The ancient home of a high-ranking Tibetan lama, a wonderful family-owed hotel in the heart of old city. The Shambhala Palace is tucked into a secluded private lane within the narrow maze of Lhasa’s old city. The restoration was undertaken by a team of Tibetan artisans and is arguably the most exquisite heritage preservation yet undertaken by Shambhala. Consisting of 17 spacious rooms – four of which offer full views of the Potala Palace – each room offers luxury comfort amidst the splendor of ancient Tibet. The rooms overlook a courtyard with wall carvings by master carvings depicting the story of the mythic Shambhala kingdom and the twenty-five legendary kings of Shambhala.
Tastefully done bedrooms and bathrooms, great view from the roof top, you can walk to the nearby traditional market.
Add: #7, Second Jiri Alley, Lhasa
House of Shambhala
Nestled in the maze of alleyways east of the Barkor, this 9-room boutique guesthouse aspires to Lhasa luxury and exudes the romance of a by-gone era. The meticulously restored three-story courtyard residence is historically connected to the 13th Dalai Lama, his general, and the general’s notorious poetic son. Even now, local pilgrims continue to visit the inner courtyard shrine.
Guests can relax on the tented terrace teahouse; enjoy camaraderie with Tibetans and foreigners in the bookshop café; dine on Cuisine from the Himalayan Scene and savor the widest selection of wine in Lhasa.
Tibetan antiques adorn the hotel, including a unique collection of painted panels from western Tibet. Rooms are bathed in warm colors and are furnished with authentic Tibetan furniture. All restoration has been completed by Tibetans using only local materials and traditional building techniques. Visitors also have the opportunity to view first-hand the revitalization of local artisan traditions through visits to the workshops where the local community crafts the textiles, lanterns, Tiger rugs, mala beads and turquoise jewelry featured at the hotel..
Add: #7, Second Jiri Alley, Lhasa
Yashi phunkhang Heritage Hotel
Yashi Phunkhang Heritage Hotel is perfectly located for both business and leisure guests in Lhasa. The property features a wide range of facilities to make your stay a pleasant experience. To be found at the hotel are smoking area, car park, room service, tours, laundry service/dry cleaning. Internet access – wireless, hair dryer, air conditioning, internet access – wireless (complimentary), complimentary bottled water can be found in each guestroom. Enjoy the hotel's recreational facilities, including garden, before retiring to your room for a well-deserved rest. Yabshi Phunkhang Heritage Hotel combines warm hospitality with a lovely ambiance to make your stay in Lhasa unforgettable.
Add: East Beijing Road, Lhasa.
Lingtsang Bountique Hotel
Lingtsang Boutique Hotel, as the former residence of a saint, Ling Rinpoche, one of the teachers for the 14th Dalai Lama, was cited under Lhasa in The New York Times’s “Places to go in 2012”. This old famous courtyard structure with a history of over 300 years was renovated to a Tibetan style family hotel in 2011.
This authentic Tibetan building, down to the very steep stairs and the pounded rock floors/ceilings, delivers a strong atmospheric feel from the rooftop to the rooms.
Lingtsang enjoys a good location, just south of the Barkhor circuit and the Jokhang temple. It is within walking distance to the Jokhang Temple Square, the vibrant downtown area, and 1.5 km from the Potala Palace.
Add: #38, First Lugu Alley, Chengguan District, Lhasa.
Tashi Choeta Hotel
The Tashi ChoeTa Hotel is about a ten-minute walk from the Potala Palace and also within easy reach of the popular Bakuo Street.
Featuring a Tibetan style decoration, this Lhasa hotel offers a tea house where guests can have a cup of tea while enjoying spectacular views of the Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple.
Add: #18, First Jiri Alley, Chengguan District, Lhasa.