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Experience family-run hospitality that truly feels like home

Tastefully decorated suites provide every comfort you need

Hikes through thick pine forests in crisp mountain air

Enjoy tranquillity amongst fruit trees and gardens with views for days

Signature hospitality at a quaint hill station

Located 2 hours from Islamabad, Magpie Lodge is a family-run B&B in Thandiani with cool weather and warm welcomes. Nestled on a quiet ridge, it has views of thick pine forests all around. The Lodge has balconies and terraces, an outdoor barbecue area and lawns with fruit trees. Bring your work or laze around with a book, go for a hike through the forest or sit by a crackling fire — Magpie Lodge is the ideal getaway for you and the family!

Willow Suite

From RS 24,000/Night

Chinar Suite

From RS 24,000/Night

Deodar Suite

From RS 24,000/Night

Walnut Suite

From RS 24,000/Night

Pine Suite

From RS 24,000/Night

Breakfast for Two Included

Take your pick from a choice of Continental and Pakistani specialities

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Wi-Fi & Smart TV

Don’t let your work keep you home — stay connected at Magpie Lodge

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Essential Amenities

Complimentary tea and coffee set-up, along with a mini-fridge in each suite

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Excellent4.7 Based on 187 reviews from review us onSaqib JavedSaqib Javed ★★★★★ The Magpie Lodge is located in quite and peaceful surroundings and is highly recommended if you are looking for a place in middle of nature where you truly want to come to have a down time and recharge your energies.The rooms are luxury and offer everything that you may imagine. The kitchen offers quality food and you can choose to have your meal prepared according to your taste. The place has a sense of serendipity, style, and a lot of attention to detail according to the guest’s requirements.Its just a 20 minute drive from Abbottabad city, however the thandyani road till the thandyani top is presently under construction.Our stay at Magpie Lodge was nothing short of delightful. It offered an impeccable blend of comfort, warmth and tranquility, making it an ideal escape for those seeking solace in nature's embrace with the luxury of a five star hotelKhadim IqbalKhadim Iqbal ★★★★★ ranya ausimranya ausim ★★★★★ Ali AttaAli Atta ★★★★★ Usman ZubairUsman Zubair ★★★★★ My wife and I recently embarked on an escape to Magpie Lodge nestled in Thandiani, Pakistan. As we ventured into the serene mountains, we were warmly greeted by the autumn weather, setting the perfect tone for our two-day getaway.Upon arrival, we were charmed by the lodge's cozy rooms, providing a snug sanctuary amidst the breathtaking scenery. The spacious and clean bathroom were a pleasant surprise, offering comfort and convenience. The reliable Wi-Fi ensured we stayed connected while still immersed in nature's embrace.Cleanliness was a priority, reflecting in the lodge's well-maintained spaces, while the invigorating hot showers offered respite after our explorations. The warm, delicious food served at Magpie Lodge was a treat, we enjoyed warm cups of tea by the crackling fireplace. The ambiance was serene, and the calm environment provided a much-needed escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.What truly captivated us was the lodge's serene ambiance—a haven of tranquility where the crisp mountain air mingled with the soothing calmness of the surroundings, allowing us to unwind and rejuvenate.In conclusion, our stay at Magpie Lodge was nothing short of delightful. It offered an impeccable blend of comfort, warmth and tranquility, making it an ideal escape for those seeking solace in nature's embrace during the autumn season in Thandiani.Sana NaqviSana Naqvi ★★★★★ Magpie is great place to stay! Was visiting with family - great room, amazing people running the place and very comfy with all amenities with a beautiful viewAatif JavedAatif Javed ★★★★★ Magpie lodge is B&B run by people who understand the concept of B&B. This place is highly recommended if you are looking for a place in middle of nature where you truly want to come to have a down time and recharge your energies.The