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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 31/01/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 31/01/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#47 of 329 in Srinagar
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The beautiful Premium Kolu Group Of Houseboats and the beauty of cobalt Kashmir Dal lake are forever ready to arrest you and make you proud that you are a part of this magnificient country India Kolu Group Of Houseboats was built in the year 1940 and ever since then we are pleased to be at your service. The name of our first house boat was Shellanne which was built by Mohammad Kolu in the year1940.Later on,in the year 1944, two more houseboats came in to operations which were supposed to be the very first special class houseboats in Dal Lake. These two special class house boats were built by a joint venture of four Kolu brothers and they were named as Shabash and New Shellanne respectively. The four brother's joint venture consisted of Ahmed Kolu, Jumma Kolu, Ghulam Qudir Kolu and Mohammad Ramzan Kolu. It was in the year 1962, the very first Deluxe Luxury House boat was built in Dal lake which was named as Pride Of Kashmir which earned a lot of fame and is still a pride to the owners. Kolu group of house boat is an epitome of the family bond and as a result the management through the years are been taken over by the following generations. At present we are proud of announcing the largest number of deluxe luxury house boats in Kashmir. The entire management is taken care of by the management of Kolu brother which is leaded by Nazir Ahmed Kolu and brothers.
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Property amenities
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Boating
Fishing
Kids stay free
Children's playground
Airport transportation
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Waterslide
Car hire
Taxi service
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Executive lounge access
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Air purifier
Bathrobes
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Charming
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, French, Chinese, German and 4 more
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Kunal Mehta wrote a review 20 May
Mumbai, India4 contributions10 helpful votes
Me my wife and son had an amazing stay at Kolu Group of houseboats. Everything from the room to bathroom to the hall was superb and amazing hospitality. Mr. Hilal and Mr Irfan (care takers) are the sweetest people we have come across. We only gas breakfast and while the nos of items were less but was very very tasty. View from the houseboat is mesmerizing. Must visit when in Kashmir
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Wanderlust_neet wrote a review Apr 2022
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Dal lake is an unique experience in itself and house boat stay is a must to enjoy it to the fullest.Kolu group of house boats is a great choice for making the stay memorable Pros- 1. The service and hospitality is top notch. Right from the booking onwards they answered every query properly. Mr Kolu himself was there to welcome us and he supervises everything, his staff is just excellent. 2. The decor and styling used is rich and ornate and gives the authentic kashmiri feel during the stay 3. 5 stars for the food, it's without doubt the best we had in Kashmir Cons 1. It's pricey and there are lot of cheaper options , if you are budget conscious 2. The shikara ride is not suited for elderly and disabled, though staff did everything to help my father who has knee joint issues, the whole experience of getting in and out of the shikara ,(which is the only way you can access the boat ) was not very comfortable 3. Sunset ride in shikara is surreal, but they are taking an extra risk by not providing life jackets. None of the shikaras we saw are providing it, but considering the depth and vastness of the lake, this should be done 4. The wifi signal was pretty weak and this should be taken care of.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Sonu wrote a review Apr 2022
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Staff is very good i must say, but other than this everything is over priced. No tv available in room. Noise from other rooms were there. I had my breakfast there which was ok but not up to that mark. Shikara facility is there. Overall its average
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Jason A wrote a review Apr 2022
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Was staying at the boathouse Kolu for a week in end March, overall service was very good, must say Thank you to our room steward, who were always there to help us regardless whatever our request is, from sending laundry for washing to send postcards at the post office. I will definitely be back for me in the near future, as Kashmir is such a beautiful place, Thank you!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Hilal Kolu, General Manager at Kolu Group Of Houseboats
Responded 5 Apr 2022
Dear Mr. Jason Greetings from Kolu Group Of Houseboats! Thank you so much for your excellent review! We are thrilled that you have had such incredible experiences at Kolu Group Of Houseboats, and we hope you will come and visit us again in the near future. Your recommendation to your family and friends to stay with us will be highly appreciated Regards, Hilal Kolu
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Senora R wrote a review Mar 2022
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The houseboat stay is the highlight of my Kashmir visit. I stayed for one week and the experience is above expectation with great service provided by the crew. Breakfast was sumptuous and many details were attended with personal touch. I’m missing my stay now and will sure be back for more. Thank you Kolu Houseboat, I will be back.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Hilal Kolu, General Manager at Kolu Group Of Houseboats
Responded 1 Apr 2022
Dear Ms Senora R Greetings from Kolu Group Of Houseboats! Thank you so much for your excellent review! We are thrilled that you have had such incredible experiences at Kolu Group Of Houseboats, and we hope you will come and visit us again in the near future. Your recommendation to your family and friends to stay with us will be highly appreciated Regards, Hilal Kolu
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PRICE RANGE
$101 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaJammu and KashmirKashmirSrinagar DistrictSrinagar
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kolu Group Of Houseboats
Which popular attractions are close to Kolu Group Of Houseboats?
Nearby attractions include Shankaracharya Hill (1.2 km), Chapr Handicraft (0.2 km), and Royal Kashmir (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kolu Group Of Houseboats?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Kolu Group Of Houseboats?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Kolu Group Of Houseboats?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Kolu Group Of Houseboats?
Yes, secured parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kolu Group Of Houseboats?
Conveniently located restaurants include Stream Restaurant, Shamyana Restaurant, and Winterfell Cafe.
Does Kolu Group Of Houseboats have airport transportation?
Yes, Kolu Group Of Houseboats offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kolu Group Of Houseboats?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kolu Group Of Houseboats?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Hindi, and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Kolu Group Of Houseboats?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kathi Darwaza (2.7 km) and Parihaspora Pattan (4.4 km).
Does Kolu Group Of Houseboats have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.