Posh Hotel Stay for Rs. 12 a night!

Amazing find by Doc_Kazi on flickr! This was back in 1957, and i think this is where Sheraton now stands as i heard it was built on the site of a previous hotel.

9 Comments so far

  1. Kalay-azaar (unregistered) on August 27th, 2007 @ 1:22 pm

    Amazing find Indeed… The Sheraton Karachi was constructed after demolishing the Palace Hotel which was itself an architectural landmark of Karachi, with a typical dome just above the entrance. This hotel was probably just opposite the CM house gate.

  2. IUnKnown (unregistered) on August 27th, 2007 @ 1:43 pm

    wow!!! i love such things
    excellent sstuff mansoor

  3. Ahmed (unregistered) on August 27th, 2007 @ 2:20 pm

    I remember the palace hotel as a schoolboy in the 1960s, it was a beautiful old hotel and should never have been knocked down. This is a beautiful picture though.
    With our penchant for destroying everything, we have become a nation who does not know or care to preserve its history or architechture.


  4. temporal (unregistered) on August 27th, 2007 @ 2:29 pm

    sheraton sits on the grounds of “Palace” hotel

    the book ‘kurraachee’ mentions the site of the North Western…don’t have the book here but will check when i return home in a few weeks:)

  5. malaika rizwi (unregistered) on August 27th, 2007 @ 5:47 pm

    wow! things have changed drastically over the past years. thats a great picture btw.

  6. hira khan (unregistered) on August 27th, 2007 @ 7:35 pm

    awwww….why did they remove it??thats so bad…

  7. rabayl (unregistered) on August 27th, 2007 @ 10:42 pm

    12 rupees a day on beaumonth road? holy wow.

  8. NS (unregistered) on August 28th, 2007 @ 1:44 pm

    This hotel stood in the lane behind the PIDC buildingwhere the pan shops are.It had a famous disco/bar–aghas tavern—a favourite of the then “jet set” including Wahid Murad.The place survived i think till the early 70’s.

  9. Ramis (unregistered) on September 6th, 2007 @ 3:20 pm


    I got some old silver ware from Karachi palace hotel,

    they are tea pots and milk and sugar pots made out of Nickel silver and have the logo of karachi palace hotel with signifince elepalnt trunk on it,

    if any one interested ,

    can reach me at my eamil,

    or 0300-956-0499


    good luck

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