Kabul Serena Hotel

Kabul Serena Hotel is a luxury hotel in downtown Kabul, Afghanistan.[citation needed] Originally built in 1945, it is set in landscaped gardens, overlooking the city's Zarnegar Park.[citation needed] The hotel has 177 rooms and suites.[citation needed] It has several restaurants, including the Café Zarnegar serving Afghan cuisine, the Wild Rice fine-dining restaurant serving Southeast Asian cuisine, the Serena Pastry Shop serving homemade breads, cakes and patisseries and the Char Chata Lounge.[citation needed] The hotel also includes Maisha Spa & Health Club, offering a fitness centre, a steam room, a sauna, and outdoor heated swimming pool.[citation needed]

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; 16 years ago (2005-11-08)
OwnerGovernment of Afghanistan
ManagementSerena Hotels
Design and construction
DeveloperAga Khan Development Network (AKDN)
Other information
Number of rooms177

Incidents and closuresEdit

Adolph Dubs, United States ambassador to Afghanistan in 1979, was killed at the hotel.[citation needed]

The hotel was heavily damaged by civil war; it was completely refurbished and extended, 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 was the target of terrorist attacks in January 2008 and March 2014.[3]

With the Taliban gaining control of the country, the hotel has been suspended since August 31, 2021.[citation needed]



  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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