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“Amazing hospitality”
Review of Hotel Dar-Es-Salam

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Hotel Dar-Es-Salam
Ranked #17 of 142 Hotels in Srinagar
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 29, 2011

qietly tucked on the banks of Nageen lake, this is an amazing property.More so because of the effprt to retain the original ambience of the place.
it gives a very Vicorian type of a feel with all the artifacts well displayed.The common sitting areas on the 1st floor are delight to spend time at.
The quality and variety of food offered is just o.k.But it is compensated through the smiling staff and service.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank spiralsDelhi
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Reviewed August 23, 2011

Our stay at Dar Salam was absolutely memorable! The homely warmth, food, view of the Nagin lake and specially the courtesy abd hospitality of the staff is indeed worth a mention. The place is a complete five starrer and my family and me are waiting for our next visit here soon. :)

  • Stayed: August 2011
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1  Thank vrindaparikh
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Reviewed July 26, 2011

While deciding to book a hotel, we were torn between the lalit, taj , and this hotel. we randomly decided to go for dar-es-salaam. and we sure were pleased that we chose it. the hotel is at the edge of nagin lake and is surrounded by the lake waters on two sides. we chose a room which had huge windows on two walls overlooking the lawns and lake. the view was magical. the food too is excellent. the owner is a very warm and hospitable gentleman and asked us whether we would be interested in eating traditional kashmiri cuisine for dinner on our last night. we were delighted and relished a fabulous kashmiri meal. the staff is very courteous and several hotel chains could learn or two from the hospitality extended at this hotel.
the hotel is the owners family home with sprawling gorgeous lawns with a chinar tree at the centre of the law. the interiors too are tastefully done and the place is warm and welcoming.
i cant wait to return !

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank simranb
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Reviewed July 25, 2011

We were very keen about Dar-es-salam the moment we laid our plans for kashmir, the reviews about the hotel were fantastic, and so was the hotel. Right from the location, the ambiance, the artistic and tasteful decoration, we have clicked our camera on almost everything of this hotel. The staff is very keen in co-operating with the guests, the service is quick, the food is also very tasty, we loved the garden which overlooks the dal-lake. we would like to congratulate the owner for maintaining such a beautiful property, in such manicured manner, hats off.

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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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2  Thank mdmubaresorts
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Reviewed July 9, 2011

At times, you land at places you never planned and end up falling in love with them and wishing that you should have planned to be there. This is exactly what happened with us and Dar es Salam.
We were to spend the night at one of the houseboats on Dal Lake and were all set to do so. However, when we returned around 9pm from the shikara ride, we were told that they have had a power cut due to a transformer burn out and requested to look for an alternate abode for the night.
While most of the the decent hotels were full for the night, it being peak season, we were lucky that we got through to Mr Khurram of Dar es Salam and even luckier to be told that he had just 2 rooms available. 'Phewww...we atleast got a shelter for the night' was the thought with which we checked in, an hour and a half later at this property.
And what a place!!! The interiors were very tastefully done up and it never felt like one is checking into a hotel. You feel that you are staying at the home of a royal Kashmiri family. Right from the lobby to the artifacts on the staircase, everything is classy.
The rooms are very comfortable and elegantly done up. The first floor view of the overlooking nagin lake and the hotel's very own gardens is something we will always remember.
We already had bookings for the remaining two nights, else where in Srinagar and hence had to check out the next afternoon, much to our disappointment. Hence, we didnot try the food at the hotel and cannot comment on it. The phirni we had as a late night dessert was yum!
I know for sure, if I were to ever go back to Srinagar, this is the place I would like to stay.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Mrs_Wanderer
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Reviewed June 26, 2011

The location is excellent and the way it is done up but they need to upgrade on the service badly. Drinking Water in the rooms is not available, one needs to ask for water to be placed in the rooms and please they should learn what Buffet Meal is, they need to upgrade they meal service. Over all it is good just because of the location it has.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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6  Thank Numan63
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Reviewed June 15, 2011

Location is excellent!Garden is perfect.....only one issue .....due the garden there are a few insects which enter your room .In this case the hotel should install mosquito nets in their windows which is not there .Otherwise the hotel stay made our Kashmir trip an awesome experience .The rates are high since no meals are exclusive .At least breafast should be inclusive since most 5 star and 4 star hotels offer the same .The rates are on the higher end .Would not have minded paying the same rate if it was inclusive of at leasr breakfast .

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank Bindas3
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Additional Information about Hotel Dar-Es-Salam

Address: Nagin lake, Srinagar 190003, India
Location: India > Jammu and Kashmir > Kashmir > Srinagar District > Srinagar
Amenities:
Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Srinagar
#6 Business Hotel in Srinagar
#8 Luxury Hotel in Srinagar
Price Range: $114 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Dar-Es-Salam 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Hotel Dar-Es-Salam Srinagar, Kashmir

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