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William P Mannuel Road, Kochi (Cochin) 682001 India
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#20 of 760 in Kochi (Cochin)
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Sowparnika Hermitage is a Diamond rated Homestay by the Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala, at the heart of Fort Cochin, While staying with us, you could wake up to yoga, grab your home cooked breakfast and hit the streets to explore the colonial Cochin. We could guide you through a cultural walk or bicycle ride.
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Property amenities
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Fishing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Wifi
Yoga room
Car hire
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Kitchenette
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi

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Grade: 88 out of 100
22Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
2Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Tom L wrote a review Dec 2019
Cape Town, South Africa18 contributions1 helpful vote
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We had an absolute great stay at Sowparnika Hermitage Guest House with Fenton and his family. Very kind, very helpful, very supportive. The location is really good, very quiet and hidden away, only max 10 minutes walking distance away from all vibe restaurants, bars, churches and the beach front. We will definitely be back. Highly recommended in all aspects!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Sarah W wrote a review Jan 2019
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Well located in the centre of Fort kochi. Clean and quiet. The host was very helpful and booked me onto a backwaters boat trip as well as helping with transport to munnar (local government bus from Ernakulam KSRTC bus stand). Very easy staying here, I was well taken care of. Would highly recommend. Great South Indian breakfast. Different everyday. Sometimes sweet sometimes spicy, always tasty. Thank you for my excellent stay!
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Fenton-Luiz, , at Sowparnika Hermitage
Responded 29 May 2019
Thank you for the review.
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Justine S wrote a review Nov 2018
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We had our best stay at Sowparnika hermitage after traveling 8 month through Asia. The family is verry homely, they even taught us how to cook fish byriany ! The place is clean with good wifi and kitchen access. I definitely recomend it!
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from Fenton-Luiz, , at Sowparnika Hermitage
Responded 29 May 2019
Thank you for the review.
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Zwiedzacze wrote a review Jul 2018
Katowice, Poland792 contributions38 helpful votes
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5 times Wow for 5 Stars. It is not easy to get here. When driving a KB Jacob Rd, you need to spot a small signboard on the street that leads away from it, pointing this hidden accommodation. Despite the very early time, the owner greeted us at the door. We quickly dealt with the formalities. Our bedroom had everything you need for travelers: a large wardrobe, table, chairs, a huge bed and bedside tables.
 The dining room and the generally accessible kitchen with a refrigerator provide comfort to those who would like to cook themselves.
Very quiet and peaceful place. A map of the area is hanging on the wall, indicating more interesting places. The Manager will showed and explaining how to get to them and in some cases will arrange for you tickets at very good prices. He, and his family is extremely helpful.
 The guest house is located about a kilometre from the center. It's easy to get to it on foot or by tuk-tuk. 
Considering the owner it was the best accommodation we got in India on this trip. Highly recommended. Will be very difficult to get better place in Kochin. Ask owner about everything - he is a walking local Wikipedia. :)
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Room Tip: On the second floor there is a small balcony just in time for the evening "tea"
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Andy B wrote a review Apr 2018
Cosgrove, United Kingdom7 contributions9 helpful votes
I stayed for 4 days took some advice and headed south but came back for another few days. 10m walk from some great restaurants, 15m walk from the port and bars. Comfortable value for money room with a really friendly family - all you'll need!
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Filip M wrote a review Mar 2018
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I stayed at sowparnika for 5 nights and I had an excellent time there. The rooms are super comfy, clean and spacious! The staff are warm, friendly and open to help with anything. I'm very grateful to have found this place on my travels and I look forward to staying there again in the future.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Room Tip: The bigger rooms are very nice!
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bigup_d wrote a review Feb 2018
Bath, United Kingdom93 contributions124 helpful votes
I can sympathise with the other good reviews since the owner was quite pleasant and helpful. However the room we stayed in was cramped and smelled, as did the outside washing area. Strange atmosphere. I can recommend the backwater tour organised by the hostel. Further we arrived at 9-10pm and left at 8.30am so review may not be fair.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Cen N wrote a review Dec 2017
106 contributions14 helpful votes
From the moment we walked in, the house is super clean, spacious, warm, and inviting. Wifi was fast in my room, second floor. The owner and family are super nice, so so helpful. We only stayed one night and on the next day I had a small incident but the owner mr. Naresh and family went all the way to help me, and I'm forever grateful. God bless good people like you. Cheers!
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled
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Daniel M wrote a review Nov 2017
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Friendly and very helpful staff. The guesthouse owner was very helpful in the organization of the further trip. The room was clean, neat and cozy. Breaktfast was self-made and delicious. We had a wonderful stay. Thanks!!
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Caroline2000 wrote a review Oct 2017
London, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
The family are lovely and accommodating, you felt like no ask would be too big, and one afternoon we were bought cups of tea to our room. They do traditional Keralan breakfast each morning, which is delicious and different everyday – so we got to sample lots of stuff not just what you get everywhere else. We even got the chance to learn how to make Masala Dosas (cooking the thin rice pancakes needs some fine-tuning). It’s in a great location, in the centre of everything, the rooms are spacious and have access to balconies where you can relax in the afternoon, reading books and watching the local goings on across the rooftops - this place is really good value for money. There is also a beautiful mosaic of the Maharaja story painted throughout the house, and a nice living room for chilling and yoga mats are available if you fancy a roof top yoga session, if you are lucky Giresh will take a session! Highly recommend staying here, we stayed for three nights and had a great time!
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled
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IndiaKeralaErnakulam DistrictKochi (Cochin)
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sowparnika Hermitage
Which popular attractions are close to Sowparnika Hermitage?
Nearby attractions include Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica (0.2 km) and seazars (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sowparnika Hermitage?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Sowparnika Hermitage?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Sowparnika Hermitage?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Sowparnika Hermitage?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sowparnika Hermitage?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tibetan Chefs Restaurant, Loving Earth Yoga Cafe, and Master's Art Café.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sowparnika Hermitage?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Does Sowparnika Hermitage have airport transportation?
Yes, Sowparnika Hermitage offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sowparnika Hermitage?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sowparnika Hermitage?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Sowparnika Hermitage?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church (1.2 km), Aspinwall House (0.9 km), and Kadavum Bagam Synagogue (1.7 km).