Islamabad, Pakistan Hotels and City Guide

Islamabad Hotels and Islamabad Guide with Islamabad maps, top attractions, room reservations and hotel deals at a wide range of the best Islamabad hotels

Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan, is located in the north-east of the country, an area that was traditionally part of the Pakistan Punjab area. Set against the backdrop of Margalla Hills, Islamabad affords an almost picture-postcard ambience that is all too rare in the region. It is lush green, quaint, open and manages to combine Islamic architecture and western influence effortlessly.

Islamabad is also a young city, founded in the 1960s after a need for a modern capital was identified. Led by renowned Greek urban planner, Constantinos A. Doxiadis, whose vision for a city of open spaces and greenery continues to mould the city even today, Islamabad’s relative infancy doesn’t take anything away from its obvious magnetism in the eyes of tourists. From popular Islamabad attractions, fascinating eating places, to star-class Islamabad hotels, the city offers it all.

After it was opened, Islamabad’s growth was slow, owing mainly to the long relocation process of the government. During the 1990s, the city began to appeal to more Pakistanis as investments grew and infrastructure improved dramatically. Today, Islamabad is a city that is well on its way to becoming one of Asia’s foremost metropolises.

True to Doxiadis’ vision, Islamabad is shaping up to be a city that revels in nature. No fewer than three natural parks, including the renowned Shakarparian Hills, invite residents and visitors alike to be one with nature. The views from Shakarparian Hills of the nearby Rawal Lake and the cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad will be engraved in the minds of visitors for a long time.

Islamabad City Facts
Population: 901,137 (Source: UN Population Division 2000 estimate)
Population of Pakistan: 162,419,946 (Source: UN Population Division 2000 estimate)
Currency: Pakistani rupee
Time Zone: GMT plus five
Language: Urdu (official), English, Panjabi, Sindhi, Pashtu, Balochi

Hotels in Islamabad, Pakistan

Best Western Islamabad Hotel

Best Western Islamabad Hotel

6 Islamabad Club Road, Islamabad, 00000, Pakistan

Whether you are on business, vacation or a short trip, you'll be glad you made the Best Western Regency Hotel your first choice. The Best Western Regency Hotel offers a range of amenities designed to meet business travelers' specialized needs. We have convention and banquet...

Holiday Inn Islamabad

Holiday Inn Islamabad

G6 Civic Centre PO Box 1373 ISLAMABAD 44000 PAKISTAN

Audio Visual Aids, i.e. OHP, Slide Projector Screen, TV, VCR, Delegation Microphones, PA System, Pointer, Writing Pads, Pens, Pencils, Whyteboard Markers, etc. 20 (8' by 10') booths can be accommodated in the largest meeting room Exhibit space available...

Marriott Islamabad

Marriott Islamabad


Ideally situated near government offices, the World Bank and several foreign missions, the luxurious Marriot Islamabad Hotel is also in close proximity to the President and Prime Minister's House, Rawal Lake and the city centre. Positioned in picturesque surroundings,...


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