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“Nothing Short of Satisfactory”

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Young Bombay Group of House Boats
Certificate of Excellence
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Nothing Short of Satisfactory”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

Omar at Young Bombay House-Boat is friendly and will make you feel at comfort. The House Boat itself is nice and secluded on the Golden Dal Lake at Ghat No.9 and is well-maintained. The meals served were delicious and the support staff was efficient and promptly attended to my needs. The tariff is also reasonable for the service provided. They also arranged for the Shikara every-time I wanted one. Overall, I had a pleasant stay, just I had expected and hoped to. Thank you, Young Bombay House-Boat (Omar).

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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youngbombay23, Manager at Young Bombay Group of House Boats, responded to this review, May 28, 2015
Dear Guests
Thank you for choosing our HOUSEBOAT YOUNG BOMBAY for your stay in DAL LAKE SRINAGAR KASHMIR . We have read your comments about the Houseboat and we greatly appreciate that you took the time to write them, as our guests’ satisfaction is our main priority.
It is very important for us that our guests’ experiences are shared.
It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your collaboration and we hope to see you again soon at Our Houseboat.

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Reviewed June 23, 2013

I stayed in Young Bombay super delux house boat with family and had a superb experience. Right from the time I booked the house boat and till I left Srinagar, I had a wonderful time and comfy stay. The house boats are well done up, the arrangements are prefect and staff is very courteous and helpful. Young Bombay offers complete assistance for all types of requirements on your trip to Srinagar. We felt totally at home and enjoyed every moment of our stay.

Room Tip: Going to Srinagar one must stay at House Boat.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank RS K
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youngbombay23, Manager at Young Bombay Group of House Boats, responded to this review, May 28, 2015
Dear Guests
Thank you for choosing our HOUSEBOAT YOUNG BOMBAY for your stay in DAL LAKE SRINAGAR KASHMIR . We have read your comments about the Houseboat and we greatly appreciate that you took the time to write them, as our guests’ satisfaction is our main priority.
It is very important for us that our guests’ experiences are shared.
It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your collaboration and we hope to see you again soon at Our Houseboat.

All Members Of Young Bombay Houseboat.

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Hyderabad, India
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

I along with few friends and family members checked in to Young Bombay Houseboat in May, 2013. We were so touched by the hospitality shown by the owners, who are into this business since decades. We hired 2 houseboats and both of these were spic-and-span and it has a great view. The son of the owner Umer is a man-of promise and managed my trip wonderfully. I suggest to all the tourist to not have any myth of houseboat and just get-in and enjoy the experience. Though these guys do not run a restuarant, but umer had taken extra effort in preparing dinner and breakfast, completely home made.

I had an awesome experience in Kashmir with Young Bombay - Srikkanth

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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youngbombay23, Manager at Young Bombay Group of House Boats, responded to this review, May 28, 2015
Dear Guests
Thank you for choosing our HOUSEBOAT YOUNG BOMBAY for your stay in DAL LAKE SRINAGAR KASHMIR . We have read your comments about the Houseboat and we greatly appreciate that you took the time to write them, as our guests’ satisfaction is our main priority.
It is very important for us that our guests’ experiences are shared.
It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your collaboration and we hope to see you again soon at Our Houseboat.

All Members Of Young Bombay Houseboat.

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Neyveli, Tamil Nadu, India
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

The house boat was truly amazing with all facilities and the hospitality and guidance given by the owner of the house boat was fantastic. The food prepared by their own kitchen as per our taste and requirement was superb with five star hotel quality. The Kashmiri kawah served by them was nice. Service and quality was wonderful. The interiors of the boat was full of hand carved carvings and make us to feel as we are in royal suite.the bathroom has 24 hrs hot water facility with bath tub and generator back up. The shikari services arranged by them was good. The view of dal lake from house boat was good. The owner fulfils all our requirements and our family stayed there for three nights and had a nice time. Worth for the money given and the trip was fantastic.

Room Tip: Young Bombay boat house is worthy and nice with good food and great hospitality
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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3 Thank Ganeshneyveli
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youngbombay23, Manager at Young Bombay Group of House Boats, responded to this review, May 28, 2015
Dear Guests
Thank you for choosing our HOUSEBOAT YOUNG BOMBAY for your stay in DAL LAKE SRINAGAR KASHMIR . We have read your comments about the Houseboat and we greatly appreciate that you took the time to write them, as our guests’ satisfaction is our main priority.
It is very important for us that our guests’ experiences are shared.
It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your collaboration and we hope to see you again soon at Our Houseboat.

All Members Of Young Bombay Houseboat.

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Ahmedabad, India
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

it was our first visit of kashmir...The house-boat owner did promise good things when I booked the houseboat, service. Also we got unlimited servings of Kahwa tea for free which was really delicious. location is very nice and you get a good view of the DAL lake...interior designing was really wonderful. The best thing was the food. It was cooked by their family members and was just like home food. Also we got unlimited servings of Kahwa tea which was really delicious. The only problem we faced was the cold.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank niravmodh444
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youngbombay23, Manager at Young Bombay Group of House Boats, responded to this review, May 28, 2015
Dear Guests
Thank you for choosing our HOUSEBOAT YOUNG BOMBAY for your stay in DAL LAKE SRINAGAR KASHMIR . We have read your comments about the Houseboat and we greatly appreciate that you took the time to write them, as our guests’ satisfaction is our main priority.
It is very important for us that our guests’ experiences are shared.
It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your collaboration and we hope to see you again soon at Our Houseboat.

All Members Of Young Bombay Houseboat.

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Jaipur, India
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

This was our first visit to Kashmir for our honeymoon. We stayed in this houseboat for 2 nights in Feb'13. The location is very nice and you get a good view of the dal lake with the mountains in the backdrop. The whole interior is wonderfully decorated with hand crafted wood work which really surprised us pleasantly. The bathroom had 24hrs running hot water. It's a family run houseboat & we were very happy with their hospitality. The best thing was the food. It was cooked by their family members and was just like home food. Also we got unlimited servings of Kahwa tea for free which was really delicious.
The only problem we faced was the cold. It was 2-6degC outside. Since all the houseboats are made of wooden panels, its not feasible to provide central heating. We had to put on sweater, jacket, caps always. However, the owner did everything that he could. They gave 3 blankets & hot bags at night. But still for people not familiar with such cold, should avoid staying in houseboats in winter season. Mid march onwards should be fine and enjoyable.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Anirban B
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youngbombay23, Manager at Young Bombay Group of House Boats, responded to this review, May 28, 2015
Dear Guests
Thank you for choosing our HOUSEBOAT YOUNG BOMBAY for your stay in DAL LAKE SRINAGAR KASHMIR . We have read your comments about the Houseboat and we greatly appreciate that you took the time to write them, as our guests’ satisfaction is our main priority.
It is very important for us that our guests’ experiences are shared.
It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your collaboration and we hope to see you again soon at Our Houseboat.

All Members Of Young Bombay Houseboat.

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Geneva, Switzerland
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2013

