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“Peaceful place”
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Hotel Shambhala
Ranked #32 of 75 Hotels in Leh
Milano
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27 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Peaceful place”
Reviewed 12 August 2011

I've been in Shambhala 5 years ago, the hotel was basic, but clean. But I still remember how peaceful tha hotel was and also I remember the nice party organized by the owner.
Thanks for the unforgetable memories

Stayed September 2010, travelled with friends
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2011

I stayed in the ShambhaLa for five days. First, the biggest negative: it is not near the town center (walk is about 25 minutes). But this fact leads to a positive: this hotel is quiet and peaceful as well as beautiful, so being there feels like a pleasant retreat. It really helps to calm the nerves if you have been in the lowland cities of India. The food is really quite good. Meals were Rs. 350 each. The rooms are very cozy if lacking in luxury. The place is definitely "worn" and the amenities such as tv are not the best. Don't believe the review about the hot water - there is always hot water although you may need to let the faucet run for some time before it appears. Transportation to and from the airport is provided. The staff were all very friendly and nice. I booked this hotel through my Indian travel partner, Leisure Tours of Central India. I would recommend this outfit because they are very helpful and professional.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
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New York City, New York
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62 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2011

This hotel is a bit away (2 km) from the city market, which is quite inconvenient in Leh.

The staff is courteous and polite but the manager is shady and will only offer options of sight-seeing which entail higher costs. There is hot water only for a short duration in the day, during morning and evening. The food was very nice and authentic.

The rooms are extremely basic. There is not much else other than 2 twin beds joined together.

Since this was a last minute travel decision, I started calling up all the Leh hotels in descending order of rating on tripadvisor and finally landed availability here. Moved out of here after 1 day itself, and was glad I didn't stay longer. The manager made some fuss about us checking out late and finally had to relent.

Only advantage was meeting some interesting travelers whom we interacted with.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bangalore, India
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2010

A plush hotel serenely located in the heart of the calm city of Leh with breathtaking view of the Himalayan ranges! We stayed in the pent house and would recommend it for anybody travelling to leh in the near future!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Mumbai, India
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Reviewed 17 June 2010

We were 20 of us friends and family who traveled to Leh from 1st may 2010 to 7th may 2010. The Hotel rooms are clean. The garden outside is lovely and has the best scenic view. The hotel is away from the hustle bustle and yet close to the market. The hotel gives free transfer to market by its own private car. The food (buffet) is very good. Value for money. Shall stay back in this hotel whenever will visit leh again.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Shambhala

Property: Hotel Shambhala
Address: Skara near zorawar fort | near zorawar fort, Leh 194101, India
Region: India > Jammu and Kashmir > Ladakh > Leh District > Leh
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 75 Hotels in Leh
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,394 - ₹ 8,091
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Shambhala 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Shambhala provides a most conducive spot for you to take a break from your busy days and enjoy your holiday in Ladakh. The city center is merely 1.5 km away and the airport can be reached within 10 minutes. A haven of rest and relaxation, the hotel will offer total just minutes away from the city's numerous attractions.At The Shambhala, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides all the modern amenities like satellite/cable TV, ironing facilities, television, internet access – wireless (complimentary),business centre,STD/ISD,Intercom service,etc ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Welcomheritage Shambha La Leh
Hotel Shambhala Leh, Ladakh

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