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#1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Bamyan
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4.1
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4.6
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4.8
Value
4.7

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Bamyan, Highland Hotel is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation.

Room service is one of the conveniences offered at this small hotel. In addition, Highland Hotel offers a fitness center and free breakfast, which will help make your Bamyan trip additionally gratifying. If you are driving to Highland Hotel, free parking is available.

Best of all, Highland Hotel makes it easy to experience some great Bamyan attractions like Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley, which is a popular historic site.

Highland Hotel is sure to make your visit to Bamyan one worth remembering.

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ShahrzadAm wrote a review Jul 2020
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We visited during difficult times with COVID-19 being prevalent in Afghanistan (in June 2020). We needed a well-deserved break but never thought it would be this good. We were met by Abdullah at the little Bamyan airport and taken straight to Highland Hotel. The view is stunning, overlooks the Buddha statues that everyone gets excited about. He organised the duration of our stay perfectly and really went over and above what you would expect anywhere. Our rooms were amazingly spacious, clean, comfy and like a home away from home. The cuisine is divine and well thought through and the staff are so professional yet super kind. We went on amazing hikes and he customized to our needs, mindful of different paces and tastes. We watched the magical sunrise from the rooftop every morning. He even took us shopping and helped out in our navigating our way around. Perfect host. We were honestly depressed to leave and will DEFINITELY return to the same place and look forward to staying there again. Thank you a million times! I couldn't recommend it enough. Abdullah's personal touch (and his team) makes it ever so special.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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BaghdadSuzanne wrote a review Jun 2019
Brussels, Belgium280 contributions203 helpful votes
The location is fabulous with great views of the surrounding Hindu Kush mountains. The room was comfortable and clean. My problem was that they cut the electricity at around 23.00 until the following morning so if one wants to get up early (which I had to) and have a shower and a cup of tea, you have to wake up the manager and beg for him to put the generator back on. Everyone was charming but service was very slow to practically non existent. A shame as it could be such a pleasant place to stay in.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Angelo_Bonnot wrote a review Feb 2018
London, United Kingdom9 contributions8 helpful votes
I splept at the highland fo a week, and I loved the place. I travelled in a lot of places in the country, but for that price, the Highland was the best. A part from the hotel the guys and the staff was amazing, always kind and avalaible, and the food is amazing. Hope to see them soon. Angelo
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Paymans wrote a review Aug 2017
Kabul, Afghanistan2 contributions4 helpful votes
I went there with my friends at the end of July 2017. The hotel's staff and the environment are the best I have experienced all around the world, make your experience in Bamyan much nicer. Will go back there for every trip I would have to Bamyan in the future.
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Mark S wrote a review Jul 2017
Bangkok, Thailand71 contributions26 helpful votes
This sensationally cozy hotel is located just out of the city but in a much much more scenic section of Bamyan. The hotel is located a 15 minute walk from the Buddhas along a beautiful stretch of road nestled between the mountains and potato fields. The hotel is wonderfully accommodating and even helped us set up a camping experience in Band I Amir. The rooms are nice and the beds are very very comfortable. However the real joy of this hotel is the incredibly friendly staff who go well above what you'd expect. I absolutely recommend this hotel
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Dana Z wrote a review Jun 2017
Kuwait City, Kuwait12 contributions23 helpful votes
Highland Hotel built on a hilltop in beautiful Bamyan has a lovely view and a very relaxed and cozy atmosphere. I felt like I was at home as soon as I walked in, where you'd take off your shoes and wear their soft indoor slippers and serve yourself tea at any moment in the hallway. The food was authentic and dinners there were excellent.The staff was very friendly and helpful and Abdullah the manager is an extremely respectable man who makes sure all his customers are comfortable and happy.(Electricity goes off around 11pm so make sure to charge your electronics during the day). Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: May 2017
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James O wrote a review Apr 2017
Phnom Penh, Cambodia18 contributions7 helpful votes
The Highland was recommended to me by a friend in Kabul, and I am so glad I took his advice. Although you cannot see the Buddhas from the hotel, it is perched on a hilltop on the road to Band e Amir with stunning views of the valley to the east, the Baba mountain range to the south and the Hindu Kush to the North. We were picked up at the airport by the lovely owner of the hotel, and dropped off on our way back to Kabul. The walk from the hotel to the centre of town is about 2km, and you pass through lovely villages with friendly locals and incredible scenery. It is incredibly safe, and easy to forget the troubles occurring throughout the rest of the country. Bamyan is untouched by the war and is a must see for anyone who loves history, nature, good food, hospitality and culture. The food at the highland hotel was beyond expectation. The staff are lovely and given the relatively low number of tourists who make it Afghanistan, are attentive and sweet. They can also organise day trips for you outside of Bamyan, to Band e Amir for example, which is an unforgettable day and again, very safe. If you go to Bamyan, which you have to, stay at the Highland. You definitely wont regret it. I'll be back for sure.
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Gui G wrote a review Nov 2016
Paris, France2 contributions3 helpful votes
Really good place! Enjoyed my time there. Its clean, warm, fast internet, the food is very good, beautifull view, fast laundry and the owner is a very nice person to meet! I added a photo with the view. Definitely the hot shot.
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Date of stay: November 2016Trip type: Traveled solo
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Jelle T wrote a review Nov 2015
Ede, The Netherlands9 contributions5 helpful votes
A quality hotel, with a friendly atmosphere in which the colors and materials that are used blend in with local culture. Management likes to keep things 'green': literally, with flowers, but also with their (local) economics and eye for sustainablity. The beds are very good. And the lunches and dinners are superb: creative and tasty.
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Date of stay: November 2015
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ShilohinBC wrote a review Sep 2014
Lower Mainland, BC504 contributions233 helpful votes
Stayed here 3 nights. I had a single room with bath but it had a squat toilet. Room and bathroom very clean with hot running water. I think the hotel has been opened only a couple of years. No air conditioning in the room. It is about 5 kms. from the town. View of the valley is amazing but it does not look onto the Buddhist caves. Meals are expensive, around U$15 - 22, but it was a change from the usual Afghan fare of kebabs and kabuli. Internet available but during my stay, the connection was very slow. Staff speaks English and very friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: July 2014
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Frequently Asked Questions about Highland Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Highland Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley (2.6 miles) and Buddhas Of Bamiyan (1.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Highland Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Highland Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Highland Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Highland Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Does Highland Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Highland Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.