needs.

Breakfast is basic, but nice.

It's on a great location, close to the temple, market and restaurants, but also very close to a disco (well, we thought it was a disco) which starts at 10 pm and goes on until 3-4 am. So yes, bring ear plugs.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

We stayed here for 3 nights in September 2011. This Hotel is in a terrific spot right in the heart of things. The rooms where very nice if not a little strange but also comfortable. Kettle provided but take your own tea bags. Breakfast quite basic but good. The only downside is the disco close by which starts at 12am and goes on until 3am- take your earplugs if you are sensitive to noise....Highly recommended for the location alone.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

I have travelled the world and this hotel is by far the worst place I have had the unfortunate pleasure to stay. 1. the place and rooms are filthy and I truly mean filthy. 2. The carpets are not only dirty with numerous stains but also threadbare and torn. 3. The shower drains do not drain thus flooding the entire bathroom floor. 4. In the morning the drains stink of stagnate water. 5. With outside air temps reaching into the mid 80's - no airconditioning - it was broken. 6. A curtain is the only devise to seperate the bathroom from the bedroom. 7. The closet door was broken and hanging by one screw.
The best part about this hotel is its location, close to restaurants, many sightseeing spots and shopping.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No. 38 Yutuo Road, Lhasa 510000, China
Location: China > Tibet > Lhasa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#7 Best Value Hotel in Lhasa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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