Islamabad Serena Hotel

Introduction:The Islamabad Serena Hotel stands at the foot of the Margalla Hills, on fourteen acres of land, with beautiful gardens and serene water shore of the Rawal Lake in close proximity, next to the Diplomatic Enclave. The architecture and interiors of this fabulous Hotel building is a mere reflection of typical Pakistani cultural heritage depicting the skills and craftsmanship of native artisans. In this state-of-the-art building, local traditions are elegantly combined with latest technologies in order to provide a comfortable stay to our prestigious guests.

The true spirit of the Hotel is reflected in the aesthetics of the public areas, corridors, rooms, and restaurants, highlighting trademarks of Islamic architecture. The Hotel’s remarkable architecture is a blend of rich, elaborated, and vivid designs where the artisans have really shown their magical skills especially on the ceilings, floors, and walls.

Above information is how the hotel presents itself on their website.

Below is my experience based on a three-night stay at the property.

My Arrival experience: Warm welcome before being escorted to the room.

What I loved: Professional servive and grand feel in Pakistan’s best hotel.

What about the food: Very good buffets with mostly local food. No issues with hygine as this is a very high priority for the hotel.

What about the service: Professional service with a smile. A real pleasure to experience.

What about the rooms:Similar to other Serena hotels, especially the Kabul property

Number of rooms: 387.


Type of property: City hotel.

Location: Islamabad.

Facilities: Spa, gym, swimming pool and business facilities.

Complimentary internet: Yes and quite fast. VOIP is however blocked.

Affiliations: The Leading Hotels of the World.

My overall impression: Great experience.