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Malavana, Puthenvelikkara, Kochi (Cochin) 683594 India
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#5 of 616 in Kochi (Cochin)
2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
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
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 Coffee
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
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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Prashanth wrote a review 16 May
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Such a beautiful property made even more special by the hospitality by Justin and Jeeva, thier staff. Always courteous, always willing to help. So beautifully mainted. Very tasty food. The swimming pool with the Periyar river front is the main attraction.
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Date of stay: May 2022
arsrocky wrote a review Jan 2021
Coimbatore, India3 contributions2 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
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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Logesh wrote a review 16 May
Tiruppur, India1 contribution
Beautiful property. Amazing food. Superb service and staff. Highly recommended! Taking my pet next time. The backwaters right beside the swimming pool was just serene. The space and the grounds were always kept clean. Wish we could've started a few more days šŸ™‚
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Aditripad wrote a review Apr 2022
Mumbai, India5 contributions15 helpful votes
Came with my wife to Cranganor after seeing the TripAdvisor ratings. Could not have made a better choice. Cranganor is a perfect idyllic retreat with a very well curated set of experiences including kayaking, ayurvedic massages, biking, river cruises and more. Itā€™s location is possibly the best youā€™d find in Kerala. The food is spectacular and the staff is incredibly attentive and look after your every need (special mention: Justin, Jeevan, and all the best wonderful folk at Cranganor). Pro tip: Have the ginger coffee and borrow a book from the library (a very eclectic collection from David Aaker to Amitav Ghosh) and plan an afternoon reading on the hammock by the river. Follow it up with a massage. All in all, a superlative experience.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Sourav G wrote a review Apr 2022
Bangalore, India47 contributions22 helpful votes
Must visit if you are planning to visit Cochin but don't want to stay within the chaos of the city. 45 mins drive from airport and 90 mins from the city - this is a place if you want a never before discreet, deeply personal riverside stay at a very luxurious stay. You will customised food thanks to a very cordial, well trained staff and cook. Don't expect the impersonal luxury of a chain but warmth of a boutique stay. Opt for ground floor river meadows room or the pool front ones.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
$95 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaKeralaErnakulam DistrictKochi (Cochin)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cranganor History Cafe & RiversideĀ Chateau
Which popular attractions are close to Cranganor History Cafe & RiversideĀ 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 & RiversideĀ 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 & RiversideĀ Chateau?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Cranganor History Cafe & RiversideĀ Chateau?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Cranganor History Cafe & RiversideĀ Chateau?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cranganor History Cafe & RiversideĀ Chateau?
Conveniently located restaurants include Palaaram, Sukh Sagar Restaurant, and Baskin Robbins.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cranganor History Cafe & RiversideĀ Chateau?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Cranganor History Cafe & RiversideĀ Chateau have airport transportation?
Yes, Cranganor History Cafe & RiversideĀ Chateau offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Cranganor History Cafe & RiversideĀ Chateau?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cranganor History Cafe & RiversideĀ Chateau?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Does Cranganor History Cafe & RiversideĀ Chateau have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.