location and directionQuetta sits near the Afghanistan and Iran borders which makes the city an important marketing and communications centre for Pakistan. The city also lies on the Bolan Pass route which was once the only gateway to and from South Asia.
Quetta is 1207km from Lahore, 2044 km from Gilgit and 715km from Karachi.
By air: There is an international airport about 15 minutes by taxi from the city center. Pakistan International Airline flights travel to Karachi , Lahore and Islamabad; the only international destination is Dubai.
By train: train services extend to Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Karachi, Lahore and Zahedan in Iran. Buses ply the same routes.
By road: the highway connects eastward to Karachi and westward via Koh-e-Taftan to Tehran, Iran, 1435 kms away. The road to Sibi connects it with Punjab and upper Sindh. The road via Loralai - Fort Monro -D.G. Khan and Multan is a shorter route for Punjab. The Chaman Road links Pakistan to the Afghan border.
The hotel offers taxi and limousine service, shuttle bus and airport collection service.
Quetta has a continental arid climate with high variations between summer and winter temperatures. Summer highs can reach 46°C (115°F) while winter temperatures can drop to -26°C (-15°F). Summers start in late May and go on till early September with average temperatures ranging from 24-26°C (75-78°F). Autumn starts in late September and goes on till mid-November with average temperatures in the 12-18°C (55-65°F) range. Winters start in late November and end in late March, with average temperatures near 4-5°C (39-42°F) and snowfall in the months of January and February. Spring starts in early April and ends in late May, with average temperatures close to 15°C (60°F). Unlike most of Pakistan, Quetta does not have a monsoon season of sustained, heavy rainfall. The snowfall in the winter months is the principle mode of precipitation.