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Your China expert, China Highlights, recommends the best hotels, according to our customers' requirements and budgets. The below hotels are listed based on our customers' feedback reporting good service and facilities.
When travelling Tibet, foreign travelers can only stay at hotels like these, which are certificated to receive foreign customers. If you want us to help you book hotels, don't hesitate to tell us your requirements, and we can give you a better deal than Booking.com and Agoda.
If you are particularly worried about altitude sickness, especially if you in the more likely to be affected categories, choose from the hotels that offer free oxygen service listed below for peace of mind.
The Shangri-La is a 5-star top-brand hotel. Its free oxygen bar is always open for customers to reduce their altitude sickness symptoms. You can surf the Internet and lie down on a comfortable sofa there to relax, while you increase your oxygen intake.
The InterContinental Hotel in Lhasa is the only one that offers free oxygen in its rooms. The oxygen system in its rooms operates from 10pm to 6am, so that you can have a good sleep at night. Most Tibet visitors find that they have trouble sleeping due, especially on the first couple of days, due to the lower oxygen content in the air.
There is also a free oxygen bar operating during the day when the room stops offering oxygen.
If you are going to Mt. Everest Base Camp, Shigatse is the best place to stop and take a rest on the way. The Qomo Langzong Hotel is the best hotel in Shigatse, offering free in-room oxygen from 9 pm so that you can have a good sleep.
The Shangri-La Hotel mentioned above actually offers the most rooms with a Potala Palace side view. For other hotels in Lhasa with great views of the Potala, please see below.
St. Regis Resort ranks the first on TripAdvisor among Lhasa hotels. It's well designed with Tibetan culture décor and green plants. There is no free oxygen, but every room is equipped with a pay-to-use oxygen bottle.
The Tashi Nota Khangsang isn't located in the city center, so it's quiet at night. If you don't want to stay near the busy city center, this is good choice for you.
There is a west building that faces the Potala Palace, and offers good views of the palace from its roms. There are family suites and triple rooms. If you are travelling Tibet with family or friends, it's a good choice for keeping your party together.
The Gang Gyan Hotel has many foreign guests, due to its good location, good English spoken by reception staff, and a public Potala Palace viewing balcony on the 4th floor.
It's well located in Lhasa's old town, only 10 minutes' walk from Jokhang Temple. It's a popular great-value hotel.
Xin Din Hotel is well located, about 2.5 km south of the Potala Palace. Other hotels mentioned above only offer side views. Xin Din offers a great view of the front of the Potala Palace from its rooms.
If you want to enjoy the front view of the palace from your room at daytime or night, Xin Din is your best choice.
If you are planning a tour to Tibet and are concerned about the accommodation, we at China Highlights can help you arrange a hotel to best fit your interests and requirements. See our popular customizable Tibet itineraries below for inspiration.
Our tours can be easily tailor-made to suit you, no matter whether you want to adjust the itinerary or change hotels. Or see more Tibet tours.