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Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since we are Portuguese, decided to visit Kochi because of the first Europeans who arrived at India - namely Vasco da Gama, who died in this city; supposedly has lived in the house now occupied by Le Colonial Hotel - a beautiful, well preserved, extremely comfortable human scale hotel. Couldn't have chosen better! Extremely kind, attentive and professional staff. We...

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Hyderabad, India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent property with great service!!! Rooms are spotless and done up beautifully.Coffee to die for and at any time.... Cosy and Quaint with all the amenities..And last but not least is the personal touch by Smita who made our stay so comfortable!

1Thank padmavikash
NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Le Colonial, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind and appreciative feedback! We are delighted to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at Neemrana's Le Colonial and pleased that you got a chance to relax in proximity to local attractions such as the St. Francis' Church & the seaside. Your compliments about the staff and the hospitality reinforce the Neemrana 'non-hotel'...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for five nights. The food is worthy of a top restaurant and the talented chef will adapt to your taste. The rooms are beautiful, clean, spacious and comfortable. We stayed in the Viceroy suite which is stunning. Smita, the manager is very helpful and friendly. This historic hotel is an oasis with first class and service at...

1Thank Melbourne-me2
NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Le Colonial, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time out to share your experience with us! It is extremely rewarding to learn of your visit to the 16th century mansion in Fort-Kochi, Kerala and we are delighted that you had a memorable stay. As we try and strike a balance between the old world charm and modern hospitality, your kind compliments about...

Udaipur, India
Reviewed 18 February 2017

You get a taste of th n history of fort Cochin be staying at the neemrana le colonial hotel. Try to get the Viceroy room which is very roomy and comfortable. The service was excellent and very friendly.

1Thank vsfineart
NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Le Colonial, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words and patronage! We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to Fort-Cochin & your stay at Viceroy in Le Colonial! In our endeavour to restore life and charm into architectural marvels of an era gone by, it is always deeply rewarding when the restoration effort is recognised and appreciated and we are...

Reviewed 16 December 2016

This is about the most awful travel experience I've ever had. My reservation isn't until next week, but I contacted the hotel to amend one of my 3 rooms that I booked. Note that this property is pretty pricey, and the booking site I used through TripAdvisor and the hotel already have 1,80,000 INR of my money. The hotel is...

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Le Colonial, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are deeply disappointed to learn about your reservation experience. We have investigated the matter and hereby wish to apologize and offer an explanation. Since you booked through an online portal for your reservation with Neemrana Hotels, the reservation has to be processed and confirmed by the online travel agent, after checking the availability with the Central Reservations...

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Reviewed 13 December 2016

I will for sure remember my amazing stay in Le Colonial. It's truly one of a kind establishment ! I believe their philosophy is to make our stay worth it in all aspects. Great service, friendly staff, incredible house furnished with taste, perfect location and an outstanding chef ! I will for sure be coming me back ! Once again,...

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Le Colonial, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are grateful for your kind and encouraging feedback about Neemrana's Le Colonial in Fort-Kochi, Kerala and delighted that you enjoyed your stay! Located in proximity to the St. Francis' Church as well as the Chinese fishing nets, the colonial mansion offers an ideal location from which to explore the city and experience the local culture and cuisine....

London, Canada
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Le Colonial was our favourite place to stay in Kerala. The resorts in the mountains were lovely, but this place was like a home. The property is very nicely landscaped and includes a lovely little swimming pool that leads to an open-air dining area. At the time of our stay, we were the only customers there, so we received personal...

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Le Colonial is, I think, Asia’s oldest hotel in Fort Cochin – dates to 1506. Its adjacent to St. Francis Church and its said that Vasco da Gama and the Saint Ranscis had too stayed in that building. Its now managed by the famous Neemrana brand of India. I had the pleasure to stay there on one of my business...

2Thank Satya P
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

A wonderful, friendly hotel which is more like visiting a home. Truely lovely staff who did everything to make our stay a joy. There is a lit of great history (a speciality of the place) in the hotel itself which us really worth investigating. The chef is great too and I recommend eating here. Overall a great place to explore...

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Le Colonial, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your encouraging feedback about Neemrana’s Le Colonial heritage hotel in Fort Kochi. We are delighted to learn that you got a chance to explore the historical town and enjoy the local culture and cuisine! As the members of the team strive hard to offer a unique experience, it is always rewarding when the effort and...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing 3 nights here during May. Le Colonial has so many things to recommend it. From the moment you walk through the doors into the walled courtyard you feel relaxed. You move from the colourful modern day Indian street scenes and into a sense of Portugeuse, Dutch and British influence in this part of the World. The...

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Le Colonial, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are delighted to receive your kind feedback about Neemrana’s Le Colonial in Fort Kochi, Kerala! As the members of the restoration team try hard to revitalize these monuments and restore the life and charm of a bygone era, your compliments about the architecture and interiors reinforce the Neemrana philosophy and validate our effort. We are pleased that...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Le Colonial, by the Chinese fishing nets of Fort Cochin, is probably Asia's oldest colonial house, dating back to 1506. Located in the very heart of Fort Cochin, right next to Saint Francis Church, it is said to have housed the Saint and Vasco de Gama. After 150 years as the Portuguese Governor's residence, it was one of the very few houses not to have been destroyed when the Dutch took Fort Cochin. It then housed the Dutch Governors for a century and a half until Jan van Spall sold it to the British in 1795. In turn, they passed it on the J. Thomas, the legendary tea trader. These five captive centuries of history have been lovingly restored and the hotel is a true living museum. Treasures of art from the colonial past have revived that era, turning Le Colonial into a "Club" for the discerning travelers. ... more   less 

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Address: 1 - 315 Church Road | Vasco de Gama Square, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: ₹ 10,300 - ₹ 18,057 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Neemrana's Le Colonial 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Think all are good and nice”
 of 5 bubbles NunoVitorino, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I had the chance to see a few rooms and they are all unique ! Recommend to stay a few nights.”
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“Our room "Major Petrie" didn't have a Television - Fantastic!”
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