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The Bungalow Heritage Homestay

4.1 km from Kochi (Cochin) centre
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  • Breakfast included
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Near St. Theresa's Chapel | Vypeen, Kochi (Cochin) 682508, India
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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 18 January 2017

When we arrived way later at night than expected (flight delay), Neema and her husband were waiting outside for us when we pulled into the driveway- it felt like a royal welcome, and we were immediately comfortable and at home in their home. We stayed in a great room, spacious, wonderful decor, and although we are in the homestay, the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This was a lovely two day stay in a comfortable and historic home. The location, close to the ferry was convenient for Cochin Fort and the tourist attractions. Comfortable bedrooms were quiet and Neema's breakfast gave us a real taste of Kerala cooking : try an evening meal too!

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Hervey Bay, Australia
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Spotlessly clean, comfy bed, aircon and wifi. Very friendly, welcoming family and interesting history to the building. Fun being on the other side of the water to fort Cochin as taking the ferry is a bit of entertainment. Overall Great!

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Thank ElMutcho
Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

How nice to get away from UK commercial Christmas and how lucky to find ourselves here in real India. Our hosts are lovely and couldn't be more helpful and welcoming. The house is beautiful and stands out as a beacon of order and calm and the timber floors of polished rosewood and the quality architecture are quite something. Neema's cooking...

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Thank Tuktukterror
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Neema was very helpful in helping us organise our New Year's Eve. Loved the quaint house and peace of Vypeen Island and the ferry ride to Fort Kochi. Food is great. Neema's recommendations for our trip were really helpful.

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Sydney
Reviewed 1 January 2017

A great homestay experience. We enjoyed chatting to Neema and meeting her family. Her breakfast is good and filling. Love the scenic ride by ferry to Fort Kochi. Vypeen Island is very peaceful and the ancestral house is lovingly maintained.

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Thank dhmadm
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

If you are coming to Fort Kochi area stop searching and book now. This homestay is in a beautiful historic home that could very well double as a Museum. It has every amenity you could ask for: plenty of AC, a fancy shower, delicious food, great wifi and the most friendly family. The home is in Vypin - just across...

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Thank Christian E
San Francisco, California, United States
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful time staying at the Bungalow. Neema was very friendly and super organized. She prepared delicious meals for us and even gave us a cooking lesson! The house is very nice with clean bathrooms and air conditioning. Neema can answer all of your questions about what to do in town, how to get there, etc. great stay!

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Boston
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Our first stop in Kerala will be hard to beat. Neema's hospitality is matched only by her delicious Keralan home cooking. The house is historic and beautifully appointed, in a peaceful setting just 2 minutes from the ferry to Fort Cochin. Highly recommended!

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Cambridge, MA
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We loved our 3-night stay with Neema who went above and beyond from greeting us at 4am to helping us navigate travel plans to our next destination. The breakfasts were amazing and I really enjoyed the cooking class where she demystified Kerala cooking - it's all about the coconuts!! A beautiful home stay that we'd highly recommend!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Bungalow, located at Vypeen side of the harbor mouth of Port of Cochin, with its own history and culture. Built in 1930, this heritage building of Vypeen is a mixture of Portuguese, Dutch and Kerala architectures. Vypeen is a meld of Portuguese, Dutch and English influences; where history is alive even today. ... more   less 

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Address: Near St. Theresa's Chapel | Vypeen, Kochi (Cochin) 682508, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: ₹ 5,787 - ₹ 5,928 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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