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Chicago Group of Houseboats

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Gate No 9, Buleward Road | Golden Dal Lake, Srinagar 190 001, India
Chicago Group of Houseboats
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of 8 family members that stayed in this houseboat from 1-May-2015 to 3-May-2015. When we were planning for our stay in a housebaot in Srinagar, we were told by previous visitors that houseboats are not clean and there is a stinking smell inside them. But we were surprised by the clean and tidy interiors of Chicago... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here on 13/4/2015 for 1 night. Very good Houseboat & Best hospitality from Mr.Khar. Actually this HB do not require more reviews as everything is already known in previous reviews. Though I would deduct 1 star for sleep quality as there was some noise in morning 6.30 am which disturb my sleep.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location , Cleanliness, facilities and hospitality shown by staff are all awesome. You can even spend time watching shikaras during the day and evening. They offer you a complimentary shikara ride too. Area of this HB in the lake is very clean. Its like staying in a house. Dinner is excellent, They offer travel assistance at reasonable rates.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been visiting all over India for years from Bengaluru, I must say that I never experienced such an excellent, soothing, hospitality, feel good factor until I visited Srinagar or visited Chicago boats of Mr. Ajaz! I had visited Kasmir with my wife and a little kid, just a week before the summer rush, had a real good experience... More 

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33 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Prior to the trip, I was already amazed how Mr.Ajaz response back as if the guy never sleep. He is not only provide a comfortable accommodation in his houseboats but he as well helping us to plan the rest of the trip in Kashmir, I'm glad we count on him since he never let's us down. The houseboat itself was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We stayed in this houseboat in mid-April 2015. We had been apprehensive about visiting Kashmir after hearing of the recent floods. However, there was no need to worry. The floods didn't affect our visit as tourists at all. All of the tourist attractions were open and accessible. We heard that these floods were no where near as bad as the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My wife, her parents, and myself spent three excellent night's in this houseboat. It was a wonderful stay, and I'd strongly emphasise that Srinagar is wide open for business, safe for visitors, and - for the purposes of tourists - relatively unaffected by the recent (March/April) floods, though of course locals face more challenging times. Ajaz's boat dates from the... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Visited Srinagar with family in March & stayed here for 2 nights. Good accommodation, helpful staff & good food is how I’d like to sum up. The owner, Ajaz was helpful & took personal interest in ensuring the comfort of guests. The room was fairly comfortable & warm. The caretaker was very prompt and eager to help/take care of needs.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We stayed only for a night in the houseboat, but we had an amazing experience. The food was great and everything was freshly made and serve to us at our delight. The houseboat was spacious and nice with 4 bedrooms, a hall and a dining room. The staff was amazing and gave us great service! (Even in the middle of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I would struggle to fault Chicago Houseboats. They have it sorted. Whilst on the busier Dal Lake they are located well back from the boulevard so it feels peaceful. No charge for chacara/boat to/from Stop No.9. Boats are in super condition and packed with lovely old furniture and features. Wi-fi included and the fastest I experienced in J&K region. Food... More 

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