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Bolgatty Palace & Island Resort

Mulavukadu, Kochi (Cochin) 682504, India
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Wadhurst
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9 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate at this hotel yesterday. They were supposed to be serving a buffet at 7pm. We arrived at 6.45 and it wasn't until nearer 7.45 before the food was available. Meanwhile 2 staff just fiddled around and gave the customers no attention ( I actually had to get water and serve two Japanese customers directly). Finally once the food... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It was a pleasant stay. Nice swimming pool to relax. Spacious room for 4 people. Roller bed provided. Food was excellent! Relaxed embiance. Staffs were nice. Environment was cosy and quiet! Value for money.

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel (Palace) is in a great location, wow amazing actually. Cottage rooms located on the lake front offer a spectacular view and if one loves to be lonely and have privacy, go for cottage rooms. Rooms are very old and still maintained well, please dont expect modern facitlities, as this hotel is very old and still maintaining the same.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel even though a heritage building is poorly maintained and run. The government seems disinterested in the upkeep of the place. The service is sloppy. Please don't be fooled by the location. One word pathetic! Please give this property to any private hotel chain and save the property.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The resort used to be a Dutch palace. It must have been a beautiful place. It has nice ground and special exterior. However it is owned by government and therefore poorly maintained. I guess most of meetings and seminar are related to authorities. The room are dated. Breakfast isn't very special. It is located on an island closer to new... More 

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New Delhi, India
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

the place.is good and just at the see . the food is avg . the rooms are spacious and bathrooms clean. the swimming pool is great and service is slow. you can do boating and also the spa is good . but the lighting is a bit dingy . the place is calm and away from the the city

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bolgatty Palace is one of the oldest Dutch Palace outside Holland. Built in 1744. This along with recently built hotel building in the island are now being used as High end Resort managed by KTDC. There are various type of rooms - Suites, Lake Front, Golf View rooms in the resort. Resort is having huge area of gardens and golf... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This resort as only few rooms which offers stunning view of lake from its room and balcony. The well known "honeymoon cottage" are the only 2 averagely cleaned and fairly lit rooms. Other lake side cottages are old and dusty. The management (govt.) does not bother to upgrade furniture or replace garments. Food here is average and most of the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Had this property been in the hands of a 5-star chain like Taj or Hyatt, this hotel could have easily been the best in Kochi. The location is beautiful and the size of the property is beyond ideal. But that's all the praise I can shower on Bolgatty. Like most government run organisations and bodies, this hotel too is badly... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

A beautiful serene and quiet palace hotel. Very hard working staff provided great service. Hotel restaurant food was average , service above average. This hotel needs updating in almost every way. facilities are showing wear and age. The hotel also retains its history and character well. A bit too isolated for touring the city. I have one substantial, serious complaint.... More 

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