Recently, I had an event to attend in Rawalpindi. It was a two-day event so obviously, I needed a place to stay. Now, I researched (a lot!) about different staying options and I was pretty impressed with my findings. Rawalpindi is an amazing place to live in. The weather and food are amazing here.
The small yet lively city has so much to offer. I came across hotels with neat and tidy rooms at beautiful locations. And the best thing about them? They are very affordable and easy on the pocket. On average, you can easily get a good hotel room in Rawalpindi for Rs3,000 per day.
I thought I should share the hotels I came across during my research.
Give this article a read if you are looking for some really good hotels in Rawalpindi.
List of Hotels in Rawalpindi
|Hotel name||Price Range||Contact||Facebook Page||Website|
|1. Royalton Hotel||$$||(051) 5762300||Royalton Hotel||Royalton Hotel|
|2. Pearl Continental Hotel||$$$||(051) 111 505 505||Pearl Continental Hotel||Pearl Continental Hotel|
|3. Safari Club 4||$$||+254 789 300000||Safari Club 4||Safari Club 4|
|4. Shelton Hotel||$$||(051) 5705962||Shelton Hotel||Shelton Hotel|
|5. Flashman’s Hotel||$$||(051) 9272004||Flashman’s Hotel||Flashman’s Hotel|
|6. Woodpecker Suites and Hotel||$$||0346 2633337||Woodpecker Suites and Hotel||–|
|7. Citymax Hotel||$||0315 4912353||–||Citymax Hotel|
|8. Hotel Shalimar||$$||(051) 5562901||Hotel Shalimar||Hotel Shalimar|
|9. Hotel Royal Palace||$$||(051) 111 725 223||Hotel Royal Palace||Hotel Royal Palace|
The first hotel on our list is the Royalton Hotel. It is a three-star hotel situated opposite to Rawalpindi’s famous Liaquat Bagh. Situated in the main city of Rawalpindi, Royalton Hotel is the perfect option for people who are looking for a place that is neat yet inexpensive.
All the rooms are very clean and the facilities on offer include LCD, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, parking area and all other basic amenities. You can get a standard room for Rs5,500 per day.
Most importantly, the metro bus station is only one minute away from the hotel. By staying here, you will be able to save loads of bucks on traveling.
Also, if you want to explore the bazaars and local markets of Rawalpindi, all you have to do is walk. Yes, you heard me right.
On one side, you will find China market where you can find Chinese decorations, household items, apparel and jewelry at throwaway prices. On the other side, you will find the historical Raja Bazaar which is known for its huge selection of clothes, shoes, electronics, and makeup.
If you are not in the mood for hotel food, you can eat at the famous Savour Foods that is located on the back of the hotel. You can also enjoy fried chicken, fish, halwa puri and Lahori samosa from College Road. In short, this place is perfect for people who want to see the real beauty of the old city.
Price Range: Rs. 5,500
Contact: (051) 5762300
Website: Royalton Hotel
Facebook: Royalton Hotel
Location: G254, Liaquat Road, Opposite Liaquat Bagh, Rawalpindi, Punjab 46000
It is one of the best family hotels in Rawalpindi. If you want to experience luxury, comfort and top-notch services at the same time, then Pearl Continental will do the job perfectly.
Pearl Continental, commonly known as the PC Hotel among the locals, is a 5-star hotel situated in the heart of Rawalpindi Cantt. The white architecture and beautiful lawns add more to the beauty of the hotel.
All rooms have chic and contemporary designs and furniture. The hotel rooms have all the basic amenities including laundry, hairdryer, coffee machine, free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV.
If you love fine dining then do not forget to check out the restaurants in Pearl Continental. Taipan is offering some amazing Chinese and Thai food, Marco Polo is a perfect place for hi-tea and Bukhara is well known for its desi cuisine. Apart from excellent dining facilities, they also have state-of-the-art outdoor pools and gym.
The hotel offers different kinds of rooms and suites such as:
- Standard rooms (these are 208 sq. ft. bedrooms with queen-sized beds and view of the Mall road and poolside)
- Executive rooms (these are 208 sq. ft. bedrooms with king or twin beds and poolside view)
- Executive suites (these are 566 sq. ft. bedrooms with king-sized beds and poolside view)
- Deluxe suites (these are 850 sq. ft. bedrooms with king-sized beds and Mall road view)
- Presidential suites (these are 397 sq. ft. bedrooms with king-sized beds and a view of the city)
So, if you are looking for high-class experience, do visit Pearl Continental. The hotel also provides discounts and reward points to its customers. For example, currently, they are offering a 40% discount on all bakery items.
Price Range: Rs. 16,000 for standard room
Contact: (051) 111 505 505
Website: Pearl Continental Hotel
Facebook: Pearl Continental Hotel
Location: The Mall, National Highway 5, Rawalpindi, Punjab 46000
Another great staying option in Rawalpindi is Safari Club 4. It is located 16 km from the Nawaz Sharif Park. The club offers accommodation, dining facility, ATM and wide parking space for people who are traveling to the twin cities.
All rooms are fully furnished with minimal décor and furniture. Every room also has a sitting area, writing desk, kettle, TV, a small kitchen, dining room and attached baths with all the basic toiletries.
Apart from comfortable staying options, the club also offers a fitness center and a tennis court so you can stay fit and healthy during your trips as well.
The club is known for its exceptional customer service. They provide concierge service, free Wi-Fi, 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange at the spot. You can also enjoy yummy continental breakfast and a huge a la carte menu. The new airport is only 33 km from the hotel.
