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Our Armed forces are going to miss "roughing it" in Kabul.
One of the finest hotels in Afghanistan, the Kabul Serena Hotel stands amid landscaped gardens, which offer an oasis of serenity in the heart of the city. Originally built in 1945, the hotel has been completely refurbished and extended via the addition of an entire new wing. Reflecting the pure grace of classic Islamic architecture, the reincarnated hotel retains many of the key elements of the original, but has also been intuitively restyled, so as to reflect the many historical influences that have been brought to bear on this 3,000 year-old city. Offering accommodation in Kabul with 177 spacious rooms and suites, all of which reflect the skill and traditional heritage of the local artisans, the hotel also acts as a showcase for some fine examples of Islamic decorative and contemplative art. Offering two restaurants, a welcoming lounge and a vibrant pool deck, the hotel also offers an international conference center, a state-of-the-art business center, a gracious banqueting center, and the Maisha Health Spa, which offers a gymnasium, steam, sauna, temperature-controlled swimming pool and a wide range of holistic health and wellness services.Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and a barbecue, Kabul Serena Hotel offers accommodation in Kabul Free private parking is available on site. Rooms have a flat-screen TV. Certain rooms have a seating area where you can relax. The rooms are fitted with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries. There is a 24-hour front desk, gift shop, and shops at the property. The hotel also offers car hire.
 

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Our Armed forces are going to miss "roughing it" in Kabul.
One of the finest hotels in Afghanistan, the Kabul Serena Hotel stands amid landscaped gardens, which offer an oasis of serenity in the heart of the city. Originally built in 1945, the hotel has been completely refurbished and extended via the addition of an entire new wing. Reflecting the pure grace of classic Islamic architecture, the reincarnated hotel retains many of the key elements of the original, but has also been intuitively restyled, so as to reflect the many historical influences that have been brought to bear on this 3,000 year-old city. Offering accommodation in Kabul with 177 spacious rooms and suites, all of which reflect the skill and traditional heritage of the local artisans, the hotel also acts as a showcase for some fine examples of Islamic decorative and contemplative art. Offering two restaurants, a welcoming lounge and a vibrant pool deck, the hotel also offers an international conference center, a state-of-the-art business center, a gracious banqueting center, and the Maisha Health Spa, which offers a gymnasium, steam, sauna, temperature-controlled swimming pool and a wide range of holistic health and wellness services.Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and a barbecue, Kabul Serena Hotel offers accommodation in Kabul Free private parking is available on site. Rooms have a flat-screen TV. Certain rooms have a seating area where you can relax. The rooms are fitted with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries. There is a 24-hour front desk, gift shop, and shops at the property. The hotel also offers car hire.
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Terribly exciting for the OP to have dug up a five year old description from the 'web and offered it up verbatim for the delight of an already enthralled RR community....

http://tradeshows.asia/directory/kabul-serena-hotel/

FWIW The parts he missed out were

<<...GETTING THERE

The hotel is situated in central Kabul, 20 minutes’ drive from Kabul International Airport.

FACILITIES

We offer 177 rooms and suites all with satellite TV and Wi-Fi access
The Café Zarnegar round the clock continental and Afghani cuisine restaurant
The Wild Rice fine-dining restaurant, featuring traditional South-East Asian cuisine
The Serena Pastry Shop, offering a wide range of home-made breads, cakes and pastries
The Char Chata Lounge, serving snacks and refreshments throughout the day
A traditionally decorated and relaxing Residents Lounge
Swimming pool and sun deck
The Maisha Spa and Health Club offering a temperature controlled swimming pool, gymnasium, spa, and salon
International conference and social events center
Travel desk, taxi and Serena limousine service

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Curiously, our OP failed to include the current Rack Rates, they probably cost a bomb bob or two, though?
 
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Our neighbours daughter is currently staying at the hotel. She works for an international charity. She tells us the daily rate in pounds sterling is £172-£190 Not sure if that includes food.
 
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"Currently"?
Just asked Clive and his wife where their daughter, Lucy is in Afghanistan andher two assistants now are.
He understands they have moved to Laghman Province to visit their funded orphanages there.
If I find out where they are staying and its worth mentioning I'll let you know.
 

Dredd

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It's just that impression being given is that all UK nationals have been advised and were assisted to leave the country at short notice. Those remaining behind are at risk. Seems the media may have over-blown it all - once again.
 
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