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Cedar House

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House no 7 Yaftali Street, Shar-e Naw near Kabul City Center, Kabul Afghanistan
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House no 7 Yaftali Street, Shar-e Naw near Kabul City Center, Kabul Afghanistan
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Marc A wrote a review Sep 2019
West Palm Beach, Florida1 contribution
I highly recommend any and all international travelers stay away from this place. They will tell you they don't have any food or that the kitchen is closed all the while property management sit feet away eating at a table with prepared food from end to end.They don't know how to fry or scramble eggs. There are many power outages and sometimes WiFi connectivity is a hit or miss. There are no telephones in rooms and mosquitos tend to always find a way in rooms through open piping in the bathrooms. Shower water pressure is weak
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Room Tip: There are many power outages and sometimes WiFi connectivity is a hit or miss. Shower water...
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Qudratullah Nasrat wrote a review Apr 2017
Istanbul, Turkey2 contributions
In the center of the city. It is much better than Safi Land Mark. Good service. The rooms are very wide. The waiters are having good behavior. Good security. That is a place where you will feel that you live at home.
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Travelled on business
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tdepp wrote a review Jan 2016
Sioux Falls, South Dakota12 contributions8 helpful votes
I stayed in the Cedar House from mid-September to mid-November 2015. I stayed in the new part of the guest house which has the much larger rooms than the older part. The rooms in the old part are tiny. My room had a comfortable bed, two easy chairs, a love seat, a coffee table, a small work desk, a small refrigerator and a big screen TV. There's an armoire to hang your clothes and a dresser. It also has a small kitchenette with a sink, microwave and cupboards. The property is clean and well kept. The household staff does a good job keeping the rooms and bathrooms clean and the bed made. There is free laundry with same day to 2 day service, depending on whether there's a holiday or not. The food is ok. If you stay there long, you'll simply get tired of it. Their Arabic dishes are quite good, their pizza is passable. Breakfast is bread, maybe fruit, jam, olives, cereals, juices, coffee. It too grows old if you are there for a while. The staff is friendly and helpful. The serving staff speaks ok to good English. Most of the housekeeping staff speaks no English to a little English. The management is attentive to problems. The free laundry is a great service, but be prepared to lose some socks once in a while. The biggest selling point is the courtyard. It is full of well-kept trees and flowers. They also have an aviary. There's a nice arbor to sit under to converse or take your meals when the weather is nice. It really is an oasis in the middle of what can be a nasty, dirty city. Security is good. Everyone who enters is screened via pat down and metal detector and all bags are checked. There are unarmed guards outside then armed guards inside. They guards are serious but good-natured. There are more secure guest houses in Kabul but Cedar House is a good compromise between being secure and living in a prison. Yaftali Street where the guest house sits is well guarded with a number of checkpoints and limited access into the area. For better or worse, the Ministry of the Interior is nearby, which a.0 makes the area: a. more secure; and b.0 makes the area more of a target. The new building also has a safe room and a gym. The Safi Hotel and Mall is about two blocks away to the west and Chicken Street is about two blocks away to the east . Toward Chicken Street there are a number of excellent rug and arts shops. The 4 Star rating is on a curve. This is Kabul, after all. It's probably a 2 or a 3 if it weren't in the middle of the war after the war. But by Kabul standards, it's great. I enjoyed my extended stay there and felt reasonably secure. I would stay there again.
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Date of stay: September 2015
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mmedinaceli wrote a review May 2015
La Paz, Bolivia71 contributions67 helpful votes
Located in one of the most commercial areas of the city. Good things: 1) excellent green area; 2) dinning room very good one and; 3) the relation price/location is very good. Things to improve: 1) breakfast, don't expect too much; 2) the personnel attention, have to be patience and; 3) rooms in the old building are terrible.
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Date of stay: May 2015
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