"Perfect place to stay in Leh"
Hannes, Vienna, USA
Lha-Ri-Sa Resort is the perfect place for an relaxable and as well adventureous stay in Ladakh. Mr. Motup and his staff are very very friendly, sympathetic and helpful. What is very special about Lha-Ri-Sa Resort is the architecture and atmosphere of this stylish hotel. Rooms are very spacious and roomservice and hot water is available 24h.
Lha-Ri-Sa Resort is the perfect base to explore the nearby monasteries and sites in daytrips as well as more remote places like Nubra Valley, Tsomoriri, ... during more day trips. Mr. Motup and his staff are very helpful in organising these trips, they know the places very well and give great recommandations for activities and accomodation there. Returning from one of the trips back to the Lha-Ri-Sa feels like coming home. We also had a great driver organised by the Lha-Ri-Sa - ask for Mr. Sonam.
Thanks to the Lha-Ri-Sa once more!
"Lovely retreat, wonderful staff..."
Mrs Panda, UK
The Lha-Ri-Sa Resort was a real treasure - simply furnished in traditional Ladakhi styling and the loveliest staff. We stayed either side of a 9 day trek - first stay was 4 nights long and the second stay was 2 nights long.
Rooms are simple and clean - remember this is Ladakh and the definition of 'boutique' may not be as you might expect in a more Western area. Bedding was clean but not the 400 count Egyptian Cotton some might expect.
Ladakh is an amazing place and for us, this hotel was a zone of tranquility, nestled behind poplar trees with views of the mountains peeking through the branches. It is about a 15-20 minute walk into the main bazaar area but it was nice to be away from the hustle and bustle and to be able to relax in peace with the sounds of the Himalayan winds rustling through the trees and prayer flags.
The owner is delightful: utterly charming, friendly and did everything in his power to help us have a comfortable stay.
We would go back in an instant.
"Fantastic base from which to explore Ladakh"
Chris, Inland Waterways|
I traveled with a small tour group to Ladakh, and on the first day of the trip, found that the Dalai Lama was due to speak just outside Leh on the last two days the group was to spend in Ladakh. I wanted to re-jig the arrangements for me for these two days, and separate from the rest of the paid for trip. The hotel owner was fantastically helpful. He was prepared to discuss alternative arrangements, and make suggestions. Then he organised a car and driver for both days; suggested timing for attending and getting a good position; suggested that he or one of his staff would attend with me; and entered into substantial discussions after the teaching. All his staff and family attended the teaching, and the service they provided me for this and in many other respects was always willing and eager to go the extra mile.
The room was very good for the area. It was effectively a suite - lounge, bedroom, and bathroom. The bathroom was geared up for many different cultures and religions - wet room style, with shower, bucket and pail facilities, low level taps for foot washing, and around the toilet. The bedroom and lounge were comfortable. The hotel, though modern, has been built in a manner leaning heavily on Tibetan/Ladakhi architecture. The hotel is adjacent to the owner's (very large) house, which contains a prayer room used by guests and staff. The site is quite constrained - there is the rooms, laid out in two levels in a courtyard fashion, the owners house, and an impressive entrance, within a driveway that feels fairly constrained. There is a treehouse lounge which provides a nice area to sit, provided one picks a time that avoids the insects.
I liked the attitude of the owner and staff - friendly, helpful and willing. There was only one minor quibble - the fastenings of the blinds in many of the rooms were difficult to use, rendering the blinds difficult to adjust. The hotel is a good one, but this has to be taken in context - it is very good for the area; but does have some difficulties because of its location. For instance, there were i