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V/40, Bazaar Road Fort Kochi, Mattanchery, Kochi (Cochin) 682002 India
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#30 of 643 hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
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Xandari Harbour is in the heart of Fort Cochin's spice trading district, Mattanchery; we have restored this waterfront merchant's property to offer modern hospitality while paying respect to history. Situated on Bazar Road, where art galleries and cafes now neighbour bustling warehouses of pepper, cinnamon and cardamom. Accommodation:Our 16 guest rooms offer intimate experience of the location. The suite facing Cochin Harbour is unrivaledin Kerala. Another suite offers the quintessential view of Bazar Road, from an elevated perspective, as well as views of the harbour. Four waterfront rooms offerspectacularviews across the harbour, two with extended patio to the water's edge. Among the other 10 rooms, fourat ground levelhave private gardens and those on the first floor have large picture windows with diagonal views to the harbour and three with views onto Bazar Road. All rooms pay tribute to Kerala's spice-tradinghistory as well asIndia's contemporary aesthetic. Restaurant: Our signature restaurant serves hotel guests and the widermetropolitan community, with a 2-story waterfront view. The fresh look at Malabar cuisinecuisine reflects Kerala's spice trade history. Thelounge offers a living room atmosphere for conversation, backgammon or chess (and tv for those in need). At a Glance:In between the lodging space and the restaurant space is a harbour front swimming pool and public area with outdoor seating. In all public areas Xandari Harbour is providing exhibition spaces for Indian artists to display and sell their artwork. Complimentary 24/7 wifi access throughout the property. Most visitors to Kerala consider Fort Cochin historic area a must; Xandari Harbour is designed for the traveller who also wants to support innovative conservation through our collaboration with neighbours in the local community to keep history alive and culture thriving. Walking tours from our front door take you to the Dutch Palace, Chinese Fishing Nets, Paradesi Synagogue and other cross-cultural wonders. Fishermen dock their antique-yet-productive boats on both sides of our property, and welcome the occasional visitor after the day's catch. Visit our Raxa Shop, with uniquely crafted gift items sourced from communities throughout Kerala.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
Kids stay free
Kids pool
Airport transportation
24-hour security
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Infinity pool
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Car hire
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Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Newspaper
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English, Hindi
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Kaye N wrote a review Mar 2020
tetney145 contributions71 helpful votes
Loved this small hotel in a fabulous location close to the markets and fishing nets. The food in the restaurant was lovely with fabulous service. The only downside was that it was so close to the mosque, just not used to being woken with the noise at that time of the morning.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Responded 9 Mar 2020
Dear Guest, Namaskaram ! Thank you for your kind words, we are glad you liked our services and facilities. I shall pass your appreciation to my team & I am sure the same will motivate them to exceed guest expectations .I request you to accept our heartfelt apologies for the discomfort you have experienced during your stay . Looking forward to welcome you again at our hotel Regards Rarina Raj Operations Manager Xandari Harbour
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dave o wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Loved this little gem of a hotel on the harbor side of the island away from all the main tourist spots. Nicely located between Fort Cochin and Jew Town and walkable to either area. Great staff, lovely pool, awesome views. They could not have been nicer or more helpful. Pretty small and intimate ... quiet.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: has no elevator and some of the rooms require walking upstairs. If you have trouble with that ask...
