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Chicago Group of Houseboats

Boulevard Road Ghat No 9, Dal Lake, Srinagar 190001 India
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We have spacious four, three and cozy two bedroom rooms , all with attached bathrooms, electricity and modern plumbing. We additionally provide electronic heating blankets and room heaters during winters. One can enjoy the beautiful natural scenery and seclusion from our house boat. We promise you a wonderful stay once you come aboard. We also organize local sight seeing and tour packages for places around Kashmir under proper guidance. You can refer our Instagram page for more pictures. Insta id : chicagohouseboats
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Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Car park
Wifi
Breakfast available
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Horseback riding
Mini golf
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24-hour security
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Begoña A wrote a review Nov 2023
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If you want to feel like home away from home, this is your place. The entire Chicago team welcomed us in the most loving, warm, and comforting way possible. It's been wonderful to be here and it's been hard to leave. We felt like family, a special thanks to Khan for taking care of us like a relative we didn't know we had. <3 Apart from the comforting treat, the place is absolutely charming, with traditional Kashmiri decor, the heating system works well in winter and the food is excellent. They will be willing to help you with anything you need and always with a smile on their face. I only have kind words for these helpful and kind-hearted people. I recommend staying here 100%!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Tampakis A wrote a review Nov 2023
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Very friendly and warm people. The accomodation and the food was excellent. Ajaz, Khan and the rest 9f the crew were always ready to help with everything from laundry to sightseeing and more. Felt like family! We were really well taken care off. I heartedly recommend it !
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Room Tip: Totally worth it!
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sudiptochttrj wrote a review Nov 2023
New Delhi, India11 contributions1 helpful vote
I had just visited Kashmir with family (wife, my 14 years old daughter and a friend) last week and to be honest i have no word to express my gratitude to Mr Ajaz who is the owner of the houseboat. In this trip i have actually understood that there are few good men like Ajaz bhai in this world who makes us believe that there is no bigger deed than humanity. I reached Srinagar on 11th Nov very early (around 730 in morning) and as scheduled i was supposed to check in to Chicago Houseboat (for 3 night stay in his best houseboat which also hosted Mrs Indra Gandhi in 1975). Ajaz bhai only arranged cab for the entire trip. However, the moment we boarded the cab, our driver ( Tariq Bhai, another humble and true gentleman) informed us that there was some problem that had happened in the houseboat a night before and we had to wait couple of hours before we could check in. As we all were very tired due to an early morning flight we were completely taken a back with such a unfolding of the situation. But to my surprize Ajaz bhai had already made an arrangement in an another hotel (Apple Orchard Resort). Later we got to know that there was a huge fire that broke last night which completely razed at least 5 houseboat which also included Ajaz bhai's entire house, Houseboat's kitchen and everything (at least loss of 1 cr to Ajaz bhai himself and 50Cr of loss all put together). Despite this huge catastrophe Ajaz bhai never let this affect our trip. We were put in Apple Orchard resort for two night with food and everything till all the facilities were restored in houseboat and then for the last night we were transferred to his HB. Even on that day he made us dine in Stream (one of the best restaurant in Srinagar- around Boulevard road). The houseboat was just amazing but the hospitality and care we were given no word is enough to thank him despite his own losses. A very very special mention to Tariq Bhai (our driver to entire trip) who took care of us like his own family, guided us till we checked in to Airport We as Chatterjee family can blindly recommend to everyone to Ajaz Bhai of Chicago Houseboat. The Houseboat is impeccable, Gulzar bhai was such a humble man who took care of us on the last night (despite November cold Houseboat was better than even any 5 star comfort and that too when his all resources were razed to ground in fire) but above all Ajaz bhai's hospitality is something I had never ever felt in my life where as I had travelled across India and World. Ajaz Bahi,, May Almighty give you back everything that you had lost. My whole hearted thanks and gratitude to you
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Please ask for Tarq Bhai's cab and also have pastry at Le Delice just opposite of ghat no 9
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Nirav Gosar wrote a review Sept 2023
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Visited with my father in September 2023. It was an amazing experience. The owner Ajaz bhai is very kind and hospitable. Gulzar bhai, who looks after the guests is a gemstone and both Ajaz bhai & Gulzar bhai elevated our experience. Luxurious stay, home-like food & atmosphere. Can blindly recommend this to one & all
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: One of the best stays. Luxurious, homely & heartfelt.
