Q Kabul Hotel
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Q Kabul Hotel

Taimany Wat, Sabequa Square Airport and Continental 40M Road, Kabul Afghanistan

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4.5
#2 of 4 small hotels in Kabul
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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Finding an ideal small hotel in Kabul does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Q Kabul Hotel, a nice option for travellers like you.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Q Kabul Hotel offer air conditioning.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including room service. Guests of Q Kabul Hotel are also welcome to enjoy an on-site restaurant.

If you are looking for a good Chinese restaurant, you may want to check out Kabul Star Hotel & Restaurant while staying at Q Kabul Hotel.

Q Kabul Hotel puts the best of Kabul at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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LizConnelly wrote a review Mar 2015
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the 4th time I have stayed at Q-Kabul and just booked my 5th. It doesn't get 5 stars because of fresh flowers in reception or the copious amounts of facilities (don't happen) but if you are judging on a star system you have to judge on what you would expect from the place the hotel is located and what you find most important. For me (a girl working on her own in Kabul) it was to feel safe, never intimidated, looked after and friendly. You can't get better for these things. I know most of the staff by name, have security and GMs mobile numbers (both Glaswegians which for me is an added bonus!!) should I ever need them for anything ever and I can go to breakfast lunch or dinner and have a friendly table of people to join and then feel like you have a bunch more people who look out for you. Not to mention, comfy beds with proper duvest and pillows! Safest, most secure and friendliest hotels in Kabul, no doubt.
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Date of stay: March 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Voigt wrote a review Nov 2014
Woking, United Kingdom
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
The principal reason for staying here is your personal safety. It's probably got the tightest security of any hotel in Kabul. To get access to the hotel, your vehicle will have to wait at the gate on the main road whilst credentials are checked by the armed guards (it helps if your organisation gets an entry pass for the period of your stay). Once OK'd, the barrier will be lifted and the steel gate rolled back allowing the vehicle to enter the first area. The first gate is closed then the second one is opened allowing the vehicle to drive into one of three blast-proof bays. Here there is a thorough search of the vehicle, including the usual mirrors under the chassis and the use of a friendly sniffer dog. After this, the vehicle can then enter the grounds.

The place is huge, divided into Blocks A, B etc - giving even more the impression of a prison. The unsmiling reception staff only add to this impression. An ID card is issued for your stay. Only Mastercard credit cards are accepted - very strange. The interior of the hotel maintains the prison-like atmosphere as there are hardly any windows and those there are, eg in your room, are all frosted glass.

Rooms tend to be in large suites with two or three bedrooms, a kitchen, bathroom and small lounge - I guess because many guests are here on long-term contract. Lighting in the rooms is very poor but beds are very comfortable. Bathrooms are OK but pretty functional compared to the other rooms.

Food is OK but not great for vegetarians or fish-eaters. No alcohol.

There are some expensive tourist shops on the premises but these are rarely open and when they are, are devoid of customers.

There's a large, well-equipped gym and a reasonable swimming pool.

In summary, the only reason for staying here is the tight security but for me that's a good enough reason.
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Date of stay: November 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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keith n wrote a review Feb 2015
Boston, Massachusetts
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We chose this hotel primarily for reasons of security. It's functional and you can stay there for extended periods. There are other hotels that have better rooms or food, but you have to prioritize.

I stayed in this hotel for about 6 weeks.
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Date of stay: January 2015Trip type: Travelled on business
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Pilgrim1988 wrote a review Jul 2016
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
5.0 of 5 bubbles
You'll be surprised to know that without doubt this hotel is the safest, most comfortable and best catered in Kabul. Professionally run by an expat, backed by an Afghani business group, the results clearly speak for themselves.

