Wutse Gran Hotel Shigatse
Sichuan South Road, Xigaze, China
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Wutse Gran Hotel Shigatse Xigaze Reviews
out of the centre but clean and spacious Jul 18, 2010
The Wutse hotel in Xigatse was one of the better hotels I staid in on my Tibet trip. Though the location could be better.
The Wutse hotel is located south of the center and too far a walk (estimate between 30 minutes and 1 hour) from the monastery and old Tibetan Quarter. However a taxi to and from the center sets you back about 10RMB so the distance isn't too much of a problem after all.
The hotel looks clean and inviting with a pleasant Tibetan style lobby. The rooms are laid out over 3 floors but there is no elevator which is not that pleasant at an altitute of of 3,840 metres. A mere walk upon the stairs to the 2nd floor left me breathless.
There appears to be a nice swimming pool in the back yard, though unfortunately it didn't have any water in it.
The room I received was bright, clean and spacious with soft beds (rare for Tibet) and all necessary comforts for a 3-star hotel. Even the A/C was functioning well. However some of the power plugs were located on the weiredest places (like high up the wall) which made charging batteries quite a challenge.
The bathroom was small but relatively clean but there was no water at all coming from the tap! Upon reporting the problem, the reception staff immediately sent for someone to check it and 10 minutes later we had nice warm running water with more than sufficient power to shower.
As we came with a rather large group, breakfast was served in a separate function room. Though not buffet, there was ample sellection of freshly made toast, omelet, tomatoes, jam, pancakes and fresh water mellon. And the waitress filled up the tea and coffee cups after every sip.
We only staid here one night before continuing to Tingri, but for me the hotel was pleasant enough to endure a longer stay too.
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