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All reviews tibetan style old town tibetan family tibetan hotel hot water modern comforts boutique hotel muesli jokhang temple tibetan guide fixtures and fittings rooms are beautifully decorated highly recommend this beautiful hotel fellow guests beautiful roof garden great boutique shambala palace
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

We stayed 5 nights in this beautiful Tibetan House of Shambhala in the old town of Lhasa. The rooms are very colourful and every room has its one style. From the roof top terrace you have a wonderful view over Lhasa old city and can enjoy a sweet tea. The food is very tasty, e.g. momos, curry and chocolate cake. The staff is very friendly and we felt like at home. It was also fantastic that we could walk from the hotel to Jokhang Tempel that is very close and enjoy the life in the old town of Lhasa. We can highly recommend House of Shambhala.

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank gaba2911
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

It was a cosy hotel with traditional Tibetan settings. The room was spacious and clean and the staffs were very helpful and friendly. You can climb up to the rooftop early in the morning or evening to enjoy the beautiful view up there. I had the yak burger at the hotel restaurant and it was so so yummy! It was walking distance to Jokhang temple and Barkhor street with many restaurants and shops. There was a market nearby too. Remember to bring along your passport when entering Barkhor street because there are security check points.

Date of stay: September 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

We had our tour welcome buffet here and returned again for further meals as the food was very good. Although we didnt stay here i would definitely recommend the buffet and the regular restaurant for an evening meal.

Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank Jackie G
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

Great location for a hotel. About 15 minute walk to Potala Palace. Rooms are good with some charm to them. Very good restaurant on ground floor. Everyone there is fluent in English. Hotel is located off of a small street. A bit hard to find but well worth it. Perfectly safe area. I would recommend a lower floor unit. A bit out of breath climbing up the stairs for the higher floor rooms the first day in Lhasa. But all the rooms are good. A nice outdoor seating area in courtyard. It doubles as outdoor seating for bar/restaurant.

Room tip: A lower floor room if you are not use to the altitude of Lhasa.
Date of stay: October 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Thank Stonemountain7
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

This lovely boutique hotel (and its sister hotel, Shambala Palace) is in a beautifully restored traditional Tibetan house, with an internal courtyard and rooftop terrace that overlooks the old city. The staff speak excellent English and are incredibly friendly and helpful--for example, since the hotels are both in the pedestrianized area, they'll meet you on the main street and transport your bags through the maze of shops to the hotel. The rooms are enormous, with seating areas and ensuite bathrooms (and 24-hour hot water), as well as remarkably reliable and fast WiFi. The restaurant has an enormous menu with a variety of cuisines--Tibetan, Indian, Nepali, Western--and if you're staying at Shambala Palace they'll even bring your meal to you there. Laundry service is available, at a reasonable price (certainly vastly cheaper than elsewhere in China). It's run by Tibetans, and the owners also support a number of community projects to help improve the lives of marginalized people (disabled artisans, for example). Given the fraught ethical issues of travel to Tibet, this is a good option for supporting Tibetans rather than the Chinese government.

Date of stay: August 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Thank C R
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