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Reviewed September 23, 2016

Loved it, the boat is in excellent shape with new bathrooms last year. It is carpeted throughout which keeps you warm and peaceful. Bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and very attractive furnishing with crewel work bedspreads and curtains. We were a party of five and were throughly spoilt by a great cook/captain/crew. Very happy with the laundry service, everything was...

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Houston, Texas, United States
Reviewed August 2, 2016

I stayed at the Royal Group of Houseboats for 2 nights in August 2016, 3 weeks into the violent protests, and subsequent compulsory shutdown and curfews, taking place throughout the Kashmir valley. I am a solo female traveler and was concerned about the safety of visiting Srinagar at this time. I booked this 2 day stay through my tour operator...

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed May 20, 2016

A great experience, the name itself narrates every thing. New Crystal Palace House boat is a Palace in the Dal Lake. I had booked my whole tour with Royal House Boats.com and from the first day itself they impressed me. Mr. VK the owner personally took care about my tour and arranged all our comforts as I was with my...

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3Thank LEONARD489
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed April 27, 2016

In short and sweet words which everyone can understand... I can say " New crystal Palace" houseboat is Taj on Dal Lake. The interior is so good, Toilets are clean, Good housekeeping, good food and overall a good hospitality. We were a group of 6 adults and 5 kids and we occupied the entire houseboat.. it was like a home...

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2Thank D0nald13
Reviewed April 19, 2016

i would anyway stay in a house boat now than a hotel after our stay in this house boat , the crystal palace . its so lovely and quiet , like a home . one can be comfortable and not restricted like in a hotel. must mention the food is fab. they cook as per your taste and is delicious....

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1Thank Divvyabhasin
Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Kingori houseboat of Royal group. This is a 3 bedroom houseboat with all the amenities situated in Dal lake. It's bit far from the Dal lake market street. Good houseboat to spend quality family time. If you are interested in trying the local cuisines on the houseboat, you should inform the manager well in advance. Worth spending...

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Navi Mumbai, India
Reviewed February 18, 2016

Month of Jan is considered where the Dal Lake generally Freezes, but we were lucky to stay here during month of Jan. Reached the hotel through shikara and baggage were shifted.A Classic Hall and then a dinning room and then number of rooms. Food served was quiet good with limited option. As it was too chilled we asked for room...

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Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in this houseboat for 5D4N and its was trully an amazing experience.. We felt like at home with excellent service by the houseboat caretaker Mr.Deen and his cook.. The room is spacious,clean & well maintained..Mr.Deen ensured we had a good stay and always be there when we need help.. The chef (forgot his name) made our lunch &...

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Paradise Island
Reviewed January 18, 2016

In short - a wonderful experience. If you are in Kashmir, please do stay a night at this houseboat. It is cosy and comfortable. The cook prepares some excellent dishes. We had a great stay. It was winter and then houseboat has some ancient looking heaters which are very effective and adds charm to the atmosphere.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed January 14, 2016

We stayed at the Royal Palace houseboat in Srinagar. I must say, when I first heard that I was going to stay on a house boat, I had lots of weird ideas as to what it will be like. But I must say we totally enjoyed it. Mr Ghulam who was out caretaker, really treated us like royalty. The food...

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Royal Group of Houseboats , a subsidiary of Royal Group, a Company that has been in Travel Trade Business for more than a hundred years, since 1887. Royal Group of Houseboats started with just one barge growing to a fleet of Houseboats that's still growing. A Company which is being managed by a team of professionals having vast experience in Travel Trade, Royal Group has been serving Tourists from across the globe with personalized care and affection, Royal Group of Houseboats all in a row and interconnected / assessed to each other. Our Group of House Boats are situated at most beautiful part of Lake-Dal, with back ground fascinating scenic views of Zabarwan / Mahadev Mountain range (basically Himalayan range), surrounded by Lotus Flowers, Water Lilies, Floating Gardens.With an accommodation of 40 rooms with attached bath rooms and 24 hours running hot and cold tap water, Separate Dinning rooms/Drawing rooms, Sun deck, CCTV, attached Shikaras (Floating Cable Cars) for To and Fro Crossings , Room Service instantly available. ... more   less 

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Address: | Dal Lake, Nehru Park, Srinagar 190001, India
Location: India > Jammu and Kashmir > Kashmir > Srinagar
Price Range: $71 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 38
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“All delightful, room 1 is the nearest to the kitchen but has the bonus of wi fi router just outside.”
  • New and clean
  • Lovely wooden walls and ceilings
 of 5 bubbles madgirltraveller, Sep 23, 2016 | Read review
“All four rooms on this houseboat were superb”
 of 5 bubbles E8515XKstephenc, Sep 28, 2015 | Read review
“Ask for the room at the back of the boat, as it has windows on both sides.”
 of 5 bubbles RuthieB51, Sep 28, 2015 | Read review
“Don't take room close to dining area as you may get disturbed during the dining time”
 of 5 bubbles indivinej, Sep 14, 2015 | Read review
“Any room on this houseboat will satisfy you but room no. 4 in the back of the boat seems to be the spaciest.”
 of 5 bubbles Marc_Willemsen, Aug 20, 2015 | Read review
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