Islamabad is the capital of Pakistan, a city with a humid subtropical climate. It's also home to one of the country's most respected politicians, Benazir Bhutto, who is remembered for quoting that, 'democracy needs support, and the best support for democracy, comes from other democracies'. The city is also a major tourist destination, and especially popular as the home of Cricket. If you are in Islamabad for tourism or business, here are some of the best choices you can have if you are going to stay in a hotel.
Affordable stays in Islamabad
The city has many cheap hotels that anybody can afford. Choosing one will depend on your priorities though. The Lockwood Hotel Murree is located within the city center and it's among the list of cheap hotels. The range of facilities offered will make your stay very comfortable and won't charge too much for it. The hotel offers well furnished rooms with wireless internet, laundry and room services. You can have breakfast at the coffee shop and full meals in the on-site restaurant. Airport pickup and transfer services are available with express check in/out from the hotel. If you are a business person, you don't need to worry about not being able to send a fax or not having somewhere to meet as there is a business center in the hotel.
New Cape Grace House is a one of the many 3-star hotels in Islamabad that offer rooms with modern facilities, air conditioning, private bathrooms and 24 hour front desk and room services. Facilities for disabled guests and children programs are available as well. The staff is professional and speaks most of the wide-spread languages. Airport transfer services are available on demand and valet parking if you have a vehicle. New Cape Grace House is one of the most recommended Islamabad hotels if you are having a family trip or a honeymoon because of the warm atmosphere and comfortability they offer.
Nexus Grace Islamabad Guest House offers great food that is served in its restaurant. The rooms are nicely decorated with a small private kitchen in each room, coffee makers, microwaves and fridges. Wireless internet is available in all rooms if you want to use the internet. The hotel provides special executive floor services for important guests and there is a business center that is equipped with all the necessary facilities.
Expensive hotels in Islamabad
Some hotels in Islamabad are featured in the 5-star global hotel alliances. Pearl Continental Bhurban is a top class hotel that is located at the center of the city. The hotel has a range of recreational facilities that you will find very enjoyable given that it's usually very hot in Pakistan. There is a swimming pool, a fitness center, sauna and a hot tub. In case you are a golfing enthusiast, you can join other golfers in a course which is just 3 km away from the hotel. It's a perfect place to be, regardless of what of the purpose of your trip, if you're willing to pay for it.
You can also choose from this list luxury Islamabad hotels: Envoy Eontinental Hotel, Islamabad Marriott hotel, Islamabad Serena Hotel and Fortalice Kohsaar.
Independent places to stay in Islamabad
Avari Xpress Hotels and Residences is the best privately run hotel in this capital. The hotel serves Pakistani meals with optional continental choices. All major credit cards are accepted by the hotel. Its rooms are equipped with the modern amenities, including WI-FI and air conditioners. There are airport pick up services at a fee and free parking within the hotel compound.