food served was delicious and served according to our specifications.The service was quick and efficient.The memories created in this place along with your loved ones will remain with you through your life.Do visit this lodge once in your life to enjoy the serene beauty of nature and relax.Hassam AwanHassam Awan ★★★★★ We went to Magpie Lodges on September 2023. It was one of the most memorable trips ever. The rooms were cozy and huge. Washrooms were clean.The Chinar suite was the best amongst all rooms.The food was a bit expensive, and there were no other options nearby, except the point by roomy.Overall experience was greatChanelle Adam KhanChanelle Adam Khan ★★★★★ Rizwan ALIRizwan ALI ★★★★★ Amazing place.Arfa SaqibArfa Saqib ★★★★★ Best and so calm place for vacations...the whole place , rooms give so cosy vibes...Staff 10/10..veryy helpful and accommodating...nd food was too good 11/10 literally 😍Uzair ShahidUzair Shahid ★★★★★ Beautifully designed place. Best for family vacation overlooking the Thandiani Top. Impeccable service. Loved staying there. Highly recommended.Hassan MasoodHassan Masood ★★★★★ The place itself is amazing with lavish rooms and great service. The furniture and sanitary fittings are top notch and feels like a very well thought off place. Like someone put their heart into it However the approach is not good as the road is under construction plus the views around aren't mesmerising to say the least. However I visited in August so maybe it would be nice around October and possibly March April.Anwar AnsariAnwar Ansari ★★★★★ Taha Syed MuhammadTaha Syed Muhammad ★★★★★ This has been great experience, beautiful garden, well trained staff. The rooms were so clean it was toddler friendly.Taha Syed MuhammadTaha Syed Muhammad ★★★★★ This has been great experience, beautiful garden, well trained staff. The rooms were so clean it was toddler friendly.Abeer SalamAbeer Salam ★★★★★ Rabi GulRabi Gul ★★★★★ We had spent a couple of nights at Magpie and enjoyed our stay, the property offers an excellent view to Thandiani Top and down the valley.The rooms are luxury and offer everything that you may imagine, they serve a Free Breakfast Buffet which is delicious with good options.We loved all meals for Lunch and dinner, I'm amazed by the level of taste they provide at such a location. The food is better than any 5* and quantity justify the price.The staff is very cooperative and manager Sajid looks after guests very well.Aleema AliAleema Ali ★★★★★ Had the best stay at Magpie Lodge!The only regret is that we couldn't extend our stay!!!From the serenity to the facilities everything is what one could ask for!The suities are a very beautiful, well thought, we could've just stayed inside the whole time as well! A TREAT TO OUR EYES!Very importantly, the HOST, Sajid Khan, was the cherry on top. He was there to welcome us, he toured the whole area to us, made us feel absolutely at home.He was very responsive on texts, if we needed something at our suite.A very humble, sweet person.Just the kind of people you need to make your stay even more memorable.Thank you so much.We're already recommended Magpie Lodge to everyone we know. ♥️😆Noor ShujaNoor Shuja ★★★★★ Very beautiful and calm place 👍Staff was very nicePerfect place for a family vacationkghufrankghufran ★★★★★ Magpie Lodges is a true treasure, nestled just a few hours' drive from Islamabad, offering respite from the bustling energy of Nathiagali. During our enchanting stay of a couple of days, we were immersed in an unparalleled ambiance, where the attentive staff, delectable cuisine, and sheer serenity effortlessly combined to create an unforgettable experience. Mr. Tahir, the gracious proprietor, graciously extended his recommendations, urging us to savor the delightful karhai at Thandiani's summit. This extraordinary encounter left an indelible mark upon our souls, affirming Magpie Lodges as an undiscovered marvel that we wholeheartedly pledge to revisit at our earliest opportunity.Mahjabeen MirzaMahjabeen Mirza ★★★★★ Had the best time ! Highly recommended ♥️Mariam QasmiMariam Qasmi ★★★★★ Beautiful location, views and place to stay. Great aesthetic to the rooms and amazing hot running water.Malik Faizan BabarMalik Faizan Babar ★★★★★ Haaris MahmoodHaaris Mahmood ★★★★★ We stayed at Magpie with family last week and got Walnut suite... If you want peace from the stressful life, you can never go wrong here...absolutely wonderful place to have vacations with kids... you cannot find anything like this in Pakistan... from the luxurious big rooms, to quick and efficient service managed by Sajid, to the yummy food... to that wonderful dinning gazebo,. to those takhts and jhoolas, to the whole lodge... simply amazing... definitely definitely worth it...Hasan SheikhHasan Sheikh ★★★★★ Magpie Lodge is the ultimate getaway for people trying to get away from the rif raf of everyday life.Cleanliness and service was excellent.Thank you Mr. Sajid Khan (manager) for looking after us and catering to all our needs.Manal KhanManal Khan ★★★★★ My family and i stayed in the Walnut room (1 night) and in the Deodar room (1 night). The stay was absolutely wonderful. The people were so kind and extremely helpful! Sajid Sahab overlooked all of our stay and went out of his way to make sure everything was perfect. Magpie Lodge is home to a variety of birds and is a great place to spend your small or long vacation(s). The food was delicious, too. I, personally, loved the swing that they have in the middle of their lawn. Plus, the stars were clearly visible at night! 10/10 would recommend and would revisit.Both the rooms were beautifully curated, and it could be easily seen that the person behind the design and decoration really did put a piece of their heart in every single detail.Shanel KhaliqShanel Khaliq ★★★★★ Syed AbdullahSyed Abdullah ★★★★★ I highly recommend Magpie Lodge! The five fully furnished suits are exquisite, with top-notch furniture and cozy amenities. The first-floor suites offer stunning valley views, and each room comes with a luxurious attached washroom. I loved the small terrace/balcony in every room, perfect for enjoying the outdoors. During winter, they provide bonfires and wood for heating, ensuring a warm and comfortable stay. The rooms are equipped with solar panels for electricity, and there are no water shortage issues. The staff was so friendly and cooperative. They made us feel like at home. Overall, Magpie Lodge is definitely worth a visit!Amna SarfrazAmna Sarfraz ★★★★★ Lovely scenes,best service and tasty foodAnar KakalAnar Kakal ★★★★★ Aini SajidAini Sajid ★★★★★ Zia AhmedZia Ahmed ★★★★★ Absolutely fantastic experienceJust like home away from homeFrom peace, quiet, views to the best service, rooms and quite surprisingly food, this place has it all, MUST MUST VISIT for families! Kudos to the manager Mr. Sajid one man army and kind, brilliant man for managing the place like it is ♥Malik OmerMalik Omer ★★★★★ One of the best experiences at thandiani. This place is very cozy and warm.Arhamabbaasi1 officailArhamabbaasi1 officail ★★★★★ Aisha FarhanAisha Farhan ★★★★★ Our stay was great. Room was comfortable and beautiful, food was good, outdoor area was amusing, infact the whole place was fantastic. And the best thing was the view of mountains. It is an ideal small little place to unwind, relax, and make beautiful memories. That was what we wanted.And Alhumdullilah we were lucky to experience snowfall during our stay.Amna MoeenAmna Moeen ★★★★★ Our stay back in December 2022 was absolutely delightful. I loved the care they have taken to make the rooms feel like home they are cosy and so pleasing. The cleanliness was another winner for me. The staff, especially the manager, were most attentive. We also loved the room fire option that they provide. I desperately needed a quiet day away from the loud, busy city life, and magpie lodge totally delivered it. 👌 I would definitely plan another visit.humayun memonhumayun memon ★★★★★ A highly recommended little bnb in the hills of thandiani. Great service and hospitality.Ahsan TasneemAhsan Tasneem ★★★★★ Absolutely wonderful, it is a perfect place for a quiet getaway. We would love to visit again and try a different suite next time InshAllah!!Armughan KhanArmughan Khan ★★★★★ My wife and I had an amazing stay at Magpie Lodge.We chose the deodar suite which has a really cosy cottage vibe with a small patio. We did not have any issues with the heating or water. The manager is very hands on and if there are issues they are quick to respond.We particularly