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11/372 Reds Residency Homestay K J Herschel Road Near Dronacharya Main Gate, Kochi (Cochin) 682001 India
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#43 of 611 B&Bs / Inns in Kochi (Cochin)
Reds Residency - Home stay - has 5 double rooms, all of which are spacious and have attached modern bathrooms with hot and cold shower, toiletries, 24 x7 power backup, fridge and a lounge area. Penthouse suite is also available which includes a double bed room with attached bath, living room, kitchen and bathroom. In addition to a warm and friendly welcome from the hosts, and first class service throughout your stay, the following are also present: homemade Indian and Continental breakfast; a tour and activity booking desk; laundry facilities; free wi-fi internet access; a range of books and magazines. The facilities and service available are of the highest quality. Staying at Reds Residency Home stay whilst exploring the area is perfect for really getting to know people here. As well as having the all of the luxuries that you would expect to find in a star hotel, you get the added benefit of receiving the warm care and service of being within a family environment.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Street parking
Special diet menus
Golf course
Water park
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Walking tours
Water park offsite
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Rooftop terrace
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Separate dining area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Hindi
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PuppyBelle wrote a review Jun 2022
UK34 contributions15 helpful votes
Enjoyed a great 24 hr getaway with an old friend. We're kind of picky and both of us loved it & are marking this as a keeper. Super clean, absolutely delicious breakfast, good value, attentive & switched on host Melissa & her staff, and our lovely private balcony on the Penthouse Cottage where 3 can comfortably sleep, or 2 adults/2 kids. What's not to like!
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Date of stay: June 2022
Response from Philip Dsouza, Owner at Reds Residency Homestay
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for your excellent review.
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TravlinRosie wrote a review Apr 2020
Seattle, Washington23 contributions28 helpful votes
I only had a short stay at Red's before an early-morning flight but I was happy with my stay. The location is great, just a short walk into the old town. The room was very simple but fit my needs, although I would get air-con for a longer stay as it was very hot and sweaty with just the fan. Still, I was barely going to sleep anyway with such an early departure. A taxi was arranged for my ride to the airport and it all went smoothly. Maryann was very kind and helpful. I would loved to have stayed longer and chatted more with her.
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Date of stay: February 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from REDSFORT, Owner at Reds Residency Homestay
Responded 6 Apr 2020
Thanks for your review, hope you are home safe and sound. Stay safe.
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asilandco wrote a review Feb 2020
Moscow, Russia2 contributions1 helpful vote
Philip and Maryann of course are nice people, but may be they are spoiled with too good references. When my partner and I arrived after a long trip from Bangalore (we travel through India) we needed some rest and we were counting on rest, given the enthusiastic reviews from Lonely Planet and reviews of people in booking. But our expectations turned into terrible disappointment. First of all it's quite a tiny space, a lot of people in one common area, a very small yard and no place to stay alone. Not for autistic persons at all. Second is that Maryann gave us the room № 3 I guess which is not supposed to be a room at all. There is almost no day light because the two windows abut the wall of the neighboring house. Ok, we though we can stand it like that. We thought we can sleep there and go walking all day long. But we were not able even to sleep. Because there was at least one air conditioner block of someone else's apartment which was constantly working. Because it's rather hot in Kerala. So we understood it only at night trying to fall asleep. We slept but the feeling after such a dream was awful. In the morning, when we told the host about our night vigils, and that this room was not suitable for this reason, no apology was given, of course. Maryann just began to argue with the obvious that there was enough light in the room: "you can turn on the light bulb". It was unpleasant. So be sure, if you want to find smth before you leave the room especially if you have poor eyesight, you should turn on the light in this room 3. And do not count on some good view or better to say any view from the window. I did not like the smell in the toilet as well. This room despite the fact that it is furnished well and clean is unsuitable for relaxation. We left for a cheaper and better room, in better location, where is more space, silent and we have a balcony to relax. May be there is more silent in the other rooms, but I can't be sure. It's better not to rent such rooms. Although hosts of Reds are nice people and can give you some good advices and say nice things.
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Date of stay: February 2020
1 Helpful vote
Bri wrote a review Dec 2019
3 contributions
Stayed at the red residency for two nights with my partner at the last leg of our kerala trip. Phillip & Maryann were excellent hosts - both very welcoming and friendly. Both spoke excellent english & helped us work out an itinerary for our stay. The room was great - very clean & tidy! Good shower with hot water also! A super tasty breakfast was provided, with fresh fruit!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Philip D, Owner at Reds Residency Homestay
Responded 29 Dec 2019
Thank you very much for your excellent review. Cheers and all the best for the coming year
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_Brian_Ead wrote a review Oct 2019
Llangollen, United Kingdom11 contributions
My wife and I stayed here in September 2019. We were joined by our daughter, son-in-law and grandson. We had a great time. The place is comfortable, clean and very charming. The food is delicious. However, the best thing about this place is the proprietors. Philip and Maryann welcomed us all and made us feel part of their family. They shared their Onam celebrations with us and gave us an insight into Keralan life that we would not have got had we stayed in a hotel. Their advice about where to go and stay in Kerala, and how to get there was so invaluable. We had a great holiday and a lot of this was down to Philip and Maryann. Thank you both
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Date of stay: September 2019
Response from Philip D, Owner at Reds Residency Homestay
Responded 5 Nov 2019
Thank you very much for your excellent and wonderful review. Philip and Maryann.
