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Hotels in Lhasa

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Hotels in Lhasa

My husband and i are tavelling in January 2016 from Beijing to Tibet, is winter and need information about Tibet hotels, we know that several are closed, others are only for residents and we have seen on the web many of those who are open to that time are scarce in heating. Anyone can guide and recommend any / some hotels with good heat? Thanks Patricia

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Hi Welcome to Tibet forum

It is true that few hotels in Lhasa would close during the winter months and some will use for local Tibetan pilgrims coming from other parts of Tibet, most of the hotels don't have heater in the room, but if you talk with your tour operator and if they are helpful they would provide you electric heater in the room which keep the room warm and the hotels will provide heating mattress for you. it is also depends on your budget for the hotel and 5 star hotels like Shangri-la in Lhasa would have heater in the room.

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Hi dear Patricia,

Yes many hotels are closed in winter season. If you are coming in Jan, you will be suggested to visit the main cities in Tibet, such as Lhasa, Shigatse and around. The hotel facility is better and most 3 star hotels or higher standard hotel has air conditioner with heating, and some do offer extra quilt, electric blanket to keep warm. In Lhasa, maybe you can try Kyichu hotel, they have heated rooms and nice courtyard. Hope it will help. Kathy

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Hi honestly speaking despite the accommodation problem, during the winter months, you will enjoy a beautiful and authentic Tibet experiences, because winter is the best season for our Tibetan to travel and make pilgrimages, in the other hand there are not many tourist crowds, everywhere what you will see is groups of nomadic Tibetan come from all over the plateau, the cultural experiences are very live and touching. i think you will love it

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Agree! Less crowded, lower cost, more nomads and pilgrims in Lhasa; it could be a pleasant experience travelling to Tibet in winter!

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Most favorable duration of Tibet winter tour would be 7 - 10 days and you can travel to Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse and if you interested in Tibetan history and religion, then southern Tibet in the Yarlung valley and Samye monastery also be a good option

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Yes usually some of the hotel in Tibet is close. I recommended Yak hotel in Lhasa. They have air conditioner. Outside of Lhasa main city they have same air conditioner hotel like Manasarovar hotel in Shigatse and for the small town usually they don't have heater in the room but they give you extra blanket. so should be no problem.

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yes, there are still some comfortable hotel in Lhasa during the winter, so before you book the tour, you can ask your tour operator to check the hotels properly, so not a big deal

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We recently went to Lhasa and my husband booked this hotel based off of a Chinese website and its reviews. It's called Trichang Labrang Hotel, address: Lupug 5th lane, gate 11, Lhasa, Tibet P.R.C, Tel: 0891 630955/6302111, Mob: 13989993186

It's more of a "bed and breakfast" style and it's family runned. Most of the people that have stayed there are Chinese citizens. My husband really wanted to get the Tibetan experience, and this was one of the few that can host foreigners.

Pros:

- "Bed and breakfast" local experience. In a traditional Tibetan style housing.

- Staff was very nice.

- Their restaurant downstairs is actually a really busy, highly rated restaurant. Serving both lunch and dinner, they have multiple styles of food including traditional Tibetan food. Breakfast is not available, but they told us where we can walk to for a traditional Chinese style breakfast, and apparently our tour plan included giving us 50 RMB for it.

- It's located within Bakuo, which is a must visit place, It's a 10 minute walk to the Jokhang Temple that is located within Bakuo. Every day we see tons of people circling the Jokhang Temple. Around the area are lots of restaurants, cafes, and local shops.

Cons:

- Walls are thin. You can hear your neighbors talking at night. The good news of most Chinese don't stay up late and it gets quiet by 10-11 pm. The bad news is you can hear your neighbors 6 am alarm and even then they press snooze. It may be possible to request for a quiet room. We asked our neighbors to quiet down two nights in a row and they nice about it.

- Not easy to access. Technically your car can drive to the front door, but our driver wanted to just drop us off on the main street, saying it's hard to get back out. Which was fine, it's about a 5 minute walk from the main street to the main door.

- water was a little bit off. Hot water was never a problem, but at times there would be no cold water. My theory is that it is timed with busy restaurant hours. So time your baths/showers around that.

Other notes:

- no laundry service, but they will bring you pans, if you are interested in washing your own clothes, and they will tell you where to hang it out to dry. Typically dries within a day. There is laundry service in the neighborhood if you want to walk around and explore.

- daily room clean-ups, they make up the bed, change the towels. Water was only provided on the first day. There are a lot of convenient shops right outside to buy water from.

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