We stayed at this beautiful heritage island resort recently. The location added with the heritage tag makes this a one of its kind property - water, lush greenery and far from the madding crowd. We couldn't get one of the palace suites as there was a was an event the day we checked in and the hotel was fully booked. We stay in the Marina View block which had good rooms and a fantastic view of the marina. KTDC is sitting on a gold mine yet there is lots left for them to do. The restaurant can definitely use a boost of more appealing ambiance and definitely a better menu. The rooms could do with better toiletries. The pool is great. The fact that you can take a ferry to take you to the main land is convenient and better than even a cab!
Cabs are hard to come by as you need to call for one from the city and it takes about 25-30 minutes for it to reach the resort. The hotel also has a private ferry.
We are hoping to go back and stay in one of the palace suites next time. Visitors to Kochi should definitely visit this heritage resort.More