We stayed several nights here, and had an absolutely wonderful time. The hotel itself is very beautiful and full of character. We had two rooms on the first floor, and my room (the first one on the left) was quite large, larger than my brother's room.
The restaurant here prepared AMAZING food. Everything we tried was absolutely delicious. The breakfast menu was simple, with maybe 4 different choices, but everything was delicious. We ordered a to go breakfast one morning when we left before the restaurant opened for breakfast, and it was the best to go breakfast I've ever had from a hotel. It was two slices of toast with a large portion of scrambled eggs, which I ate as a sandwich, and a milk. The tea here is to die for, as well. They pour little pouches full of various herbs and dried fruits into your cups, and then add the hot water - oh, they were magical. You can eat in the restaurant or enjoy it on the rooftop patio.
The location is great, in a little pedestrian-only area, with narrow streets that twist and turn. It's a close walk to the Jokhang temple. There are plenty of restaurants and shopping within a short walk.
Everyone who works here was friendly, with a ready smile. We felt so welcome here.
The beds were a little on the firm side, but we slept well. On the first floor, we did notice a bit of noise from the pedestrian traffic on the street, but this completely died down before bedtime, and didn't interfere with sleep.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shambhala Palace is a restored home of a high ranking Tibetan Lama. All of our rooms provide guests with the utmost comfort while surrounded by Tibetan history and tradition. Our rooftop restaurant together with four of our king rooms offer full on views of Potala Palace with other rooms looking out over the quiet alleyways of the ancient quarter. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- House Of Shambhala Lhasa, Tibet