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The Senate Hotel
Ranked #97 of 211 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
Reviewed January 15, 2012

Hotel is average, but book the best room, exclusive room to get a separate toilet & shower. This hotel is ok for an overnight stay to catch a flight or similar the next day. Restaurant has a buffet, very cheap but food also is very cheaply made and very ordinary for a restaurant. Overall the cost of accomodation is cheap with a decent bed and sleep. Be careful when you book taxi's as you get ripped off by the front desk, you pay for aircon car but do not get ac when in transit. Ac in hotel does not work most of the time. The front desk also does give you a proper receipt for your stay or bills.

Room Tip: Book only the best room, exclusive room
  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 3, 2011

Recently came back from Kerala tour with some fond memories of the place and stay in Senate Hotel. But for all those who are planning to go to Senate, here are some pointers-

Positives:

1) Very courteous staff- Liked the hospitality overall. This will make u forget shortcomings if found any. They always weared a smile and gave a patient ear to whatever we asked for.

2) Nice food- good variety and taste. Whenever we asked for room service, food was almost always on time.

3) Room size- quite decent for a couple and may be 2 kids. We were 5 elders so preferred to take two rooms. Overall, well furnished rooms.

Negatives:

1) When we checked in, AC was not giving proper cooling. Though when informed, the manager immediately changed the room.

2) They didn't allow us to wash clothes in hotel. We were told its against the hotel policy, we realised it was true. A small lodge might have allowed us do so :)

3) There is no separate kitchen for veg and non veg food items. Though staff told us that its made in separate utensils.

We had booked the complete package ( fr Munnar, thekkady,alleppey as well) online through Antilog Vacations which was given at quite cheap rate.Tour booking is tricky as most operators in the business are unreliable.If one books hotel,car,meal separately he can end up paying much more

Overall, Kochi is highly recommended place especially for people like me who come from north and haven't really seen the beauty of beaches. Don't forget to book stuff in advance and preferably engage a tours and travels company (especially if u have kids and cant afford to face problems at the last moment). Thank u Senate!

Stayed: November 2011, traveled with family
1  Thank ram a
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Reviewed November 21, 2011

Travelling to Cochin regularly for the past two months, this was my second stay at Senate. Rooms are clean, hygienic and everything is in order. Staff is courteous and helpful.

During my second stay, the airconditioner was faulty. They immediately sent a handyman to repair it and shifted me to another room when it was not fixed.

Hotel has a nice restaurant too. Only wish the complimentary breakfast had different varities as they stick to the same menu each time. Also WIFI is provided complimentary but does not work in most of the rooms. You have to go to the restaurant or lobby to get connected. Defeats the purpose doesn't it, for a business travellor?

Overall recommended.

Room Tip: If you require WIFI please inform in advance!
  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled on business
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Thank innocuous76
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Reviewed September 28, 2011

Have stayed at Hotel Senate on both Work trips to Cochin. Its about an hour from the airport but very accessible from the main market - MG Road and Marine Drive. It was a pleasant surprise that the staff remembered me and their service both times was par excellence.

Extremely clean and neat - great bathrooms too.

Food is great. Breakfast was nice with local dishes like idli and bananas etc. Even the dinner was yummy.

Tried the in-house restaurant too, unfortunately they didn't serve alcohol (read: beer) which would have been refreshing after a days work.

Being a woman, i am extremely skeptical about choosing the hotels, especially when i am traveling alone for work. Will definitely choose Hotel Senate for my next visit as well :)

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled on business
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1  Thank Zuda30
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Reviewed August 29, 2011

The rooms are neat and tidy. The TV is horrible otherwise a neat and tidy hotel.
The breakfast is just good b'caz it was complimentary.

Over alll the property is new hence it is worth to stay. Just value for money.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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1  Thank kvraghuram
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Reviewed August 21, 2011

In my search for good hotel rooms in 3 star category mostly ends here. Though the rooms are bit smaller, but the neatness is worth a mention. The bathrooms are so neat, which i have rearely found in such category of hotels. The room serice too is good. Though the buffet breakfast spread was not too good nor the service (may be it was complementary) but the hotel is a place worth staying in this category.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled on business
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Thank JPV74
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Reviewed July 13, 2011

Hotel is located just off the MG road...if one wants to be at the heart of the city...u can access the most popular resturantrs from here very easily..

Hotel staff are very cordial...they walk the extra mile to feel you at home..

Rooms are well managed and well serviced...

Food quality is OK..complimentary breakfast taken was just good and tea is served horribly cold.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank sanjeevzen
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Additional Information about The Senate Hotel

Address: Providence Road | Off MG Road North End, Kochi (Cochin) 682018, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Best Value Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: $27 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Senate Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Senate hotel combines comfort and beauty to create spaces uniquely meant for you. We have well appointed rooms, in-house restaurants and several other services that give you a wide range of options to choose from and make your stay more than comfortable. Tucked away in a quiet area in the middle of the city, the rooms here offer a complete retreat from the hustle and bustle of the traffic swarming within a few yards of you. The subtle ambiance, the contemporary decor and delectable cuisine speaks an exquisite tale. ... more   less 
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