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Once Upon The River

11/310 Cas Group Holdings Thuruth, Aluva, Kochi (Cochin) 683101 India
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#2 of 14 hotels in Aluva
Set amidst the lush Greenscape, Once upon the River is one of the finest resorts that proffers an unparalleled, luxury retreat on the banks of the river Periyar in Aluva. It’s a quintessential escape from the bustling city life, yet within a convenient 12 minutes’ drive from the Cochin International Airport (CIAL) and easy access to corporate hubs and shopping malls in Kochi.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Business Centre with Internet Access
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Nimish P wrote a review Dec 2021
45 contributions47 helpful votes
Had booked this hotel post seeing the reviews. But not upto the mark. Food and breakfast buffet are minimal. No towels provided while checking in. Had to ask for it twice. Stains on bedsheet and cushion covers. Lights keep going and there is complete black out of 1-2 minutes as there is shift to generators (no emergency lights anywhere in the property). Language barrier creates confusion. Try some better business hotels in vicinity instead of this. I guess this is my first ever 1 star review on TripAdvisor but can't help it
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Pradeep G wrote a review Aug 2021
Kannur District, India36 contributions5 helpful votes
Excellent property. Serene, Staff is ever helpful without being intrusive. Riverside property with its own Rambutan orchard, swimming pool. Serene property. Excellent staff. It was a business trip. Perfect place to unwind after a busy day
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Date of stay: July 2021
Sujit V wrote a review Jan 2021
Ernakulam, India17 contributions7 helpful votes
A quiet scenic spot less than an hour away from the mad, congested rush that Cochin has become. We had been there earlier for a half day trip and our resolve to return for a stay finally fructified. Set in a ocean of trees (Nutmeg, Mango Steen, Mango, Star fruit and so on), it is cheek to jowl with the Periyar river which is quite enchanting (when not in spate). The property is not very large but just adequate. There are three buildings housing the rooms and the restaurant. The rooms are spacious and well appointed. There is an old looking building which houses the Ayurveda centre but this and the swimming pool had to be skipped for another visit. It is a place to do nothing and to do something. One can just sit down and watch the river flow by. You could watch birds in the morning. Take walks among the trees and plants. Fish in the Periyar. Take a motor boat ride. Have an Ayurvedic Massage. Gorge yourself on delicious food or just lie back on a deck chair and be ensconced I tranquility. The food is excellent and sumptuous. Chef Victor is very open to suggestion and guests can select their menus. We are grateful to Mr. Biju the manager and Dhanya who handles reception for the warmth and care. We will certainly be back. .
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Date of stay: January 2021
jeyemdi wrote a review Sept 2020
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India78 contributions10 helpful votes
This resort is set up in a nutmeg garden on the banks of Periyar in Thuruth, Alwaye. The room was spacious and the decor was tastefully done. The room service personnel seemed to be those employed in the nutmeg garden. The complementary breakfast was good in terms of variety and taste. We were shocked to see that the (Everyday brand) milk powder sachets placed in the room were past the expiry date. To sum up, the price seemed to be exorbitant in comparison with the facilities in offer and similar competitors.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Shariq41 wrote a review Feb 2020
Mumbai, India491 contributions199 helpful votes
The hotel is located in a quaint location and the rooms are very comfortable. The staff is courteous and food is pretty good. The rates are also very reasonable. The hotel in just 15 mins drive from airport and it provides complimentary pickup and drop from airport on request. Overall its definitely worth staying.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from bijuoutr, General Manager at Once Upon The River
Responded 10 Feb 2020
Dear guest, Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your feedback's. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the holidays very much. Thank you for the appreciation of our services and staff members.
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USD 31 - USD 51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaKeralaErnakulam DistrictKochi (Cochin)Aluva
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Frequently Asked Questions about Once Upon The River
Which popular attractions are close to Once Upon The River?
Nearby attractions include Sri Adi Sankara Keerthi Sthamba Mandapam (7.5 km), Aluva Shiva Temple (2.7 km), and Trip in Kerala (4.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Once Upon The River?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Once Upon The River?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Once Upon The River?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Once Upon The River?
Conveniently located restaurants include Momo Cafe, Taberna, and Palace Food Court.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Once Upon The River?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Once Upon The River?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Keerthisthambham (7.5 km).