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    Value for money boutique heritage hotel in Fort Cochin. Fabulous for those looking for a well furnished and comfortable accommodation in Cochin. Great for solo travelers, couples, families and friends.

What we love

  • This boutique hotels in Fort Cochin marks the spot of a 17th century light house and overlooks the famous Chinese fishing nets.
  • The house has bared witness to many a dance, when the captains’ wives waltzed with governors, sultans, pirates and princes beneath the dazzling chandeliers. Enjoy a dance of your own during your stay.
  • The location of the property is perfect for exploring Fort Cochin on foot. Most restaurants, sights and shops are just a stone’s throw away.

What to know

  • Cannon balls were once fired out from the thick bastion walls of this property. Boats were brought in on high tide and moored downstairs in its stable and dry dock.
  • The breakfast spread is fairly basic. However, if you want something in particular, make a request and if the kitchen isn’t busy, the chef may concoct it for you.
  • The well appointed rooms are unbelievably spacious! A value for money hotel!

Bedroom

  • Airconditioning
  • Balcony/ sit out area
  • Television
  • In-room safe
  • Hot water
  • Hair dryer
  • Tea coffee maker
  • Complimentary water
  • Room Service
  • Internet

Connectivity

  • Wifi
  • Local phone
  • Car rental facility
  • Credit card accepted

Spaces

  • Living and lounge area
  • Dining Area
  • Media/ TV Room
  • Lawns/ gardens
  • Beach/sea/water front

Entertainment

  • Television
  • Swimming Pool
  • Massage & spa

Accessibility

  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair access
  • Child friendly
  • Parking
  • Suitable for events
  • Pets allowed

Housekeeping

  • Ironing facilities
  • Towels/ toiletries
  • Laundry

Food

  • Bar
  • Restaurant

Staff

  • Manager
  • Housekeeper
  • Chef/ cook
  • Security personnel

Safety

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Doctor on call
  • Power back up
  • Safety locker
Below rates are indicative. Send booking request for lowest rates Show rates in Indian Rupee
Room Type Currency 1 February to 30
April '17
1 May to 30
September '17
1 October to 31
October '17
1 November to 14
December '17
15 December to 15
January '18
16 January to 31
March '18
1 April to 30
September '18
Standard Room INR 5,500 3,500 3,000 5,000 7,400 5,000 3,000
Deluxe Room INR 7,500 4,500 4,000 7,000 10,000 7,000 4,000
Super Deluxe Room INR 10,000 6,500 6,000 9,500 15,000 9,500 6,000
Suite Room INR 15,000 9,000 9,000 15,000 20,000 15,000 9,000

Rate Includes

  • Room tariffs on a double occupancy basis
  • Complimentary breakfast for two

Additional Details

Taxes:

  • GST will be applicable on the above mentioned tariffs

​Cancellation Policy:

  • 75% will be refunded if cancelled 4 days prior to arrival
  • 50% will be refunded if cancelled 3 days prior to arrival
  • No refund incase cancelled 1 day prior to arrival or on the day of arrival
  • Cancellation policy will differ for groups and during Christmas/ NY period

Extra bed charges

  • An extra bed can be provided at an additional charge of INR 750 and INR 1100 plus taxes per night for children and ​adults respectively

Awesome Things to do nearby

1

Kashi Art Cafe

​Open 7 days a week from 8:30 am to 7:30 pm

Burgher Street, Fort Cochin, Kerala

Rest your tired legs, read a book, engage in discussions with world travelers, sip your coffe or simply admire the art without anyone waiting for you to vacate the table. Kashi Art Cafe feels like an airy tropical garden that is a hip and relaxed meeting place with an interesting gallery showcasing the works of talented artists. If you want to know what’s happening in Fort Cochin, chances are you’ll see its poster on the board or walls of the cafe!

As far as the food goes, breakfast is served through the day. If you’re hungry try a variety of sandwiches, salads and soups for lunch, else snack on their freshly made cakes and pies with of course with a cup of coffee or tea!

Kashi Art Cafe at Fort Cochin
Kashi Art Cafe at Fort Cochin
Of art, conversations and cakes!
Of art, conversations and cakes!
2

Jew Town & Jewish Synagogue

Many shops are closed on Sundays

One of the oldest Jewish settlements in the world dating back to 700 B.C. It is also believed that Jewish traders came to the shores of Cochin seeking spices and the town bustled with trade, festivals such as Hanukkah, Yom Kippur and Jewish New Year. Now, you’ll find fewer than 9 surviving members of the community, all over the age of 75. Most migrated to Israel in the 20th century.

