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Don't expect your usual 5-star int'l hotel standard here but this is as good as it gets in a decent local hotel in Lhasa Tibet. We stayed here for about 4 nights during our 12 day private tour in Tibet. The room is spacious, tidy with all the essentials you need while travelling, especially the hot water kettle was priceless. Yes, the shower door couldn't be close tightly in many of the rooms, so half of your bathroom floor would be flooded, the hair dryer stopped automatically if you turned it on max for 2 mins. Breakfast choices were good with mostly Chinese dishes, they do serve eggs cooked as requested. Just don't try the coffee. If you need any help in your room, staff arrived quite timely. Honestly, the hotel is probably a 3.5 to 4 star, but in Lhasa, it's already a delight for us.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
We were in the v.i.p. section and the room was huge and so was the bathroom,However the light in the hallway going towards the bathroom would come on as soon as you went towards it lighting part of the bedroom which disturbed the sleep if someone got up in the night. and there was no one to explain how to work the lights in english. The breakfast was poor unless you liked chinese breakfast. In other words this hotel does not cater to international clients compared to the Shangrila hotel where we went to have dinner one night
One small oasis in this dirty but very beautiful Lhasa. Look behind the Chinese facade and enjoy real Lhasa, the Potala the monasteries the market. Great big and clean rooms, very reasonable food for Tibet. Very loud and rude chinese neibours tho !!!!
Enjoyed 3 nights in this lovely hotel. The rooms are so spacious and so comfortable in every way. There are huge windows and plenty of natural light. The bathroom is well designed with separate toilet. Good wifi. The availablity of oxygen in our room, with speedy service to assist you is an added advantage if you experience altitude sickness. Excellent choice at breakfast. Would definitely stay here again and next time would specifically ask for a room on a non smoking floor as our floor smelt very smoky.
We stayed twice at this hotel in April 2014. We stayed in the new wing and the rooms were great. Roomy, comfortable and everything works. Great four Tibet. The down side is if you are an English speaker don't expect anything other than a great room. Outside of breakfast there was little food on offer. Most of the hotel was closed. Almost no one spoke English so asking for help, for example a taxi, forget it. A map was out of the question. We had one good experience with the staff when a manager helped us get a taxi. Better to pay the extra and stay at the Shangri la which we ate and the service was great.
Located in Chengguan District, New Century Lhasa Hotel is within a 5-minute walk of sights such as Tibet Museum and Lasa Museum. This 458-room, 5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a coffee shop/café, free self parking, and a business center.
You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.
At New Century Lhasa Hotel, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and an arcade/game room. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Helpful staff can provide dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. This luxury hotel also has a hair salon.