We spent a few days at this greatly expanded hotel in mountainous Leh, the capital of Ladakh. At first sight we were very much taken by the mostly successful mixture of local craftsmanship and modern architecture--but (as we say in German) the devil is in the details ... . Although the rear building, where our room # 507 was located, cannot have been more than 2 or 3 years old the plumbing was disastrous: All the faucets were dripping, the shower stall (quite modernistic, it seemed) was simply pushed into a corner of the room and not sealed against the wall so that the bathroom floor was flooded after the first use. Beyond that the rest of the (older) portion of the hotel was all right--considering that it is located at more than 10.500 feet in the mountains the place is certainly all right.
- Also Known As:
- Royal Palace Hotel Leh, Ladakh