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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the top 10 luxury hotels in Kochi?

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The scenic city in Kerala is not short in offering you luxurious places to spend your holidays. Here is a list of top 10 luxury hotels in Kochi where you can spend a very indulgent holiday.

Vivanta by Taj (from official website of Vivanta by Taj)

1. Vivanta by Taj (Malabar)

Vivanta by Taj
is perched on the tip of Willingdon Island and has a magnificent view of Cochin Harbour. This brilliant luxury hotel played host to the Princess of Wales (Queen Elizabeth II) in the year 1935.

Photo of Vivanta by Taj (from official website of Vivanta by Taj)

This Victorian-style hotel used to be a Crown Property before it was handed over to the Taj Group in the year 1954. The hotel offers its guests many luxurious amenities, and very plush and comfortable rooms. The hotel’s infinity pool is a definite standout of this hotel. The service, needless to say, is superb.

Photo of a restaurant at Vivanta by Taj (from official website of Vivanta by Taj)

Telephone: +91-484-6643000

2. Trident

Situated near to Ernakulam Port Wharf, The Trident Hotel, previously known as Hilton Hotel, is situated near the Kochi Port Trust complex. The hotel has an array of opulent rooms and suites with world-class facilities. This lavish property has many attractive features that include an ayurveda centre, a fitness centre and world-class spa.

Photo of a room at Trident (from the official website of Trident)

Dining options in the hotel are ample. Set in the lobby area of the hotel overlooking the pool, Restaurant Travancore offers delicious Indian and Continental cuisine. There is also the Cochin Trade Bar, Seafood Grill offering sumptuous seafood and The Patio that serves light meals and snacks.

Photo of Seafood Grill, Trident (from official website of Trident

Telephone: +91-484-3081000

3. Brunton Boatyard

Located in Fort Kochi, one of the famous attractions of the city, this luxury hotel used to be the Dutch Governor’s palace. It was later owned by the Brunton brothers, who were famous boat builders. The massive Dutch styled gardens surrounding the hotel are breathtaking. The decor is a mix of traditional Kerala interiors with a touch of Dutch style.

Photo of Brunton Boatyard (from official Facebook page of Brunton)

Apart from the beautifully done up rooms, the Brunton Boatyard Hotel also has various options with regard to food with its 6 in-house restaurants. You can have all you want starting from local cuisine to continental and Indian food here. Brunton also arranges special sunset cruises to Cochin Harbour. If you are interested in catching some beautiful views near the harbour and the backwaters closeby, opt for the sunset cruise.

A view from Brunton Boatyard (from official Facebook page of Brunton)

Telephone: +91-484-2215461

4. Le Meridien

The hotel is situated amidst the verdant foliage and the backwaters of Kochi providing a gorgeous view. Accommodation here includes 223 beautiful guest rooms as well as suites that overlook the soothing backwaters and picturesque gardens. Le Meridien has a lot to offer when it comes to facilities. It has a florist shop, a fitness centre, an exclusive club lounge, a beauty salon and an outdoor pool among others.

View of a room at Le Meridien (from official Facebook page of Le Meridien)

Also, since the hotel is so close to the backwaters, you can go for an afternoon boat trip and soak in the enchanting milieu. The hotel also features an indoor shopping complex that sells many luxury items worth checking out.

Swimming pool at Le Meridien (from official Facebook page of Le Meridien)

Telephone: +91-484-2705777

5. Tea Bungalow

Initially owned bya manufacturing company during the year 1912, Tea Bungalow is now one of the coveted luxurious properties in Kochi. The hotel seamlessly blends history with modern amenities, thus offering a perfect stay experience for its guests. It is now purchased by Brooke Bond Tea Company in 1956, and tea legacy has since remained with this bungalow.

Swimming pool at Tea Bungalow (from official Facebook page of Tea Bungalow)

With beautifully done rooms, you'll find yourself surrounded by comfortable, subtle luxury, a true retreat from the bustling city life. The bungalow has 10 rooms, each named after ports around the Indian Ocean associated with the tea and spice trade. As for the food, you can choose from a variety of cuisines at their in-house fine-dining restaurant, Cafe du Mahe, named after the 18th Century Governor of Mauritius, Bertrand-François Mahé de La Bourdonnais.

