I booked this hotel with some trepidation, seeing that there were not that many reviews. This hotel surpassed my expectations and I would recommend it. I was told by a guide that you can get similar rooms in good hotels for cheaper than what we paid, but I was happy with what we had and believed it was reasonably good value.
The decor is Tibetan-style with lovely rooms (trying to dig through some pix where we're not in them...). The beds were low mattresses on the ground and heat is very sufficient (heater in the form of a giant painting) with heated mattresses. Location was right around the old town (~5 mins walk), with breakfast places around the corner.
Disadvantages of the hotel I can think of are the lack of elevators (obvious given the style of building) - by the time you got to 2/F or 3/F you were quite out of breath given the high altitude. I also saw several small bugs on my pillows, which I think is fairly normal for decor/environment of this type. Bathroom was surprisingly modern given the decor and hot water was good.
- Also Known As:
- Shambala Ranch Hotel Shangri-La County, China - Yunnan