enjoyed meals at the Gazebo, which had really tasty food and classy decor. Additionally, the panaramoic views of the surrounding hills and 50s jazz music playing in the backdrop make for an atmosphere worth your buck.All in all, if you want a getaway from the city life, Magpie Lodge is the perfect place to relax and re-energise yourself.Haider KhanHaider Khan ★★★★★ Lovely place with beautifull views of nature. The staff was very friendly and concerned and made our stay very comfortable at the place. Food was also good.Would recommend everyone to visit this place for once.Hasan ZakariaHasan Zakaria ★★★★★ If anyone wants to see a glimpse of heaven visit this family own Lodge the management is the sweetest the support staff is loving anf caring and food is just epic will love to visit every year.Sajid Khan you were too good.Got to meet the owners and they were the most humble people I have ever met wish to meet them soon.I cannot describe the place in words and pictures don't justify the beautysumraan nazirsumraan nazir ★★★★★ Shahbano HameedShahbano Hameed ★★★★★ Magpie Lodge in Thandiani was absolutely delightful. We stayed there for a weekend with a 5 year old who throughly enjoyed the walks and the nature onsite. The stay was super comfortable and the staff made sure that the log fire was always running and the room was warm. The food was also really good and they chef ensured the we were well taken care off by making customised desi dishes as well. The breakfast in the sunroom was heavenly! Can't wait to go back soon Inshallah.Sarah DavidSarah David ★★★★★ Staying at Magpie Lodge was a surreal and incredibly relaxing experience. Being able to spend a weekend in the mountains in such an aesthetically designed lodge is exactly what I was hoping for. What makes the experience even better is the courteous and friendly staff who make you feel at home. This place is truly a gem in the mountains.nabiha wasimnabiha wasim ★★★★★ We visited Magpie Lodge in Oct 2022, and our stay was absolutely perfect. The lodge if fully equipped with all the necessary facilities and it is impeccably clean. The food was really good and the entire staff was extremely helpful and courteous. Perfect getaway!Faiza JangFaiza Jang ★★★★★ Had the best stay. Everything was top notch. Rooms were clean and comfy. Staff was really well trained and polite. Food was the highlight, everything tasted so good. Best place for a laid back vacationNudrat H KhanNudrat H Khan ★★★★★ A hidden gem! From cleanliness to aesthetics to environment and staff training, one can not find fault even if one tries to! Everything has been so lovingly picked up and placed in this exclusive 5 suites lodge. 7 star furnishings and stunning views. From Ms. Sana to the Manager Mr. Sajid , staff head Ms. Hameeda and waiters such as Mr. Ali all make it a seamless experience. The wonderful conversations with the host Mr. Tahir Adam Khan are cherry on top. Breakfast and dinners in the Gazebo are honestly the best. That hot porridge in the breakfast on cold mornings oozes warmth like everything else at the lodge. The crockery, cutlery, furnishings all speak of the great taste. The beautiful boxes for Quran Sharif in each suite are pure love along with each painting and item.This is a place where one can truly relax far from the maddening crowd and enjoy unpolluted pine forest and maple trees. Enjoy the chirping magpies and smell of roses with the breathtaking views of sunsets and sunrises from the comfort of your own patio or balcony. We stayed in the Willow and Chinar suites and enjoyed the distinct flavours of two equally high quality yet different themed interior. The autumnal colours of different trees and leaves lent a magical aura to the environment.Looking forward to our visit in winters to enjoy the roaring logs in the beautiful fireplaces. Do we recommend the place? Oh yes, with eyes closed!Wajeeha FayyazWajeeha Fayyaz ★★★★★ Hello. I would like to thank you for the wonderful treatment i got at Magpie lodge. Right from the moment we entered till the time we checked out, the experience was surreal From welcoming and cheerful staff to the location of the resort, attention to little details and to the beautiful flower arrangement made for our anniversary everything was up to the mark. We