Gyantse Hotel, Gyantze, Tibet, China
No. 2 Shanghai East Road, Gyangze, China
Gyantse Hotel, Gyantze, Tibet, China Gyangze Reviews
Clean and comfortable Jul 17, 2010
After the lack of hygene in our Lhasa hotel, I was worried what accommodation to find outside the capital, but the Gyantse hotel was a pleasant surprise.
The Gyantse is located in a courtyard in the city centre, just around the corner from the main shopping street. Still it was rather hard to locate because of road construction works going on in the street right in front of the hotel. It took several drive by's to reach the entrance.
Walking into the hotel, I was pleasantly surprised by the invitingly spacious and colorful lobby. The equally spacious breakfast/dinging room is right next to the reception and has lovely murals.
According to the hotel's brochure available at reception there are Western and Tibetan style rooms. We were given a modest western style room on the ground floor.
Our modest sized twin room was quiet with a nice view towards the tranquil back yard and the fortress overlookig the city. The room was well cleaned compared to our Lhasa accommodation and apart from the kettle/waterboiler and TV, there was a portable heater to warm up the chilly night.
The bathroom was clean and convenient with a bath tub annex shower. However it took a very long time to get hot water out of the tab. I was about to fill the bath tub with warm water from the kettle when after about 15 minutes the tab finally began to distribute nicely warm water.
The breakfast is a large buffet with Chinese dishes and a fair selection of continental food. The cornflakes were way too hard and the bread stale but the eggs and pancakes were excellent. I learned already over the course of this trip to be happy with ANY type of western breakfast, so I was pleasantly surprised by the variety here.
In general, an okay tourist class hotel to spend a night while on tour.
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Sep 30, 2007
The hotel is set back from the street, after you go through the entrance, there is a big parking lot, then the hotel itself is there. This is a decent hotel, with electric kettle for tea in the room. Everything was in good working condition, except they did not have internet access at the hotel itself. The business center is an internet cafe just outside the entrance of the hotel, however, it was closed. The restaurant had big murals of mountain scenes, one side of the wall had many (supposedly 100 or so) horses. Dinner was buffet style.
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