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Serena Shigar Fort

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Shigar Pakistan
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 06/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Shigar
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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.
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Free parking
Restaurant
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
BBQ facilities
Secured parking
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Car hire
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
24-hour front desk
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Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Urdu

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Islamabad Intl Airport209 miSee all flights
Skardu Airport13 miSee all flights
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Banat T wrote a review Dec 2019
Greater Sydney, Australia9 contributions2 helpful votes
The Shigar Fort is a perfect rehabilitation of the original structure. The Aga Khan Foundation did an excellent job! The rooms are almost exactly like the original...except they have running water, electricity and heat! You can walk around the grounds, have tea in the garden, watch the sun go down,..or come up over the surrounding mountains. Also near to many sites to visit
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Room Tip: Be sure to stay in the Royal Suite!
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Responded Dec 25, 2019
Dear Banat T 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 really appreciate your kind comments regarding services. We look forward to host your stay with us again and try our best to make it memorable. Please do let us know if we can further assist you. Thank you for choosing Serena Shigar Fort Best Regards. Abdul Karim Manager Serena Shigar Fort
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faisal3374 wrote a review Dec 2019
Lahore, Pakistan1 contribution
Me and my wife travel to Sakardu and stay there this is really one of the best hotel in the town with old Traditions we really enjoyed our stay there. We wish to come again and stay in the same hotels. The staff is really cooperative and too much good. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from AbdulK1829, Manager at Serena Shigar Fort
Responded Dec 18, 2019
Dear Mr. Faisal 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 really appreciate your kind comments regarding our staff and services We look forward to host your stay with us again and try our best to make it memorable. Please do let us know if we can further assist you. Thank you for choosing Serena Shigar Fort Best Regards. Abdul Karim Manager Serena Shigar Fort
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shahmurai wrote a review Oct 2019
Karachi389 contributions64 helpful votes
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You shouldn't come to Skardu and not at the very least visit Shigar Fort. We stayed one night and it was lovely. The old architecture, wooden staircases, water features, gardens and the views were all just beautiful. Excellent staff, very good food. We stayed in the royal suite which was spectacular and can easily sleep 5. A river runs along the property and adds to its charm.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Responded Nov 13, 2019
Dear Mr. Shahmuri Thank you so much for your encouraging comments and I will share these valued comments to our all associates. We look forward to hosting your stay once again and continuing to meet your expectations and make your trip memorable. Please feel free to contact me directly and it will be my pleasure to assist you. Thank you for choosing Serena Shigar Fort. Best regards
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Yasser K wrote a review Sep 2019
London, United Kingdom6 contributions
The hotel is excellent in lots of ways. The buildings, the staff, the service, the food etc. It is very comfortable and you are well looked after here. I have stayed at another top hotel in the region and Shigar Fort is by far the superior of the two. If you want a really good hotel in the region, this is the one to go for.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Responded Nov 13, 2019
Dear Mr. Yasser Thank you so much for your encouraging comments and I will share these valued comments to our all associates. We look forward to hosting your stay once again and continuing to meet your expectations and make your trip memorable. Please feel free to contact me directly and it will be my pleasure to assist you. Thank you for choosing Serena Shigar Fort. Best regards
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Hasan R wrote a review Sep 2019
Islamabad, Pakistan15 contributions
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it feels like your are royal guest at Shigar fort, The fort is well preserved and make you feel closer to nature. The food is great and the best part is you can order local food too. the staff is very hospitable and friendly.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Responded Sep 7, 2019
Dear Mr. Hasan 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 really appreciate your kind comments regarding our staff and services We look forward to host your stay with us again and try our best to make it memorable. Please do let us know if we can further assist you. Thank you for choosing Serena Shigar Fort Best Regards. Abdul Karim Manager Serena Shigar Fort
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PRICE RANGE
$147 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
shigar fort residence hotel skardu
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Shigar Fort Residence
LOCATION
PakistanGilgit-BaltistanShigar
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Serena Shigar Fort
What are some of the property amenities at Serena Shigar Fort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Serena Shigar Fort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Serena Shigar Fort?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
Does Serena Shigar Fort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Serena Shigar Fort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Serena Shigar Fort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Serena Shigar Fort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Urdu.