Double Bed Room
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Double Bed Room
Fri, 03 Feb – Sat, 04 Feb (1 Night) | 1 Room | 1 Guest
Double Bed Room
(based on 6 reviews)
Yeah ! thats what the owner of this house boat told us....seemed genuine. And why not...it is worth every minute you spend here. Bathrooms need to be refurbished as with time ..it should better, keeping the traditional charm alive. All your stress will be relieved once you lay chair and sit facing Nigeen lake.
stayed for two nights in 2012 (and not July 2015 - I had to select some date for my review to go through). exciting experience, something new which we had never done before. Beautiful atmosphere, amazing views, great photo opportunities. The room which we got (each boat has multiple bed rooms and a common space (with TV, library, seating arrangement and access to a balcony) was ok. The smell emanating from the bathroom was not pleasant. It seems that the lake has not been cleaned for years and hence all the human wastage, food wastage which finds its way in the water is the root cause! Otherwise location is good, as compared to the overcrowded Dal Lake. Also next to the Nagin club and some road side eateries. Good parking space. Be aware that local vendors can access the houseboat anytime via the balcony so do not be surprised if one of them climbs up through the stairs (while you are enjoying the view or breakfast) to sell their local handicrafts......quite persuasive! You need access to a rick/cab to visit local sight seeing options. Nothing is walkable from here. Else you take a shikara. Lastly, since the houseboat was empty (with no other booking done after our checkout), we requested to hangout in the houseboat, till our departure time. We were willingly told to do so till we want including keeping our luggage inside the room. When we started moving out, the surprise erupted with the "owner" asking for extra money for the "extended stay". He disagreed with his "care takers" stand taken of allowing us to stay slightly more time. Since I said no to payment, he held on to my bags which, after a brief "fight" got released. Else overall pleasant!
We flew to New Delhi and endured the heat for two days before flying up to Kashmire. We arrived in Srinagar in pouring rain and much cooler temperatures, and drove to Nagin Lake to our houseboat. Because of the rain we scurried down the walkway between boats to board ours. Our first impression was disbelief! Every surface of the walls, ceilings and furniture was beautifully handcarved. The curtains and bedspreads were covered with hand crewel embroidery. The floors were covered with carpets which took the chill off our feet. Before dinner the houseboat owner took us to a factory where wood furniture and knick knacks were carved. Everything was beautiful. He then took us to a carpet factory where men were weaving beautiful wool, cotton and silk carpets. After dinner on the houseboat, I was a bit put-off by a man coming aboard in the evening trying to sell us different types of handmade articles. I understand this is part of the Indian culture, but to come aboard where we were at our "home away from home" was intrusive. The houseboy was very accommodating and served meals which were delicious and timely. He waited on us hand and foot, yet was quietly in the background. Early (while still dark) the next morning we enjoyed riding in a Shikara to the vegetable market, where we watched the farmers bring their vegetables and sell them off their boats. We arrived a few days before the biggest Muslim feast of the year. We were invited to watch as lambs were sacrificed. Being Christians, we were interested in seeing firsthand part of their festival. Our houseboy explained everything very thoroughly to help us understand what and why things were done in a specific way. There was only one family on the boat during the first night we were there. That added to our impression of the boat being "ours" for our relaxing get-away. The wifi was down while we were there, but there was so much to do and see that it was not a great inconvenience.
Our stay in this boat house was amazing!!!. It is located in Nagin lake and is not as crowded as Dal Lake. The view from the boat house is great!!. It was calm & serene. Hospitality & food was great!! Boat house is very well maintained and is clean and tidy. It is a great place to stay.
I stayed here last May. It was so luxury and trendy style of the rooms. I also enjoyed the SHIKARA(rowing small boat) riding in the lake just next to the houseboat. So I, again, visit here next week !!! I do relax very much here, and get energy for the future. HAHAHA !!!
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