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No.1 Dan Jie Lin Road, Lhasa 850000 China
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#24 of 374 hotels in Lhasa
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
3.0
Service
3.2
Value
3.4

See why so many travelers make Shangbala Hotel Lasa their hotel of choice when visiting Lhasa. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

Close to some of Lhasa's most popular landmarks, such as XiZangZiZhiQu LaSaShi BaKuo Jie BuXingJie (0.1 mi) and Canggu Temple (0.2 mi), Shangbala Hotel Lasa is a great destination for tourists.

As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer air conditioning, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

Guests have access to room service and baggage storage while staying at Shangbala Hotel Lasa. In addition, Shangbala Hotel Lasa offers free breakfast, which will help make your Lhasa trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

If you’re looking for a cafe, consider a visit to DingFeng Cafe, Spinn Cafe and Tours, or The Sense Coffee, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Shangbala Hotel Lasa.

Plus, during your trip, don't forget to check out a , such as Monument of Alliance Between Tang Dynasty and Tibetan Regime.

At Shangbala Hotel Lasa, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Lhasa.

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travelhappymama wrote a review Dec 2019
Singapore, Singapore100 contributions7 helpful votes
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This hotel was booked for us by our Tibetan tour agency. Great location in an alley in the midst of the touristy part of Lhasa. Less than 5 min walk to Jokhang Temple/Barkhor Square. Surrounded by souvenir shops. Plenty of eating choices within 10 min walk radius, including the bustling main road. Room was clean with comfortable beds & pillows. Our hot water & oxygen bubbling in the room worked fine. Couldn't figure out the TV though. WiFi worked but a little slow. No issue with alley noise in the night but Dec is low tourist season. Breakfast is from 8-9.30am. Typical small Chinese buffet with a few Tibetian / Western options. Smoking was a problem in the dining area. Hotel looks like it is trying- towels, bathrobes, toilet amenities, bedroom slippers were all reasonable quality. Would recommend for location & price value.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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jmreviews wrote a review Oct 2019
San Clemente, California36 contributions15 helpful votes
At first glance, the hotel's amenities appear acceptable: the lobby is all shiny chrome, the room we got seemed clean...then reality set in. The windows facing the alley next door did not shut tight, so there was noise from the kids in the building across the alley. The hot water in the shower would not work---until we stumbled on opening the hot water faucet in the sink and leaving it running while we showered. The bubbler putting out additional oxygen in the room stopped working after the first night. Then we noticed the whole smoking problem. The "No Smoking" signs in the lobby, in the halls, and in the rooms turned out to be a cruel joke: Not only were there ashtrays everywhere, but they were also helpfully stocked with nearby boxes of matches just in case smokers forgot their lighters. The ultimate insult to our breathing (which was already severely challenged by the high altitude) was that at breakfast there were always at least two or three tables of people smoking barely 5 feet from where the food was laid out. The clouds of smoke wafted over the entire dining area. So if you like smoking, this hotel is for you.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Susan M wrote a review May 2019
Nashville, Tennessee39 contributions19 helpful votes
Unfortunately our bathroom did not have hot water, water leaked out of the shower door creating a large puddle (and they were quick showers) and the light did not work on the small mirror. The breakfast had a decent selection. They had coffee and it was delicious. They will make a special cup at the counter. In the lobby, there is a coffee and desert shop that opens at 8:30. The lobby is elaborately decorated with Tibetan style. Our room looked at led out into and alley way.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Linda R wrote a review Apr 2019
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Centrally located close to a temple well worth a visit. Hotel clean and breakfast very Chinese but limited cereal available. Not well lit in corridors at night and like others not heated in public areas Would stay again.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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chaletaria wrote a review Jan 2019
London, United Kingdom535 contributions137 helpful votes
