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“Very old and renowned hotel in Kochi”
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Bharat Hotel
Ranked #97 of 210 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
Kerala
Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 536 helpful votes
“Very old and renowned hotel in Kochi”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

BTH is a very old name in the tongues of many of Keralites. This was one of the prime location and property in olden times. People from all over kerala used to come to high court at that time and those who were rich could afford to stay in BTH. They maintain a class even still. No bargaining in room rent which is generally low. I stayed alone in room.

Don't order food in room. They have a nice vegetarian restaurant and coffee bar "KEMP". Amazing filter coffee and snacks.

Rooms are too large for single occupancy. The adjacent rooms are connected by doors. So make sure that the door is closed from your side.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Ahmedabad, India
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

entrance to bharat hotel is very impressive. But once you enter in room, you get disappointed totally. dark room. big curtains which you can not remove as there wont be any privacy then.
bathroom is comparatively clean.
The bed sheet i slept was torn!
The kumbles we were given were also dirty and so old may be 15 years old or so.
The cortains were dirty and old designed!
food is ok.
If you want to eat non-veg, sorry! this is pure veg hotel. so better go to some other place.
so if you are in kochi and want to eat veg food, you can opt for this hotel or else for stay you can not.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ahmedabad, India
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101 reviews
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

skip this hotel if you have any demn option. The very first thing 1)though room was booked, they first denied then the agent called them and then they said ok!
2)we booked ac room & it's shown on hotel voucher, they said, its non ac room, again we had to TALK TO OUR AGENT THEN THEY SAID OK.
3)The hotel management said if you want to take ac room, you have to pay extra 900 Rs! what rubbish!
so whenever you are opting for this hotel, take everything on paper and fixed. then only enter in room.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Doha
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

This is one of the well know and oldest hotel fro family to stay and the place is simple comfortable homely peaceful with good food available. The best part is this place is center of Cochin good to move around for shopping major places are very near by with minimum transport is required.

Room Tip: It is good to opt for a deluxe room with A/C
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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BTH_BHARATHOTEL, General Manager at Bharat Hotel, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Dear Sir,

Thanks for the review on Trip Advisor.

Though its one of the oldest hotel, we have changed with the time and renovation or upkeep is a continious process.

We strive hard to maintain the quality of food served.

With regards.

Dinesh Kumar Elyath
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New Delhi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2012

If you are a vegetarian, it is very difficult to find a decent vegetarian restaurant in Cochin. Majority of the restaurants are non-vegetarian that also serve vegetarian food. BTH is by far the best bet for a vegetarian who is not fussy about ambiance etc but wants good value for his money. This is a very old traditional restaurant that is struggling to maintain its old standards and values despite huge challenges. The food is good and the pricing reasonable.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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BTH_BHARATHOTEL, General Manager at Bharat Hotel, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Dear Sir,

Thanks for your review on Trip Advisor.

As you correctly pointed out, we being one of the oldest traditional restaurant is struggling to maintain its old standards and values, which we maintain, despite huge challenges.

With regards.

Dinesh Kumar Elyath
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Bangalore
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41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2012

This is one of the best hotels I have stayed in in terms of service, discipline of the staff, the punctuality and the quality of maintenance. The hotel is quite old, but very well maintained. Its one of the best maintained hotels I have ever stayed in. Even a very expensive hotel elsewhere wouldnt be able to maintain their property the way Bharat has maintained it. This is a pure vegetarian hotel. The choice of food is quite good and the food is quite tasty with minor exceptions. The rooms are all very spacious and very well maintained. The sea view room is simply superb. The cost of rooms is quite reasonable, given the way the hotel is maintained. The staff is extremely cooperative and also disciplined and very professional.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Mangalore, India
Level 1 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2012

I travelled alone and stayed on 2 nights at my personal expense-

Pros
Good veg South Indian meals even at night
Clean rooms and bathrooms
Good value for money
Good location close to Central bus stand, KTDC office, boat jetty, and Ernakulam south junction, about 3 kms from Ernakulam north station - at the same time it is located in a quite area

Cons
24 by 7 Noise from kitchen machine/ ventilator- which is quite loud if you open the windows, so you need to choose a double room or keep the windows closed. I was on the 3rd floor.

Room Tip: Choose a double room single occupancy to avoid the noise from kitchen.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Bharat Hotel
Address: 2357 Gandhi Square P B No | P.B.No.2357, Durbar Hall Road, Kochi (Cochin) 682016, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#20 Best Value Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bharat Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 87
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