Overview of Royal Dandoo Palace of Houseboat

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21-inch TV with cable channels, fireplace
Desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
21-inch TV with cable channels, fireplace
Desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
Guests rated this property 3.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 Front Desk

Explore the area

    Popular LocationShankaracharya Reserved Forest19 min walk
    Popular LocationRoyal Springs Golf Course3 min drive
    Popular LocationPalace of the Fairies18 min drive
    AirportSrinagar (SXR-Sheikh Ul Alam Intl.)30 min drive
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  • Deluxe Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds OR 2 Single Beds
    More detailsDeluxe Room
  • Super Deluxe Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds OR 2 Single Beds
    More detailsSuper Deluxe Room
  • Junior Suite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds
    More detailsJunior Suite

About this area


Royal Dandoo Palace of Houseboat is located in Srinagar. 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
  • Hari Parbat Fort - 12 min drive
  • Botanical Garden - 13 min drive
  • Palace of the Fairies - 18 min drive

Getting around

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


  • Where to eat
  • On-site dining venue – Restaurant with a bar. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

About this property

Royal Dandoo Palace of Houseboat

4-star Srinagar cruise ship in Dal Lake with free parking
A restaurant, a rooftop terrace and 24-hour room service are available at this cruise ship. Self parking is free. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, a library and express check-out are on-site. All 18 rooms boast fireplaces, and offer 24-hour room service and TVs. Free newspapers, ceiling fans and phones are among the other amenities that guests will find.
Royal Dandoo Palace of Houseboat offers 18 forms of accommodation with fireplaces and free newspapers. Cable televisions are provided.

Bathrooms include baths or showers and complimentary toiletries. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include a ceiling fan and blackout curtains. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 24-hour room service


  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Multilingual staff

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi


  • Rooftop terrace


  • Fireplace in reception
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)


  • 21-inch TV
  • TV channels


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Fireplace
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone



Check-in from noon - 5:30 PM


Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To register at this property, guests who are Indian citizens must provide a valid photo identity card issued by the Government of India; guests who are foreign nationals must present a valid passport and visa.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

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
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

Property is also known as

Dandoo Palace
Dandoo Palace Houseboat
Royal Dandoo
Royal Dandoo Palace
Royal Dandoo Palace Houseboat
Royal Dandoo Palace Houseboat House Boat
Royal Dandoo Palace Houseboat House Boat Srinagar
Royal Dandoo Palace Houseboat Srinagar
Royal Dandoo Palace Houseboat Boat Srinagar
Royal Dandoo Palace Houseboat Boat
Royal Dandoo Of Srinagar
Royal Dandoo Palace of Houseboat Cruise
Royal Dandoo Palace of Houseboat Srinagar
Royal Dandoo Palace of Houseboat Cruise Srinagar

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Royal Dandoo Palace of Houseboat and receive a full refund?
Yes, Royal Dandoo Palace of Houseboat offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Royal Dandoo Palace of Houseboat cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Royal Dandoo Palace of Houseboat pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Royal Dandoo Palace of Houseboat?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Royal Dandoo Palace of Houseboat?
Check-in is from noon - 5:30 PM.
What time is check-out at Royal Dandoo Palace of Houseboat?
Checkout is at noon.
Where is Royal Dandoo Palace of Houseboat located?
This vessel pulls anchor and sets sail from Srinagar for at least part of your stay.
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
1 - Terrible




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

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Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service
Houseboat stay at Srinagar
Royal Dandoo Palace of Houseboat is not a group of houseboats / properties. The owner is operating as a front desk for the deluxe houseboats at Dal lake as earmarked by the houseboat owners' association. So when u book via expedia with Dandoo he only acts as a mediator and gets u a boathouse accommodation on behalf of boat owner. We were first sent to Bhaktoo house boat which was not upto mark for the quality and well as service then Mr Nazir of Dandoo houseboat was kind enough to change our boat the another one called Mughal-e-Azam. The boats are good and exquisite but beyond that neither the housekeeping or catering or food service is at par with even rail yatri niwas. The houseboat stay one pays for the staying experience the food, the linen, bedding, the toiletries, the room service needs to be disregarded and ignored.

3/5 Okay

Good Location Houseboat
We can stay one day in Houseboat for experience but not more than that.

5/5 Excellent

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Awsme Trip........!
We spent 4 days in Dandoo palace from 4th feb till 8th feb 2014.it was my first time to kashmir. i was worried about to stay in houseboat but after reading the reviews from trip advisor and other travelling web site i booked the stay but I would like to say it was awsme trip. It's very safe place nothing to worry. we went for our Honeymoon and it was great....First of all i would thank to Nazir, Bashir, and riaz all other staff who have provided amazing service. They were so friendly and co-operative. Specially the food was amazing. They also provide you Electric blanket in the rooms. Hot water will be provided you as well. whatever u want like food, cab, shikara ride any other thing you want you will get it..That is all about AMAZING Dandoo palace. I would like to stay here again........! There are few things that you need to take care:- if you are going for shopping and if you hire cab or auto rickshaw and they will force you or tell you that you can go to factory where you will get cheap clothes. please do not go with them because they have their own 20 to 30 per cent commission. I would like to suggest go to Lal Chowk where you will get good clothes. If you want to Eat food specially Non-veg. Go to Zoom restaurant in lal chowk(Lambert Lane) and eat Wazwan kashmiri food which is amazing. i miss that.......!

4/5 Good

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Excellent location and view.
I stayed at this place for a couple of days in early January. The hotel staff were amazing. The food they make is really homely although a little pricey. The only thing I felt disappointing is the inadequate heating. It was around -6 when we were staying and the room heater was allowed to run only from 6pm to morning 8am. So we were forced to get out of the room and sit near the heater in the lobby.

1/5 Terrible

Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Terrible Hotel.Please don't book this hotel
It was a terrible experience staying on this hotel.Me and my wife had come for a honeymoon trip to stay at this hotel and staying on this hotel turned out to be a nightmare.The room given to us was not at all deluxe.It was shabby small room just like a motel.The glasses on the bathroom were broken,the doors cannot be locked,the lights were not bright,the room service was awful and the list continues.The fare of the boat ride from the ghat of the dal lake to the hotel was paid by me,which i felt was utter nonsense.Coming back to the hotel,you need to pay special "bakshish"(tip) to every hotel staff and you cannot ignore.Also they were charging for a room heater (Rs.600 for 5 hours only) which is compulsory if you go at the third week of december. Really irritated and would not recommend anyone to book this hotel

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