Which Hotels in Lhasa Are Available in Winter
If you are thinking of planning a trip to Tibet, but your budget is not as high as you would like, then you do have an option for making the trip at one of the best times of year for budget tours of the region. Winter, which runs from November to the middle of February, is the ideal time to travel to Lhasa for a tour, and the low season can often give you a better deal than you would expect.
The low season in Tibet often sees very few tourists entering the capital, which means that many of the hotels are offering large discounts for their rooms, giving you the opportunity to get a good room in a great hotel for a lot less. Here we have a guide for winter hotels in Lhasa for all levels, so that even a budget traveler can sometimes find a good deal for the better hotels.
5-star Luxury Hotels in Lhasa in Winter
The St.Regis Lhasa Resort
St. Regis is located on Jiangsu Road, just a short distance from the city center and the Jokhang Temple. A good clean hotel with excellent services, including free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, satellite TV, en-suite bathrooms with hot running water, and a great steam spa. The restaurant offers a range of Sichuan, Cantonese, Nepalese, and Tibetan cuisines, and the wine bar has a wide range of local and international wines, spirits, and beers. The hotel has a traditional Tibetan décor in both lobby and rooms. Prices in winter range from as little as 104 US dollars per night. - Learn more of hotels across major tourist regions in Tibet.
Expertly-designed interior in the St.Regis Lhasa Resort
Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa
Located on Norbulingka Road, a short distance from the Potala Palace, the Shangri-La has some of the best amenities, which include free Wi-Fi, pool, spa, air-con with central heating, a great wellness spa and pool, and en-suite bathrooms with bath and shower. The restaurant has a good range of both Asian and western cuisines, and the hotel is fully wheelchair accessible. Prices for the winter months range from as low as just US$95 per night.
The Shangri-La has some of the best amenities.
InterContinental Lhasa Paradise
The InterContinental in Lhasa is a delightful five-star hotel that has more than 400 rooms, all with in-room central oxygen outlets. However, it’s not close to the Jokhang Temple and Potala Palace, the hotel is located on Jiangsu Avenue, just 3km from the city center. Facilities include free Wi-Fi, air-con with central heating, a gym, concierge service, bathtubs with overhead shower heads, and English speaking staff. Winter prices range from around 139 S dollars per night.
The InterContinental in Lhasa is a delightful five-star hotel.
Songtsam Choskyi Linka Lhasa
Also known as the Songtsam Retreat Hotel, this beautiful hotel is the most stylish in Lhasa. With 50 rooms set in nine wood and stone villas, with en-suite bathrooms with showers and baths, this is luxury defined in Lhasa. Located to the south of the Lhasa River, in the Cijiaolin Cultural Tourism Creative Park, it is 6km from the city center. However, the unique restaurant not only offers Tibetan and Chinese cuisine, but has a range of French Provençal cuisine and an amazing wine cellar. Prices in the winter range from around 138 US dollars per night.
Songtsam Choskyi Linka Hotel is the most stylish in Lhasa
Best Value 4-star Hotels in Lhasa in Winter
Gang-Gyan Lhasa Hotel
Offering good concierge service, with air-con and heating in all suites, the Gang-Gyan Hotel in Lhasa is located on Beijing East Road, close to Barkhor Street and the Jokhang Temple. The rooms are clean and comfortable, with free Wi-Fi and en-suite bathrooms with showers and hot running water 24/7. Decorated in traditional Tibetan style, the hotel does not have its own restaurant, but has a coffee shop with snacks and non-smoking lounges. This is one of the cheaper four-star hotels in Lhasa, with winter prices ranging from just 39 dollars per night. - Find out what to expect for winter tour in Tibet.
The hotel lobby of Gang-Gyan Lhasa hotel
Four Points by Sheraton
The Four Points is one of the best 4-star hotels in Lhasa, located on Bolinka Road just south of the city center. Rooms are contemporary guest rooms in traditional Tibetan décor, and the hotels facilities include free Wi-Fi, air-con, a good wellness spa, excellent concierge services, and access to PC’s for those without a laptop. The restaurant has a good range of Tibetan, Nepalese, and Chinese cuisines, and the prices in the winter months range from as low as just US$95 per night.
The Four Points is one of the best 4-star hotels in Lhasa
Located on Yutuo Road, less than a few hundred meters from the Jokhang Temple, this hotel is very well situated, and has excellent facilities, including wellness spa, free Wi-Fi, and access to a PC. Rooms are comfortable and spacious, with en-suite showers and classic wooden bathtubs, as well as air-conditioning. Classic Tibetan décor lines the inside of the lobby and public areas, while the rooms are modern and stylish. The large restaurant offers a selection of different cuisines. Prices in the low season range from around 168 dollars per night for one of their stunning suites.
Brahmaputra Grand Hotel
Located in Yangcheng Square on Gingbutang Road, the Brahmaputra lies around 4km from the Potala Palace, and around 3km from the Jokhang Temple. Traditional Tibetan architecture and décor is the styling of this museum hotel, with good room facilities, 24-hour hot water, and its own nightclub. Rooms are spacious and comfortable with en-suite bath and free Wi-Fi. Prices in winter range from around US$109 per night.
