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Serena Shigar Fort

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Shigar, Skardu, Pakistan (Formerly Shigar Fort Residence)
Serena Shigar Fort
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Ranked #1 of 4 Skardu B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We stayed at the Shigar Fort Serena Residence as a group on October 2014 and it felt like we had entered a completely new world. The scenery, the landscape is literally awesome. Everywhere you looked was a stunning and serene view. The mountains, the foliage, the streams, rivers, fields, sand dunes, it was one beautiful sight after another. The hotel/fort... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My yoga holiday with Aisha Chapra at the Shigar Fort in Skardu was truly the experience of a lifetime. The fort itself is captivating, luxurious, and exquisitely beautiful. The scenery is unmatched; the mountains, the lake and the raw, natural beauty. But what made our trip so special was Aisha herself, the yoga, her presence and company. I - like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Shigar and Khaplu are 2 places in heaven. Rooms are nice and comfortable, the food is good (local balti specialties are delicious, creamy and nutty), the view is gorgeous. In Shigar a little river gives a lot of charm to the whole place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The yoga holiday with Aisha was amazing in itself -- but to have it in the stunning view of the mountains and to be able to go on the extended hikes and to see the diversity of landscape so near by made this trip truly breathtaking. The hotel itself was charming and rustic, but the facilities and service was top... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Staying at Shigar Fort is an experience. Like Khaplu, the restoration work has been amazing and managed to include historical rooms in the Fort, offering all comfort in a charming environment. The gardens and views are unique, and the staff goes at lengths to make the stay comfortable. The Fort is located in a traditional community, offering glimpses of daily... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The Shigar Fort Residence is perfectly at home amid the majestic peaks, gushing streams and fruit laden orchards. The perfectly restored 17th century fortress palace offers hospitality, comfort and cuisine that makes you feel like royalty! You can break your own fruits such as apricots, plums and mulberries straight from the trees in the gardens which are organic and chemicals-free.... More 

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Karachi, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Shigar Fort is a wonderfully restored boutique hotel, with all the modern amenities that would make any visitor comfortable. The rooms are tastefully decorated, with each room having a character of its own. The Royal Suite is absolutely beautiful with a separate lounging room and balcony made of wooden lattice. The service is great, with everyone making sure that the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Built in the 17th century by one of the warring Rajas of Baltistan, the Shigar Fort is a perfectly restored example of the traditional fortress-palace. Home to countless generations of the Amacha Royal Family, it was built to serve as both a refuge and as a celebration the traditional heritage of this ancient Hunza dynasty. Today, exquisitely restored to its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This was our 3rd time visit to this amazing place in the last 6 years. Words are not enough to explain the beauty of this place. The takhts in the cherry garden, the breakfast under the grape vine and the stroll along the road to the mighty K2, its all mesmerizing. The friendliness of the staff never let us feel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

What an experience. fantastic surroundings, friendly people, great place to stay with history all around you. The landscape, mountains, rivers, dunes, orchards all give you a sense of calm and peace. Summertime is the appropriate season to be there.

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