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Maison Casero Home Stay
Ranked #50 of 451 Kochi (Cochin) B&B and Inns
Reviewed 16 November 2012

We stayed for almost a week, travelled up to Munnar and when we came back stayed one more night. The location CANNOT be beat, a minute's walk to the Santa Cruz Basilica, two minutes to shopping, cafes and restaurants (even a beauty parlour for a somewhat questionable facial!) just two minutes away in quiet Princess Street and Burgher Street.

Priya is especially lovely, looks after you well and likes to chat about Indian culture, her own life and yours. One night she showed me her wedding album. Jaison is quieter and less involved in the face-to-face side of things, but seems a nice man.

The A/C room was large and airy (though no real windows to speak of), with a good bathroom. Everything is nice and clean. A/C is icy cold, just what you want after traipsing around in the Kochi heat for hours!

Breakfast is included and you have a choice of Western (toast, jam, and omelette usually) or South Indian style, plus freshly squeezed juice (made with unusual fruits) and tea/coffee.

Being located in amongst private homes, you get a sense of life in Fort Kochi, with the various food delivery sellers wandering the narrow alleys each morning, calling out their wares. A house next door was preparing for a wedding while we were there, and each day we watched more and more decorations go up.

For the price, location, cleanliness and comfort, Maison Casero is a great choice.

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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 November 2012

Cochin was our first stop in India, so we booked three nights in advance at the Maison Casero Homestay. Finally we stayed instead of three nights three weeks, because we found here a really sweat home far away from home.

The rooms are all available with a/c or only fan – all have an attached bathroom and mosquito-nets at the windows. It’s clean and if you stay longer the bed linen and the towels will be change regularly.

And even when you come back late in the evening from a 5-days trip (like we did) without a reservation and the homestay is fully booked they will find a room for you opposite at Jaison`s uncle house.

We had the cooking class in the home kitchen witch was amazing. You can choose the meals you want to cook, and then you first go together to the market to buy all the necessary things you need. During we cooked Priya explained everything to us and we wrote down all the recipes and made a lot of pictures. At the end we had a candle-light-dinner on the roof-top-terrace with our delicious self-made indian meal.

During our stay was my birthday, so Priya cooked lunch for us and baked a yummy birthday cake and the two girls painted for me birthday cards. I had a wonderful day so that I nearly forgot my home sickness.

So we really like this place and highly recommend it.
Overall – 6 from 5 possible stars.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 October 2012

Great location (main sights and restaurants all within walking distance), extremely clean (which is not always the case in India), good value for money and the nicest hosts one can imagine (they took care of us when we were ill)!

The offered boat trips to the backwaters are highly recommendable as well.

Only (negligible) downside is that it can get very hot in the summer months (no air-con in the rooms)

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 September 2012 via mobile

In Maison Casero you will be in the house of a very welcoming indian family, that will make you feel very confortable. The rooms and communal areas are very clean. This homestay is located near the Santa Cruz Basilica or Fatima School (you will need to ask the exact location in the street shops). It's located in the heart of Fort Cochi and you will get very good value for money.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

Stayed for a total of 4 nights and it was simply brilliant!

The home stay is ideally located in Fort Kochi and is close to almost all the important sites. Priya and family are fantastic hosts and are really helpful and informative. The rooms are clean and well maintained. We enjoyed breakfasts out in the balcony as well as a keralan dinner; the appams and mussel chilli fry were my favorites.

The pricing is extremely reasonable and the home stay has a lot of facilities available from internet services to various excursions and cultural concert tickets that can be arranged for.

We probably enjoyed Kochi a lot more thanks to this fantastic home stay... I highly recommend it!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Maison Casero Home Stay

Address: H Fosse Road | Opposite Fatima School, Kottavalappu, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service
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Ranked #50 of 451 B&Bs / Inns in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: ₹ 1,424 - ₹ 1,618 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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