Nice hotel and the food is awesome ,there is also the tour of the places near by. It IS CENTERLY located. Everything is available like, shops and etc. Dal the awesome lake which is beautiful is very close to the hotel 1.km to 1.5 km
Shabnam resort is well equipped, and clean. The staffs is so nice and helpful their can speak English very well. You can see the real Kasmenian lifestyle by riding pony around. They can provide a local car to travel around pahalgam with fair price. People are shy and very nice, its really amazing if you come to Kashmir you shouldn't missed this place. I recommend this place to stay.
The owner Mr Samar Chakroborty is an extraordinary person. The treatment every visitor receives here can't be explained with words, one need to stay and experience the unbelievable hospitality which I can bet you won't get even in a 5 Star property. I am really surprised to see only few reviews being posted in trip advisor for a 40 year old hotel! The location is superb near Dal Lake and food was like heavenly. The feeling was we were at our home. They served hot tea and coffee numerous times in our rooms without charging a single penny! The food and lodging is so reasonable with such a great quality is truly remarkable. I had a perception that quality of service is directly proportional with the amount spent. But I was proven wrong, I simple have no clue on how can they provide such quantity and quality of food at that price. The rooms are spacious and clean with basic amenities. Hot water was available in the bathroom which was clean as well. I still remember as before eating we need to wash our hands and every time there was a man standing near the basin with a jug of mild hot water as the tap water was cold. This was simply a royal treatment that everyone gets. Moreover when we went to places like Sonmarg, Gulmarg etc, they provided us with packed lunch. I am not sure about others but bongs would find this place as heaven. The workers are so humble and plead the guests to have more food like we are the VIPs and are invited on their daughter’s marriage. Even the transport charges are less as the owner doesn't take any commission from the drivers so the drivers don’t charge extra to pay for the commission to the owners. I can only provide the information but you need to stay there to experience and feel it.…
The attitude of all the hotel members are really awesome..Homely environment.. We just feel we are stayed in kolkata.. Food quality and arrangement and test all are perfect. Perfect bengali style. The day when we went to gulmarg,sonmarg they also packed lunch for us..march 2014 we stayed there with my famil.
During my tour in 2012 i stayed there. I book my hotel through Telephone to Samar Chakroborty, a dumdum based business man run the hotel. The hotel was quite good but rooms are small and bathrooms are clean. Main thing is that Bengali food and bengali servant. We love to stay there.