Visited Srinagar on Oct.2011 for 4 days and was more than happy on my trip.
Taking a taxi from the airport, the driver having no difficulty locating the hotel, he ended giving me up a discount than what they charge. I booked Hotel Sadaf, knowing it is budget hotel, I didn’t expect much, but was delighted the first time I arrive in the hotel, I was courteously greeted by the reception, without delays a hotel boy took my bag and we went to my room. Room was spacious, bed big enough for 3. 1 small table for coffee and laptop, 2 chairs, a cabinet with many drawers for my things and 1 small tv. We went to the bathroom, big enough, the water was cold but the receptionist told me to keep the water heater open so I can use hot water at anytime. Excellent! What else could I look for a budget hotel? I should rate a STAR to the hotel.
Location of the hotel was in the center of the city, very near shops and to other tourist spots like mosques, a 10 mins walk to the tourist destination center, and another 5-10mins to Dal Gate. I happen to walk from Dal lake going back to hotel it was late night but I never fell scared. Was delighted to see some police officer on the street and greeted me hello, how are you Sir?, guess there is more trouble in the news paper than in Srinagar. Although it was in the center of the city, Hotel Sadaf is like inside a compound that you won’t hear any street nor vehicle noises, there we’re birds chirping on my window instead.
From the hotel i walk towards the highway and get an autorickshaw right away, and was able to visit many tourist spots not just the Dal lake.
Totally love Srinagar, I promised to come back and would stay to this hotel again. Great value for money, great Kashmiri tea, food although they have only Vege restaurant im taking my lunch and dinner in the city anyhow, good breakfast, courteous receptionist and hotel staff. I enjoy my daily hot bath, daily cleaning of my room. Although wifi connection is off at night well im just reminded im on holiday c”,) .
My way back to the airport, the owner of the hotel offered me a ride, since they are going as well that time. What else could I ask for? Im blessed and more than satisfied for the amount I paid. I regret not giving any tip for the hotel boys staff. Summary, excellent!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centrally located in the business district of Srinagar,Kashmir ‘Hotel Sadaf’ provides a very secluded getaway, away from hustle & bustle of the City Centre. TOTAL SERENITY surrounds our guests as they are welcomed with an uncompromising quality service and hospitality. At a 5 minutes drive from the world famous ‘DAL LAKE’, 3 minutes drive from the Local Bus Stand(TRC – Tourist Reception Centre) & at a short distance of 7 kms, Hotel SADAF is one of the closest Hotels to the Srinagar Airport(SXR).Hotel SADAF exudes comfort, tranquility, and comforts guests with its cozy warm interiors in the freezing temperatures of Kashmere Winter & a COOL ambience in the moderately hot Summers of the Valley. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Sadaf Srinagar, Kashmir