The Shangbala Hotel is a Tibetan style hotel centrally located in the old town of Lhasa, set back from the pedestrianised Main Street.
I guess the decor is typical of Tibet. Lots of gold !
Our room was clean and bedding was clean as was towels bed was fairly comfortable.
Staff were helpful and spoke fairly good English.
As we had a similar experience I had a smile when I read a earlier review about receptionist sleeping wrapped in blanket on the sofa behind the counter when checking out in the morning. As we had an early checkout they had prepared for us a breakfast in a box to take with.
Breakfast was on par with most of the hotels we stayed in in China, not great. They do not cater for westerners, even though they did make me a latte.
We were not expecting too much from the hotels in Lhasa, but were pleasantly surprised.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking