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“Perfect for a leisurely stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Dar-Es-Salam
Nagin lake, Srinagar 190003, India   |  
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Ranked #4 of 92 Hotels in Srinagar
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13 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Perfect for a leisurely stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Situated just beside the Nigeen lake, the location and ambience of the place is very good. With an expansive lawn that provides the perfect view to the lake and the open blue sky, is the best place to laze around with family and be pampered by the courteous staff.

The rooms are spacious, if you get the lake facing room - it is just perfect. Just 14 rooms makes it a small hotel but the ambience, setting, decor, staff and food are fabulous. Try their buffet - or ask for Kashmiri specialities custom made on request (they will take time to make it) - gives you a good feel of the rich Kashmiri food.

The staff is very courteous and act as guides for the place and are ever helpful with information about Kashmir.

A must stay - good place to avoid the hustle bustle of the larger hotels and be pampered in peace.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • 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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Surat, India
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Had a great stay this last week of March and the feeling i got was that I was was staying in some kind of royal palace.Even the staff was very cool and nice.
The pros;
1) The view from the room ,( if you get lake side) is fantastic.
2) Very elegant and classy. Makes you feel as if you are royalty. Maintenance of Hotel and grounds is very uptodate,clean and quality of all furnishings and fittings is rich and neat.
3) Beautiful manicured garden makes you feel like sitting out there and enjoying the evening in peace and quiet with beautiful tranquil views of the lake.
4) Good prompt and courteous service. Reception manager was thoughtful and helpful.
5) Decent breakfast and Dinner quality.
6) Very clean rooms and tea coffee maker in the room was good to have in cold season.

Minor cons;
1) The hot water in taps flows only after you let the water flow for 10- 15 minutes.
( I dont like wasting so much water.)
2)Dinner was always late no matter what time you came( maybe they start to lay the buffet only after you arrive)
3)Both Non -veg items were very oily on 2 days( there was oily red chicken curry on both days), but veg was good.
4) Quiet far from Dal Lake and Dalgate( approx 13 kms) but its ok if you have your own private taxi.

Would very much recommend for a classy, peaceful and heritage stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Thank you Mr Khurram for an excellent stay & hospitality. It was truly a memorable stay cherished by all of us. Already dreaming & planning for another stay at Dar-es-Salam. Beautiful garden with tulips about to flower, perfect picturesque surroundings with Nageen lake in front & snow-clad mountains looming beyond the lake. Perfect setting to enjoy & relax away from hustle bustle of the city

Room Tip: 1st floor room facing the lake
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Hi All,
I had planned my trip to Kashmir which got cancelled due to CURFEW imposed in the city in Feb'13. Though I could not visit the place but the experience I had over phone was superb. These guys refunded my money in full amount without much ado. I am quite positive about the property and hospitality of these guys yet and looking forward to visit the hotel next time I plan a trip to Srinagar.
Thanks for being considerate.

Br,
Shubham Agarwal

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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delhi
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

I stayed in the dares salaam hotel during the first week of Feb and I must say it was a pleasure to stay here. First of all it ws a cheap nd nice package by Kashmirmagic.com this hotel never made us felt anything less than a home away from home. The hotel is located on a very good location and is right on the bank of the nageen lake.

I got the room with the beautiful lake view and it was great to have such nice views right in front of my eyes all the time. The rooms with the beautiful views are a little bit far away from the lounge area and this is the only drawback here! The hotel is a heritage property and hence the original charm of this hotel has been retained. The lounges and the common areas of this hotel are very well done and have exquisite settings. The reception area also has anice range of carpets and the paintings are also fabulous. There is also a tea and coffee maker in all the rooms here.

Our transport arrangements were prebooked nd saved us frm hassles. it was great experience to visit the beautiful gulmarg and pahalagam.

The hotel is also very well maintained and special attention is paid to the level of cleanliness here. My room was cleaned twice daily. The bathroom also had well to do toiletetries. The staff here is also very immaculate in its service. The food here is also good and a decent variety of cuisines is also available.

Must visit!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Delhi
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

There was great expectation from this hotel as people gave great review about same. They are a perfect host who go extra mile to make sure you receive a customize service. Though we njoyed every moment but an example to quote we reached before check in time (6 AM) and we were welcomed by the owner himself they made us get in one of the living room and made arrangement for our room as hotel was sold out. If you are in Kashmir and want a perfect service then please go ahead and book this place you won't be cheated I assure you.
They also introduced us to a cab person (Javeed bhai) who was equally great and made sure that we are secure during our visiit as there was curfew and tension in valley.
A perfect team of people who redefined hospitality

Room Tip: Get any room you will njoy
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Having read only good reviews on TripAdvisor, I decided to book this hotel for my honeymoon. Whatever has been said about the helpful nature of the staff is very true, the manager was extremely courteous and helpful during our stay and acted as the concierge as well. However, despite the lake facing view in our room, I still found the place to be overpriced, especially because of the food and also the overall facilities. It was my first visit to Srinagar so I am not sure how the other hotels are but if you are a tourist who will mostly be sight seeing throughout the day, this probably isn't the hotel for you.

Important: The heating isn't centralized and relies on old fashioned radiators and electric blankets, which is OK, except the bathroom where it is freezing!

Room Tip: Ask for the lake facing room
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Dar-Es-Salam

Address: Nagin lake, Srinagar 190003, India
Location: India > Jammu and Kashmir > Kashmir > Srinagar
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Srinagar
#5 Romantic Hotel in Srinagar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 14
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