Where to Stay
While a tour to the Potala Palace only involves an hour of your day, there are many other attractions in Lhasa that may have you consider staying for a few more days. For the best accommodation options, with matching views of the Potala Palace , consider these on this list:
1) St. Regis Lhasa Resort
This 5-star hotel in the heart of Lhasa has everything you can ever want in a hotel – and more. St. Regis features enormous rooms, spacious bathrooms, free high-speed internet, and efficient room service. A restaurant and bar/lounge can be found inside the hotel too. If you wish to remain trim for your entire stay in Tibet, the hotel’s fitness center and swimming pool will keep you in shape.
Address: No.22 Jiangsu Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa
2) Jardin Secret Palace
Lhasa’s best-kept secret is already out in the open! The 4-star Jardin Secret Palace, located in the heart of the city, is a prime choice amongst tourists because of its proximity to the Potala Palace. Accessibility aside, the hotel’s magnificent rooms and other facilities make it one of the best luxury hotels in the region. Room rates start at USD 311 a night.
Address: No.60 Jinzhu West Road, Lhasa
3) Lhasa Hotel
Lhasa Hotel is a 4-star hotel with big, clean rooms and efficient customer service. Located 2.4 mi away from the Potala Palace, one of the selling points of this hotel is its position: elevated 2.2 mi from sea level. With this altitude, Lhasa Hotel is one of the best places to enjoy the magnificent views of the Tibetan mountains. While its amenities are not as grand as what you would expect in hotels in first-class cities, the hotel is considered a gem in Lhasa. Room rates start at USD 258 a night.
Address: No.1 Minzu Middle Road, Lhasa
4) Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa
If you are looking for the best value hotel for your money, then Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa should be at the top of your list. This 3 ½-star hotel features beautiful facilities, including cozy rooms, suite rooms, room service and a free internet connection. With its comprehensive business center, it comes as no surprise why Four Points is the favorite of most tourists and business travelers. Room rates start at USD 116 a night.
Address: No.5 Section 1, Linkuo East Road, Lhasa
5) Shambhala Palace
When it comes to affordability, nothing beats the amenities and facilities of the colorful Shambhala Palace. The simple Tibetan-style lodges will treat you to the vibrant culture of Lhasa. The rooms are spacious with firm beds; and most suites provide spectacular views of the Potala Palace. If you can’t afford 5-star luxury, Shambhala Palace is a great option – for half the price. Room rates start at USD 66 a night.
Address: No.16 Taibeng Gang Wengdui Xingka Sangdong Yuan, Lhasa
Savor the majesty of Potala one section at a time. Relish the smell of incense filling the air, and get mesmerized by the glow of yak butter candles illuminating the cultural treasures. Tap into the past as you walk where Dalai Lamas and Tibetan kings had once walked. For many, a tour to and within the Potala Palace encompasses the Tibetan travel experience they won’t soon forget. It shouldn’t be any different for you.