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Resort58655815846 wrote a review Sept 2023
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I would like to recommend this Houseboat to stay at Dal Lake(Srinagar). The food is good, the rooms are clean and always well organized and the their staff is always happy to help and give everything you ask for. Thanks again!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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TechieTraveller wrote a review Jul 2023
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I would like to share an experience of my Parents who stayed at the boat house in April 2023..... Both my retired parents stayed at the boat house and while leaving to the airport, my father forgot his wallet in the room. When we reached out to the owner over phone, he got the room checked and promptly returned the amount through Gpay. The twist to the story is.. My dad received a call from the owner in July 2023 ( 3 months after his stay) , stating that he rechecked the purse and there is an additional 5000 in the purse and he returned the amount to my dad. This shows the genuineness and honesty of the boat owner. Really appreciate it!
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Navin Singh wrote a review Jul 2023
New Delhi, India23 contributions3 helpful votes
What a memorable stay. The moment you step in the house boat, you will know that you have made the right decision. You will be welcomed with a warm smile. Neat and cleat houseboat. The highlight would be the huge deck just outside where you can sit for hours soaked in the beauty of Dal Lake surrounded by a vibrancy only this place can offer. It's a nice view from the deck specially in the evening when all the houseboats in front of you are lit up, shikaras sailing the gems of Kashmir and the entire lake comes to life. Food is awesome here served and presented with utmost love. Azajbhai, the owner, will make sure that your every moment is comfortable there. Don't hesitate to seek his guidance about the itinerary. Gulzar Bhai will make you some awesome homemade food. In short, if you are planning to stay at the Dal Lake, this will be an awesome choice.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Vikramjit S wrote a review Jun 2023
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Amazing hospitality by Ajaz Bhai and his team. Lovely ambience in the houseboat...very spacious and neat. All tours to nearby areas were promptly arranged upon our arrival. Delicious homestyle breakfast and dinner served by Khan Bhai. Scenic and amazing views from the houseboat. Overall an unforgettable fabulous experience!
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Date of stay: June 2023
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AasifRollwala wrote a review Jun 2023
Ahmedabad, India112 contributions23 helpful votes
I stayed here for a night in June - 2023 along with my family. The location os houseboat is good with a decent view. Not very clumsy. House boat also well maintained. The host Mr. Khan Chacha was warm and welcoming to us.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Room Tip: Please instruct properly for food the way you like - i had a very bad experience regarding food...
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Daydream00914290813 wrote a review Jun 2023
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The ambience and the hospitality of the people here is the best. Adding onto this views from the boat is mesmerising, you’ll fall in love with the serene beauty of the spot. I wish we had some more days to stay. ❤️
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Date of stay: June 2023
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₹4,477 - ₹7,793 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
IndiaJammu and KashmirKashmirSrinagar DistrictSrinagar
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chicago Group of Houseboats
Which popular attractions are close to Chicago Group of Houseboats?
Nearby attractions include Shankaracharya Hill (1.1 km), Floating Post Office Dal Lake (1.0 km), and Chapr Handicraft (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Chicago Group of Houseboats?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Chicago Group of Houseboats?
Top room amenities include a desk, a dining area, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Chicago Group of Houseboats?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Chicago Group of Houseboats?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking nearby, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Chicago Group of Houseboats?
Conveniently located restaurants include Stream Restaurant, Shamyana Restaurant, and Winterfell Cafe.
Does Chicago Group of Houseboats have airport transportation?
Yes, Chicago Group of Houseboats offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Chicago Group of Houseboats?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Chicago Group of Houseboats?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Urdu.
Are there any historical sites close to Chicago Group of Houseboats?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kathi Darwaza (2.8 km) and Parihaspora Pattan (4.4 km).
Does Chicago Group of Houseboats have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.