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Bolgatty Palace

Mulavukad | Mulavukadu, Kochi (Cochin) 682504, India
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Ranked #89 of 166 hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The time we planned this trip, i was expecting some city life in Cochin, as rest i knew would be the hill station and beach properties, but to my surprise this was a property very secluded from everything. huge property, was suppose to be a palace but not a very palace palace kind of property , nycly made up hotel,... More

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Thane, India
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We walked with expectations of good service and property, but to our astonishment had issue with Air-conditioning not working, hot water supply. The response from maintenance and reception was very poor. The property is really good. Kids enjoyed the stay as we had good time at swimming pool and boat ride.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The hotel is housed in a sprawling property and the location is excellent.But in "God's Own Country", devils seem to have been at work to steal this magnificent property of its charm and elegance.The property is not well maintained and the water front adjacent to the cottages was very unclean. Room service and support staff were scarce. However, to my... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I had a good stay at this place, it is just behind the backwaters and palatial. You need to choose the hotel room wisely though, we had booked a cottage by the water which to my surprise really didn't look as exciting as it sounded. So, we decided to change the rooms to normal deluxe rooms. The mornings are nice... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Beautiful location but what a nightmare of a place. I suspect this is run and owned by the state as the gorgeous location and very historic buildings are put to very poor use. I requested a cottage by the water and it turned out to be dirty unkept and had mold. The view is terrible ....some oil refineries but this... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Kerala doesn't have many heavy duty resources of commercial significance outside its well-educated population so it comes as no surprise that tourism should be an attractive card to play in this part of India where human impact would still seem to be 'manageable'. Kerala Tourism knows the would-be perils of leaving heritage and patrimony in the hands of the private... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Hotel stays up to reputation and its adjective PALACE. The rooms are spacious and clean. Options in food are not many but service is very prompt and polite. Was surprises to see they were charging for Wi Fi from hotel guests! Area around the hotel is clean and quiet scenic. Its near to Marine Drive and you can skip the... More

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10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We booked the hotel for 4 nights but left after 1. It's poorly maintained, but shame that it's located just by the water and the views are amazing but not worth it considering the other poor aspects of the hotel. The bedsheets were stained, the food was nothing special, the wifi only worked in main lobby. For the same price... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We stayed here at the end of our Kerala trip. The hotel looked impressive when driving in. The premises are still quite pretty and nice. The rooms were ok however there was higher expectation from previous reviews and photos. The food was the most disappointing part. We had much better local fare at the small local joints then in the... More

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

It's a good property but worst managed by the KTDC ppl and the menu in the restaurant was very very limited and worst in taste. The only plus of the resort is it's location and floating rooms and superb pool but over chlorinated . The breaksfast was good.

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Address: Mulavukad | Mulavukadu, Kochi (Cochin) 682504, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#26 Spa Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
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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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