Ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

3.3 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
3.7 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by Molli from Mumbai

Food in these houseboats is very expensive.

Posted Jun 6, 2014
Pros: Staff is good
Cons: Food price has to be brought down ,then only people can sit ,eat n relax in the houseboat or else everybody will go out and eat panipuri,bhel
Location: It is in very crowded area.Most of the houseboats are in these crowded area.
Food in these houseboats is very expensive.Infact we ahve travelled a lot to many places in india and found that tourism in Srinagar and gulmarg is very expensive.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Aug 20, 2013 on Hotels
1 out of 5
by avnish from chandigarh

pathetic food and worst services

Posted Jun 11, 2013 on Hotels
Location is ok , rest everything including food and services are pathetic , it is better to stay in a hotel facing the lake than a houseboat as there is no hygene and room service
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

5N stay experience

Posted Apr 29, 2013
Pros: hospitality
Cons: food price
Location: middle of lake overlooking beautiful mountain & Akbar fort & other houseboats at a distance.
The cozy houseboat is maintained properly & is quite neat to stay & in an appropriate location. Staff there, Mr. Hassan, Mr. Latif, Mr. Shaukat & others are very welcoming, courteaous & helpful in any way possible. Food in the houseboat is quite overpriced & thats the only drawback.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

A Surreal and lovely experience

Posted Jan 26, 2013 on Hotels
The next time I visit Kashmir, it will NOT be in January. Whilst I loved it in January, I am sure that in May and June the place must just be bursting with flowers. I will return soon, and when I do I will definitely stay at the Swan Group of houseboats again, if not just for the mere fact that for very little money you sleep in a lovely atmosphere and are treated like a king. However, when I return it will be to pay a visit to my new friends who all happen to be associated with the houseboats. Both the staff of 3 on the boat: Hassan, Latif and Gulam, or the crew in management office, I left Kashmir after 4 days with several dear new friends. The boats themselves are extraordinary specimens of the kind of intricate woodcarving work treasured by Kashmiris. I had the entire property to myself, and was in heaven sitting on the stern deck at night listening to the echoes of the call to prayer bouncing from the 4 major mosques in Srinagar off of the mountains and then bouncing off the surface of Dal Lake: a crazy harmony out of cacophony, order from chase that I have only experienced there. For a true experience of Srinagar, I really couldn't reccommend the Swan Group of Houseboats any more strongly.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Mumbai, Thane

Swan Boat House

Posted Jan 4, 2012 on Hotels
Hi, We have been to Swan Boat house on 29th-29th Dec-11. The hospitality provided was satisfactory. The only problem was about the Food quality which was below average. The rooms were cosy enough , however we had to pay extra amount for the Heating system. I would rate the overall stay as Average and recommend staying in boat house for 1 night and proceed to other locations like Pahalgam, which is the most appropriate pdestination during winters Regards, Navin