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Gandamack Lodge

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Nice place with ancient charm, well managed, with terrific food. This is a beautiful place in spring with a huge garden to enjoy dinner and drinks or sitting and reading in the afternoon. The downstairs bar is an interesting place for drinks when it's not overcrowded, but don't stay so late as when the drunks begin fighting in the wee...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 December 2014

I stayed for two nights in August 2012 (forced by TA to enter wrong date in its system) - a very 'British colonial' experience! I found three faults: NO AIRCON IN MY ROOM!!!, the bathroom was 'authentic' to the extent it was difficult to operate, and the guys running it, although very friendly & helpful, didn't really understand the concept...

Thank KWilkin
Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 30 August 2014

The restaurant is a safe place with a sally-port security check mechanism. The food served is western and local, alcohol is available but outrageous prices. The bar is worth to be visited but there are much better places to be visited. I cannot judge the accommodation because I did not stay in the Gandamack

Thank M-Matze
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 16 December 2013

An excellent choice of accommodation for anyone going to Kabul. The staff are friendly inside the lodge and the rooms are really well presented. Hot running water.. just the thing you want after you've been out and about in the dust. Wide variety of food and catering for western tastes. Check out the bar underneath the lodge and the movie...

Thank Kay D
South Sudan
Reviewed 20 August 2013

Well organized restaurant, food is average , but bars is well managed, one in Garden area an one underground , the underground one is with lovely look and nice arrangement, bar staff is excellent and fast in Thursday place is jam packed. Lovely gathering.

1Thank Rasika W
Cheshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 May 2013

An oasis in an alcohol free country, expensive but necessary sanity break from the day to day in Kabul. Only tried the bar "Hare&Hounds" for a little food and a beer or two, the security for the compound seems quite good and the general ambience is ok other than the volume of the music. The "Chit" system for payment is...

3Thank MarkinCheshire
Reviewed 27 May 2012

If you're looking for British country house retreat, you couldn't choose a better place to stay. Gandamack is a first class guesthouse. Still a favorite haunt for journalists. Spacious rooms with en-suite bath. Very comfortable beds. Superb dining. Full English breakfast included. Snug in winter, even at minus 20 degrees centigrade which I endured for weeks. Large garden with loads...

2Thank middleeastgypsy
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 29 December 2011

The Gandamack is hidden little gem in Kabul. With a lush and lovely little garden infront of the rooms where you could walk in our just sit and have a drink was just refreshing! The rooms were very clean, had softest bed ever and internet. There were new flatscreen TV and hot water in the nice bathroom. The radiators and...

1Thank Olifo
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 23 May 2010

Look, you're in Kabul. You are not going to get 5 star amenities. For what it is, which is a developing world lodge catering to foreigners (journalists, mostly), the Gandamack is about as good as it gets. The rooms are a decent size, most have their own bathrooms and showers (insist on that. Really worth it), and there's free wireless....

2Thank travelinggrrl

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Sherpur Square, next to the UNHCR HQ, just up the road from DHL, across the road from the queues for visas at the Embassy of Iran ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gandamack Lodge

Address: Sherpur Square, Kabul, Afghanistan
Region: Afghanistan > Kabul Province > Kabul
Number of rooms: 15
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“I had a room at the back outside but I much preferred being inside the main lodge. Room was a little larger too inside.”
918kayd, 16 Dec 2013 | Read review
“Main house in winter. Annex in the summer.”
middleeastgypsy, 27 May 2012 | Read review
“The rooms infront of the garden are lovely!”
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Olifo, 29 Dec 2011 | Read review
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