We booked 2 nights in Ft. Kochi to see Ft. Kochi, only to find out there is no more of the Fort left! Instead we found this charming boutique hotel next to the harbor which was not only quaint, quiet, and relaxing, but boasts of a staff that live up to their reviews...excellent! They will bend over backward to cater to your slightest request. The room we stayed in was clean, and it had a small sitting area outside the room where you could sit and either eat or just enjoy the beautiful garden. One night we took a swim in the pool and were served a private dinner poolside like we owned the place, right beside a large beautiful tree that was garnered with little lights dangling off its branches. (Just like a little garden fairyland).The restaurant on the patio was open aired and the food was excellent. They made an omelette in the morning the way we like it in the States...with plenty of cheese, onions, tomatoes, etc. The only thing I suggested on this stay was that my mattress was somewhat harder than what I am used to in the US, but better than most hotels I have stayed in while traveling in India, except for the super 5-star chains. We think it will be worth your trip out to the 'island' harbor area to spend time and learn about the history of this area and heritage site, especially if you want to unwind and have more privacy and peace than your typical city hotels and chains.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the heart of ancient Fort Cochin, Kerala, a place that exudes history and culture, is the 'Old Harbour Hotel.' A 300 year-old building that has for long been a heritage monument of this town, now reopened as a boutique hotel. Built in the Dutch style of architecture with hints of Portuguese influences, it was the first hotel of old Cochin. Later it remained a residential home to employees of English Tea broking firms until it was left unused for a period of time. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Old Harbour Kochi
- Hotel Old Harbour
- Old Harbour Hotel Kochi (Cochin), Kerala