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        Reviewed 4 December 2015

        For Lhasa I would say this was a pretty good hotel. I was expecting MUSH worse! The room was pretty clean, it is a good location, and had a decent restaurant.

        I was here during low season, here are some tips to help with your stay:

        1. The staff has "limited" english abilities. Don't expect much in regards to this. Try to get your guide to write a few sayings or questions down so you can use that to communicate with them.

        2. GET A Humidifier. They have humidifiers available. This will significantly improve your sleep and comfort in the hotel room. We didn't find this out until the last night...

        3. If your hall light keeps coming on in the night and it bothers you (like it did with me) cover the motion sensor with a piece of paper. This will prevent the light from coming on every time you go to the bathroom.

        Last tip about this hotel, is that the dining is actually pretty good. The pizza in particular was quite good. The flour they use in Lhasa results in really fluffy and delicious breads. This was part of the reason it was so good.

        Breakfast was also ok, the only negative was the local tourists who would taste test each item at the buffet with their chop sticks and then move on to the next dish.

        Room Tip: Get NON Smoking.
        • Stayed: November 2015, travelled as a couple
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        Thank Dangei
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        Reviewed 14 October 2015

        On a small group tour this hotel was the let down of the trip. A lot of us suffered from altitude sickness and the extremely hard beds made it so much worse, as did the smoke in the halls and public areas. The pool has no water and meals are not readily available, unless you want a large buffet. Stafff don't speak English and communication is an issue. Breakfast was in a massive overcrowded room and was fairly ordinary. Loved Lhasa, but not this hotel.

        • Stayed: October 2015, travelled solo
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        Thank Jennifer W
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        Reviewed 13 October 2015

        Only 25% non-smoking. Carpets were exceptionally dirty. Had repeated problems with door keys. So-so breakfast for westerners. So-so WI-FI. Hard beds. No AC. TV only in Chinese if that is important to you. However, good location.

        • Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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        Thank elpavorealblanco
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        Reviewed 31 December 2014

        Lhasa Hotel, also known as kai yuan lhasa hotel, is one of the first hotels built in Lhasa. It is quite large, but it can get crowded during the peak summer seasons.

        The main halls are pretty grand, but the halls are often filled with cigarette smoke. (Something common to all Chinese hotels)

        The rooms are pretty good, but the room we had lacked a barrier for the shower, so when you shower, the water gets everywhere in the bathroom.

        There is breakfast, which is a mix of chinese and western breakfast. It's pretty good for a chinese breakfast, but don't expect anything other than bread an butter for the western side of things (pretty sure the cinnamon bun was a show piece as it was harder than rock)

        There is free wifi. The staff doesn't speak english, but they do speak Mandarin, Tibetan, and Sichuan dialect.

        I was here in the off season so the hotel felt quite empty. It was quiet though, which is nice.

        • Stayed: December 2014, travelled with friends
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        2  Thank Shanghaibebop
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        Reviewed 23 December 2014

        this was the first major hotel to be built in Tibet after the communist "liberation" and was designed for party officials in monolithic mode, the atirum is vast and colourless (brown being the endemic colour) with the reception desk tucked away (all the staff in overcoats, no English and surly service); it really needs a female touch with flowers to welcome; initial impression daunting and unwelcoming

        the rooms are vast and well appointed but like other travellers in our first room we had a sensor light outside the bathroom which had a mind of its own and disturbing any attempt at sleep; in our second room, the bath was faulty; thereon we gave up the unequal struggle against bureaucracy

        breakfast served in the vast "cafe"; again staff, in parkas under their uniform, unsmiling and buffet style not appealing

        there must be better boutique hotels in which to stay in this fascinating but abused city

        avoid at all costs

        • Stayed: November 2014, travelled with family
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        4  Thank dunstanrichard
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