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Karachi capital of the province of Sindh, is the financial capital and the largest city of Pakistan. Karachi is located on the coast of the Arabian Sea.
It is locally termed as the City of Lights, City of The Quaid, and City that Never Sleeps. Residents and those born in the city are called "Karachiites", Urdu is the national language of Pakistan and Karachi is the largest Urdu speaking city in the world where almost 98% population understands Urdu. Karachi is different from the rest of Pakistan in the same way that New York is different from the rest of the United States. The pace of life is more hurried; time is money, and money is life. It is comparable to other Asian cities, such as Mumbai.
Karachi has a relatively mild climate with low levels of precipitation (approximately 10 inches per annum), the bulk of which occurs during the July-August monsoon season. Winters are mild, and the summers are hot. The city's proximity to the sea keeps humidity levels at a near-constant high, and cool sea breezes relieve the heat of the summer months.
Karachi's culture is characterized by the blending of Middle Eastern, Central Asian, South Asian and Western influences, as well as the city's status as a major international business center. As a whole, there is considerable diversity in culture, and this diversity has produced a unique cultural amalgam of its own type. Karachi also hosts the largest middle class stratum of the country.
There are many well known Hotels in Karachi:
Sheraton Hotel Karachi Pakistan (5 Star)
Welcome to the Sheraton Hotel & Tower Karachi, the only internationally managed five-star hotel in Pakistan. Located just 17 kilometers from Jinnah International Airport, Sheraton Hotel & Tower Karachi is at the center of the business district of Karachi. Guests can enjoy instant access to local shopping and sightseeing, explore the nearby beaches or see Karachi’s well-known Kemari Harbor.
Avari Towers Hotel Karachi Pakistan (5 Star)
Karachi is the Commercial hub and seaport in Pakistan with miles of golden beaches. Avari Towers Hotel Karachi is Just 20 minutes from the Airport and 7 minutes from the Karachi Port, Avari Towers Hotel Karachi is situated amidst the business and commercial area of Karachi. The tallest hotel in Pakistan is located in downtown Karachi, near major cultural attractions and within walking distance of shopping and commercial.
Spacious and exquisitely appointed and recently renovated 236 guestrooms are masterfully decorated to reflect Avari Towers Hotel Karachi rich heritage.
Dreamworld Limited, a 100% equity – based, Riba free company, listed in KSE-100 Index. Dream World Hotel & Resort Karachi has made possible for the Karachities to day dream with a project spread over 150 acres of area adjust to Maymar complex on super highway 25 Km from the heart of the city. Seeing is believing.The Dream World Hotel & Resort Karachi has been planned and designed by International experts in such a manner that the view of the entire resort can be enjoyed from every room.
Marriott Hotel Karachi Pakistan (5 Star)
The Marriott Karachi is a five star hotel in the heart of Pakistan, within easy reach to the business & commercial centres, and provides excellent business & leisure facilities. The Karachi Marriott occupies a prime location in the heart of the city five minutes from the main business district and adjacent to the United States consulate.
Marriott Hotel Karachi has 219 Guest Rooms, including 15 Suites, 103 Executive Club Rooms.
Guest room amenities Work desk with lamp, Speaker phone, Voice mail, TV with remote control, Cable/satellite TV, All-news channel, Newspaper delivered (Mon-Fri), Minibar, Air conditioned guest rooms, Hairdryer, Bathrobe, In-room safe and Cribs available .
Welcome you to Pakistan's premier hotel suitable for business and vacation travellers. The Pearl Continental Hotel Karachi is located in the heart of the commercial and shopping district of Karachi and only 15 Kilometres from Quaid-e-Azam International airport. The location of this Pearl Continental Hotel Karachi provides easy access to all major banks and multinationals, shopping centeres and traditional bazaars. The Pearl Continental hotel also provides excellent business and conference facilities.
The 290 guest rooms comprising of 18 Executive suites, four super deluxe suites and 30 Executive Rooms are all designed to provide the utmost in comfort. All rooms are equipped with satellite television, in-house movies and modern amenities. In fact, every facet and facility required by the discerning traveler is catered to.
The room division offers the ultimate in luxurious living with 24 hours in – house movies, satellite music and 30 channel satellite television network.
Ramada Plaza Hotel Karachi Pakistan (5 Star)
The Ramada Plaza Hotel Karachi located in star avenue terminal 1 Jinnah international airport. a beautifully landscaped site with extensive green spaces. The Ramada Plaza Hotel Karachi features the Opera Cafe open 24 hours, all day dining at La Terasse restaurant anda pool bar for snacks and refreshments. The Ramada Plaza Hotel Karachi also offers an outdoor swimming pool, sauna, steam bath, massage and jacuzzi. Phase 2 will see the opening of 50 colonial style chalets including 18 suites overlooking the garden.
Ramada Plaza Hotel Karachi Phase 2 will see the opening of 50 colonial style chalets including 18 suites overlooking the garden.
Carlton Hotel Karachi Pakistan (4 Star)
Overlooking the deep blue Arabian Sea, Carlton Hotel Karachi is strategically situated in one of the most prestigious areas of Karachi, away from the hustle-bustle of the city. It is a 1 Hour drive from the Quaid-e-Azam International Airport, and 1 & half hour from the main business district and from shopping malls, local/international banks, clubs and consulates.
76 luxurious rooms inclusive of 4 Premier Suites, 2 Deluxe Suites and 2 Royal Suites. All guest room are of an international standard, attractively decorated to offer you the very best in comfort. Guest room amenities include; mini-bar, satellite TV, in-house movies, air-conditioning, IDD telephone line, hair dryer, bath and Jacuzzi in the Premier rooms and all the suites.
10 minutes drive from the Hotel, one of the most development sea front in Asia. Experience the ride on the camel back and enjoy horse back riding.
The largest sanctuary of green turtles in the world. The sandy beach offers a unique opportunity to study the nature. Located at a distance of over 35 Kilometer or a 40 minutes drive from the hotel.
One of the most elegant buildings built over a century ago now refurbished and converted into a Museum is at 10 minutes drive from the Hotel.
Hotel Mehran Karachi Pakistan (4 Star)
Hotel Mehran Karachi Ideally located in the heart of Karachi, Hotel Mehran Karachi provides its guests an uncompromising level of services – personal yet efficient and swift. The guests are offered a unique combination of traditional and most up to date facilities in room and suites take you away into the glory of bygone era's and allow you to indulge in their beauty and opulence with exclusive interiors, featuring en suite bathrooms, satellite television and telephone facilities. This elegant Mehran hotel offers a very relaxed atmosphere and charm, twenty minutes drive from the airport and close to city's central business and industrial districts and conveniently close to the finest shopping area. Hotel Mehran Karachi in a foreseeable future.
There are some Budgeted Hotels as well which are as below:
- Airport Hotel Karachi Pakistan (3 Star)
- Beach Luxury Hotel Karachi Pakistan (3 Star)
- Days Inn Hotel Karachi Pakistan (3 Star)
- Embassy Inn Hotel Karachi Pakistan (2 Star)