I am from the USA and have stayed at Regale Internet on two occasions, in 2010 and 2012, off and on while I traveled thru Pakistan. On both occasions, Regale Internet in Lahore acted as my home base as I spent approximately 1 month time total during each of these trips to Pakistan at this inn or two months total. The first trip in 2010 I would give it 4 stars, the second trip in 2012 I would give it 5 stars, based upon comfort level, cleanliness, safety and related issues.
The biggest improvements in 2012 was that the inn offered FREE Wifi as well as several on-sight desktop PCs for those who did not bring their own during travels (in 2010 there was a small charge for both). The second plus I experienced in 2012 is the hiring of Regale Internet's current on-sight manager/host Zakir, who went above the call of duty each time anything was requested or asked for during my stay. As a guest my personal standards are high and thus, I am likely not the easiest guest to please, however any issue big or small, Zakir made sure the issue was resolved both promptly and satisfactorily.
The owner of Regale Internet Inn, Malik, although not on-site everyday, was also a very gracious host and imparted me with much knowledge about the city of Lahore and Pakistani culture. Hats off to him for not raising the prices of single or shared rooms at the Inn, we budget travelers really appreciate this.
As a final mention, I cannot believe that any guest would have the nerve to complain about tidiness of the Inn - which I found to be very good, all in all. Considering the price of what one is paying - there is a rooftop garden, free laundry and kitchen facilities, free wifi, free cultural outings each Thursday night, excellent host(s) and very good security - I was extremely pleased with the quality of Regale Internet Inn during my stay. Hats off to Malik and Zakir, keep up the great job.
- 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