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“Great Stay in Kerala” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Reds Residency Homestay
Ranked #42 of 408 Kochi (Cochin) B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Great Stay in Kerala”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2012

Phillip and MaryAnn were wonderful hosts, who took time to discuss and plan a full week long stay in Kerela. We stayed at their homestay for two of the nights; The rooms were excellent with AC, and a nice clean bathroom. The breakfasts were good with lots to eat. Phillip helped to arrange a car to take us to Periyar, as well as suggested the place to stay, which was amazing. He also arranged the backwater boat tour, which was great, although if you are looking for a high-class boat, make sure to tell him and I'm sure he will arrange it for you, of course for a higher price. The boat we had was fine, but not the newest or cleanest. The chef, captain, and boatman were all wonderful and friendly and we had some truly memorable times for the two days were on the lakes. Thank you Phillip and Family for a wonderful stay in Fort Cochin.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AndrewKay
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REDSFORT, Owner at Reds Residency Homestay, responded to this review, 26 March 2012
Thank you for your review, we look forward to having your friends and family visit us in the future too. Thank you once again for your wonderful advice given to us against the experience your family had while on the Kerala tour.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2012

We stayed there during 2011. The hosts are extremely welcoming and helpful. They simply couldn't do enough to make our stay comfortable. One of their nieghbours is Rafi, a tuk tuk driver who is a gem and I would advise anyone staying here to ask for him if you want a kind, honest and helpful tuk tuk driver.
The rooms were spotless and beautifully maintained and the area is ideal for exploring Fort Cochin. The braekfasts are tasty too. They offer a different Keralan dish every day. Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kharkiv, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2012

This was my first trip to Fort Cochin and Reds Residency made it a very pleasant experience.

Philip and Maryann made it very pleasant experience.They arranged everything from my airport pick up , local travel and sightseeing , and my drop back.They pre-booked all my tickets for the local arts and entertainment and ensured that i got good seats at the local arts theater.

As a bonus Maryann even prepared traditional Kerala food , in the Cochin style with some really good sea food..
The rooms were neat and equipped with all the necessities and the WiFi connection was a blessing for me.The bathrooms were clean and spotless.

If i travel to Cochin , this is defiantly the place that i will stay.

Room Tip: The room closest to entrance of the second floor entrance has a strong WiFi collection.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Rajeev K
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REDSFORT, Owner at Reds Residency Homestay, responded to this review, 26 March 2012
Thank you for visiting Reds and experiencing our Homestay, the word of mouth and recommendation of guests who had stayed at Reds had brought you to our humble home. Thank you for you excellent review we look forward to more students and guest from your university and country of study.
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

I am very sorry, but I did not feel comfortabel at the Reds.
Any confirmation of the owner went wrong! The booking of a room was confirmed by email, also taxi was offered but none of the confirmations they kept. When I came after one hour waiting at the airport with own Taxi to the Reds at very early morning, they where deep sleeping. After another hour nooking at the door and calling by phone they did not even have the confirmed room for me. I had to stay in another place, this place I did not choose and I did not like. After one day I could/had to move to Reds. The Reds Residency is nice, the rooms are clean, the service is okay, but the place is to fare away for me from the center. The owners are to intrusive for me and to much money grubbing. You feel like in a youth hostel with the youth supervisor and any time they give you instructions how to do. I would not choose this place again, I just I did not feel comfortable there.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Junimond68
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REDSFORT, Owner at Reds Residency Homestay, responded to this review, 26 March 2012
Flight cancellations and date of stay reschedule had led to this mix up from the guest end, however we at Reds did the best we could by arranging a room for 1 night ( arrival was at midnight ) and the next day I personally brought the guest over to Reds, as far as money was concerned no extra money was demanded or received by us. Regards distance we are walking distance from the city center and only 5 minutes from the beach.
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Letchworth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

We spent 3 nights at Reds at the beginning our our 16 night trip to Kerala, and returned for our last night. Phillip and Maryann are so lovely and helpful, and the homestay is beautiful and clean. We arrived early in the morning and we had a taxi waiting for us. The homestay is in a great location, within easy walking distance of Fort Cochin sights. On our first day Maryann talked us through what fort cochin had to offer and gave us a map with useful places on it. Phillip and Maryann also spent time with us helping us plan some of our trip recommending places to stay in Kerala and really helping us. They made our time in Kerala amazing. Not to mention the tastiest breakfast! Thank you so much, we had a lovely time, and nothing was too much trouble.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank linacore
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REDSFORT, Owner at Reds Residency Homestay, responded to this review, 26 March 2012
Thank you very much for your review, we at Reds strive to meet all expectations of the guest who arrive at our home. We look forward to your friends and family members visit us on your recommendations.
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Additional Information about Reds Residency Homestay

Property: Reds Residency Homestay
Address: 11 / 372 A, K.J. Herschel Road | Near Dronacharya Main Gate, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #42 of 408 B&Bs / Inns in Kochi (Cochin)
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,433 - ₹ 3,002
Hotel Class:3 star — Reds Residency Homestay 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Reds Residency has 5 double rooms, all of which are spacious and have attached bathrooms. There is also a luxury suite, which includes a living room, kitchen and bathroom. In addition to a warm and friendly welcome from the hosts, and first class service throughout your stay, the following are also present: homemade Indian and Continental breakfast; a tour and activity booking desk; laundry facilities; free wi-fi internet access; a range of books and magazines. The facilities and service available are of the highest quality. Staying at Reds Residency Home stay whilst exploring the area is perfect for really getting to know people here. As well as having the all of the luxuries that you would expect to find in a star hotel, you get the added benefit of receiving the warm care and service of being within a family environment. ... more   less 
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