Strategically located at start of Dal Lake and end of Market. The view of Dal Lake is kind of glimpse of the tail, the bigger magnanimous Dal Lake is still further away; Still you get a pretty good view of Dal Lake; evening with lights, and morning with mountain at back-awesome! At first glance the look of hotel may seem Okaish, but once you enter the room its just awesome!!! We were on our second honeymoon and well we tried both the Executive Suite-109 (Very spacious with attached balcony; balcony shared with Deluxe executive Suite-109A) and Super Deluxe Room. Though Super Deluxe Room has a shorter balcony and nearly less than half space, but its renovated and pretty good! Both room comes with TV and pretty good channels selection; My wife's Star Plus addict :).
Mind it, this is a government owned hotel so the cook has to be really good, and my expectation was answered with satisfied taste buds :P Awesome Saffron Tea, Chicken Biryani etc.
Note: I had booked online, which comes with complimentary breakfast. To get complimentary breakfast you should get coupons from the Reception else they are not free! I had to pay for my breakfast as bill was raised :( Anyway I managed with bills for other meals :) Not all staff will allow this so better be prepared.
You might be thinking, why Mixed Experience? Well at one moment they didn't allow us to extend our booking as Government officials were going to occupy the whole Hotel! Well this is one disadvantage of Government Hotels, and we had to look for hotels. This is one disadvantage of spot booking to avail discounts :( but luckily we got another good hotel and loved it much better - Blooming Dale a few blocks away:)
1) Room with ample lighting and TV with good option of channels
2) Courteous unobtrusive Staff - Provided you Tip them well
3) Good freshly cooked local food - Great Cook!
4) Great View
1) No Room Heater / Heated Blanket
2) Frequent Electricity outages, generator backup not so great as it supports just 1-2 lights :(
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Heemal Srinagar, Asia - Kashmir