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Reviewed 13 October 2013

We reached Sri Nagar, Kashmir in the afternoon.Lovely day.Not so cold.From the airport went straight to the house boat and the name of the house boat was Prince Of Kashmir. To go to the house boat have to use shikara ( beautiful decorated sampan) rowed by one of the workers.
We enjoyed the ride on shikara and will remember this for life. You have to be there to enjoy this experience and the beautiful scenery as words cant describe them very much.
The house boat itself was simply beautiful with carving and fully carpeted in the interior. I was a bit surprised as from a far I thought the boat was in the water but in reality it was static and most of its foundation were on land just jutting over to the lake. I liked the way the owner build up the property by having the living room ( main hall) facing the main area of the lake where the superb and beautiful scenery was, dining room in the centre and the 3 bedrooms facing the side of other house boats.The room size was spacious for a couple but the bed needs better quality mattress. There was no heater in our room but we were provided with electric blanket by the housekeeper.
The housekeeper was polite and very proactive by asking us what other items do we need to make our stay memorable. For this he deserved our good handshake. At certain times there was no hot water in the bathroom and this definitely need to be improved.
WE really had a surprise one night as while we were enjoying the magnificient scenery of the lake we witnessed a boat passing by filled with music and people dancing. It turned out that it was a love boat carrying the party of the bride or the groom to their destination somewhere around the lake. Wow .

Room tip: Stay less in the room but use shikara to go around the lake to savour its beauty.
Date of stay: September 2013
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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9  Thank rahim_1881
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Reviewed 5 July 2013

We stayed there for a couple of nights. Interior is superb. The boat is a bit congested nut once you enter room, it is stunning... When we reached there, it was raining heavily, so that made the visit all the more memorable. Staff was very courteous..

If you are visiting Srinagar, visit this houseboat... God bless you guys!!

Date of stay: May 2013
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1  Thank PbJadhav
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Reviewed 26 June 2013

The house boat is accommodation over the lake, and the boat is not moving.
The interior is unique, like traditional house .
As the house boat is not big, the alley is also small but the bed room size is okay.

There is no air conditioner in each unit, that made the bed room was warm during summer.

You cannot expect a fancy accommodation in house boat, as the equipment and amenities were very basic.

Dinner and breakfast is served in the garden attached to the boat.
The chef was very nice and helpful and tried to accommodate our food preferences.

As the houseboat is located next to each other , your room view is another boat and not the lake. You can see people walk inside their boat. Way to the restaurant is also close to the window of the boat.

Room tip: ask the boat that has lake view instead of neighbour boat.
Date of stay: June 2013
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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2  Thank Ika-Soegianto
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

Maharaja Suite in Meena Mahal House Boat was very perfectly designed, decorated and nice to stay. Wash room need some upliftment. Food : really for vegetarians - need extra efforts to improve. Staff was courteous and helpful. Internet was not operational.

Room tip: Maharaja Suite is best but Club suite/ room equally suitable
Date of stay: May 2013
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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1  Thank DeepakGargNoida
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Reviewed 31 May 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights while we were in Sri Nagar and I must say that it was very enjoyable. We were 6 adults and 3 kids. The houseboats are spacious and well maintained. They have the old age charm and the service provided was also quite good.
Our care taker was a sweet old man who seemed delighted to have us and went the extra mile to make our stay comfortable.
Breakfast was at the adjoining mess behind the houseboat which was also quite nice.
All in all we had a good time and will definitely book Meena Houseboats the next time we visit Sri Nagar.

Date of stay: June 2012
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Thank Ketki05
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