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Kimansion Inn
Ranked #116 of 200 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
Paris, France
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Could be so much better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

We stayed here 3 nights in february 2012.
In line with the other reviews of this guesthouse, it has it's good and bad points. I would neither recommend nor put off any one from going there.
good points: quiet yet central location / spacious rooms / relative cleanliness / good restaurant "Oceanos" next door / decent price
bad point: we had a bit of a problem with the man who runs the place (by himself, which speaks poorly of the managers), first off though we had email confirmation he was surprised to see us and wanted to give us the said room for 500 rupees over the agreed rate. Later he was overly eager to "arrange" everything for us (from taxis to kathakali tickets) but was not very subtle about his commission, and was disgruntled when we turned down his pricey offers...
Overall, I think you can find a better deal in Kochi which is filled with homestays and guesthouses, and it's unfortunate for Kimansion which with a little investment could be a real gem.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2012

We booked out trip to India late in the day and the only place we could find in Fort Kochi that still had rooms over Christmas was Kimansion. We assumed the worst from this, but in fact Kimansion turned out to be a safe if unexciting bet. The rooms are cavernous and mine - upstairs - was gloomy. No balconies or access to the courtyard garden either. Because only one man works there, so there is no separate night watchman, he tends to keep the front door locked all the time, which was a good idea in terms of security but annoying if you want to nip in and out and not be "let" out on request. The basic problem with Kimansion is that the owner lives overseas and it all feels a bit neglected, which is a pity as it's a wonderful old colonial building. With a lick of paint, a few more staff and more imaginative furniture, it could be marvelous place to stay. The plus side, as I said, is that the rooms are huge. It's also only minutes walk from Princess Street and Burger Street and it's very quiet at night. We didn't go back to Kimansion when we returned to Kochi, but I wouldnt' put anyone off staying there either.

Room Tip: my friend's room downstairs was lighter and brighter than mine upstairs
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Geneva, Switzerland
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2011

This hotel is 7-10 minutes walk from the center of Fort Cochin (Princes street), on the same street as Fabindia shop. I personally had a very good experience staying here. The location is great no noise, room was big, clean, with hot water, breakfast was included if you want a vegetarian food, ask in advance, I also got my things washed and ironed the same day. I would recommend this place to my friends. Price was 800 rupees per room on a ground floor, with no AC.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank johnevery
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Leamington Spa
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2008

Kimansion is a simple clean well run home stay in Fort Cochin.
Our room was large with high ceilings, clean bathroom if a little dated. Beds large and good

No mosiquito nets provided but with air con and nets on the windows.You do get mosies round Fort Cochin

Breakfast simple but good. Very friendly and helpful staff. Location 10 minutes walk to the centre of Fort Cochin.

  • Stayed January 2008
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank nigeldav
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NYC
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2007

We stayed for one night in room 101 on the first floor, it was very spacious and clean. It had AC, marble floors and even a good sized refrigerator and a large queen size bed. The bathroom is the best, after traveling for weeks in India I was overjoyed to see a bathtub. Not all rooms have AC or are as large as room 101 and the price is different. Continental breakfast is included. The only bad part was the lack of mosquito netting, so bring some mosquito coils.The Kimansion Inn is near St. Francis. Overall we had a very relaxing and comfortable stay here.

  • Liked — Spacious room
  • Disliked — Lack of mosquito netting
  • Stayed January 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Didi99
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Additional Information about Kimansion Inn

Property: Kimansion Inn
Address: 1/254, Napiers Street, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #116 of 200 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,645 - ₹ 3,633
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kimansion Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The approach to Kimansion is nothing short of picturesque. Set in a somnolent quarter of Fort Cochin, it is a short walk from the beach, Chinese fishing nets and other tourist attractions. What Kimansion can offer you are premium facilities at less than premium price. ... more   less 
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