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    Nearest transport:
  • TRC Bus Station (1.6 Km / 20 min walk)
    Distance to airport:
  • Srinagar Airport (9.8 Km)
    Customer comments:
  • "Centrally located", "Friendly staff", "Good food"
    Top attractions in the area:
  • Dal Lake (6.1 Km)
  • Botanical Gardens (6.9 Km)

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The Shelter Group of Houseboats

Lal Mandi Road, Near S. P. S Museum, Residency Road/Lal Chowk, Srinagar, India 190001 (Show on map)

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Features of The Shelter Group of Houseboats

Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • airport transfer
  • babysitting
  • bicycle rental
  • coffee shop
  • concierge
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • family room
  • laundry service
  • restaurant
  • room service
  • safety deposit boxes
  • shops
  • smoking area
  • tours


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park

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Boat Description
When visiting Srinagar, you'll feel right at home at The Shelter Group of Houseboats, which offers q...see more When visiting Srinagar, you'll feel right at home at The Shelter Group of Houseboats, which offers quality accommodation and great service. The excitement of the city center is only 1.0 km away. This modern hotel is in the vicinity of popular city attractions such as Sri Pratap Singh Museum, Kashmir Golf Club, Houseboat Owners Association.

The facilities and services provided by The Shelter Group of Houseboats ensure a pleasant stay for guests. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.

In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), desk, fan, television to please the most discerning guest. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. The Shelter Group of Houseboats is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Srinagar.
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shrinivas K. Solo travelers
India, October 06, 2015
Great staff, great food, bad location!

Food, staff and hygiene
Very warm, friendly and helpful staff who love to have nice conversations. Nice homely food which is cooked by the staff themselves and is very minimal. Its a houseboat, so you have that little perk. However, the location of this houseboat is bang in the middle of the city with main roads on both sides. The boat is floats on a small canal which forms a part of the Dal lake and runs through the centre of the city. While it is very advantageous for tourists who want a quick access to the commercial parts of the city, for those seeking a serenity and peace on the lake should look somewhere else. But I must admit, because it was not in a spectacular location, it was the cheapest of the lot, so you get what you pay for. :)
Robert C. Couples
United States of America, September 08, 2015
Downtown houseboat in Srinagar

Food, hospitality, and comfort
We were extremely happy with the Shelter Group. The owner and his son were very welcoming and helpful. Our room was quite comfortable. We are experienced travelers who wanted to see Srinagar, the city -- ideally by foot We were not interested in sitting around looking at Dal Lake all day. The Shelter Houseboats was ideal for us. The meals were very prepared and presented; the owners were right on hand and could immediately make decisions about unusual requests -- a big plus versus boats that have absentee owners. We really enjoyed ourselves.
Amelia C. Couples
United Kingdom, August 03, 2015
An old boat (but nice and clean!) full of characte

Location, comfort, service of staff
We strongly recommend this houseboat to other travellers. We stayed for 5 nights, had no problems. Boat was clean, in a great location close to amenities yet away from touts (we didn't get hassled around here) and the owners were very welcoming , friendly and eager to provide support and assistance for our trip around Srinagar and Kashmir. A very good option, at a reasonable rate.
konu K. Solo travelers
Japan, June 13, 2015
Excellent Location , carry staff, good wifi

The Excellent Location , carry staff, good wifi and neat and clean bedding
Food and Dinning: The Food was great, best food in North Hotel Condition/ Cleaniness: The Houseboats condition was excellent , Victorian style and kashmir carpet in whole houseboats The bed was good , and bed sheets, and towels was good Location : nicely located, near to main town, easily access through the land ( no need of Shikara for Crossing ) Staff: Excellent job they are doing , the owner is very helpful for helping us arrange the things and valuable suggestion
Priya D. Families with older children
India, May 25, 2015
Excellent location, good people but overrated

Location, staff, connectivity
Nice Houseboat on Jhelum River close to a foot overbridge to the heart of the city, Lal Chowk. Not overcrowded chock-a-block like houseboats on Dal Lake. Rooms well decorated in traditional Kashmir style houseboats and are reasonably spacious. However, bathroom plumbing lacks modernity and bed linen, quilts and blankets leave much to be desired as far as cleanliness goes. The room is dimly lit. It makes reading difficult. Staff is hospitable and service prompt.
mike V. Groups
Canada, February 22, 2015
best places for ski traveller

Jain food, and staff
I went to Srinagar and Gulmarg with my indian friends for skiing trip and local trip of srinaagar . Thanks to this amazing houseboats for making our trip one of the best one. Right from the welcome to the last good bye, the owner of the houseboats does not make us feel that we are far away from our home. It seems we are staying with a a great Kashmiri family. The food was awesome which was my major concern for my friends as they only eat Jain food. The houseboats has well designed deluxe room which are cozy enough in night that you do not need to worry about the cold weather of Srinagar especially in the month of Feb. I would like to recommend staying in shelter houseboats especially to all those who are visiting Kashmir for the first time. The best thing about this houseboat is that you do not need to worry about your further travelling to other tourist destinations like tranfer to gulmarg / Airport or local trip of srinagar. as they themselves arrange your tour as per your budget and need. We stayed there for 3 nights and 4 days and have covered almost all places by taking their services. Every morning the owner will guide you about things to do and taken care of while traveling to your appoint destination, which is very helpful and can save you from ending up being into any problematic situation. At the booking i booked the room for single occupancy and for night , and at arrival time they made the change as per our requirement Best and good place for indian jain Community
samuel R. Families with older children
Thailand, February 22, 2015
if you are first timer must stay at shelter house

food location and staff well done
I booked this accommodation because its highly recommend houseboats in thai social websites and it deserve to be top accommodation in kashmir valley, because there services, Food and well done performance of the staff, they helped us a lot during our trip for arranging cab, Horse, and all permission which we require it's located at Zehlum River where the water is not stagnated and flowing unlike other lakes, so no tension of mosquitos. Moreover the place is very quite and peaceful. Vendors don't disturb here. and having a good privacy and High secured area of valley
yupin D. Solo travelers
Netherlands, February 22, 2015
secound visit and Help a lot

helpful staff and food
its was my second visit to shelter houseboats at srinagar, and helped a lot in arranging a instructor and helpers at gulmarg, I booked this accommodation just online because i had misplaced the address, they helped a lot thanks
Ajay S. Families with young children
India, February 16, 2015
Small Room Very Low Voltage & Dinner was not good

Familiar staff Clean Room Horrible Atmosphere
During the 3 day stay found only staff was familiar Room was approx 12 & 10 sqm Veg Food was also not good while they provided Hot water and. Driver of cab was very good outside area of houseboat was dirty. During the stay our mobile was not charge due to very very low Voltage
Firdaus B. Groups
Singapore, February 02, 2015
Good people and good location!

Location, the hosts, dinner n breakfast
It was a good stay. The family owning the houseboat made us feel very welcome, gave us good advice and tips for travelling in kashmir.

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