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“Exclusive leasure in very close to Kochi” 5 of 5 stars
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Bolgatty Palace & Island Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   Mulavukadu, Kochi (Cochin) 682504, India   |  
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Ranked #61 of 171 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
Kolkata
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40 hotel reviews
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Exclusive leasure in very close to Kochi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

This KTDC property is located on the property of an old Dutch Palace. Its about 5 mins speed boat ride to the city and is also connected by road. Really exclusive location for a short holiday and unwinding. Staff are really helpful and polite. Rooms are also large and nice. Food and breakfast are also good. This place is totally recommended.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

Heavenly location with water on all sides, lovely sunset views and historic buildings. Very poorly maintained. Mold in some rooms although outside could be dangerous for people with breathing problems. Food not bad. Prices very reasonable. Staff good but no initiative since it is government run. On the whole a good deal given the price for such a great location.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

What else do you want one your first day of holiday. Beautiful island, fantastic view and amazing ambiance. Add to it well maintained spacious room with a large balcony.

I think this is the dream start to our holiday.I would strongly recommend this hotel for leisure trip to Kochi.

Caution : This being Government Property you need to keep your expectations little low on customer service. Not that its bad but lower expectation would help you enjoy your stay more.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Delhi, India
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

When you enter the place you'll really like it is set in a small semi island surrounded on 3 sides by water. the place is really quite and there is a beautiful marina close by.
There is good landscape garden around the place which has a nice putting circuit which if free for guests who have there own clubs.
The rooms are not great but clean.
now the bad part The food is really bad and it mostly has a fixed menu. even at dinner time you cant order any thing we really remained hungry our first night. the roti were burnt and uncooked at the same time. the breakfast is the same and the menus remains same for few days so you'll get same boring food daily. Also as it's away from city on one delivers there.
This place will be amazing if the catering is outsourcer.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

To begin with, Bolgatty Island Resort is a good property. The landscaping is good, water front adds to the charm. The restaurant has a good decor and food is delicious too! As every where else in Kerala, staff are courteous and friendly; but thats where the good things end. The rooms are small, house keeping is slow; and the beautiful outdoor is so poorly maintained, spoiling the beauty of the place. I earnestly hope that the KTDC spruce up this place to convert it into a value for money, enjoyable stay for holidayers.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Good location and gardens. The rooms are spacious but not well maintained. Old TV sets, remote controller was not working properly. Bath room not clean. Bed was okay. Breakfast was just okay and the same menu repeated for 03 days. With that location and facilities they can do much better. Still I appreciate KTDC for doing so much when compared to other state tourism corporations.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

After reading various mixed reviews of KTDC Bolgatty Island Resort, we have thought of giving a try. We opted for KTDC Marina House which located in the same Island where Bolgatty palace and Island Resort are located. Believe me, it is one of best property of KTDC. The Bolgatty Island is owned by KTDC. In this Island they have three different hotels: Bolgatty Palace (Heritage hotel), Bolgatty Island Resort (located in the main wing) and Marina House (stunning view!!). We have opted for Marina suite which was bit costly and includes two meals. Room is large and attached with big balcony. One can spend lot of time if s/he just sits there and enjoy the stunning view of boats, jetty and lake. It is one of the best place to stay @ Cochin. It is bit away from city and one can easily go the main marine drive either by boat or taxi. KTDC do have ferry service only for guests. They do arrange 1 hr Cochin cruise service by their own boat. Charge is 950 INR (approx.). But, we did not like foods and menu is limited. Quality of food is also not good. Non veg items were just 'OK'. We have observed the apathy of the front desk staffs in arranging the Cochin Sightseeing Cruise runs by KTDC itself. Staff gave us wrong information which leads to cancellation of our trips on first day! It is really surprising that they do not promote their own facilities and services. Better, take a cruise from Ernakulam main jetty for sightseeing tour. Bolgatty palace is good but I fell view is not so good like Marina House. But, one must understand that Bolgatty Palace is a historical place and earlier it was a Dutch Palace. If you are in Cochin and looking for comfortable and peaceful stay, do try for KTDC Marina House (Marina Suite or Deluxe Lake View Room).

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Bolgatty Palace & Island Resort

Address: Mulavukadu, Kochi (Cochin) 682504, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#19 Spa Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bolgatty Palace & Island Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bolgatty Island Resort, just off the Marine Drive,is literally an Island of Calm right in the midst of the bustling City of Kochi. Here heritage meets natural beauty as the resort overlooks the backwaters, the port and estuary all at once. Surrounded by 14 acres of green groves and golf course, Bolgatty Island is neatly tucked away amidst a giant umbrella of refreshing green.conference facilities: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 including Golf Course, Swimming Pool, Health Club, Ayurvedic Spa, Boat cruise, recreation center, Internet, Coffee Shop, airport pick and drop, live Kathakali performance, Beer Parlor, Multi cuisine restaurant ... more   less 
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