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Hotel JH Bazaz (Happy Cottage)
Ranked #2 of 129 Hotels in Srinagar
Certificate of Excellence
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Homely environment”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2012

We stayed at this place for 5 days and the experience was really good.Everyone was so hospitable and caring.The rooms were clean and housekeeping was good.Mr Sarwar took care that we are not fleeced by the locals.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Kolkata, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2012

Location was good. Quite centrally located. Easy to find cab and shop. The interior of hotel is also very good. I didn't get chance to try restaurant food as we used to leave early and come late. The deluxe room was good with nice mountain view. I faced only problem that the hot water supply was not working. But they arranged hot water in buckets....coool you can try...

Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank Debajyoti-Dey
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Mumbai, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2012

We spent 2 nights at JH Bazaz Cottage which is located a short 3-4 min walk from main boulevard at Dal Lake. The reservations and communications were smooth and so was our stay. Well suited for budget travel,the rooms and toilets were clean. No internet in room. Overall stay was pleasant and we were looked after very well by the owner family`s personal attention to local travel and shopping.
The only shortcoming for this property is its access, as the entrance is in the midst of dirty inside bylane with open gutter and refuse thrown in open. Property itself is clean, has a small garden.

Room Tip: Room on Gr Floor near the lawn has Indian style toilet while rest of the rooms have english toilets...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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3 Thank rajivchhabra
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2012

I stayed at this lovely place for 4 days. ONLY postpaid phones work in Kashmir. NO prepaid.

Positives:
1. Mr.Sarwar, the man who runs the show is very courteous, and ensures that you're not ripped off by the locals (happens a lot in Srinagar)
2. The boys who run the many services are also genuine, courteous, caring, and helpful
3. The place is very well suited for a family
4. The rates for the taxis that the hotel arranges are very reasonable
5. They acknowledged a couple of our weird requests; so they really go that extra mile
6. Rooms are very clean and neatly maintained
7. They have a small and neat lawn where you can dine

Neutrals:
1. Food is just OK (although breakfast is great). However, there are a lot a decent places to eat that are walkable from the hotel

Negatives:
1. The biggest drawback at this hotel is the lack of phone/intercom service. If you're in a group and have separate rooms in different floors, it can turn out to be quite a pain. Also, you don't have the convenience of picking up a phone and asking for a service.
2. Although the hotel is located close to the dal lake and the main market area, the lean roads leading up to the hotel are a bit dirty and badly lit. However, they seem safe.

In all, I would say that Bazaz hotel offered me and my family great hospitality and a personal touch to our stay, and is a great value for money.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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11 Thank Prassanth L
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sarwarjavidbazaz, Owner at Hotel JH Bazaz (Happy Cottage), responded to this review, 23 July 2012
Thanks for staying with us..

Stay blessed..........
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2012

Near to Dal lake and gives easy access to Dalgate market behind the narrow lanes route. The owners are so overly amiable and welcoming people that sometimes you would be embarrassed to take help from them :-) . Rooms were too basic for the price but clean and comfortable ..... (While in Kashmir remember to bargain hard for almost everything under the sun...I realized it too late)

The caveats:
- Not having an intercom was just so inconvenient...They should at least place their Menu Card in each room... We asked for it a couple of times but in vain .... Ultimately we decided to eat out only for the 2 days we spent there...
- Option for 'Free' drinking water is the least expectation from any hotel ... but seems they provide only paid bottled water...
- I felt the airport drop charges Rs 700 were slightly higher for an old worn-out Qualis they arranged for us (hotel's Tavera was not available) ..... the Qualis driver was one of most rude I have ever seen ...
- Though we hardly availed any services, the room service guys they persisted for a tip when we were leaving! finally we relented....

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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3 Thank thecoolbeau
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Additional Information about Hotel JH Bazaz (Happy Cottage)

Property: Hotel JH Bazaz (Happy Cottage)
Address: 1st Lane Boulevard, | Buchwara Dalgate, Srinagar 190001, India
Region: India > Jammu and Kashmir > Kashmir > Srinagar
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Srinagar
#1 Family Hotel in Srinagar
#1 Romantic Hotel in Srinagar
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,074 - ₹ 2,334
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
More of a "HOME STAY" with amidst a lush green garden, cozy rooms with posh baths. Exotic food served with great hospitality.. ... more   less 
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Hotel JH Bazaz (Happy Cottage) Srinagar, Kashmir

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