Our best time in Kashmir was at Bostan Gulistan!!! We had a warm welcome by Mr. Ashraf Guru the owner. The staff was extremely courteous, helpful, prompt and friendly. The interiors of the house boat is nothing less than a royal experience. Extremely clean, organised and well managed. The perfect getaway and a cozy cozy experience. Watching the sunset whilst sipping your evening tea by the Dal Lake, ah! amazing! We were served loca Kashmiri cuisine and it was YUM!! Highly recommend a stay at Bostan Gulistan.
One of the best house boats. The insides of the boat are fully carpeted. Very warm inside. Very nice people. Feels at home. The staff feels less like staff and more like family. They make food according to your preferences. What makes this house boat different from other boats is that the inside woodwork is fully hand work. It was a beautiful experience. I am definitely bringing more people here
We stayed at the Bostan houseboat 2 nights for 2 nights. The Bostan Gullistan group have several houseboats in a row, with Bostan and Gullistan Palace as Premium Deluxe houseboats. The Bostan has 4 guestrooms that can take up to 3 guests each. The rooms have air conditioner and fan, plus an attached bathroom. The room we had was clean and the meals all excellent. As our son couldn't really take spicy hot food, Hasan the housekeeper on Bostan adjusted the meals thereafter. Only drawback, if you are a light sleeper is the masjid nearby and early call to prayers.
I cam here qith ny mother and originally, we planned to stay here for one night. But then we liked it so much that we ended up coming back for another night. If that doesn't give you an idea of how amazing thsi experience was, let me elaborate. The room was typically Kashmiri with beautiful decor. In fact, the entire houseboat was beautifully decorated. Free Shikaras were provided to commute between the ghat and the houseboat and chargeable shikaras were provided to view the sunset and visit the market. The rates were quite reasonable. Breakfast and dinner were included and the meals were DELICIOUS. They tasted just like homemade foods. The hosts were so gracious and they would always make sure that we're well fed and comfortable. We were non-vegetarians so we were okay both ways, but om our first night here, another family in the houseboat was a family of pure vegetarians. The host made sure that our family and their family ate separately so that they don't feel uncomfortable due to non-veg food. That's how thoughtful thwy are. Oh and, there is also an attached gift shop selling the most unique aayi work and paper mache stuff. There were items I'd not seen anywhere in Kashmir. Overall, I loves the experience and would love to visit again! <3…
My wife and I visited Srinagar and stayed at the Bostan Boathouse and out experience was amazing. They had the best service. Best in hospitality. Delicious food just like homemade. Will stay at this houseboat again.
I stayed in the month of January 2022. Amazing Hospitality, Ambiance, Location, Food and very good heating facility in room. Staff is very friendly. Strongly recommended for stay. value for money. I can say it was one of the best staying experience.
The best house boat in srinagar with great service, cleanliness, ambiance and friendly staff. There is no reason why i will stay at different place next time. I strongly recommend you make your stay memorable by staying at this place.
Short and amazing experience of Kashmir. If it was not for the luxury houseboat of Boston Gulistan, the experience would have been incomplete. We were picked up from ghat no 17, followed by a delightful bostir to the houseboat. We were served hot classical Kawa. The evening dinner was homemade authentic Kashmiri delicacy. Please carry digiene tablet as u won't be able to resist the temptation. The room has an inbuilt bukhari that kept the temperature warm even when the outside temperature was in minus. The boat has an amazing classical interiors. All the facilities were functional to optimum use. The owner personality called up to check the comfort level in the night and was there to see us off the next morning. A personal touch that goes missing in big hotels. We r really lucky to have encountered the experience. I hope to share it with every one so that, u too relish the same during visit to Kashmir. BOSTON GULISTAN - THE BEST *****…
I stayed there with my family in all the five rooms. Excellent ambiance excellent property. maintained well. one of the best food we have enjoyed in the whole tour of 5 days. We get all facilities like a five star hotel
Boston Gulistan is a luxurious houseboat with nice wooden rooms, hall and dining. The best part is the kashmiri food cooked n served on board. Ultimate experience. The staff Akbar Bhai, Yaseen and Sajjad are really cooperative and cordial. Thank you Gul Ahsraf sahab for making our trip memorable.