The plus side: very close to old central Lhasa (Bharkhor Square/ The Jokhang temple) and easy access to restaurants; friendly front of house The down side: needs some renovation eg broken window locks (anyone could break in), safe not secured to wall (though on mentioning we were quickly moved to another safer room). Safe available at desk and very secure. Make sure you request a double bed room if required or you will get two vey separate beds. Do NOT under any circumstances buy food in their restaurant. It has a massively inflated price tag (think x3 over the average) and they only accept yuan/renminbi in cash (no cards, no other currencies) and if you don’t have this (and after a flight you probably won’t) you will be frog-marched with a guard (embarrassing, right) to a cash point. Not the way to treat guests. This only relates to the restaurant - the hotel staff were most helpful.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Celeste C wrote a review Nov 2018
Annapolis, Maryland51 contributions32 helpful votes
I have done a great deal of challenging travel in my life, and Shangbala is a relief in a sea of dirty hotels with questionable facilities. The gracious and famous Tibetan hospitality still exists at Shangbala, which can't be said for all the facilities in Lhasa. First, the room and bathroom are clean and kept clean. This is a big deal. There is hot water. Yes, this is also a big deal. There is HEAT. I was there in November, and HEAT is a big deal. There is at least one person on staff at any time who can speak English (in case your Chinese or Tibetan are weak). The location is AWESOME -- near stores, other restaurants, and a quick walk to the amazing Jokhang Temple. "Summit Coffee" is about a 1.5 minute walk from the front door. If you have trekked across Tibet and missed a real brewed cup of coffee, stop by. The included breakfast is not luxurious, but is abundant. We also ate at the restaurant in the evening and had very nice meals. Again, not luxurious, but tasty with generous servings. I don't know whether you can get a better bang for your buck in Lhasa. Just being able to be at the Jokhang in a 5 minute walk is sufficient to commend it.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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FamilienOlesen4 wrote a review Oct 2018
Koege, Denmark930 contributions117 helpful votes
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Nice rooms with plenty of space and many ammenities. The mattress is a bit hard. But just ask for an extra blanket to lie on. Shower has nice hot water. The breakfast is all right - many things to choose from. But the chef at the egg station need to learn how to make scrambled eggs. Friendly reception staff and cleaning personel. Don’t get a room with window towards the parking lot, as the drivers are using their horns late night and early morning, if someone is parked in their way.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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Where Next, Baby? wrote a review Oct 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania193 contributions298 helpful votes
You cannot beat the location of the Shangbala hotel in Lhasa. You are merely steps away from the Jokhang Temple and really in the heart of it all - restaurants, shopping - everything you need is a short stroll away. The hotel is very nice and while our room was small and a little dated it was quite comfortable. The staff was very pleasant and accommodating.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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IvoD wrote a review Oct 2018
Sint-Niklaas, Belgium297 contributions177 helpful votes
Rooms were ok, not super clean bathroom. Bed is of good quality. Great location: in walking distance from main tourist attractions and plenty of restaurants. The breakfast was rather bad: drinks and food were not refilled in time. After asking, they brought some more jam: frozen one!
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Art M wrote a review Jun 2018
155 contributions39 helpful votes
Hotel is old but clean. Hotel is in excellent location, in walking range to top attraction in Lhasa like Jokhang Temple, Barkor Street, Potala Palace. Surround by restaurant and souvenir shop. Clean sleeping room and bathroom. Staff have good English speaking and kindness. Breakfast is include and very good. It's mix about Chinese, Western and Tibetan.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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PRICE RANGE
$42 - $46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
shang bala lhasa, hotel shang bala
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
100
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shangbala Hotel Lasa
Which popular attractions are close to Shangbala Hotel Lasa?
Nearby attractions include Jokhang Temple (0.2 miles), Barkhor Street (0.1 miles), and XiZangZiZhiQu LaSaShi BaKuo Jie BuXingJie (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Shangbala Hotel Lasa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Shangbala Hotel Lasa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Shangbala Hotel Lasa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shangbala Hotel Lasa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tibetan Family Kitchen, Dunya Restaurant, and Summit Cafe.
Are there any historical sites close to Shangbala Hotel Lasa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Sera Monastery (3.1 miles), Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden) (1.7 miles), and Ani Tsankhung Nunnery (0.4 miles).