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Chicago Group of Houseboats

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend. This place is the best. From the moment I landed at the airport Ajaz and his staff looked after me and created a sumptuous home for me on Dar Lake. I felt like a prince in the intricately decorated houseboat. All of the food was delicious and plentiful. And the excursions allowed me the flexibility to concentrate on... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Even though it was an off season when we went, we were very much delighted with their service and hospitality.. It was nearly a 2 and a half month of curfew in Srinagar but still we felt complete safety and had a very tasty food served in our entire 10days of trip.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

Me with my wife travelled to Srinagar for our honeymoon in month of July 2016. The hotel was suggested to me by my friends and I contacted Mr. Ajaz Khar and he assured me to make all the arrangements. When we got there, the view was mindblowing with the sun setting and the color of Dal Lake was so brilliant.... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

I with my family spent 3 nights at this houseboat and then they arranged an amazing trek in Sonmarg for a week. Without doubt this was one of the best holiday I've ever had. The whole crew and the owner Mr. Khar in particular are so welcoming that you never feel you are far away from home. So much so... More 

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Laguna Vista, Texas
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

I stayed on the Chicago Houseboat three times this past year, twice with one friend and once with a large group. It was my favorite destination in India and this was due in a large part to the hospitality of Mr. Ajax and his crew. My favorite thing to do was just to sit on the deck and watch the... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

We reached Srinagar on 11/7/16 (midst of a total valley lock-down due to killing of a terrorist). Not for a single second, did i feel insecure in here. We were very well taken care of by Ajay bhai and Khan Chacha (all other care takers, we fondly called them 'chacha', were equally good). Amazing view, well maintained houseboat, amazing hospitality,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

Excellent staff with personal touch from Mr. Ajaz (Owner) and Khan Bhai (Care Taker), great facilities within the houseboat and awesome location within Dal Lake. Everything from authentic local food, to shikara rides, shopping etc was taken care of with great hospitality. Bonus points for sharing advice regarding local sightseeing spots. Home away from home and can act as a... More 

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Reviewed 13 July 2016

We had a great stay at Chicago houseboats. Initially it was difficult to assess which of the 1000's of houseboats to choose from, but this was a lucky pick. The view was good, you can see the mountains. Added plus is that you have a sit out with tables unlike other houseboats. It was kept clean and staff were very... More 

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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Chicago group of houseboat and loved every bit of our stay. Cant stop talking about the hospitality, cleanliness and family like treatment that we recieved here. The housekeepers were just like family - chacha as we called him cooked some amazing food that we couldnt stop eating. He took good care of us. You ask for anythg... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

I stayed 5 nights during Ramadan & was lucky enough to be in Srinagar for Eid al-fitr. I have to say that the Kashmiri hospitality on offer is without peer. From the pick up service at the airport, shikara ride to the houseboat & onwards. Mr Ajaz & Messrs Khan (there are 2 of them) are so welcoming & helpful.... More 

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There are spacious three-bedroom boats and cozy two-bedrooms; all feature attached bathrooms, electricity and modern plumbing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chicago Group of Houseboats

Address: 9 Gate No | Golden Dal Lake, Srinagar 190001, India
Region: India > Jammu and Kashmir > Kashmir > Srinagar
Price Range: $85 - $5,703 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Chicago Group Of Houseboats Hotel Srinagar
Chicago Group Of Houseboats Srinagar, Kashmir
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“very well maintained rooms with excellent food and service”
 of 5 bubbles santoorhythm, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The rooms right at the back are slightly bigger.”
 of 5 bubbles wahidium, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The new boat is very nice, but all rooms are charming. Once I slept next to the kitchen and it was a bit noisy but still nice.”
 of 5 bubbles 909elizabethw, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are equally good.”
 of 5 bubbles koushik4uall, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are similar”
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