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Fantasia Houseboats

Nigeen Lake, Srinagar 190001 India
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#9 of 675 Speciality lodging in Srinagar
If your dreams include a sojourn on a houseboat in Kashmir, kingfishers darting between the blossoming lotus, herons and moorhens darting for fish, and snowcapped mountains in full view, then imagine yourself on Fantasia Houseboat on fresh, unpolluted Nigeen Lake. Fantasia Houseboat combines modern amenities, such as electricity, hot showers with a good food and friendly personal service. Each well-decorated bedroom has an attached private bathroom. Fantasia has a beautiful dining area and a lounge with a new flat screen TV. There are great views across the Lake and onto the lower Himalayas from the veranda and the garden. The sunset views are wonderful. There is a well-maintained pretty private garden for the use of guests. We have a 24 hour power back up and clean water supply. We have free internet access. Accommodation, sightseeing, and trekking are all available for your enjoyment. Ski arrangements for Gulmarg in the winter can also be organised. We look forward to meeting you and offering you our best hospitality.
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Chirag wrote a review Apr 2021
Hyderabad, India1 contribution
Wonderful first visit to Kashmir. Houseboat, food and service was perfect. Mushtaq was very attentive and took care of all our needs. A visit to the tulip festival is a must. All staff at the Houseboat wore mask and there was hand sanitizer available for use. Any covid concerns we may have had were put at complete ease.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Fantasia Houseboats, General Manager at Fantasia Houseboats
Responded 4 weeks ago
Our aim is to provide our guests with an easy, relaxed and comfortable visit to the paradise of Kashmir, and we try to anticipate their every need, particularly in these difficult 'Covid' times. We highly appreciate your 'perfect' comments and rating. Thank you and best wishes from everyone here at Fantasia Houseboats
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Mohammad Asad wrote a review Dec 2020
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Being my first visit to Kashmir, it was completely a remarkable journey. Although in such a difficult condition where the whole world is surviving to fight with Covid-19, the world's paradise Kashmir is just beyond all this to provide you comfort and safety from all stress and hardships. The houseboat experience i had was just wonderful and the owner Rahim Sir is an extremely good polite speaking person with all his skills in tourism. The attendant at houseboat Majeed bhai is a very calm, helpful and charming person with his behaviour and serving skills in all aspects to make a guest feel comfortable with. A very beautiful places for sightseeing were arranged by him including Gulmarg, Sonmarg, Dal lake, Srinagar locals, Jamia Masjid, Pehelgam. The nature's beauty is very pleasant all over the world and Kashmir being the toppest i believe. I would recommend to visit and experience in your own way to see how people wins heart. I hope to visit again Insha Allah in the near future.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Ajay I wrote a review Feb 2020
Santacruz, India11 contributions
This place is located on the serene Nigeen lake well connected to Dal through narrow steams and lake villages. The quietness and the view of majestic mountains in front is just the start of some of the best things about stay in Fantasia Houseboats. The maintenance, each furniture piece selected to build an aura of authentic Kashmir experience, the hand work embroidered bed sheets and curtains, 100+ yr old chairs, wood carvings done on the boat and furniture to compliment each other. The home made food after 3 days of outside food was delicious. Owner Mr. Rahim goes out of his way to make you enjoy every bit of Kashmir. He not only got the best of local merchants to come right at the houseboat for us to buy real stuff like kesar and handicrafts but also let my wife meet the mother daughter chef to learn the Kashmiri way of cooking. The place has been modernised to suit today’s needs like heaters and electric blankets and yet when enquired about the traditional heater, Mr. Rahim got us a ‘Kangri’ to see. The local artisans Mr. Aijaz not only came over to welcome us but invited us to his home and showed us his ancestral home and taught us paper mache art. Every merchant and artist is more than happy to show you the stuff even if you don’t want to buy, their main concern is to show you the Kashmir art and handicrafts. Before we went to Kashmir people around us were asking about safety. I anyways had no doubts in my mind. And after visiting and talking to people here, one thing is sure it is one of the safest place to visit. The warm ness of people here will win your hearts.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from RahimLangoo, Owner at Fantasia Houseboats
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Thank you very much for your thoughtful and appreciative comments, and excellent rating. We aim to provide our guests with the best experience of a traditional houseboat with modern comforts and for them to enjoy a wonderful trip to Kashmir. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay on Fantasia so much. Best wishes from everyone on Fantasia Houseboats
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Oliver Barnes wrote a review Sep 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
The cedar-wood boathouse, the lake and views of the Himalayas are amazing. Rahim and his staff were super helpful and friendly, helped us with everything from getting around and doing day trips, to looking for lost luggage at the airport and shipping forgotten clothes. They really take care of you there. The only thing we'd do differently would be to rent the whole boat instead of two rooms (we were two couples and stayed at a shared 3-room boat, for 4 nights). Also, one of the staff members slept in the living room, to be available if anything is needed and to setup breakfast in the morning. Though this was meant as a hospitality measure, we'd have preferred to have the living room for ourselves. Both can be easily arranged with Rahim beforehand. Recommended, and hope to come back some day.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Room Tip: Rent a whole boat, and ask for privacy
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Response from RahimLangoo, Owner at Fantasia Houseboats
Responded 26 Sep 2019
Thank you very much for your 5 out of 5 rating and recommendation. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us so much. We are glad to have been of help to you with lost luggage and forgotten clothes. Of course service and care of our guests is of paramount importance to us. We note your comment on a staff member staying overnight in the living room which we did in this case to ensure our hospitality to you as you kindly say. Thank you and best wishes from everyone on Fantasia Houseboats
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maureenrustandi wrote a review Jul 2019
Jakarta, Indonesia5 contributions1 helpful vote
This was my first trip to Jammu and Kashmir and also my first experience staying at the Houseboat. My trip in Jammu and Kashmir has been completely served very well by the owner of Fantasia Houseboat, Mr. Rahim Langoo. He has also arranged my one day tour to Gulmarg and Sonamarg as well. It was a priceless trip in the very tight schedule and he succeed to make it. Fantasia Houseboat provided me with good and clean room, comfortable bed and also 1 (one) standby assistant who served me with his kind attitude and hospitality. I appreciated it very much about this incredible service.
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Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from RahimLangoo, Owner at Fantasia Houseboats
Responded 1 Aug 2019
We are very grateful for your kind comments and 5 out of 5 rating. We do our very best to provide the best accommodation and service for our guests. Tours and travel in Kashmir are provided by us with our helpful and friendly drivers. and we can tailor itineraries and transportation for shorter or longer visits to Kashmir plus provide vehicles to and from Leh, Zanskar, Ladakh, Jammu and Dharamsala as required. Best wishes from all the Team at Fantasia Houseboats
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US$27 - US$32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fantasia Houseboats
Which popular attractions are close to Fantasia Houseboats?
Nearby attractions include Shankaracharya Hill (4.9 km), Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden (5.4 km), and Dal Lake (4.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fantasia Houseboats?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, airport transportation, and room service.
What food & drink options are available at Fantasia Houseboats?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Fantasia Houseboats?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fantasia Houseboats?
Conveniently located restaurants include Stream Restaurant, Ahdoos, and Krishna Vaishno Dhaba.
Does Fantasia Houseboats have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Fantasia Houseboats offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Fantasia Houseboats?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Fantasia Houseboats?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kathi Darwaza (1.3 km) and Parihaspora Pattan (4.9 km).
Does Fantasia Houseboats have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.