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House Of Shambhala

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Dusseldorf, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During my stay in Tibet I went there twice for dinner. There is a wide selection of Tibetan and other food, which I would describe as kind of fusion. I really liked the taste as the cook obviously knows what she does. Everything is made freshly so bring a bit of time. My favorite was the mountain salad which I...

Thank Erdmann78
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Nice place, very confortable and warm room, with a very good hot shower. The Tibetan style is charming and you can see Potala Palace, sunrise and sunset from the rooftop (and even enjoy a cup of tea up there!). The hotel´s restaurant was a pleasant surprise, with excellent food, good service and fair prices (my husband and I had almost...

4Thank AndyAllAround
Reviewed 4 December 2016

We really liked this hotel for its location in the Old Town and the great welcome from the guy on reception. The rooms are comfortable and are traditionally decorated. Breakfast is OK but the roof top restaurant is good.

1Thank AshteadCandS
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We spent a total of five nights at this hotel, was our first choice from reading reviews on here plus our tour agency recommended it. Rooms were designed and decorated in traditional Tibetan style. Rooms were en-suite with hot water. Portable radiators were provided as it gets very cold at night across Tibet. Staff were all helpful. Free wifi in...

3Thank Italian_kilt
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend this beautiful hotel in the old section of Lhasa, close to all the sights. Great staff, amazing rooms all beautifully decorated in Tibetan style. Atmospheric and authentic. Very welcoming and homey, with great amenities. We had a fantastic time.

1Thank jenny6002015
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Love this hotel! The staff are awesome, very kind and warm. The rooms are very authentic yet have all modern comforts. Location is awesome. Restaurant is top notch. A very unique experience which I hope to repeat in the future.

1Thank Jen_Singer_2016
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the Meditation and Yoga Rooms at the House of Shambala for 7 nights at three different occasions. Returning to the hotel was always like returning to our home (base). The house of a former high lama offered simple but very atmospheric accommodations just minutes from the famous Barkhor Kora in the old part of Lhasa. The apartment-like...

1Thank WorldcitizenPortland
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Located near old town and Jokang Temple, on a very small street, pedestrian street, tried hard to please, catered to western travelers, clean rooms, good restaurant, certainly not a chain hotel, would go back again,

1Thank tomkmoeller
New Mexico
Reviewed 4 September 2016

I can understand that this hotel is not for everyone but for me it was like staying in a little museum. Unfortunately, the spa is closed and I don't know if this is permanent. But I had 3 very restful nights there and the staff was very cheerful and helpful. The restaurant had delicious food. My only snafu was arriving...

3Thank nmtibet
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed there for 3 nights. It is a nice tibetan hotel. The rooms are colorful and equipped with original tibetan furniture. It is convenient located on the very city center of the old town. Some notes: step stairs, room doors don't close fully so you hear people from outside (you can lock them of course), can get cold in...

2Thank AndreaOnTravel

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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 

Additional Information about House Of Shambhala

Address: No.7 Jiri erxiang, Lhasa 850000, China
Region: China > Tibet > Lhasa
Price Range: €52 - €90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — House Of Shambhala 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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House Of Shambhala Lhasa, China - Tibet
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“My ground-floor room (103) was near reception and restaurant so a tad noisy but not unduly so. Upper floor rooms may be quieter.”
nmtibet, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Each room is unique and staff assists with luggage so staying on upper floors isn't an issue.”
barbaraandbill2016, 11 Jun 2016 | Read review
“It's a very small hotel. Any room is good.”
564siennas, 27 May 2016 | Read review
“Might be easier to stay at the lower floors, as it could be tiring to climb up the stairs with baggages and on/off altitude sickness.”
Toyfriend, 1 May 2016 | Read review
“We had 203 and loved it - I think 204 would also be beautiful.”
copperrosemaiden, 26 Jun 2015 | Read review
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