Photo of Stok Palace

“Built in 1820, Stok Palace is still the abode of the remaining Namgyal dynasty. Now open to the public it houses a fascinating museum filled with family heirlooms. Rooms are decorated with authentic Ladakhi furnishings including hand painted mandala paintings. One of a kind. ”

“Built in 1820, Stok Palace is still the abode of the remaining Namgyal dynasty. Now open to the public it houses a fascinating museum filled with family heirlooms. Rooms are decorated with authentic Ladakhi furnishings including hand painted mandala paintings. One of a kind. ”

Hotel Review

A stay amidst history. As you approach the minuscule village of Stok the palace rises loftily out of the countryside. It seems quite inconceivable that this is home for the night. Still the residence of Ladakh's Royal Family, it looks much older than its 200 years, built in the style of the millennia old monasteries. Navigate the creaking corridors, duck under an ornate doorway into your room. Decorated in a traditional Ladakhi style (which does mean small windows) they feature large beds, colourful mandala paintings and surprisingly modern bathrooms. The Queen's Room is particularly regal. Everything in Stok Palace is authentic (besides the bathrooms perhaps) right down to the open plan kitchen lined with copper pots and complete with wood-burner. Not everyone's cup of tea but if you are interested in heritage or simply want something different, then Stok Palace provides an utterly unique stay.
Recommended for
  • Romantic Break
  • Experience something different, together. A stay here would add a touch of adventure to a couples' getaway.
  • Hideaway
  • A historic hideaway with pristine rural surrounds.
 

Written by Megan Lambert

Recommended For

  • Romantic Break
  • Experience something different, together. A stay here would add a touch of adventure to a couples' getaway.
  • Great walks
  • There are some beautiful walking routes, across the Indus River, leaving directly from the property.
  • Learning
  • About Buddhism at Stok Monastery. Make sure to go for the morning meditation.
  • Cooking classes
  • See how it is done in the traditional, open plan, Ladakhi kitchen.
  • Hideaway
  • A historic hideaway with pristine rural surrounds.
  • No restaurant
  • Delicious Ladakhi, Tibetan and Indian dishes are prepared daily.
  • Owner managed
  • Full of character
  • Intimate
  • Four poster beds
  • Antiques
  • Historic
  • Artworks

Facilities

  • No restaurant
  • Delicious Ladakhi, Tibetan and Indian dishes are prepared daily.
  • Not suitable for disabled guests
  • No pets
  • Parking
  • Four poster beds
  • Sitting Room

Activities

  • Great walks
  • There are some beautiful walking routes, across the Indus River, leaving directly from the property.
  • Learning
  • About Buddhism at Stok Monastery. Make sure to go for the morning meditation.
  • Cooking classes
  • See how it is done in the traditional, open plan, Ladakhi kitchen.

Map & Location

What's Nearby

Browse more hotels nearby