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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service. Very clean rooms and an excellent cook Inhouse. The guide I was provided was very knowledgeable and helped me to bargain in many things. The host was very very welcoming and helped me plan my trip nicely. Highly recommended.

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RahimLangoo, Owner at Fantasia Houseboats, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments regarding your stay on Fantasia and the services we happily provided for you, so that you could enjoy the delights of Kashmir in comfort and ease. We look forward to your next visit with your family (maybe trekking will be on the cards!) The Team at Fantasia Houseboats

Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Despite the current difficult situation in Kashmir, my partner and I had a wonderful stay in Srinagar staying on the Fantasia houseboat. The boat itself was absolutely beautiful, a lot more luxurious and extravagant than we would normally stay in but certainly worth the price. The bed was very comfortable and even had an electric blanket for those chilly nights!...

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RahimLangoo, Owner at Fantasia Houseboats, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comprehensive and favourable feedback. It was a pleasure to meet and host you on Fantasia. We specialise in the hospitality and personal attention that is so important to our guests especially when the situation in Kashmir is less than ideal. We do our best to ensure that they can experience the beauty of Kashmir,...

Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed at the Fantasia Houseboat in October 2016. At the time Sadly, Kashmir was in a state of unrest. Although you wouldn't have known it being on the lake because it was so peaceful and calm. Due to there not being any tourists we had the whole boat to ourselves which was a unique experience. The...

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RahimLangoo, Owner at Fantasia Houseboats, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your complimentary review. We enjoyed meeting and hosting you very much and are extremely happy that you found your stay on Fantasia enjoyable in all aspects of accommodation, food and service from all of the staff. It is great that you felt so 'at home' during your stay. We hope to make a visit to...

Ludhiana, India
Reviewed September 1, 2016

It was a lifetime experience to stay at Fantasia houseboat made possible primarily by the owner Mr Rahim who himself is a fantastic person ever ready to help you-a very sensitive and kind gentleman.Then there was Ms Ana a very gentle and everhelpful English lady who knows about Kashmir tourism probably better than any Kashmiri and she can very well...

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RahimLangoo, Owner at Fantasia Houseboats, responded to this review

Thank for your fantastic comments regarding Fantasia Houseboats, the staff and the service you received during your stay with us. We wish to provide the best experience of Kashmir for all our guests, and your enjoyment of this is much appreciated. We are hoping you host you again in the future. Best wishes from all the team at Fantasia Houseboats

Perth Hills, Australia
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...

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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

Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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

New Delhi, India
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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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...

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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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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: $30 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Fantasia Houseboats Hotel Srinagar
Fantasia Houseboats Srinagar, Kashmir
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“Deluxe Boat, Last room is comparatively bigger”
 of 5 bubbles 68sumitd, Jun 13, 2016 | Read review
“Try to travel light. It can be cumbersome adjusting all the baggage on the shikara ride to the houseboat.”
 of 5 bubbles Ulysseus, Jun 10, 2016 | Read review
“Last room in the houseboat is more spacious than others.”
 of 5 bubbles , May 31, 2016 | Read review
“The best view is from the front deck, where you can sit and have drinks and snack to relax and converse with other people.”
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 of 5 bubbles Duniawala, Dec 22, 2015 | Read review
“The room at the back of the boat is the largest.”
 of 5 bubbles paulO6911IN, Oct 11, 2015 | Read review
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