This beautiful water front property has a historical past
Distinguished Grey haired retainers talk of a time when it was the stately home of tea plantation bosses;
Some regale you with stories of how the plotting of the retaking of Goa was actually done from this very 'War Room' in the Old Harbour Inn - so called in an earlier avatar.
SO walk down Tower Road at Dusk and over a chilled beer, soak in the tales of long gone days. The territory of Goa, taken over by the Portuguese in 1510, was held under their suzerainty for 451 years.
In 1961 Dec this illegal occupation came to an end with Operation Vijay. Over two days Maj. Gen Candeth and AVM Elric Pinto led the Indian forces that effectively liberated the occupied territory
Look around you and imagine the events that preceded the conquest, and all the planning involved. Maybe you will decide to stay and enjoy a sumptuous evening repast as we did
- 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