Lahore is a city brimming with culture, art, and history. One of the biggest concerns for visitors to Lahore is accommodation. And though the options are limited, the potential is endless. Here are some of the best hotels in Lahore to make your stay worthwhile: via Charcoal Gravel
1. The Pearl Continental Hotel Lahore
Perhaps the only ‘5 star’ hotel in the city, The Pearl Continental Hotel was always a symbol of luxury on the lush Mall Road of Lahore. With large, airy hallways and colonial decor, the hotel boasts over 600 luxury rooms that include suites and guestrooms. PCHL’s strongest suit is its assortment of high-end restaurants. From the low-key steakhouse in Covo, to the prim Japanese restaurant Sakura, the hotel offers something for all its patrons. Equipped with a modern fitness centre, a pool, and a spa, PCHL remains one of the best hotels in Lahore for good reason. PCHL is one of the only hotels in the city that meets security protocols for foreign dignitaries and representatives of multinational organizations.
2. Avari Hotel
Imitating Mughal sensibilities, Avari Lahore has hosted most of Lahore’s visitors in one era or the other. Seductive and old-fashioned, it remains poised opposite PCHL on Mall Road. One of the best hotels in Lahore, Avari has, in the past, been the venue for some of the largest events in Pakistan, from corporate to commercial. Neck in neck with PCHL, Avari also showcases a plethora of restaurants within the compound of the hotel. From award-winning Fujiyama, the Japanese sensation, to The Lakhnavi, fashioned after the mannerisms of the nawabs of Delhi, Avari Hotel Lahore spoils its residents for choice. The hotel evokes a warm and wholesome feeling, with round the clock butler service.
3. The Nishat Hotel: Johar Town
The newest kid on the block, The Nishat Hotel in Johar Town puts convenience first. Adjoined with Emporium Mall, it is the only hotel in the country that serves as a one-stop destination. Contemporary design and architecture, such as full-length glass windows and metal columns make it a sight for sore eyes. Known for its elaborate banquet halls, courteous service, and state of the art guestrooms and suites, it finds a natural home in the deprived hospitality industry in Pakistan. Since its launch, The Nishat has undisputedly become synonymous with gilded grandeur, and is arguably the best hotel in Lahore at the moment.
4. Faletti’s Hotel
The oldest functional hotel in Lahore, Faletti’s Hotel still remains one of the best hotels in Lahore. With suites and guestrooms that mirror a hybrid of colonial and Victorian decor, and banquet halls that run parallel to the boundary walls, the compound on Egerton Road offers a quaint and personal experience to its residents. Though Faletti’s Lahore first opened its doors to the public in 1880, it has recently been restored to its former glory. Quaid-e-Azam, the founder of Pakistan, used to reside in one of the suites here, while Justice Cornelius spent almost four decades here. Ava Gardner has a suite named after her as well. Charcoal