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Veena Palace Group of Houseboats

Dal Lake, Opposite Hotel Welcome, Srinagar 190001 India
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#59 of 699 in Srinagar
Our group of houseboats (Veena Palace) is located on the famous Dal lake in the center of Srinagar. We offer accommodation in several houseboats with variety of rooms and prices. Apart from the accommodation we provide also food, internet, phone service, common sitting room on each houseboat, roof top sittings, and last but not least a friendly atmosphere.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Golf course
Horseback riding
Car hire
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Shivani Jai kishan wrote a review Aug 2021
Chennai (Madras), India15 contributions8 helpful votes
I had a lovely experience with Veena palace group of house boat. Especially Firdous bhai made the entire trip so much more memorable. It is not just some random house boat, But a HOMESTAY in all sense . The entire stay was magical, well organised, home cooked wazwane , Shikara ride ( day trip to the floating vegetable market & moon ride ) With papier mach art display for sale, Kashmiri clothing, pashmina shawls, Mughal antic jewellery, saffron & shalajit, walnut wood artwork, Lake water trek ( 2night/3days) Customised Mountain Trek, Were all arranged by the homestay, Firdous bhai.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: To & fro taxi service will be arrange by the homestay itself. Plan a trip for minimum 4-5days for...
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Vitali Romanovski wrote a review Dec 2020
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Veena Houseboat is a family-run business where the hosts do enjoy themselves when their guests are smiling. As Kashmiris, they do know the splendour of the country that they belong and do everything - literally - so that you remember Kashmir for the rest of your life. And it is indeed worth remembering, not only because of magnificent and breathtaking beauty of their country, its rich history and amazing tradition of craft, but because of an incredible friendliness and openness of their people.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled
samuelbrawerman wrote a review Oct 2019
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo5 contributions
This place is fantastic. I stayed there in 2008 for 5 weks to write my these. Went back in Sept 2019 with my girlfriend. Firdous and his familly makes you feel at ease and makes your stay fantastic. The price is good and so is the food. The 4 day trek is magnificent. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Room Tip: best service
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Arealrachyreview wrote a review Oct 2018
Nottingham, United Kingdom10 contributions1 helpful vote
Outstanding hospitality, we originally booked 3 nights at Veena palace, ‘Sonny’ (Fiderous) mentioned he also does mountain trekking and river boat camping trips, we loved his company and they were two things we were planning to do anyway. We got on with him so well, he was the obvious person to take us. So we ended up staying for around 3 weeks. When we arrived back from trekking it really felt like home. Anything you wanted Sonny would try his best to get for you. Nothing was more than a request away. Any sales person who tried to rip you off, Sonny would point you in the right direction. With some of our experiences in India, it’s hard to know who to really trust, But we can vouch for Sonny and his friends 100%. The room itself was perfect for a couple needing time away when necessary. Breakfast, lunch and dinner can all be provided and sonny gets to know your preferences. WIFI is excellent. Boats to the mainland are on request at any time. There are a lot of fancier houseboats on Dal Lake, but not as quiet and peaceful. It’s in the best spot. We felt really lucky to have chosen this Houseboat. But we based it on his fantastic reviews! We even got invited to a Kashmiri wedding through Sonny’s family. If you’re considering this place then book it!!
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Natalee S wrote a review Apr 2018
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Upon arriving in Srinagar my partner and I knew no one and relatively nothing about the area until meeting Firdous, his family and friends. The wonderful family operating Veena Palace houseboat took us in and gave us an incredible experience, leaving us with a yearning to return on our next trip to India. Our bellies were kept full, our minds at ease and our eye widened by the unique cultural experience Dal Lake has to offer. Never once did we feel taken advantage of or that our needs could not be met with just a simple request. The rooms are cozy and shower water hot. The front porch provides a peaceful place to sit and connect with other guests and get a first hand view at the daily operations of the lake and neighbors. We enjoyed staying there so much upon our arrival, we decided to spend our final days in Kashmir there as well. Highly recommended accommodations for travelers near and far and hope you enjoy as much as we did.
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Date of stay: February 2018
Trip type: Travelled
$11 - $24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaJammu and KashmirKashmirSrinagar DistrictSrinagar
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Frequently Asked Questions about Veena Palace Group of Houseboats
Which popular attractions are close to Veena Palace Group of Houseboats?
Nearby attractions include Darakhshan Holidays (0.8 km), Chapr Handicraft (0.3 km), and Royal Kashmir (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Veena Palace Group of Houseboats?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Veena Palace Group of Houseboats?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Veena Palace Group of Houseboats?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Veena Palace Group of Houseboats?
Conveniently located restaurants include Stream Restaurant, Shamyana Restaurant, and Winterfell Cafe.
Does Veena Palace Group of Houseboats have airport transportation?
Yes, Veena Palace Group of Houseboats offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Veena Palace Group of Houseboats?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Veena Palace Group of Houseboats offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Veena Palace Group of Houseboats?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kathi Darwaza (2.9 km) and Parihaspora Pattan (4.0 km).