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Songtsam Shangri-la (Lvgu) Lodge
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Reviewed July 16, 2007

i was at lijiang when i decided to spend a few days in zhongdian (now renamed shangri-la). i checked on the internet and was impressed by the songtsam hotel's website. i called from my lijiang hotel and booked songtsam for 2 nights. a spanish couple from my lijiang hotel was also going to check in the same hotel and they very kindly invited me to join them for our journey from lijiang to zhongdian by a four-wheel drive sent by songtsam hotel to lijiang. of course this is a very luxurious way of travelling but it is worth every yuan of it as we get to stop at the tiger leaping gorge and all other amazingly beautiful places we like on the way north, to snap photographs. it's like having a personal guide and it costs 700RMB a car. if we had taken the coastal road from the tiger leaping gorge, we would have stopped at another village called baishuitai (which may add another 100RMB to the trip) but the weather was not permitting, so we opt for the highway instead. in my opinion, one would be very disappointed if one had stayed at any other hotels in the town of zhongdian as the town itself lacks the mystical "shangri-la feel" which one would expect from the fabled description of the place.
the hotel is absolutely gorgeous and situated at the foot of the famed songzanlin monastery. it is the most ideal place for people who come to zhongdian to seek tranquility, peace and quiet moments to relax. the hotel also offers some very good day trips to surrounding villages and small monasteries which are not tourist infested. facilities in the room is very good and there is a computer with internet access in the public area for guests to use. i think they only have 16 rooms and i was told that extensions are currently under way to build some villas to cater for larger groups. i thoroughly enjoy my stay at the songtsam and would highly recommend it to fellow travellers. the cost is 530 RMB per night including breakfast - and i think you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 7, 2006

stayed at Songtsam for 3 nights after 4 nights at Banyan Tree (2 nights at Ringha 2 at Lijiang), loved everything about this hotel, from the moment I 1st contacted this hotel via email, they were very responsive, the Manager Min was helpful with my questions regarding things to do in the area

as the rooms at Banyan Ringha are huge, by comparison, the rooms at Songtsam were a bit small (they actually have 2 beds in the room but would only fit 2 skinny Asians) , somehow I thought the rooms would be bigger based on their very good website (--)
(this is expected to change as they are now renovating & expanding and rooms will be bigger in the future)

the location is next door to Songzanlin Monastery and also at the #3 bus stop (to go to the old city/Gucheng)

my room had a great view of the mountains and steppes, and while very basic (i.e. no shampoo/toothbrush & etc) the hotel is very tastefully decorated, with antiques all over the place, even the TV sat on an antique Tibetan chest

food was not bad (and in fact tastier vs. Banyan), their Lamb dish was excellent, great noodles & soup, their Sichuan Tofu was very so so, hot pot was not bad, they only have local Yunnan wine but it was drinkable

my room was just across the hallway from the restaurant (they have another two restaurants opened in the summer time in the courtyard and on the rooftop-- but only when it is warmer), this was not a problem at all because the few other guests were pretty quiet and I loved being able to just stroll across the hallway for a nice cold beer

when I was there the temperature was between 8 celsius to negative 8 celsius, when I complained about the heater not being warm enough, they promptly brought me a nice warm additional heater which made my room a sauna & a wonderful sanctuary to come back to after a day in the snow & wind

hired a driver from the hotel for my last two days there (LuoSang --), he was a very experienced and safe driver, laid back, good natured, and just a wonderful driver / guide, as he knows Sichuan and Yunnan very well, hearing him talk about the areas will definitely get your feet itching (as in make you want to spend the rest of your life exploring Yunnan & Sichuan), he also epitomized what I love about Zhongdian, ie the people & also the areas around Zhongdian (Zhongdian town, esp new town, itself is kind of ugly)

Songtsam is now closed for expansion & renovation (they look like they are tripling in size), will need to come back again soon, as I wonder how long "Shangri-la" can be preserved, now that this is becoming a more & more popular destination.

  • Stayed: November 2006, traveled solo
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  • Stayed: February 2018, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile
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Stayed: November 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: December 2017, traveled with friends
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