Taj Malabar Luxury Hotel in Cochin
Situated on the Willingdon Island, which has a magnificent view of the Cochin harbour and beautiful backwaters, the Taj Malabar is a fine blend of old-world charm and contemporary amenities.
Standard Rooms: All rooms are elegantly appointed and offer guest amenities like with international direct dial facility, channel music and colour television with satellite programmes.
New Wing Rooms: These rooms offer breathtaking views of the waterfront and Chinese fishing nets or spectacular views of the harbour. Corner rooms offer views of the waterfront, harbour and of the sunset.
Heritage Wing Rooms: Rooms with a Victorian touch, overlooking the waterfront or lush gardens.
Suites: Choose from 7 Executive Suites and 2 Deluxe Suites. Suites in the New Wing have balconies with splendid waterfront views, while those in the Old Wing are decorated using Indian and Chinese themes.
Treating your taste buds at Taj Malabar Luxury Hotel in Cochin
There are a number of Restaurants and Bars at the Taj Malabar Hotel.
Waterfront Café: The waterfront café is a 24-hour coffee shop, romantically situated on the Waterfront, offering you a wide range of Indian, Continental and Local cuisine.
Thai Pavilion:The restaurant is the first of its kind in Kerala to serve authentic Thai cuisine.
Rice Boat: A Unique restaurant set in a Rice Boat, serving ethnic seafood delicacies. Guests can interact with the chef, watch the ships go by and be serenaded by the sound of waves lapping the boat.
Dolphin's Point: An open-air seasonal eatery serving barbequed delicacies cooked to your taste. Mattancherry: The Lobby Lounge bar set in a Colonial ambience. The bar serves spirits and cocktails as well as an assortment of ethnic Keralite, Thai & International snacks. A pianist plays light music in the evenings.
Pool Side Bar: An enchanting bar, overlooking Aquarius, the swimming pool. The bar serves a wide range of exotic cocktails and mocktails and snacks, throughout the day.
Business Facilities at Luxury Taj Malabar Hotel in Cochin
3 banquet halls with a capacity ranging from 60 to 300 persons auditorium style or 65 to 350 persons for cocktails/receptions. The hotel also has a state-of-the-art business centre with 2 small meeting/board-rooms. Boat cruises with cocktails/ lunch/ dinner on board can also be arranged.
Set on a cluster of islands and a peninsula, Cochin (now, Kochi) is a blend of medieval Portugal, Holland and an English country village. Here you can see the oldest church in India, winding streets crammed with 500-year old Portuguese houses, cantilevered Chinese fishing nets, a well-settled Jewish community, a 16th century synagogue and a palace built by the Portuguese and given to the Raja of Cochin.
The Mattancherry Palace was built by the Portuguese in 1557 and presented to the Maharaja of Cochin, Veera Kerala Varma (1537-61), as a gesture of goodwill. The Dutch substantially renovated it after 1663; hence it's other name, the 'Dutch Palace'.
The most important feature of this palace, however are the astonishing murals in the bedchambers and other rooms, which depict scenes from the Ramayana, Mahabharata and Puranic legends connected with Shiva, Vishnu, Krishna, Kumara and Durga.
These murals are undoubtedly some of the most beautiful and extensive to be seen anywhere in India.
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