Overview of Houseboat Zaindari Palace

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75-inch LED TV with premium TV channels, fireplace, iPad
Water park
1 bedroom, Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, memory foam beds
1 bedroom, Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, memory foam beds
In-room dining

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Business Services
  • Bar

Explore the area

    Popular LocationShankaracharya Reserved Forest19 min walk
    Popular LocationRoyal Springs Golf Course3 min drive
    Popular LocationHari Parbat Fort8 min drive
    AirportSrinagar (SXR-Sheikh Ul Alam Intl.)30 min drive
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  • Family Suite, Smoking, Mountain View

    Room amenities

    • 1194 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Queen Bed OR 4 Single Beds
    More detailsFamily Suite, Smoking, Mountain View
  • Standard Double Room, Multiple Bedrooms, Balcony

    Room amenities

    • 250 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsStandard Double Room, Multiple Bedrooms, Balcony
  • Dorm Private

    Room amenities

    • 1500 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDorm Private
  • Luxury Suite, 1 King Bed, Smoking, Mountainside

    Room amenities

    • 1100 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsLuxury Suite, 1 King Bed, Smoking, Mountainside
  • Basic Single Room, Lake View

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More detailsBasic Single Room, Lake View
  • Luxury Room

    Room amenities

    • 419 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsLuxury Room
  • Deluxe Single Room

    Room amenities

    • 1615 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Single Room

About this area


Located in Srinagar, Houseboat Zaindari Palace is in the city centre. 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.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Shankaracharya Reserved Forest - 19 min walk
  • Royal Springs Golf Course - 3 min drive
  • Nigeen Lake - 7 min drive
  • Hari Parbat Fort - 8 min drive
  • Palace of the Fairies - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportSrinagar (SXR-Sheikh Ul Alam Intl.) - 30 min drive

About this property

Houseboat Zaindari Palace

Family-friendly Srinagar hotel in Dal Lake with free water park
This hotel features free water park access, a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Free English breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, a rooftop terrace, a 24-hour business centre and a complimentary children's club are on-site. All 35 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and iPads. Kitchenettes come with fridges and ovens, and guests will also find upscale touches, such as private spa tubs and fireplaces.
Houseboat Zaindari Palace offers 35 forms of accommodation with private hot tubs and fireplaces. Rooms open to balconies. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate living rooms. Memory foam beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. 75-inch LED televisions come with Netflix. Accommodation at this 4-star hotel has kitchenettes with fridges, hobs, separate dining areas and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include baths or showers with a jetted bath, bidets, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

This Srinagar hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and safes. Additionally, rooms feature iPads and iPod docking stations. Microwaves and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a complimentary water park.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available
  • 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

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

  • Free water park access
  • Shopping

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free babysitting/childcare
  • Free children's club
  • Free supervised childcare/activities
  • Free water park access
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Fridge
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate living room


  • 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
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • 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.
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Fireplace in reception
  • Renovated entire property – September 2018
  • 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


  • 75-inch LED TV
  • iPad
  • iPod dock
  • MP3 dock
  • Netflix
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining room
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Minibar
  • Oven
  • Fridge
  • Rice cooker
  • Hob

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Fireplace
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Private hot tub
  • Safe
  • Separate living room
  • Separate sitting area



Express check-in


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

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
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:

  • Boat transfer per adult: INR 50 (one-way)
  • Transfer service fee per child: INR 20 (one-way), (from 2 to 4 years old)

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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

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
No on-site parking is available
This property accepts credit cards
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 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

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

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 ends–anytime. After-hours check-in is not available.
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. A fee of INR 1500 per vehicle applies.
Where is Houseboat Zaindari Palace located?
This family-friendly Srinagar hotel is located in the historical district, within 3 mi (5 km) of Shankaracharya Reserved Forest, Royal Springs Golf Course and Lal Chowk. Botanical Garden and Chashma Shahi Garden are also within 3 miles (5 km).
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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

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Great stay
Imran goes out of the way to make you comfortable, he is extremely sincere and honest.

5/5 Excellent

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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

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'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

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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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