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Hotel Akbar
Ranked #29 of 139 Hotels in Srinagar
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Younis Bhai,Thank you very much for everything I never thought that our trip will be completed so smooth and nicely. It was a wonderful experience staying at Zaffer houseboat. Calm, quiet and peaceful. Beautiful Lake front scenery the mountain, Shikara ride really captivated my heart. The road from Srinagar to Pahalgam unforgettable I think it is an asset for me. I thank to God that He gave me the opportunity to see Kashmir which was my dream from my student life.

Younis Bhai we came home with full of satisfaction. We are very much impressed with your hospitality and personal care at Hotel Akbar and also we never forget the sweet and decent boy “Gulam Nabi”. The staff at Nageen Lake was very friendly, anxious to please, and always ready for assistance.

Again Thanks and Regards. Samia and Harun are also giving thanks to you.

Fatema Khatoon
Bangladesh

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

After seeing review on trip advisor , We booked the Package through Hotel Akbar for 5 nights & 6 days in which we spended one night at Zaffer Houseboat at Nageen lake.The owner takes personal care in the well being of their guests. Our breakfast & dinner which was Buffet (that was part of the package )was tasty. Food quality was good. Every day there was different menu, mostly Maharastarian & North Indian. Our diver Irshad was friendly and helpful ( Don't forget to ask your diver to stop at Apple Orchid on the way to pahalgam )I will no hesitate in recommending hotel Akbar & there team

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Our stay at Hotel Akbar was just above 24 hours. We had traveled for almost 24hrs prior to that and thus were genuinely tired with heavy eye-lids. The rooms are fine though it could have been tidier. The location of the hotel is the best part but the food part is a mystery. Mr Zaffer bhai was helpful enough. The price may add to the pinch but that was fine as we got rooms as early as 6.30 in the morning. Overall it was a pleasant stay as it was the last day of our trip!

Room Tip: Srinagar usually remains cloudy, so choose a lake facing room!
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

A Beautiful hotel in heart of shrinagar with wonderful view of dal lake.We had a very homely atmosphere at the hotel due to MR Zaffer bhai & his friendly staff.Our kids enjoyed playing in the garden along with their family kids.House boat experience was amazing once in a life time experience.!!!!!MR Zaffer bhai is very co-operative & helpful in nature & he used to take personal interest in the well being of guests. Morning view of the dal lake from the first floor of the hotel was very beautiful.In the morning when we were walking through the passage towards the dining hall the fragrance of the roses was very pleasant!!!!! The shikara ride was also very unique experience for us provided by the hotel as the entry to the shikara was from the hotel itself. The food quality was very good but the food usually served was maharashtrain as we were from maharashtra we have it always. As we were expecting the original and authentic kashmiri food which we have heard about like famous rogan ghost,kababs , rich apricot halwa etc was a little disappiontment. Inshallah when we come next time we are looking forward for authentic kashmiri cusine. OVERALL IT WAS A LIFETIME MEMORABLE HOLIDAY BECAUSE OF HOTEL AKBAR.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Overall experience with this hotel which was provided to us through IRCTC package tour was mixed. People / owner of the hotel was very courteous, room was good with view and beds were comfortable though bathroom was not as good as room. Food quality was not as desired. Our entry to Hotel Akbar starteed with confusion. We were supposed to be staying in houseboat on first evening but they informed that we are staying in hotel and later shifted to houseboat. Room provided to us was not good compared to other rooms in houseboat. Later they offered us one more day on houseboat but we did not take. Hotel staff was very helpful and our stay was uneventful. Hotel staff provided us packed breakfast on the days when we had to leave very early in the morning at no cost. Hotel owners are helpful people and guide you appropriately.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

Akbar hotel is a sprawling property situated on Dal gate. The place seems more like home than a hotel. The staff is warm and eager to help. The owners take personal interest in the well being of guests.
Their houseboats are amazing. Nigeen lake is very quiet and serene and water activities are good. We did water surfing and shikara ride.
All the travel arrangements went like clockwork.
Akbar hotel and Zaffer Group of Houseboats are highly recommended. We would surely come again.

Room Tip: All rooms are equally good but if available take the new wing.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Year Summer Holidays...started thinking of Places....with all the ads running around, decided to be at Srinagar with a mind of coolness....next to decide was the place of stay and roam around...we did think of options of staying in Srinagar for two days, then in Gulmar, one day in Sonmarg and one day in Pahalgham...were chasing around the hotels listed on the trip advisor...either they were full on the dates we planned or not matching to our expectations...luckily came around Hotel Akbar details through one of the travel group. We did a round about the details on the net....only few details and we started contacting them directly....to our surprise, they did offer a good rate with a package including the sight seeing around the places....Their offer was from airport pickup till drop.....so no other worries....time to pack your bags..... We arrived at Srinagar airport...hotel pick up was available.....to our surprise, the hotel was more than our expectations.....we were given the delux rooms...it was really good with the view and all amenities....The best part of the Hotel was the owners, staff, rose garden and also the area for the kids to play around...the kids really enjoyed the evening in the garden....the trip to Sonmarg, Gulmarg and Pahalgham was arranged perfectly by the hotel....we were told about the next day trip by dinner and the car was waiting at the right time....we did enjoy Sonmarg than the other two places....The best part of the reservation was that they asked us to deposit only 5000 and not the 50% like other hotels...Overall, the hotel deserves a very good rating. Suggest to book in advance and contact them directly and take the delux rooms.....

Room Tip: Choose the Delux rooms on the first floor of the new building which has a nice view and big bathroom...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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HotelAkbarSrinagar, Owner at Hotel Akbar, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2013

Thank you very much for your valuable and precious comments. It has given us great pleasure
To go through the contents. Further it has given us a great courage to serve our valuable guests
More & more visiting this earthly paradise of Kashmir.Insha – Allah, we assure our valued clients
for our best services / co-operation at all the times

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Address: Dalgate, Gate No. 1, Srinagar Kashmir, Srinagar 190001, India
Location: India > Jammu and Kashmir > Kashmir > Srinagar District > Srinagar
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 139 Hotels in Srinagar
Price Range: $69 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Akbar 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
HOTEL AKBAR- the gateway of famous Dal Lake, situated actually inside the lake,that offers all modern comforts with its well attended elegantly decorated rooms & suites surrounded by water and spacious lush green rose garden and above all personalized hospitality. ... more   less 
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