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Only good during summer
Shreedhar Hegde , Feb 02, 2019
Winter please do not go to houseboat it is not at all comfortable. Lake is dirty, location dirty. Inside boat cleanliness okay but nobody suggested it bad experience during winter. Highly chilled. Hot water stopped during bath, imagine the fate at minus 7 to 8 degree. Here all are for making money. Don't go by there words take your own decision. Otherwise just they will take your money. Starting from taxi driver to hotel room boys everyone want your money.
Suresh Gopal , Feb 01, 2019
Houseboat owner was very pleasing.
I would suggest to have heater switched on in the room throughout the instead of from 6:00 p.m to 6:00 am.
Ramakrishna Dv , Jan 07, 2019
Basically this Houseboat property is hyped but overall good quality and service. Rooms are clean though lot of noise as this is houseboat noise from outside cannot be avoided even anyone walks the corridor. Nevertheless good service, great food and kudos to the staff. Recommended and must visit in Srinagar.
DEEPAK modi , Jan 01, 2019
Homely food nice stay nice location.
Everything fine nothing is bothering.
pankaj kumar varun , Dec 06, 2018
Beautiful house boat nice awesome thanks.
No everything was great beautiful.
Amazing hospitality, breathtaking views
TARUN AGARWAL , Oct 09, 2018
Wow in one word. Amazing hospitality by the owner himself and other staff on the houseboat, impeccable 5 star service by 'chacha' who ensured a complete homely experience and kept us entertained with his talks. Its a true paradise.
Pratheep Kumar , Sep 30, 2018
I feel comfortable stay and well arrangements on the houseboat. Most important thing is room service, I appreciated Mr Waseem, room boy of the house boat.
I recommended television inside the room.
Pathetic stay over-hyped
Rakesh Verma , Sep 02, 2018
Better houseboats are available at same location. Overall worse experience. Staff is rude and is only for making money. Wouldn't not recommend at all.
Manu Mahajan , Aug 05, 2018
Loved the place, experience and hospitality.
Kanparpat Noppharerksawat , Aug 01, 2018
Good location, peaceful place, nice dinner and breakfast.
Great location, good service and okay food
Sunil Jain , Jul 19, 2018
They can certainly improve the experience that they can offer to their guests.
Hozefa Petiwala , Jul 19, 2018
House boat is placed in Nigeen lake which is back side of Dal lake. Nigeen lake have roughly 150 boats whereas Dal lake has 1200 boats. Nigen lake is very peaceful and less number of shikara sellers. Dal lake is very crowded with shikara sellers and they troubles a lot which is not pleasant. I will recommend to stay at Nigeen lake.
Meenakshi Kumar , Jun 17, 2018
The houseboat is very nice and beautifully maintained. We had a good experience, the caretaker was also very friendly and took good care of our comfort. Beautiful experience!! For dinner, we were served tasty home cooked food. Just one suggestion would be that breakfast could be better. But otherwise, we got the real taste of Kashmiri hospitality and beautiful here. Thanks!!
Amazing experience, tasty food and wonderful hosts
Ajay Udayar , Apr 27, 2018
One thing that comes to my mind, is the host what a gentleman !. Food - remarkable, taste - out of the world . Location couldn't be more serene than it is . Power cut was a trouble at nights but who cares we go to Kashmir to have a good time.
Location is serene
Isaj Ahamed , Apr 22, 2018
Felt good overall. Service stands tall all above. Peaceful atmosphere, food is average.
Excellent stay with beautiful scenic view
Pankaj , Mar 20, 2018
This was my first exp at house boat, I should say . This is a luxary house boat, with quiet atmosphere, homely stay and food. Owner itself came and meet us . . Overall excellent stay
The view from backwaters and friendly owner
jay gada , Mar 13, 2018
Facilities was good. Location was perfect pleasant peace. Room was nice but need little maintenance because while walking on board it was little noisy . Leaving this. Perfect place for couples and family must go. Food was nice. Perfect houseboat in nigeen lake
The place has a beautiful
Padmavathi , Sep 04, 2017
Sit on the deck to enjoy the view and serenity of this place drinking hot cups of quawah. The rooms are well maintained and clean. You can enjoy the sunrise and the sunset view from this place and also it has a good view of the Himalayan range.
Sandeep , Aug 19, 2017
Nice and clean house boat, nice hospitality ,, food was excellent, clean rooms, liked everything about the place. You have to take a shikara to reach there, which is on them, overall no cons, value for money
Beautiful! Peaceful environment. Helpful staff.
Indu Bothra , Aug 06, 2017
Good It is a beautiful houseboat, located in the calm and serene Nigeen Lake. The management and staff is very polite and helpful. Bad Don't go there in summers, specially Jul and Aug. They don't have an AC and the fans are also slow and noisy. And if there is power outage, you're in for a tough time.
