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Cranganor History Cafe & Riverside Chateau

11/ 314-a Malavana, Puthenvelikkara, Kochi (Cochin) 683594 India
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#5 of 507 hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
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Cranganor History Cafe & Riverside Chateau is located on the banks of the river Periyar in the region of this old port city of Muziris. At the site, the Periyar is just a few km from the sea, mingling with backwater canals & lagoons with untainted rural Kerala landscape on its banks. Featuring 150 meters of riverfront, 7 river facing bedrooms, infinity edge swimming pool, an Ayurvedic spa, boat jetty etc.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Kids stay free
Valet parking
Paid wifi
Hot bath
Lazy river
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Tennis court offsite
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
River View
Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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pp1074 wrote a review Apr 2021
Hyderabad District, India2 contributions
This place came heavily recommended by a very close friend of mine. And I must it lived up to all she had said and more! From the well landscaped and cared property, to the well appointed rooms with all the needed amenities (very good WiFi network!), to the food that was freshly prepared and the staff that was attentive and very warm - it was all I needed for a quick getaway from the chaos of the city and the Covid situation. Indeed, all necessary precautions were taken for safety and sanitisation. If you are looking for a quiet holiday in the lap of nature (right by the bank of the river!) then Cranganor is the place for you! Even for a family with kids there’s enough to keep them entertained. I am looking forward to coming back again to Cranganor! Great job, guys!
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Date of stay: April 2021
arsrocky wrote a review Jan 2021
Coimbatore, India3 contributions2 helpful votes
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If I were to have an option I would rate Cranganor 10 out of 5 . Its that good . We recently stayed at this gorgeous property for 2 nights and what can I say? There are two aspects to this beautiul place about which I will be talking .. One - the staff and Two - the property Let me begin with the staff .Starting from the time of arrival to the time of departure , the staff takes such good care of you and pampers you without being intrusive that you don't feel like leaving the place. Initially we had booked a pool side villa just so we could keep an eye on our two kids right from the verandah of the villa . Unfortunately the pool was supposed to be cleaned on the first day and was unusable . But to our pleasant surprise , we were upgraded to a villa with a bathtub just so my daughter would not get disappointed .The next day of course we were able to use the beautiful pool. The standard now on and now off smile on the face that we so often encounter in the regular 5 star hotels staff in the cities is replaced with a genuine broad smile on the Cranganor staff's face that warms your heart. I would like to especially mention Justin , Aashik and Sofia and two kitchen and housekeeping staff whose names I do not know , who took care of every small need , like when we wanted to purchase some local spices (it was procured for us ) or when we wanted to visit a local handmade soap factory ( it was arranged ). As to the beauty of the place I think photographs will not do justice to it .One has to visit the place to experience it . The broad river with flowing water and the fishermen going about on their boats , the various birds , the trees in the property , the lush lawn , one can go on and on . The villas also have been constructed in such a way that they are all interconnected to each other by a redoxide flooring broad strip which leads from the reception area .There are just 7 villas . 5 on the ground floor and 2 on the first floor and all of them face the river. Our kids never wanted to leave the resort during the entire stay which was a big surprise for us as we have never seen them to be interested in resorts like this. For us that spoke volumes about this laid back small beautiful resort with big hearted staff. Looking forward to our next trip .
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Room Tip: Pool side villas for families with kids . For group of 3 families , ground floor villas ( 1,2 and...
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Panicker2014 wrote a review Apr 2021
Kochi (Cochin), India89 contributions72 helpful votes
I have no words for this place... . It was an amazing experience to stay here. The food, ambience, service, luxury everything is above standard. Thanks to the management and staff team. Special mention to Aashiq who was always there for any assistance.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Ashok C wrote a review Apr 2021
Ernakulam District, India4 contributions
A beautiful property, friendly staff and plenty of fun activities. This property on the banks of the Periyar is a fine example of Kerala Architecture. The design, aesthetics and the furniture work so well together to give a stately and colonial feel to the place. The staff is very helpful and the food was amazing.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Jayakrishnan Puthen Naduvakatt wrote a review Apr 2021
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On behalf of my parents who stayed at this property, I would like to extend my gratitude to the staff and management for a wonderful one week at Cranganor. They had real great time and the food was really incredible.
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Date of stay: March 2021
US$97 - US$149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaKeralaErnakulam DistrictKochi (Cochin)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cranganor History Cafe & Riverside Chateau
Which popular attractions are close to Cranganor History Cafe & Riverside Chateau?
Nearby attractions include Paliam Dutch Palace (2.0 km), Chalakudy River (2.2 km), and Chendamangalam Jewish Synagogue (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cranganor History Cafe & Riverside Chateau?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Cranganor History Cafe & Riverside Chateau?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Cranganor History Cafe & Riverside Chateau?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Cranganor History Cafe & Riverside Chateau?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cranganor History Cafe & Riverside Chateau?
Conveniently located restaurants include Palaaram, Sukh Sagar Restaurant, and Baskin Robbins.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cranganor History Cafe & Riverside Chateau?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Cranganor History Cafe & Riverside Chateau have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Cranganor History Cafe & Riverside Chateau offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Cranganor History Cafe & Riverside Chateau?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cranganor History Cafe & Riverside Chateau?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Does Cranganor History Cafe & Riverside Chateau have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.