Shangbala Hotel is a wonderful hotel for those looking to be in the heart of the old Tibetan quarter of Lhasa. while their rooms are very standard, but the location is superb -- a few steps to Jokang Temple, and a nice amble to the local market.
Shangbala means "Shangri-la" in Tibetan dialect. There are 100 well-appointed guest rooms. All with TV set, telephone, mini bar, private bath and shower. Besides, there are elevator, meeting room, sauna, business center, Chinese and western restaurants.
Distance from Lhasa Airport: 80km
Distance from Lhasa Railway: 15km