Snowlands Hotel

Address: No.4 Mentsikhang Road, Lhasa, Tibet, China | Hotel
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Location

This hotel, located on No.4 Mentsikhang Road, Lhasa, is near Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Barkhor Street, and Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si).
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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 TravelPod.com.

TripAdvisor Reviews Snowlands Hotel Lhasa

3.50 of 5 stars Very Good
 

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