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Shigar Fort Residence

Shigar, Skardu, Pakistan
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Ranked #1 of 3 Skardu B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Karachi, Pakistan
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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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Lahore, Pakistan
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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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Lahore, Pakistan
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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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Karachi, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

After many years of hankering I finally made it to Baltistan, which turned out to be as beautiful as one had heard. Why did it take so many years? The lack of "decent" accommodation was the impediment. Well Serena has taken care of that and rather well too! The Shigar Fort Residence is a heritage property that has been thoughtfully... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I have stayed there from 1 May 2015 upto 6 may 2015. I must say it worth staying there so relaxing and cozy rooms. Neat and tidy atmosphere. where frindly and kind staff. Especialy Miss Sarwat The manager of Residence is so kind and cheering.and Mr Shabir and Mr wilayat at the reception are so kind. i have enjoyed my... More

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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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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Address: Shigar, Skardu, Pakistan
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Location: Pakistan > Gilgit-Baltistan > Skardu
Number of rooms: 20
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