If you have to be in the harbour: 30 min drive.
If you want to visit old Cochin: 45 drive.
If you want to visit all the foreign car importers: perfect the have their show rooms on the same road.
Rooms: perfect. Bathrooms: perfect. Bar: not cosy. Restaurant: the Indian restaurant has a fine selection but NO wine list.
Staff in the restaurant: improvement necessary (friendly enough but incompetent if comes to make separate bills for a group).
Try swimming in the rooftop pool during a thunderstorm but beware of the very slippery surroundings of the pool. This is an experience.
The spa staff is extremely friendly and helpful.