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Last 5 reviews
This, relatively new, hotel looks like it has been in Kochin for ages! Very nice atmosphere, big rooms, good beds and bath, good climate control and friendly staff. Great complimentary boattrip at sunset, worth wile. Since one year there is a regular ferry next to the hotel that makes quite some noise when leaving and boasts big diesel fumes. Although our room was next to the ferry dock we found the noise ( ferry stops between 10 pm and 630 am ) not a problem, besides the hotel provides ear plugs ( which we did not need), yet undisturbed at the pool side is hardly possible. But then, who wants to sit next to the pool when you are in such a vibrant old town. Make sure to use the hotelbikes to explore the old city! When arriving or leaving by air, be aware the trip to the airport will take 1 hour 30 mins at least due to high traffic!
Traditional style, luxury and service
We stayed for two nights as part of a tour of Kerala. We loved the atmosphere and attentive service, food was superb in both history and seafood restaurants. You can hear the ferry during the day but at night the rooms are quiet and beds luxurious. Great to sit on our balcony or the terrace watching the boats go by, the kites soar and the world go by. Loved it.
Lovely hotel which has great amenities
We stayed for two nights. It is extremely well located in Fort Cochi. You can easily walk to the Chinese fishing net area. We had a lovely room facing the harbour front. Spacious, comfortable bed, good shower with a separate bath as well and nicely decorated. Toiletries are provided and there is a hair dresser in the bathroom. Breakfast is well catered and lunch is also available. Complementary high tea is provided along with a harbour sunset boat trip. The food at dinner was excellent. We are vegetarian, but there is a good fish choice too. The service throughout the hotel is friendly and helpful, but not overpowering. There is much talk of the ferry noise in reviews. For one thing it's interesting watching the comings and goings. Next the ferry only operates from 6:30am to 9:30pm so doesn't really interrupt a night's sleep. Third it's actually not a big deal anyway and you quickly forget any noise. Highly recommended.
Amazing introduction to Kerala
We stayed here for 2 nights after visiting Kolkatta. It was a little bit of paradise after the noise and busyiness of a big city. The room was cool and spacious with a colonial feel. Balcony overlooking the swimming pool and the backwater. Huge ships sailing past quietly, only the roro ferry to a neighbouring island made a noise. Breakfast was very good but maybe limited. Dinner.. the menu took an hour to read with all the stories attached to each offering. Gin and tonic available which was very welcome. A trip around Fort Kochi is well worth it. Chinese nets, fish market. Synagogue, Palace. Markets and a Kalakathi experience. Also visited a Tamil Nadil family to see how they draw the symbols every morning and evening outside their house and visited a lady in her home who gave me a henna tattoo on my palm. So many churches and schools. Wonderful place to visit.
Beautiful location service poor
I stayed in this hotel recently and found the location to be excellent and the building fabulous. I however feel forced to rate this hotel as poor given the service experience I had in the seafood restaurant. Myself and 2 friends opted to share a tandoori oven baked fish and selected a single fish as we were not hungry- my friends accompanied the waiter to select the fish and I stayed at the table to pick the wine. The option included a number of starters as there was a 40 minute delay however the wait staff choose only to serve my friends even though we had stated the meal was for 3 and at no point was I asked if I wanted another option. Might seem small but annoying at the time - the waiters were openly rude and I would happily have ordered something else if requested if they felt the meal option didn’t justify 3 covers. Service overall was slow and well below 5 star standards
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