I wouldn't stay anywhere else whilst conducting business in the capital....
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Travelled on business
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G3859ENkatherinem wrote a review Jun 2016
London, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent a few days here last year. The room was clean and very comfortable, the gym is exceptional even for a European country. The food was tasty and the breakfast was a great start to the day. The swimming pool was pleasant however the water was dirty. The staff were helpful and discrete. My only issue during my stay related to the security. The security refuses to allow my vehicle to enter the compound or park anywhere near it inspire of arrangements being made. I was directed out through an unknown door and onto the street alone where I walked some distance to meet my vehicle. This was rectified soon after.
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Date of stay: June 2016Trip type: Travelled on business
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davestly wrote a review Feb 2016
Ashford, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
In Kabul, it is good to stay somewhere close to where you are working - traffic can be bad and security means you need to limit travel. Q Hotel was close to my work place on this occasion. It is a very large building. Security is pretty good - vehicle access is highly restricted and only hotel residents can get onto the site.

The room I had was a suite really, with 3 bedrooms and kitchen. I only needed the one bedroom, so I took the best of the 3. The bed was comfortable and the TV had plenty of channels. The room was too warm. The air conditioning would work, but stopped and did not restart when the power failed - as it did several times each evening/night. So I had to leave the window open, letting in the dusty/smokey Kabul air. The bathroom was OK. There was always hot water for the shower.

The main restaurant provided buffet breakfast and dinner. Both were pretty average - I have had better in lesser hotels in Kabul. For dinner, I found the ground floor cafe a better option. Decent shwarma and chips with fresh juice there. I did not try any of the other facilities. There are a fair number of shops on the ground floor if you need provisions.

I did get stuck in the lift for 15 minutes when the power failed. The lift would not restart, so security had to rescue me. Better to take the stairs if you do not have too much stuff.
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Date of stay: February 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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mogden9569 wrote a review Jun 2015
Leeds
4.0 of 5 bubbles
By far the main priority in staying in a hotel in Kabul is security. This hotel has an efficient vehicle airlock entry system, with sufficient stand off from the main road. There is a search dog at the gate, and the guards seem alert. The rooms are well appointed with comfortable beds and many are more secure with no windows. Each floor has safe rooms. There is a medical clinic in the hotel (Westex). The usual little extras such as dressing gown and slippers are provided. There is a very good bar, and a coffee shop and a couple of shops on the ground floor. Of course the prices in these establishments are above average for Kabul. The food served is western, with plenty of choice. There is an excellent large gym onsite. The hotel is situated on the outer edge of the city centre, a short drive from Hamid Karzai international airport
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Date of stay: May 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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164ulysses wrote a review Apr 2017
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This place ticks all the boxes for Kabul. Good security, reasonable rooms that you can realistically live in for longer periods, some services on-site. Free laundry is a nice touch. Room was comfortable, dinners OK though the breakfast was awful. You're not really staying here for the ambiance so some flaws can be overlooked.
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Date of stay: March 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Daniel E wrote a review Mar 2016
Washington DC, District of Columbia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is an economical alternative to the Serena in Kabul, but at a noticeably lower service level. Its safety record is excellent, and I've always felt safe here. Unfortunately the building is a Soviet-style concrete monster, and many of the rooms have no windows and are tiny. The beds are narrow but firm, and the place is very quiet at night -- sleep quality is good. The service is mixed: decent front desk, but spotty room cleaning. The breakfast buffet is alright for Kabul standards, but nowhere near the culinary marvels offered in the Serena.
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Date of stay: March 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: ask if they have a room with windows facing the interior
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Ruhina N wrote a review Apr 2015
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location, very affordable price, nice staff and Professional staff.
The room was very clean, everyday cleaning service and the towels were changed daily. Highly secures and safe place to stay. Loved staying there and highly recommend to anyone that is traveling to Kabul.
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Date of stay: March 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Answer from davieallen
Kabul, Afghanistan
Yes we have an indoor heated pool. Visa is the only cards we do not accept as the Afghan banks do not use them. All other cards are fine as well as bank transfers and cash.
Daniel E wrote a tip Mar 2016
Washington DC, District of Columbia141 contributions96 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"ask if they have a room with windows facing the interior"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Q Kabul Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Q Kabul Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Babur Tomb (5.0 km), iCue Snooker & Cafe (4.9 km), and Qalla-e-Fatullah Street (1.5 km).
What food & drink options are available at Q Kabul Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Q Kabul Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Serena, Sufi Mahal, and Tim's French Bakery.
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