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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed in a large room which was decorated in simple colonial style and there was a beautiful old four poster bed. The bathroom was large and very clean with lovely stained glass windows. The staff were friendly and breakfast was simple but good (only toast seemed a little stale?). Good value for classic a colonial hotel in a great...

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donyarosa, Manager at The Old Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Thank you for your valuable feedback. Will definitely inform the staff of your comment. We do hope that you enjoyed your stay with us. Sincerely, Manager

Caen, France
Reviewed 15 January 2017

If you’re looking to save money, or if you’re into faded glory, this is probably fine. If you like a little bit of basic modern facilities, go somewhere else. The staff is nice enough, the rooms are kinda clean, and with AC, which is a relief, and the hotel is in the center of Fort Kochi (a fairly small quarter...

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donyarosa, Manager at The Old Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for your feedback. We do agree with you that if you have the money one must stay in the other luxury hotel. But to expect the same kind of service and facility for the cheaper price is not logical. Sincerely, Manager

Hugh Town, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 January 2017

I stayed at The Old Courtyard Hotel for two nights at the end of a three week visit to India in November with a friend. The hotel is well located for exploring all of Fort Cochin's main attractions and exuberates colonial charm. The staff were very helpful and welcoming and we were lucky enough that availability allowed us our complimentary...

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donyarosa, Manager at The Old Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your valuable feedback. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Unfortunately, due to the acoustics of the whole property, guests sensitive to noise may be bothered by the white noise. Sincerely, Manager

Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Nice hotel with good spacious rooms, clean beds and friendly staff. No evening meal options and only cakes etc. We used Meena travel agency in the hotel and she was very helpful arranging theatre and a 2 night lake stay including driver etc to airport- would recommend. Fort Kochi is fairly busy tourist spot with limited things to do and...

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Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your taking time to let us know of your stay with us. Sincerely, Manager

Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Great location for the carnival and beach event over New Year. Friendly staff. Lovely four poster bed with mosquito net. Bed was Very firm but that seems to be the standard here! Shower and bathroom good - not just a wet room like our others over this trip. No restaurant but breakfast included from sandwich bar next door. Continental options...

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donyarosa, Manager at The Old Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Thank you for taking time to share your feedback with us. We are happy to note that you enjoyed your stay with us. We normally have an Indian breakfast option but you need to let the reception know the previous day. Sincerely, Manager

Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The room was very clean and decor was great, firm bed and working ac unit. Room had lovely varnished wood floors, four poster bed and good bathroom. Located in the centre of Fort Kochi, the only thing that let it down was that it was fairly noisy at night. Definatly recommended

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donyarosa, Manager at The Old Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for any inconvenience that you experience. Unfortunately, if your room is to the street side, then it is fairly noisy during the day time but settles down after 11:00 pm. Sincerely, Manager

guangzhou
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We went to this place in August 2015.This was the first stop of our holiday. I must say that start was extremely nice. The hotel has old heritage feel and look. The interiors are wooden, bathroom is very spacious and overlooking the courtyard. It has old wooden huge bed. They even provided a separate crib for my baby. The balcony...

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donyarosa, Manager at The Old Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your review and feedback. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. A lot of people who pass by do not really realize that the beauty of the property is when you go inside and enjoy the courtyard. It makes it very private. Once again, thank you and wishing the...

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Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Cannot speak highly enough of this wonderful heritage hotel. This was my third visit to Fort Kochi, the first at this property, and I would definitely stay here again. The location on Princess Street is unbeatable. I like smaller places and this has a friendly intimate vibe. The staff are wonderful. I think they got the level of restoration absolutely...

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donyarosa, Manager at The Old Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your lovely review. It always gladdens our heart to find someone who really understands the ambiance we try to achieve with Old Courtyard Hotel. Every year we do our maintenance and try to keep it as authentic as possible. The hotel is definitely not for everyone but for guests like you who appreciates character in...

Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

The courtyard was being renovated. We chose the hotel based on this pretty courtyard. We were very disappointed. Make sure you have a good driver if you book one with this hotel.we had a very bad experience with our driver. He overpriced the travel trips though I was a local; and we were told by the hotel that he doesn't...

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donyarosa, Manager at The Old Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Thank you for your feedback. It is unfortunate that your date of stay was when annual maintenance was being done on our limestone walls. As for the driver that took you to Munnar, it was a driver that you booked yourself and not through the hotel. You took the driver's number from our staff and called him directly...

Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Fantastic location, clean rooms and very helpful and friendly staff. The hotel has been tastefully restored and the staffs advice was spot on when asked about shows and massages. A great way tostart our vacation. Thank you.

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Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your review and feedback. We are happy to have been of service to you and made your vacation start off well. Sincerely, Manager

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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. ... more   less 

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Address: Princess Street | Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: ₹ 2,160 - ₹ 5,564 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Old Courtyard 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
Courtyard Kochi
Kochi Courtyard
The Old Courtyard Kochi (Cochin), Kerala
Hotel Style:
#20 Romantic Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#25 Family Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
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“Choose the biggest room. That one is the best one especially if you are a couple. The beds have mirrors and are really comfortable ;-).”
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“For the elderly/infirm, ask for 1st floor rooms, as there are no lifts”
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“We got a room facing the road and the other side but that was also very nice and no noise.”
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“Steep stairs but take a room at the top. The ceiling is really high with four poster bed. The ambiance is wonderful.”
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