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St Regis Lhasa
Why we like it
- One of Lhasa's most luxurious hotels
- Several spa and fitness options perfect for relaxing
- Rooms and suites afford beautiful views
Whilst Lhasa's sights are fairly spread out, the hotel has a good central location, and is within walking distance from Potala Palace and Sera Monastery.
Our A&K representative Victoria Smith (Vicky) was excellent from start to finish
With no doubt one of the most exotic locations in the world, the St. Regis Lhasa lies 3,680m above sea level in Tibet's capital and provides one of the city's most luxurious bases. The hotel has 122 rooms, 28 private villas and 12 large suites which have fantastic views over the surrounding landscape. The décor is simple, making use of neutral colours and wood.
The St. Regis has five dining/bar options including restaurants serving Tibetan, Chinese and International cuisine, a café serving baked goods and desserts and an intimate wine bar. The spa, meditation garden and tea room offer respite after sightseeing, and there is a fitness centre as well as a yoga and pilates room. The rooms feature modern amenities including Bose stereos and there is internet access throughout the hotel. The property also offers first class service; from 24-hour room service and valet parking to St. Regis' signature Butler Service, the staff will do all they can to make your stay pleasurable.
Best time to be there
The severe climatic conditions and great discrepancy in daily and seasonal temperatures are due mainly to the high altitude. Mid-spring, summer and early autumn get rather warm. Early spring gets cold, especially in the mornings and at night. A similar climatic situation applies to the late autumn and winter months.
Lahasa via Chengdu, China or Kathmandu, Nepal
2 hours from Chengdu or 1 hour 5 minutes from Kathmandu
GMT +7 hours
Visa required for UK passport holders
Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
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Suggested itineraries in Tibet
Nights: 10 | from £4,945pp
Tibet feels like a real-life Shangri-La, a time-warp realm hid-den in the Himalaya and swirled by incense and an air of mystery. In ten days you can explore its palaces, monaster-ies and backstreets, as well as adding quick visits to two of China’s greatest cities.