Our family of 5 stayed at Songtsam Shangri-La for two nights, to end a wonderful week of luxury and comfort as part of a Songtsam Summer Family package. This wonderful hotel is exquisitely decorated; the restaurant serves excellent, varied local dishes - as well as pizza, pasta and ice-cream, for demanding little ones who are not used to Chinese food.
Although the centre of (the new) town is crowded and touristy, the hotel is situated away from the hustle and bustle, next to the Monastery and lake. A wonderful opportunity to go for a wander and explore, if you are not suffering too much from altitude sickness. Because Shangri-la IS at a very high altitude and it might take a little bit to get used to it (in my case, I was fine on day 2).
Staff were extremely friendly and they went out of their way to help us fix the ticket booking error. The Monastery next door is very impressive. Our favourite part was horse-riding through green meadows; visiting the local village, the biggest prayer wheel in the world and dancing with hundreds of locals in the Old Town Square. Marvellous!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Songtsam Lodge at Shangri-la (Songtsam Lvgu Hotel) is the flagship lodge of Songtsam Lodges - a series of luxury boutique lodges built in pristine and beautiful locations in Yunnan.Songtsam Shangri-la (3,280m) is situated right next to the Songzanlin Monastery, the largest Tibetan monastery in Yunnan province. The lodge is housed in a traditional Tibetan dwelling within this typical, self-sufficient Tibetan farming village where the founder of Songtsam, Baima Dorjie, spent his childhood. Songtsam Shangro-la has hosted thousands of intrepid travelers from all over the world in the past 10 years. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Songtsam Hotel Shangri La County
- Songtsam Shangri-La (Lugu) Hotel Shangri-La County, China - Yunnan