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Response from dmXandari, Manager at Xandari Harbour
Responded 10 Feb 2020
Dear Guest, Namaskaram ! Thank you very much for your delightful review. We really appreciate your kind words about the hotel and the team. I will ensure that your feedback is passed onto the team.Rest assured that we will continue this kind of service, as complete guest satisfaction is our goal at Xandari Harbour.We look forward to welcome you again. Regards Rarina Raj Operations Manager Xandari Harbour
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Lin M wrote a review Jan 2020
Merstham, United Kingdom150 contributions86 helpful votes
Lovely 4 star hotel ideally suited for old town Cochin. Not many rooms, one block up to second floor. We have a ground floor room right by the entrance with our own garden. A little noisey at night with comings and goings thou. Restaurant pricey for average food although Indian and Western food served. Our Pizzas were a tad over baked. Unfortunately, the Indian Navy are building a new jetty which is virtually in front of the hotel on the waterfront which spoilt the view and the building work starts at night and continued through the night presumably because of the heat. At the moment very noisey for sleeping. We were there end of January (25th) and it looks as though the works will continue for at least another few months
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from dmXandari, General Manager at Xandari Harbour
Responded 6 Feb 2020
Dear Guest, Namaskaram ! Thank you for taking the time to share with us your valuable feedback! On behalf of our entire team at Xandari Harbour we apologize for the concerns you shared about your experience at our hotel.I hope these issues did not detract too much from your stay. Your feedback seemed to indicate that you had otherwise enjoyed your time at Xandari Harbour. Once again I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your concerns with us and Look forward to welcoming you back to Xandari Harbour. Regards Rarina Raj Operations Manager
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Deborah G wrote a review Jan 2020
Carvoeiro, Portugal60 contributions6 helpful votes
Having been to the hotel two years ago and thoroughly enjoyed our short stay we looked forward to a longer visit. We were met by Edwin, a very cheeful chap, although two other men were sat at the table by the entrance and didn't even acknowledge our arrival - so different to the other Xandari hotels. There was a mix up with our room which was our own fault. Kevin very kindly offered us the room we thought we had booked, with the option of changing if we wanted. On the way to our room we noted the pool was extremely green, couldn't see the second step! Sadly the Indian Navy has started to build a jetty in the estuary which will greatly impede the view to the west from the ground floor harbour rooms. We were lucky that the piling had stopped due to a strike. We spent time in Cochin and travelled using the ferry system across the barbour having done the usual sight seeing two years previously - thank you Prabeesh for travelling with us and introducing us to new places in the city. The food at the Harbour's restaurant, 51, has not improved since our previous visit, sadly, but Samir was a helpful and happy chap - he couldn't have done more serving us. We had complained about the pool and it was dealt with however, we cut our visit short going back to Xandari Pearl, as we could not use the pool due to the long process to rectify the problem. At no point did the manageress acknowledge us or talk to us to address our complaints and obviously the management team never walk around the hotel! Overall a great hotel spoilt by poor management. Not Xandari's standard for sure.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Responded 6 Feb 2020
Dear Ms.Deborah, Namaskaram ! Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Xandari Harbour. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. At Xandari, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer, Therefore your feedback is very important to us.It is good to know that the staff members and their additional small touches to the service are being appreciated. Rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to address the problem and prevent future occurrence.Once again, I request you to accept our heartfelt apologies for the discomfort you have experienced at the hotel and and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future Regards Rarina Raj Operations Manager Xandari Harbour
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adarshchaudhary wrote a review Jan 2020
New Delhi, India9 contributions19 helpful votes
Stayed in this simple looking hotel for 2 days .The hotel is very nicely situated and you can see the vast expanse of water from your room and the restaurant.The rooms are simple and very well maintained. I will surely come here again to enjoy the view and be with the helpful hotel staff.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Responded 7 Feb 2020
Dear Mr. Chaudhary, Namaskaram ! Thank you very much for your delightful review. We really appreciate your kind words about the hotel and the team. I will ensure that your feedback is passed onto the team.We aim to deliver an exciting and creative journey to our guests and we are happy every time we manage to do so. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Regards Rarina Raj Operations Manager
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Adrian wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom18 contributions22 helpful votes
We found this hotel by chance but could not have been more happy or chosen anywhere better. The hotel is conveniently located between the Fort and Jew town with only a short stroll to all the main attractions. It provides a calm and cool oasis amidst the heat of the streets of Kochi with a lovely garden and pool to cool off after a day of sightseeing. The rooms were spacious and clean but most impressive of all were the staff who made us feel welcome and spoilt beyond any normal expectation. The front desk team helped us to organise a tour of Kerala using other Xandari hotels. Next is Xandari Pearl at Marari beach, can’t wait ! Highly recommended
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 7 Feb 2020
Dear Mr.Adrian, Namaskaram ! Thank you very much for your delightful review. We really appreciate your kind words about the hotel and the team. I will ensure that your feedback is passed onto the team. It is a pleasure to see you have an eye to details and have noticed the little touches we do for our guests. We aim to deliver an exciting and creative journey to our guests and we are happy every time we manage to do so.Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one Regards Rarina Raj Operations Manager
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Michael C wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom569 contributions73 helpful votes
Interesting hotel by the sea with good restaurant and attentive service ideally located for walking tours of the old Fort Cochin area, Chinese fishing nets, fish market, castle museum, synagogue, etc. We stayed in one of the ground floor units (rooms 1-4) which had a small private walled patio garden a, massive bedroom and large high ceilinged bathroom. Nice pool area in the centre of the property, surrounded on 3 sides by the hotel and restaurant.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: Try for a ground floor unit with patio garden.
