This place is far from salubrious but is a good option if your looking for some traveller camaraderie which is rare these days in Pakistan due to the decline in tourism. Malik the owner is extremely knowledgeable and will help with pretty much anything that you want to do while in Lahore. Rooms are basic and cleanliness isn't great however before regal came along Lahore had a horrible reputation for theft and scams in its budget hotels, due to the fact that what you get here is a safe and relaxed environment its well worth supporting this hotels through the tough times that tourism in Pakistan is facing and ensuring its existence for future generations of travellers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Regale Internet Inn is located 10 meters from Regale Chowk the centre of Modern Lahore. All of the main sights of Lahore can be found within walking distance of the Inn; The magnificent Badshahi Mosque and Old fort complex and the intriguing old walled city of Lahore as well as the Lahore museum with its historic Kims Gun. A 15 minute walk will bring you to either of the famous food street of Lahore Anarkali or Gawal Mandi, where you can enjoy Pakistani and Afghani dishes. The Inn is owned and run by Malik and his sons. Malik a friendly enthusiastic host can provide many insights into Lahore. As a former journalist he has many contacts with the local community; which he uses to ensure that the guests have an interesting stay at Regale. One particular highlight is the Thursday evening trip to see Sufi drummers in a local shrine. On a Saturday night Pakistani culture comes to the regale inn as regular music events are held with Sufi and Qawali musicians ... more less