We stayed one night in February. The boat was in the best state if repairs of any we viewed. The interior living room was beautiful colonial style and very comfortable. A nice balcony overlooking the lake and street is available. Rooms are small but comfy, heating is available for an extra cost but hot water bottles are provided anyway. Food was good and everything was included (tea, food, shikara rides) in the agreed price. Food was very good. We had Indian style meals with kashmiri tea but continental food is also available if you prefer. We were asked if we wanted to buy shawls etc but owners friends but they were not at all pushy. Not the best location on the lake but a good houseboat all the same. Recommended.