Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty: A Sneak Peak At Living Grand

A Pre Opening Tour Of The Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty

Looking out towards Vembenad Lake and Fort Kochi, The Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty stands elegantly on the skyline. This 5 star hotel boasts one of South India’s largest convention centers and 5 restaurants.

I was lucky enough to be invited for a sneak preview of the gorgeous Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty. The official opening of the hotel is the 29th April 2018. Though, having visited I now know the true meaning of living grand and I am excited to share that experience with you!


louging area at the grand hyatt kochi bolgatty

Checking In To The Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty

Location & Accessibility

A quick 45 minute drive from Cochin International Airport you will soon be in your room or relaxing at the pool. What more could you want after a long flight.

You are also not far from the popular Fort Kochi, being a half hour drive away. It is the perfect place to soak up some history and get some good shopping done. Though, that’s if you can actually pull yourself away from the gorgeous hotel.

Lastly, the Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty has its own private jetty making getting around the area a seamless experience.

city day view from the grand hyatt kochi in kerala

A Grand Entrance

Stepping into the lobby of the Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty luxury oozes from each wall. From the high pitched ceilings and the sparkling chandeliers it is impossible to not stop and take a moment to appreciate the grandeur. Golden accents will meet you in each direction and this theme will follow you throughout the rest of the property.

The friendly team members will welcome you to your temporary home with a smile. Ultimately, the tone for the rest of your stay will be set as soon as you set foot through the door, and you will not be disappointed.

flowers at the grand hyatt kochi

welcome drink at the grand hyatt kochi

Sophisticated Sleeping

The Presidential Suite

Lets start with the Presidential Suite because why wouldn’t you! The grandeur exudes from each inch of the suite with perfection in the finest details. Golden accents reflect the light coming through the floor to ceiling windows and the dark marble bench top contrasts the white marble floor flawlessly. A large dining table and comfortable couches placed in the center provides the perfect living area for entertaining. With a striking office space at one end the presidential suite is great for a variety of travelers. A large balcony area provides views out to the magnificent lake which the Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty calls its neighbor.

The adjoining twin room in the presidential suite provides the perfect stay for those extra visitors. Though, they wont be disappointed. With equally as amazing views as the grand king room and plenty of space it is the perfect place to rest your head after exploring this beautiful property.

The grand king room in the presidential suite is where the Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty’s hashtag can be truly embraced. Living grand is what you will be doing here and there is no doubt about it when you wake up to beautiful lake views from the comfort of your king size bed. With dark wooden accents mixed with a warm gold, the chestnut color scheme provides a peaceful atmosphere.

The bathroom in the presidential suite is just the cherry on top of this grand cake. The beautiful circular bath set in the middle of the room provides perfect water views through the floor to ceiling windows ahead. The shower has two shower sliders as well as seating, allowing for a perfect hideaway at the end of the night.

presidential suite kitchen area

presidential suite lounging area at the grand hyatt kochi

dining area in the presidential suite - grand hyatt kochi

presidential suite bedroom at the grand hyatt kochi bolgatty

bathtub in the presidential suite at the grand hyatt kochi

bathroom in the presidential suite at the grand hyatt kochi

Grand King Room

The grand king room is the ultimate luxury space for a small group of travelers. With the bed looking out towards the beautiful lake and floor to ceiling views, sunrise is no doubt one to remember.

The spacious area is provides enough room for a full length desk. This is perfect for the business traveler allowing room to spread out with paperwork and electronics. As well for the general traveler staying in at night to order room service. Having a large flat surface can truly make a space comfortable, bringing the Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty a step above the rest.

The bathroom is another standout feature of the grand king room. The black tiles really give an elegance to the space and the gold features just contribute to this feeling. It is not common that a hotel room will have both a shower and a bathtub, and this is something which the Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolygatty has striven to do.

bedroom in the grand king room at the grand hyatt kochi bolgatty

bathroom and office space in the grand king room at the grand hyatt kochi bolgatty

Twin Room

The standard twin room still contains a lot of the highlights of the grand king room, though just with a city view instead of one overlooking the lake and backwaters. The bathroom still features the striking walk in shower and bathtub and well as the luxurious atmosphere of the Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolygatty.

