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Princess Street Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001 India
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#65 of 636 hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
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Old Courtyard Hotel is an authentic old Portuguese styled mansion centrally located in Fort Cochin. It has been renovated into a heritage hotel with 8 rooms suiting the architecture of the building. The rooms are furnished in colonial antique furniture on original wooden floors. All rooms are air conditioned, rooms have attached bathrooms, and we provide free wifi in the common areas but may not reach all rooms, laundry, travel desk and other amenities. Old Courtyard Hotel has a Cafe which offers sandwiches, coffee/tea, gelato and pastries. As an eight room property, we try to make the guests'experience more personalized with staff always ready to help.
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kemlyn1974 wrote a review Mar 2020
Yorkshire, United Kingdom10 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed at The Old Courtyard Hotel for 3 nights in February. It is a beautiful building with lovely rooms. The old wooden furniture and floors in the rooms add to its charm. The mosquito nets and air conditioning ensure it is always comfortable. The courtyard and small pool are good to return to after a days sughtseeing. The staff are so helpful and the food was great. Would love to return!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 23 Feb 2021
Dear Guests, We are very happy with your review. Due to Covid we have been closed for the past one year. We do hope your review will help us when we reopen this upcoming October, whereby we hope that the Tourism Industry will regain its momentum. Wishing you good health! Sincerely, Manager
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k1k2ching wrote a review Feb 2020
Sydney, Australia19 contributions8 helpful votes
For the second time, The Old Courtyard excelled! Re-visited Cochin in January and was amazed that some of the staff and the owners remembered me. The addition of a spa pool in the courtyard is fantastic to soak in the sun and relax after a day of touring and work. Service is too attentive and to detail, offering a selection of herbal teas is most welcome and so is the lunch menu of the day. Had an excellent meal comprising of fresh vegetables in a home cooked style and the taste of the prawn curry still lingers! Thanks to all at the Old Courtyard for another great experience and shall re-visit in time. Keep up what you are doing and good luck to Rose and Jacob for maintaining a property with such consistence ! 5 *****
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Rosemary Kuruvinakunnel, General Manager at The Old Courtyard
Responded 23 Feb 2021
Dear Sir, Thank you for your revisit and great review. We were very happy to welcome you once again. It is always a pleasure to have you visit us. Sincerely, Manager
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2864Ian wrote a review Jan 2020
Cudal7 contributions10 helpful votes
The Old Courtyard Hotel is in an excellent location and is an older style Hotel with heaps of character, it is an old Indo-Portuguese architectural building, the floorboards are huge, and the furniture is so comfortable. We found the staff to be very friendly and extremely helpful, nothing was too much trouble. There are plenty of places to eat in the evening within walking distance, this hotel is in the centre of things in Fort Kochi, and an excellent place to stay. Not only are the hotel staff great but Meena at the Travel Desk is extremely helpful and knowledgeable, she made our stay all the more enjoyable. We can really recommend this hotel as a great place to stay.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from donyarosa, Manager at The Old Courtyard
Responded 26 Jan 2020
Dear Ian, Thank you for your great review! Our team is very happy to know that your stay with us was memorable. Meena was happy to help . We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Manager
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jake1642 wrote a review Jan 2020
South Wingfield, United Kingdom361 contributions251 helpful votes
Fort Kochi was very busy. It did tax my driving in India a little. People, motorbikes, tuktuks, cars. Fortunately I did get to park right outside the hotel. The hotel was beautifully presented, with a lovely room, and the courtyard had a small pool. We ate elsewhere in the evening, but had breakfast, which was sufficient, though not the best. Very friendly staff (as throughout our stay in India).
