23 Apr 2014

Posted by Chirstina Rose on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 No comments
The Soma Kerala Palace Resort is one of the best places to stay while on a trip to Cochin.
The resort is beautifully placed on a picturesque island on a Vembanad Lake, around 4 km from Vaikom near Cochin. The resort is surrounded with water and palm trees and its architecture chiefly comprises of wood. It is in fact a perfect place to enjoy the beauty of nature while you are on a vacation at this place. Tourists highly prefer this place because of the clean and tranquil environment surrounding this resort. The staff department of this is quite hospitable and the service is also good. Due to the old wooden architecture of this place it gives you a historic feeling. One of the main reasons behind the immense popularity of this place is because of its secluded location away from the noise and rush of the city life.  
Facilities

It is one of the renowned backwater resorts in Kerala and it provides its own boats to reach the place, which will take you around 15 minutes. The boat ride to this island resort is in itself a refreshing one. The room service at this resort is very prompt and is available for 24 hrs. Note that the pets are not allowed at this place.

Rooms- The rooms available at this resort are designed in an authentic Kerala architectural style and they are categorized in following categories like Maharaja Suite, Yuvaraja Suite and Palace room. The management department of the place has also used some parts of old homes to give a unique feeling of the bygone era of the region. The rooms are bit dark but are nicely kept to offer you a comfortable stay.
Dining Facility- The dining facility of this place is quite good, as one can enjoy the delicious food of the place besides a swimming pool, under the blue sky while enjoying the scenic views of nature. The resort has both open and covered areas for dining. Over here, tourists can also enjoy the different traditional varieties of Kerala food on demand.
The Pool- Though the pool is not maintained properly, it is a perfect place in the resort to enjoy the romantic view of the setting sun, especially from the adjoining tower besides the pool. Besides the lovely view of the sunset, the tower also offers you a scenic view of the surrounding area. If you are visiting this place with your loved ones, you can enjoy a candle light dinner provided by the resort at this tower. Visitors can spend their leisure time on this tower while enjoying the picturesque views of the lake and the cool breeze blowing from the lake.
Recreational Facilities- Recreational facilities that you can enjoy at this place are the spa, yoga and Ayurveda treatment.
Other Facilities- The resort also supports other facilities like free Wi-Fi, antique shop, souvenir shop, , doctor on call, currency exchange and laundry tailoring shop.


How to Reach

By Rail: The nearest railway stations to the Soma Kerala Palace Resort are Cochin (35 km), Kottayam (37 km) and Alleppey (36 km).

By Air: The nearest airport to this resort is Cochin International Airport, located at a distance of about 35 km.

By Road:The resort is easily accessible by various modes of transportation through road from cities like Cochin and Kottayam, located at a distance of about 35 km and 37 km respectively. 
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