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Malabar House

1/269 Cochin Residency Parade Road, Kochi (Cochin) 682001 India
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#34 of 528 hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
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Malabar House is a charming boutique hotel overlooking the parade ground in the heart of Fort Cochin. The 17 highly individual rooms and suites seamlessly combine tradition and contemporary design. The Malabar House is a member of Relais & Chateaux. Malabar escapes offers the finest circuit of boutique and villa hotels in Kerala. Placed in colonial Fort Cochin, the backwaters and the plantation hills, each escape gives you a distinct experience & flavour.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Evening entertainment
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Car hire
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Room service
Seating area
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Spanish, German, Hindi and 1 more
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Fridolin F wrote a review Mar 2021
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Malabar house is a heritage hotel that stands for service of the finest art. If you like to laid-back, this is the place to be. The team around Biji John and Surya anticipates your need and serves from their hearts. They took best care of us, always going above and beyond to make sure we get everything. The F&B team together with the cook is passionate and tries everything to please their guests. They are creative, in case of any allergies very thoughtful and always open for little surprise. This wonderful place belongs to Relais & Chateaux and proves even in these very difficult times what it means to be a R.C. member. The guest’s wishes and plans will be realized immediately, and the management always gives attention to the hygiene standards. Exceptional about this place is, apart from many other things, that the management works closely together with the sister hotel at lake Vembanad. If you have time it is highly recommended to go there for a day. The hotel is beautiful, and the food and service also is a dream. Malabar house is a very private and beautiful hotel and the perfect place for people who would like to relax and spend their leisure time in a beautiful, appealing ambience. Mr Biji John and Surya will make sure that you go home with a smile on your face! Greetings A.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Biji John, Sales at Malabar House
Responded 16 Mar 2021
Dear fridolinf2021, On behalf of the entire hotel team, we want to thank you for sharing your most memorable experiences with us during your recent stay at Malabar House, Kochi. It was so nice to read such a curated feedback of yours, which showcases each and every aspects of our hotel. Thank you for letting us see the beauty of our hotel through your eyes. Commitment to service and guest satisfaction is a main focus for all our valued guests. It’s not surprising that my team has taken such wonderful care of you and made you feel so valued. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you for another Malabar Escapes experience.. Kind Regards, Biji John General Manager
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kamal a p wrote a review Jan 2021
Alappuzha, India792 contributions61 helpful votes
Had been there with family for newyear eve celebrations Due to covid restrictions there were no functions in house or out house(burning of huge pappanji, in Portuguese mening grandfather., effigy of an old man wearing a suit and with a long beard) They provided a warm welcome gave us a 7course sumptuous dinner Just had some burning firecrackers otherwise cold welcome to 2021 Next day morning also had a nice breakfast Thanks to surya and team Had a walk to fortcochin beach just nearby
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Malabar Escapes, Sales at Malabar House
Responded 19 Jan 2021
Dear lotuswildfire, On behalf of the entire hotel team, we want to thank you for sharing your memorable experiences with us during your recent stay at the Malabar House, Fort Kochi!!! Thank you for sharing your positive feedback further to your recent stay with us. I am delighted to know that your stay with us was a splendid one. It is always heartening to know that the services provided by the hotel team, exceeded your expectations. Knowing that we were successful in making you feel welcome, is what keeps us going and what drives us to do better every day. We hope you choose to create more memories here whenever your travels bring you back to Kochi. Kind Regards, Biji John General Manager
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Kazprabhu wrote a review Jan 2021
1 contribution
Place was beautiful. Very eclectic art and well designed rooms. Staff were courteous. Biji & Surya & Tom ensured our stay was comfortable and our needs were met. The 6 course dinner put together for the 31st night by the Chef was very out of the box and interesting. Overall an interesting stay. One night at the Malabar House is definitely worth a try.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Malabar Escapes, Sales at Malabar House
Responded 19 Jan 2021
Dear Pathfinder451145, On behalf of the entire hotel team, we want to thank you for sharing your experiences with us during your recent visit at the Malabar House, Fort Kochi. It is always encouraging to hear positive feedback, particularly when it comes from those who matter the most – you! By taking pride in putting people first, we are not only executing the mission of our founders, but trying to exceed the expectations of our valued guests. We sincerely look forward to welcome you for another Malabar Escapes experience Kind Regards, Biji John General Manager
