I stayed at the houseboat for one night last week. It was a decent houseboat with some typical Kashmiri style work in the room and the hall. The rooms and bathrooms were clean and well maintained. Even the hall area was clean and sitting there next to the lake water was a good experience. Service could have been much better though, as the overall attitude of attention to detail was missing. Views from the room were not great as my room was towards the back end of the boat. Maybe rooms in front had a better view. You can try it once if you want to try a house boat, though beware that there is not much novelty in the dal lake houseboats (there might be few exceptions).