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 Jokhang Temple and a nice amble to the local market.
Shangbala means "Shangri-la" in the Tibetan dialect. There are 100 well-appointed guest rooms. All with a TV set, telephone, mini-bar, private bath, and shower. Besides, there are an elevator, meeting room, sauna, business center, Chinese and western restaurants.
Distance from Lhasa Airport: 80km
Distance from Lhasa Railway: 15km