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“Good find of a homestay, near the heart of all the action!”
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Chackupurakal
Ranked #76 of 442 Kochi (Cochin) B&B and Inns
Reading, United Kingdom
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“Good find of a homestay, near the heart of all the action!”
Reviewed 15 December 2011

Beautiful building from the outside, lovely and helpful staff, and clean and tidy rooms with fresh linen complimentary bottle of icy cold water, clean toilets and a nice breakfast included.

From the outside, the building looks like an old Italian mansion, with a beautiful drive way full of well tended flowers and foliage. The floors inside are beautiful natural stone and varnished wood accents. I stayed here for 3 nights in december with my family in 2 double ac rooms and we had a very pleasant stay.

the rooms are of a good size, with very effective air conditioning,very clean and all windows are fitted with mosquito nets. Altho there were nets and a mosquito deterrent plug in, we did get a few , but I think it was due to leaving the main room door open for a while. Fort Kochi is notorious for mosquitoes anyway, so considering this, we hardly got a few.

We arrived quite late at night, due to problems with our car and getting a bit lost, but we rang the homestay and spoke to the care taker who was helpful and was very warm and welcoming when we arrived. He greeted us with a smile and helped us with our luggage from the car into our rooms. The rooms are fairly basic, but clean, cool and have enough for a traveller. Each room had a small table(upon which there was a tv), a wooden chair, twin beds out together to make a kingsize, a wooden cupboard, another small low wooden table with 2 shelves. We were very comfortable here and the staff contributed to making our stay even better. Each morning, we would go up stairs to the communal dining table on the balcony to be greeted by warm smiles , fresh pineapple juice,warm pots of tea and coffee, endless plates of steaming hot toast, jam and butter as well as an omlete each! this would all arrive within minutes of us taking a seat at the table. We were even able to store our baby's food in the fridge and freezer of their kitchen

the nice thing about the communal dining table was that we could meet and chat with other guests at the time, and one morning, we were even treated to an interesting view of a local man going up the central coconut tree in the front garden and cutting down coconuts! This was really nice, and a rare opportunity to see one of Kerala's natural commodities being harvested right in front of us!

the location of this place is very good, just a stone's throw from the Chinese fishing nets, Dutch palace, princess street, Mattancherry, synagogue and all the quaint,fun shops too

All in all, we had a lovely stay. and found our time at Chackupurackkal very comfortable. the staff were all so kind and helpful. Keep it up guys!

Room Tip: we had ac rooms on ground floor, away from kitchen and communal dining area, possibly more private...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Radnor, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 13 December 2011

One of the most impressive entrances we have seen in our two months in India. So it was a bit of a surprise to see just plain, bland, boring rooms to sleep in. They should put a couple of pictures or decorations on the walls to spruce it up a bit and make the inside less of a let down after seeing the outside! Otherwise very quiet, comfortable and pleasant. Do bring bug spray tho, tons of mozzies.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 November 2011

Sonia was tremendous help arranging with the airport to get our luggage back when it disappeared on arrival at the airport. She arranged cars for us when we needed them and had plenty of advice about where to go and what to do. Handy location too.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 December 2010

good value,extremeley friendly and helpful staff.nice peaceful location

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Chackupurakal

Property: Chackupurakal
Address: 1/1061, Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #76 of 442 B&Bs / Inns in Kochi (Cochin)
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,054 - ₹ 3,017
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Chackupurakal" The unique Italian architectural house in Fort Cochin, far from the maddening crowd of the city, yet right in the midst of action, very hygienic, with furnished and bath attached rooms in Italian style, common hall with cable TV, parking space and 24 hours security and internet facilities, you can enjoy food from your own kitchen or home delivery from modern hotels on call, and no doubt you will really feel at home. ... more   less 
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