The rooms are extremely spacious and even feature the full size desk and a 49 inch television. This makes the standard twin room perfect for a range of travelers.


twin room in the grand hyatt kochi bolgatty

Memorable Dining Experiences

With 5 individual dining opportunities catering for a range of cuisines and dietary requirements, the options while staying at the Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty are endless. Keep an eye out for the Colony Clubhouse & Grill, The Malabar Cafe, Grand Lounge, Pool Bar and Thai Soul during your stay and test out some of their amazing foodie delights.

From sipping cocktails next to the pool to sampling whiskey out of your dedicated cabinet, the living grand theme is not just in regards to the property and its room, but for everything down to the small details in the menus.

lunch of fish at the thai soul restaurant in the grand hyatt kochi bolgatty

Colony Clubhouse & Grill

With beautiful backwater and city views the Colony Clubhouse & Grill is a gastronomical aficionado’s dream. The culinary philosophy behind the many delights is based on using one of the world’s oldest cooking methods. Using open fires, smoking grills and burning embers gives the food another depth, taking the dining experience at Colony Clubhouse & Grill to a whole new level.

With clean lines and perfect symmetry, the decor of the restaurant resonates perfectly with the sophisticated menu. Dark wood mixed with golden accents brings in the theme commonly seen throughout the Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty. Oozing a timeless elegance it is no doubt this is the place to be with the city skyline lights sparkling a head.

decor at the colony clubhouse in the grand hyatt kochi bolgatty

colony clubhouse and grill in the grand hyatt kochi bolgatty

views from the colony clubhouse in the grand hyatt kochi bolgatty

Malabar Café

All day casual dining mixed with perfect views, you know where to find me at the Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty. Featuring the fiery authentic flavors of the gorgeous Malabari cuisine mixed with the relaxed Malabar Cafe environment provides the perfect sophisticated, but relaxed atmosphere.

Trust me there is no way you can leave Kerala without trying the intricate and aromatic flavors used in Malabari dishes.

Thai Soul

Located on the ground floor looking out to the pool the Thai Soul restaurant brings the best of street Thai food right to your table. The complex flavors of sweet, sour, spicy and salty are in perfect balance with a upscale twist.

You can find more about my experience dining at Thai Soul ‘coming soon’ where I discovered perfect Thai street food delights in Southern India.

thai soul restaurant in the grand hyatt kochi bolgatty

thai food at thai soul in the grand hyatt kochi bolgatty

Grand Lounge

When you first walk into the lobby of the Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty the Grand Lounge will be calling your name from the other side of the room. Enjoy the Arabic influences of striking decor and dining with a beautiful over water view.

It is the perfect place for mixing and mingling with a buzzing atmosphere.

Pool Bar

Enjoy a relaxed pace sitting poolside with the beautiful lake in the background. The pool bar offers delightful drinks and light bites. Enjoy your number one cocktail under the sun while listening to the lapping waves.

lake views at the grand hyatt kochi bolgatty


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Backpackers Wanderlust was able to visit the Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty while partaking in Kerala Blog Express season 5, however, as always, all opinions are my own.



  1. April 19, 2018 at 3:18 am - Reply

    ah.. i would love Grand Hyatt Kochi. This is the best hotel.

  2. Piia / Ticket to Adventures April 17, 2018 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    This hotel looks very elegant. I wish I could always stay in hotels like this when I travel…

  3. Soujanya April 16, 2018 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    What a grand place to stay at! I’ve lived in Kochi for more than 5 years. If I ever go back, I’ll be sure to look up Grand Hyatt Kochi 🙂

  4. Jen Ambrose April 16, 2018 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    Wow, this place looks seriously luxurious! I’m sure it’s in our budget too 😉

  5. Neha Kulshrestha April 16, 2018 at 5:25 am - Reply

    wow!! This is grand and what great views. I just wish to visit and stay there soon. Would be relaxing to sit and watch sunrise amidst the green. Great pics and details. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Lauren April 16, 2018 at 3:16 am - Reply

    Holy cow!!! This place looks absolutely incredible – gorgeous photos of a beautiful place 🙂

  7. Alicia Raeburn April 16, 2018 at 12:59 am - Reply

    Wow this is so incredible! Echoing the other comments on here – that presidential sweet is amazing!! Seems like the perfect place to wind down after a day of travel.

