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“Wonderful hosts in a nicely furnished home” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Reds Residency Homestay

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Reds Residency Homestay
Ranked #37 of 411 Kochi (Cochin) B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Exeter
2 reviews
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“Wonderful hosts in a nicely furnished home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

This was my first trip to India and I stayed at Reds Residency for the majority of my month long visit to Kerela. Maryann, Philip and family are excellent hosts, with a genuine warm welcome, able to relate well with visitors from any country. Together with the friendly staff, they work hard to ensure that all visitors' individual needs and wants are met effectively. I stayed in all three types of accommodation, and all were clean, comfortable and well-equipped. I found that the location was ideal being just far enough from town, with the tourist centre just a short walk. Overall, staying at Reds Residency ensured that I had an excellent introduction to life in India.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Toronto
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

This was a great homestay, MaryAnn takes care of everything for you. She found us a great cooking class and arranged for her husband to drive us to the airport shuttle when we were running late. She'll sit you down when you arrive and take you through a map of the city and point out all the best spots. The rooms are nice and clean and fresh. One downfall - its across the street from the Fort and we woke up one morning to target practice.

Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

We received a very warm welcome at this guesthouse in Cochin, situated 15 mins walk from the town. The room was clean, large bathroom, cable tv and a very comfortable bed. The family speak excellent English and are very helpful with organizing transport and recommending places to eat and visit. They have wifi.
We had tea on arrival and fresh juices before we left again in the morning. We found Cochin expensive after our time in Varkala, however enjoyed our stay here immensely.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2012

I spent my first night in India at Maryann's and Philip's place, then took some days around in Kerala, and came back on my last day at their place. I enjoyed the stay at Reds Residency. I got two different rooms, both very clean, both with AC. Maryann served great food at breakfast and tea times, and provided me with plenty of advices to make my stay wonderful.
I really like the atmosphere and hospitality and recommend that place if you plan to stay in Fort Cochin.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Kochi
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012

Do to the fact that not all `Home Stay` residencies in the Province of Kerale - or in Fort Kochi for that matter - are referring to the same hi standard of room condition and service, I find it most relevant to put in a few word for Reds Residency in Fort Kochi / Cohin.
I’ve stayed in this residence - owned and carefully run by the extremely nice and informative plus very helpful English speaking couple, Philip and Mary Ann – for two periods, 11 days in total.
From my first arrival – with a noisy taxi driver at half past four o’clock in the morning – I felt welcome.
The rooms including the integrated bathrooms are exactly like you want rooms in India to be – big ones with high sealing and all equipped with a fan, air-condition and very comfortable beds.
The Reds do have my full respect, and should I ever return to Fort Kochi / Cohin I would not hesitate to give them a call and ask for one of their nicely decorated beautiful rooms.

Tage Seier Mikkelsen
Denmark

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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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 #37 of 411 B&Bs / Inns in Kochi (Cochin)
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,231 - ₹ 2,667
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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