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Bolgatty Palace and Island Resort
Ranked #97 of 205 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
Ruwi, Oman
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“REALLY GOOD”
Reviewed 29 October 2011

A very good hotel.....the food is good, rooms excellent and ambience is great. They arrange a boat just for you to go across to the Ernakulum jetty....Awesome experience!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 19 September 2011

Spent four days here recently. The hotel sounds very romantic - a palace on an island.....it's not. It's old, dated and tired. the rooms are old, damp, smell of damp. I did not have one hot shower the entire time we were there. There is a spa on site and they ring your room every hour to see if you want a massage. food not great. service not great.

at the end of the day, this is india, so manage your expectations. we had fun because we were in the right mindset, but if you go expecting an amazing place, you'll be disappointed for sure.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hyderabad, India
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Reviewed 27 April 2011

This is possibly one of the best places I ever lived, the service was really good, cab was on time to the airport and car was arranged on time for sight seeing and food was very tasty! and you can have a perfect joy of living in the heart of the city but on a island and which is less noisy and gives ample space to walk and their pool is superb and they can arrange a ferry on call which is unique and I recommend this place to everyone who wants to have quite and peaceful holiday !

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Pune
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Reviewed 28 January 2011

Saw this beautiful looking place while speedboating. They had dream like circular white cottages overlooking the waters. Instantly my wife wanted to be there. But all that dream came down shattering when we checked in. Room was not cleant when we checked in. Had to keep waiting for room service to arrive. Bathtub was broken. You will be happy if you get a bucket of hot water that is after you call up room service and tell them there is no water pressure. they take an hour to come. Another hour to fix things. The property these people are sitting on is truly a gem. But maintainance and service sucks!!!!!... If you still decide to book here... DO NOT EVEN THINK OF EATING HERE!!! I have been to hotels small and big, but these guys have the worst food

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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London, england
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Reviewed 4 January 2011

Believe everything you read about the location, it couldn't be better. The resort itself is fine, if you overlook little examples of a "couldn't care less" attitude, that some say comes from the fact that it is government owned and run and that the main revenue comes from weddings and events (where it is in a league of its own).
We stayed in the Bolgatty Resort, the modern complex tacked on to the old palace, and room was large, clean and comfortable. If you think of a resort as something self-contained, you'll be wrong. There is no shop for essentials, or all the things you forgot to bring, there are no tourist info brochures or tour reps, so you need to do a lot of finding out before you go. If we didn't have friends berthed in the yacht marina, it would have taken us considerable time to find our way about.
Food the week we were there was all Keralan specialties, which either appeal or they don't, but it is a 3 minute ferry ride to Ernakulam from the jetty in the village (no signs, so ask). Breakfast was OK, but only OK. Replenishment and table clearing / re-setting most days was poor, but that seemed to be the fault of one or two poorly trained supervisors. The younger staff members were good and helpful. Firing one individual in particular would raise the performance quite a bit. The greasy hand marks all over glass doors to the restaurant put us off a bit and were never cleaned during the week as far as we saw.
Decor in our bathroom was just about OK, but circles and rawlplugs where shower mountings had been moved were just left unrepaired. More a niggle than a problem. By pressure over a couple of days we acquired the one hotel electric plug adaptor that worked, a sink plug and one of the two hotel hairdryers, so bad luck on the rest.
Overall we warmed to the place over the week and it is undoubtedly the most beautiful location in the city area, but it is for the more self-reliant traveller, not those who expect things to be packaged for them.
Room service works, but at a slow place (40 mins to 1 hour for anything), but everyone is very polite and helpful.
Such a pity that the attention to detail just isn't there, but if you can live without that, you'll have a great time.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bolgatty Palace and Island Resort

Property: Bolgatty Palace and Island Resort
Address: | Mulavukadu, Kochi (Cochin) 682504, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#36 Spa Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,359 - ₹ 4,393
Hotel Class:3 star — Bolgatty Palace and Island Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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 
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