The Luxe Life: 10 Best Hotels in Pakistan

 

Pakistan may just be reopening to the foreign world as a haven for tourists, but for many who are aware of what the country has to offer already, they know about the myriad of options they have to experience the best of luxuries that this emerald state has to offer.

From high-end mountain resorts and luxury in the desert to unparalleled visions of class in urban cities, here are the hotels that Diva thinks you need to check out…

Nishat Hotel Johar Town – Lahore

A premium hotel in Lahore that has all your needs thought of well in advance, Nishat Hotel is epitome of luxury that you can find in the city. From marbled floors to its modern aesthetic, this hotel is for those who need a fresh perspective of what a 5 star hotel should look like in the era of social media glam!

PC Hotel – Gwadar

Overlooking the emerald waters of the Arabian Sea, Zaver Pearl-Continental Hotel Gwadar is located on the majestic Koh-e-Batil Hill which boasts views of the sea and the city. The five-star hotel is ideal for both business and leisure travellers and can definitely be an experience of comfort and elegance that one needs.

Serena Khaplu — Gilgit-Baltistan

The royal standard of living endures at Serena Khaplu Palace hotel, one of the finest surviving examples of a royal residence in Baltistan. Immersed in breathtaking scenery, culture and heritage, the hotel is a spiritual sanctuary encompassing five buildings dating back to the 1840s. A timeless retreat amid terraced apricot orchards, mountain peaks and peaceful abodes, Serena Khaplu Palace is a place to explore and a gateway to the beauty of Khaplu and Gilgit-Baltistan.

 

Movenpick Hotel – Karachi

One of the premier names of hospitality around the world, Movenpick has brought in the same level of elegance into Pakistan with its hotel in Karachi. Located in the heart of the city’s financial and bureaucratic districts, the hotel boasts views of the city and elegance beyond measure in the bustling metropolis.

Garihat Castle — Chitral

A private property where you are  close to nature and away from all noise distractions, Garihat Castle in Chitral is the ultimate spot for those who need the calm and soothing  lifestyle in their vacation list.

Serena Hotel – Islamabad

Situated in the foothills of the majestic Margalla Hills, Serena Hotel Islamabad is a treat for anyone who wants to experience the cultural heritage of Pakistan but from a luxurious comfort. It is truly a vivid immersion into the culture, heritage and lifestyles of Pakistan’s capital, a relatively undiscovered city boasting exhilarating scenery as well as some of the most colourful musical and culinary traditions in the world.

Rooplo Guest House – Thar

A new experience in the only fertile desert in the world, the Rooplo Guest House in Thar is a sight for sore eyes. Taking major inspiration from the cultural heritage of the area, the guest house is a treat for those who are looking for a new experience of living in luxury whilst also coming close to nature and culture of Tharparkar.

Glamp Pakistan – Katpana

Break the shackles of city life and treat yourself with a soul fulfilling vacation in the middle of great Himalayas and Karakoram, while being close to the heritage sites of Skardu. Make memories in the most unique landscapes of beautiful Baltistan, as Glamp Katpana provides luxury accommodation in a unique style. Truly this is what Glamping was and should be about!

Hunza Serena Inn — Karimabad

Get transported back 700 years and explore the royal seat of the ruler of Hunza – the Tibetan influenced UNESCO award-winning Baltit Fort as you enjoy the Hunza Serena Inn. Enjoy lunch or coffee at the Baltit Fort Café whilst soaking up the incredible views over Karimabad. Truly a delight that needs to be seen once!

Luxus Resort – Attabad Lake

A vision by the pristine blue waters of Attabad Lake, Luxus Resort Hunza is the epitome of adventure and luxury combined into one. There’s not just a grand view to oversee every day but also so many adventure opportunities just waiting to be discovered. For the luxury travel of today, this is what Pakistan has to offer wholeheartedly!

Which hotel do you like the most? Tell us in the comment section below. 

Shahjehan Saleem
Shahjehan Saleem

The author is the Editor of Diva Online as well as a film & fashion critic. He is also a professor in the Department of Media Sciences at SZABIST, Karachi. Socio-cultural theories and geography fill up the rest of his time.

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