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#105 of 702 Specialty lodging in Srinagar
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We are in the tourist trade since 1931 and are owners of large fleet of Deluxe Houseboats moored on the exquisite surroundings of Dal Lake. Ours being self owned and managed Enterprise, this has given us added advantage, as we supervise and attend personally to all our customers and send them back satisfied with all aspects of services provided by us. The unique feature of our fleet of Houseboats is that we offer uniform standard of accommodation, service, gourmet and are connected by foot bridges, offering easy communication for groups. Each Houseboat is tastefully decorated and luxuriously furnished in typical Kashmiri design and décor with lawns. Give us a chance once and we are friends for ever.
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Nissar wani wrote a review Oct 2018
Srinagar, India580 contributions6 helpful votes
This is one of the best houseboat in Dal Lake in Kashmir i ALways book This houseboat when i Ma planning to Kashmir for my groups. The interior is very new and the boys working in this houseboat are very good
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Indigo A wrote a review Oct 2018
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We had the most lovely and wonderful stay here at the New Golden Gem houseboat. Tariq, Latif and Parvez took such wonderful care of us. We felt like family and can’t wait to come back again. Thank you so much for the great hospitality and affection. God bless !
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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sheila_cojjee wrote a review May 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2 contributions3 helpful votes
we took package that covers sringar, pahalgam, gulmarg and sonamrg by hamid karnai. it was great experience and very convenience. we stayed at his houseboat at Dal Lake and the view was amazing. the hospitality when we stay there was also good, the food and daily crossing to/fro houseboat was great. if we were to go there again, we will definitely deal with Mr. Hamid Karnai again. hope to visit Kashmir again in future.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from hamidkarnai, Owner at Karnai Houseboats
Responded 9 Jul 2018
Dear Ms. Sheila, Thanks for choosing us for your services in Kashmir during your Trip. It was nice having you as our guest. I personally think that who so ever visits our place should take best memories with him, remember us always and should recommend us to their friends and other family members. If you get repeated or recommended guests this is the best reward one can get. Thank you once again for your wonderful review and hope to see you again in near future. Take care, Hamid Karnai.
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Chandni_shenoy wrote a review Sep 2017
Ernakulam, Kerala, India37 contributions4 helpful votes
This houseboat can be reached only by shikara. There are 5 rooms of which we rented 2 rooms. Both rooms were awesome with attached bathrooms with hot water facility. We were welcomed onboard by latheef bhai with complimentary Kahwa tea, which was our first time experience. The tea he served was so totally refreshing and we took to this tea for the whole of our Kashmir stay. He also served tasty dinner and breakfast. We were eggtarians and he served rice, rotis, dal, vegetable dishes, paneer dish, egg curry, green salad, and all were awesome.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from hamidkarnai, Owner at Karnai Houseboats
Responded 9 Jul 2018
Dear Ms. Chandni, Thank you for staying in our Houseboat. It was nice having you at our Houseboat. Hope you will recommend us to you friends and other family members who intend to visit Kashmir.Thank you once again for your great review. Hope to see you again in near future. Take care, Hamid Karnai.
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Aniket G wrote a review May 2017
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now i am living in karnai houseboat and here staff is very very friendly and responsive and its budget Houseboat so when You come in srinagar live here....view from Balcony is very very nice and Near housboat no rush of other housboats....Thanx Regards aniket ghuge.
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Date of stay: May 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from hamidkarnai, Owner at Karnai Houseboats
Responded 19 May 2017
Dear Mr. Aniket, Thanks for your review. It was nice having you in our Houseboat and hope to see you in future when you will be visiting this beautiful creation of Allah again. Wish you all the best for your rest of the Kashmir Tour. With best regards,
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Renu A wrote a review Sep 2016
New Delhi, India10 contributions
Very good houseboat, helpful staff and owner is very nice.he specially came to meet us.good breakfast, dinner, visit the lake also,every one can go, 5 out of 5 to this house boat,and it's on the dal lake
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Date of stay: October 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from hamidkarnai, Owner at Karnai Houseboats
Responded 9 Jul 2018
Dear Ms. Renu, Thanks for staying in our Houseboat. Hope you will visit again. Thanks for your awesome review for our Houseboat. Take care, Hamid Karnai.
