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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 1 March 2016

We visited there with Family. The boat drive from Marine Drive was nice and it is like a kick start to set us in to the right mood of vacation. The Bolgatty area is clean. When we enter there , a lot of trees and the big old building in front of us. We fee like we are not in... More 

Thank Abhinav40
Kochi (Cochin), India
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75 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

The closest resort from cochin city. The resort is located on Bolgatty Island which is close to Marine Drive. It is accessible both by road as well as water. The main Building is a renovated old palace and feels like you are in a real palace. The palace suites are very spacious and luxurious. Got an nice swimming pool and... More 

Thank Arjun A
Doha, Qatar
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Nice place with a vast view of the lake. We enjoyed boating the next day morning and could spot dolphins. The restaurant was fine and the buffet was fine, Kerala style. We reached there around 2pm and they shown us a the suite room away from the main palace building where restaurant and swimming pools are. It was a boring... More 

Thank Praveen C
Coimbatore, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

I stayed for 2 days .Stay wonder Full .Night buffet was excellent with delicious food, Hotel Garden was maintained well. I took a good walk along the garden. Contrary to the belief that state owned properties can not be maintained good, this was an exception. the only disadvantage is no public transport is available, otherwise 2 day stay was excellent.... More 

Thank Chandasekaran
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Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

We ate at this hotel yesterday. They were supposed to be serving a buffet at 7pm. We arrived at 6.45 and it wasn't until nearer 7.45 before the food was available. Meanwhile 2 staff just fiddled around and gave the customers no attention ( I actually had to get water and serve two Japanese customers directly). Finally once the food... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

It was a pleasant stay. Nice swimming pool to relax. Spacious room for 4 people. Roller bed provided. Food was excellent! Relaxed embiance. Staffs were nice. Environment was cosy and quiet! Value for money.

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Munich, Germany
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51 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

This hotel (Palace) is in a great location, wow amazing actually. Cottage rooms located on the lake front offer a spectacular view and if one loves to be lonely and have privacy, go for cottage rooms. Rooms are very old and still maintained well, please dont expect modern facitlities, as this hotel is very old and still maintaining the same.... More 

Thank Lagisetti
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Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

The hotel even though a heritage building is poorly maintained and run. The government seems disinterested in the upkeep of the place. The service is sloppy. Please don't be fooled by the location. One word pathetic! Please give this property to any private hotel chain and save the property.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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68 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

The resort used to be a Dutch palace. It must have been a beautiful place. It has nice ground and special exterior. However it is owned by government and therefore poorly maintained. I guess most of meetings and seminar are related to authorities. The room are dated. Breakfast isn't very special. It is located on an island closer to new... More 

Thank oh-no-tabi
New Delhi, India
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

the place.is good and just at the see . the food is avg . the rooms are spacious and bathrooms clean. the swimming pool is great and service is slow. you can do boating and also the spa is good . but the lighting is a bit dingy . the place is calm and away from the the city

Thank mihir h

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Bolgatty Palace & Island Resort, just off the Marine Drive,is literally an Island of Calm right in the midst of the bustling City of Kochi. Here heritage meets natural beauty as the resort overlooks the backwaters, the port and estuary all at once. Surrounded by 14 acres of green groves and golf course, Bolgatty Island is neatly tucked away amidst a giant umbrella of refreshing green.conference facilities:Our Banquet Facilities include: Event Center- Capacity 900-1000 Pax theater style (ideal for marriages and conventions), Lake Side conference Hall : Capacity: 200 pax theater style . Palace Hall: Capacity: 75 pax, View Point: Capacity: 30 Pax Board Room: Capacity: 30 pax East Lawn: 1500 pax Palace Lawn: 1000 Pax Front lawn: 200 Pax Marina Lawn: 100 pax. Other Facilities in the property includes 9 Hole Golf Course, Swimming Pool, Health Club, Ayurvedic Spa, Boat cruise, recreation center, Internet, Coffee Shop, Beer Parlor, Multi cuisine restaurant ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bolgatty Palace & Island Resort

Address: Mulavukadu, Kochi (Cochin) 682504, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: ₹ 3,976 - ₹ 10,145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bolgatty Palace & Island Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 58
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Bolgatty Palace & Island Resort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala
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“Ask for Sea View rooms; Plan for boat ride at the time of booking itself.”
 of 5 bubbles GM2013Oct, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try and get rooms within the main old building.The rooms in the new block though ocean facing ate basic and small”
 of 5 bubbles 33nair, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Check in very advance for the best rooms”
 of 5 bubbles anandvijayakumar, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“ask for the Marina side of the hotel by the harbour”
 of 5 bubbles digidi23, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Stay in main property not in marina”
 of 5 bubbles dedacain, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
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