4 Fabulous Floating Hotels & Cottages In India That'll Totes Float Your Boat!
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Can we ever say no to a vacation? Absolutely not! But aren’t you all sick and tired of going to the same regular places and resorts? Well, we see your frustration and fervently relate to the sentiment, therefore we’ve curated something hatke for you all. Forget overwater bungalows - floating hotels or floatels, as they’re conveniently called, are the latest obsession. These innovative and Insta-worthy accommodations not only make for relaxing and luxurious gateways but are marvels of hospitality experiences as well. Take a look at India's finest!
1. AB Celestial, Mumbai
This 3-storey yacht is docked at the Maritime Board Jetty near Worli Sea Link and boasts of a capacity to accommodate 660 guests. It has a sky deck which offers a panoramic view of Mumbai and the Arabian Sea. Come here with your gang to party in style whilst rhythmically rocking to the gentle waves of the mighty sea!
Where | AB Celestial - Bandra West, Mumbai
Tariff | Rs 2,300 Onwards
Call Them For Reservations | +91 9819 330 023
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/abcelestialfloatel/
Here’s Their Website | http://abcelestial.com
2. Poovar Island Resort, Trivandrum
The resort offers 12 floating cottages on the water off the island. These are inspired by local architectural and decor styles with thatched roofs and wickerwork furniture. The resort specialises in Ayurvedic treatments to heal and relax the mind and soul. You can also enjoy a boat ride in the backwaters, go for a safari on the Poovar River or a sunset cruise, amongst other activities!
Where | Poovar Island Resort - Pozhiyoor, Trivandrum, Kerala
Tariff | Rs 7,500 Onwards
Call Them | +91 8086 861 111
Book Your Stay Online Here | https://www.poovarislandresorts.com/reservation
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/PoovarIsland/
Here’s Their Website | https://www.poovarislandresorts.com/index.html
3. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
One of the landmark properties of the Taj Group sitting on the serene waters of Lake Pichola, this luxury hotel has played host to the rich and the famous. You have the license to chill here, as many Bond fans will know that it was the venue for the shooting of Octopussy. Head over and dine at the signature speciality restaurants at this palace that serve a variety of cuisines and feel like royalty at their Jiva Spa with a spa boat experience!
Where | Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur - Post Box No. 5, Lake Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Tariff | Rs 42,500 Onwards
Call Them | +91 2942 428 800
Book Your Stay Online Here | https://taj.tajhotels.com/en-in/taj-lake-palace-udaipur
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/TajLakePalace1746/
Here’s Their Website | https://taj.tajhotels.com/en-in/taj-lake-palace-udaipur/
4. The Floatel, Kolkata
Built on the jetty on the Hooghly River off Strand Road, the hotel incorporates a nautical feel as the entire theme is of a ship. The hotel is centrally located and offers views of the iconic Howrah Bridge as well as life along a river that built a great city. Hog on dishes like Alphonso Mango Cheesecake, Dub Chingri Chomotkar at The Bridge, their 24-hour multi-cuisine restaurant or swill back yummy tipples at their bar!
Where | The Floatel - Kolkata Jetty, Strand Road, BBD Bagh, Kolkata
Tariff | Rs 5,000 Onwards
Call Them | +91 8697 971 688
Book Your Stay Online Here | http://www.floatelindia.com/booking.php|
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/Floatel/
Here’s Their Website | http://www.floatelindia.com/index.php
P.S. - Tariffs as recorded on 7th January, 2019
So, pack up your bags and head to these terrific and hatke places that’ll defo become fodder for some awe-inspiring travel blogs and beautiful Insta feeds!