hope to revisit this beautiful place sometime in the future, possibly for a longer stay. Thank you once again.Faizan KhalidFaizan Khalid ★★★★★ Peace and serenity. Best place to relax from your busy scheduleMariam Saleem FarooqiMariam Saleem Farooqi ★★★★★ Our stay at Magpie Lodge in September 2022 was perfect! The rooms are clean, comfortable, tastefully decorated, and so spacious! The staff at the Lodge was incredibly helpful. Everything we wanted was instantly provided, be it food, water, mosquito coils, or chairs. The food was excellent, and the gazebo is such a lovely space for dining!It's the perfect place for a quiet getaway. For those who have to (unfortunately) remain connected for work, the Internet worked well enough to get things done without much trouble.The first time I visited the Lodge was back when it had initially started. It was lovely then too but it's wonderful to see how much it's grown and expanded since then, while still delivering excellent service. Will definitely visit again!Muhammad AzharMuhammad Azhar ★★★★★ Beautiful and serene environment at the lodge. Very helpful and courteous staff. The food was exceptionally good!Sohailkhan SohailkhanSohailkhan Sohailkhan ★★★★★ Wasim Z QuadriWasim Z Quadri ★★★★★ A very good outstanding trip . Great service , good location and very nice food.Ali TalibAli Talib ★★★★★ If you haven’t been there you shouldn’t think twice before heading to magpie lodge. A serene secluded piece of heaven in Pakistan away from the buzz of concreted city life. Our stay was warm, welcomed and truly hospitable by the team at magpie. Will be a regular from now on.Amjad KhanAmjad Khan ★★★★★ BeautifulSamina AmjadSamina Amjad ★★★★★ Highly recommend it for vacation,it's so very peaceful n beautiful scenery.Aisha QureshiAisha Qureshi ★★★★★ Very clean & comfortable rooms.Muhammad Ehtisham KhanMuhammad Ehtisham Khan ★★★★★ Excellent place, awesome environment and Silence, access is very easy and staff is really cooperative and welcoming. Must visit place and is highly recommendeduzair ikramuzair ikram ★★★★★ We loved our stay at Magpie Lodge, very comfortable and peaceful. The place is so beautiful and homely, with amazing food, unlike how we usually find up north. Would totally recommend anyone to choose it for a getaway. Thank you!Zainab DawoodZainab Dawood ★★★★★ Absolutely amazing place. Just what you want to unwind and relax. Highly recommended.Aamir HaideriAamir Haideri ★★★★★ Magpie was wonderful....Really enjoyed my couple of nights stay. Environment was excellent and staff very courteous and efficient. Food was delicious too, what more one can ask for enjoying a vacation...Just a suggestion, try to add more items to your food menu.....Hamza BakhshiHamza Bakhshi ★★★★★ A fantastic place - beautiful views, lovely staff and built with comfort and luxury in mind.We stayed here with our kids 10,9 and 4 year olds - and it was an amazing experience. Perfect place to wind down and have some quality time with your family in the midst of some of the most beautiful surroundings.The rooms are spacious and really comfortable - comparable and in most cases better than any 5 star hotel around.If you seek serenity, comfort and especially want to avoid our noisy and overly-commercial tourist destinations I couldn't recommend Magpie Lodge enough. Staying there was a lovely experience and I look forward to going there again soon Insha'Allah.Rabia SyedRabia Syed ★★★★★ The rooms are beautifully designed and decorated. Extremely helpful staff and the best part its only 2 hrs away from Islamabad. Overall, a superbly made and managed place.Mariam JahanzebMariam Jahanzeb ★★★★★ Stayed here for 4 nights . It was the most incredible experience. Perfect weather and the most peaceful place .Their staff was so welcoming that it felt like family and got the honour of meeting the owners who were lovely people.The food was fantasticIt has been one of the best vacations ever !Hamza KhanHamza Khan ★★★★★ Great staff, lovely rooms and you get all the amenities you’d need so would defo recommend!AliAli ★★★★★ Beautiful and calm place to wind down. It’s the perfect location for a quick getaway with a 3 hours drive from islamabad, door to door. The property is well maintained and sheets & towels were clean. Staff is nice and