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Lucca, Italy
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

One star is for the inviting lobby with decent wifi. Upstairs, hallways have ashtrays (smoking friendly). Once in the room, dreck and misc drippings, spills and sludge are on all bedroom walls (why not cleaned?); the shower doesn't appear to have been cleaned properly in ages, the shower curtain has visible mold, toilet is taped together and has dirty water...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Tibetan owned hotels are finding it hard to survive the reduction in foreign travellers and growth of Chinese funded hotels. This hotel is similar to others - not particularly clean and many things not working but the beds were comfy and I'm sure the bed linen was clean.. Breakfast for £3 and free wifi. Slightly out of town but a...

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Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 3 November 2014

I was there with a group of 12 people, staying several nights. Rooms are reasonable with average shower quality. Location is good: just 15 min walk from the Monastery. Inside the hotel is a good Nepali/Chinese restaurant where you have curries, Chinese food, western food. Hotel is used frequently by overland buses doing the Kathmandu-Lhasa trip .So when a bus...

Thank Dillen_Fried
Reviewed 17 August 2014

We spend two nights. Rooms seems to be correct because they have white sheets, but really they are dirty. Bathroom is horrible, and any time you take a shower all the floor gets wet, it's like having a kind of bathroom-pool. Of course, wc brokes frecuently. We had to changed the room. When we ask for it, hotel staff were...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Terrible hotel when a doorman grabs your bag, races in front of you to your room and throws said bag down hallway, landing near your door. At least he didn't wait for a tip! Needed ice for my knees. Difficult when the only ice in the hotel is old freezer ice (defrost has not gotten to Tibet quite yet) and...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 12 January 2014

I was surprised that there are hotels in Tibet, where no one is able to speak English. So we could not have any service or questions. The restaurant in the hotel is being equipped with lazy and bored staff.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

What a farce. I stayed with a group of 22 people and not one of them had a good thing to say about the place. Very dodgy electrical wiring exposed, toilet leaking and generally unpleasant. The worst thing was when my door broke. I tried to open it with the electric door card and it was jammed. Suspecting the door...

Thank YvonneE76
Florianopolis, SC
Reviewed 24 October 2013

The Hotel was not bad but that’s comparing with loads of terrible Hotels I stayed traveling from Kathmandu to Lhasa. The room was ok, lights were not working properly and shower drain was clogged so it looked like the bathroom was a big bath tube. If you are picky I would recommend Manasarovar Hotel.

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 13 October 2013

I stayed here for 1 night, in one of the "better" rooms. You need to remember that this is Tibet, so expecting good western standard hotel is a little unreasonable. The room, including the bathroom, was clean. Room was big. Had some problems with some of the power outlets. Bed comfortable enough. They made me a nice spaghetti bolognese for...

Thank JNiclas
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 3 October 2013

I stayed here only one night but that is all I needed to know how bad this place is. Firstly after a slowly and frustrating check in we were shown our room. It was overlooking a loud construction site, no chance of sleep. We then found out they had now wifi. The rooms are quite bad no power points that...

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Address: No.22 Qingdao Road, Shigatse 857000, China
Region: China > Tibet > Shigatse
Number of rooms: 72
Also Known As:
Yak Hotel Shigatse, Tibet
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“Street rooms can be warm and noisy – back room are quieter but cold”
Dillen_Fried, 3 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Ask not to face a wall 6" from your window and think "Fire Escape"”
Indstrl, 11 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Most of the rooms are facing the street.”
Zwillingsseele, 12 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Rooms inside reception building are prettier and cleaner carpet. No smelly toilets.”
Sunnynxb, 12 Aug 2013 | Read review
“Don't stay here.”
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KatielouAustralia, 11 Oct 2011 | Read review
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