A great location, the hotel is well run, has large rooms and is very comfortable. There's hot running water about 5 hours a day. the rooms are clean and well maintained. The restaurant is fairly decent and turns out good food - breakfast is quick, and I'd recommend the home made apricot jam. The staff is very helpful, and will go out of their way to help. the apricot trees in the courtyard were in bloom while we were there, adding to the ambiance.
The property is in a quieter part of town, but only about 5 minutes walking from the market. It provides for some privacy and because it was built a while ago, has fewer rooms and smaller crowds than some of the other places I saw. Personally liked the fact that there was always some privacy and space around, as it is a fairly large property. There are great views of the Leh Palace from the rooms, and of upper Leh and the road to Khardung-la from the roof.
The staff are always cheerful and helpful.
The last operating spring in Leh (so I've been told) and the main source for water in the winters is right behind the hotel, and you're likely to see people filling up drinking water from the spring and carrying it in carts to various parts of town.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Kang La Chen Leh, Ladakh