Over the years tourism has steadily flourished in Tibet with scores of tourists from within China and across the world visiting it every year. The “Forbidden City” of Lhasa is revered by Buddhists from around the globe as a sacred city and is also a place of pilgrimage.
Infrastructure development projects have connected Tibet to mainland China by road, railways and air. For catering to the needs of travelers there has been a spur in the number of luxury hotels. Here is my compilation of 5 star hotels in Tibet.
5 Star Hotels In Tibet
Lhasa Manasarovar Hotel
Lhasa Manasarovar Hotel is located in the eastern part of the city at a distance of 7.5 kilometers from the city center in Lhasa. It was the first 5-star hotel in Tibet and has Tibetan style architecture.
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The hotel offers 180 clean and spacious luxury rooms with amenities like LCD TV, cable TV, internet access, hair dryer, telephone, large single / twin beds and weighing scale. The hotel has a modern business center, fully equipped gym & sauna, conference rooms, private tea rooms and restaurant.
St. Regis Lhasa Resort
The St. Regis Lhasa Resort is located close to Jokhang Temple, famous Potala Palace and Barkhor. The St. Regis Lhasa Resort is an eco friendly 5-star hotel and uses solar & geothermal energy. The hotel has 150 luxury guest rooms and 12 lavish suites with Tibetan style décor. The hotel offers wide range of international world class cuisine including Nepalese, Sichuanese, Cantonese and authentic Tibetan.
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The guest rooms at the hotel offer amenities like 42-inch LCD TV, cable TV, wireless internet access, alarm clock, telephone with voicemail, study area, hair dryer, bath robes, bathtub, electric iron and in-room safe. The hotel has three restaurants and serves delicious handpicked dishes from different cuisines. Si Zi Kang restaurant is renowned for its Tibetan as well as Nepalese cuisine and offers mesmerizing views of the famous Potala Palace.
Guests can enjoy authentic Sichuanese, Cantonese, TanFu and Hunanese delicacies at the Yan Ting restaurant and has the capacity of catering to 138 guests at one time. Social is an all day dining restaurant offering world cuisine. The Drawing Room and Decanter by Haut-Brisson are other fine dining options at the hotel.
Brahmaputra Grand Hotel
Brahmaputra Grand Hotel is an amazing place to stay while you are in Lhasa and is located in Wenjiang District. The hotel provides new world comforts along with exceptional Tibetan hospitality and caters to the needs of vacationers as well as business travelers.
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The hotel has 200 luxurious guest rooms offering amenities like broadband internet, satellite TV, in-room safe, telephone and central air conditioning. The restaurant at the hotel serves Tibetans, Western and Chinese cuisine. The hotel also offers conference facilities with well equipped modern meeting rooms.
Four Points Sheraton Hotel
Located on the banks of Lhasa River is the famous Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Lhasa. The Oxygen restaurant at the hotel offers international cuisine and is famous for its sushi, Australian steak, oysters and fresh hairy crab. The Lobby Lounge at the hotels is an amazing spot to enjoy cocktails, coffee, cakes and freshly prepared pastries.
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The hotel has 102 suites and rooms offering amenities like 32-inches Flat Screen LCD television, high speed internet, DVD player, climate control, in-room safe, electric iron, telephone with voicemail, mini bar, refrigerator and kitchenette.