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Ghat No 13, Boulevard Road, Srinagar 190001 India
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 09/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#46 of 301 hotels in Srinagar
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The beautiful Premium Kolu Group Of Houseboats and the beauty of cobalt Kashmir Dal lake are forever ready to arrest you and make you proud that you are a part of this magnificient country India Kolu Group Of Houseboats was built in the year 1940 and ever since then we are pleased to be at your service. The name of our first house boat was Shellanne which was built by Mohammad Kolu in the year1940.Later on,in the year 1944, two more houseboats came in to operations which were supposed to be the very first special class houseboats in Dal Lake. These two special class house boats were built by a joint venture of four Kolu brothers and they were named as Shabash and New Shellanne respectively. The four brother's joint venture consisted of Ahmed Kolu, Jumma Kolu, Ghulam Qudir Kolu and Mohammad Ramzan Kolu. It was in the year 1962, the very first Deluxe Luxury House boat was built in Dal lake which was named as Pride Of Kashmir which earned a lot of fame and is still a pride to the owners. Kolu group of house boat is an epitome of the family bond and as a result the management through the years are been taken over by the following generations. At present we are proud of announcing the largest number of deluxe luxury house boats in Kashmir. The entire management is taken care of by the management of Kolu brother which is leaded by Nazir Ahmed Kolu and brothers.
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Property amenities
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Waterslide
Kids stay free
Children's playground
Airport transportation
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Car hire
Taxi service
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Executive lounge access
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Air purifier
Bathrobes
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Modern
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, French, Chinese, German and 4 more
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Rajat M wrote a review Aug 2021
New Delhi, India54 contributions9 helpful votes
After traveling across 4 places in Kashmir valley, we decided to end our Kashmir journey with a stay at the houseboat. We were very apprehensive about the kind of room house boats have and our previous experience in early 2010, but nonetheless we decided to stay @kolu houseboat. The suite was amazing, I think one of the best across all the houseboats that we saw. The toiletries were superb. The assortment of tea and coffee mixes provided in the room were even better then any 5 star hotel in Srinagar. The food not to miss was personalized and really yummy, our best food experience in Kashmir valley. Keep it up Kolu group of houseboats. We shall be back soon 😊
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Hilal Kolu, General Manager at Kolu Group Of Houseboats
Responded 29 Aug 2021
Dear Rajat Ji Greetings from Kolu Group Of Houseboats! Thank you so much for your excellent review! We are thrilled that you have had such incredible experiences at Kolu Group Of Houseboats, and we hope you come visit us again in the near future. Regards, Hilal Kolu
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arun s wrote a review Aug 2021
Chandigarh, India7 contributions2 helpful votes
Kolu group of houseboats have different categories of rooms in different houseboats. There highest category houseboat Gulrose has bathing tubs or jacuzzi in bathrooms. Though I explored it, I decided to stay in deluxe houseboat named as Jilwi along my family, relatives and friends, which also gives you a feel of luxury on Dal lake. Both of these houseboats are ultra neat and clean. I was told that these were renovated recently. The houseboats equipped with modern fittings have a wooden platform in front side where you can relish your tea, drinks or meals enjoying the beautiful ake and green hills. The owner Mr Hilal Kolu, a thorough gentleman is professional who does not mind making extra efforts to make his guests feel comfortable. As people witnessed scorching heat this summer in Srinagar, the work on installation of air conditioners was started in houseboats when we left on August 7.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 29 Aug 2021
Dear Arun Ji Greetings from Kolu Group Of Houseboats! Thank you so much for your excellent review! We are thrilled that you have had such incredible experiences at Kolu Group Of Houseboats, and we hope you come visit us again in the near future. Regards, Hilal Kolu
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Sahil G wrote a review Aug 2021
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We stayed at Kolu Houseboats for 2 nights. Would definitely recommend atleast a night's stay there. Pros: 1. Owner and staff were very helpful. They exceeded our expectations with their efforts to provide us a good experience and helped us with a few things beyond the stay at houseboat too. 2. Good ambiance and spacious rooms & bathrooms 3. Good food and plenty of options. 4. Quick service Cons: 1. No air conditioner unlike advertised on TripAdvisor and booking.com. So keep that in mind during warm weather conditions.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 29 Aug 2021
Dear Sahil Greetings from Kolu Group Of Houseboats! Thank you so much for your excellent review! We are thrilled that you have had such incredible experiences at Kolu Group Of Houseboats, and we hope you come visit us again in the near future. Just for your kind information we have already installed Air Conditioning in all our rooms and you can experience the same in your next stay with us Regards, Hilal Kolu
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Riya Khan wrote a review Jul 2021
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We were a group of Ladies that stayed at Kolu Houseboats in their 2 boats Jiwali Palace and Gulrose both the houseboats were not less then 5 star rooms with all the Aminities like tea coffee makers, fruit basket in each room and toiletries were of international standard, the owner specially get his chef prepare all the local dinners and best part was our breakfast bread basket which was full of Kashmiri fresh backers I was glad our group planner had chosen Kolu houseboats for our stay it was really worth the money we spend and we loved the location and special arrangement for our farewell night outdoor full moon dinner arranged by Mr Kolu last words from my side they know hospitality way much deeper then we expected
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 30 Jul 2021
Dear Riya Ji Greetings from Kolu Group Of Houseboats! Thank you so much for your excellent review! We are thrilled that you have had such incredible experiences at Kolu Group Of Houseboats, and we hope you come visit us again in the near future. Regards, Hilal Kolu
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Shourya wrote a review Jul 2021
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We had wonderful experience. The boat is very neat and clean. the staff is very friendly and the owner is very helpful. all the amenities are provided . Its a must visit place. The food is also freshly prepared.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 29 Jul 2021
Dear Shourz Ji Greetings from Kolu Group Of Houseboats! Thank you so much for your excellent review! We are thrilled that you have had such incredible experiences at Kolu Group Of Houseboats, and we hope you come visit us again in the near future. Regards, Hilal Kolu
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PRICE RANGE
US$58 - US$70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaJammu and KashmirKashmirSrinagar DistrictSrinagar
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kolu Group Of Houseboats
Which popular attractions are close to Kolu Group Of Houseboats?
Nearby attractions include Shankaracharya Hill (1.2 km), Chapr Handicraft (0.2 km), and Royal Kashmir (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kolu Group Of Houseboats?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Kolu Group Of Houseboats?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Kolu Group Of Houseboats?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Kolu Group Of Houseboats?
Yes, secured parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kolu Group Of Houseboats?
Conveniently located restaurants include Stream Restaurant, Shamyana Restaurant, and Winterfell Cafe.
Does Kolu Group Of Houseboats have airport transportation?
Yes, Kolu Group Of Houseboats offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kolu Group Of Houseboats?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kolu Group Of Houseboats?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Hindi, and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Kolu Group Of Houseboats?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kathi Darwaza (2.7 km) and Parihaspora Pattan (4.4 km).
Does Kolu Group Of Houseboats have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.