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Bolgatty Palace & Island Resort
Ranked #94 of 205 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
Thrissur, India
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“Peace Palace”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

The blend of water bodies and the greenery adds refreshing relaxed peaceful ambiance.The place is cleanly maintained and well cared.Ecologically there are many problems for the island resort but the KTDC owned place has changed a lot.The coffee shop and the ambiance is good.The treatment meted out to foreign tourists and local touris are the same.A great place to stay and dine away from the Kochin crowd but close to the heart of the city.

Room Tip: Nice place to stay and dine with relaxed Kochi view..
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Its a nice place to Stay.... Away from crowd....
However "Golf View" is not that much exciting,....Instead "Lake Front" is a nice view......
Definitely a good place to stay compared to other hotels in Kochi.

Room Tip: Dont go for "Golf View" It doesn't look so... Instead go for other rooms.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2014

This is the most relaxing place you can find near the city. The view from the island towards the sea is splendid. Ideal place to go for a weekend and stay there along with family or friends to have a great time.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

We reached here at around 4:30 pm after a long journey from Munnar. So we really cherished the cool refreshing smoothies that we were given when we reached the reception. It is said that the place used to be a King's residence which has now been converted to a resort. The resort is spread over a large area.

I'll give a quick breakdown of the pros & cons of the place.

Pros:
1. The staff at the reception were quite helpful. They arranged a launch-ride at a short notice for us to see around the Kochi port when we reached there.
2. The area around the reception and pool is grandiloquence personified. It blew my mind away. The wooden pathway along the Marina is also very good, it provides a picturesque view of the Cochin marine drive.
3. Rooms were quite spacious. There was also a large balcony from where you can enjoy the view outside.

Cons:
1. Wifi is NOT free. What really baffled me is that how come different hotels under KTDC have different rules. In Hotel Tea County (another KTDC property) they had free wifi, but here it was chargeable.
2. I wish the area around the jetty was clean. It was quite muddy and slushy.
3. You won't find any restaurants nearby, they are far away from this place. So that is another drawback.

Even though we stayed here for 15-16 hours, I liked the place a lot. It provides a nice getaway from the hustle & bustle of city life.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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New Delhi
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

Okay!! first things first - if you are booking KTDC proeprties in Kerala, make sure to remove Dinner from the package..as through out they will serve you same which gets a tad bit boring.

Now the Hotel, it is at an amazing location far from the city (actually it is situated on an island). We stayed there for one night but completely enjoyed the short trip there.

Pros - Not far from airport (about 45 mins max.), beautiful quiet place, staff is tremendous in their approach, nice breeze makes you want to walk around its periphery, food preparation is excellent.

Cons - no. of items in buffet dinner was very limited, they can do much better then that. rooms are fairly smaller then regular size (in at least where i stayed)

Room Tip: any room is good..you would want to leave the bags inside and take a walk around, anyways..
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

The fact is we love Bolgatty Palace. This is our sixth visit and we have stayed in most of the sections apart from the very posh suite!

This time we stayed on the first floor of the main building - room 201 - which was lovely and had a peaceful balcony overlooking the back of the property.

As usual the service was excellent and a special mention needs to go to Bernard who took us over to the main jetty on the hotel boat and showed us where to find the spices we were looking for. Also Jayesh who made us very welcome on arrival and the friendly ladies who dealt with us so efficiently on reception.

We have stayed at Bolgatty by ourselves and with several family members at different times. All who stay here love it.

This time - the food (which we had both as room service and in the restaurant) was excellent. The food has always been the only weak part of Bolgatty but this was definitely not the case this year.

Thank you all for another wonderful stay. We look forward to seeing you again in 2015.

Room Tip: Go for Room 201
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

The property here is really big and of the attraction to see in cochin. The suite here is really big and used to be maharaja's residence. It also has a golf course. One must select this hotel if you get a good deal. Breakfast here is average and you might find the same menu repeated, which happened with us.Staff is helpful and you may get an early check-in. The marine rooms are newly built and they are just outside the main palace area. It's calm & quite out here, away from the hustle bustle of city. No local transport is available, other than bolgatty jetty which is shabbily built and closes by 7pm. However you may find Autos from city area to hotel.Deluxe room is where we stayed and it was good.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Bolgatty Palace & Island Resort
Address: Mulavukadu, Kochi (Cochin) 682504, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Bolgatty Palace & Island Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bolgatty Palace & Island Resort, just off the Marine Drive,is literally an Island of Calm right in the midst of the bustling City of Kochi. Here heritage meets natural beauty as the resort overlooks the backwaters, the port and estuary all at once. Surrounded by 14 acres of green groves and golf course, Bolgatty Island is neatly tucked away amidst a giant umbrella of refreshing green.conference facilities:Our Banquet Facilities include: Event Center- Capacity 900-1000 Pax theater style (ideal for marriages and conventions), Lake Side conference Hall : Capacity: 200 pax theater style . Palace Hall: Capacity: 75 pax, View Point: Capacity: 30 Pax Board Room: Capacity: 30 pax East Lawn: 1500 pax Palace Lawn: 1000 Pax Front lawn: 200 Pax Marina Lawn: 100 pax. Other Facilities in the property includes 9 Hole Golf Course, Swimming Pool, Health Club, Ayurvedic Spa, Boat cruise, recreation center, Internet, Coffee Shop, Beer Parlor, Multi cuisine restaurant ... more   less 
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