  8. Mina April 15, 2018 at 11:53 pm - Reply

    How beautiful is this hotel! As an interior designer, it’s impossible to not appreciate all the work and attention to details they have accomplished.
    Thank you for this – I love getting inspired from all over the world 🙂

  9. Mirela April 15, 2018 at 10:10 pm - Reply

    What a great hotel and what memories! I have been to Kochin three times already: once I stayed in Holliday Inn, once in Xandari Harbour and once… in Bolgaty Palace. The title is sumptuous but the resort is so dated… The GRAND HYATT looks amazing, like new and fresh and fabulous, sorry it was not open or there the time of my last visit 🙂 Yet, Bolgaty island is awesome and Kochin and a gate for Kerala so believe it or not I want to come back here and this resort looks so amazing!

  10. Anna April 15, 2018 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    How lucky were you, to get a sneak preview of this place! It looks incredible, and the perfect place to chill after a busy day exploring. I’d want to stay in that presidential suite! The photos of the flower petals at reception are so beautiful I want to print them and put them on my wall 🙂

  11. Mayuri April 15, 2018 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    This is stunning! I’m from India, but never been to kochi! This hotel is very lovely!

  12. Miranda Post April 15, 2018 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    Wow! I could swim laps in that bathtub and the marble showers are divine. What a lovely experience to attend this preview!

  13. Celia April 15, 2018 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    Wow this place looks amazing. I’ve never been one to stay in luxury hotels, but I could get used to this!

  14. Sarah April 15, 2018 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    Such a well written article, it looks so lush what a privilege to be invited for a sneak peak ?

  15. Mary Beth April 15, 2018 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    Ummmmm… yes, please! This place looks awesome. So cool you got a sneak peek before they even open!

  16. Amy April 15, 2018 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    I totally want that round jacuzzi bathtub. It looks heavenly!!

  17. Annemarie April 15, 2018 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    OMG, this hotel looks outsandingly beautiful. I love the sleek wood design. You must have felt like a Queen!

  18. Louise April 15, 2018 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    Wow – the Grand Hyatt, fancy!! I love the look of this hotel. What a special experience getting to stay there before it officially opens 🙂 That bathroom looks amazing. I love the view from behind the mirrors! Would love to stay here if we make it to South India one day.

  19. Kacie April 15, 2018 at 11:00 am - Reply

    I was stunned by the level of luxury in the hotels I visited in India in 2016. I went to Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Kolkata and Varanasi but I would love to visit south India someday too!

  20. Catherine’s Cultural Wednesdays April 15, 2018 at 10:56 am - Reply

    Lucky you to have a sneak peek it looks amazing

  21. Carly April 15, 2018 at 10:07 am - Reply

    Lucky you, getting to check out such a luxurious hotel before all the common folk! Something tells me they’re going to have an AMAZING breakfast buffet!

  22. Mateja April 15, 2018 at 9:22 am - Reply

    What an amazing place. I love the color scheme of all the spaces, black and gold just screams luxury. Thai restaurant is where I’d most likely hang ?

  23. Ferne Arfin April 15, 2018 at 9:12 am - Reply

    Looks amazing and I absolutely love the look of the bathrooms!

  24. Nana - PatagoniaDreaming April 15, 2018 at 7:32 am - Reply

    What a pretty place! Totally understand you liked it 🙂 I need to safe up money for places like this :))

  25. Shannon April 15, 2018 at 7:32 am - Reply

    Now this place really does look grand! I would love to stay here one day 🙂

  26. Liz April 15, 2018 at 6:27 am - Reply

    Wow! This is such a cool hotel! Definitely made it onto my list! Thanks for sharing!

