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“A palatial retreat”

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Bolgatty Palace and Island Resort
Ranked #96 of 208 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
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“A palatial retreat”
Reviewed 26 June 2010

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.

  • Stayed November 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 June 2010

The hotel is built in the in the heritage property of Bolgatty Palace. Great Location and amenities. Excellent hospitality and great food.

  • Stayed September 2008, travelled with family
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Chandigarh
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Reviewed 2 June 2010

I had gone to kerala with my husband and our first destination was Cochin as it the airport city. And from Airport, directly to Bolgatty Palace.. When we wer about to reach hotel, driver took us from a very kacha road.. and my husband was worrying what kind of hotel it would be.. but in the last.. when we reached.. it was awesome..As we were tired, we directly went into the room. The room was very nice with all the facilities provided and yes balcony attached from where the whole whole hotel area with swimming pool could be seen easily.The hotel was in huge area and one would enjoy the decor of the hotel. They also had free boat service for its nearby areas. Actualy comig through boat is I think the main way for the hotel. Overall, a nice and memorable experience

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 May 2010

Bolgatty Palace in Cochin presents a peaceful location , just adjacent to Sea.
A must stay. THe area around is great and it feels amazing to stay in palace converted hotel

  • Stayed May 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 May 2010

I like the port of cochin view and the back water atmosphere

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 May 2010

it is run by ktdc. with awsome facilities. really beautiful and adorable. best of the places than in cochin. execellent servicing and mind blwing scenic beauty of island. a good place of relaxing

  • Stayed February 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 May 2010

Nice and Lovely for honeymoon couples.....All where greens and nice seeing spots...could never forget the expereience.....Pls try it ou...

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bolgatty Palace and Island Resort

Property: Bolgatty Palace and Island Resort
Address: | Mulavukadu, Kochi (Cochin) 682504, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#36 Spa Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Bolgatty Palace and Island Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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 
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