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Karnai Houseboats

Opposite Hotel Boulevard, Karnai’s Golden Lake, Dal Lake, Srinagar 190001 India
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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, India526 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
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
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
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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Frequently Asked Questions about Karnai Houseboats
Which popular attractions are close to Karnai Houseboats?
Nearby attractions include Royal Kashmir (0.4 km) and Chapr Handicraft (0.3 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 an airport shuttle?
Yes, Karnai Houseboats offers an airport shuttle 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).