This CGH Earth hotel offers a comfortable retreat in the centre of the Dutch-influenced corner of Fort Cochin. Exceptionally close to the famous Chinese fishing nets, the Eighth Bastion is the perfect base from which to explore the attractions of Fort Cochin – just grab yourself a hotel bike and map, and head out to explore the fascinating by-lanes and bazaars.
Celebrating the region's Dutch heritage, the hotel is an elegant fusion of styles and ideas. Though flawless service is complemented by a unique, yet subtle nautical theme, the hotel is otherwise very modern in style. Minimalism and comfort are the predominant focus of the rooms, with contemporary architecture and chic, retro elements, like the historical maps and nautical paintings that decorate the walls. Luxurious bathrooms are furnished with floor bathtubs and sleek rain showers, and most of the rooms enjoy a furnished patio or balcony.
Cuisine is a focus here, with mouth-watering Indian fusion dishes served at the hotel's East Indies restaurant. Encompassing influences from the Netherlands, Sri Lanka and Indonesia, the menus are an eclectic mix of contemporary reinterpretations of old classics. Using fresh, local ingredients and handpicked Kerala spices, signature dishes to try include the Indonesian Pork and the Travancore Duck Roast.