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Kabul Serena Hotel is a luxury hotel in downtown Kabul, Afghanistan. It is set in landscaped gardens, overlooking the city's famous Zarnegar Park. Originally built in 1945, the hotel has been completely refurbished and extended in recent years, reopening on November 8, 2005. The main work for the hotel was given to the Aga Khan Foundation and thus it was inaugurated by Aga Khan IV[1][2] It has also twice been the subject of terrorist attacks, once in January 2008 and once more in March 2014.[3]

Kabul Serena Hotel
Serena Hotel in Kabul-2013.jpg
The inside garden area
Kabul Serena Hotel is located in Afghanistan
Kabul Serena Hotel
Location within Afghanistan
General information
LocationDistrict 2, Kabul, Afghanistan
Coordinates34°31′12″N 69°10′40″E / 34.52000°N 69.17778°E / 34.52000; 69.17778
Opening1945; Reopened; November 8, 2005; 13 years ago (2005-11-08)
OwnerGovernment of Afghanistan
ManagementSerena Hotels
Design and construction
DeveloperAga Khan Development Network (AKDN)
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Number of rooms177

Today the hotel has 177 rooms and suites. It has several restaurants include the Café Zarnegar serving Afghan cuisine, the Wild Rice fine-dining restaurant serving South-East Asian cuisine, the Serena Pastry Shop, serving home-made breads, cakes and patisseries and the Char Chata Lounge. The hotel also includes Maisha Spa & Health Club, offering a fitness centre, a steam room, a sauna and outdoor heated swimming pool.

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  1. ^ Opening of the Kabul Serena hotel[1]Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN)[2]
  2. ^ Ismaili.net
  3. ^ "Terrorists hit Australian embassy". The Courier-Mail. January 14, 2008.

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