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Fantasia Houseboats

Nigeen Lake, Srinagar 190001, India
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed on Fantasia Houseboats in December 2014 for a few days. I hadn't lived on a houseboat before so I had no idea what to expect from it. I was really thrilled to see that this one was beautiful (in its wood carvings and furnishings) without being excessively ornate or impractical. It's more sparsely decorated than some other houseboats... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
RahimLangoo, Owner at Fantasia Houseboats, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us so much and to know our houseboat and service was highly appreciated. It was a pleasure to host you and your family here. Thank you Rahim More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I visited fantasia houseboat for my honeymoon in may 2014. The house boat is nice with a garden and good service. But i have one complaint. Mr Rahim overcharged me. He charged me Rs 6000 for one night. But actual fixed rate for deluxe houseboat with breakfast n dinner is Rs 4800 as mentioned on their website http://www.houseboatowners.org/index.php/accomodations This houseboat... More 

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RahimLangoo, Owner at Fantasia Houseboats, responded to this review

We are happy to hear this guest enjoyed his honeymoon stay on Fantasia Houseboats. Please be assured that he was NOT OVERCHARGED. In fact his booking was in peak season and our prices have not increased for 4 years. Many deluxe houseboats charge much higher prices for rooms, and Fantasia Houseboats are great value for money in a prime location... More 

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I am a senior citizen and travelled with 3 other family members in the winters .I'm extremely pleased that I lived here cancelling my other bookings. The owner, Mr Rahim Langoo is an honest, polite, obliging and a man of word.his team consists of Mr Riaz( the best driver that I have come across in my 79 years), Mr Farooque... More 

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RahimLangoo, Owner at Fantasia Houseboats, responded to this review

Thank you Sir for such a highly complimentary review of our accommodation and services. We are glad you enjoyed your stay so much. Best wishes Rahim More 

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61 reviews 61 reviews
7 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Speechless experience. We were a family of 4 with my father being nearly 80 years old. Went to Srinagar on 22nd De 2014 and planned to stay on the houseboat for a day or two, This houseboat was so good , clean, warm, and hospitable and convenient that we decided to cancel our hotel accomodation and stay back on the... More 

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RahimLangoo, Owner at Fantasia Houseboats, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this review. The staff and I highly appreciate you wonderful comments. It is our pleasure to be courteous and helpful to all our guests and to maintain our houseboat to the highest standards of comfort and cleanliness. It was a pleasure to have you as guests here. The weather is good at the moment, the... More 

1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

If you're the kind that doesn't like to tread the beaten path, then Fantasia is for you. A great view, comfortable lodging, and good food are givens, of course. But what stands out is the ability to engage personally, devise customised itineraries and deliver surprises. So if you want to experience the real Kashmir - sights, history, culture and stories... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
RahimLangoo, Owner at Fantasia Houseboats, responded to this review

We thank this guest for his review and comments. Attention to the interests of guests and good service is of the most importance to us. We can provide packages designed for those interested in Kashmir highlights - both the better known places plus the 'hidden' places, such as quiet valleys, beautiful strolls, ancient temples, traditional architecture, relaxing shikara boat rides,... More 

Melbourne Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I had heard wonderful things about Kashmir and Srinagar when I was doing my research for my trip to India, and staying on a house boat was an absolute must. A friend recommended Fantasia Houseboats, and whilst not located on the more popular (and very crowded) Dal Lake, I was thrilled with the quieter Nigeen Lake location and amazing mountain... More 

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RahimLangoo, Owner at Fantasia Houseboats, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this review. We are both glad to hear you had such a good time here in Kashmir. There are so many wonderful sights to see here. Thank you Rahim More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We were to stay at Fantasia in the first week of October but unfortunately our plan had to be cancelled due to the flood situation. Must commend the professionalism of the houseboat owners for maintaining full transparency and communicating with us as soon as the lines were restored. They got back to us regarding our booking and completely refunded any... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
RahimLangoo, Owner at Fantasia Houseboats, responded to this review

This guests comments are of great value to us. We like to be honest, transparent and helpful even in the most difficult situations. The floods made life diifficult for a period of time here. We suffered little damage but are taking the opportunity to refurbish and renovate our accommodation and infrastructure in order to welcome visitors to our deluxe houseboats.... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I had the option of booking our 8-day Kashmir holiday through MakeMyTrip as I had done for previous holidays or try something different. A houseboat stay at Srinagar was a must. Pouring through reviews online, I was lucky to come across a detailed review for Fantasia Houseboats on Nigeen Lake, smaller and quieter than the famous Dal Lake but full... More 

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RahimLangoo, Owner at Fantasia Houseboats, responded to this review

We are very pleased to hear that these guests enjoyed their family holiday so much. It was our pleasure to help them with the safe return of their luggage after the flood here. Quality and service are aspects of Fantasia Houseboats that guests highly appreciate. Thank you Rahim More 

2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We had a great stay on this wonderfully designed and well preserved house boat. The view from the veranda is magnificent, the room was huge and comfortable, all facilities worked well. The crew with owner Rahim was friendly and professional. A special recommendation goes to the cook at the Fantasia. We had the best food during our Kashmir trip there,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
RahimLangoo, Owner at Fantasia Houseboats, responded to this review

Thank you very much for such a positive review. Fantasia Houseboats is fully operational with all facilities in place including great, clean rooms, high levels of guest service, good food, clean water, power and wonderful views. We encourage people to visit Kashmir again after the floods and to stay on Fantasia Houseboats. They will have a great time and all... More 

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I had booked fantasia houseboat from 13Sep to 19Sep couple of months before and had made advance payment in order to confirm the bookings. Trip for 7 days were planned with the help of Mr. Rahim Langoo (Owner) but unfortunately just before a week we could start our trip, there was a terrible floods in J&K, because of which we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
RahimLangoo, Owner at Fantasia Houseboats, responded to this review

We would like to thank this reviewer and other reviewers who have taken the time to compliment us on the way in which we have refunded advance deposits of bookings cancelled due to the floods in Kashmir. Professionalism and honesty are qualities we take pride in and it is good that our actions have been so highly appreciated. Thank you... More 

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Address: Nigeen Lake, Srinagar 190001, India
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Location: India > Jammu and Kashmir > Kashmir > Srinagar
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Number of rooms: 4
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