I was attracted to Embassy Inn due to favourable review(s) on Trip.Advisor. Indeed, kudo's to management for a tastefully well designed shower/bath room using German made GROHE-brand bathroom fixtures; a brand that I use at home myself. Free internet with cable DSL.; disadvantage is that your laptop is stuck like a ball & chain to your work desk. with WiFi, one can surf the Net & watch TV in bed! I arrived mid-Dec 08 & stayed FIVE days. just so happened that Karachi was raining then & that the rain somehow added extra electric work load on the generators. when Karachi rains, forget about watching any TV at the Embassy Inn as the in-house generators do not have enough electric generating capacity to carry the hotel electric load + the TV broadcast. at least, I got to watch Ray Lewis lead Bal. Ravens beat them 'Boys @ Dallas the next day, Monday. for biz travellers, TV channels do not include Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN & FOX; which is a disadvantage when u need to check on markets & commentaries. Food at in-house Hotel Restaurant is delicious; but expensive by Karachi standards (try the prawn Masala); execerbated by the punitive 24% Goods & Services government Tax.. Free buffet breakfast; but early bird catches the worm. hotel staff (courteous & prompt!) do make an attempt to replenish the highly popular & delicious mutton/chicken curry (always in short supply). SHELL petrol station/ convenience store adjacent is an advantage; but isolated location makes walking to nearby restaurants unsafe at night & an inconvenience in daytime. I shifted to another hotel further down the road, which was 40% cheaper & also provided a cheaper & wider choice of local food. better call a radio-cab; in-house taxi service @ Embassy Inn not available when u need transportation most. I will be staying @ inner-city hotel in Karachi near Jewellery district next trip in 09; provided India is not at war with Pakistan, then.
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