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Serena Shigar Fort

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Shigar, Pakistan (Formerly Shigar Fort Residence)
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Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
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60 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

That is something out of this world, the building, the ambiance, the food and service, everything is beyond the expectations.The fort is located at some 45 minutes drive from Skardu city and the valley leads to mighty Karakorum peaks like K2.

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Dear Guest, Thank you so much for the beautiful review, it was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We are very glad to know you were pleased with the hotel overall. We look forward to hosting your stay once again and continuing to meet your expectations. Please do let us know if we can assist you in future... More 

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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

It will take you a hundred years back. You'll get to see artifacts from who knows which Era. And trust me it is VERY different from all the 100 years old fortresses you have ever visited. a gem of the elusive Balti civilization.

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Sarwat M, Manager at Serena Shigar Fort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for the beautiful review, it was a pleasure to have you as our guest. Thank you for the beautiful description of Serena Shigar Fort. We look forward to hosting your stay once again and continuing to meet your expectations. We will also make additions to the menu in next year. Please do let us... More 

Lahore, Pakistan
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130 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Thanks to the Norwegian Government and the Agha Khan Foundation, this old crumbling fort has now been restored to a first class hotel, retaining most of its original heritage and structure. This is an amazing place 30 minutes drive north from Skardu. Not an easy place to get to but worth every bit once there.. However, there are some very... More 

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Sarwat M, Manager at Serena Shigar Fort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for liking the location in which Serena Shigar Fort is located. Please accept my apologies for the standard of services that were found to be not up to standard by you. It will really help us a lot if you can tell us what went wrong so that we can rectify the situation immediately and make... More 

Karachi, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Just an hour and a half away from landing at Skardu airport is the renovated and re-tooled Serena hotel at Shigar Fort. Set on the banks of Shigar river which roars past in its majesty, there are fruit trees all over the place from where guests can pick ripe, fresh plums, apricots and cherries. The rooms are extremely well appointed... More 

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Sarwat M, Manager at Serena Shigar Fort, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Qazi, Thank you so much for the beautiful review, it was a pleasure to have you as our guest. Thank you for the beautiful description of Serena Shigar Fort. Your tips on the same are very helpful. It will help our guests who are looking to spend their holidays in this region which is again a great help... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

A bit expensive but worth the money. The fort is located in the village of Shigar. On the front, there's s stream of fresh water. They offer local as well. One must try the local sweet "Zarchoon" in the buffet breakfast.

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Sarwat M, Manager at Serena Shigar Fort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for the beautiful review, it was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We are very glad to know you were pleased with the hotel overall. We look forward to hosting your stay once again and continuing to meet your expectations. Please do let us know if we can assist you in future... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

Serena Shigar is the place to stay in Skardu, especially if your visiting with family. And the 200 year old rooms in the fort offer a very unique hotel experience. The hotel staff is extremely friendly and helpfull. The resturant has good food with a brilliant view. Breakfast was better than expected. Great value for money. Very happy with my... More 

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Sarwat M, Manager at Serena Shigar Fort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for the beautiful review, it was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We are very glad to know you were pleased with the hotel overall. We look forward to hosting your stay once again and continuing to meet your expectations. Your review is very helpful for those who intend to travel to... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Heavenly place with excellent guest services. Located in a very good valley with excellent hospitality. Ideal place for a vacation. I recommned this place highly to enjoy and experience true Balti hospitality. Thumbs up!

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Sarwat M, Manager at Serena Shigar Fort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for the beautiful review, it was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We are very glad to know you were pleased with the hotel overall. We look forward to hosting your stay once again and continuing to meet your expectations. Please do let us know if we can assist you in future... More 

Lahore, Pakistan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Dream come true to stay in a real fort ! In the middle of a village, on the bank of a river flowing through the mountains. It was an experience of utmost satisfaction for me and my family. You enter in a fort the first think that catches your eyes is how could you maintain 450 years old place in... More 

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Sarwat M, Manager at Serena Shigar Fort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for the beautiful review, it was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We are very glad to know you were pleased with the hotel overall. We look forward to hosting your stay once again and continuing to meet your expectations. Please do let us know if we can assist you in future... More 

Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We enjoyed our stay, the room was very spacious an extra bed was provided when requested. Bell service was excellent, restaurant had excellent choices and variety. Breakfast, as usual was grand just like other Serena locations. Though half an hour from the Skardu city center, but the drive to Shigar Fort is breathtaking.

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Sarwat M, Manager at Serena Shigar Fort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for the beautiful review, it was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We are very glad to know you were pleased with the hotel overall. We look forward to hosting your stay once again and continuing to meet your expectations. Please do let us know if we can assist you in future... More 

Islamabad, Pakistan
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

One of the most memorable trips of my life here. Great place if you want to spend a few days away from the urban sickness. Wonderful staff and a mesmerising fort housing some outstanding rooms. Worth a visit!

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Sarwat M, Manager at Serena Shigar Fort, responded to this review

ear Guest, Thank you so much for the beautiful review, it was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We are very glad to know you were pleased with the hotel overall. We look forward to hosting your stay once again and continuing to meet your expectations. Please do let us know if we can assist you in future... More 

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