These people are so good that we regret it
We stayed here for only a night and this was our best stay in Kashmir. Was a little disappointed seeing the route from Srinagar Airport and the boarding deck for shikara ride to the houseboat. But it ends there. It was a mesmerizing shikara ride and very warm hospitality buy the staff. Ambience & Building:- Very calm Nigeen lake and beautiful houseboat. The golden hours gave unforgettable scenic beauties- both evening and morning. Food:- Homely cooked, very limited spread though. Staff: Extremely helpful, they even arranged a driver to pick us from airport and he stayed with us till the end of our 7days trip as he was so good. Another suggestion was to take a shikara ride to Dal Lake and board the taxi from there- Thanks for this suggestion as it covered a lot of unseen places and worth every moment. Overall- book this property if you really like to stay at a calm atmosphere. PS: One uncle will come with handcraft materials, don't repeat our mistake- Buy from him, you will never see such a quality anywhere else in Kashmir.
Good place to stay
Location is good. One can reach by taxi or one can take Shikara ride which is free offered by the owner. The house boats are well maintained with full carpet flooring, rooms are neat and clean. Food was awesome, though Rs. 400/- is on higher side, still I recommend one should always take food from here only. Owner Mr. Sammi and his father personally came to greet us. The houseboat caretaker was also very helpful and personally look after the kitchen and our short stay. I was wonder to see an amazing houseboat. Very nice houseboat with courteous staff. At least one should stay for 2 days. Apart from this they have a shop selling all types of very good shawals, other Kashmir garments at a very low price as compared to other shops, buy any cloth without any worry. This is a bonus for staying here.
Kashmir, what to say. It is seriously Heaven on Earth but New Jacquline Houseboat. It is magnificent specially the owner Mr. Sami - what a person, he made us felt that we are into a homely atmosphere. Such warm people, soft spoken, you just wish for something and they will just fulfill it for you, it seems that they have some magic box. Ambiance - Speechless, I have not stayed in such a beautiful place in my life. Hospitality - Well, I have stayed in best of the New Jacquline Heritage Houseboatss including Taj and Leela but the way NJB treat there guest nobody does that. I felt so secure as if I am sitting in my home with my family. Big Thanks to Sami for making this trip splendorous. God bless you. Insha Allah, I will pay my next visit in may 2015.
Awesome experience and a memorable stay
My whole Srinagar Trip was excellent and memorable because of the people there and the New Jacquline Heritage Houseboatss. We stayed in New Jacquline Heritage Houseboats New Jacquline Heritage Houseboats for 2 nights in month of November 2015. It was a fantastic experience, loved everything about it. The place was serene. Above all these my affection grew with "New Jacqueline" just because of the homely atmosphere provided by Mr. Sami Bhai and Excellent service provided by Mr. Wasim. The rooms are excellent and Kashmiri feel. The deck is a huge bonus of this houseboat as it provides a delightful place to just sit and soak in the peace and calmness of Nigeen Lake.
Dhawal Deepak Thakar
I loved the stay here. Mazoor bhai was amazing, the food cooked by him was the best memories I have of Kashmir. The house boat itself was idyllic and away from crowded Dal lake. The view was also nice. A suggestion to all the people this houseboat is a must if you wanna stay in Kashmir. In the nights it gets a bit chilly but that adds to the feel of staying in a boat, the wooden carving is brilliant and the view in the morning from the deck is lovely. The only New Jacquline Heritage Houseboats out of 7 I stayed at in Kashmir and Himachal that had proper running WiFi. Loved my stay here, thanks a lot to the management of this boat.
Memorable & pleasant stay
The staff including the owner himself ensured our comfort & personal care. Location - Nigeen lake, calm & serene. We enjoyed the stay. Do choose meals at least breakfast & dinner at Jacquline. Kashmiri Wazwan was exquisite. No New Jacquline Heritage Houseboatss or shopping in the vicinity. Shop & carry food, if you need anything specific. The vehicle & driver (Shabir) arranged by Mr Sami, the owner, needs special mention & appreciation. To book it on Makemytrip was real value for money.
We were very excited about the houseboat stay in our itinerary. When we reached there by a Shikara, we were welcomed warmly,assured by the staff that this is our home and they would be at our service anytime even the owner visited us in the evening and assured in the same lines.Food was awesome.Architecture is mind blowing,staff are very courteous.Had a very refreshing experience.The stay there became the highlight of our trip.Wifi connectivity had a few troubles.
One of the best in Houseboats
It's a good Houseboat located in very serene portion of nigeen lake. The Houseboat amenities were top notch in it's class and better than it's peers. The management is well trained in handling sophisticated guests. Food quality was good. They serves welcome drink (kahwa) which is courteous. But they do not provide complementary airport pick up/drop which is not in alignment of it's class. Overall one of our best stays in Kashmir.
Vijaya Kumar Kona
The hospitality of the owners is exemplary. They received us when arrived at the houseboat, offered special welcome tea, introduced the workers on the house boat. Again inquired before dinner whether we are comfortable. Next day they have given their reference to our New Jacquline Heritage Houseboats at Sonmarg so get a good room. The houseboat is well decorated and classical. Enjoyed every minute of our stay there.
