Planned a holiday for my daughter to Kochi this January of 2014. Went around searching hotels on the net which would have nice views & a decent stay.
Found out 3 places & finalised on Bolgatty Palace & Island Resorts, only because of the view from the Rooms.
First wanted to take a deluxe room in the Island portion of the Resort, but then was advised on Trip Advisor to take the Marina portion of the Resort, which was a vise decision on my part.
Dates were fixed booked Marina Suite so as I could accommodate 4 people. Resort permitted the same by charging Extra person charges.
My Check in was late, but was well received by the hotel reception staff, room was fixed which had a splendid view of the Marina Jetty plus the Backwaters.
Resort arranged me a exclusive Sunset Cruise for a payment of Rs.1125.00 only for 5 persons(any number of people go on the cruise). had a great time on the cruise.
Back to resort took a lot of photographs from the resort, in turn while taking the photographs I dropped the Car key on the lawn facing the Palace, I did know about the same.
When I went to the car found out the Key was missing, informed the resort personal & they HELPED me out in searching the key all over the places I went. It was around 7.30 pm. One attendant was all the way with me with a Torch light & we finally got the key which was lying on the grass. I would like to THANK the resort personal for helping me out of the way, which was a fantastic gesture.
Now about the Review
Property: It is a fantastic & beautiful one but not maintained well. Informed the hotel personal about the same, but what could they do it is owned by the Kerala Government.
Rooms: The Marina Rooms are very good, opt for the same as they are built in 2010.
Service: Very good service, in spite the staff being Government Employees.
Food: Had only Breakfast, very average. On the 2 days I stayed the 1st day there was a buffet & on the 2nd day we had to order what ever we wanted.
The Dinner I was informed as Buffet & costing Rs.500 + tax. Did not take the risk of having the same. When compared to the Hotels on MG Road wherein they charge Rs.300 - 400, the Dinner is expensive.
Can stay in the Resort only on the Marina portion. The property required sprucing up.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bolgatty Palace & 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: Event Center- Capacity 900-1000 Pax theater style (ideal for marriages and conventions), Lake Side conference Hall : Capacity: 200 pax theater style . Palace Hall: Capacity: 75 pax, View Point: Capacity: 30 Pax Board Room: Capacity: 30 pax East Lawn: 1500 pax Palace Lawn: 1000 Pax Front lawn: 200 Pax Marina Lawn: 100 pax. Other Facilities in the property includes 9 Hole Golf Course, Swimming Pool, Health Club, Ayurvedic Spa, Boat cruise, recreation center, Internet, Coffee Shop, Beer Parlor, Multi cuisine restaurant ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bolgatty Palace & Island Resort Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala