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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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
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Secured parking
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Soundproof rooms
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Centrally Located
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi

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Lal Mandi Road Near Shri Pratab Singh Palace, Srinagar 190001 India
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Debarun Kalita wrote a review Apr 2014
Guwahati, India
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had one of the most memorable and enriching trips ever to any place, thanks to the staff and management of Shelter Group of Houseboats. Specially, Mr. Ejaaz, the manager and Mr. Shafique, the houseboat attendant. The way they took care of everything, right from the pickup at the airport and up untill the drop at the airport. The stay, the local city sightseeing, the gulmarg trip, the local marketing and the guidance. It was indeed a very cherished, marvellous and superb trip of kashmir. An excellent stay at the houseboat, one of my best ever experiences. Great service, courtesy , ambience and lovely and tasty food.

If it is Kashmir, then it has got to be The Shelter Group of Houseboats.
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Date of stay: April 2014
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nor_damanhuri wrote a review Aug 2012
Putrajaya, Malaysia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
we stayed there in march 2012 for 4 nights. we got very good service and hospitality from Mr Ab Karim and his team. eventhough the HB at the jhelum river but the view and location still very nice. you can explore sinagar from the HB by walking. transport is easy to get to go around from the HB. Mr. karim look after us very well. we can't forget the hospitality given to us especially when take us to their home to meet his family. the food also very good and the price is reasonable. if we go there next time, which my daughter keep asking to want another trip, definately we will stay there again. i strongly recommend this HB.
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Date of stay: March 2012
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paauyful wrote a review May 2012
Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand
3.0 of 5 bubbles
we stayed there for 3 day,they are nice and friendly .And the food is delicious,room is clean,i think when i will go to kahmir i will stay here.
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Date of stay: May 2012
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firzaliyana wrote a review Mar 2012
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My friends and i stayed at the houseboat for 4 days 3 nights from the 16th till 20th of february 2012. The boat is very nicely decorated with wooden cravings, you will also get a hot shower, room heater, as well as room service. Everyday we would request for toasted bread, fried eggs and kashmiri cooked tomatoes for breakfast. For dinner we would ask them to surprise us with traditional kashmiri cooking. Usually a mix some vege, kashmiri curry and fried chicken, fish or meat.

Our guide, Mr Qayyum was very attentive and friendly. He would explain the sites visited and if asked will even take photos for you, which is great when travelling in groups as everyone can be in the photo. The itinerary was well arranged and with good timing. We would recommend this houseboat for anyone wanting a tailored trip.
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Date of stay: February 2012
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Evelyn_Wong22 wrote a review Feb 2012
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My friends and i stayed at the houseboat for 4 days 3 nights. The boat is very comfortable with hot shower and room heater, and very prompt room service. We tried the Kashmir traditional food everyday, food is delicious especially the Kashmiri fried chicken, omelet, chapatti and the tomatoes...Our tour guide is helpful and very responsible, he brought us to many places although we don't have much time in Kashmir. Thanks for the arrangement and we would recommend to others who like to travel to Kashmir and would like to experience to stay in houseboat.
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Date of stay: February 2012
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ashutosh m wrote a review Feb 2012
Bhopal, India
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed in the house boat with family during my visit to Srinagar in Feb 2012.The House Boat is a real Gem, the unpolished carvings on wood adorning the place,the traditional Kashmiri style,the hospitality of staff,the traditional bukhari inside the room clearly distinguish this House Boat from those found on Dal Lake.Feeling of fresh air,open surroundings,proximity of Lal Chowk,the main market of Srinagar make you feel comfortable and happy and your stay a memorable one.
The only shortcoming I found is that there is no TV inside the rooms and to watch it you have to come out to the sitting room,but we are supposed to be in kashmir to admire the beauty of the place rather than to sit in front of the Ediot Box?
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Date of stay: February 2012
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krismalmquist wrote a review Oct 2011
Russellville, Alabama
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My friend and I were very fortunate that we found the Shelter Group of Houseboats on our trip to Srinagar. The accomodations were very clean and the fresh smell of cedar from the houseboat's walls and cabinets is delightful. Ghulam and his family took great care of us and fed us delicious meals and told us all we needed to know about the area. They showed us around and helped us to get some beautiful carpets, shawls, and wood carvings.

I loved it so much the first time I was there that one of the first places that I took my wife to after we were married was to stay on one of the Shelter Group of Houseboats. She loved it also and we have such fond memories of our time in Kashmir and the great people there.
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Date of stay: July 2011
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Response from sheltersrinagar, Owner at The Shelter Group of Houseboats
Responded 28 Mar 2015
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking out the time to share your experience with us on TA. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us; it was indeed a pleasure serving you at The Shelter Group of houseboats. We look forward to welcoming you again at Shelter group, the new benchmark for service excellence...! Regards & Best Wishes from the entire team at The shelter group of houseboats
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Gijee wrote a review Aug 2017
Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The one best trip in srinagar. We has the trips to Pahalgam , Sonamarg , Gulmarg , Naranag and Srinagar that this agency they took good care about us for everything. The houseboat is luxurious interiors and excellent service staffs , also nice foods.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Srishtychoudhary19 wrote a review Jun 2016
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had stayed with my family for 4 days and it was a very good experience. The host and the staff are very cordial and they do everything to make you feel at home. Special mention to the food, which is again just like home. Definitely recommended.
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Date of stay: May 2016
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adrg875 wrote a review Oct 2015
Ottawa, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We thank Shelter Group for the amazing 3-night stay we had in September.
We recommend having dinner there. They are also extremely helpful in organizing activities in Srinagar and daytrips in Kashmir.
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Date of stay: September 2015
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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
₹3,098 - ₹3,936 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaJammu and KashmirKashmirSrinagar DistrictSrinagar
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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