My husband and I were considering several options as we planned our trip. As it was difficult to gauge the quality of houseboats online, we decided to pick a hotel. My husband was the one who found this rare gem for us.
The property is large, set in one of Srinagar's best areas, and very well maintained. There's a children's play area and a well equipped restaurant.
Our room was cozy, with wooden flooring and an intricately carved ceiling, a number of typical Kashmiri sofas and a large and comfortable bed. The bathroom was clean and well appointed too.
We had a room heater and an electric blanket, which kept us more than warm in the near-zero December temperatures. There was plenty of steaming hot water for our showers.
We loved the food at Jamal Resorts. Sipping their well made Kashmiri Kahwa, with saffron, cinnamon and crushed almonds, was the perfect way to stave off the cold. I really enjoyed the Wazia Chicken which I ordered from room service. Their breakfast and dinner buffets were quite lavish and were appreciated by all the guests. We especially enjoyed the sevaiya kheer dessert, which was superbly made.
But more than anything, it was the service that made our stay so memorable. The entire F&B staff (Atiqullah, Altaf, Owais, etc) headed by Imran and the front office and housekeeping guys (Mohammed Yusuf, Majid, etc) headed by the manager Feroze and deputy manager Bilal, gave us a taste of true Kashmiri hospitality.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Distinguished Stay A bliss within 3 acres. Created with Swiss perfection, all our rooms offer luxurious, high specification spaces. Effusing regality, each room conforms to 4 star standards with exotic wooden flooring. Wrap in the warmth of centrally heated systems and live in the convenience of 24 hours hot and cold water in craftily done bathrooms. The unwinding doesn’t stop when you pull down the window curtains, groove to latest LCD TVs and Tata Sky Connections in all rooms. Treat for Taste Buds- Gourmet’s delight. Immerse yourself in the most exciting Kashmiri cuisines. Savor delicacies ranging from Continental, Indian, Mughlai and Chinese within the classical ambiance of our multi-cuisine restaurant Tulip. Separate kitchens are maintained for veg and non veg food. Walk out, breathe in the freshness and relish the elevating effect of the scenic Kashmir at our outdoor coffee shop. Pampering Services: Live the importance bestowed "Our Pleasure” that’s what we believe in serving you. We are at your call with 24 hour service menu and assist you in transfer and travel facilities including travel desk. Special travel and adventure service on demand. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jamal Resorts Srinagar, Kashmir