Hotel Swiss

Top choice guesthouse in Srinagar

One of India's friendliest family guesthouses, the Swiss isn't showy but offers high-quality, spacious en suite hotel rooms decorated with plush carpets and set around a sunny lawn. It's handy for the lake, yet far enough to avoid traffic noise in an area that generally stays safe during periods of unrest. Best of all is the invaluable and tirelessly helpful manager Rouf.

There's free wi-fi in the communal sitting room, where travellers swap notes. The best rooms are in the spacious new block on the upper floors.