Freshwater Resorts is located about 12 Kms before Pahalgam and it takes about 1 km detour off the main road. As the name suggests, it is in true sense a resort on freshwater. 3 streams of river Lidder flows close to the resort and you will always find that mere sitting in the lush green backyard lawn by the riverside, inhaling fresh air, hearing the sound of rushing..gushing and splashing water coupled with sweet chirping of birds has made your day and you can’t ask for more. It is a location to cherish and experience. However this location has one disadvantage as well - you have to hire a taxi for going to Pahalgam town from the place and that will cost you about 600 bucks. I would suggest a free of cost or at least a subsidized pickup and drop facility would be helpful for guests. The rooms are of good size, very cleanly maintained. Curtains, bedsheets, towels are maintained spot free and clean. Bathroom needs an exhaust fan and better lighting else everything is fine. There are issues in terms of Tata sky (cable tv) connectivities, if you want to watch TVs however we didn’t feel that coz we were never interested in watching TV at such beautiful location. Mr. Gulzar or rather Gulzar sahab (as I called him), the owner of property is a wonderful host, and helps his guests in all possible ways. The areas of improvement could be F&B department. The breakfast menu need to be expanded and food should be less oily and more tastier (although taste of food is very subjective and always a debatable issue). The dining area also should be more clean and hygienic as some of the times flies kept on disturbing us. However having breakfast in lawn’s soothing sunlight is a royal experience. Overall a good resort with beautiful location. I would recommend this resort to all my fellow travelers.
1Sanjeevon 20/06/2017 16:22
We planned to visit Kashmir & our friends were concerned about our safety..we were lucky to have taken a decision & stick to it..the place & location of hotel is wonderful...the food quality is very good & hospitality of Mr Khan owner & his staff is wonderful & they were eager to listen & help. We got a little time to sit with Mr Khan Owner & listen to his anecdotes & history of place etc...It was really good to learn from him...
Would recommend this place to all who want a nice peaceful place to enjoy & unwind with family or friends..
Excellent location, beautiful and spacious rooms
Radhika Gon 09/06/2017 16:19
Me, my husband and our 2yr old daughter were in this resort from 1st- 3rd June'17. The best thing about this resort is it's location, which is just bang on the Lidder river. The reception of Mr. Irfan was very warm. When we were escorted to our room, we were quite delighted to see it's approach. Our room was on the 1st floor (room no. 31). The room was very beautiful and spacious. It was looking all the more bright and well lit in the direct sunlight which was graciously falling inside it. The water which was served to us was naturally cold (even in June). What delighted us the most was the sound of river, which was flowing just below our room. The garden was well maintained with good variety of flowers, especially big, colorful roses. In the evening, one can take a walk till the bridge and go to the other side of the river, which is more fast flowing and gives excellent views. Local shopkeepers may come and pester you to buy their stoles & shawls. In the late night and early morning, it can become quite chilly. But after the sun comes at around 8'o clock, you will thank your heavens. It will give you much needed warmth. The views from the windows are impeccable. You will get the view of snow capped mountains, pristine river and beautiful flowers and green grass underneath. The only con is that the (food) service often used to get late. Room tip: Take room no. 30 or 31. It has awesome views.
mahaveer con 06/06/2017 05:42
Good ambience in hotel. Food is delicious, lovely garden, beautiful location at river side, no need to worry peaceful area... Likely to come for next visit.. nice hospitality there. all staff n Owner Khan Sab is too good
The Best Resort with most scenic views from your bed itself and i would say the Best Ever Ambiance we hav ever received
rammurthy1206on 26/05/2017 14:59
We were on a trip of 8 days to travel all through Jammu and Kashmir and we had stayed here for 2 fantastic days, frankly speaking out of the complete tour if i have to pick the best place and best hotel to stay, this is the best place which holds lot of memories with us.
And on the location of the Resort,exactly on the river side and you can keep listening to the river flowing through out the night and another unique feature that i have observed is the freedom you were given over there to enjoy anything in the resort.
it might not look like a 5 star hotel,but if you truely wan to enjoy a 5 star rated Service and 5 star rated stay, please do not have a 2nd thought.