There could hardly be a better location then situated in a little street full of cafes, restaurants and shops and only a few minutes walk from the Chinese fishing nets and the ferries. Everything we needed or wanted was well within range.
First impressions can be deceptive - Mr Walton's office is full of books (available to buy or borrow) and is just like a real bookshop should be - untidy and the walk through to the accommodation at the rear is also untidy. However the accommodation is set around a lovely little garden with some seats and a swing full of plants, butterflies and birdsong. The rooms themselves are charming, clean, quite roomy and air conditioned though the bed was the hardest in Kerala! There were additional seats outside the room on a verandah overlooking the garden.
At first Mr Walton was a little officious, however once the formalities were over, he gave us some maps and recommended several cafes, restaurants and places of interest. Those we tried proved to be excellent! We soon warmed to him and he was happy to help with any questions we had.
Mrs Walton does the breakfasts - the best breakfasts we had in Kerala. Loads of fresh fruit, eggs done just how you wanted them and toast with jam and marmalade with as much tea and coffee as you like. Breakfast is taken in her kitchen around a large table so it's great to meet other guests and chat to Mrs Walton.
All round a great place to stay for a couple of days.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This relaxing and serene home stay is run by a Catholic family in a Centuries old Dutch building. It is centrally located on Princes street - one of the earliest streets laid out in Fort Cochin, beside the many shops, the Cozy streets, cafe's and restaurant's which are conveniently located near by. In this family run home stay, we pride ourselves on a high standard of friendly cheerful service which caters to the needs of the whole family. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Walton`s Home Stay Hotel Kochi (Cochin)
- Walton's Home Stay Kochi (Cochin), Kerala