The Windsor Castle, Kottayam

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Ranked 4 of 222 hotels in Kottayam

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13 Reviews

"Awesome place to stay"

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7.0 /7
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Raj Varma

4 Reviews | 3 Readers

"Nice place to stay"

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6.0 /7
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6 Reviews | 5 Readers

"View from room"

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14 Reviews | 1592 Readers

Excellent hospitality!

Posted 13 Jan, 2016

Hotel was very good rooms was neat and clean & it was very good. Hotel service was also good & management of hotel was very good, including reception was also was very good. We enjoyed a lot in that hotel. Food & drinks was very good taste. Hotel out look was good. Parking was very good. Next time if you come to this destination then we will stay in this hotel only. Everything was very good in this hotel we enjoyed a lot.

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9 Reviews | 7732 Readers

Good experience

Posted 12 Jul, 2012

This place is a must stay when you are at Kottayam. They have these Tharavadu Villas which is classic.

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13 Reviews | 9081 Readers

Excellent view from rooms and delicious food

Posted 13 Mar, 2015

We went to Kerala in a very big group of almost 60 people, mainly for sightseeing. At Kottayam we stayed at this hotel. It is situated on the back waters with a large garden area to stroll around. It has a beautiful Spa with Aryuvedic massage. There are 2 swimming pools, one at the lower level near the cottages and the other at the higher level near the main building. There was a good flat TV in the room airing all channels There are 2 types of rooms, one in the main building which are more convenient as there is an elevator to go up and down from the room to the restaurant We were in the cottage which is quite a walk from the main building. Also, the path is dimly lit making it a little difficult in the night. Despite this I would still stay in the cottage. The cottage had a good sitting area on the lower floor with an open air bathroom. The room led out to a patio facing the backwaters. However, the chairs in the patio were the regular plastic chairs and hence not too comfortable to relax in when Reading a book. The bedroom was on the upper level (climb about 8-10 stairs). The bed was comfortable for two with a good AC and TV. The view was superb, seeing the backwaters through the trees which almost touched the bedroom window !! The only drawback was the toilet on the lower level. Thus this room is not convenient for those who need to use the loo at night Although we were such a large group, the staff handled our baggage efficiently with a smile. Service was always with a smile and quite prompt. Linen was clean and fresh The only drawback was the toiletries. They were in small pouches and of average quality. Fortunately travelling in India I always carry my own so I was happy As we were a large group, food was served as a buffet. There was 2 non veg dishes, along with 2 veg, dal, papad, salad and 1 dessert. Food was tasty and the fish was to die for. Service and replenishment was prompt The main level poolside tended to get noisy due to the children, so we chose the bigger pool near the cottages. The massage was slightly pricey but relaxing and well worth it The hotel is not too far from other restaurants and the shopping area. About 5-8 minutes in a rickshaw, which is readily available near the hotel with the cost of Rs. 30 one way

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1 Review | 2997 Readers

The place is a bit away from town but has the seri...

Posted 20 Oct, 2010

The place is a bit away from town but has the serinity of lots of greenary and water front in the backyard. One should hire a car and visit kumarkoan and munnar with family from this place.

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3 Reviews | 71 Readers

Expensive food and good parking facility

Posted 18 Aug, 2016

Everything was very good in this hotel. I had visited this hotel for official trip. The food quality was good. The food was expensive. I would recommend this hotel for upcoming travellers. The parking facility was good. The complimentary breakfast was provided by the hotel.

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The Windsor Castle is ranked #4 among the 222 hotels in Kottayam with an average rating of 5.7 out of 7. It is one of the 33, 3-star in Kottayam. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 26 photos, 90 text reviews and 3 video reviews and is rated top for its Location, Destination and Appearance. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.

The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 4,100 to Rs 4,200 per night. The hotel offer 40 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.

The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Single (29%) and Couple (26%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 44% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 29% have rated the ambience as scenic nature.

Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Oct, Nov and Dec for the best experience.

The Windsor Castle is located at Kodimatha which is approximately 3 Kms from Kottayam railway station . Due to the close proximity, it is considered as one of the best stay option. Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple (3 Kms), kottayam (3 Kms) and Devalokam (3 Kms) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.

The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay. By providing free wifi access, the hotel makes sure you are always connected to the internet. It has a lovely outdoor swimming pool where you can take a quick dip or just relax your muscles after a long day of sightseeing.

Other amenities include Laundry Services, Doctor On Call, Restaurant, Room Service and Travel Assistance. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.

If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.

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