The water around the property is anything but clean.
The hotel is located in an industrial area, a long way from local sights.
It is the flag flown by British merchant or passenger ships since 1707.
Prior to 1707, an English red ensign and a Scottish red ensign were flown by the English and Scottish Royal navies respectively.
It is probable that the cross-saltire was adopted by the Scots as a national ensign at a very early period, but there seems no direct evidence of this before the fourteenth century.
The earliest Scottish records were lost at sea in the ship that was sent to return them to that country, whence they had been carried off, with the "Stone of Destiny", by King Edward I (1239-1307, reigned 1272-1307).
Dolphin’s Point, open only in season, offers a seafood barbeque under the stars, while the Vivanta’s flagship eatery, the Rice Boat, specialises in seafood.
The Vivanta overlooks Kochin island and the new industrial harbour.
While the former view is rather stunning, with its churches and colonial-era buildings, the latter is an eyesore, though guests report being fascinated by the passing shipping traffic and the occasional pod of dolphins.
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