Snowlands Hotel

No.4 Mentsikhang Road, Lhasa, Tibet, China | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Lhasa

Fast road back to Lhasa

A travel blog entry by 2togonebraska


... under the brownie listing it stated that no funny leaves included. The description for a dish that contained mushrooms stated they were not magical.

After a satisfying meal we found our way back to our hotel so we could repack from our road trip to fit the airline weight requirements. We left some items behind to make weight. My decades old black lug boots served me well in Tibet but the rest of the trip will have to be done in my ...


A travel blog entry by chuck


... around the truck reaching for my life in a bag. He points at the mountain... says go. I tell him to hold up... what do I do?! He says "Walk that way, up hill, meet you other side". I'm not sure what the hell we are doing but he gets in the truck! I ask "Wait!! why?" "Check point!" he says as he drives off. All I see is a pair of brake lights disappear in the distance... and I'm in the dark, middle of nowhere and I'm still not sure what just happened. That way, eh? ...

Tibet-Day 2- Palace and Temples

A travel blog entry by kateschronicles


... is treated with much reverence by the locals as they prostrate themselves on the ground praying. The many, many steps we had to climb I figured were preparing us for our trek later in the week!!

Potala Palace is situated on Marpori (Red Hill) 3,700 meters above the sea level, and was originally built by Tibetan King Strontsan Gampo in the 7th century for Tang Princess Wencheng.

The Potala Palace covers an area of 360,000 square meters, ...

Train rides, Yak meat and the like

A travel blog entry by chris_ngaire


So it has been a while...

Since the last post we have spent 90+ hours on trains around China, each train ride has its own little idiosyncrasies.

Train - Beijing to Xi'an

The first ride 14 hours overnight hard seat (aka wood parish chair), this was the hardest ride of all, without prattling on it included:

1) Overcapacity seating i.e. anyone can buy a ticket and if their seat is taken tough, sit in the isle (and stare at you (only white ...

Potala Palace and Sera Monastery

A travel blog entry by kiwigal999


... further altitude wasn't really an option!). We wandered around the paintings following a path that looked like it might take us somewhere but in fact it was the external kora path and took us out of the monastery and we found ourselves back at the front gate. We used Tim's camera to convince the ticket office that we had already paid to go in and set off back into the monastery to meet up with the group. We found our guide looking a bit frantic as ...


TravelPod Member ReviewsSnowlands Hotel Lhasa

Reviewed by suzanne-pascal

Great Location, Quality of Rooms Poor

Reviewed Sep 28, 2011
by (24 reviews) Utrecht , Netherlands Flag of Netherlands

The hotel was right in the middle of Lhasa, situated only 50m away from the Jokhang square which was an excellent location and not very expensive with a double room for 200 rmb.

The building is quite run down and the quality of the rooms differs significantly. We stayed for 9 nights and have stayed at several rooms. First room was fine with only a non-functional window lock, second room didn't have a working shower and a broken toilet and in the third room the sink wasn't working properly with a broken bathtub meaning a bathroom flood every morning.

So overall conclusion, location is excellent however the hotel and rooms are badly maintained and run down. We would recommend first carefully inspecting the room before accepting it!

This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

TripAdvisor Reviews Snowlands Hotel Lhasa

3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

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