This wasn’t the best hotel we stayed. It was a modest, ordinary place. I cannot compare it to other Shigatse hotels, though. We had our dinner out of the hotel, but the following day we had a buffet breakfast here. It was OK. You can choose this hotel if you don’t expect too much comfort.
We stayed at Sakya Hotel in Sakya. I was ill and was unable to go anywhere so I spent a lot of time in my room at the hotel. It was actually quite comfortable with 2 single beds, a semi sitting room, a TV (with no English channels), kettle and complete bathroom.
Once again the water doesn't come on until a certain time but once it did it's heaven to have your first bath in 4 weeks, especially when you're sick.
I believe that there are only a few options in Sakya to stay, but I'd definitely recommend it to anyone visiting. The only con: it's directly across the road from a public DVD showing facility. Very loud!!
We stayed at Gyangyan Hotel which is located just across from the Monastery and is within very easy walking distance from the main streets, shops, internet cafes, markets and other sites.
The rooms are comfortable and clean with the usual attached bathroom with limited hot water. We had a view over the street and market and monastery so it was all in all a pleasant place to stay!!
Qomolongma Friendship Hotel is very conveniently located, close to the Tachilhunpo Monastery. Besides that, it is a very comfortable place to stay with new and well-equiped rooms. The most comfortable place I stayed in in Tibet.
Great Hotel! Staff is very friendly and speak English. Staff also very knowledgeable with area and recommendations. This hotel is owned by the same group that own the Yak Hotel in Lhasa. If you stay at the Yak in Lhasa (which I strongly recommend), you can make arrangements with them for your stay at the Manasarovar. It is very convenient and you can leave a number of your bags at the Yak for no charge.
The lobby is beautiful as well as the rooms. All western plumbing in bathrooms from what I saw. The hotel is a little bit out of the way but worth having to take a taxi to places around Shigatse.
Update 2013: they now have 5 laptop computer stations in the lobby along with free wifi in the lobby. The hotel is considered a 2 star hotel for some reason but the only place I would stay.
The Holy Land Hotel is conviently located, in walking distance of the market, the postoffice and the monastery.
It has the radiance of a large, upperclass and expensive hotel. But if you look closer you will see for example the business room is not used for quit a while. And the rooms are not very sound-proof, barking dogs in the streets kept us awake a large part of the night.
When we returned from the restaurant a few ladies were waiting to give massages (against a certain fee ofcourse). But when nobody accepted, they called a lot of our group around 23:30 on the phone; want a massage now??
This is something i really hate, you are just into the first deep sleep and the phone rings....
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