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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

* Clear / pleasant communication both during bookingprocess and during stay; * Beautiful, clean, spacious houseboat/room in quieter second row of houseboats so no disturbance from street noise, shikara transfers to the gate are included and mostly available within 10-15 minutes (only during real bad weather you may get stuck a while longer); * By far not the cheapest houseboat... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was very easy to arrange the details our reservation, even from halfway around the world. We enjoyed the clean, comfortable accommodations and attached private bathroom, and the loveliness of the wood carving, rugs and decor really does live up to the photos. But most important was the hospitality of Mr. Ajaz and his longtime employee, Mr. Khan. We enjoyed... More 

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I came to know about Chicago House Boat from one of my friend who already visited Srinagar and stayed there. As I was planning for a trip to Kashmir with my wife from 15th June, 2015 to 19th June, 2015, as per my friend’s suggestion I contacted Mr. Azaz Khar over phone. As per his suggestion, I told him to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hey..I went to Srinagar wid my family n enjoyed d lake view on Chicago grp of house boats. D house boat ws vry nicely decorated.. d service ws also gd n d food served ws delicious, it gave a feel of home cooked food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coming to Kashmir (or any other tourist spot), we always have a thought at back of mind about how to reach/travel nearby tourist spots, search for best deals on famous things to buy, deal with vendors, arrange for food etc. With Chicago House Boat and Ajaz Bhai; all such worries takes back seat. From your arrival to departure and everything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I have lot more to say about my Kashmir trip. But being from South TamilNadu. Many of them are wondering why am i going to kashmir? Positive Feedback: 1. I am not sure about the over all Kashmir, But Srinagr, Pahalgam and Gulmurg were Safest places in India, I can say! 2. Very safe place for Ladies. 3. Specially this... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

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 May 5, 2015

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 May 4, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

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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