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Shambhala Palace

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#7 of 340 Hotels in Lhasa
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06/04/2017 06/05/2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is a real tibetian hotel in Tibetian style. I felt like I'm staying in a palace. The staff speaks good English. The location is excellent, right in the heart of the old city, within a walking distance from Jokhang temple. There is a roof terrace with a nice view of Potala palace. I liked the hotel so much...

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Heidelberg, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is an exceptional place. The hotel has character not like the life-less concrete hotels in the Chinese part of Lhasa. If you want to experience Tibet you might consider this place in the old town. The staff is fantastic. If you have a problem – let them know and they solve it (e.g. the bed was too hard...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Great location, in the Tibetian quarter, we could just walk to the local sights and soak in the local culture and experience Tibetian way of life. Rooms were adequate, I would ask for more than one room heater in the winter. Communication in English with the receptionist was sometimes a little tricky, and bathrooms could do with better ventilation. Breakfast...

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed October 26, 2016

We opted to experience the "real" Tibet and this hotel does exactly that. The room we had on the fourth floor was filled with artifacts like a yak butter churn. There were two bathrobes, slippers, tooth brushes, hair dryers etc. just like modern hotels. Plenty of hot water and a fantastic view of the Potala Place. Took pictures of the...

1Thank pat n
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Located directly in the city center. Must walk with your luggage from the main as cars cannot drive to hotel. Great location to walk to Jokhang Temple, the street market and shopping. Cool vibe and funky colors of traditional Tibet style accommodations in the guestrooms. Reminded me of a throwback to the 1960s in the USA with beads hanging from...

1Thank GreatBen
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed August 22, 2016

- historic hotel with rooms with very nice and typical decoration, cushions, carpet etc... in a dead-end in the middle of the old city - rooftop patio - you may get lost in the old city but after 2-3 times you'll find your way back - good foreigner-oriented breakfast (pan fried eggs, toast + jam, yogurt . . ) -...

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Reviewed August 15, 2016

I heartily disagree with the reviewers who give Shambhala 1-2 stars. It's an authentic hotel with rooms tastefully decorated in colorful Tibetan style. It's located in the heart of old town Lhasa, yes, and the rooms can only be accessed via stairs, but we had absolutely no issues with this. The hotel staff are exceedingly kind, and even went out...

1Thank Lee D
Kittsee, Austria
Reviewed August 7, 2016

At Shambala Palace we felt we are truly are in Tibet. When entering you feel you are in Shambala! The staff was very welcoming, always helpfull and spoke good english. The room was booked by our tour company (Adventures in Tibet which were fantastic) and were very pleased staying in authentic Tibetian environment. Its a boutique hotel with very personal...

1Thank Laura P
Braunschweig, Germany
Reviewed July 23, 2016

We expected the worst after reading the reviews, but were pleasantly surprised. Our room on the second floor was very comfortable. We liked the Tibetan flair of the furniture, lights and wall design. We usually prefer to stay at chain hotels because you know what to expect. But this hotel convinced us with its homely atmosphere. In addition, a lot...

1Thank braunschweigtraveler
Florence, Italy
Reviewed July 2, 2016

You want to love this funky place, but it’s hard. The location is good: a quiet neighborhood near the Barkhor and the Muslim Quarter; but the surrounding streets are too narrow for taxis, so you may find yourself hiking back and forth to Beijingtong Rd for a ride. The building is charming: an old 4-storey place with traditional Tibetan decor;...

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Additional Information about Shambhala Palace

Address: No.16 Taibeng Gang Wengdui Xingka Sangdong Yuan, Lhasa 850004, China
Location: China > Tibet > Lhasa
Price Range: $42 - $79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
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Also Known As:
House Of Shambhala Hotel Lhasa
Hotel Of Shambhala
Of Shambhala Hotel
Shambhala Palace Lhasa, Tibet
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“The room on the fourth floor was quiet. Don't know if you can hear guests above if you have a room on a lower floor. We had room 401.”
396patn, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
“Our room 101 on the base floor was wonderfull!”
laurapF6640CB, Aug 7, 2016 | Read review
“Choose a lower floor so you don't have to get up a lot of stairs.”
Catlady88, May 3, 2016 | Read review
“ask for a room with the view of Potala Palace.”
NDi_11, Dec 5, 2015 | Read review
“In the hot weather, avoid the top floor as rooms below are cooler.”
PeeBee01, Sep 12, 2015 | Read review
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