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Fantasia Houseboats

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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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gurgaon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I had booked Fantasia houseboat for 3 nights(16th/17th/18th) but unfortunately due to bad weather my flight got cancelled. Mr. Rahim had arranged a cab for my family and the driver kept waiting for us at airport as our flight didn't reach airport and there was no certainty on arrival. Finally, all the flights to Srinagar got cancelled for that day.... More 

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We were glad to help in trying circumstances and hope to have you as guests here very soon. Thank you Rahim More 

Thane, India
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at Fantasia HB in Feb 15, for 3 nights, along with my family. And what an experience it was !! Right from being received at the airport, till again being dropped back after three days, every thing was seamlessly planned and executed to prefection by Mr. Rahim. The accompanied images, of and from the houseboat will convey more than... More 

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An awesome review - we are very grateful and glad you had a great stay on Fantasia and enjoyed springtime Kashmir so much. Personal attention is our speciality. Thank you Rahim More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I hapoened to stay at the Fantasia houseboat during my visit to Srinagar last week, and it was a fantastic experience. We had initially planned to stay there for just two days and then move to some hotel as we had heard that houseboat experience is good just for a day or two. However, the hospitality we received from Mr... More 

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RahimLangoo, Owner at Fantasia Houseboats, responded to this review

We would like to thank these guests for their great review. Their appreciation of our hospitality and the home comforts of Fantasia are highly valued. We do find that many of our guests extend their planned stay on our houseboat due to these qualities. Our staff enjoyed having some fun and laughter with their young daughter too. Thank you, and... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

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 

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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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3 helpful votes 3 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
32 helpful votes 32 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 

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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 

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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 

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