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Dream Hotel
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   S.A. Road, Elamkulam Junction | Kadavanthara, Ernakulam, Kochi (Cochin) 682020, India   |  
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Ranked #3 of 21 Hotels in Ernakulam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Kochi (Cochin), India
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“mainland china”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

I had a very good time with family and guests.
Staff was very polite and nice .
Food was beyond excellent. Simply no words to describe it .
It is costly , but good things come at a good price i guess .
Definitively worth to go with your family on ocassions.

  • Stayed July 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Divakar S, General Manager at Dream Hotel, responded to this review, October 7, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. It was a great pleasure to serve you at DREAM and we look forward to your next visit soon.

Once again I thank you for this splendid feedback.

Warm Regards


Divakar Shukla
General Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oslo, Norway
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

the service was exellent all the way. the atmosphere wa good and allso the interior was mind blowing. we order some food / roomservice. it was really nice food and dessert! the pool was nice and overall a great experience to be there! the minus was internett. its a shame that wi-fi(internet) isnt included. when we wanted to borrow a cumputer the had several problems to logg us inn. so we droped it. but overall a nice experience! recommend it!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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42 hotel reviews
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

The Dream has lofty aspirations, but some fail to be fulfilled. On the up side, the hotel aims for a funky design and a business-friendly yet hip atmosphere and almost makes it. The staff could be better trained but are quite helpful, overall. The hotel restaurant has a good kitchen, with a lovely breakfast spread and decent 24-hour menu. Service in the restaurant, though, seems easily overwhelmed and incapable of speedy service. Likewise the rooftop bar/ resto: pleasant setting, but staff and kitchen are easily overwhelmed by groups.

Dream’s décor is mod and looks good in the photographs, but the reality of blue light with quirky controls can be frustrating – especially in search of a good night’s sleep. Windows – if you have one in your room -- don’t open and are covered in paint, so you cannot see out. Claustrophobic guests would definitely want to avoid queen bedroom number 10 on each floor: no window. If you want a darkened room for sleeping, note that lots of light comes in from the hallway at night, and the night light does not seem to respond to controls: you will need to cover up these lit areas with whatever you can grab to ensure darkness in the room.

The elevators are very slow, and they’ve added another digit to make it seem that the hotel is taller than it is. Walking down or up is definitely an option if you are in a rush; don’t be intimidated by thinking that your room is on the 14th floor!

I found the biggest challenge at the Dream was housekeeping and how it impacted on comfort and safety in the room. The bed was very hard, sheets cotton but seriously pilled (read: not comfy), and the quilt extremely light and not at all up to the very blustery air con which basically had two settings – on (very) and off (stuffy). Carpets – or more accurately, carpet tile squares -- are in need of refreshing, as many are stained and in need of cleaning. On a very sour note, my carpet had shard of glass in it [clearly from a beer bottle] which I gave to the front desk manager the next day. In response, she thanked me, advising subsequently that the shard was from a beer bottle (right on that count) and they would take more care in cleaning the room (not quite the appropriate response, I’m afraid!)

The Dream is almost there, but not quite.

Room Tip: Avoid room 10 : no window!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Divakar S, General Manager at Dream Hotel, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
Dear Guest,

Your feedback regarding your stay is well noted and we assure that your preferences will be well taken care on your next visit to Cochin. Kindly let us know about your next visit so that we can have the needful done.

Let me extend our sincere apology on this as we did not meet up to your expectations.

We assure you that such occurrences are not part of our service standards and we are working hard to get every aspect of our service right for each of our guests to make their stay worth memorable.

We apologize once again for the inconvenience caused and look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back in DREAM , Cochin.

Warm Regards

Divakar Shukla
General Manager
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Aluva, India
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129 reviews 129 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

dream hotel,supposedly part of the wyndham group,but ones by some middle east company, was a pretty good experience. of course,check in wasn't a breeze,and not even half as courteous as a Taj welcome(none can beat them!), but it was a ok kinda affair. but the room,all down in white was stunning,complete with the blue relaxed lighten you can switch on with a remote control! and great food,especially at the Mainland China in the hotel! Didn't get complimentary breakfast,and nothin was mentioned bout it,so maybe i shouldn't ve taken it for grantd. but there wasn't an option to book a room with complimentary breakfast not he website,so i ws expecting it to be included.my bad.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

This was really a big surprize. I never thought to land in a hotel with the luxory of Blue and white. The hotel appears really super tidy with these all white finish, and the room is very very cozy, similar to the one we get to see in the bollywood films, where the heroines do all that romantic stuff! The staff is really supportive and courtious, and the guest aminites are well thought of and provisioned.
With an affordable price tag, this hotel provides a different feel during your stay. Would like to return to the same hotel again!

Room Tip: rooms in the fron sides are well lit during the daytime.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Divakar S, General Manager at Dream Hotel, responded to this review, August 30, 2012
Dear Guest,

It gives me great pleasure to thank you for your wonderful feedback regarding your stay at DREAM. We aim at providing best of services to all our esteemed guests to make their stay worth memorable.

Thank you once again for your remarkable comment and we look forward to your next visit very soon.

Warm Regards

Divakar Shukla
General Manager
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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

The first thing that strikes you when you get in, is the ambience. Rooms are fantastic with remote controlled switches. You can customize the lighting according to your mood. Poolside facilities are also pretty good. Infact, one of the best pools I have ever seen. The breakfast was also good but they don't change the menu at all. Its the same thing every morning. Service, i would say was just ok. Overall, I was very happy on all 3 nights that I stayed at Dream Kochi.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Divakar S, General Manager at Dream Hotel, responded to this review, August 10, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your remarkable feedback given. It gives us immense pleasure to learn about your enjoyable stay at DREAM. We look forward to your recent visit again very soon and it would be our pleasure to serve you again in DREAM.

Once again, I extend my hearty thanks for the wonderful feedback.

Warm Regards


Divakar Shukla
General Manager
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Pune
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Great hotel, excellent interiors, great rooms, excellent and courteous staff. Enjoyed stay here on 12th floor with view of water bodies.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms on 16th Floor near AC units
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Divakar S, General Manager at Dream Hotel, responded to this review, July 29, 2012
Dear Guest,

It was a pleasure to learn that you enjoyed your stay in DREAM. We at DREAM always emphasize in living up to the expectations of all guests delivering best of services at all times.

Thank you once again for your wonderful feedback and looking forward to your next visit very soon.


Warm Regards

Divakar Shukla
General Manager
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Address: S.A. Road, Elamkulam Junction | Kadavanthara, Ernakulam, Kochi (Cochin) 682020, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin) > Ernakulam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Ernakulam
#2 Spa Hotel in Ernakulam
#2 Luxury Hotel in Ernakulam
#4 Family Hotel in Ernakulam
#5 Romantic Hotel in Ernakulam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Dream Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The contemporary hotel design and concept marries the drama of the exotic east with the whimsy of the west, offering travelers a new vision of modern luxury. A life-style hotel in the heart of Cochin city that is closest to the International Airport and with unmatched ease of access to the commercial hubs and heritage sites of Cochin. Spoil yourself at this hip and trendy hotel with a new vision of modern luxury and design. Strategically located in the heart of Cochin and 2 kms away from the Railway and Bus stations. In close proximity to the commercial hubs like MG Road, Infopark, Smart City and heritage sites of Cochin. Cochin Int'l Airport: 32 kms, 45 minutes. ... more   less 
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