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Rebecca Chandy wrote a review Dec 2020
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My husband and I had a wonderful stay at the Malabar House. We were the only guests there and Surya and her team took real good care of us. All Corona protocols were in place. The property is beautiful and the rooms are lovely. A lot of individuality. The property is located right in the centre of Fort Kochi, a stone throw away from the Chinese nets. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Malabar Escapes, Sales at Malabar House
Responded 21 Dec 2020
Dear Rebecca, Thank you for the warm compliments regarding Malabar House. We appreciate you taking the time to share your warm feedback regarding your exceptional experience with our exemplary & devoted staff. Your compliments for our associates were a pleasure to read, and we are delighted that we exceeded your expectations with their service excellence and followed all the mandatory Government protocols with Covid. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience, and we look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Biji John General Manager
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James wrote a review Nov 2020
New Delhi, India4 contributions
Our stay at Malabar House was fantastic - we had decided to come to Kerala from Delhi to escape the pollution as soon as the state borders would allow domestic travel, and this was our first port of call. We were the only guests staying at the time, and they were operating a reduced number of staff, but that didn't mean there was any drop in service - and we were looked after like royalty! The hotel itself is situated on the southern edge of the Fort Cochi parade ground - about a 10 minute walk to the chinese fishing nets on the coast. This means it is in a very quiet location, but also very near everything you want to see in Fort Kochi - the nets, Princess Street, and the heritage trail - as well as being a short walk from the ferry links to Vypin and Ernakulam. All the rooms surround a central courtyard, in which there is a small (10m ish, 1.5m deep) pool, and a small dias where in times before pandemics musicians could play. We were in a wonderfully large roof garden suite, which featured a vast bed, 2 balconies, and an en suite with seemingly limitless hot water. The highlight of the stay was definitely the food - we had a menu created to our tastes, and it was absolutely phenomenal - the chef clearly knows what he is doing. The CEO, Saji, and General Manager, Biji, both looked after us very well and essentially let us do what we wanted, while steering us in a sensible and covid-proof direction. Their goal had been to give us a touch of the usual magic of the place during a pandemic, and they certainly succeeded - for example on the night Diwali the courtyard was lit up with oil lamps for just the pair of us. Also very helpfully, the hotel loaned us two bicycles which were ideal for getting around Fort Kochi. Government rules are in place which prevent certain activities (e.g. the bar is closed, cleaning staff must minimise any time in your room) - but even in a time of covid Saji, Biji, Sinu, and the rest of the Malabar House team found ways of working to make us feel safe and well looked after! Thank you all!
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Date of stay: November 2020
Response from Malabar Escapes, Sales at Malabar House
Responded 27 Nov 2020
Dear Mr. James, It was so great to know that you had such an amazing stay at Malabar House and I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and for recognising us as a Relais & Chateaux. It was a pleasure to read your detailed review and to see how much you enjoyed our hotel, food offerings, friendly staff and appreciated our services. Also it was great to to know and read that we were able to follow the Government norms of safety protocols during this Covid times. Thank you once again for recommending us to other travellers and I really hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the hotel in the not too distant future. Sincerely, Biji John General Manager
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US$249 - US$543 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IndiaKeralaErnakulam DistrictKochi (Cochin)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Malabar House
Which popular attractions are close to Malabar House?
Nearby attractions include Kashi Art Gallery (0.5 km), David Hall Gallery & Cafe (0.07 km), and Church of Saint Francis (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Malabar House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Malabar House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Malabar House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Malabar House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Malabar House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rasoi Fort Kochi, Farmers Cafe, and The Asian Kitchen by Tokyo Bay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Malabar House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Malabar House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Malabar House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Malabar House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Malabar House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, Hindi, and Tamil.
Are there any historical sites close to Malabar House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church (1.6 km), Aspinwall House (0.4 km), and Kadavum Bagam Synagogue (2.3 km).