The palace dates back to 1744 and though you may not actually stay in it, a walk through its wood panelled corridors and spiral wooden staircase is enough to tranport you to the days of the scheming Dutchmen and colluding kings. The palace has been restored beautifully.
The resort is a great place to unwind if you donot miss the bustle of Ernakulum or the quaintness of Fort Cochin.
The property is spread over a large area with soecracular views of the international container terminal and the marina. The swimming pool is clean and well kept.
The rooms are large with an attached verandah and a large, modern bathroom. The food is good though I would have liked the menu to contain more local dishes. A large breakfast is served every morning.
Travelling to Fort Cochin is not as easy as the hotel website suggests. There are no direct public ferrires to Fort Cochin. You will need to take a ferry from the small jetty just outside the property to Erbakulum high court, walk 15 mins to the main jetty and then take a ferry to Fort Cochin. Coming back may be trickier as there are no ferries after 5.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bolgatty Palace is the oldest Dutch Mansion existing outside Holland. The picturesque Bolgatty Island is surrounded by the quaint Chinese fishing nets that take you back in time.The Palace has 4 Palace Suites with the dutch charm in architecture. The Palace dates back to 1744. All suite rooms named after famous painters, the private balcony in Each suite offers a panoramic view to the river.The property has Bolgatty Palace, Bolgatty Island Resort and Marina House situated in the same Island, it is ideal for conducting residential conferences, In house wedding Functions large banquets etc.With the capacity to park more than 500 cars, lush green lawns on both the sides Bolgatty is an excellent host to both tourists as well as banquet functions. Our Banquet Facilities include: A/c Lake Front Hall with Panthal : Capacity: 250 pax theatre style (inside the Hall). Palace Hall: Capacity: 75 pax View Point: Capacity: 30 Pax Board Room: Capacity: 30 pax East Lawn: 1500 pax Palace Lawn: 1500 Pax Front lawn: 200 Pax Marina Lawn: 100 paxOther facilities in the property includes swimming pool, health club, ayuvedic spa, golf course, Boat cruise, airport pick up and drop, Multi cuisine restaurant, coffee shop, internet, Kathakali program me, beer parlor etc to name a few. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bolgatty Palace Hotel Kochi (Cochin)
- Bolgatty Palace Kochi
- Bolgatty Palace And Island Resort Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala