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“Storied Past”
Review of Old Harbour Hotel

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Old Harbour Hotel
Ranked #2 of 212 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 March 2017

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

Stayed: February 2017
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

This hotel serves excellent food, in a lovely setting - gardens and live music. The fish was especially good, extremely fresh and tasty.
Our room was spacious, and staff helpful
Although wifi was free, it was variable speed and access.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank heyjudederbys
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Sadly, We only had one night here at the end of our holiday but it was delightful. The hotel is very classy, decorated and furnished in a very simple yet elegant way. The gardens are lovely and dinner outside was really delicious and very good value. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and even brought us coffee at 5am before we left for an early flight. I would go back to Cochin just to stay here again!

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank BillieLondon_UK
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

We were here for two nights. The hotel is in quite a busy location beside the port and beach. However, it's possible to walk around the streets easily and there are rows of shops selling handicrafts etc.

The hotel itself has well maintained grounds with two small ponds as well as a small swimming pool. It's easy to sit around and relax away from the business outside.

Our room was comfortable with an outside bathroom. Breakfast was good although we didn't dine there so couldn't comment on the general menu. Staff were responsive and helpful.

We would be happy to stay here again.

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Indira
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

I have no hesitation about recommending this hotel. Only problem was we didn't stay there for very long. Wonderful meal - one of, perhaps the best, during our 3 week stay in India.

Terrific service, lovely room, great garden restaurant.........can I say more.

Definitely recommend this oasis of calm in the middle of a busy city

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Old Harbour Hotel

Address: 1/328 Tower Road | Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#6 Business Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: ₹ 15,370 - ₹ 26,832 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Old Harbour Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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

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