Intercontinental Hotel Kabul
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Intercontinental Hotel Kabul

Street 1, Bagh E Bala Bagh E Bala, Kabul 1006 Afghanistan
Clean average food,but slow service.
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Finding an ideal hotel in Kabul does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Intercontinental Hotel, a nice option for travellers like you.

Given the close proximity to Babur Tomb (3.0 mi), guests of Intercontinental Hotel can easily experience one of Kabul's most popular landmarks.

Intercontinental Hotel offers guests an array of room amenities including air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The hotel offers room service, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a pool and a lounge. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Intercontinental Hotel looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Kabul.

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Traveller-Sanjay wrote a review Dec 2016
Mumbai, India
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Hotel Inter Continental is located on the hill.It has clean spacious Rooms with clean linen & toilets,Good view of Kabul from balconies,not so prompt but polite friendly service,reasonably good security,average but clean food.There is good security check of the Hotel for tourists,considering the fear of terrorist attacks promoted by Pakistan.
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Date of stay: September 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Ask for Rooms in new wing on higher floor.
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ahrasul wrote a review Sept 2013
arlington, texas
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a very nice and well known hotel in Afghanistan. Perfect location with very nice view of the city. Has a nice swimming pool with poolside buffet at night time, couple of nice restaurants. They used to have very good fresh Kabob which was made there, but they have a different cook now and it does not taste the same any more. Overall it's still a good place to visit.
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Date of stay: October 2012
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Floyd55 wrote a review Jan 2017
Brighton, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed in this hotel while working in Kabul as a contractor. Given the hostile surroundings, the hotel has managed to maintain an air of relative calm (no weapons are allowed in the hotel!) and the accommodation is fairly civilised. Not surpringly the menu is a bit restricted but the staff make a genuine effort to accommodate requests. One of the few remaining better hotels.
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Date of stay: February 2016
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Azin D wrote a review Jan 2018
Sacramento, California
2.0 of 5 bubbles
If you ask anyone in Kabul which hotel to stay at or even visit this is the one they all recommend and go on and on talking about, in reality this hotel is way over rated and not very impressive. The hotel is far from everything else so I would think in case of an emergency I would not want to be alone on top of a hill ...stranded...alone... in Afghanistan. The rest of the hotels in the city are all on roads surrounded by other humans and stores and shopping and much safer as for blending in. This hotel does have a security alert and cars get checked before coming to hotel but still not worth it. The rooms are spacious and fine and the food is just kind of enough to get by not so fresh. It is a nice hotel just not too impressive for me and price is way too much.
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Date of stay: July 2017
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Isoruku wrote a review May 2014
United States
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I was in Kabul March-April 2014, and just want to let everyone know that our security people deemed the Intercon to be insufficiently safe, even for a daytime visit. (We stayed somewhere else). After my stay in 2010 (available here on Tripadvisor), I speculated that the remote location and hilly landscape made an insurgent attack a difficult undertaking. My view today is that the hills and dense vegetation that surround the Intercon also provide perfect cover for would-be attackers to creep up and then breach the security perimeter - which is not very impressive from the back of the hotel. And it should be remembered that the Intercon suffered a large-scale attack in 2011. So my advice is that if your employer suggests that you stay at the Intercon, ask your local colleagues about a safer alternative. (Which would not mean the Serena unless they have patched the holes in their security apparatus after the deadly attack in March of 2014.)
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Date of stay: April 2014
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Ihsankesmen wrote a review Nov 2014
Tehran, Iran
2.0 of 5 bubbles
In Kabul it is hard to find a good hotel. I would be very satisfied if i could find a hotel which had minimum requirements of comfort. The name of this hotel misled me unfortunately. The location is very nice, It is out of city center. But city center is not far; if you can find a cab to hire. There is no taxi service at the hotel.
The restaurant is nice but the foods are terrible. Especially the breakfast; so poor and very limited items to pick.
The room were okay, but the bathroom was terrible. A plastic, dirty curtain was in the tub, preventing me to take shower.
The hotel has a large, spacious lobby but nothing is being served.
Thanks to hotel staffs; were trying to make my stay pleasant.
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Date of stay: November 2014
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Whereisvictoday wrote a review Jan 2013
Rome, Italy
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The place is full of internationals and this is not the safetiest place to be in kabul. For sure is better than the local b&b but always lock the door during the night. Everything around you loks to be afghani in a probably european looks like enviroment (as they imagine to be europe). Not alwYs nice people serving. Rice is very good at the restaurant, as tea...
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Date of stay: February 2012
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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SKGujral wrote a review Jul 2015
New Delhi, India
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Security is a concern in Kabul and this hotel was attacked once. The security arrangements are good. Being a Ministry of Finance owned Hotel, it has Afghan Police Security.

