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Mascot Houseboats
Ranked #33 of 129 Hotels in Srinagar
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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“Incredible experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2013

We spent 3 nights on the Mascot Houseboat. Lovely food, Great and unusual furniture, comfortable bed/beds. Good bathroom with nice toiletries. Two shikara rides along the peaceful lake. Loved the flower sellers and trinkets sellers. Visited the Moghul gardens and the several mosques. An unforgettable experience. Thank you Yaseen. See you in UK?

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

We stayed 4 nights on Mascot houseboat and loved every minute of it. Our every need (even those we didn't know we had!) was catered for - great food, very attentive and friendly service - and what a houseboat. Our room was most comfortable (great beds - not always so in India) and what a view from our bedroom window, it was a joy to wake in the morning. The houseboat is beautifully made and we were interested to see the new restoration work on the next Mascot boat, very talented craftsmen.

I wanted to read - but sitting in the sunshine on the top of the boat, there was just too much to watch: kingfishers, kites, the occasional shikara gliding past ... and the snowy mountains across the lake. Just heavenly.

Yaseem and his staff made us extremely welcome - we do so hope we'll be able to come back.

Room Tip: All rooms are good but the one at the end of the houseboat is the largest.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2013

Yaseen Tuman gets to choose his guests. Starting right from Royalties of Ancient India, to Fashion scions, he has hosted them all. During our trip to the valley in January, sub-zero temperature, the houseboat was very well-heated. Food was yummy, the satelite TV worked, personal attention to every need was present. Shikara pick-up from the bank of Nigeen Lake, to the drop at the Airport was seamless. Tumans own an export house, so shopping can be done there only. The cook Baburam, the steward Bishnu, all of them are very well-coached & par excellence. All these come at a very reasonable package. Thanks, Yaseen...for your unmatched hospitality. Me & my family felt like as if, staying at a friend's place in the valley.

Wish to see you soon.

Room Tip: All the rooms are comfortable, so you don't need to bother.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Mascot Houseboats
Address: Nageen Lake, West Side, Srinagar 190011, India
Region: India > Jammu and Kashmir > Kashmir > Srinagar
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 129 Hotels in Srinagar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Mascot Houseboats 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mascot Houseboats - Artistically crafted and beautifully furnished Houseboats with Two, four & 5 bedrooms having modern amenities. Located on Nageen Lake: Crystal clear, spring fed, away from humdrum of busy life. A natural setup of beauty and tranquility, Nageen lake is an ideal place for surf riding, water skiing, swimming and boating. Mascot group of Houseboats are moored near the most charming sites of Nageen Lake with a varied abundant form of bird life seen around the houseboats. Holiday on Mascot houseboats is like living in Paradise. Since 19th century Tuman family have been the Pioneering of Tourism in Kashmir. Mascot Houseboats has been one of the first and most reputed name in the foundation of tourism in Kashmir. ... more   less 
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