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Vintage Inn
Ranked #51 of 212 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
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Reviewed 29 February 2012

The staff is incredibly nice and greeted us at 2am with cold bottled water and smiles. The rooms are very basic but spacious. The bathrooms are clean. Room service was prompt and fairly tasty. The location was perfect for a ten minute walk to Princess Street. We enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 February 2012

The room was a little more basic than expected considering the good reviews this place gets here and in the guide books. But it was clean, fairly big and the service is very friendly. An extra plus for the guest computer in the lounge! Instead of a mosquito net above the bed, there were nets in the windows which is a good solution. Bathroom was tiny so gets completely wet when you shower. We had a nice breakfast (not included) early in the morning before we left. We ordered it the night before and it was delivered at the exact time and served in the garden (our choice).

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 February 2012

I was in India for 6 months, and Vintage Inn was one of my two or three favorite accommodations among many. I recall a travel book saying the location isn't convenient, but I found it to be perfect. If I wanted to use wifi or get something western like a candy bar - I'd go up to Princess Street. Otherwise the local scene to the south and east was much more interesting to me. From Vintage you could get into a lot of different neighborhoods quickly. Also, just down the street is the Kerala Kathakali Centre, where I saw the best live traditional music during my time in India. A farther walk was the excellent and affordable Sri Krishna Cafe, an institution for traditional Keralan food.

As others have commented, the rooms are very clean and secure. The owners are helpful and all the staff is very friendly. I met some great guests here as well while having breakfast on the upper terrace. The comfort of this Inn encouraged me to stay much longer in Cochin than I expected, and without question I would stay here again if I'm back in town.

Room Tip: I stayed in two rooms, and one had glow in the dark stars!!!!
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  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled solo
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3  Thank MintFlip
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Reviewed 29 January 2012

We stayed for a week in Kochi at Vintage Inn. At first, inspite of the excellent room, we thought it might be just a little removed from the main area around Princess Street. But after looking around the Guest Houses and Hotels closer, we soon came to realise Vintage Inn was an excellent place. We had the best room we have stayed in in India this whole trip - it was truly pleasant. A huge balcony, windows on two sides, separate room for dressing and storage, superb hot-water shower, clothes lines, etc. And it turned out to be a good location - only a short walk to Princess Street across the park, close to the Kathakali and the delicious Tibetan restaurant.

In previous years (2004 and 1994) rates were cheaper around Princess Street, but something has changed, and aside from the basic hotels like the Elite (where we had stayed in 2007) all the rest have gone in for these prissy Boutique joints that charge like rhinos. In 1994 we stayed at the then wonderful PWD guest house, but this time they seemed totally disinterested in anyone staying there. Plus they have removed the old garden from the sea side (Indian guests complained about it being a King Cobra scene, we were told by a tuktuk driver).

The two brothers who run the Vintage Inn were extremely helpful with all kinds of questions and services. The area was quiet and sleeping was good. I noticed that most of their rooms are very generous in size, though not all had balcony. We had a Non-AC room, which for January was perfect. AC rooms tend to be closed off, and you could be anywhere in the world.

The Vintage Inn has very reasonable rates, clean, a pleasant atmosphere and great rooms: I can recommend it to anyone.

Room Tip: Upstairs Non-AC with balcony is great.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 January 2012

Very clean guesthouse, very nice people, the best place we have stayed in India till now.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Vintage Inn

Address: Rids Dale Branch Road,, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#19 Romantic Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#29 Family Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: ₹ 1,433 - ₹ 1,889 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vintage Inn is located near Santa Cruz Basilica - Fort Cochin, the historic church which was built by the Portuguese and elevated to a cathedral by Pope Paul IV in 1558. The church was later proclaimed a Basilica in 1984 by Pope John Paul II. Vintage Inn is a family run guesthouse offering bright, airy, spacious and impeccably clean rooms. Most rooms have private balconies and terrace. Watch the palm trees blowing in the wind and listen to the birds. The terrace at tree top level is a delight both for breakfast and evening gatherings. A quite and peaceful location for comfortable homely stay and above all short distances to all famous places in Fort Cochin and Mattanchery. The Inn is surrounded by coconut trees with lovely lawn and garden for the cool evenings.Well-furnished and comfortable lobby Spacious A/c and non A/c rooms with modern amenities and bath attached Terrace (Most Rooms) Breakfast and light refreshments. Laundry Service, 24 hrs hot showers (Solar Water heater) and cold showers Mosquito proof screened windows During power failure - Stand by Generator. International and short distance telephone facility . Internet access , Free WIFI, Village back waters on country boats / house boats. ... more   less 
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