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Vivanta By Taj Dal View
Ranked #5 of 142 Hotels in Srinagar
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 17, 2013

new property - 2 years old. property well maintained as per TAJ standard . Breakfast spread was good and kept changing every day. view of dal lake from every room. huge competition form Lalit intercontinental. during winter nights not much to do till dinner. spa should be operational during winter. house keeping still needs improvement.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

I have nothing to fault at this property !

Wonderful views, great room, great bathroom and all necessary supplies.

Dinner and breakfast were good
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Dinner at the Chinese restaurant was excellent - I recommend the Lotus Stems fried in Honey !

Bar was excellent (beware of the little green beer-nuts - they’re made of Wasabi and pretty hot ! - great with a beer though !)

Staff attentive, friendly, helpful. Kashmir apparently has a tradition of hospitality, and the staff lived up to it very well !

Security tight (as it is all over India – particularly in Kashmir) but not at all intrusive – take note of the way the access road is laid out with circles and gates and checkpoints – very cleverly done, I thought.
And the hotel is positioned in way which would make it difficult for anyone to gain access any other way, as well as having permanent patrolling security.
They even scan your baggage on arrival, and you pass through a detector on the way into the hotel as well. Somebody I read somewhere recently described Srinagar airport as being like stepping into a Leo Tolstoy novel – snow, soldiers and barbed wire……….whilst the airport is a bit of a security nightmare, to which I can personally testify, this hotel makes up for the stress !

We stood one evening at dusk and listened to the sound of the Muezzins calling the people to prayer echoing around the peaceful valley – it was too beautiful !

We loved it here, and would love to go back ! I highly recommend it !

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Nice hotel at a great location. View over Srinagar and Dal lake is stunning. Rooms are comfortable, bathroom spaciouse. Heating system was either at 100%, means too warm or off. Ok breakfast.
Friendly staff, good room service. Slightly overpriced. Spa not functional, gym disapointing.

Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

My wife and I stayed at this hotel in November for 6 days. The hotel is beautifully perched atop a hill overlooking the famous Dal Lake with the tall Zabarwan mountains towering above in the background. Our room was large, well appointed with all the modern trimmings and the bathroom was huge, with a jacuzzi. Our room had a small outdoor deck overlooking the lake which was oerfect for morning coffee. The staff are excellent and exuded the warmth and hospitality that one comes to recognize as being a signature Vivanta trait. The all day dining restaurant has an amazing view across a deck and infinity pool to the lake and the mountains. The buffet breakfast was adequate but nothing special. The Kashmiri specialities are must-haves and are excellent. The hotel is secluded due to the topography and any plans to venture out would require a taxi as the main road is quite far. The hotel is very serious about security given the tensions in the region, and we felt very safe and secure thanks to their security measures. A special mention must be made of Mudassar and Danish of the front desk who took excellent care of us, as well as Adhil our chauffeur who was extremely charming, gracious, an excellent driver and ensured our safety and comfort throughout our stay. This trip was at the start of winter, and we can't wait to make our retun to the Vivanta Dal View at springtime!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Taj dal lake is located right on the top of dal lake. I was lucky enough to get the room on the last block 1st floor. I got the best view say 360 degree view of dal lake. Beautiful morning sun rise over the dal lake hoo boy what can say. Breakfast was ok. Staff were good. Lunch and dinner had at local restaurant so cannot comment.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

I visited this new property on my last trip. Unfortunately we did not get a room because it was packed on the 31st night. We did get a grand tour of the property thanks to the owner. Awesome location on top of a hill overlooking the whole of the city. Really beautiful view. The interiors are top class like any 5 star resorts. The rooms are large and most with their private balcony offerring you some of the best views. A new wazwaan restaurant and a spa is in process of getting added. Cant wait to visit this property in summer.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

The Location is the best it gets, even in Srinagar. You can see the "char chinar" and the Dal lake right from every room. The property is new, but very well maintained. The rooms are spacious, clean and each room has a good front lawn which overlooks the lake (on the ground level). It is a very peaceful experience, and the location of the hotel cuts off the city noise 100%. The restaurants are very well managed and the food quality is excellent. The breads they serve are made off their own bakery, and we found that to be a fresh addition to the morning breakfast spread.
The drivers of the hotel are very well taken care of and trained, and we had a good experience right from the airport to the city tour they took us on, right till the time we were dropped back to the airport.
Since this property is on a mountain, it is not recommended for people who have problems in walking up and down, though the hotel does have electric carts.
The pool is smaller than what you expect, but it is a heated pool and probably has the best view in Srinagar.
Overall this property is highly recommended for couples and families.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Kralsangri, Brein, Srinagar 191121, India
Location: India > Jammu and Kashmir > Kashmir > Srinagar District > Srinagar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Srinagar
#2 Business Hotel in Srinagar
#2 Luxury Hotel in Srinagar
#3 Romantic Hotel in Srinagar
Price Range: $234 - $382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta By Taj Dal View 5*
Number of rooms: 84
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