I'll concede that February probably isn't the best time to visit Srinigar, but I would have hoped for more warmth in a hotel than we found in the Kaisar.
The reception area was Baltic - we discovered later that building work meant that a rear wall had been removed. We were shown to our room which was very chilly - mist on the mirror and windows, slightly damp beds, cold radiator. When I asked about heating, a small fab heater was brought to our room, which we left plugged-in for the following 48 hours, along with our electric blankets.
When I complained about the cold, I was informed that that the heating was broken and would be back on later that day. The heat did come on from approximately 7pm to 10pm each evening, but this wasn't enough to heat the room fully. As my travelling companion wasn't feeling well, we spent quite a bit of time in the hotel-room, which wasn't ideal as it stayed quite chilly. Sitting in the restaurant for lunch wearing my coat, I could see my breath.
Location-wise, the hotel is approximately a 40 minute walk to Dal Gate, so it's not the most central. It's pretty easy to find an auto-rickshaw to take you to the centre though.
There was building-work going on at the hotel, so perhaps this contributed to the heating situation. Overall, we weren't very happy with the stay.
On the upside, the shower was hot, and there was wifi available, although only in reception and the restaurant.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Kaisar is a newly built 40 room boutique centrally heated hotel with all the modern amenities. Kaisar is from the family of hospitality people, so is well versed about the services. Try once, you will come again and again. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Kaisar Srinagar, Kashmir