Its very near to Leh Market and this is a big plus. The hotel owner and staff were very good. We had to catch a flight early in the morning (around 7AM) and the cab they booked the previous day did not arrive. So, the reception guy worked hard and found a taxi at 5AM for us. This was really helpful.
The following are the negative aspects for me:
1. The Hotel is very old and the room environment was not so good.
2. We got the room facing the roadside. As the room has only glass wall /full window towards road side with curtains, there was lot of light coming from outside till late night. Also, lot of disturbance because of vehicle movement in the night.
I'm just going to go blunt here and suggest you NOT to book your stay at this hotel, unless it is your only option.
Things I did not like about this place:
1. Highly unprofessional staff- I found most of the staff that I interacted with rude/unprofessional. One bluntly refused to help me when some flights were cancelled, and there was no internet, and I asked for any local airline/airport contact numbers. Mostly, when I would ask them to let me know if the wifi was working that time, they would redirect me or ask me to check for myself. They were all mostly found engrossed watching the television, oblivious to the customers and/or singing out bollywood songs at the top of their voice walking through the hotel. A lot of times, I found myself standing, waiting for the staff to peel their eyes off the TV/ their smartphones and attend to me. Basically, no professionalism at all. I never felt like I was paying to stay here, or that this was a business being run. There were only 2 exceptions to this, which I will mention later.
2. The WIFI issues- Now the good thing is that the hotel does not seem to enlist WIFI in its amenities, which is impressively honest, because you actually do not have wifi in this hotel. There is 1 corner of the foyer, right outside the hotel owner's office where you can sit and try to catch some spare wifi going off his office router. If you get to use it, consider it a gift and be thankful. The internet connectivity in all of Leh was a huge problem during my stay, for which, noone can be blamed. But when you're going days waiting for wifi/internet to start working in any cybercafes, and then you are told by the staff that you can't use wifi even though it has started working, because the boss (hotel owner) has simply decided to switch it off on his way out of his office, IT IS ANNOYING. You might spend a lot of time running to the corner, waiting and checking for wifi.
3) Room Service- There was no intercoms in both of the rooms that I stayed in. It is strange that they have listed that as an amenity. The only way you can get room service is by coming down to the reception and placing an order. The other but very futile way is to call out for attention from the room/ stairs, because most likely, the staff is going to not hear you or ignore you (witnessed this twice).
4) Food- I only ate here twice, because I learn quickly. First day's order was the Indian breakfast, which was not good, plus I had to call out twice to give me the complete platter. Next morning, I asked for some basic buttered toast, and I got cold bread slices with butter slapped between them. On pointing it out, I was told that the toast got cold on the way from the kitchen, since it's so cold (I must look really stupid, because the temperature out was almost 30 C and I was sitting right outside the kitchen). Rest my case.
5) Amenities- Toiletries: They have listed that in their amenities. Let me expound. They are talking about a small bar of soap. There is nothing else. Not even toilet paper. TV: Very very small old tube Tvs. Power backup: The generator has to be manually switched on by the staff, so on some occasions, I found myself having to go and ask them to do it, after having waited for 10 minutes. At times, I was told that there is some problem with the generator so it can't be turned on.
What I did like:
1. Location- The location is good for eating out, meeting people, finding travel agencies, finding taxis.
2. A couple of people- The owner, is a friendly gentlemen, who I am sure can be very helpful to plan your travels, or in case of any need. The second person, is Mr. Ghulam Hussain, who is probably THE ONLY staff member you can expect to be responsible, reliable and professional. He went out of his way on a couple of occasions to help me find a cab or to find a specific shop.
If you are looking for a cheap place to stay at, I beg you to reach out and find one of the MANY homestays available at Leh. Google them and you will find plenty! These homestays come in all ranges, with basic bedrooms and shared bathrooms to completely segregated individual, almost suite-like rooms with attached bathrooms. A lot of them have full wifi coverage and will happily provide you with breakfast too! Some call themselves guesthouses and are still way better than this hotel.
If you want the amenities of a proper hotel, please oh please go for a proper hotel. There are many listed all over the internet and MMT. This one will not be able to serve you as one, I can almost assure you.
The one and ONLY saving grace of this hotel is its location. It is walking distance from the main market area and very close to Gesmo, Lamayuru, Chopsticks, The Tibet Kitchen etc. But even then, I would suggest you look out for the MANY MANY other hotels available around it, which might/might not be listed on MMT.
Do more research than I did.
My self and my wife traveled Leh Ladakh on June 2015, and Stayed at Hotel TSOMORI
At Fort Road, Leh. Near Leh Market area. Mr. Ajaz Radhu is a Excellent man and the staffs of the hotel are also very co-operative.
First, I must say during Leh Ladakh travel You can get every services and help
Under one roof and ie Hotel TSOMORI & TSOMORI TOURS & TRAVELS.
We stayed there for four nights and Mr. Ajaz Radhu arranged for us everything from
Hotel Stay, Local Sightseeing, Nubra Valley Tour, Tent Stay at Nubra ( K2, the nice one),
to Pangong Tour at a very reasonable price. The Hotel got its own Restaurant
(Multi choice of foods for both Indian & foreigner )
One incident I must say Mr. Radhu has arranged tour for Nubra Valley and stay at
K2 Tent accommodation at Nubra, Next day while back to leh, after visiting Nubra
It was a few kms from Nubra our Driver got a massage the Khardungla Pass is blocked
Due to last night unexpected snowfall. Our driver immediately talkedwith Mr. Radhu
At Leh , and after discussed driver diverted the car toward Pangong Lake, although
It was a little tough journey but in the noon we reached the Pangong Lake, and after
Visiting Pangong Lake we back to our Leh hotel in the evening.
Mr. Ajaz Radhu always meke us goods advice how to keep fit in that area and during
our your by grace of God and with Mr. Radhus advice we were fit and enjoyed the tour.
Hotel TSOMORI is a economy hotel with all modern facilities, Clean, and
Most of all very homely atmosphere.
Finally its our pleasure that we met Mr. Radhus family in a very homely
atmosphere and she offered us food (HALWA), which was excellent.
The only advantage of this hotel is that it is situated right at the start of Fort Road. Therefore, you are very close to Fort Road and Changspa road which are the most popular roads for restaurants, also close to the main market, ATM and Wine Shop. The hotel is very average - old construction, no intercom, very small TVs and Wi-Fi which is limited to one corner of the hotel (which is also available only till 10 PM). Okay if you are planned to stay just 1 night during transit.