Brahmaputra Grand Hotel
Jardin Secret Hotel
Located on the Jinzhu West Road, to the west of Norbulingka, this is a good hotel for the price, with comfortable rooms and in-room oxygen, though it is not inclusive. Rooms also include en-suite bathrooms with shower. The small restaurant provides a range of Tibetan and Chinese dishes. Prices are very reasonable, at around 38 dollars per night.
Jardin Secret Hotel is a good hotel for the price.
Distinct Tibetan-style Hotels in Lhasa in Winter
Shambhala Palace Hotel
Located on Xingka Road, a short distance from Jokhang and Potala, the Shambhala Palace has excellent amenities, with 24/7 hot water, and a great spa. Rooms are rustic but clean and comfortable, though there is no elevator. The small restaurant offers Tibetan and Chinese cuisine, and the décor is mostly wood and stone. Prices range from as little as 56 dollars per night, making it a good choice for budget travelers.
Shambhala Palace hotel features distinct Tibetan-style décor and is quite popular amid international tourists.
House Of Shambhala
A popular budget choice with rooms ranging from around 80 dollars per night, the House of Shambhala is styled with traditional Tibetan décor inside and out, using wood and bare stone as the main features. Wi-Fi is available in some rooms, and there is a neat family room for those with kids. The hotel has air-con throughout, and the small café/resto caters to Tibetan, Chinese, and some western tastes.
House Of Shambhala
A quaint local hotel with intricate Tibetan Buddhist décor, the Shangbala lies on Danjielin Road, just a short walk from Barkhor Street, with the Potala just 2km away. The hotel has 70 well-equipped rooms with en-suite bathrooms and mini-bar. Two restaurants offer Chinese and western cuisines, and the prices start from around 51 US dollars per night.
The Shangbala lies on Danjielin Road.
Tashi Nota Khangsang Hotel
A nice 4-star standard hotel on Lingkor Road, around 2km from both the Jokhang Temple and Potala Palace, this comfortable hotel with 99 rooms and 24-hour hot water service. The restaurant serves a variety of local and international dishes, and the traditional Tibetan teahouse is a must-visit. Prices range from 47 dollars per night, making it a good value hotel for budget travelers.
Tashi Nota Khangsang Hotel is a good value hotel.
Budget-Friendly Hotels in Lhasa in Winter
Tashi Choeta Boutique Hotel
With four floors of rooms set around a central courtyard, the hotel is very Tibetan, with fresh and clean rooms that have private bathrooms with showers. The ground-floor restaurant offers Tibetan, Chinese, and Nepalese cuisines, and the central location, on Jiri Lane is delightfully close to the city center, just .7km from the Jokhang Temple. Prices range from just 38 dollars per night for this cheap but clean hotel.
You may even order dishes and have it at Tashi Choeta Boutique Hotel’s lobby
One of the coolest hotels in Lhasa, the Yak Hotel, just a five-minute walk from the center of the city on East Beijing Road, has hot water 24/7 and a wide range of good amenities for a budget hotel. Rooms come as double and twin rooms or dorm rooms for up to six, which makes it ideal for budget travelers. The restaurant has a wide range of both local and international dishes. Prices start at around 29 dollars per person.
One of the coolest hotels in Lhasa
Lhasa Manasarovar Hotel
With 180 guestrooms including presidential suites, deluxe Tibetan suites, and standard rooms, the Manasarovar Hotel is located on Yangcheng Plaza, around 2km from Jokhang Temple. The restaurant on the first floor serves Chinese and Western food, and a coffeehouse and a teahouse can be found on the second floor. Rooms are clean and have free internet access on the first two floors only. Room prices range from just 40 dollars per night.
Lhasa Manasarovar Hotel
Located around 11 minutes drive from downtown Lhasa, just over 1km from the Jokhang Temple, the Dekang Hotel is a great budget hotel with good amenities for the price. Free toiletries and slippers are available in all en-suite bathrooms, and all rooms have air-con. Prices range from around 38 dollars per night, though there is no on-site restaurant.
The Dekang Hotel is a great budget hotel
Named after the nearby river, the Kyichu Hotel is conveniently located mid-way between the Jokhang Temple and Potala Palace, on Beijing East Road. The restaurant is also named as one of the best in Lhasa. With 52 spacious and clean rooms, with private bathrooms with hot water 24/7, this quaint Tibetan hotel is a great pale to stay for just 60 dollars per night.
Kyichu hotel is also named as one of the best in Lhasa.
With so many places to stay in Lhasa in the winter months, you really are spoiled for choice. Whether you opt for the winter prices of the great five-star hotels or choose to save even more on the budget hotels to bump up your spending money and make the trip cheaper, you cannot go wrong with a trip to Lhasa in the winter months from November to February.