courteous. They do offer complementary breakfast and a limited selection of basic continental and Pakistani cuisine but you have to order in advance since food is made fresh. If you’re planning to work remotely from the lodge, the internet can be a bit spotty so have a cellphone hotspot as backup if it does act up.Huzefa LotiaHuzefa Lotia ★★★★★ Great place for a short getaway.Fiza KhanFiza Khan ★★★★★ Very peaceful establishment, especially due to the limited number of rooms that means there's no more than 15 adult guests on the premises at a time. Lots of cozy nooks to settle in and enjoy the peaceful environment and views. Staff was very hospitable. Food was also surprisingly great. We didn't have to step out for anything during our stay there. It was a wonder well rounded experience within the premises of Magpie Lodge.Manzar BozdarManzar Bozdar ★★★★★ We had an excellent stay at this beautiful peaceful lodge. The rooms, the decor, the gazebo, surrounding views, food , service and staff , everything was simply amazing.Sobaan WaseemSobaan Waseem ★★★★★ We were looking for a place for our honeymoon and we came across this on Instagram. Felt in love instantly but were hesitant a bit at first to book. But after talking with the owner, all our worries gone.It's an ideal place full of nature on top of the mountain with some mesmerizing views. We stayed for 3 nights. From food to service everything was spot on. The staff was so friendly and accommodating.Ameer hamza shakoorAmeer hamza shakoor ★★★★★ Beautiful quiet place hidden near the village of Thandiani which a is a lesser known and less visited places compared to other tourist spot. Found this hidden gem on instagram and decided to visit with family. Stayed 2 nights and loved every minute of it. Its a small family based business with 5 very well designed lodges (rooms) inside a gated property. We were lucky to have visited during the apricot season and would pick and eat them right from the trees. Also the staff was very friendly and in-house food served at the gazebo was very delicious. Would definitely visit this place again in the future.Nayab Ali BukhariNayab Ali Bukhari ★★★★★ Our stay at magpie lodge was beyond our expectations. The owner the manager the staff all are so so so hospitable and generous. A very calm quiet and peaceful place to unwind all the stress of life. A place that makes you feel good about everything. Rooms are decorated in a beautiful and aesthetically appealing manner. Food is home made fresh low in spices just the type of food you want on a vacation.TEHREEM ANSARITEHREEM ANSARI ★★★★★ Recently visited the lodge and found it amazing. I would rate it far above five star hotels of Karachi. The owner has good aesthetic sense. Furniture was amazing. Courteous and humble staff, food quantity and quality was excellent. Best part is breakfast at gazebo: warm breakfast, jazz music and nature around! What someone can ask for!Fatima JilaniFatima Jilani ★★★★★ The most peaceful and serene place I have discovered unexpectedly . Been here twice and both times had an extremely pleasant stay . The staff is super accommodating and the place has a super homey feel . Kids loved the little house in the garden and loved laying among the roses and gazing up at the stars.Overall it was an amazing stay and will definitely be coming back when ever city life gets too much for us .!Azeem AfzalAzeem Afzal ★★★★★ It was an excellent time that we had at Magpie. Service was superb and had great hospitality. Staff is very welcoming.Highly recommend for everyoneHumza WaqarHumza Waqar ★★★★★ The perfect niche for a peaceful getaway. Staff is excellent and so are the rooms and services.Amna SaleemAmna Saleem ★★★★★ We had a great time! The staff was very courteous and took really good care of us. The food was also very homely and comforting. It's a lovely place!Shazia LiaquatShazia Liaquat ★★★★★ Magpie lodge stay was really really nice.. we had a great time.. my son spent most of his time in the play house ...I'm glad we chose the walnut suite 😊.. the staff was very helpful and humbled us by their hospitality. The food was great, fresh and the chef was kind enough to tweak it according to my son's liking ❣️ thank you for the great place you have setup there. Stay blessed.js_loader