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“If you are on a business Trip it is a good place to stay (Budget wise)”
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Regent Plaza Hotel
Ranked #21 of 24 Hotels in Karachi
Lahore, Pakistan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“If you are on a business Trip it is a good place to stay (Budget wise)”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

Let me start by how could you save on bookings. If you are visiting any company ask them to book the room on corporate rates, in this hotel usually all the companies have special rates, even though guest is paying but honestly there is a huge saving. It is strategically located on Shahra e Faisal and all of the buses stop here... Thus people can reach to you and all know it its old name was Taj Mahal, still some taxi drivers remember it is as Taj Mahal, remember both the names. Now Rooms, they have executive floor and there is not a much of a difference (Just USD 10)... The rooms are old but usually clean.. Hotel is not very quite, as during the day a lot of seminars are being held, a lot of TV shows are hosted here too, because of the location and convenience. Free pick and drop that is complimentary are provided. Other than breakfast, I dont recommend any further meals, they are expensive and come on, go around in the city but if you are a foreigner, ask the rent a car within the hotel to take you around, they can wait outside your restaurant for an hour at an extra charge and take you around the city too. Beach is a little far but do go in the eve, sunsets are usually very fine! Dinner should be at port grand or if you are up for traditional Mughal Food, Laal Qilla is a good option... Sea side restaurants are a lot and my favourite is Sajjad's it is near DHA phase 8. Last thing, the hotel is good enough as they have a pool, daily buffet breakfast, old styled big lobby, sauna, Jacuzzi and state of the art health club! Hope you have a pleasant stay! Honestly, you will get what you pay!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

I was on a business trip. I stayed in this hotel for couple of nights. Rooms are neat(one of my major concern) but the house keeping staff is not perticualr in providing the necessary items specially the complimentry ones. The view from window is not so eye catching. One can spend time in the games room. However the room services are really very bad from laundry to kitchen. The hotel rates are quite reasonable.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2012

This is a hotel where u hav to spend lot of money for mis-services!!.. it will start from airport pick up, most time they forget to pick up from airport and later they request to hire a taxi and come to hotel. After entering in room many will come one by one for tips, but if u ask something like slipper, comb, multi plug, dish connection they just forgot or ignore. in shower in comot there is very low flow of water for 24/7 days. If you leave hotel and ask for previous bill they just start to show thier power and keep you waiting few days, if u call to reception, line will be drop frequently. these r just few.. there r lots... go and stay at Regent plaza to gather hell experiences!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Lahore, Pakistan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2012

I have stayed here only once and found average. Not a place to be stayed repeatedly specially with family. Price against services is bit higher. Room was OK however no internet facility. Would not recommend to any one. Room service pathetic.

Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Sugar Land, Texas, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2012

I stay in Regent plaza On wedding nite The guy comes 3 am mid nite for Air freshner. I put the sing Dont Distrube me. No complementry cake at all on Bridal room. Poor service. No internet Services .Cable does not work either... On the bed only white sheet feels me that i m in a hospital...:-(

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2012

this hotel is not good stay whith family. thanks.room was ok like u.s.a motels .the rates was quite high. this hotel just want your money thats it

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 5, 2012

I stayed at the RPHotel, 6th Floor... March just gone (2012) and Im a white female muslim, why do I state that, because it impacted on my stay. Over all it is a safe hotel and protected by 3 walls when your room over looks the pool. There were a few strikes whilst I was there and I could hear gunshot but I wasnt really worried. The lobby and hotel are reasonably clean, lifts are a slow (and small) and if you dont mind sharing with guys (who wont get out to let you in) then thats fine, bearing in mind they are mainly muslim and dont know where to put their eyes. I got a morning paper every day which was pretty good. Be prepared to be stared at, not alot, but constantly, continuously. Its quite frustrating and irritating and around the pool this is moreso. No bikinis or immodest dress.

Breakfast - this was varied, from Desi style to continental to cereal and fruit, although I avoided much of it due to worry over catching a stomach bug. Manager was super friendly and they are really hospitable and do try to be clean and presentable. Hotel lunch and evening menu was ok, but be warned, lol what you ask for isnt what you get and double check your order. I ordered crispy chicken strips and got sweet and sour chicken noodles (blank look). And Tomato Penna, is not tomato, its more chicken and mushroom with pasta strips. Food tends to have a strange twist out there so do your order check before ordering.
The lobby food was ok. They rarely had the desserts asked for and when I did, trifle, it came out unrecognisable. Be warned.

