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Chunangattu Near Children's Park, Opposite Collectorate, Kottayam 686002 India
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#10 of 92 Specialty lodging in Kottayam
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Are you looking for a weekend or a week long stay while in Kerala for Holidays? Fenn Hall located in Central Kerala is the ideal place for you. Built by Mr. Mathai Fenn in 1945, while he was working as an excise officer for the British, this beautiful 70 yr old Villa in Kottayam combines traditional Kerala architecture with Colonial design and is a typical representative of the period. With high wooden ceiling and terracotta tile flooring, it is suitable for all sorts of stay. The house has 3 large bedrooms apart from the common living or lounge area. There is also a fully equipped kitchen and a dining room that seats 6-8 people. Also free wifi in all rooms. You could rent the whole house or individual rooms as you require. Each room comes attached with balcony, bath and dressing room. Walking distance from the Kottayam town railway station, yet nestled in a quiet neighbourhood, this wifi enabled place can also be used as a hub for your Kerala visit. It's on the road between the famed Kumarakom backwaters (14km away) and Thekkady in the Ghats(95km). Kochi airport is just 70km away. Food, laundry and travel facilities are available on request. We can help you rent a car to do the sight seeing in Kerala. The caretakers/owners would be happy to guide you to the local attractions and to familiarize you with the local culture should you desire it. We could also help you with your overall India trip, even suggest an itinerary for you and do your bookings.
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Free parking
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NailsAuckland wrote a review Mar 2020
Auckland4 contributions2 helpful votes
At an uncertain time, when a couple of COVID-19 cases had just been announced in the Kottayam area, Mathai was a very comforting host. Fenn Hall is quiet, elegant and a bit of a haven from the traffic of Kottayam. There are places to sit and read, clean and well-furnished period-feel rooms and although food is not officially provided on site, Mathai was able to provide us with a tasty home-cooked Keralan meal, and there are numerous options nearby from which food can be delivered. Morning breakfasts or other meals can easily be had at restaurants no more than 5-10 minutes walk away, in any case. Mathai is a very amiable and helpful host who can provide lots of information and advice and was also able to organise a taxi for us to move on, at a time when foreigners were looked on with an element of suspicion. I would not hesitate recommending Fenn Hall to anyone.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Najmal Nezeem wrote a review Jan 2019
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A beautiful house. Very good atmosphere and very calm and cool place. Really I like it very much. Looking great and awesome. Nice ambiance. Superb exterior. Room is also good. But toilet is too small one.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Pia S wrote a review Apr 2018
4 contributions3 helpful votes
We‘re a couple and we stayed at Fenn Hall Homestay for 3 nights and we had an excellent time! We were welcomed heartily by the staff and the owner Mathai Fenn. The room was beautiful furnished and very clean. The whole house makes you feel welcome, comfortable and home. We enjoyed our stay and the interesting talks in the dining room where the guest and the owners family can spend their meals together or have a cup of tea. If you need any information about trains, restaurants or what to do and visit in Kottayam the staff and Mr. Fenn can answer your questions. We would absolutely recommend a stay at Fenn Hall! Pia and Eugen
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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vikramdhere wrote a review Feb 2017
Pune, India37 contributions4 helpful votes
Excellent ambience Privacy AC Rooms. Spacious and lot of place to move with gallery . Only thing that have to go out for breakfast and room not cleaned on daily basis. Cooperative staff and owner always ready to accept suggestions for improvement . Not far from Railway station. Approachable to road . Overall nice place to stay single and best for stay with family rather than to stay in hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2016Trip type: Travelled on business
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Dhishna P wrote a review Feb 2017
Karnataka, India24 contributions37 helpful votes
Fenn Hall home stay is a pretty old aristocratic family property presently maintained by a caretaker. I visited the place a few months back. The rooms that were given to us was at the ground floor, almost facing the backside of the home, though many rooms were available inside the house which appears to be well maintained and hardly any body was staying there, the room provided for me was not good. The care taker was a lady who was helpful, though not much seen around after dusk, but would be available over phone. The pros for the house is that it has still maintained its antiquity and looks good. The location of the home is almost in the town, hence access is there in auto or taxi. The cons that i noticed in my room is that it was not well maintained, the mattress plastic cover was not removed. Neither a good bed spread was used, a pretty old linen was used to cover the mattress. The wash room is too small that you cant even turn around inside, your body will touch the commode or the washbasin which is less than a feet distance, which makes a hygiene conscious person like me a little difficult to take a shower. Though it is a home stay, home made food is not provided. The care taker will order and deliver from outside hotels which sometimes does not appeal to a visitors taste buds who has come all the way for a homely experience. The room service is average.
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Date of stay: December 2016
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: rooms in the main entrance of the home stay are well maintained and good
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debbiedarexs wrote a review Jan 2017
Bengaluru, India603 contributions96 helpful votes
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The place looked great, and my interactions with the owner Jessy was good, so I didn't think twice about booking this place for a day for our stay in Kottayam. We wanted the entire place, but that wasn't available. The place is near the town, easily accessible - yet in a quiet nook. There's a house keeper during the day, and also a person to help with cleaning. Big room, clean, high ceilings and well ventilated. The architecture and the place is kept true to its origins, and is good to experience.
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Try getting a room inside the main house for better access.
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chrisT992HN wrote a review Jan 2016
Zurich, Switzerland9 contributions4 helpful votes
This homestay was great. A very nice home and a lovely family who introduced me to the area, took time to chat and was extremely helpful. Through them, I saw sights in Kottayam, I would probably not have found on my own. Also, I had interesting conversations that helped me to understand the area better. I highly recommend this place, also to solo female travellers.
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Date of stay: November 2015
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Radhika A wrote a review Dec 2015
7 contributions5 helpful votes
If you're looking for a homestay, this is the best place to stay in Kottayam. We had breakfast with the family in the morning. From washing machine, hair dryer to iron, we got all facilities. Since we were three girls arriving late at night, Dr. Jessy sent her son to pick us up. Even the next day she suggested us places to look around and helped us with our planning. Had a homely experience. Lovely family!
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Date of stay: December 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Venugopal V wrote a review Nov 2015
Thekkady, India49 contributions29 helpful votes
Very good experience with this Heritage Home, me with my friends stayed here on October 2015, it is a very good experience here, we feel like we are in our home. Very good ambiance , good break fast (Thanks Jessy Mam),We can cook our food there is a kitchen in this home, and free WI-FI is provided.Overall good experience. Thanks Jessy Mam, Shyja Chechi Its about 500 mtrs from the Kottayam Railway station, Just opposite to Collectorate , near to Childrens Park Contact : jessyfenn@gmil.com
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Date of stay: October 2015
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PRICE RANGE
$17 - $25 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaKottayam DistrictKottayam
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fenn Hall
Which popular attractions are close to Fenn Hall?
Nearby attractions include Kattikkayam Waterfalls (0.3 km) and Pulimootttil Silks (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fenn Hall?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Is parking available at Fenn Hall?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fenn Hall?
Conveniently located restaurants include Third Place, Thali Restaurant, and Anand A/c Restaurant.