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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely place to stay for a couple of nights in a lovely setting by a river with mountains in the distance and a village worth walking through to see Shia wooden mosques dating back centuries. The rooms in the main building of the fort are small but atmospheric and with their own charm but there are larger rooms apparently...

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sarwatmajeed, General Manager at Serena Shigar Fort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the beautiful review. We are very glad that you enjoyed the Hotel. Your review of the hotel and Shigar will be very helpful for our guests in future, and is really appreciated. We look forward to host your stay with us, may be next time you can stay in the garden house and enjoy the...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't stay at Serena but visited the fort and it was brilliant. Serena has maintained it very nicely. There's a beautiful garden and a river flowing next to it.The food was delicious. Service was pretty good as well. I would love to stay in their old styled room next time.

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sarwatmajeed, General Manager at Serena Shigar Fort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the beautiful review. We are very glad that you enjoyed the Hotel during your visit. Your review of the hotel and Shigar will be very helpful for our guests in future, and is really appreciated. We look forward to host your stay with us, please do let us know if we can further assist you....

Karachi, Pakistan
Reviewed December 8, 2016

Everything in this hotel was fabulous. Nothing to complain. Front office staff, room service, other amenities, room facility, water pressure in washroom, Heating, etc were excellent. Dinning besides water and under trees was also panoramic and pleasant.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your beautiful review. We are glad that you completely enjoyed your stay with us. Your review will be helpful for our guests in future, please do let us know if we can assist you in future as well. We look forward to hosting your stay once again and to make it another memorable experience for...

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Reviewed December 4, 2016

The room was very small and poorly ventilated. Uncomfortably warm with only a fan, no a/c made for difficult sleeping. Small but modern bathroom. Very attractive grounds, made for enjoyable outdoor eating. Was there during Ramadan. Had some difficulty in getting laundry returned but in the end it worked out.

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sarwatmajeed, General Manager at Serena Shigar Fort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. The Fort building is 450 years old and at that time the rooms were built to retain heat as the entire area was covered in glaciers and snow. The beauty of the Fort is that it has been renovated at its original and for that it has won many international awards. We do...

Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Serena Shigar Fort for 1 night on my honeymoon. The fort is rich in history and well preserved. The location is also very ideal. It is between Skardu Airport and Serena Khaplu Palace. Furthermore, rooms are very beautifully decorated and goes by hotel theme. Overall it was very peaceful stay. I highly recommend this hotel for couples...

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sarwatmajeed, General Manager at Serena Shigar Fort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for the unique and 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 and enjoyed the beauty that this place has to offer. Your review will bevery helpful for our guests in future. We look forward to hosting...

Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

The staff is very hospitable. We arrived at 4 in the morning and they accommodated us and looked after our needs. The rooms are beautiful where trend meets tradition. Palace walls are preserved as they were. Excellent restoration done by Serena. A comfortable pleasant stay and also a great value for money.

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sarwatmajeed, General Manager at Serena Shigar Fort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the beautiful review. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us we have conveyed your kind comments to our staff. Your description of the hotel and its services will be very helpful for our guests in future, and is very heartening for us. We look forward to host your stay with us...

Reviewed October 16, 2016

Historical Shigar fort now turns into a hotel. If u are not staying, then go for a meal, and I recommend a dinner actually. It takes only 40 minutes drive from Skardu. Start after 2PM and 1st pay a visit to Shigar town. There is a historical Mosque, interesting neighborhoods and if you go little further beautiful landscapes. Reach at...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for the beautiful review. We are very glad that you enjoyed the Hotel. Your review of the hotel and Shigar will be very helpful for our guests in future, and is really appreciated. We look forward to host your stay with us , please do let us know if we can further assist you. Best Regards,...

Dubai
Reviewed October 13, 2016

amazing 17 century fort on amazing location , near river. great food ( walnut sauce). wonderful garden . horse back riding available. rooms are small but unique with nice bathroom with shower and toilet

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Dear Guest, Thank you so much for the unique and 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 and enjoyed the beauty that this place has to offer, with the adventure of being in the 2nd highest mountain ranges. We look forward to...

Karachi, Pakistan
Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

It has alwas been an amazing experience with Serena. Serens Shigar is also one of them. It is a must go and see place with Cherry garden and the local cuisine prepared at the hotel from their kitchen garden.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for the beautiful review. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your review of the hotel and its food and services will be very helpful for our guests in future, and is really appreciated. We look forward to host your stay with us again, please do let us know if we can...

Karachi, Pakistan
Reviewed October 10, 2016

This 450 years king's palace ( a heritage property ) converted nicely in to hotel is amazing and very nice amalgamation of old and new structure / amenities . They use organic food and it tastes amazing . Must ry to believe it . Lastly their staff is honest and hard working . No complains at all . Only challenge...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the legendry route to the world’s second highest mountain K-2, and known as Fong-Khar, which in the local language means the “Palace on the Rock”. This was restored by Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan (AKCSP-P) an institution of the Aga Khan Development Network. Shigar Fort Residence is a unique heritage guesthouse that offers guests the opportunity to experience the restored original architecture of the 17th Century Raja Fort Palace, while enjoying the modern amenities and services of a luxury guest house.The complex at Shigar comprises of the 400-year-old Fort / Palace and two more recent buildings, the "Old House" and the "Garden House". The former Palace of the Raja of Shigar has been transformed into a 20 room heritage guesthouse, with the grand audience hall serving as a museum of Balti culture and featuring select examples of fine wood-carvings, as well as other heritage objects. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Serena Shigar Fort

Address: Shigar, Pakistan (Formerly Shigar Fort Residence)
Location: Pakistan > Gilgit-Baltistan > Shigar
Price Range: $123 - $124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“Both are equally good in fort or new building”
 of 5 bubbles syedshujaathussainz, Dec 8, 2016 | Read review
“any room is unique”
 of 5 bubbles MichaelS081063, Oct 13, 2016 | Read review
“If the raging river sounds too noisy for you, ask a room at rhe far back of the residence”
 of 5 bubbles swirlwind, Oct 6, 2016 | Read review
“In case you are going to work, please know that you cannot catch the wifi in the Garden rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles ShezzFaisal, Sep 19, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the actual old Palace”
  • Shgar Valley View
 of 5 bubbles alikarim, Sep 17, 2016 | Read review
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