Coming off from a Kerala Ayurvedic massage and having languished in a houseboat for over a day, a honeymoon could not have ended better. But it did as we soon discovered when we stayed for a night at the Bolgatty Palace at Kochi.
Since it was to be our last port of call after spending more than 4 days on the Kerala backwaters, we wanted our hotel in Kochi to be relatively close to the airport as well as secluded from the bustle of the city. The converted Bolgatty Palace Heritage hotel was just that. Barely less than an hour from the airport, this opulent hotel is located on an island away from the mainland. The food is good and the ambience excellent. A ferry ride takes you to the heart of the city, where pleasant walks, shopping and sites await.
The rooms are well tended and sizable, except that you'd hardly expect a honeymooning couple to spend their last night on separate twin beds! We overcame that hurdle with some deft furniture rearrangement, so it was alright. But I would recommend ensuring about this before booking.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bolgatty Palace is the oldest Dutch Mansion existing outside Holland. The picturesque Bolgatty Island is surrounded by the quaint Chinese fishing nets that take you back in time.The Palace has 4 Palace Suites with the dutch charm in architecture. The Palace dates back to 1744. All suite rooms named after famous painters, the private balcony in Each suite offers a panoramic view to the river.The property has Bolgatty Palace, Bolgatty Island Resort and Marina House situated in the same Island, it is ideal for conducting residential conferences, In house wedding Functions large banquets etc.With the capacity to park more than 500 cars, lush green lawns on both the sides Bolgatty is an excellent host to both tourists as well as banquet functions. Our Banquet Facilities include: A/c Lake Front Hall with Panthal : Capacity: 250 pax theatre style (inside the Hall). Palace Hall: Capacity: 75 pax View Point: Capacity: 30 Pax Board Room: Capacity: 30 pax East Lawn: 1500 pax Palace Lawn: 1500 Pax Front lawn: 200 Pax Marina Lawn: 100 paxOther facilities in the property includes swimming pool, health club, ayuvedic spa, golf course, Boat cruise, airport pick up and drop, Multi cuisine restaurant, coffee shop, internet, Kathakali program me, beer parlor etc to name a few. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bolgatty Palace Hotel Kochi (Cochin)
- Bolgatty Palace Kochi
- Bolgatty Palace And Island Resort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India