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The Quetta Serena Hotel
Located in the city center and spread over six acres, Quetta Serena Hotel is prominently located on Shahrah-e-Zarghoon in the Cantonment area. The hotel is conveniently accessible from all parts of the country and is linked by air, rail, and road network.
It has a character of its own. It has incorporated many stunning architectural and decorative elements of the local Baloch people - famed for their chivalry and martial prowess. Traditional arts and crafts, decorative patterns and other graphic designs found throughout the plush interior of the hotel are an affirmation of pride in the local culture and aesthetic traditions.
With stunning mountain views on all sides, the hotel is set amid flower-filled courtyards with fountains and water channels around the fruit orchards. It provides guests with first-class amenities and a world of luxury where the service is warm and gracious. From the doormen to the reception, to the Room Service and everything in between, it promises to make each ones stay a memorable one.
History of Quetta
Quetta, derived from Kuatta, means fort in the Pashto language. The city is a natural fort, surrounded by imposing hills on all sides. The hills are called Chiltan, Takatu, and Mehrdar (so called because of its beauty, but now known as Murdar), and Zarghoon.
Quetta lies at the altitude of 1,675 meters. It is a small city of about 1 Million people. It is one of the few planned cities of Pakistan. The pleasantly tree-lined streets of Quetta are all rebuilt after the earthquake of 1935. The food and goods on sale in the bazaars give it a certain Central Asian feel and a reason to see it. Afghan refugees have brought with them fresh crafts like the distinctive Hazara rugs, to add to such traditional items as Baloch mirror work, wooden crafts from Sind & Punjab and many other merchandise from Iran & Afghanistan