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Houseboat New Golden Flower

Hazratbal Road Nigeen Lake, Srinagar 190006 India
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Houseboats are unique in the world to Kashmir valley. For the visitor to Srinagar, staying in a houseboat is an out of world experience. The houseboat came into being during the British Era, when the Maharaja of Kashmir refused them permission to build on dry land. The resourceful Britishers took to the water, living in ornate houseboats. The style has hardly changed from the first houseboat built by Mr. Conard in 1888 right down to boats being built today and since then the houseboat become mascots of Kashmir Tourism and gained a worldwide acclaim. If your dreams include a sojourn on a houseboat in Kashmir, Kingfishers darting between the blossoming lotus and snow-capped mountains lining the horizon and each day concluded by a sunset of copper and gold, then imagine yourself on Nigeen Lake. Nearly two miles in length and overlooked by the imposing ruin of the Hari Parbat fort. Our boats are categorized in the Deluxe category. For unsurpassed value and an unforgettable holiday, we invite you to relax as Kashmiri prince in the carefree atmosphere of the New Golden Flower Heritage houseboat and enjoy the timeless majestic scenery of the Himalayas for yourself. We take pride and pleasure in providing the finest of houseboats experiences blended with the expertise necessary to enjoy Kashmir to its fullest potential.
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Free private parking nearby
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Kids stay free
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Breakfast available
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Full body massage
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English, Hindi, Urdu
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Culture55587649650 wrote a review 17 Feb
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Best location services was excellent care taker baseer jee was nice person and owner Yakub jee is excellent person care for services etc ….Best house boat in nigeen lake…4 night journey was excellent….Different type feeling peace peace ….Excellent place for traveller
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Navigate46279014948 wrote a review Nov 2023
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We visited Kashmir for the very first time and stayed at The New Golden Flower Houseboat throughout our stay in Srinagar. Our entire trip was planned by the very co-operative and humble owner of the houseboat Mr. Yaqoob. Highly recommend to others.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 1 Dec 2023
I thank you for taking out time to post a review of us on our Trip Advisor page. We are delight to know that you loved our houseboat, staff, food and services. I have shared your positive feedback with my team and its a source of motivation for all of us. Such scintillating reviews make efforts worthwhile. We look forward to welcoming you back to our houseboat. Warm Regards Mujtaba Dunoo
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Bhuwan wrote a review Sept 2023
Bengaluru, India2 contributions1 helpful vote
strongly advise staying away from this place, as it appears to be a tourist scam with fabricated reviews. Before making a reservation, keep in mind that the houseboat is located on Nagin Lake, despite sometimes being falsely advertised as being on the quieter side of Dal Lake. In reality, it is far from Dal Lake and doesn't come close to matching its beauty. Furthermore, the houseboat was touted as an old and iconic one, but it turned out to be quite ordinary with basic interiors and minimal amenities. The pricing, in the name of legacy, is exorbitant for what it offers. There was no heating or cooling equipment, and a persistent foul smell lingered due to plumbing issues. Upon arrival, we were left unattended because the staff had supposedly gone to a wedding. One family walked out due to these issues within an hour. To add to the disappointment, the manager, Fayaz, continuously brought shikara hawkers into our room, invading our privacy. He also kept pushing us to book a shikara ride despite us refusing multiple times. Moreover, since there was no food available or facilities to cook, we had to return to the city to get our meals. Strangely, when we checked out, Fayaz charged us 500 rupees for a 2-minute shikara ride we had to take to fetch food, and he ganged up on us. Please keep this in mind while booking since as a tourist you will need to go sightseeing, and every crossing will be charged. Normally, houseboats on Dal lake have their own shikaras for free movement of visitors. When we contacted the owners to complain, they initially empathized and promised a refund but then didnt pick up our followup calls. This place is highly commercialized, with tourists being their last priority. Please be cautious of such unethical practices. If you are considering this houseboat, I suggest you to book the houseboat in person (there is very less rush here, so you will get a space everytime and you can negotiate terms better) keeping all these factors in mind, instead of paying upfrontonline and being at their mercy.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Response from Yakub Dunoo, General Manager at Houseboat New Golden Flower
Responded 1 Oct 2023
