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India has made an indelible mark in the area of hospitality and offers the finest accommodation facilities to travellers from all across the globe. The distinctive features of Indian hotels are high standard and quality accommodation along with contemporary facilities at par with world standards. From the modern state-of-the-art comfort of deluxe properties to the royal heritage ambience of palace hotels and havelis, from the rustic ambience of deluxe tents in the desert to the unique Kerala houseboats in the tranquil backwaters, India offers a wide array of accommodation, meeting every need of the discerning traveller, be it leisure, conferences or incentives.
Taj Malabar
Situated on Willingdon Island with a magnificent view of the Cochin harbour, the Taj Malabar combines old-world elegance with modern day convenience. In its heritage wing, built in 1935, graceful Victorian interiors aptly reflect the inherent beauty of Cochin. Its tower wing houses newly renovated guestroom suites, each a delicate mix of the classic with the contemporary. Accessibility: Airport – 45 km, Ernakulam Railway Station – 12 km. Accommodation: 96 guest rooms including nine suites. Heritage Wing offers 25 Superior, 6 Superior Sea View and 2 Deluxe Suites. Tower Wing offers 21 Superior, 28 Superior Sea View, 7 Sunset View and 7 Executive Suites. Restaurants & Bars: Dolphin’s Point, seasonal open-air restaurant by the bay side is known for its outstanding barbeques and grills; Pepper, all-day diner offers a variety of cuisines; Rice Boat, seafood specialty restaurant; Thai Pavilion presents the succulent flavours of truly ethnic Thai food; Mattancherry Bar located in the lobby offers plenty of fine spirits from around the world; Aquarius Bar by the poolside overlooking the harbour and the Tea Lounge. Other Facilities: Wireless internet access, business centre, beauty parlour, car hire, currency exchange, doctor-on-call, express laundry/dry cleaning, florist, travel assistance, backwater cruises, jiva spa, swimming pool, fitness centre, steam, chill shower and jacuzzi, yoga room, the salon, souvenir & bookshop, speed boat rides, taj cinnamon coast - the luxury yacht, board games, fishing, table tennis and four banquet halls.
Le Meridien Cochin Resort & Convention Centre
Nestled amongst 25 acres of coconut groves and backwater rivers is Le Meridien Cochin Resort & Convention Centre. Fashionably luxurious in beautiful pristine environs, Le Meridien brings to Kerala a unique brand of European flair and international hospitality served with an Indian smile. The versatile dining options are an invitation to enjoy the tastes of international living. The live entertainment is a reminder of this ancient land where musicians have wooed the sages for centuries. Accessibility: Airport – 35 km, Railway Station (Ernakulam Junction) – 12 km, City Centre – 8 km. Accommodation: Total 223 rooms and suites including 24 Deluxe garden facing, 86 Deluxe backwaters view, 31 Royal Club, 4 Family Suites, 4 Executive Suites, 1 Honeymoon Suite, 1 Presidential Suite and 72 suites in the Tower Block. Restaurants & Bars: Treasure Trove serves an array of international cuisines as well as the best live entertainment in Cochin; Lagoon, a speciality restaurant serving authentic Chinese, Thai and Continental Seafood delicacies, open only for dinner; The Grill, an open-air grill restaurant overlooking the backwaters, open only for dinner; Jules Bar serves drinks and snacks; Library Lounge open 24 hours and Tandav, the only night spot in Kerala promising nights of rocking music and non-stop action, open only on Friday & Saturday. Other Facilities: Concierge, Travel desk, Barber shop, Beauty salon, Bellman and porter, Business centre, Car rental, Currency exchange, Disabled ramp and wheelchair access, Doctor on call, Express check-in/check-out, Florist, Gift shop, Library, Multilingual staff, News stand, Health & Fitness centre, Steam, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Yoga room, outdoor Swimming pool with a separate whirlpool, Jacuzzi and children’s pool, Tennis court, Water sports, Boating and Fishing, 4-hole putting green, Le Revive spa centre and a world-class Conference Centre with 12 conference halls.