House of Shambhala

Lhasa | First Class

A colourful courtyard hotel in typical Tibetan style, House of Shambhala offers vibrant, cosy accommodation in Lhasa’s famous Barkhor district around Jokhang Temple. Located in a quiet alleyway off the main drag, this individual boutique has the best of both worlds in terms of convenient access to Lhasa’s sights and somewhere peaceful to return to at the end of the day.

Each guestroom is different, designed to accentuate the various spaces within this rambling building. Ranging from an extra-large family suite to bijou doubles perfect for couples, every room feels welcoming and homely. Bright red, sunset and terracotta tinted walls are adorned with an assortment of bold rugs, wall hangings, paintings and decorative mirrors, lit with warm, amber lamplight. Rough-cut wooden furniture, polished by years of use, complement exposed beams and floorboards, which in turn are softened by the translucent voile curtains separating the space. Plenty of interesting trinkets and furnishings bring out that feeling of character and, in keeping with the overall décor, the bathrooms are cosy and quirky.

Despite its somewhat old-fashioned feel, there are plenty of the usual mod cons, including WiFi throughout. A bright courtyard and airy terrace offer ideal outdoor spaces for stealing a few peaceful moments or having an al fresco drink. Enjoy a range of local and international dishes at the terrace restaurant, glimpsing the Potala Palace across the rooftops, as you plan your sightseeing for the following day.

We Say
A cool and quirky boutique where every rooms has its own distinct character.


No. 7 Jiri 2nd Alley, Lhasa


  • Your Accommodation
    • 12 rooms & suites
    • First Class room amenities
  • Eating & Drinking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
  • Leisure & Relaxation
    • Roof terrace
    • Courtyard garden
    • Lounge

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