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Yak Hotel: "Lhasa's Jewel" Tibet Hotel Tip by itrek

Tibet Hotels: 39 reviews and 48 photos

  Breakfast with Potala Palace view
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  • Breakfast with Potala Palace view - Tibet
      Breakfast with Potala Palace view
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  • The street that runs in front of Yak entrance - Tibet
      The street that runs in front of Yak entrance
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Though called a hotel, I would rate it "guest house". First of all, the location is great. It is situated in Bakhor Area, the traditional and the oldest area of Lhasa, right next to Jokhung Palace and its neighbouring colourful market. A 15 minutes walk will take you to Potala Palace. The room rates included a substantial breakfast which was served on the roof top terrace and the view of Potala Palace was magnificent (reminded me of Istanbul where every little hotel has such a terrace). Do not forget your camera when go for breakfast. Yak was slightly more expensive than the nearby hotels, and while still being on the budget side, it is much cleaner and frendlier than other places in the area. In 2006 we paid around 20 USD per person per night (incl. breakfast for 2). There were better and more expensive rooms than ours in the hotel, as well as cheaper rooms too, so they seemed to cater for all types of travellers. A very useful notice board in the courtyard.

Unique Qualities: It is a much better option than nearby Banak Shol, Kirey and Snowland hotels.

Address: 100 Beijing Dong Lu, Lhasa
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: 5 minutes walk from Jokhung Palace.
Phone: (0891) 632 3496
Price: US$20-40
Theme: Pension/Guesthouse

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 12, 2007
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