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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of six – grandparents, parents, and two kids - holidayed in paradise for a week, from the 9th to the 17th of May. We visited Gulmarg, Sonmarg, Pahalgam, and of course, Srinagar. For a truly hassle free and memorable experience, I have to particularly thank one of the nicest and warmest men that I have had the privilege... More 

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RahimLangoo, Owner at Fantasia Houseboats, responded to this review

We highly appreciate this guests good comments about both Fantasia Houseboats and Kashmir. To describe Kashmir's people as 'the warmest, simplest and nicest people' is high praise - and Kashmir is, indeed, 'a true paradise'. As Mr Alok says, consult with the locals, take our guidance, take media reports with a pinch of salt, come and experience the reality of... More 

Gurgaon, India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Look no further than this if you are looking for best in class houseboat experience. First , being on Nigeen lake gives this place the advantage over any on Daal lake as Nigeen is quieter. Second, the service and hospitality of the staff is first rate here on Fantasia. We stayed herein early May'15 with family and had a little... More 

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RahimLangoo, Owner at Fantasia Houseboats, responded to this review

As this guest so kindly says - 'look no further' for the right houseboat to stay on to enjoy the beauty of Nigeen lake - the environment around Fantasia and the views of the lake and mountains from the houseboat are wonderful. We also supply shikara and songs if you like... Thank you for your melodious review Rahim More 

Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantasia House boat has everything you would want to have in your house. A clean well decorated boat on the peaceful Nigeen lake with the best hospitality. Rooms are of average size with nice interiors & well maintained. You spend your time in the common area where you can read, Listen to Music - Cd player available or watch TV.... More 

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It is wonderful to know these guests enjoyed the comforts and relaxation on Fantasia Houseboats so very much. Thank you Rahim More 

Gurgaon, India
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in October 2014, so my apologies that I am writing this so late. When planning this trip, I was looking for houseboats and it was our good fortune that we chanced upon Fantasia. Right from talking to Mr. Rahim Langoo, the proprietor, over the phone from Delhi, I started to get a good feeling. I got a welcome... More 

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RahimLangoo, Owner at Fantasia Houseboats, responded to this review

We are so happy that these guests enjoyed our hospitality and personal service. Thank you for the great review Rahim More 

New Delhi, Delhi, India
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Our visit to Kashmir began just as news of increasing water levels and flood predictions started trickling in. Needless to say we were a little apprehensive of how our stay would pan out. We couldn't have asked for a more fitting start and end to our Srinagar trip. The 3 nights spent at the houseboat was sheer indulgence....what with being... More 

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The whole Fantasia team appreciate these kind and positive comments and are pleased that the guests had such a good stay with us. Thank you Rahim More 

Toowoomba, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

At first I planned to stay only for three nights but I decided very soon to extend my stay for another 6 nights. Fantasia HB is a peaceful safe haven with a wonderful view on the mountains. It is quiet there and you can watch birds like kingfishers and eagles quite close up to you. The houseboat is clean and... More 

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This guest was keen to explore all the beauty and experience that wonderful Kashmir can offer. We are so happy to hear he found us helpful and caring, and, so much so, that he extended his stay with us on Fantasia Houseboats. Thank you Rahim More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I went for my Honeymoon on 16th Feb 2015 for 6 nights stay and I left everything on the owner Mr. Rahim to plan including our travel in Kashmir. Mr. Rahim is an educated person having very good knowledge of places and traveller requirements. It was very chilly weather(from -2 C - +5 C) that time, but we never felt... More 

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We are very happy to hear that this newly married couple had such a great honeymoon staying with us. We make every effort to provide a memorable special time for our guests. Thank you Rahim More 

gurgaon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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 March 16, 2015

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

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 

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