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Tea Bungalow
Ranked #56 of 222 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 April 2012

Arrived very tired from a long flight. Wondered where we were going, but arrived at this wonderful place in the middle of all the hussle and bussle.
We had two rooms just off the dinner room which i must admit i was abit worried about noise, but this was not a problem. Room's are lovely and big, great shower rooms, clean and smart.
The staff are very helpful and friendly.
It's a great location for sightseeing around fort cochin, you are in the middle of it all, and can walk to all the attactions.
Had the best masala dosa i have ever had for breakfast.
A small pool and outside area.Only a few sun beds. It's in a court yard so it does not keep the sun all day, which is a good thing as it gets very hot, and great to have some shade.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 April 2012

Lovely boutique hotel converted from an old bungalow. Small with just 10 rooms guarantees personalised service. Rooms are large and spacious and very well maintained.
Staff went out of their way to drop us to various tourists spots, got medicine when my daughter was ill, all at no charge. They even organised a special Kerela meal for us on our last day.
Highly recommend.

Room Tip: Muscat and Galle are on the top floor and away from the dining room.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 March 2012

We spent some days in Cochin at the end of our trip through India. We chose the Tea Bungalow for its good ratings which were absolutely true. The food was good, the rooms nice and clean, great bathrooms with a large shower, the staff was friendly. But don' book the rooms next to the main lobby: although we were told they were quiet and you wouldn't hear the noises from breakfast and dinner, you hear EVERYTHING which is definitely annoying after a long day of sightseeing.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 March 2012

A lovely peaceful hotel with good, efficient service from very helpful staff. Our room (Cochin) was large and beautifully appointed; the bathroom was huge. Small garden area with good-sized pool. Pleasant breakfast eaten in the garden area- waiter service (not buffet) but plenty of choice from the menu and therefore freshly cooked. Easy stroll to sea and main tourist areas.

Room Tip: 4 rooms on ground floor off the dining room and 4 rooms above. If traffic noise bothers you ask for...
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 March 2012

After a long flight from London and a speedy exchange of planes at Mumbai the Tea Bungalow was a very pleasant and peaceful place to be. Our first room given to us was on the ground floor which was directly off the restaurant. My wife and I were not happy about a ground floor room and this was exchanged for an upstairs one the next day. The room was large and decorated in the period from which it was built. The 4-poster bed was extremely comfortable and the bathroom amenities were very good indeed including a walk in shower. Sadly the sink didn't have a plug and our well travelled one came in very handy! We had assumed by the website that the rooms had balconies but sadly this was not the case and had we have realised this we may have stayed elsewhere. Unfortunately, like many hotels around the world the safe was not bolted down and the replacement toiletries were inconsistent. However, when asked for replacement the friendly staff were only too willing to oblige. Whilst at the hotel the manager arranged for us to have a trip on a houseboat which was excellent and in our 10 days of stay (early December 2011) we struck up quite a relationship with several of the staff and one young man was exceptionally helpful - Paul - who looked after us at breakfast and any other queries we had. The location of the hotel was a short walk into town and pretty central for all of the amenities and the many excellent restaurants for which the manager was only too happy to recommend. Although the hotel generally was in a very well maintained condition both my wife and I felt that the breakfast area next to the pool and the quality of water in the pool needed a little more work. We are global travellers in our late 50s/early 60s and I would recommend this hotel for likewise and families alike but would also comment that the hotel is a little expensive even for India. Thanks to all the staff for making our stay very pleasant.

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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Tea Bungalow

Address: 1/1901, Kunumpuram | Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#25 Luxury Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: ₹ 6,835 - ₹ 21,665 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Tea Bungalow 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dempo Resorts and the historic Tea BungalowThe guiding force behind Tea Bungalow is Mr.Vivek Dempo founder of Dempo Resorts. The Dempo Family is one of the oldest families of Goa, who controlled the coconut trade from the 16th to the 19th Century. They also owned large cargo sailing ships which sailed from Goa to the African Ports of Portuguese colonies like Mozambique and Angola in the Indian Ocean.The restoration and decoration of Tea Bungalow has been a labour of love for Mr. Dempo. He has crafted an escape from the humdrum, noisy, soul-killing rush of everyday life. Tea Bungalow offers a tranquil place to step away for a while, to centre your thoughts and get the balance you need.Tea Bungalow occupies pride of place in the heart of the exclusive heritage area of Fort Cochin. Cochin (Kochi) is made up of three districts: Ernakulam, Wellington Island and Fort Cochin. The bungalow was built in 1912 and run as a workshop and office of a UK Company called United Carpets engaged in the manufacture and export of coir and spices. Brooke Bond the tea company bought the bungalow in 1956 and christened it Brooke Bond Bungalow which housed the top management of Brooke Bond & Company. Dignitaries used this bungalow for important meetings. Its history of spice and tea brought about its new avatar - Tea Bungalow. ... more   less 
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