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Response from dmXandari, General Manager at Xandari Harbour
Responded 7 Feb 2020
Dear Guest, Namaskaram ! Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Xandari Harbour. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and I will ensure that your feedback is passed onto the team.I hope to welcome you back soon for yet another memorable experience with us. Regards Rarina Raj Operations Manager
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juergen714 wrote a review Dec 2019
Munich, Germany11 contributions3 helpful votes
Very friendly staff, good food. Unfortunately they do not have any beer, or wine in the restaurant. Lunch and dinner only water, or softdrinks. Also in the minibar they only have softdrinks and fake beer. The location is fantastic.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Responded 9 Sep 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your delightful review. We really appreciate your kind words about Xandari Harbour. We hope to welcome you back soon for yet another memorable experience with us. Best Regards Rarina Raj Operations Manager Xandari Harbour
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Stephen O wrote a review Oct 2019
Rozelle, Australia75 contributions67 helpful votes
Location and service were perfect. Our room was well appointed and overlooked the harbour and we slept with the curtains open to awake to the beauty of the harbour. In the pool we were also kept busy watching the activity in front of us. Food was great and the service impeccable. We arrived for dinner on our last night to be advised that the balcony in the restaurant had been reserved for us, which provided a memorable end to our trip.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: Balcony overlooking harbour
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Responded 9 Sep 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your delightful review. We really appreciate your kind words about our service and resort. We hope to welcome you back soon for yet another memorable experience with us. Best Regards Rarina Raj Operations Manager Xandari Harbour
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Sharonlouise64 wrote a review Oct 2019
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom16 contributions6 helpful votes
Arriving at this hotel in the middle of Kochi fort after a long day travelling from the north of India was like arriving in an oasis. We were greeted with refreshing cold towels and a lime and ginger drink which was delicious. We have been treated here so well,nothing is too much trouble and all the staff greet you with their wonderful smiles. Service is very attentive and the food is of a very high standard with plenty of choice for even the most discerning of palates. The use of the old spice warehouse to make this hotel is ingenious and they have kept a mix of traditional features and paired it with a modern industrial feel. The rooms are spacious and all look down to a courtyard containing the infinity pool and the sea. This hotel is mindful of the environment. Would highly recommend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from XandariResortManager, General Manager at Xandari Harbour
Responded 15 Oct 2019
Dear Sharon, Namaskaram! Let me start by thanking you for all the good words expressed. On behalf of all my staff, it was indeed wonderful to have both of you at our place & great interacting with you. I would love to see you come back again at Xandari Harbour. I shall convey the appreciated mentioned to my team & such comments keeps us motivated to strive for the best. Many thanks again, Warm Regards, Dinuj Viswanathan Operations Manager, Xandari Harbour
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PRICE RANGE
$136 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Spice Harbour
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaErnakulam DistrictKochi (Cochin)
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Xandari Harbour
Which popular attractions are close to Xandari Harbour?
Nearby attractions include Greenix Village (0.4 km), St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church (0.4 km), and New Castle Gallery (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Xandari Harbour?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Xandari Harbour?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Xandari Harbour?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Xandari Harbour?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Xandari Harbour?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant 51, Pepper House Cafe, and Solar Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Xandari Harbour?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Xandari Harbour have airport transportation?
Yes, Xandari Harbour offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Xandari Harbour?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Xandari Harbour?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Xandari Harbour?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church (0.4 km), Aspinwall House (1.2 km), and Kadavum Bagam Synagogue (2.5 km).