Qomolangma Hotel, Xegar, TIbet, China
Qomolangma Hotel, Xegar, TIbet, China Reviews
Just close your eyes Jul 19, 2010
Given the very limited choice of accommodation in the New Tingri area, we ended up at the Qomolangma (Everest) Hotel. I wasn't overly impressed with this hotel but as it is probably still one of the better hotels in this area, it's survivable for a just a night passing through.
The Everest hotel is located in a very remote area at the Baiba Township of Tingri in Shegar. Apart from the hotel premises and the rather nice outdoors supply shop right accross the hotel building, the area is very desolated.
We were given a room at the ground floor, which is nice at this altitude seen the fact there are no elevators. We got a triple room at the far end of the corridor. The room itself was very large and spacious and there was a kettle but that pretty much sums up what was positive.
The 3 beds smelled moldy and had rather dirty headboards. The sheets appeared to have been on the bed for ages and slept in, so I used my sleeping bag liner. The wall to wall carpet was stained and hadn't been vacuumed for decades. There was a lot of mold on the walls both in our room and on the walls of the corridors and the public areas.
The tiny bathroom had a rather unpractical lay-out and any adult person would have problems to sit on the toilet, squeezed between the door and the sink. For a bit overweight person this would be a mission impossible.
The bathroom had a shower and bath tub that had seen better times. The shower curtain was all covered in mold and fungi and made me wonder if there wasn't a health risk. However on the plus side, after letting the tab run for several minutes there was nice hot water to shower.
The Tingri area is very cold and I was happy with the extra duvets provided. The temperature in the hotel building including the restaurant was very cold too so I was happy with my fleece sweaters.
The restaurant is large and univiting but the Chinese food ordered and the French fries (thanks for the advice Portia!) were very tasty.
Also breakfast was alright and served to the table: toast, jam, eggs, peanuts and even pancakes.
As this hotel serves to most travelers just as a short stop for a night, one can just close eyes and try not to notice the mold and lack of hygiene.
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Oct 02, 2007
Xegar is not exactly a big town, and selection of lodging was limited.
There was a big window in the stairwell which was blocked by a wall on the outside, interesting why they even had a window there.
The carpet in the room looked old and worn, and the internet bar in the hotel was not working. Hotel restaurant did not have a lot of light and was somewhat dark. For dinner, you would not think to order French Fries (strips of potatoes, fried) here, but actually they were surprisingly good, probably because they were hand cut and fried.
We had private baths in the room, the hot water took a while also to start, but at least we had working plumbing!
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