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“Great location”
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Walton's Home Stay
Ranked #9 of 436 Kochi (Cochin) B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
UK
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44 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great location”
Reviewed 19 April 2012

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.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 8 April 2012

I stayed in Cochin twice while travelling around Kerala and based on my first stay at Walton's Home Stay decided to return. Centrally located a 3 minute walk from the Chinese fishing nets in Fort Cochin on one of the "main streets" (re: little road lined with tourist amenities: Internet cafes, travel agencies, cafes, gift shops, etc.) it had a great location and was generally a really nice place to return to at the end of another hot, sweaty day in India! Mr. Walton is very polite and helpful with everything from recommending local attractions/restaurants to ordering taxis and offering advice on the best methods of bargaining! The rooms themselves are immaculate and comfortable, tucked away around a little courtyard and away from the bustle of the street. A night watchman is posted at the main door all night so security is also well handled. Breakfast is prepared by Mrs. Walton and is a cosy affair with a chance to meet other guests. So all in all, I can warmly recommend this place!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2012

highly recommended if you like homely friendly places
The house is lived in, books all over the place, which suits me
The room was clean and nice
There is a lovely little garden
Breakfast was above average for this kind of place, loads of fresh fruit and unlimited tea and toast

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Hamburg
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

what we liked there
- great location in the center of Fort Kochi. it was very handy to drop in and out during the day. this place really is "downtown"
- our room was very nice and spacious, it felt like a hotel room
- the small garden in the backyard was lovely

what could be improved
- the bed was horrible! the mattress was too soft, so that I was more laying on the wooden frame under the mattress, than on this worn thing!
- this place has no wifi!
- the name is "home stay" but it is more like a guest house. you don't get to know the family.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lewes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

We loved the quiet, civilized atmosphere and the beautiful rooms at Walton's Home Stay. The central location was fantastically convenient. The breakfasts were delicious, and Mr Walton soon had us organized to make the very most of our time at Fort Cochin. I borrowed a copy of the Lonely Planet from his bookshop and when I asked if I could buy it he gave it to me for free. One of the delights was waking up in the morning to find the the bird song in the garden was exactly the same as the recording on the Walton's Home Stay website! I wish we'd had more than a couple of nights.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Walton's Home Stay

Property: Walton's Home Stay
Address: Princess Street, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 436 B&Bs / Inns in Kochi (Cochin)
Price range (per night): ₹ 8,001 - ₹ 9,872
Number of rooms: 9
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 
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Walton's Home Stay Kochi (Cochin), Kerala

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