Hostellerie De France, Karachi



The photo is courtesy of Mr. Nadeem S. Haroon.

Raju Jamil on Fcebook August 9 2018: Family dispute led to the closure of this amazing hotel. Its open air Disco in a large WELL was unique. I could have have danced there all my life. Wonder years were those. Only a month back I visited the hotel skeleton and went towards the WELL Disco site but got warned of it being inhabited by snakes and scorpions well covered with scary bushes. The hotel structure stands like a mummy slyly smiling at us when we see it right in front of old airport’s stargate.
Ehsan Shahid Anam wrote on Facebook August 10 2018:  I do…and if memory doesn’t fail me it was on the left hand side of the road while heading towards the Terminal building and a little short of Midway House which was further up on the right.
Akber Zaidi …… Rounaq Reza and Arif Reza were the owners …… one of them , don’t remember which one, was a PIA Cairo crash survivor …..

About Amin H. Karim MD

Graduate of Dow Medical College Class of 1977.
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2 Responses to Hostellerie De France, Karachi

  1. HM says:

    The brothers Arif Raza/Raunaq Raza and their father Syed Zafar Ali were pioneers of Pakistan’s hotel industry. Late Zafar Ali opened Hotel de France in Karachi. Arif Raza, the older of the two brothers, was the PIA Cairo crash survivor. He moved to Islamabad in the ’70s where he opened Hotel Shehrazad and Hotel Shahbagh.

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