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Shigar Fort Residence

Shigar, Skardu, Pakistan
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Ranked #1 of 3 Skardu B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013
syedharismahmood Islamabad, Pakistan
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Islamabad, Pakistan
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Unbelievably marvelous. Must visit and spend 2-3 days in the old fort to have a totally once in a lifetime experience. Beautifully renovated and maintained by Serena. Extraordinarily hospitable staff and great local cuisine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

The Historical Shigar Fort Residence is a magical place to stay. There is much to see and do in Baltistan and the Skardu area of the Karakoram, and the management and staff are quite helpful arranging transportation and local tours. For hospitality, the Shigar Fort can't be beat. It is a quiet haven, with clean, cozy rooms full of carved... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Don't have the words to describe this awesome sanctuary in between the mountains. Excellent services, friendly staff, always willing to help. Nearby attractions include a half day trek on Thoksikar hill, which shows the whole of Khaplu valley from the top. Apricot and cherry in abundance. Do try the local cuisine, the best available at Shigar fort.

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Reviews regarding Shigar Fort Residence on TripAdvisor were the reason I selected this place to stay for 2-3 days in Skardu. I was amazed with the level of service and how they have maintained this old fort (as hotel). Hotel is about an hour away from skardu town/airport. Free shuttle survice was provided by hotel. Shigar is the main attraction... More

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Islamabad, Pakistan
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I stayed three nights in 380 years old Fong Khar built on a big rock, its an incredible historical place which is nicely preserved. You can feel the centuries old living experience in modern style. If you are lucky to find the rooms inside the fort, you would never forget those nights. If you visit Baltistan, do plan to experience... More

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Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The award winning design was one of the best lifetime experiences. The people were amazing!The surrounding areas and sites were beautiful. We had checked in for three nights and when our flight got cancelled due to weather and we had to stay two xtra nights.. we enjoyed the pleasant surprise overstay.

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We stayed in Shigar fort for five days. It was a memorable stay in a beautiful hotel with an amazing view of the picturesque Shigar Valley. The restoration by the AKCS is immaculate as they have taken into consideration minute details. The rooms are beautiful especially in the fort that lead to a terrace with an awesome view. There is... More

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California, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Shigar Fort is a must if you are in Baltistan. The old fort has been made into a hotel of the Serena with lovely tasteful rooms. I only had lunch here, another time dinner and I saw the rooms which are very inviting. Recommend staying here.

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Karachi, Pakistan
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47 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

It is not every day that you get a chance to stay overnight in the "summer bedroom" of ancient royalty. The Shigar Fort, another wonderful experience in the Serena Hotel chain, is a 17th century fort / residence built by the Raja of Amacha Dynasty of Shigar. The restoration by the Aga Khan Cultural Services in nothing less than spectacular.... More

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Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

We got a cushion of two days before our expedition could start and It was a wow experience. The location is beautiful, the rooms are great and ambiance is fantastic. The food served to us at Lunch and remarkably its organic.

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Shigar Fort Residence Hotel Skardu
Address: Shigar, Skardu, Pakistan
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Location: Pakistan > Gilgit-Baltistan > Skardu
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Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Skardu
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Located on the legendry route to the world’s second highest mountain K-2, and known as Fong-Khar, which in the local language means the “Palace on the Rock”. This was restored by Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan (AKCSP-P) an institution of the Aga Khan Development Network. Shigar Fort Residence is a unique heritage guesthouse that offers guests the opportunity to experience the restored original architecture of the 17th Century Raja Fort Palace, while enjoying the modern amenities and services of a luxury guest house.The complex at Shigar comprises of the 400-year-old Fort / Palace and two more recent buildings, the "Old House" and the "Garden House". The former Palace of the Raja of Shigar has been transformed into a 20 room heritage guesthouse, with the grand audience hall serving as a museum of Balti culture and featuring select examples of fine wood-carvings, as well as other heritage objects. ... more   less 
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