A room at Tea Bungalow (from official Facebook page of Tea Bungalow)

Telephone: +91-484-3019200

6. Le Colonial

This luxury property, managed by the famous Neemrana Group, sprawls across acres of lush greenery and has been lavishly done up in traditional Kerala style. Dating back to 1506, it is reputed to have housed Vasco da Gama and Saint Francis. The moment you step in here, you will feel a distinctive flavour and experience of the bygone era as the walls and rooms are decked with stunning art pieces from the colonial era. The rooms here are named after famous personalities.You can choose to stay in the Jan Van Spall room, Major Petrie room or a Vasco da Gama room among others.
Major Petrie Room at Le Colonial (from official website of Le Colonial)

Le Colonial
offers a lot to its guests, not only in terms of experience but also facilities. The hotel has well-maintained swimming pool, local sightseeing tours, yoga and meditation centres, spa and in-house restaurants to name a few! With so much to offer, no doubt it is one of the top 10 luxury hotels in Kochi.

Restaurant at Le Colonial (from official website of Le Colonial)

7. Bolgatty Palace Hotel

One of the premium luxury properties in Kochi, Bolgatty Palace is a dream to live in. The hotel was once a mansion that was built by the Dutch in 1744. Later, it served as a British residency till 1949. It is surrounded by a beautiful 9-hole golf course. The backwater of Vembanad lies in the vicinity of Bolgatty Palace.

A room at Bolgatty Palace (from official website of Bolgatty Palace)

Bolgatty Palace
has limited number of rooms, so it is advisable to contact the hotel before planning a trip. Nonetheless, the rooms are magnificent and the service is great too. The resort also offers services like ayurveda therapies, library, boat jetty, cruiser boats and a majestic golf course.

View of Bolgatty Palace (from official website of Bolgatty Palace)

Telephone: +91-484-2750500

8. Spice Fort, Kochi

Located in close proximity with local attractions, this heritage hotel has a plethora of facilities like an in-house restaurant offering international and Indian food, a swanky lounge where you can enjoy a steaming cup of coffee that is 100% organic, a seafood grill by the luxurious pool and guided tours of the place.

A room at Spice Fort (from official website of Spice Fort)

This luxurious hotel was once the abode of residence of a Jewish Koder family. With an interesting theme, the 27 rooms here are named after commonly used spices. The Spice Fort is your perfect getaway from the daily routine of city life.

Swimming pool at Spice Fort (from official website of Spice Fort)

Telephone: +91-484-2218981

9. Ramada Resort

A wondrous property spread across 8 lush green acres, Ramada Resort is perfect place for you to enjoy the beauty of Kochi in peace and tranquillity. The luxury resort it a distance of around 10 km from the city and is surrounded by a beautiful lake. It boasts of amenities like bar, an ayurveda centre, business centre, swimming pool and many more. Fennel, the multi-cuisine restaurant offers delectable dishes to satisfy your appetite.

Room at Ramada Resort (from official website of Ramada Resort)

There is also a sunken-pool bar, named Strokes, in the Ramada Resort. The Mexican, a Tex-Mex meal special fiesta at Ramada is also a treat for the taste-buds. There are numerous cottages and rooms at Ramada Resorts. All the rooms an air-conditioned and are impeccably clean and cosy. All the cottages are lake-facing and provide a splendid view.

Sitting area at Ramada (from official website of Ramada)

Telephone: +91-484-3011100

10. Courtyard By Marriott

This recently opened luxury hotel in Kochi has already become a popular choice for those who love to splurge on their vacation. The hotel have very plush rooms and suites that are equipped with all the modern facilities and comforts. For satiating your hunger pangs, you have a choice of a number of excellent restaurants that serve everything from local to international cuisine.

Room at Courtyard by Marriott (from official Facebook page of hotel)

Business travellers are pampered with a well equipped meeting space and conference areas while the fitness conscious can always make their way to the well-equipped gym. The hotel also has a beautiful swimming pool, a lavish spa and other recreational facilities.

Sitting area at Courtyard by Marriott (from official Facebook page of hotel)

Telephone: +91-484-6693333

These top 10 luxury hotels in Kochi, which provide impeccable hospitality and finest facilities, promise a wonderful retreat for their guests. Some of these are also the top 10 heritage hotels in Kerala.

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