Songtsam Shangri-La is housed in a traditional Tibetan dwelling and situated next to Songzanlin Monastery, the largest Tibetan monastery in Yunnan. The 75 rooms and suites have all been decorated in a traditional Tibetan style using antique furniture and traditional Tibetan carpets and some of the features are hand-made, such as the copper sinks in the bathrooms.
There is a cosy restaurant serving traditional Tibetan cuisine as well as Western food cooked using local ingredients to create a real fusion of flavours. The restaurant is organic and is supplied by many of the surrounding villages. The rooftop terrace boasts wonderful views of the lake and monastery or relax in the courtyard with its pretty garden and pond. Additional leisure facilities include a sauna, hammam, Turkish steam bath and massage.
Why we like it
Going off the beaten track on your holiday to China can often mean you have to compromise on comfort but at Songtsam lodges that is not the case. At Songtsam Shangri La you can experience comfort and wonderful hospitality in a stunning yet remote location.