We arrived in the early evening after a long trip and some good sightseeing on the way up from Lijiang. At over 3500m the altitude means, if you live at sea level like we do, that the climb to you room, we were on the 4th floor, is literally "breathtaking".
The views from the room were spectacular, and with autumn evening sun and leaves turning, it was exceptionally photogenic.
On arrival you are registers in the main lounge next to a lovely wood burning stove and given hot ginger tea. fortunately your bags are carried up to you room as the stairs are steep and as said the climb is breathtaking. The rooms are of reasonable size and well appointed with nice comfortable beds.
Located only a short walk from the Songsam temple, its easy to reach for the "must do visit". There are a lot of steps so take it easy and remember the temple closes at 19:00.
The dinning room in the hotel is about the only place to eat, and its nicely set up. Food was OK, nothing special but filled the gap. Breakfast was good with a nice selection and the local Yunan coffee was delicious.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Songtsam Lodge at Shangri-la (Songtsam Lvgu Hotel) is the flagship lodge of Songtsam Lodges - a series of luxury boutique lodges built in pristine and beautiful locations in Yunnan.Songtsam Shangri-la (3,280m) is situated right next to the Songzanlin Monastery, the largest Tibetan monastery in Yunnan province. The lodge is housed in a traditional Tibetan dwelling within this typical, self-sufficient Tibetan farming village where the founder of Songtsam, Baima Dorjie, spent his childhood. Songtsam Shangro-la has hosted thousands of intrepid travelers from all over the world in the past 10 years. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Songtsam Hotel Shangri La County
- Songtsam Shangri-La (Lugu) Hotel Shangri-La County, China - Yunnan