One thing to keep in mind that, house boats are static and do not move in Dal lake. We stayed in houseboat for 4 nights and had an amazing experience. It is in 3rd row @ Dal lake, so you need to take a shikara ride to touch land and it is free, so you get around 20 minutes of boating free everyday if you go out only once. Shaukatbhai was managing the boat that time and he himself suggested us to book using other portals using discount coupons so we get bookings cheaper. We paid around 1500 per room per night including breakfast and dinner. Everyday they asked us what we want to have in breakfast and dinner and they were preparing based on our choice. Both were served hot and fresh. Cost of AC/Heater is separate and not included in room cost, we paid 200 per day for heating as march is off season, otherwise they charge more. Houseboat was neat and clean and whole experience of staying in Dal lake was amazing, must be tried if you are going to Srinagar. They have hot water 24x7, only issue is that in winter pipes supplying hot water gets so cold that you have to open the tap and wait for hot water to come for 5 minutes, so there is a wastage of water, as they have central water heating mechanism. Houseboat has living room and dining room and 4 bedrooms. Living and dining rooms you need to share with other guests. Another limitation is that shikaras which are required to reach to houseboat only runs till 20:00, so you need to get back to Dal lake by that time, or need to talk to the boat manager so they make sure to get something arranged if you are coming back late.
Lake Victoria house boat is one of the best holiday place in my life. I enjoyed alot there with my friends. The hospitality was just awesome there. So i will surely visit again.
it is one of the best houseboat in srinagar with perfect ambience , facilities , hospitality and also with a perfect location. i stayed there on 9th march 2015 it was snowing there at that time. The staff was were courteous they entertained our every need with perfection and smile. Special thanks to Mr.Gul the owner of the houseboat who was very generous and friendly person and he made this stay a really memorable one. i would definitely recommend this houseboat for stay in srinagar.
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Lake Victoria house boat is one of the best holiday rental place in my life. The hospitality is best even the food they provide is delicious. In future if I will again go to Srinagar I will surely book the lake Victoria for the stay.
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