Dear Travellers First of all greetings from Houseboat New Golden Flower Secondly i am responding this review point to point because you do not know what is the real story between these guests (2 Families) and us. 1. Actually these guests have booked our property through Online portal and not directly through us. in the starting of this review the guest has mentioned that they have booked our Houseboat for night. He is 100% lying. The truth is that they have booked our houseboat for Night no doubt but their flight was in the evening time so they book Houseboat to spend few hours in houseboat before leaving to Airport. Their Check in and Check out was on the same day. Therefore they are misleading others by saying the lie. 2. This guests has not made home work before booking Houseboat. As everyone in the world knows that most of the Houseboats are moored inside the lake and the Shikara is the only mean of transport by which one is reaching to these houseboats. 3. 2 Crossings are free i.e during Check -in and on Check -Out from Houseboat owner and if guest wanna move more than these 2 crossings then Guest has to pay for extra crossings as per the rates approved by Department of Tourism Jammu and Kashmir. Hence, The Shikara owner has charged them the crossings as per that rate and for this he should not get disappointed as every guest who visits Kashmir and stay in Houseboat pays accordingly. 4. The Guest has said Does Guests are coming in Houseboat by Swimming? I am sure this guest has no knowledge about the life on waters... He has not made home work properly. 5. The guest has mentioned in review there are no facilities inside houseboat. For his information we have a big sitting room which has big sofas writing table, day bed, coffee tables and 5g free wifi, then a Dining room with Walnut wood Dining table + walnut wood chairs, Bed Rooms with 1Double bed and 1 Single bed, Dressing table, Attached bath room with bath tub + washing basin anf Flash, toiletries, Towels and Soap, Uninterrupted power supply and Room service 24 hours so i am confused which other facilities the guest was expecting. If he was expecting Moon and stars in our houseboat then i am sorry we do not offer such facilities. 6. The guest has said be careful if you have a baby alongwith so think first many times. Let me say him you are not only the guest who is carrying baby along with. We have served 100s and 1000s of families who had 6 months old babies and we have served them in a better way as we have also kids at home so we have great affection and experience. 7. The guest have mention that it was a hot houseboat only fans. I think he does not know the geography that Kashmir is a hill station and maximum temperature here is 35 Degrees that is why no need of Ac. The most hottest months in Kashmir are May, June, July and August even those months our guest does not complaint and this guest stayed in the month of September which is the Beginning of Autumn and the climate remains chill. 8. Now is the important point why the guest has written this review. As in the starting of my reply i have mentioned that this guest has not booked my houseboat for night and there check out was on the same day. Here the climax starts. The guest was travelling in local taxi cab and the driver misguided him and said that this property is far away from Airport. So they were asking for the refund which i refused. Because our cancellation & refund policy is that we do not provide refund on the day of Check-in as it is "No Show". if you will read his review he has mentioned that we left houseboat after 2.5 hours because Houseboat was very hot inside and here again they lie as there flight was same day in the evening which is a bitter truth. Therefore, he is misleading the people by mentioning the baseless lines. We are in Houseboat Business since 1916 and all the International News channels like BBC. Voice of America and Press TV have made a story of of this Heritage Houseboat.
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Chirag wrote a review Sept 2022
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One of the best Experience to travel in Kashmir was the stay in House boat, People here were so welcoming and served us great food and amazing hospitality , I definitely recommend this to everyone. Kindly Explore to the best of your availability
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 3 Oct 2022
I thank you for taking out time to post a review of us on our Trip Advisor page. We are delight to know that you loved our houseboat, staff, food and services. I have shared your positive feedback with my team and its a source of motivation for all of us. Such scintillating reviews make efforts worthwhile. We look forward to welcoming you back to our houseboat. Warm Regards Mujtaba Dunoo
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Naveen Jaiswal wrote a review Sept 2022
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If you like to have a silent and peaceful scenery outside your houseboat instead of having rush and clusters of houseboat , opt for new golden flower houseboat in nageen lake instead of shiny houseboats of dal. You'll find it so calm that you don't want to go inside until late night. A very good experience for me. Totally safe and hygienic houseboat. Food was great. Worth 6/5 stars.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 Oct 2022
I thank you for taking out time to post a review of us on our Trip Advisor page. We are delight to know that you loved our houseboat, staff, food and services. I have shared your positive feedback with my team and its a source of motivation for all of us. Such scintillating reviews make efforts worthwhile. We look forward to welcoming you back to our houseboat. Warm Regards Mujtaba Dunoo
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Malik wrote a review Aug 2022
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The hotal service is very good. I come again because this hotal service and house keeping mr ishfaq khan Mr.isfaq payer mr jangir mr imaytaz this hotal food is very best and people is very very good. Mr baila
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 21 Aug 2022
I thank you for taking out time to post a review of us on our Trip Advisor page. We are delight to know that you loved our houseboat, staff, food and services. I have shared your positive feedback with my team and its a source of motivation for all of us. Such scintillating reviews make efforts worthwhile. We look forward to welcoming you back to our houseboat. Warm Regards Mujtaba Dunoo
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Varun wrote a review Mar 2022
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Golden flower house boat is really very nice experience for all of us .. worth to stay .. cleaning n staff corporation is really very good n view of house boat is also very beautiful n nice .. Thanks mujet bhai .
