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Perth Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

A very relaxing last day on the house boat. We enjoyed the beautiful tranquil shikara ride,shame we didn't get to see the open lotuses as we went very late afternoon when the blooms close up Thank you mr Rahim and his staff for the hospitality, the scrumptious vegetarian food was just like home made. The only draw back very non... More 

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Thank manju p
RahimLangoo, Owner at Fantasia Houseboats, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments about our hospitality and the 'scrumptious' food. We appreciate the fact that you made a return stay with us during your visit to Kashmir. Thank you from all the staff at Fantasia Houseboats More 

Gurgaon, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Too good a houseboat, too good and a very hospitable, genuine owner, too good a service. This houseboat and interaction with the owner was an awesome experience. Wish to revisit this place on our next trip.

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RahimLangoo, Owner at Fantasia Houseboats, responded to this review

Thank you for your very appreciative comments on service and hospitality. We are grateful for all the 'good' comments you have made about your stay on Fantasia Houseboats and look forward to your next stay with us. From all the team at Fantasia More 

New Delhi, India
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Convenient access by shikara from ghat no.1 courtesy the property. Good rooms with clean toilets and shower . View of Nigeen lake with cool winds in the morning and evening from the sit out is relaxing. Homely food is good.

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Thank JSMathew
RahimLangoo, Owner at Fantasia Houseboats, responded to this review

Thank you for your very positive comments about your stay. In fact, you stayed with us as a result of the recommendation of a guest who had stayed with us on 2 previous occasions this year (on a golfing trip and then on a family holiday). We highly appreciate both your feedback and their personal recommendation. Return visits from past... More 

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9 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

A houseboat on Nigeen Lake water front with a view which is worth million dollars . . Add to that a spacious house boat with decent rooms , very clean bathrooms and excellent home cooked food ( limited virility ) with good hospitality by the owners and his man on the boat Mr Rahman. . Breakfast again limited but decent... More 

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RahimLangoo, Owner at Fantasia Houseboats, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind and helpful comments. We are pleased to know you found your stay with us so calming on lovely Nigeen lake with our amazing views - we make every effort to provide a clean and decent houseboat with helpful service for all our guests. We look forward to hosting yourselves again and any friends you strongly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

It was our second stay in Fantasia. 1st stay was in 2013. In spite of the disastrous floods in 2014-15 in J&K, Fantasia managed to stay afloat and is as beautifully maintained as it was earlier. The hospitality of Mr. Rahim, Ms. Ana and other staff has not diminished a bit. They took great care of our group of 11... More 

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RahimLangoo, Owner at Fantasia Houseboats, responded to this review

Thank you again Mr D for your favourable feedback on Fantasia. We are happy to welcome you back again and again....We design our tailored packages to meet the expectations of our guests according to their personal wishes - the more information we have from guests about their preferences and interests, and the better we know them, the more we can... More 

Delhi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

First things first, if you worry about creepy crawlies, a houseboat may not be the right place for you. But if you would like to stay in a quaint accommodation, houseboats fit the bill. We booked Fantasia after careful consideration- looking at the location, pricing etc. And we were not disappointed. We had asked for a two bedroom separate houseboat... More 

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RahimLangoo, Owner at Fantasia Houseboats, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments, and finding our houseboat very clean and well maintained, and your stay 'worth every cent'. We do not have creepy crawlies here on our 'exceptionally clean' boats :-)))). Our houseboats are the iconic experience of Kashmir and highly reviewed for location, lake and mountain views and overall ambiance. Thank you from Rahim, Majeed and... More 

New Delhi, India
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

The overall experience of staying on a Houseboat is not so exciting as other memories of Kashmir. But thats an individual choice and not a comment on Fantasia. Fantasia is a really Good houseboat. The location is beautiful. It rained the day we were there which added to the serene experience. The houseboat has all the facilities you need, including... More 

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RahimLangoo, Owner at Fantasia Houseboats, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on finding the location of Fantasia serene and the houseboat a good one with all the facilities you required. Regarding vendors, Nigeen has far, far less of these than Dal lake and at Fantasia we do actively discourage unwanted vendors from entering onto our property. Sometimes some vendors do approach from the waterside and guests... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We were 13 people who travelled to Srinagar and stayed at Fantasia houseboat. It was the best decision we took to stay. Extremely clean and stellar service provided by Anna, Rahim and team. If you are looking for a pleasant stay away from crowd, this is the place to be. Right from the first day when we called to check... More 

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RahimLangoo, Owner at Fantasia Houseboats, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to host your family and friends. We are so pleased that you found our houseboat so fantastic and our service stellar. We aim to be helpful and treat our guests with respect and clarity with no hidden charges, as you mention. We truly enjoyed your stay with us and take pleasure in providing a 'hassle free'... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We booked Fantasia houseboats post a lot of research on TA. Infact, we did the booking very last minute. Had heard from a lot of friends about houseboats not being a safe option to go for (due to reasons such as cleanliness, dingy smell etc.), especially on Dal lake ( since Dal lake houses more than a 1000 houseboats and... More 

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Thank Priyadarshini89
RahimLangoo, Owner at Fantasia Houseboats, responded to this review

Happy memories!! Nigeen lake is indeed the most beautiful lake to stay on with far less crowding of boats (only about 70 houseboats in the same space as on Dal and moored to the land with gardens unlike most on Dal) and a peaceful beautiful environment with less vendors and less crowds, plus beautiful views from our location on the... More 

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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

This was my first experience to stay in a house boat,but nobody can find a baot inside it.It was like a 5 start hotel.The furniture and sanitory was the attraction in fantasia!!I enjoyed a lot Please do visit once in whole trip

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Thank Gagan J
RahimLangoo, Owner at Fantasia Houseboats, responded to this review

We are so happy you found our houseboat 5 star and enjoyed your stay so much. A stay on our good houseboat is the highlight of a trip to Kashmir as many of our guests say. Many of our guests stay 4 or 5 nights as they enjoy the peace and iconic experience so much. Thank you very much Rahim... More 

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If your dreams include a sojourn on a houseboat in Kashmir, kingfishers darting between the blossoming lotus, herons and moorhens darting for fish, and snowcapped mountains in full view, then imagine yourself on Fantasia Houseboat on fresh, unpolluted Nigeen Lake. Fantasia Houseboat combines modern amenities, such as electricity, hot showers with a good food and friendly personal service. Each well-decorated bedroom has an attached private bathroom. Fantasia has a beautiful dining area and a lounge with a new flat screen TV. There are great views across the Lake and onto the lower Himalayas from the veranda and the garden. The sunset views are wonderful. There is a well-maintained pretty private garden for the use of guests. We have a 24 hour power back up and clean water supply. We have free internet access. Accommodation, sightseeing, and trekking are all available for your enjoyment. Ski arrangements for Gulmarg in the winter can also be organised. We look forward to meeting you and offering you our best hospitality. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fantasia Houseboats

Address: Nigeen Lake, Srinagar 190001, India
Location: India > Jammu and Kashmir > Kashmir > Srinagar
Price Range: $42 - $49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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