We stayed here for a night only but we felt to extend our stay for another night, unfortunately we could not because of our plan. The hospitality was awesome and they were taking care of us like a family. The arrangements were excellent and most importantly, the washroom here was very clean and well maintained. The view from the houseboat was eye catching. Thanks for the referral and this houseboat is worth to stay.
1. Fantastic Location 2. Great Hospitality by Mr. Sami (Owner) and Mr. Altaf (Caretaker) 3. Very good food quality 4. Very good policy for onboard vendors It has been overall good experience. Beauty of Nigeen lake is marvelous and unlike Dal Lake, where most of the houseboats are facing New Jacquline Heritage Houseboatss, here in Nigeen lake, you have uninterrupted sight of beautiful lake and huge mountains
Calm stay & well-maintained houseboat
It's been a good experience at this houseboat located in a quiet and calm place. Houseboat has been well-maintained with 24 hrs hot water and room heater (common across all places). Food has been average. If your prefer a quiet stay and do nothing then it is a good location but if you are looking for a happening place and want to explore Srinagar then go for a houseboat in Dal lake area called Golden lake.
Food was very good, we could get parantha on demand as breakfast that is really delight to us. Caretaker Mr Manjoor is very polite. We had comfortable stay at houseboat. Littlebit problem of smell due to lake, but over all experience is good.
homely atmosphere, co-operative staff, location excellent
homely atmosphere, co-operative staff, location excellent
They made us feel at home. Everything about their service was great. I would recommend this for any group who is travelling. The place is extremely quiet hence you can enjoy a peaceful yet scenic view of the mountain from the house boat. The hospitality is awesome and that makes the whole experience special.
Dr Ravinder Kaur
It was great hospitality and ambience with personal interest being taken for needs and food likings. Beautiful view and surroundings. Special thanks to Manzoor, the caretaker, took personal care. Commendable. The owners also took special care of us. To ease us about the conditions, we were worried because of rain etc.
Serene bliss and attentive staff
Perfect relaxing location to chill and take time out. Friendly, attentive staff that will make your stay a joy and great food!
Oh! wow, house boat was awesome. Staff is very friendly, food was good like home. I want to stay one more night but cannot because my trip was ending. I suggest to every one go and enjoy house boat rooms it is awesome. My wife and my infant kids enjoyed too much.
Hot water comes late else all is fine
Had an awesome 3 day stay. Wasim is good. Breakfast and dinner is tasty. Taxi booking through them is costly. Houseboat is not around market area but after shikara ride i felt it is the best location for houseboat. We were never misguided here as this is common in Kashmir.
It was a nice stay in this houseboat. the only problem was that cook was away so one has to go to a different place to have dinner. Similarly only a basic breakfast could be provided.
Pleasant stay at new jacquline heritage
The houseboat was clean and the staff very friendly, stayed there for 3 nights and wished we could've stayed longer. Nice place to stay and a homely atmosphere, highly recommended. Areas of improvement: could have in-room heating facility and the food could have been better, though it was not bad but was not mouth licking delicious.
Excellent , well maintained
The Hotel staff who was incharge of the houseboat was very co-operative and took special care to make us feel at home. The house boat is well decorated and away from the crowd, hence you can enjoy the beauty and peaceful stay.
Excellent location and clean room
The location of the houseboat is excellent. The room service is also very responsive. The room was neat and clean. The only problem in our short stay of a day was the flush in the bathroom needs to be repaired.
Vijay Mohan Kaul
The reception on reaching the houseboat was very warm and welcome Kashmiri Kahwa was very tasty. Location is good and the view of Nagin lake and mountains is excellent. Manzoor the caretaker was very cooperative and friendly. Food served was a mix of Kashmiri and North Indian food. Excellent
Excellent place to stay
Amazing place with superb people in their staff make it a perfect place to stay. Highly recommended.
View from the boat and courteous staff!
It is one of the most beautiful boats in Nigeen Lake! Having visited Kashmir 6-7 times, I can vouch for the fact that the location of this boat is 'The best'. Staff is polite and friendly! The view from the boat is simply heavenly. Go ahead and book this boat. Thank me later :)
awsome experience a must for everyone who wishes to stay in a house boat on nagein lake in shrinagar
Peace, feel at home, extremely friendly staff, very helpful,will try and fulfill all your wishes, owner Sameer extremely polite, well read and highly customer centric, akbar chacha and mazoor service is star highlight.
Very good location with fantastic view
It was admiring that to accommodate all 3 rooms in one houseboat they upgraded our room category. Room and houseboat interiors were outstanding. Very good location and good view of Nigeen lake. Food was excellent, service was good. Staff and owners ensured that we felt at home. Our experience was better than expected.
Well located and peaceful
Owner and staff of houseboat was very cordial and made us feel like home. Wonderful experience while staying for 3 nights.
Everything about the houseboat was excellent except that the tariff was relatively on the higher side considering that the booking was during the off season.