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Vivanta By Taj Dal View
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

Located on a hill overlooking Dal Lake, and with the great Mughal Gardens nearby, the location of the hotel is excellent. The room we stayed was spacious and was in excellent condition. The room service and housekeeping was prompt and caring, so was the check in / out procedure and the staff taking care of us. The buffet dinner and breakfast had good menus and was well prepared. The local tasty Kashmiri cuisine too was available. During the breakfast, the place gets crowded though and the service slows down a bit. But the staff was quite nice to make up for the delays. Overall , great experience. Ps. When you go for Dal lake shikara ride in the evening, look out for sun's golden reflection coming off the hotel. Great photo op!

Room Tip: I would recommend rooms on the first floor in the block away from the swimming pool. The view of Dal lake is the best from these rooms.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank AshokJoshi
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

Located on top of the hill with beautiful sceneries, surrounded by mountains one side and dal lake on the other side, nothing could be so excellent. The rooms are beautifully constructed in two levels - both the levels are equally great. The ground floor room has access to the beautiful green lawn outside. It would be great in the evenings to sit outside as a family and can enjoy. The top level has nice balcony from where we can sit and watch the Dal Lake. It is a temptation to spend time in the lawn and in the balconies.

The Hotel Food is excellent. The buffet breakfast covers South Indian as well as Western Type meeting the prestige of the five star hotel. I liked the plain dosa, itli, vadai, sambar, masala omelette other than the fresh fruits, juices etc. You have a variety of foods to choose from.

The bathroom in the hotel is worth mentioning. It is bigger in space than the room. So comfortable - Bath Tub, separate glass room for shower, bathroom fitted with all latest amenities.

We stayed in three rooms 1237,1239,1240. I consider these are the best rooms in the Vivanta by Taj Hotel. The corner rooms so convenient and located at an elevated place.

Room Tip: Corner Suites are excellent and nearer to the main lobby/restaurant - located at elevated place with excellent view Room Number 1239 - Ground Floor, Room Number 1240 - First Floor
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Thank rabindran
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

i was not actuallly stayin there.. but i want to their restaurant altitude for lunch.. and by god.. i did not have food like this anywhere in Srinagar.. the biryani was to die for.. it just melted in our mouth... soft naans (bread) , great daal, Rista ( minced meat balls) ... and indian deserts were much better than continental.. all in all SUPERB.. and & not to forget its excellent location,,, sittin on a hill top facing the Dal lake.. and a balcony sit out.. what could one ask for more...

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank JUHIKHURANA
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

Anyone visiting Kashmir or Srinagar should stay in this property for at least one day, if not more. No words are enough to describe the location and the view from the hotel room. The hotel itself is perched on a hilltop overlooking the Dal Lake. You have a 360 degree view of entire Srinagar and the Dal lake with the background towering mountains.

It is a decent sized property spread of 6 acres with 78 operational rooms. The rooms were advertised 600 sq feet for a Deluxe Dal view (Room no. 1246). It surely looked big as it could easily accomodate us and my 3 children. The size of the bathrooms were awesome with a huge bathtub with a separate shower area where you can stand till eternity to relax your body under the pressure of the warm water. The toiletries provided were of the highest standards. Any request for additional ones were met with promptness. The rooms had everything which one could require like a separate charging dock for charging your pods, pads, phones, cameras. It also had a big 37" LCD TV, a separate sofa which could double up as a bed. The bed itself was huge kingsize and comfortable, not too soft, which allows a good night's sleep. On one side near the exit there is a continuous lawn and one the other side facing the Dal lake you have a small garden. Lots of greenery and beautiful lines of flowers dot the property.

The food quality was very good. Since we had 7 children, we tried the veg pizza for dinner. It surely tasted awesome. The breakfast spread was decent enough, however a bit less compared to other Taj properties.

The staff were most courteous and helpful. Room service was quick and adequate. A special thanks to Iqbal in the reception. There was a slight delay in getting one room for my friend. He was quite forthcoming and tried his best to get it in time. Also a special word to their doorman who was ever smiling and it was a delight chatting with him.

Should definitely stay here in my next trip.

Room Tip: Please choose Dal Lake view rooms only. They charge just a small premium but its worth it.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Sanjay G
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Spacious rooms and well managed gardens.

Reached Srinagar in afternoon and went for lunch on the Vivanta terrace. It was wonderful experience. Much better than expectation - very nice food and good service.

Room service was excellent. In room dining has good food options for kids e.g. khichadi, french fries, burgers, pizza etc

Missing kids area and few activities to keep people engaged.

Room Tip: With kids, stayed in Ground floor room with nice garden in front.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Thank pankaj17dec
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