The Shelter Group of Houseboats

The Shelter Group of Houseboats

Lal Mandi Road Near Shri Pratab Singh Palace, Srinagar 190001 India
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#1 of 16 hostels in Srinagar
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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The Shelter Group of Houseboats is only houseboats in valley knows how important the sense of security and safety is to all its guests. Hence, a special effort is made at all our houseboats to ensure that guest security and the houseboats security takes precedence over any other objective.The Lal Mandi Road is security patrolled by security guards and all emergency plans well in place. The houseboats is located in high security zone and shares the VIP road and political residence on another side of the shore, both well guarded by BSF.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Concierge
Mosquito net
Laundry service
Secured parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Taxi service
Shops
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Soundproof rooms
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Safe
Iron
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Room types
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi

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Lal Mandi Road Near Shri Pratab Singh Palace, Srinagar 190001 India
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Tariqvaranasie wrote a review Aug 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our experience on the houseboat was truly delightful. The staff was exceptionally pleasant, and the meals they provided were absolutely outstanding, giving us a feeling of being right at home. The host's offer of reasonably priced cab services was a convenient option, and we chose to utilize this service for transportation to and from Srinagar airport. The houseboat's central location, near Lal Chowk, added an extra layer of convenience to our stay.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Karthik Shankar wrote a review Feb 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Best place to go to if you are looking for a good hotel with reasonable price and who treats you like a family, food is homemade and good. The Hotel management and staff are so helpfull, i would 💯 recommend you to go ahead and book your rooms. They have heaters, electric blankets, hot geysers and home cooked food. They also provide very reasonable price for day trips according to your stay.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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shenden wrote a review Aug 2023
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My stay at the Shelter Group of Houseboats was absolutely wonderful. Even though I was traveling solo, the host provided amazing service that made me feel truly welcomed. The food they offered was exceptional, and I was pleasantly surprised by how cooperative the driver was. Upon my request, the host even assisted me with local shopping, helping me explore and purchase beautiful Kashmir carpets and exquisite paper machie work
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Everything perfect
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Dev wrote a review Jul 2022
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked this houseboat for one night through yatra.com with breakfast and dinner as a part of package.
I was told that this houseboat is a three star property.
On reaching the houseboat i was shocked to find that it was below average and badly managed houseboat, the interior was very old, carpets were old and soiled, bathroom has dirty water supply. Although it had a bath tub, but it was leaking so could not be used
These houseboat served us cold and stale food which they bring from outside.
during breakfast they served us only one Parantha on asking for more they refused to entertain
When we bought this to the attention of manager, he started behaving rudely.
Please avoid this houseboat, as later on we realized it is even not located in dal lake.
I had worst experience of my life here
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Date of stay: June 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Happiness11676946268 wrote a review Jul 2023
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The condition of the houseboat was very poor and poorly maintained. During our one-night stay, we experienced frequent power outages, and the staff blamed it on the public power supply. However, it was evident that the issue was specific to the houseboat as all the surrounding areas, including street lights and nearby houseboats, had electricity.

Furthermore, the location of the houseboat was not in Dal Lake, which made it even less desirable. Yatra.com recommended this houseboat as their best option, but it turned out to be a disappointment. I strongly advise against booking any trips with Yatra.com, as it can negatively impact your travel experience.
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Date of stay: July 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sabirkagzi wrote a review Nov 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We choose this area because this house boat is central located near to famous lal chowk city . The stay was comfortable . All the rooms have heating arrangements traditionally bukhari and heating pads on bed. The service was great and food too
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Kimberly R wrote a review Nov 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had such a wonderful time at the Flostel! I was slightly nervous about traveling to Srinagar by self as a woman alone , but Shafi and his family made me feel right at home.

It's a traditional houseboat right on the river near the city center but very quiet and peaceful. He kindly helped me organize trips suited to my interests and I had an awesome time with the welcoming and funny driver, Tariq.

There's so much to do in Srinagar, I wish I could have stayed longer. Shafi and his family made my experience unforgettable and I highly recommend this stay to anyone interested in Srinagar!
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Mohammad wrote a review Apr 2021
Srinagar, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I along with group of 12 members from Coimbatore stayed at this property located near to main market area of Kashmir valley ( Lal chowk). It's 5 minutes walking distance to city centre. We got great vibe of Kashmir here.
They arranged our plan very well and the driver was very friendly and helpful for us which they provided.

Thanks for organised our trip well. And they not treat you as guest.they treat you as family members.
They saved our money a lot.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Mohandasmak wrote a review Jul 2022
Anand, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
They have organised wonderful trip for us from airports airport pick up till gurez valley. We not faced single problems from food to transportation arrangement they orgnised very professional our trip. Loved what they provided in limited budget.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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iaizaz wrote a review Sept 2021
Jaipur, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The owners were very helpful at satisfying the needy travellers. Arranging rides, logistics, helping to research destinations, permits, etc. etc. The breakfast/dinner buffets were delicious and abundant. We stay in both properties of shelter

Ajaz, thank you for making our stay in Srinagar comfortable and efficient. Your family excels in the arts of hospitality. If I come back I will make sure to stay at your shelter heritage again
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Answer from Maju01
United Arab Emirates27 contributions3 helpful votes
Hi Gaurav, We traveled in July and so the weather was hot or not cold. I hope the heating facility will be adequate in house boats. No idea about sharing taxis as our package was including transport. Kindly contact Ijaz from Shelter Group of house boats. Sure, he will guide you better. Have a nice trip. Thanks.
Answer from Pascal P
Privas, France37 contributions12 helpful votes
I have asked to my friend if it is possible with a wheelchair and after i will give you an answer. Kind regards Pascal
Chitralekha Services Syndicate asked a question Apr 2017
Jaipur, India13 contributions2 helpful votes
i want this hotel no
Answer from roushan c
1 contribution
Shelter group if houseboats is one of the best hotel in srinagar. You can contact with aizaz bhai for booking. You can find his number easly from shelter group website. If you will not get number then i will give his number.
Answer from roushan c
1 contribution
Yes dear, you can go kashmir anytime. I was in kashmir feb 1st week and my trip becamre memorable. Shelter group of houseboad members will helo you in every moment.specially Aijaz bhai . So without hazitation you can go and enjoy your trip.
Rashmi Bhat wrote a tip May 2024
Mysore District, India29 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Houseboats, in general are pretty cold in nights as its surrounded by water, Keep that in mind while planning the stay,"
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shenden wrote a tip Aug 2023
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Everything perfect"
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Nutnapin R wrote a tip May 2019
Bangkok, Thailand9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"at the hotel have no lift"
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Ter Liamthong wrote a tip Jan 2019
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"best service"
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Nina R wrote a tip Sept 2018
13 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Hospitality and Safety"
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PRICE RANGE
₹2,679 - ₹3,935 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaJammu and KashmirKashmirSrinagar DistrictSrinagar
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Shelter Group of Houseboats
Which popular attractions are close to The Shelter Group of Houseboats?
Nearby attractions include Lal Chowk (0.4 km), Saklain's Coterie (1.0 km), and Rainawari (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Shelter Group of Houseboats?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Shelter Group of Houseboats?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Shelter Group of Houseboats?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Shelter Group of Houseboats?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ahdoos, Mughal Darbar, and Chai Jaai.
Does The Shelter Group of Houseboats have airport transportation?
Yes, The Shelter Group of Houseboats offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Shelter Group of Houseboats?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to The Shelter Group of Houseboats?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kathi Darwaza (5.4 km) and Parihaspora Pattan (3.2 km).
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