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1 bedroom, Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, memory-foam beds

Houseboat Zaindari Palace

4 out of 5

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
  • Bar

Explore the area

    AirportSrinagar (SXR-Sheikh Ul Alam Intl.)42 min drive
    Popular LocationGulmarg Gondola59 min drive
    Popular LocationJamia Masjid Church62 min drive
    Popular LocationBetaab Valley84 min drive

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Elite Suite, Mountain View

  • 452 sq ft
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Queen Bed OR 4 Single Beds

Standard Double Room, Multiple Bedrooms, Balcony

  • 150 sq ft
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Deluxe Double Room

  • 245 sq ft
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Standard Single Room, Kitchenette

  • 140 sq ft
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Luxury Room

  • 200 sq ft
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

About this area


Located in Srinagar, Houseboat Zaindari Palace is in the city centre and on the waterfront. Hari Parbat Fort and Palace of the Fairies are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Shankaracharya Reserved Forest and Botanical Garden. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including cross-country skiing, snowboarding and mountain climbing.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Shankaracharya Reserved Forest - 19 min walk
  • Royal Springs Golf Course - 8 min drive
  • Gulmarg Gondola - 59 min drive
  • Jamia Masjid Church - 62 min drive
  • Betaab Valley - 84 min drive

Getting around

  • Srinagar (SXR-Sheikh Ul Alam Intl.) - 42 min drive

About this property

Houseboat Zaindari Palace

Family-friendly, slopeside fun with a restaurant
Ski into Houseboat Zaindari Palace, where you can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge, have a meal at the restaurant, and take advantage of ski passes and a complimentary children's club. All 35 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and iPads. Guests can enjoy upscale touches, such as fireplaces and jetted bathtubs, while LED TVs with digital channels and Netflix provide a bit of entertainment.
Houseboat Zaindari Palace offers 35 forms of accommodation with fireplaces and iPads. Rooms open to balconies. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate living rooms. Memory foam beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. 102-cm LED televisions come with premium digital channels, DVD players and pay-per-view films. Fridges, coffee/tea makers and minibars are provided. Bathrooms include baths or showers with a jetted bath, slippers, bidets and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as telephones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms feature iPod docking stations and MP3 docking stations. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a complimentary water park, ski-in/ski-out access and a seasonal outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • On-site parking options include a garage
  • Free off-site parking; booking required
  • 24-hour pick-up airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Local area shuttle (surcharge) up to 22 kilometers
  • Ski shuttle nearby

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Art gallery
  • Cave exploring
  • Designer shops
  • Free water park access
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/hire
  • Private picnics
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Shopping centre
  • Shopping

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • DVD player
  • Free babysitting/childcare
  • Free children's club
  • Free supervised childcare/activities
  • Free water park access
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate living room
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • Banquet hall
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Ski-in/ski-out access
  • Ski passes
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Thai

Business services

  • 24-hour business centre
  • Meeting rooms


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Rooftop terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bath
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • Grab bar in bath
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Sign language-capable staff
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Couples dining
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Fireplace in reception
  • Renovated entire property – September 2018
  • Romance packages available
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Ceiling fan
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Fan
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Memory-foam mattress
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Jetted bathtub


  • 102-cm LED TV
  • Digital channels
  • DVD player
  • iPad
  • iPod dock
  • MP3 dock
  • Netflix
  • Films for purchase
  • Premium channels
  • Smart speaker

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dining room
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Minibar
  • Fridge

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Fireplace
  • Free local calls
  • Free newspapers
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Local maps
  • Phone
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Safe
  • Separate living room
  • Separate sitting area
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing
  • Turndown service



Check-in from 9:30 AM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Express check-in


Check-out before 11:30 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive an email 48 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
Please be advised that this property is a cruise ship and not a standard hotel.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Transfer service fee per child: INR 25

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: INR 1500 per vehicle
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of INR 4

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, cash and mobile payments
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

The seasonal pool will be open from June to August
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Houseboat Zaindari Palace
Houseboat Zaindari Palace Hotel
Houseboat Zaindari Palace Hotel Srinagar
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Zaindari Houseboat
Zaindari Palace
Houseboat Zaindari Palace Srinagar, Kashmir
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Houseboat Zaindari Hotel
Zaindari Palace Srinagar
Houseboat Zaindari Palace Hotel
Houseboat Zaindari Palace Srinagar
Houseboat Zaindari Palace Hotel Srinagar

Frequently asked questions

Does Houseboat Zaindari Palace have a pool?
Yes, this property has a seasonal outdoor pool.
How much does it cost to stay at Houseboat Zaindari Palace?
As of 12 Apr 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Houseboat Zaindari Palace on 13 Apr 2021 start from Rs4,000, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is Houseboat Zaindari Palace pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Houseboat Zaindari Palace?
There is free parking nearby.
What time is check-in at Houseboat Zaindari Palace?
Check-in is from 9:30 AM - anytime.
What time is check-out at Houseboat Zaindari Palace?
Checkout is at 11:30 AM.
Does Houseboat Zaindari Palace provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's a shuttle from the airport to the hotel that runs (available on request). A fee of INR 1500 per vehicle applies.
Where is Houseboat Zaindari Palace located?
Located in the mountains, this Dal Lake hotel offers ski-in/ski-out access within 3 miles (5 km) of Shankaracharya Reserved Forest, Royal Springs Golf Course and Botanical Garden. Lal Chowk and Chashma Shahi Garden are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 3 out of 5 reviews
5 - Excellent 60%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 5 reviews
4 - Good 40%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 5 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 5 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 5 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Needs better upkeep
nice location, service was good till Mr Bilal was there , after he left on some trek it was bad !! staff were greedy for tips etc !! Need to give better linen and provide soap and shampoo in bath room !!

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great stay
Imran goes out of the way to make you comfortable, he is extremely sincere and honest.

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stay at Srinagar
Located at cool calm quiet waters of dal lake,owner (abdul) was very humble and cooperative and helpfull in providing assistance and help.realy enjoyed the hospitality

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
'Fantastic experience and great hospitality"
Our experience was outstanding! we were hugely amazed by the warmth and hospitality meted to us by the owner and his son, Imran. Clean rooms (including bathrooms) with electric blankets, traditional heating equipment and finger licking waazwan delights like gushtaba, yakhni, rishta etc that Imran and his father put out on the dinner table made the experience truly memorable. That the houseboat was a little boatride away from the ghat meant that we had to use the shikara for commuting and that actually was yet another exciting part of the stay. flanked by snow clad mountains on one side and a lotus farm in front, the Zaindari boathouse is a must on everyone's Srinagar itinerary!

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Very good
A very romantic place on the lake Dal, very friendly and accomodating houseboat owner and boat driver, definitely recommendable, I would go there for a second time!
Stayed 3 nights in May 2018

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