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Centaur Lake View Hotel
Ranked #87 of 135 Hotels in Srinagar
Mumbai, India
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Good place”
Reviewed 3 June 2011

Hotel is in the heart of srinagar .Big rooms are there but service and food are the issue there. Hotel uis neat and clean situation of the hotel will provide u the value for money.
Hotel do not have cental AC but it is not required there also . this hotel is of air india.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 May 2011

I stayed at hotel centaur lakeview srinagar for a period of 4 nights ( 2 .nights at a strech and a single night each in between) with a family of 5....2 rooms in all..
The hotel is a glaring example of what can go wrong when one of the best property is not maintained at all due to govt apathy.....first i'll list the negatives...
(1) The worst maintainence i've ever seen in a hotel.....guest lifts not working properly...the luggage/service liftsare a horror in itself....no renovation done at all since its inauguration in 1984 ....the rooms lack any ambience or decor whatsoever.
(2) the water in the swimming pool is full of algae...the corridors are badly maintained with worn-out bed-sheets kept anywhere ....no sense of proper hygiene/sanitation is evident thro'out.....
a few positives:
(1) the best location in kashmir....right on the dal lake itself with the surrounding mountain ranges open on 3 sides ...amazing view esp early in the morning...
(2) well-maintained lawns facing the dal lake...looks v.elegant esp from the lobby side
(3) the oveall staff and service is surprisingly quite good and worth mentioning.....v.polite, courteous and helpful at all times......the manager mr.taariq was v.helpful at all times...
(4) breakfast and dinner although monotonous is reasonably o.k...
to summarize, if one can leave aside the aesthetics, decor, ambience and overall maintainence in a good hotel and focus on its location and amazing view, the yes, it is worth considering otherwise don't think about it...you will be disappointed....to be honest, after i got over the initial shock, i kind of liked my stay in the hotel inspite of all its shortcomings

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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nagpur
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Reviewed 27 April 2011

Location wise best,dal lake on 3 sides and huge mountains on other, rooms are Good, food is good, morning walk in lawns is special feel , quiet and serene, near from dal lake market, Good security, staff is very helping and cooperative... unforgettable experience,overall good,

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 November 2010

The Hotel Centaur is a barn of a place with a massive lobby and several wings. And much like a barn it has no heating and is freezing cold. It reminded me of a Soviet hotel in many ways. There was a huge reception desk with noone at it - I think we were the only people staying.

This was probably a great hotel when it was built in the mid 80s. Unfortunately nothing has been done to it since and it's falling down. The rooms are okish - the beds are at least clean - but they're very old fashioned and my friend's room had a big gap round the door with the wind whistling in.

The pool has a bit of algae in it - I don't think it's had water in if for some years. Don't bother packing a swimsuit. Nice big grounds with a walk down to the razor wire at the lakeside.

The location isn't great - it is by the lake but a long way from town - not really walkable. It does have some nice views though.

The best thing I can say about this hotel is that they made me a very nice omlette for breakfast.

If you really can find nowhere else then this will do for a night or two - but it's really not value for money and I don't recommend it.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 October 2010

Centaur is one of the best hotel in Srinager. I was there in Srinagar for 2 days & i've really enjoyed my stay in centaur. Its a very big property siatuted at chashameshahi. You can see Dal lake from your room. Rooms are very spacious with ac. & centrally heated system. Hotel staff was very co-operative. During my stay i saw almost 100 soldiers & security guards in hotel. If i'll go there, i'll stay in centaur that is sure.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Centaur Lake View Hotel

Property: Centaur Lake View Hotel
Address: Near Chasmeshahi, Srinagar 190001, India
Region: India > Jammu and Kashmir > Kashmir > Srinagar District > Srinagar
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Srinagar
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,990 - ₹ 9,919
Hotel Class:4 star — Centaur Lake View Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 242
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