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Serena Khaplu Palace

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In a region rich in cultural heritage, Serena Khaplu Palace is certainly the finest surviving example of a Royal Residence in Baltistan. It is located on the legendry route to the world’s greatest junction of three mighty glaciers at Concordia. In terms of architectural heritage and cultural expression, it has arguably more treasures than Shigar Fort, possibly as a result of its closeness to both Leh in Ladakh and Srinagar in Kashmir.Serena Khaplu Palace is a unique heritage Boutique Hotel which offers guests the opportunity to experience the restored original architecture of a 19th century Raja Palace, while enjoying the modern amenities and services of a luxury Hotel.
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Free Parking
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Room Service
Airport Transportation
Paid Internet
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Business Center with Internet Access
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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Skardu Airport36 mi
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It was a pleasure to stay in Serena Khaplu Palace Hotel. Small quaint intimate hotel which has its own unique character and history. Serena has done a great job with the comfort of a hotel in a 750 year old palace.
The food is exceptional with its own unique flavour and taste. It
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I was there in Oct it’s a amazing place area around Khaplu has great natural beauty .
Hotel is a amazing and manger and staff is out standing ..my request to all Pakistanis to visit Khaplu and see your self how beautiful is PAKISTAN
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Well restored palace with traditional rooms one can visit.

Take your camera because there will be many opportunities to take memorable photos, especially near sunset. The gardens are very well maintained and it is intriguing to go through the old towers and take in the sites fr
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We stayed at this lovely converted fort for one night, which in hindsight should have been longer. They have managed to retain all the historic features and charm of the old fort which , apparently, has been used for a Pakistan TV serial.

The staff were very good and the manage
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This was the best hotel experience during Skardu tour. Nice antique interior and environment, nice cozy bed and nice washroom. Food Quality was good but should be reasonable quantity. Overall it was a nice experience.
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We're booked for khaplu and shigar in a week's time. We're traveling with a baby so I wanted to know if the rental cars and transfer cars at khaplu will be suitable for a car seat.
Totally travel worthy but it's better to pre-book as it's hi season and you may not get a preferred vehicle. I recommend a 4x4 with a family friendly driver - usually locals from the mountains don't realise that people are not used to mountains which leads to motion sickness and also a fright of hi-speed around bends. Spell it out and pre-prep with gravinate. The car rental amounts from 10-15k per day in high season, make use of the car usage not just hotel to hotel.
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How far is this place from Skardu
Serena Khaplu Palace is about 2.5 hours drive form Skardu and is located in the Ghanche district. The road to Khaplu is very scenic not to mention that the valley of Khaplu is extremely beautiful.
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How far is Khaplu from Skardu?
3 hours or so
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What are places to see in Khaplu? Local Restaurant to eat local food?
The places in around Khaplu to see are the historical mosques, Khanqah which is approximately 300 years old, and Broch . If you drive just 20 minutes out of Khaplu then there is the beautiful Salin Trout farm, and Machlu valley is just 40 minutes drive from Khaplu. The restaurant of Serena Khaplu Palace makes delicious food, especially do try their local Balti specialties.
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"You can either choose a room in the ancient building of the palace, or in the newly constructed residential area."
"Room 101 or adjoining room with access to a private garden"
"Must check the heritage rooms and the garden suites before finalising your rooms. Both have different feel and comfort."
"Do ask the room to be shown. The Heritage suites are well worth staying in inspite of the low doors!"
"You won't go wrong with any choice you make."
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PRICE RANGE
$187 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Khaplu Palace & Residence
LOCATION
PakistanGilgit-BaltistanKhaplu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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