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Wed, 24 Oct – Thu, 25 Oct (1 Night) | 1 Room | 1 Guest
Dal Lake, Srinagar , 190001 | Show on Map
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by ShivaniB225 on June 12, 2018
Started there for 3 nights.. It was simply awesome.. Had a total homely experience there.. All staff were awesome and also all the facilities were very good.. awesome stay.. Thanks guys for making us feel like home.. Will definately visit again.. Thank you..
by Yayavar37 on March 23, 2018
Stayed for two nights with Queen Elizabeth House boat with Club Mahindra. Was pleasantly surprised to see it located on Ghat no 17 towards the open area on Dal Lake. The location offers good view of the lake. The owner Mr Munir was on hand to welcome us and the check in process was smooth and flawless.. The room was good sized for a house boat and well furnished. Bathroom was surprise very clean and running hot and cold water. The whole houseboat was well maintained and smell free all together. The House boat offers two shikara rides free for the day. The boat also has a nice terrace where you can sit in good weather and soak in the view. Although this was my first experience of the house boat but I suspect it was one of the better one's considering the horror stories of smelly and ill maintained boats. All in all a very pleasant experience and strongly recommended. The only jarring part of the whole experience was the food scene. Mr Munir the owner boasted of freshly cooked food as per order but the quality of non veg cooking was dismal and I suspect left overs were served. The breakfast was served but options very limited. Lack of fruits in a place like Kashmir was jarring. Moreover I have stayed at other Mahindra resorts and they can genuinely pride themselves at the range and quality of food being offered. I can understand the limitations of range on a houseboat but lack of quality has no excuses. After a whole day of sightseeing one gets lazy to go across the city for dinner and a sub par dinner experience on the boat is a definite kill joy. I would suggest they can limit options and offer a basic menu but the chef has to improve drastically. I tried rogan josh and biriyani on two different nights and could finish the meal due to quality. Biriyani was rubbery and dry, rogan josh was flat listless ( missing the famed kashmiri spices completely.) Mr Munir had offered to arrange the wazwan experience on board at special prices but we did not have the heart to venture after the regular dinner experience. Mahindra team please do something about the food destroying the super experience at this beautiful property. Last but not the least. Mr Faizal the caretaker was helpful and enthusiastic. But the sight of him sleeping till 8 AM the drawing room ( probably lack of other options) specially when the guests are up at 6 AM is very unappetising.
by poojari_neeta on November 28, 2017
The houseboat is wonderful. Centrally located. Its in Dal lake. You get to witness beautiful scenic beauty at each glance. The staff is extremely cordial. They say no to nothing. Everything is possible. We got lovely home cooked meal for all the three nights that we stayed in Kashmir. The food was sumptuous with lots of love (home cooked meal). They will cook you anything you want. This meal was always the best part of the day. Since we were travelling around the whole day the only food in the afternoon we got in those tourist places was maggie.... So the home cooked meal was a blessing. The houseboat is not a mahindra property, its been taken on lease by them. However they have maintained it decently. Its clean. You have hot water supply anytime of the day. They have shikara (taxi) to pick you from the Dal lake and bring you to the houseboat. They wonderfully explain you their rules and guidelines on the day you arrive and serve you Khawa tea (which is like amazing. Believe me because I do not consume tea at all). Special recommendation and thanks to Salim Bhai (care taker), Abdul Salam (Shikara rider) and the Lovely lady cook.
by snagaraj09 on October 11, 2017
I went to this houseboat as a Club Mahindra member and truly enjoyed its luxurious interiors. The room was very much like other Mahindra resorts and it was great to get 24 hrs running hot water in that climate. The staff are so friendly and ensure every minute need is met. There are several 100% veg restaurants close to the houseboat which was a blessing to us. They take care of visits to nearby places very well and the cab fares were economical too.
by PiyushK_Triphill on August 20, 2017
We stayed for about 3 nights in June 2017. The houseboat as a property is very good. Very spacious large rooms, clean bedsheets, towels etc. makes your comfort further better. Bathroom is also clean and equipped with necessary toiletries. The location is also good as this houseboat is located across ghat no 17 which is less crowded with houseboats and Dal lake becomes wide and takes its complete form. Sitting at the front sitting area with a cup of tea in hand you can enjoy the beauty of Dal surrounded by mountains. Food is also good. Breakfast menu can be little better in terms of changing the food item and expanding to other local dishes as well. The area of improvement could be a) less disturbance of outside visitors who keep on coming for selling their stuffs and b) as support staff Faisal keps on moving between kitchen and boat, several times he is not able to hear bell or calls by guests, so probably a bell in kitchen would also help. Overall a very good houseboat and recommended to all fellow travelers.
by Yayavar37 on March 22, 2018
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