As the address says, the hotel is located at the junction of two mayor streets, so when you approach by car, the first impression is not THAT great. But that changes once you enter the premises. The surroundings are nice and quiet, and at the rear, behind the large pool and the nice garden, the hotel is located on the backwaters. We only stayed for one night and had no chance for a boat tour on the backwaters, but one tour left on a boat while we had breakfast.
I was bit anxious about mosquitoes, but the backwaters are brackish (salty) water, so even at night there was no issue with bites.
My room was newly refursbished, spacy and comfortable. A large window overlooking park and pool, a good mattress and a spacious bathroom came with it. The service was great and everbody we met from reception to restaurant was friendly.
Only downside was the musical taste - apparently catering to western tourists a potbourri of western musics plays in the lifts, and a local combo played western music at the restaurant. It is a question of taste, but to me this is oddly out of place in Kerala, India...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fashionably luxurious in 25 acres of beautiful, pristine environs, Le Meridien Cochin offers the perfect view into the best Kerala has to offer, her natural beauty of backwater rivers and coconut groves. Designed for the discerning traveler, the hotel offers a unique brand of chic, culture and discovery served with an Indian smile to the guest.Le Méridien Kochi offers a variety of guest rooms to satisfy the individual needs of our guests. Le Méridien Towers has 72 state-of-the-art suites with large bay windows overlooking the scenic beauty, bright paintings, and contemporary decor. Royal Club floors are bastions of luxury for the business barons. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Meridien Cochin Resort And Convention Center
- Le Meridien Cochin Hotel Kochi (Cochin)
- Kochi Le Meridien
- Le Meridien Kochi Maradu, Kerala, India