Price Range: Rs. 6,500 per day
Contact: +254 789 300000
Website: Safari Club 4
Facebook: Safari Club 4
Location: Safari Banquets & Suites, Commercial Area Road, Phase 2 (Special), Bahria Town, Rawalpindi, 46220.
Shelton hotel is one of the newest additions in town. Situated right next to the old airport, Shelton Hotel is a prime location for people who are looking for a comfortable and neat hotel. This 3 star hotel is offering ticket services, luggage storage facility, room service, money exchange service and free Wi-Fi for all its customers.
The hotel is offering luxurious accommodation along with a restaurant, shared lounge, garden, and free parking area. The new airport is only 33 km from the location and the hotel provides paid airport shuttle service.
If you want to visit places in Rawalpindi, then this place is gold because of its locality.
Price Range: $$
Contact: (051) 5705962
Website: Shelton Hotel
Facebook: Shelton Hotel
Location: Plot No. 101, Airport Service Road, Fazal Town Phase-1, 44000 Rawalpindi
Another great option for you to stay in is Flashman’s Hotel. This hotel is perfect for people who want to explore Rawalpindi on a budget. Located in the middle of Rawalpindi city, this hotel is our all-time favorite. The Saddar metro bus station is across the road.
If you do not want to munch on hotel food, do not worry, because this hotel is located in the Saddar area which is known for its affordable and mouthwatering desi dishes and street food. There are several famous restaurants at a walking distance including KFC, Ranchers, Pizza Hut, Tehzeeb, Subway, Mei Kong, etc.
Also, if you are a shopaholic, this hotel is perfect for you because all the famous brands such as Khaadi, Nishat Linen, Outfitters, Generation, EGO, Al-Karam, Bonanza and vice versa are at the walking distance.
Also, if you are in the mood for movie night then buckle up because Flashman’s is near to some of the best cinemas in Rawalpindi.
It is an old hotel but the rooms are very well kept and neat. A standard room will cost you around Rs5,000. Each room has all the basic amenities including bath, shower, AC and TV.
Price Range: $$
Contact: (051) 9272004
Facebook: Flashman’s Hotel
Website: Flashman’s Hotel
Location: 17/22, The Mall, Saddar, Rawalpindi, Punjab 46000
Woodpecker Suites and Hotel is very popular among international clients. The place is known for its exceptional customer service, ambiance, and food.
This place is perfect for you if you are traveling with your family. The place has modern styled bedrooms with attached baths, free Wi-Fi, and parking. If you looking for golf, horse riding, and other recreational activities during your stay time, consider Woodpecker because they also offer many paid activities as well.
If you are not in the mood for hotel food, you can always munch on some of the best restaurants in Rawalpindi.
Price Range: $$
Contact: 0346 2633337
Facebook: Woodpecker Suites and Hotel
Location: 53 S, Main Boulevard, Civic Centre, Bahria Town, 46220 Rawalpindi, Pakistan
7. Citymax Hotel
If you are looking for an affordable option in the city, Citymax Hotel will do the job perfectly. Located in the middle of the main city, this is a perfect option for people who do not want to spend hefty amounts on accommodation.
The hotel has neat and tidy rooms that are fully furnished and have all the basic amenities such as toiletries, air conditioning, Wi-Fi and vice versa. This 3-star hotel is no less than other hotels because it comes with all necessities such as ATM, huge parking space, 24/7 customer service, and vice versa.
Price Range: Rs.2000 per day
Contact: 0315 4912353
Website: Citymax Hotel
Location: Murree Road, Faizabad, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
8. Hotel Shalimar
Another good option in town is Hotel Shalimar. The hotel has been around for quite a long time. Located in the Rawalpindi Cantonment, the hotel can easily be reached by metro station as it is only 2-3 minutes away from the hotel.
If you are not in the mood for the hotel food then worry not because Saddar is just a few minutes away from the location which is known for its eateries and street food joints. You can find desi cuisines, fast food, beverages…you name it.
The place is also close to Lalkurti Bazar which is famous for its local shops. If you are looking for entertainment, then try Cinepax, Jinnah Park for a movie or Joyland, Rawalpindi for a fulfilled day; all places are a few minutes away from the hotel.
Price Range: Rs.8500 per day
Contact: (051) 5562901
Website: Hotel Shalimar
Facebook: Hotel Shalimar
Location: Aziz Bhatti Shaheed Road, Rawalpindi, Punjab 46000
9. Hotel Royal Palace
Hotel Royal Palace is one of the best hotels in the city because of its classy interior, courteous staff, neat and tidy rooms, and good ambiance. If you are looking for a comfortable yet affordable hotel in the city, try opting for Hotel Royal Palace.
Giga Mall, Joyland, Ayub Park, Saddar are near the hotel, in short, you will not have to end up getting bored in the hotel. The hotel has neat and tidy rooms well equipped with all the basic amenities including toilet essentials, TV, room service, AC vice versa.
If you want to unwind and relax at the hotel, do try their pool and garden side BBQ; a perfect way to spend the day with friends and family.
Price Range: Rs.6500 per day
Contact: (051) 111 725 223
Website: Hotel Royal Palace
Facebook: Hotel Royal Palace
Location: Opposite Ayub Park, Near PSO Pump, GT Road, 54600 Rawalpindi, Pakistan
So, this was a precise yet very informative post about hotels in Rawalpindi. All these places are affordable and worth your visit. These places are perfect and secure for people who are traveling with their families.
Give this article a read and let us know about your views about these hotels.
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