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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Fortune Resort Heevan Srinagar - Best Boutique Hotel in Srinagar

The land of snow continues to enthrall me as we move towards our next destination – Fortune Resort HeevanSrinagar , an ITC property. The Hotel is an extraordinary and sensational all-suite boutique hotel located in the beating heart of Srinagar. Defying logic and re-defining luxury in Srinagar, no detail has gone unnoticed in the hotel’s luxury rooms and sumptuous suites.

The signature scent of the Kashmir Kehwa infuses the air and the sense of peace comes from meticulous soundproofing as it is located amidst the city chaos. Service at the hotel is top-notch: that is noticeable when you enter the place. The hotel staff is always courteous and ensures you are well taken care of.   

First Impressions

Fortune Resort Heevan features a charming interior design. From contemporary chandeliers to custom-made furnishings, every corner of the property is sumptuously decorated and reflects the charm of the paradise city.

 Your eyes are treated to colors, art, architecture, oak woods, history and grandeur. The sofas are dressed with exclusive fabrics from Kashmir, using patterns that compliment the era of the hotel and specialty carpets that cover the monumental staircases and corridors.

The Hotel features a convenient yet intimate layout that is reminiscent of a luxury residence that reflects the warmth and care ushered by the hosts. 

Upon arrival, guests are escorted towards a mini library cum lounge that throws open the magnificent view of the snow capped mountains.

A hot cup of kehwa is served that takes away all the tiredness of the journey. The opulently decorated lounge with a well stocked library of books reflects attention to detail in bringing together artifacts’ and photographs of the paradise city.

The hotel features 16 standard rooms, 18 club rooms and 5 excusive suites. Each suite has a different layout and is individually decorated in an opulent style similar to the essence of Kashmir, though with variations in theme and color.

The Room

We stayed in a superior luxury room on the first floor, which came with a great view of the majestic mountains. 

The large bedroom featured a sofa set, a table with stationary, a wooden almirah with a wide space and a gigantic TV screen. Some cookies and fruits were waiting for us as a welcome gesture on the stylish coffee table.

The king-size bed has the most beautiful headboard with an interesting pattern. The lavishly designed bathroom deserves a special mention. 

Styled in a classic decor, it is clad with beautiful sleek marble. I was also extremely impressed by the luxurious toiletries which are supplied in the bathroom. 

The air-conditioning units are completely silent that have special air purifying filtration system for completely clean breathing. What I loved most was the scintillating view of the mountains from my own room.

I could simply spend hours just sitting and watching the beautiful scenic view.

We were later upgraded to their magnificent superior suite that is perfectly positioned for breathtaking views of the city. 

Inside the suite featured a softly furnished living room area, a separate space with a king-sized bed decked out in crisp white cottons, and a stylish bathroom with shower and a sink. The walk in closet was my favorite part.

Dining –

Café Chinar - All day dining

On the ground floor, the hotel houses a multi cuisine restaurant, which offers one of the city’s finest gastronomic experiences. The menu features traditional cuisine, influenced by subtle touches of Kashmir. 

Not to miss are their buffets that have an excellent combination of Western and Indian influences. Breakfast is served from 8:30AM until 10:30AM. You can choose whatever you want from a grandiose breakfast buffet that is displayed in the kitchen, plus you can order off the menu to complement the buffet.

Kehwa Lounge -  The Kehwa Lounge is an ideal venue to unwind and relax with a perfect cup of Kehwa – green tea flavored with almonds, saffron, cardamoms and cinnamon.

Fortune Deli

A contemporary outlet serving delectable a range of light snacks, cakes, pastries, chocolates and breads.

Earthen Oven - Luxury dining

Located at the ground level is the Earthen Oven. The hotel proudly prizes its food – Authentic Kashmir cuisine created by the talented master chef.  

The dinner experience was beyond exceptional representing an indulgence of succulent gastronomy and offers a wonderful alternative to the buffets. 

Complimenting the experience of dining was a musical performance by a musical maestro who played the sintoor so ardently that each note was bringing us closer to heaven.

A wide selection of juices and cocktails paired with delicious kababs provide a truly unique indulgence as you take in the soulful music by the musical maestro. 

I highly recommend their indigenous mutton kababs paired with their signature cocktails.

This utterly quaint boutique hotel comes close to absolute perfection. The location, views, service and decor is eccentric and provides a fabulous experience to guests.

The hotel hosts an extensive state-of-the-art fitness centre that had the finest equipment to tone up the body.

There are all kinds of machines to fuel up the body and strengthen the muscles. The fitness center offers mesmerizing views, the ultimate transporting experience.

The hotel operates the majority throughout the year with a full occupancy so it’s best to book much in advance to take advantage of the best rooms.

How to get there

The hotel is approximately an hour’s drive from the Srinagar Airport.

Fortune Resort Heaven Srinagar, Gupt Ganga,
Ishber Nishat, Srinagar,
Jammu and Kashmir