After coming from delhi , Feels like home here ....
Manager is very care taking and help full
I have read reviews bad onces as well , but its totally false
i have been here for more than a month and all the guest are very welcomed and have been treating everyone good , its the other houseboats putting bad reviews ..
stay here feel like home
The Houseboat is really neat and clean. Staff is very kind. I really had great time in Majestic Houseboats. I was welcomed with delicious kashmiri khawa. The rooms are spacious and have got every amenity to make the stay comfortable and memorable. The surroundings are indeed beautiful. Mr Imran took very good care. Delicious food was served. I stayed just for 3 nights. I wish i had more time. But without any doubt i will come back again. I highly recommend this place..
This place is fantastic. The houseboat my friend and I stayed in was beautiful and kept in amazing condition. Despite it snowing heavily the whole time we had access to speedy wifi and boiling hot showers. Muzuffar the chef and caretaker is an absolute legend, we were always looked after and kept warm with the fireplace in our room. He cooked us amazing traditional Kashmiri food everyday, drowned us in delicious cinnamon tea and was an all round sweetheart. Imran took us for tours around Srinagar and was always helpful. It was our most memorable part of our entire trip around India. Hamad the owner helped us organise a spectacular 4 day skiing trip to Gulmarg, everything went so smoothly and we had a fantastic experience.
We had never imagined we would be skiing through alpine heaven at one of the best ski resorts in the world had it not been for Faiz. His friendly nature and extensive knowledge of travelling India, in particular Kashmir had us at ease. We could call him 24/7 and he constantly checked up on us to make sure everything was chill. You couldn't find a better travel agent and the guy has great hair. I would trust him with my life.
Well the business is neat, most of the people (me included) get over there scammed from Delhi, you get paid food, rooms and internet for few days (internet never worked). Once there they try to convince you to go to overpriced mountain hikes (20-100/day, this is india not the alps!) where you have to pay, again, for accommodation and food, while you had already the one at Srinagar paid.
If you say yes its fantastic for them (not for your wallet and freedom) and then when you leave with little baggage they move your remaining stuff to a room in their humble house boat (where i was put after misbehaving, i.e not buying their "tours"). I've seen the bags of the other hikers pilled in that boat house next to the hotel one. Then their resell the room already booked and paid by the hikers and house other people there. The longer the hike, the more they can resell the rooms, being on the same day bookings that have already paid for the room, with 3 of them hiking. Neat I that I can say.
If you say NO (i said my budget was 0, worked) life is pushed to be made miserable for you, a lot of Screams, lies dam lies (you will be kidnapped, government taxes, what not...), trying to scare you with killing and drowning you on the lake, not nice, no. I never got to sleep on the neat hotel boat house (i couldn't care less anyway) and I was put on the room of one of the daughters, and when I refused to leave to be send to another boat house far, so I could not talk with other tourists, finally i went. The food and water (paid for) dwindled to almost nothing, to the point that I had to actually beg for the water. In order to come back to the main magestic boathouse I had to promise not to say anything about the deal to other tourists.
The other family I was put with was nice at least.
And srinagar with all the tourists hiking on the mountains is wonderful! don't let the "riots" stop visiting.
We spent 3 nights in Srinagar at the Boat House managed by the Majestic group. Well this is definitely not a place to stay in winter. I presume that in summer, this will be an awesome experience but definitely not in winter. There was no proper heating system, the sanitary facilities should be improved.
I would recommend stay at Boat house in summer but not in winter.