Stayed one night, benefited from a walkup discount rate despite high season, paid rs3000 for lake view room only. A government runned hotel so staff dispenses with niceties and can answer questions straight to the point. Very open and spacious reception and dining hall with ugly bulky furniture and cracks around wall and floor tiles. They have a sink for washing hands in the open and toilets for guests downstairs but it needs a good clean. Booked room 304 for view of the hari parabat hill and dal lake. Fantastic bathroom with geyser, sunken shower area, good size mirror and well laid out with necessities. Towels and soap bar provided. Friendly porter but he failed to pick up the phone when we wanted to order breakfast so no tipping for him. Note that tea was pricey and they discourage eating in the room anyway. Bed was queen size and ample walk around space. Outdated tv and furniture but the most important things are there. Location is perfect with the regulated wine shops downstairs and all rickshaw drivers know the hotel. It is also set back from the main road unlike the other hotels so there is less road noise.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Heemal Srinagar, Asia - Kashmir