Best Hotels and Houseboats in Kashmir

With the light touch of natural serenity, Kashmir is one of the most exotic places in the world to lose yourself within. With its cool weather and astonishing scenery and the history of Kashmir, it makes for the perfect place to be able to enjoy the bliss of nature, while living a royal lifestyle at the best hotels and resorts.

Kashmir has countless hotels and resorts to offer to every kind of traveler visiting this Heaven on Earth, and here we’re going to list the best hotels for different kinds of travelers with different budgets.

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5-Star Hotels in Kashmir

1. The Khyber Himalayan Resort and Spa, Gulmarg

8,000 feet above sea level, high up in the Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas, in Kashmir, The Khyber Himalayan Resort and Spa is an 85 room haven of luxury, designed to pamper the traveler in every way. Spread over 7 acres of land, the Kyber Himalayan Resort is the epitome of beauty and luxury packed in your stay.

The Hotel includes a multi cuisine restaurant ready to serve any kind of tourist, and happily serves veg and non veg dishes.

This hotel also offers restorative treatments at what they call, The Khyber Spa, which has professionals from L’Occittaine waiting to serve you with a smile.

Rooms at The Khyber Himalayan Resort and Spa start from Rs. 19,000 and go up to Rs.50,000, based on the time of the year, website, and the room type.

2. Vivanta, by Taj, Srinagar

The Taj group of hotels has a reputation that proceeds them. Vivanta, by Taj located in Srinagar, needless to say, also has one of the finest luxuries to offer to the travelers. Facing the Dal Lake, this majestic hotel has 84 rooms, all of which, offer the highest level of luxury that a traveler can think of.

For the foodies traveling to Kashmir, Vivanta, by Taj offers an authentic Wazwan experience, which has a traditional sit down on a carpet with bolsters, to enjoy a multi course meal of some lip smacking Kashmiri food, most of which are meat-based (mostly lamb and chicken).

For those honeymooners staying at the Vivanta, it also offers the most romantic Shikara ride into the sunset, on the Dal Lake. For these travelers, they also have rooms with the magnificent view of the Dal Lake to make your stay more romantic.

Prices at Vivanta, by Taj start at Rs. 14,000 and could go as high as Rs. 95,000.

2. The Lalit Grand Palace, Srinagar

Yet again being one of India’s leading hospitality chains, The Lalit Grand Palace, Srinagar, also offers one of the highest levels of luxury for your stay in Kashmir. It is another place ideal for honeymooners. With the perfect blend of modern and traditional design of the rooms and suites, it makes for a royal experience for the tourists.

For those with deep pockets and an extremely high-end lifestyle, The Lalit Grand Palace will do you one better by offering you your very own butler service, and a 24/7 concierge waiting to give you the finest services in Kashmir.

The Lalit Grand Palace also offers what they call, The Lalit Aviation, which gives you a chopper ride for the aerial view of Srinagar. Along with that it also has a spa with experienced professionals to make you relaxed, and an every weather indoor swimming pool to let you lay back with your glass of wine with your beautiful partner.

Prices at The Lalit Grand Palace start at Rs. 15,000 and could go as high as Rs. 40,000.

4. Senator Pine n Peak, Pahalgam

This sneaky little masterpiece is hidden in the alpine forests of Pahalgam, untouched by the busy markets and streets, with the idea of giving the ultimate experience of serenity and peace with the natural beauty of Pahalgam, the majestic Senator Pine n Peak Hotel is located.

The lavish, cozy rooms are patterned with accents and mood lighting, and feature flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, free Wi-Fi, desks and minibars, and private bathrooms with rain showers. Suites and cottages add lounge areas with plush sofas.

Rooms at the Senator Pine & Peak have been classified into Deluxe Rooms, Premium Rooms, Premium Suites, Khwabgah Suite, and Premium Cottage, which are priced from Rs. 9,000 for the Deluxe room, all the way up to Rs. 1,02,000 for the Premium Cottage, which is a 4-bedroom cottage, which serves all 3 meals in the day.

The Senator Pine and Peak also rocks the Hamam Health Club and Spa, which offers amazing healthcare and restorative services by experienced professionals.

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5-Star Houseboats in Kashmir

The houseboats also include a restaurant that serves both vegetarian and non-vegetarian Indian, Chinese, Continental and special Kashmir Wazwan dishes.

1. Welcome heritage Gurkha Houseboat

WelcomHeritage Gurkha Houseboat, Srinagar brings its guests the breathtaking views of the lush green meadows, brightly flowered gardens and the charm of the Chinar trees. This 5-star houseboat offers pure luxury to the tourist, and gives them the refreshing experience of staying in a houseboat, with a royal experience.

This houseboat has it’s rooms classified into 2 kinds; Deluxe, and Suite. The suite room has a beautiful four poster bed with curtains, to help enhance the romance of the newly wed honeymooners. The rooms here are priced at a starting of Rs. 9,500, which is for the deluxe room.

This houseboat includes a lovely multi cuisine restaurant, which will also give you the authentic Wazwan experience, which would blow your mind.

2. Royal Dandoo Group of Houseboats

Located at Nehru Park, Royal Dandoo Palace Group of Houseboat is beautiful accommodation, which offers beautiful views of the Dal Lake. Suitable for leisure travelers, this houseboat offers ample facilities for a luxurious stay that include front desk service, laundry and medical services, power backup, laundry, dry cleaning services, parking, travel and transport assistance.

For accommodation, beautifully decorated rooms are available. They are well equipped with modern conveniences and have attached bathrooms that contain showers, basic toiletries and a supply of hot/cold water. Rooms here are priced from Rs. 6,000 to Rs. 11,000.

