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“Average hotel with average services” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gyantse Hotel

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Gyantse Hotel
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Gyangze County
France
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80 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Average hotel with average services”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

While traveling to Tibet on June 2012, out company in Kathmandu arranged an overnight in this hotel. After staying in luxurious hotels in Lhasa and Tsedang I was expecting similar but disappointed. For a small hotel like this wasn't what I was expecting but didn't find it terrible. It is a small hotel with few services for travelers. If we see the remoteness of the place then it is not a bad hotel. The staffs were friendly, foods were ok, rooms were ok too. Average hotel!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Rhythm D
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

A real Chinese hotel! Dirty, cold, no bar, bugs in the room, old fashioned smelling blankets, horrible dirty shower, don't go there! Location ok. not that many choices though, Choose Yeti Hotel Gyantse.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Jumela
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Calgary
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121 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

We stayed in this hotel for one night before heading to Everest. The hotel is dated and most furnishing, including the carpet were not well maintained. We were lucky that we stayed on the first floor - no need to drag luggages to upper floors. However, we were unlucky that they gave us a corner room, with windows on two sides - the bed's headboard right against the windows. We went to bed at 10 and by 11 we put on three more layers of clothing, including two compressed down jackets; and we still woke up almost hourly because of the freezing temperature. The in room heater is mounted close to the ceiling and the fan is never strong enough to push any heat down. The beds were not the most hygienic and I found a rather big silverly looking bug (I don't believe it was a bed bug but it made my hair stood up anyway) under the cover sheet. The room gave me a feeling that it was not regularly used with a musky and damp feel on the sheets and pillows. The only reason I give it a two star is to consider the facilities around Gyangtse, which is limited at best.

Room Tip: main floor rooms, no elevator
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank super_fast_eddie
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New York City, New York
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38 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

Our guide told us that this is the best hotel in Gyantse and that there are very few hotels in the area.

There are no elevators in this building. It may be a little hard to get your belongings upstairs depending on how heavy your luggage is. We were initially given a room on the 3rd floor and had them switch us to a ground floor room.

Rooms are dated but sufficient for a night. Our room was cold, especially in the evening. Breakfast was ok but there's not that much to eat in the area to begin with.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the ground floor, especially if you have a lot of luggage
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank smerfette
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Brisbane
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798 reviews
161 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 394 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

The town (and the hotel) is a stopping place on the way to Nepal via Everest Base Camp. The town itself is nothing special. It is typical of the Tibetan Highlands town in the area - although larger than most. There is an interesting temple in the town as well as a fortress (which one can't access).
The hotel sign says that it was built in 1986, but it felt more like 1966. The furnishings, decor, etc all are reminiscent of the 60's and needs a long overdue refurbishment. There is no lift, so luggage has to be humped up the stairs. The rooms are relatively small. Carpets are worn and the bathroom has seen better days. The hotel is huge and was probably built to cater for tourist groups, but there was only a couple of small parties of French and German tourists while we were there.
The staff did not speak English and were not helpful at all. Breakfast was a very inadequate affair, but was sufficient for the area and altitude.
We were told that it was the best hotel in the area, so we hesitate to think what the others are like.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank AntarcticBound
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San Francisco, California
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126 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2012

We disliked virtually everything about this state-owned hotel. The staff was rude and surly, the food inedible, the rooms miniscule, and the toilet didn't work (although there was hot water).
I had the most awful time asking for another roll of toilet paper at the front desk because they don't speak English but only their own language. Our guide insisted the Gyantse Hotel is the best hotel in the entire Gyantse-Shigatse area. He may very well be right, but if so, something needs to be done!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LaBu
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Netherlands
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162 reviews
128 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

Rooms were nothing special, but adequate.
Airco does heat as well in some of the rooms (not in all).
If the room is to cold, electric heaters can be obtained from the reception.

Wonderfull, huge lounge. Nice garden with view at the dzong.
Half a day (+ 1 night) is enough to explore Gyantse.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Dutchman-nl
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Property: Gyantse Hotel
Address: No.2 Shanghai East Road, Gyantse Town, Gyangze County 857400, China
Location: China > Tibet > Gyangze County
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Gyangze County
Hotel Class:3 star — Gyantse Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 146
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Brief Introduction Of Gyangtse Hotel A three-star hotel with a strong Tibetan flavour located in the downtown of Gyangtse city linking Lhasa 260kms to the northeast,Shigatse,the second largest city in Tibet some 90 kms to the west and 212 kms from yatung ,the border town between China and India,gyangtse hotel boasts the fame of the juncture on the golden tourist rout in Tibet. Gyangtse Hotel is the biggest hotel and only one elevator hotel in Gyangtse which a complex of two dwelling quarters with a construction area of over 20,000 square kilormeters on the place of 60,000 square kilormeters (60% are grassland and tree),and there are three ellivator which can the 146 rooms hotel provides 286 beds in standard and deluxe suits and single rooms in both Tibetan and Western style,24-hour hot water,it also features meal service,30 plus channels including CNN, BloomBergTV, etc.Chinese,Tibetan and western food servised in two Western restaurants three Tibetan restaurants and one banquet hall which can hold 350 guests at one time. Your stay in the hotel will also be enriched by the sun-lit lobby ,posh cafe & bar ,handicrafts filled shopping center, business center, Wi-Fi in the room, sauna, a ballroom, national costume photo taking, the frequent local performance and the panoramic view from the 5th floor make your stay a pleasant one. The hotel earns a repulation from the guests due to the quality service and rational administration it provides, and was listed the top 96 China hotels and is the winner of the "Value of contract & Abserve Prestige Unit" awarded by the People`s Government of Tibet for 5 successive years since 1996. Gyangtse Hotel welcome you to have a pleasant stay here! ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Gyantse Hotel Gyangze
Gyantse Hotel Tibet/Gyangze County

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