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Soma Kerala Palace

3.5 of 5 North Kumarakom, Chempu 686615, India
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of this property is just brilliant. It has no road access so the only way to get to the hotel is to go by boat, which the hotel sends to fetch you. Its very well maintained and my stay here was extremely peaceful. This is not a place for you if you like noise and crowds a lot... More

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is reached by a short boat trip. We loved the way our rooms led on to a communal loggia. We sat there in the evening chatting. The ayvada was one of the best experienced during our trip. Very professional and very traditional. The doctor was particularly sympathetic and helpful We liked the way we were asked what we... More

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The island location and buildings are simply awesome. The tower at the corner of the resort has excellent view of the backwaters. We had booked 4 rooms. Only one room was good, which was on the 1st floor. Although the buildings are quite a sight from outside, in the inside they are very poorly maintained and not well kept. At-times... More

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed there for a day with a group of friends. Hotel looked beautiful …only property on an island. Absolutely calm and quiet place. But the service was big spoiler for the amount spent. Pros: Great location; Hotel architecture; Calm & Serene place Cons: Differential treatment to foreign guests. They don't care much if you are natives even though u pay... More

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This hotel has a fantastic location, based on a mini island with boat access only. I was taken in awe the moment the boat neared the dock taking us straight to the reception desk for check in. I loved the whole concept of the historical architecture, which takes you back in time. That along with the water front all around... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This hotel covers a whole picturesque island! You are transported to the property in their private boat. The cottages and rooms befit historic Kerala mansions. The spread for the buffet breakfast at the restaurant, though limited was well prepared. The Manager and the staff were extremely friendly and keen to make our stay comfortable and advice on the tourist attractions... More

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

When you reach....first word is "WoW"...!! Real Island....All sides surrounded by backwaters..!! Food preparation is very nice..!! We enjoyed special candle light dinner at sun set point...!! Nice staff and good service.. Maharaja suite with full wooden interior is to stay..!! Thanks....it was lovely stay..!!

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Stayed there for a day with family. we took 2 rooms. the stay was good eventhough there was huge sound on the wooden ceiling at night, may be big rats or some other crawling, running bird or rats, we could not sleep. the a/c was not working. the compressor was not working. the ans are stylish, but no wind. Overall... More

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SubhashCBose, Corp.General Manager at Soma Kerala Palace, responded to this review

Dear Sir, We take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks to you for your stay at Soma Kerala Palace Lake Resort. Your feedback is very valuable to us. We have noted your concerns and also we have learned your feedback form had submitted at the resort upon C/out. We are happy to note that your ratings about our services... More

Jaipur, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

My friend and I booked here because there was a special price offer, nice looking photos and quite good reviews. How wrong we were! It should be fantastic but even at the special price offered its a rip off. The standard of the rooms reflect a much cheaper hotel. The lack of attention to basic things like lighting, chasing down... More

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SubhashCBose, Corp.General Manager at Soma Kerala Palace, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks to you for your stay at Soma Kerala Palace and the time taken to write your review in tripadvisor. Your feedback is very valuable for every improvement of the resort. You had arrived late and left early from the resort. Pool is opening 7.30 am only after a thorough... More

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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Been here with friends and family, on a weekend outing. And we never regret the choice, as we were warmly welcomed and treated. The whole location itself is the main attraction of the resort. You have got an island on your own to play around. Rooms are good to look at, with the traditional way of construction with wood, and... More

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Address: North Kumarakom, Chempu 686615, India
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Location: India > Kerala > Chempu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Soma Kerala Palace 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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