The hotel maintains a stylish restaurant and a dining hall where Indian, Continental, Chinese, Tandoori and Kashmiri delicacies can be savored. And for business travelers, conference facilities are also offered here.

4 & 3-Star Hotels in Kashmir

1. Hotel The Grand Mamtha, Srinagar (4-Star)

The Grand Mamtha is one of the best local hotel that Kashmir has to offer. With 68 4-star luxury rooms, and 30 standard rooms, The Grand Mamtha has a total of a whopping 98 rooms to stay at with best in class luxury and services to offer.

For the fitness enthusiasts, The Grand Mamtha offers a well-equipped gym, with a sauna, and also Jacuzzi services for that post workout relaxing.

For the families, or young groups staying there, The Grand Mamtha also has an indoor games room with games like pool, and table tennis.

The multi-cuisine restaurant has been known to be able to cater well to everyone, including the vegans, even though Kashmir is not exactly very popular for it’s vegetarian food, but The Grand Mamtha deals with that pretty well.

Prices at The Grand Mamtha could start at a surprising low of Rs. 5538, but that is if you do extensive research and find the websites that could offer the cheapest possible deals.

2. Hotel Rosepetal Srinagar  (4-Star)

A Four Star Boutique Hotel, situated at the prime location in the valley of Kashmir just one kilometer away from the famous Dal Lake and 10 kilometers from Srinagar International Airport. Suitable for the needs of Leisure / Corporate hub, make us the ideal venue for a comfortable stay of yours. The hotel is designed with six different categories of rooms which include, Super Deluxe, Executive, Twin, Interconnected rooms, Family Suites & Honeymoon Suites. The Hotel offers a versatile meeting space for official events and *residential* conferences. Hotel also provides Swimming pool and complimentary Wifi facility.

3. Batra Hotels and Resorts, Srinagar (4-Star)

The Batra Hotel, Srinagar, has been strategically located at a walking distance from the beautiful Dal Lake, is one of the most luxurious at the offered price. Stressing on the location of this hotel is because it is only a 3 minute walk to the Malteng Park, and only 6 km to the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden.

Other than the location, the Batra Hotels and Resorts has refined, luxury rooms with Wi-Fi and TV to offer the tourists and is altogether, very reasonably priced.

The larger suits in the Batra Hotel sport a large 102cm flat screen TV and a separate living/dining rooms. Children under 4 are allowed to stay for free, but the main fact is that not many hotels provide this level of luxury, at the prices that Batra Hotel has to offer. The Prices here range from Rs. 5,100 and go up to only Rs 7,500, which is for a family suite, with all meals inclusive.

The Batra Hotel, Srinagar has a multi cuisine restaurant, but the only drawback is the fact that is serves only vegetarian food.

4. Grand Mumtaz, Srinagar (4-Star) / Raddison

The Grand Mumtaz, Srinagar, Now Radisson has had reviews saying that it is not very comfortably located, as it is far from the Dal Lake, although the hotel may claim that it is not very far, but 9km is way too much when you’re in the mountains.

But enough with the downsides, the Grand Mumtaz, Srinagar boasts of 89 luxury rooms, of which 81 are super deluxe, 5 are executive suites, and 3 presidential suites, with prices ranging from Rs. 9,527, to Rs. 18,275.

Other facilities include a health club which has a gym and a sauna, a restaurant that serves authentic Kashmiri food, and a 24 hour coffee shop.

5. The Vintage, Gulmarg (4-Star)

The Vintage Gulmarg offers a perfect blend of luxurious rooms and suites with spectacular views of Apharwat mountain range and Gulmarg golf course redefining the traditional concepts of luxury. Stylish spaces, discreet luxury, magnificent view and immaculate service, render The Vintage Gulmarg a unique flavor for people looking for pleasure, exclusivity and relaxation.

Rooms at The Vintage, are classified into 4 types, the Junior Deluxe, Vintage Deluxe, Junior Suite, and the Vintage Suite, with prices starting from Rs. 7,500, and going all the way up to Rs. 11,000.

The Vintage sports 4 restaurants, 2 being indoor, and 2 outdoor, which altogether make for almost every cuisine you could hope to have in your stay at this place. The Vintage also has a spa which offers restorative services to all it’s travelers with the hands of the most experienced staff.

6. Lidder Resorts Pahalgam  (3-Star)

3 Start Deluxe  Hotel at Rafting Point having 36 rooms.  Hotel Lidder Resorts is fully renovated now with all modern amenities like free WiFi  mini bar,42 inches LED  etc. We have added 12 more well appointed rooms hyaving Hot and cold Ac  with all modern Amenities to the property to become the first hotel at Rafting Point having 48 rooms with all categories like Deluxe twin bedded , Superb deluxe, Suit and Family rooms.
price range starts from 3000-7000

7. Hilltop Group of Hotels  (3-Star)

The Hotel Hilltop is not one of the best located places, but it is not the same about the amenities and the luxury that this place has to offer. This hotel is ideal for the foodies travelling to Kashmir, since it has 3 restaurants, offering authentic Kashmiri food, and many other cuisines as well.

The hotel maintains 54 spacious and well-decorated rooms and suites, all provided with comfortable beds and furniture. In-room amenities include Wi-Fi, LCD TVs, in-room safe and telephone with international calling facility. Rooms here are priced at a starting of Rs. 5,224, and go up to Rs. 9,169.

Other than the rooms, the hotel also has a spacious conference room and business centers for those official trips and Skiing, and Gondola cable car rides for the pleasure trips.

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