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Kyichu Hotel (Jiqu Fandian)
Ranked #7 of 366 Hotels in Lhasa
Reviewed August 7, 2011

Excellent value for money- good location, nice garden to relax after daily activites. Good rooms. Most of staff speak English, what seems to be difficult in Tibet.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 2, 2011

Stayed at this hotel with a large tour group in mid-May and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. My rooms was spacious, clean, and even the beds were comfortable for westerners (they are usually harder according to Chinese standards). The room had two beds, a desk, TV, bathroom, and the window opened up into the inner courtyard which made it quieter during our stay. The only inconvenience was the inconsisten water pressure in the shower. On the first two mornings I waited for a couple of mintues for the water to start coming through the shower head. (We were on the third floor so maybe it just needed to build up pressure.) The breakfast was filling and offer selections selections such as eggs, cereals, fruits, orange juice, toast, and other western favorites. The hotel was modest looking from the outside, but don't let that fool you. It is a full-service hotel with a nice adequate lobby and reception desk, elevator, restaurant, and gift shop. The view from the roof of Potala Palace all lit up is spectacular! The hotel is only about a block or two walk to Old Town Lhasa. I would not hesitate to stay here again.

Room Tip: Check out the view of Potala Palace from the roof!
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  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 30, 2011

Really top-notch hotel - we had a great room - the beds were the most comfortable, warm and soft beds we'd had for two weeks - the ensuite was newly refurbished and was superbly clean (beware the hot/cold taps though - if you want hot water, turn the tap towards the blue dot, not the red one!). Our ensuite door handle came off in our hand, but was soon fixed - but these are all slight niggles in what was a great hotel. The staff were brilliant, the internet worked, the food was good and they did a very early breakfast on request. The hotel is half-way between the Potala Palace and the Barkhor, so really good for sightseeing and just round the corner from the Summit Cafe coffee shop, which caters for all the tourists, with their great range of coffees etc. Really quite sorry when it was time to leave........

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 18, 2011

Location near to Barkhor Square, Jokhang Temple, and the Potala Palace can't be beat. Local shops abound nearby that are actually selling to the locals, making it a more pleasant place to stay than some of the other tourst traps. a local grovery store is across the street, providing munchies and cheap bottled water.

Rooms have hard surface floors and a rug. The rug is dirty like all others in Tibet, but if you bring shower shoes, you'll be fine. Hot water is 24 hours a day, but comes and goes depending on usage of all the guests. One morning we completely ran out of water - not even cold! I was left lathered up with nowhere to go!! Recommend taking showers midafternoon if possible. Plentiful hot water then!

Staff all speak excellent english and are very helpful with directions, recommendations, and laundry services. Laundry is available with same day turnaround for a decent price.

Restaurant was sooooo good that we ate here all 4 nights after checking out local eateries for lunch. Recommend the yak sizzler, chicken salad, and tomato soup.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 26, 2011

I stayed at the Kyichu Hotel for 4 days recently with a group of 11 people and was very pleased. The staff were all amazingly pleasant and friendly and spoke English well. The receptionist, Dolma, was most helpful with any questions I had while the restaurant manager, Phuntsok, made sure that all of the members of my group were taken care of.

The hotel is located just a short walk from the Barkhor and Jokhang Temple...basically in the heart of the old town of Lhasa. The rooms were modern and spacious and had heat. The breakfast was great and much better than other hotels in Lhasa that I have stayed at. The restaurant has a Nepali cook and offers excellent food.

This is a well priced hotel located in the heart of old Lhasa. I highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 6, 2011

I arrived on April 1 as one of the very first foreign tourists allowed back into Tibet after the region was closed to foreign tourism in March. This is my second stay here in 1 1/2 years.
I'd just as soon not rave too much about the Kyichu and its great staff out of a purely selfish desire to keep this place hidden from the typical bellowing and demanding Western tourist. But going beyond my selfish desire to keep this place secret, I have to say that there's no better place to stay in Lhasa if you're looking for a more Tibetan, less Western-style hotel. I can't say enough great things about the staff here--Dolma at the front desk, Phuntsok in the restaurant, Tenzin--one of the owners who I met--and all the other cheery and helpful personnel.
A few points:
* A new wing is being built that will add another 18 rooms and perhaps a spa, which should be completed sometime in the summer.
* The courtyard is charming and like a sanctuary.
* Aside from the restaurant at the Kyichu, I'd recommend these three eating spots in and around the Barkhor/Jokhang area--the Snowlands, New Mandala and the kinda hip Makye Ame.
If you're into getting a sense of the heart and soul of Lhasa, this is the place to be.
Join the pligrims as they walk around the Jokhang Temple. Watch the people. And soak it all in.

Room Tip: definitely get a courtyard-facing room
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  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled solo
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3  Thank albert_davet
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Reviewed November 22, 2010

I booked this hotel through email but upon calling for confirmation, they can't locate my booking so it's safer to reconfirm and print out email confirmation. As November was non-peak season, they offered us the rate of RMB$190 per night. We were given room 410 and 411 which I believe are newly renovated as the rooms looked comfortable and the heater is in good condition. The food at the restaurant offered more choices of variety but of course, the prices are higher which we still find it worth it. You can check emails or surf net at the restaurant by paying RMB$5 for 30 mins or RMB$10 for 1 hr. The hotel is locate near Jokhang Temple and Barkhor market by walking in 5 mins. On the way, you can find Snowland Restuarant which the food is of good quality and pricing as well. For the price we pay, I won't hesitate to recommend anyone to this hotel but remember to ask for newer rooms and away from the main traffic to avoid noise.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: No.149 Beijing East Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
Location: China > Tibet > Lhasa
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Ranked #7 of 366 Hotels in Lhasa
Number of rooms: 52
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