Accommodation in Pakistan

Pakistan has about 50,000 beds to accommodate the steady stream of visitors, with more hotels scheduled to come in the next few years as demand is growing. Overcapacity and the economic crisis have brought room rates somewhat down to earth, nevertheless the city is in no danger to become a budget destination. Still, even 5 star hotels go on special deals, and a recent crop of budget brands like Hotel one, Avari is also making the country more attractive for budget travellers. Another way to economize is by checking hotel apartments, generally speaking rates drop as temperature go high. Karachi, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Quetta, Peshawar, Swat, Gilgit, and Skardu have international class hotels for 100-300 USD a night. Serena, Shangrila and PTDC motels are the leading chains in tourist region of northern areas in Pakistan.

 

There are essentially two types of accommodation in Pakistan; the city hotels and the guest houses. The city hotels range from one star to five, while the guest houses are normally cheaper. Though there are no official camping sites except Islamabad, some residents spend weekends camping on beaches or in the desert but given the temperature and lack of facilities, camping is not a popular option for Pakistan holidays.

 

If you are fond of drinking then make sure your accommodation in Pakistan is not dry, five star hotels do have this facility. The city hotels are ideal for scrolling in the shopping malls, souqs and historic areas. The five star hotels are more lavish, with expansive ground; swim –up bars and sandy shores. Most resort guests take sightseeing tour during the day and spend rest of the time in taking sun-bath.

 

Check in & Check out
Because flights arrive in Pakistan without any interval and that is why it is crucial to inform your flight details with the hotel prior to arrival. It is advisable to call your hotel/ travel agent to reconfirm before departure. Check in is generally at 2pm or 3pm and sometimes possible to get room key earlier (subject to availability). Check out time is at 12:00 but you may ask for late check-out which is often granted as hospitality gesture unless the hotel is at capacity and if you must keep the room until the evening then ask a day rate which is half the overnight rate. For more details on hotels for Pakistan please visit www.pakistanhotels.com.pk.

 

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