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WelcomHeritage Gurkha Houseboats
Ranked #7 of 135 Hotels in Srinagar
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“try some other houseboat”
Reviewed 5 July 2012

The food quality is very low. The houseboat in which we stayed was pretty old and in need of maintenance. The toilets are in bad condition. The water pressure pressure in the toilet is too low to take a bath. Overall, we did nt enjoy our stay. We had high hopes on it because of Gurkha Houseboats association with ITC

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Reviewed 2 July 2012

I visited in May 2012 & had a excellent stay. The staff is very courteous & helpful. They prepare Great Meals (to your choice). The 2 Bedroom Houseboat is by Far the best, this does not take away anything from the others though.

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Reviewed 27 June 2012

Firstly, I'd like to say that we went back and forth on whether we should stay on a houseboat or not and I'm so glad now that we decided to stay at Gurkha houseboats. Nageen Lake was a wonderful location especially in comparison to Dal Lake: far fewer houseboats, cleaner and more serene. I would wholeheartedly recommend a minimum two night stay to everyone who visits Shrinagar.
The interiors of the boat were exquisite, never seen such gorgeous, intricate wood carvings before. It really added character to the houseboat decor. The hosts were very warm and they served excellent food on the house boats. Service was commendable. I had read some mixed reviews before I went but ended up having a really pleasant experience with no issues whatsoever.
Every morning we'd sit out in the balcony and see the floating shops (on Shikaras) pass by: imported groceries, Kashmiri handicrafts, even masseurs! One Shikara owner took us to the middle of the lake at midnight, everything pitch black except the stars.
A really lovely experience, can't wait to go back!

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 June 2012

Me and my wife recently visited Kashmir. Gurkha houseboat was in our travel plan (booked through travel agent). After spending a fabulous evening at Gulmarg, we headed towards Srinagar pretty late. We were tired because of the full day excursion at Gulmarg + the travel. But on arriving at the houseboat, we forgot everything. The beauty took over the tiredness that we had. It was awesome! Rooms are big, dining hall, living room.. everything was beautifully decorated. Extraordinary, elegant, amazing are just few words that can only partially assist in defining the beauty and charisma of the houseboat. The food was awesome, hot, fresh and very tasty and was in good quantity as well. :) Service was upto the mark. Staff was very responsive. Bathroom was neat and tidy with everything in place and running hot/cold water 24x7. I wish we could stay there longer but only 1 night was in plan. Next time, I am going to be there for atleast 2N/3D. Overall, lovely experience! We gathered very beautiful memories!! I would recommend Gurkha houseboat to everyone who travel to Srinagar. :)

Room Tip: Must go for a shikara ride in evening. You will be amazed by the calmness!!!
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Reviewed 19 May 2012

In just one magical night, we were treated with such kindness by the friendly staff, who truly welcomed us to "their home"; the attraction of the scenery is immediately obvious but chosing a reliable houseboat can be a gamble, thankfully ours paid off handsomely. We only wish we had arranged to spend more time with Farooq and Salamar et al

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Additional Information about WelcomHeritage Gurkha Houseboats

Property: WelcomHeritage Gurkha Houseboats
Address: Opp. Nagin Club, Srinagar 190001, India
Region: India > Jammu and Kashmir > Kashmir > Srinagar District > Srinagar
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Srinagar
#5 Romantic Hotel in Srinagar
#7 Family Hotel in Srinagar
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,939 - ₹ 9,766
Hotel Class:4 star — WelcomHeritage Gurkha Houseboats 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A houseboat on a placid lake ringed by flowering trees is by far one of the most attractive choices for accomodation. It sets the tone and pace for a visit to this ethereal city and WelcomHeritage Gurkha Houseboats on the Nagin Lake is an amalgamation of all that is the last word in pampered comfort, elegant lavishness and abiding romance. ... more   less 
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