On our way back from Ladakh, we had planned to spend 2 nights in Srinagar and do some sight-seeing there, before leaving for home. After some research, we stumbled across this hotel. Since we were a group of 5, we booked their cottage room. The location of the Hotel is really good; right on the banks of the Dal lake.
We reached the hotel, checked into our cottage, and got the shock of our lives! It was the worst room ever!! The paint from the walls and ceiling was coming off, the carpet was torn everywhere, there was a stale smell in the room. 30 seconds and we were back to the Reception. We asked the manager for better rooms! He started quoting very high prices for the double bed rooms. We bargained and finally managed to get 2 Rooms. Thankfully these were recently renovated, so they were in a much better shape and felt like luxurious rooms, when we compared them with the cottage that we had booked earlier. The Flat screen TVs in the room were new, but the satellite connection was pathetic; we could hardly see or hear most of the channels. We didn't dare to eat at the Hotel, most of the meals were outside, only had Tea/Coffee in the room which was okay.
Basically this is one of the oldest hotels in Srinagar, but they've just not been able to maintain the hotel which is a pity. Definately wont be staying here again.
- Also Known As:
- Nehrus Hotel Srinagar, Kashmir