I stayed there for nearly 11 months in 2013-14 and I enjoyed the place.The hotel is very neat and clean and we felt lonely as it has very little occupation. It is little away from road, hence it is a very quite place. The rooms are very comfortable and spacious - each with their balcony. There is good quality free wifi in the hotel and helps stay connected. The restaurant had a reasonable variety of Afghan food to offer and room service is efficient. But the food is very oily. The dinner time is at 6.00 PM with Afghan and Hindi Music. During summer, it is on the swimming pool side and in winters, it is in the restaurant. It has a gym also.
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Date of stay: August 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Rooms on 3rd and 4th Floor are good and airy, quiet.
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Dola M wrote a review Apr 2015
Bengaluru, India
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Yes, many would perhaps think differently about this hotel especially since this one was a victim of an attack couple of years ago thus making it look like security wise vulnerable and unprepared. But after that episode, the hotel has surely enhanced its security environment manifold making it one of the most secure places for private events (per one of the local security experts who did a special assessment of the hotel some months ago for an event we did there).

I've been a regular visitor to the hotel except for the break between 2010 and 2013, and have enjoyed the ambience. The green landscape within the surrounding makes it one of my favorites. And my Afghan friends have liked the special Afghan buffet spread. It's sumptuous, perhaps a bit too much for people like me with small appetite.
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Date of stay: April 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
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eBruffy wrote a review Feb 2011
New York, NY
3.0 of 5 bubbles
If the InterContinental is a family of hotels, then the Kabul IC is the wayward child who after decades of drugs, violence, and degenerate relations with Russians, is finally no longer welcome at the Thanksgiving dinner. I now sit on its threadbare chair in its tower high behind five lines of armed guards high on a hill above the city’s dust and smoke, listening to the meeting of sledgehammer and concrete as the maintenance crew minister to the building’s many ailments. The carpet hasn’t felt the business end of a vacuum cleaner probably since the Afghan King opened the place in '69 and the heaters asthmatic wheezes and completely fails to keep me warm. The gym is a dismal, low-ceilinged room with soggy carpets, rusted weights and a stationary cycle more dangerous to ride than a real bike out on Kabul’s streets. Bring a mould-filtering mask if you care to use it and make sure your tetanus shots are up to date.
There are often large official events because of its secure location and plentiful armed guards. There have been no Taliban attacks and the last major incident was a shoot-out in 2003. So by Kabul standards, it is very safe. The hotel only takes cash up front – and plenty of it.
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Date of stay: February 2011
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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suhailsaqib asked a question May 2015
Lahore, Pakistan
10th may to 12th may 2015 need hotel booking
Answer from Ihsankesmen
Tehran, Iran180 contributions72 helpful votes
You must check with hotel reservation department......
Answer from Ihsankesmen
Tehran, Iran180 contributions72 helpful votes
I think you can get better rate for long-term stays. Try with a travel agency to get good rate...
frivalery asked a question Nov 2017
Santiago, Chile
Hola quiero reservar para febrero del 2018,como lo debo hacer ?
Traveller-Sanjay wrote a tip Dec 2016
Mumbai, India21 contributions11 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for Rooms in new wing on higher floor."
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UjjwalNepal wrote a tip Dec 2015
Kathmandu, Nepal80 contributions52 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms on city side have better views."
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SKGujral wrote a tip Jul 2015
New Delhi, India80 contributions28 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms on 3rd and 4th Floor are good and airy, quiet."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Intercontinental Hotel Kabul
Which popular attractions are close to Intercontinental Hotel Kabul?
Nearby attractions include Babur Tomb (4.7 km), iCue Snooker & Cafe (6.8 km), and Qalla-e-Fatullah Street (3.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Intercontinental Hotel Kabul?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Intercontinental Hotel Kabul?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Intercontinental Hotel Kabul?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Intercontinental Hotel Kabul?
Conveniently located restaurants include Serena, Sufi Mahal, and Le Bistro Kabul - French Cuisine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Intercontinental Hotel Kabul?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Intercontinental Hotel Kabul located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Kabul.
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