  27. Selam April 15, 2018 at 6:13 am - Reply

    These photos are awesome!! I would love to stay in the Presidential suite!

  28. Susan April 15, 2018 at 6:12 am - Reply

    I’d head straight to the pool bar to relax after a long flight! This looks like a great place to splurge!

  29. Rowena April 15, 2018 at 5:17 am - Reply

    Phew! That’s quite the hotel! So lucky that you got to experience it.

  30. Mona April 15, 2018 at 5:05 am - Reply

    Wow this looks amazing! I wish I could stay in that presidential suite ?

  31. Becci Abroad April 15, 2018 at 4:35 am - Reply

    Wow, WOOW! This looks like such an amazing place! Thank you for sharing your experience! I’ll definitely keep it in mind!

  32. Janine April 15, 2018 at 4:17 am - Reply

    OMG you always go to the dreamiest places! This looks amazinggg.

  33. Amy Dodd April 15, 2018 at 4:13 am - Reply

    That presidential suite.. oh my goodness. I could live there. Talk about room goals. I made a weird sound when I saw the rounded tub. ughhh

  34. Pamela Chieffallo April 15, 2018 at 2:33 am - Reply

    The presidential suite! Yes, please! Love the decor in this hotel, there’s nothing like clean lines and modern furniture. My fave!

  35. Kristine April 15, 2018 at 1:55 am - Reply

    Spoilt for choice with all the restaurant options, I’ll put the Thai one first on my list! (personal preference, hehe.)

    The bathroom in the Presidential Suite is OMG so inviting!

  36. Anisa April 15, 2018 at 12:32 am - Reply

    I stayed at the Grand Hyatt in Sao Paulo so I know how amazing the hotels can be. So neat you got a sneak peak!

  37. Kelly Price April 14, 2018 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    Looks amazing! I love Hyatt Hotels, and this one is now on my list to visit! 🙂

  38. Cat April 14, 2018 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    This hotel looks amazing, I want to go for a bath in that tub right now!

  39. Margarita April 14, 2018 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    Ah…to wake up to that view from the Presidential suite…A perfect spot to splurge after a few days of traveling.

  40. Jayne April 14, 2018 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    What a stylish new addition to Cochin. I love a good a bathroom and it looks like this hotel has them in spades 😀

  41. Taru April 14, 2018 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    Wow, would love to stay at that Presidential suite – what a bathroom!

  42. anna April 14, 2018 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    Wow what a fab looking hotel. You really captured all the rooms really well. Just looking at your photos makes me want to book a stay. I will def remember this place if when we head to India soon.

  43. Viola April 14, 2018 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    Omg that is one gorgeous hotel! That bath tub is total goals!! How lucky to be invited. I would love to stay here!

  44. Jackie S. April 14, 2018 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    The view looks amazing from the Presidential Suite. I can see myself staying here for a luxury stay.

  45. Sarah Shumate April 14, 2018 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    Luxury hotels in India are really something else, aren’t they? We were lucky enough to get to stay in a few on our trip a few years ago. (Only because my dad was paying – ha!) This one is absolutely beautiful. I love the view and the food looks delicious!

  46. Diamond April 14, 2018 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful place! I hope when I go to India I can do it Grand Hyatt style.

  47. Jacqueline April 14, 2018 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    Wow this looks absolutely amazing! Great place to stay and so luxurious! Thanks for sharing!

  48. Abbie Synan April 14, 2018 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    The Presidential Suite, what a stunner of a room!! What a great place to treat yourself, thanks for sharing!

  49. Sarah April 14, 2018 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    I’ve walked past Grand Hyatt Hotels all over the world and often wished I was staying there instead of whichever cheap and cheerful abode I was in nearby. What a beautiful hotel, I can totally see myself in that Presidential Suite – one day!

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