Luxury accommodation in Kerala is instilled with the architecture, ambience and character of the eclectic cultures and diverse history of the state. We have selected the finest hotels in Kerala that will make your visit to the nature lovers’ state complete, whether you are travelling alone, with a friend or in a large group.
One of the majestic blocks of Bolgatty Palace
Located on the island of Mulavukad, commonly referred to as Bolgatty Island, which makes up part of Kochi (Cochin) city, the heritage hotel makes for an exotic island accommodation in Kerala. Surrounded by the tranquil waves of the Arabian Sea and the picturesque backwaters, Bolgatty Palace’s luxurious suites overlook the hotel’s nine-hole golf course and international marina.
Built by Dutch traders in 1744, Bolgatty Palace is the oldest Dutch palace outside of Holland and was once the colonial administration centre of Dutch Malabar. There is as much to do at Bolgatty Palace as there is on the island itself. The heritage hotel comprises of majestically landscaped gardens, therapeutic Ayurveda programmes, a beer parlour, boat cruises through the Keralan backwaters of Kochi and splendid locations for the avid bird watcher. The Kochi heritage trail, the endless shopping opportunities and the many historical monuments are a short distance away from the exotic island resort.
Outside a peaceful villa overlooking Mala Lake
Fragrant Nature is an exclusive retreat and resort away in Kollam, away from the hustle and bustle of cosmopolitan cities. The resort is known for its first class hospitality, authentic roof top restaurant, spa and Ayurveda treatments and Kala Kendra, its very own amphitheatre that hosts live performances that are enriched with Kerala’s infused cultural heritage. Surrounded by nothing but a picturesque landscape of palm trees and waterside gardens, making it the perfect resort for the truly tranquil experience of Kerala’s untouched backwaters.
Whether you are on your honeymoon, taking a much needed family vacation or simply looking to unwind, do not hesitate to book your stay at Fragrant Nature. With only 29 premium luxury rooms and villas all overlooking the idyllic Mala Lake – and one villa comprising of its own private pool – the resort is a popular accommodation in Kerala that will leave you with unforgettable memories.
Each room at Rossitta Wood Castle is instilled with Kerala’s eclectic heritage
What began as a European family mansion in 1706 is now a quaint heritage bed and breakfast. Rossitta Wood Castle is situated just 5-10 minutes walk away from the centre of Fort Kochi, the majestic Fort Kochi Beach and the Chinese Fishing Nets. Whether you opt for a standard room, deluxe room or our favourite wood mansion, the heritage bed and breakfast’s décor, ambience and top notch hospitality will immerse you in the rich multi-cultural traditions and key locations of Fort Kochi, the first European settlement in India.
Spend the day sightseeing around Fort Kochi with its centuries old Indian temples, Portuguese cathedrals, Dutch palaces and Jewish quarters, all of which stand as splendid as ever. Feast at the hotel’s open courtyard garden restaurant, which offers an array of delectable authentic dishes. Choose to relax at the spa while enjoying an Ayurveda massage or do a spot of boating and fishing before joining in with cultural dance and music concerts at dinner. Rossitta Wood Castle and its close proximity to the wonders of Fort Kochi does not only immerse you into the beauty of Kerala’s amalgamated culture, it will send you back in time.
Images: Bolgatty Palace Kochi, Friday Sunday, TripAdvisor