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 Apr 2022
I thank you for taking out time to post a review of us on our Google Page. We are delight to know that you loved our houseboat, staff, food and services. I have shared your positive feedback with my team and its a source of motivation for all of us. Such scintillating reviews make efforts worthwhile. We look forward to welcoming you back to our houseboat. Warm Regards Mujtaba Dunoo
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Chang che wrote a review Jan 2022
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stay here for one night, the boathouse host are very friendly, share the many information and photo for srinagar travel, also prepare a nice breakfast for us, by the way the boat cruise on the lake is perfect, It is worth to be back.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 18 Mar 2022
I thank you for taking out time to post a review of us on our Google Page. We are delight to know that you loved our houseboat, staff, food and services. I have shared your positive feedback with my team and its a source of motivation for all of us. Such scintillating reviews make efforts worthwhile. We look forward to welcoming you back to our houseboat. Warm Regards Mujtaba Dunoo
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Steven wrote a review Jan 2022
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This is our first visit to this beautiful place. The houseboat is very clean, beautiful and comfortable. The owner of the houseboat was very warm to us. It is a very happy thing to eat special local delicacies and enjoy the beautiful view of the lake in the houseboat. Thank you for allowing us to have such wonderful memories. We will definitely return to this beautiful place again next year.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 18 Mar 2022
I thank you for taking out time to post a review of us on our Google Page. We are delight to know that you loved our houseboat, staff, food and services. I have shared your positive feedback with my team and its a source of motivation for all of us. Such scintillating reviews make efforts worthwhile. We look forward to welcoming you back to our houseboat. Warm Regards Mujtaba Dunoo
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Yashvi B wrote a review Dec 2021
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The hosts are super hospitable and they will take care of family and ensure all your requirements are met. The food is also very homely and authentic kashmiri cuisine. Amazing house boat. Rooms are Very luxuries.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 18 Mar 2022
I thank you for taking out time to post a review of us on our Google Page. We are delight to know that you loved our houseboat, staff, food and services. I have shared your positive feedback with my team and its a source of motivation for all of us. Such scintillating reviews make efforts worthwhile. We look forward to welcoming you back to our houseboat. Warm Regards Mujtaba Dunoo
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₹4,062 - ₹5,057 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
New Golden Flower Group of Houseboats
LOCATION
IndiaJammu and KashmirKashmirSrinagar DistrictSrinagar
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Houseboat New Golden Flower
Which popular attractions are close to Houseboat New Golden Flower?
Nearby attractions include Shankaracharya Hill (4.3 km), Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden (4.6 km), and Nigeen Lake (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Houseboat New Golden Flower?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, room service, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Houseboat New Golden Flower?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a dining area, and a dishwasher.
What food & drink options are available at Houseboat New Golden Flower?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Houseboat New Golden Flower?
Yes, free private parking nearby, free public parking nearby, and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Houseboat New Golden Flower?
Conveniently located restaurants include Stream Restaurant, Cafe Tulip, and Shamyana Restaurant.
Are any cleaning services offered at Houseboat New Golden Flower?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Houseboat New Golden Flower?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Urdu.
Are there any historical sites close to Houseboat New Golden Flower?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kathi Darwaza (0.6 km) and Parihaspora Pattan (5.1 km).
Does Houseboat New Golden Flower have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.