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theships wrote a review Mar 2019
Oxford, United Kingdom15 contributions15 helpful votes
I am sure this place is great but we had a dreadful experience at the end of Jan. I had booked 4 double rooms last August, had several exchanges of emails with Philip and he had details of our arrival times and was sending 2 cars to meet the 2 flights. No one turned up: when we arrived at Reds Residency by taxi, they claimed to have no record of our booking! Philip’s wife was actually quite embarrassed: she gave the first group lunch and found us another Homestay. Philip later blamed it all on a computer problem but it really was not a great way for us to start our holiday in Kerala.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
1 Helpful vote
Response from Philip D, Owner at Reds Residency Homestay
Responded 5 Nov 2019
Sad that a review like this has appeared. There was no records of this booking which they say was direct. Happy that a homestay was provided.
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Alef Gio wrote a review Feb 2019
3 contributions
The stay in Reds Residency was awesome! Maryann and Philip where Great hosts who showed a lot of hospitality and provided us with a lot and good informations for the city and everything else we needed. I could stay and hear stories from Maryann whole day! The house its beautiful in a great Location , they provide any amenities you may need, and they have Great Breakfast in a good price. The room was big , very clean and very tidy. Philip and Maryann and their place was the most enjoyable stay we had in India.
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Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: The Big Room next to the balcony is beautiful
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Response from Philip D, Owner at Reds Residency Homestay
Responded 5 Feb 2019
Thank you very much for the wonderful review, great write up...Thanks again this will pep us up. Cheers.
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31BOnni wrote a review Dec 2018
Cairns, Australia7 contributions5 helpful votes
Philip and Maryann make sure you are well looked after at their lovely Homestay in Fort Kochi. The breakfast each morning was a delight with Philip making sure we had a new fresh juice and a traditional Kerala breakfast as well as the usual eggs and fruit platter. Maryann was happy to make sure we knew how to get to all the places of interest and was wonderful enough to allow us a shower before our evening flight out. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Philip D, Owner at Reds Residency Homestay
Responded 5 Feb 2019
Thank you the wonderful details mentioned. Thanks
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Mark Z wrote a review May 2018
Petaluma, California5 contributions1 helpful vote
For people choosing to explore the fascinating southwest State of Kerala, India, on the Arabian Sea, Fort Cochin (Kochi), is one of the most interesting, beautiful, and historical spots to take in. It’s really helpful to have hosts who know the area well. Maryann and Philip operate the most delightful and comfortable “homestay” location, called “Reds Residency.” Aside from its very reasonable price, and delicious breakfast, both hosts are completely engaged with their guests, helping in any way that’s needed, and identifying specific places to visit. The rooms are spotless, comfortable and roomy, nicely decorated. Both Maryann and Philip are native English speakers and were born and raised in Kerala. They know a lot about the place. I can’t wait to return to Red’s, Kerala, and to again share time with Maryann and Philip. redsresidency@gmail.com
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from Philip D, Owner at Reds Residency Homestay
Responded 5 Feb 2019
Thank you very much for the kind and excellent write up.
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Hudders wrote a review Mar 2018
Hexham, United Kingdom49 contributions24 helpful votes
Stayed 2 nights, the owner Maryann was very helpful suggesting restaurants and places to visit. Excellent breakfast. Lovely big room with balcony and lounge. Ask for Peter the tuk tuk driver and he will show you around his is very reasonable. Strongly recommend this Homestay
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Philip D, Owner at Reds Residency Homestay
Responded 23 Mar 2018
Thank you very much for your review.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Reds Residency Homestay
Which popular attractions are close to Reds Residency Homestay?
Nearby attractions include Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica (1.0 km), Maritime Museum Kochi (0.7 km), and Chinese Fishing Nets (0.05 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Reds Residency Homestay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Reds Residency Homestay?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Reds Residency Homestay?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Reds Residency Homestay?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Reds Residency Homestay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Loving Earth Yoga Cafe, Veda Wellness Cafe, and Malabar Grill's Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Reds Residency Homestay?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Does Reds Residency Homestay have airport transportation?
Yes, Reds Residency Homestay offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Reds Residency Homestay?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Reds Residency Homestay?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Reds Residency Homestay?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church (1.8 km), Aspinwall House (1.7 km), and Kadavum Bagam Synagogue (1.1 km).