Pool - pool was lovely, although far too many labourers around doing hotel work to sit out in anything other than long linens and a vest at the most. There were not many women using the pool, if any. Bear in mind modesty for them and yourself, never saw a bikini once. But this hotel hosts many many functions outside around the pool so there was always something going on. They also do Jummah prayers around the poolside every Friday when possible so you may get moved or asked to cover up. When I left they were building showers around the pool, upgrading the huge BBQ and repainting and adding borders to the flower beds, plenty of work going on to upgrade the exterior. Often you can sit back in the loungers and watch birds of prey circle over the hotel, its pretty cool as they get quite low on the therms.

Room - Well, lol, I was in a Presidential Suite. To be honest Id have preferred economy purely for furnishings. Outdated, Victorian and noisey. Wiring for the electrics was a concern, everything was hanging out of half made up plaster and sockets. If you want to charge anything via a 3 way adaptor, leave it hanging half out of the wall as seems thats the only way things charge, rather than being fully plugged in. TV had plenty of channels and movies and the remote had a wire connection but it was er, disconnected, batteries barely working.. Bedding and linen change was interesting. On arrival my bed sheets had old stains on them and old hair, dare I say it pubic, so I complained and demanded a change. That was pretty gross.
Later in the week when I had a change of bedding I got the same bedding back lol, fresh but still the same stuff. If in the Presidential Suite you get a gold card key with a battery kind of stuck to the back (like you get in a watch), sometimes that battery needs charging and might lock you out. Dont panic, they recharge it at reception, so they say lol..quickest recharge ever though,
10 seconds (suspicious look). Internet seems to come and go depending where you are in the hotel. Great in your room, and if you wifi around the hotel you can tap into others room wifi. Although around the pool is the best, if you can get the password from the managers office which is right next to the pool.
No cockroaches, no bugs, didnt even see a spider.

Bathroom - basic. They do provide toilet roll too, daily. Water was hot, showers were ok and plenty of towels.

As a woman - Im not sure if Id go alone, muslim or not, as the capacity to be hit on, stared at and approached is too overwhelming and thats inside the hotel grounds. No, Im not a prude muslim either, I dont wear hijab, Im an independent Western working professional nurse. I did feel uneasy at times and uncomfy and being white gets you stared at a phenomenal amount of attention. Fortunately I had a fiancee who I spent most evenings with and some days so anyone curious about approaching me would think otherwise. That said, Pakistan certainly has a considerable amount of beautiful looking men!

Overall Id stay there again, but not unless I had checked out a more superior hotel. I had to stay there because my Embassy were particular about where British Nationals stay for security purposes so I was restricted. I did contract Salmonella, which I suspect was the eggs at the hotel, I never had dairy elsewhere. If you are concerned then make sure the chickens are vaccinated, these arent and I had eggs for breakfast. That said if unvaccinated chicken eggs dont bother your gut then thats fine. Lesson learned.
I also contracted Giardiasis, probably from Nandos in Karachi. Or, it could just have been from the water in the hotel despite it being clean. But please please do take care with food and water as these bugs can knock you out for a few months to a year if you get a bad bout.

Overall friendly, polite, accommodating. If you want security, peace, hospitality, reasonable cleanliness, economy, big big bed, space its a good hotel. If you want bikinis, late nights, lots of alcohol, privacy then maybe try a more Western hotel.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Regent Plaza Hotel
Address: Sharah-e-Faisal, Karachi 75510, Pakistan
Location: Pakistan > Sindh Province > Karachi
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Karachi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Regent Plaza Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 440
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Regent Plaza Hotel, Located in the heart of Karachi, only 15 K.M from Airport & 3 K.M from business district, Shopping Malls & Tourist attractions. Regent Plaza has 440 tastefully renovated rooms with WI-Fi facility through the hotel, Separate Executive & Electronic Floor, State of the art Health Club, Swimming Pool, Gymnasium, Glass Walled Squash Court, Specialty Restaurants, Round the clock Coffee Shop, Business Centre, Shopping Mall. ... more   less 
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