Yarlung River Hotel

Tsetang | Standard

The Yarlung River Hotel, also known as Yalonghe, provides simple, spacious accommodation in the heart of Tsetang. Nestling in the rugged, mountainous landscape and known as the cradle of Tibetan civilisation, this modest town is the fourth largest in Tibet and has the weighty atmosphere of an administrative centre and the lingering feel of past grandeur, along with temples and ancient ruins to explore.

The Yarlung River’s exterior has the blank slate feel of many similarly sized hotels, and the bright and spacious interiors are decorated in contemporary Chinese style. An open-plan lobby welcomes you in with traditional reds and golds, elaborate chandeliers and a curved staircase leading to the upper floors. The guestrooms are modest and a little worn in places, but provide private, welcoming spaces to lay your head at the end of the day. The large beds are reported to be on the firm side, which will suit some more than others, and the en-suites offer simple, Western-style facilities. Floor to ceiling windows bring in plenty of natural light, and well-placed lamps provide a warm amber glow after dark.

A range of Cantonese, Sichuan and Tibetan specialities are available from the buffet restaurant, alongside international dishes, and there is a café area for enjoying a relaxed afternoon cuppa. There is also a gym, karaoke suite, lounge and sauna facilities onsite, allowing you to take your stay at a leisurely pace. However, its central location is certainly the hotel’s star feature, with many of the area’s most well-known sights, including Trandruk Monastery, within gentle wandering distance.

We Say
Contemporary, basic accommodation in a convenient location.


No.18 Hubei Road


  • Your Accommodation
    • 138 rooms & suites
    • Standard room amenities
  • Eating & Drinking
    • Buffet restaurant
    • Coffee bar
  • Leisure & Relaxation
    • Karaoke bar
    • Sauna
    • Fitness facilities
    • Billiards & pool
    • Lobby lounge
    • Fishing

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