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“Very Friendly Family”
Review of Fort INN Homestay

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Fort INN Homestay
Ranked #270 of 436 Kochi (Cochin) B&B and Inns
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“Very Friendly Family”
Reviewed 12 April 2009

We found this blue-white washed homestay, while we just had walk through the town and fell in love with it immediatelly! That was a place where we met very friendly family and very good value for money! We hope that one day they will have a restaurant with good homely liked food and than they will be complete! Taking care about our baggage, when we were visiting Lakshadweep for few days, was additional plus!

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 March 2009

This is a good value place to stay in Cochi. The bigger question would be is it worth staying in Cochi. Watching the fishing nets in action and seeing the fish for sale was interesting. We saw little other reason to stay here. This is an old Dutch terrace house with a nive balcony overlooking a blank wall and the coast guard facility. We had a power cut mid evening but the room was air conditioned and we kept cool at night. Breakfast was western-tourist style. Manager was very friendly and helpful. If we stayed again in Cochi we would come here again.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 March 2009

We stayed at Fort Inn in Dec + March. This hertiage homestay has been beautifully renovated and the rooms and the reception area were extremely clean. Manager, Rose + Thomson were very helpful and not at all pushy. In March we had a larger room, with TV, Air Con and a fridge which was a bliss..:) Fort Inn is also a walking distance to all the restaurants/shops and to the jetty for boat. We also liked the laundry service + breakfast at Fort Inn. We are hoping to go back to Cochin in the future and we certainly stay at Fort Inn.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 March 2009

Fort Inn is run by a wonderful accommodating team (Biju - you're still a superstar!).
After being scammed in Kumily by a travel agent, Biju and the owner went out their way to have our train fare refunded, drove us to a new travel agent and rebooked our tickets to Goa. Biju also allowed us to keep the room until the evening because I was very ill and needed to rest before our train trip.
Breakfast can be arranged with Anusha the day before. The rooms are spacious, and I'd highly recommend a/c if you're booking the double room next to the stairs. There is shared balcony which is a good place to drink your coffee early in the morning
The location is perfect if you need to be close to the customs jetty, and it's a pleasant walk to the Chinese fishing nets, Princess and Burgher streets.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 March 2009

I stayed for 5 nights at the end of December. Anusha and Thompson, the hosts, are kind and generous people. I found the room standards high. The buiding has a northern exposure and there is very little direct sun so the rooms can seem dark. I was pleased with the cleanliness of the room and the furnishings were of good standard, if not exactly my taste. Excellent location for ferry access and close to some good restaurants and the Fort Cochin seafront with the Chinese Fishing Nets.

Fort Inn is clean, quiet and felt safe and run by lovely people who really try hard to meet travellers needs.

  • Stayed December 2008, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Fort INN Homestay

Property: Fort INN Homestay
Address: Near Aspinwall Company, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #270 of 436 B&Bs / Inns in Kochi (Cochin)
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,500 - ₹ 3,500
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Fort INN with all the laid-back splendor of a colonial villa has been transformed by a design conscious restoration. Located in the crossroads of history & conceived as a Heritage Tourist INN. Built in 1855 in Dutch Architectural style & recently restored with modern amenities and carefully decorated with country antiques & by retaining the original heritage structure. Relax in cozy elegance at the historic, 4 - room Fort Inn Homestay, Bed & Breakfast located in the heart of Cochin town is a unique combination of yesterday's charm and today's conveniences. Within walking distance of the city's best restaurants and most popular tourist attractions. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Fort INN Homestay Kochi (Cochin), Kerala

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