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Shoven Kumar wrote a review Aug 2016
Mumbai, India197 contributions79 helpful votes
Well maintained houseboat only four rooms in this houseboat. Staff are co-operative and well trained. For the breakfast, lunch and dinner stuff are limited. If you want outside food they will provide but take more time due to transportation issue.
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Date of stay: May 2016
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Magic M wrote a review Nov 2015
India39562 contributions183 helpful votes
I stayed in their houseboat in several occasions during my visit to Kashmir. From warm reception of Mr. Hameed Karnai to quality of accommodation and food is really a sweet memory of my stay there. Lastly when I stayed there, a great change was noticed. They have renovated the toilets, which is looking beautiful now. Entire boat has been polished and the face-lift is really made the houseboat more attractive. Their location is very advantageous, facing Boulevard Road (Ghat No.13), from where all the tourist sights, restaurants, shops are not far off and conveniently connected. My suggestion to the management : Replace the coloured ones with white towels in the toilet.
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Date of stay: April 2015
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The last room of New Golden Gem Houseboat (Karnai houseboats) is spacious.
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Response from hamidkarnai, Owner at Karnai Houseboats
Responded 26 Nov 2015
Dear Mr. Ashis, Thanks for your review.. It had been so nice to have you as my guest often along with your family. I love to have discussion with you while you stay in our Houseboat New Golden Gem. Moreover, thanks for your suggestion for changing the coloured to white towels, After polishing the whole Houseboat walls from inside, we have change the coloured towels to white ones already. Please do write me if you have any other suggestion. Hope to see you again in near future In Shaa Allah. Take care, Hamid Karnai.
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Aishwarya K wrote a review Nov 2015
Mumbai, India11 contributions7 helpful votes
The golden gem house boat gives you a feeling of living in a country side luxurious hotel on the lake. Karnai travels help with travel arrangements and details of overall tour customised as per your requirement or as per their standard plans. Definitely suggest them to all friends and relatives
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Date of stay: October 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from hamidkarnai, Owner at Karnai Houseboats
Responded 18 Nov 2015
Dear Aishwarya, It was nice having you as my guests. Thanks for your review for our Houseboat New Golden and Karnai Travels for Transport arrangements. It was nice meeting you and your Husband and hope to see you in again. Take Care, Hamid Karnai.
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ravindramcajss wrote a review Nov 2015
Ghaziabad, India2 contributions3 helpful votes
Stayed at New Golden Gem Houseboat for a day only.But wish was able to extend our stay at Srinagar more on that houseboat.Cooperative and helpful staff also stay at houseboat was moreover like a stay in palace. Looking forward to have a trip again to Srinagar....
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Date of stay: November 2015
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from hamidkarnai, Owner at Karnai Houseboats
Responded 18 Nov 2015
Dear Mr. Ravindra, Thanks for your review. It was nice meeting you along with your family. Thanks for Choosing our Houseboat New Golden Gem for your stay during your Kashmir Visit. I am sorry that I couldn't extend your stay in New Golden Gem as it was already booked for that night. For your next visit you can book our Houseboat in advance for as many nights as you want. It was nice having you as my guests and hope it will continue in future. Take care. Hamid Karnai.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Karnai Houseboats
Which popular attractions are close to Karnai Houseboats?
Nearby attractions include Chapr Handicraft (0.3 km), Royal Kashmir (0.4 km), and Din Brothers (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Karnai Houseboats?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Karnai Houseboats?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Karnai Houseboats?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Karnai Houseboats?
Conveniently located restaurants include Stream Restaurant, Shamyana Restaurant, and Winterfell Cafe.
Does Karnai Houseboats have airport transportation?
Yes, Karnai Houseboats offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Karnai Houseboats?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Karnai Houseboats?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kathi Darwaza (2.5 km) and Parihaspora Pattan (4.5 km).