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from donyarosa, Manager at The Old Courtyard
Responded 20 Jan 2020
Dear Jake, Thank you for your review. We appreciate that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are sorry to hear that you did not find your breakfast unsatisfactory. The breakfast for USD$ 3/- only, includes continental breakfast with choice of eggs, fruit, juice and Indian breakfast option, plus the option to eat inside or outside in the little garden, is a good deal. Perhaps if you tell us exactly what was wrong with it for that amount of money, we can improve breakfast. Sincerely, Manager
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louis_hamps wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom38 contributions16 helpful votes
Really enjoyed our stay here, the best in Kochi after moving around between side trips. The staff were super friendly and cooked us our best meal in Fort Kochi. The room - spacious, clean, brilliant hot shower and v powerful (same as a Western power shower... 👍)! The pool was also great, nice and cool and super clean. 10/10 would make sure to go to this hotel again if I came back.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from donyarosa, Manager at The Old Courtyard
Responded 9 Jan 2020
Dear Louis, Thank you for your great review! We, the team are very happy to have made your stay comfortable and enjoyable. We would love to be able to welcome you again in the future! Best, Manager
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Karlheinz F wrote a review Jan 2020
München8 contributions7 helpful votes
The Old Court Card is an old heritage hotel in the colonial-style. It is located in the center of Fort Kochin and is a very nice hotel. You should be aware, however, that you can hear almost everything through the walls. But we had very quiet neighbors so this wasn't a problem for us. There is a little pool in the inner courtyard, but unfortunately, there is no longer a tree in the patio. The most notable feature is the wonderful staff. Everybody is super friendly and always extremely helpful. Especially Thomas, the receptionist and night porter, was always ready with a smile, and his dedication to the customer was absolutely amazing. He was there around the clock for us, so much so that we really wondered when he ever had a chance to sleep. He helped us in so many ways both large and small that we want to send him our sincere thanks for his extraordinary and charming support. He is truly a gem. We highly recommend this nice hotel and its fantastic staff.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from donyarosa, Manager at The Old Courtyard
Responded 8 Jan 2020
Dear Sir, Thank you for your very nice feedback. Yes, we lost the mango tree due to lightning. That is why we needed to change the ambiance in the courtyard. Thomas will definitely be informed of your great feedback on his service. And his dedication will be acknowledged. We hope to see you soon at the Old Courtyard Hotel. Sincerely, Manager
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166Jane952 wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
What a special place! We stayed here for several nights and found the staff to be charming and helpful, our room was clean and full of character with wooden floors, lovely furniture and comfortble beds (covered with mosquito nets). This was my first visit to India and although we went on to stay in several places, it was hard to beat this hotel. Brekfast also really good with chef who is flexible and will cook according to needs (recommend the omelette). Lots to do and see nearby including crafts shops, beer and wine bar, good restaurants and walks near the beach. Staff recommended an early morning walk to see the local fishermen bring in their catches on the beach, very worthwhile.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Responded 8 Jan 2020
Dear Madam, Thank you for your great feedback. We are very happy that you have enjoyed our property during your stay. We hope to see you again at the Old Courtyard Hotel. Sincerely, Manager
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Megan wrote a review Jan 2020
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We stayed here at the start and end of our Kerala trip and both stays were great. The staff are all so lovely, smiley and helpful and went out of their way to make our stay special. The rooms are gorgeous and we thoroughly enjoyed swimming in the pool everyday which was always clean. Breakfasts were also lovely. Special thanks to Thomas and Suhas :-)
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from donyarosa, Manager at The Old Courtyard
Responded 5 Jan 2020
Dear Madam, Thank you for your lovely feedback. It is always great for the team to hear positive and good reviews. The whole team works towards making every guests' stay as memorable as possible. We hope to see you again! Sincerely, Manager
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Richard K wrote a review Jan 2020
Cardiff, United Kingdom170 contributions221 helpful votes
Ordered 2 x set dinners on New Years Eve, only one other customer in. Had veg and non veg option - non veg (prawn curry) was very tasty - but only 3 small prawns in the meal, dhall and side veg and rice were all luke warm, which did not go down well, cold rice is not that palatable. In a prime position but could not get any alcohol from in site hotel ...? - went to bar around the corner for that, in a prime position but not customer friendly...
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from donyarosa, Manager at The Old Courtyard
Responded 2 Jan 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We apologize for the lukewarm food. It will be advised to our staff. Regarding the beer and alcohol license, Kerala has peculiar laws , as each and every state and country would have . So for not serving alcohol on the premises we do not apologize for. One has to live in that country to understand and this is not the correct platform. There are many hotels in Kerala that do not serve alcohol. Unusual, for a foreigner to understand would be difficult. We hope you do stay with us in the rooms and would see and appreciate what we offer instead of just the restaurant. Sincerely, Manager
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XXX283 wrote a review Dec 2019
Lagos, Portugal68 contributions42 helpful votes
This place has colonial style with colonial service. The quality of the wooden doors, floors, ceilings, staircases, have not only stood the test of time, but are exceptional in this day and age. Even the toilet roll holder in our bathroom (modern walk in shower in a party sized space) was made of wood. It's a shame they don't do breakfast but there are innumerable places to eat in this holiday town. I hope to come back one day for a longer stay.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 5 Jan 2020
Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your great review. We at Old Courtyard Hotel are happy to know that our guests enjoyed their stay with us. Yes, we do our best to protect and maintain this heritage property even if it entails a lot of maintenance. We do have breakfast complimentary if you book through our website. Perhaps next time you book the room, we would advise that you book directly with us through our website. Sincerely, Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$48 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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courtyard kochi, kochi courtyard
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaErnakulam DistrictKochi (Cochin)
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Old Courtyard
Which popular attractions are close to The Old Courtyard?
Nearby attractions include Kerala Kathakali Centre (0.2 km), Kashi Art Gallery (0.08 km), and David Hall Gallery & Cafe (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Old Courtyard?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at The Old Courtyard?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Old Courtyard?
Yes, free public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Old Courtyard?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rasoi Fort Kochi, Farmers Cafe, and The Asian Kitchen by Tokyo Bay.
Does The Old Courtyard have airport transportation?
Yes, The Old Courtyard offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to The Old Courtyard?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church (1.3 km), Aspinwall House (0.1 km), and Kadavum Bagam Synagogue (2.5 km).