For my happiness, It's been years i go regularly in this place. Except the fact that the place is magnificent, I appreciate particularly the welcome more than warm of the family owner of the place. Each is attentive to make us the most comfortable possible stay. I do not understand what it was happen with the person who wrote the next review? I recognize nothing of my own experience there. For example when I want to move outside, if the family has no boat available (because somebody is using it...), they struggle as crazy to call me a taxi boat... It's normal it's takes time, the taxi boats are not all free and most of the time far. Then sometimes it's take 2 minutes and other 20... For crossing the lake from the houseobat to the ghat number 9 it's take 10 minuts (is it really a lot of time?), and it's a so romantic crossing that for me it's a to much short trip! For the wifi, it's not working all the time but the family is not responsable! You are inside a lake, and electricity and internet connection is not the same like on the ground. At night, it's sure, they cut the wifi router( it's because electricity safety, they are sleeping there and all is make with wood! Then they close all the electric stuff!), but if you ask them to open it, they make it. And from my room ( in the Altaf boat) the connection is allways good and not so much low. Me and my daughter was stay in december and january 2008 and if the heater was low it's because they don't have a lot of electricity power ( have a look on the lamps, the bubles also was low...). For the breakfast they allways offer us many different meals, like pan cakes (excellents! With cinamon and cardamom), eggs, porridge, bread and jam, chaï and kaawa, the excellent kashmiri tea. The owner helps me a lot to plan my stay, to give me the best accomodations ase possible, from years! And I konw the price into this area for all the seasons (i have got a lot of connections there), and them price are absolutly normal price ( and less than a lot of other one!). And if the owner prefers the European it is not for the money that he hopes to take away from them but because he thinks that we respect more the equipment than the Indians which, according to him, break many things. I don't know how many times he have booking for me some taxis for my trips and after cheks, I have allways paid the same price than the local people. The owner is an honest man, helpful. I plan to coming back this summer time. I allways recommend this place to all my friends and relatives (and all was happy there), and today to any visitor of tripadvisor.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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youngbombay23, Manager at Young Bombay Group of House Boats, responded to this review, May 28, 2015
Dear Guests
Thank you for choosing our HOUSEBOAT YOUNG BOMBAY for your stay in DAL LAKE SRINAGAR KASHMIR . We have read your comments about the Houseboat and we greatly appreciate that you took the time to write them, as our guests’ satisfaction is our main priority.
It is very important for us that our guests’ experiences are shared.
It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your collaboration and we hope to see you again soon at Our Houseboat.

All Members Of Young Bombay Houseboat.

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Property: Young Bombay Group of House Boats
Address: Young Bombay Group of House Boats Boulaverd Road Ghat No 9 | Golden Dal Lake,Opp.New Park Hotel, Srinagar 190001, India
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Location: India > Jammu and Kashmir > Kashmir > Srinagar District > Srinagar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 575 Specialty Lodging in Srinagar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Young Bombay Group of House Boats 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Deluxe houseboat at Dal Lake, maintained by a traditional Kasmiri family. You will have the opportunity to experience the true hospitability of Kashmiri people, taste the local cuisine (also European food and spiceless dishes available), drink free Kahwa (traditional Kashmiri tea). The houseboat is deluxe, i.e. it is a richly decorated wooden piece of art. It has two spacious bedrooms with king-size beds, soft European-type (!) matrasses, one dining room, one living room and lakeside terrace. Electricity, 24-hours hot water (own boiler), mosquito nets in windows, fans in bedrooms and the common space. Comfortable bedding and traditional wooden furniture. Spotlessly clean rooms and bathrooms, which you have probably not seen in India. Internet in the family room. We can make special arrangements for long-term stays and have regular European residents (French and English speaking). We can help you with all your travel arrangements, from airport and bus station transfers, to jeep and taxi rentals, and boat trips on the lake. In particular, we recommend trips to the old town of Srinagar, Mugal gardens around the Dal Lake, shikara (boat) rides on the lake and visits to the floating market and the night market. We help you arrange transportation to mountain stations at Gulmarg, Sonmarg and Pahgram in Kashmir with trekking options. We can arrange transportation and trips to Ladakh, Manali and Jammu, and recommend you reliable travel agents in Srinagar for safe flight arrangements. It's a unique place on Dal Lake, with a mixture of European and Kashmiri atmosphere. Only here you can spend your evenings watching the boats floating on the lake, drinking Kahwa and talking to other fellow travellers. From the roof, you can observe the wild birds, boats on the lake, the surrounding mountains and the impressive Srinagar fort on top of the hill. Everyday crossing to our boat is easy - we have own shikara (crossing lake boat), and the price includes one-way passage to the shore. For getting to the houseboat from the shore, you just take one of shikara-taxis for 5 rupees only. We can also help you find accomodation for more tourists, as we own several other neighbouring boats in various price classes. Family Gousani welcomes you to enjoy the true Kashmiri hospitability in the serene landscape of the wonderful Dal Lake! ... more   less 
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