Today you’ll see antique shops dot the narrow lanes leading up to the Jewish Synagogue, a flourishing spice market, brightly painted walls and interesting Hebrew inscriptions! Do visit the famous Jewish Synagogue (Closed on Fridays & Saturdays) anytime between 10:00 to 13:00 & 15:00 to 17:00 hours.

Colourful Jew Town, Fort Cochin
Colourful Jew Town, Fort Cochin
Jewish Synagogue in Jew Town
Jewish Synagogue in Jew Town
3

Dutch Cemetery

Always closed. Opened on request.

The 282 year old Dutch Cemetery in Fort Cochin is considered to be an authentic record of hundreds of Europeans who arrived in India to expand their colonial empire. The 104 tombs in the cemetery are a record of prominent Europeans who changed the history of the land. Look closely from the gates of the cemetery and you’ll observe that none of the tombs carry a cross!

Tombs without crosses at the Dutch Cemetery, Fort Cochin
Tombs without crosses at the Dutch Cemetery, Fort Cochin
4

David Hall

​Closed on Mondays

Timing: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

An ancient Dutch bungalow built in 1695, David Hall was the residence of Dutch commander, Hendrik Adriaan Van Reede Tot Drakestein. It was then the home of a famous Jewish businessmen, David Koder. It is now an art gallery and performing arts center.

The works of accomplished and recognized artists are exhibited. David Hall also encourages young, upcoming and struggling artists and displays their work.

There’s a charming cafe under the green canopies should you want a small bite or a cup of coffee. Try their fabulous hand made thin crust pizza and ice tea!

Address: 1/264 Princess Street, Fort Cochin, Kerala

Painting a scene of stlized domesticity at David Hall
Painting a scene of stlized domesticity at David Hall
The warm spaces of the cafe gallery
The warm spaces of the cafe gallery
5

Chinese Fishing Nets

​Chinese fishing nets also called Cheena vala are fishing nets that are fixed land installations for an unusual form of fishing - shore operated lift nets. It was earlier thought thet nets might have been introduced by the chinese explorer Zheng He. Recent research however shows that these were introduced by Portuguese Casado settlers from Macau!

6

Dal Roti

Lunch & Dinner only. Meal for 2 - INR 300

Think delicious simple North Indian thaalis, parathas, kathi rolls, biryani, tikkas, pickles and lassi. The menu is exhaustive and the place extremely simple. If you’re looking for a sumptuous meal that won’t hurt your pocket, do visit Dal Roti! It won’t disappoint!

Address: 1/293 Lilly Street, Fort Cochin, Kerala; Phone: +91 484 2217655

Dal Roti, North Indian Restaurant at Fort Cochin
Dal Roti, North Indian Restaurant at Fort Cochin
7

Model Tourism Village - Kumbalanghi (Cochin)

An island that has been transformed into a model tourism village to boost the economy and living standard of the people through tourism.

Watch crab farming, coir yarn processing (that’s how carpets are made), clam meat processing (shells are used for making white cement and well meat is meat :), Chinese fishing nets in operation, coconut leaves weaving, toddy tapping (a local alcoholic beverage) and copra processing (process of making coconut oil). Rooms available if you wish to stay.

Bookings need to be made atleast a week in advance.

Contact: Mr. Martin

Email: mail@kumbalanghivillagetours.com

Phone: +91 9388484424/ 9388975508

Crab farming in the village
Crab farming in the village
Chinese fishing nets in operation
Chinese fishing nets in operation
8

Teapot Cafe

​Timing: 9:30 am to 8:00 pm

Open on all days of the week

Kettles hanging from the roof, collection of tea paraphernalia, eclectic tea pots and aromatic flavoured tea - Teapot is a charming cafe where one can spend a few hours without any trouble! Read a book, complete pending work, meet a friend, write postcards or just sip on your tea! It’s the sort of place that leaves you alone and lets you do your own thing. A favourite with the locals!

Ofcourse you must try the fabulous selection of tea, but you must also try the delicious desserts! If you’re hungry, order the prawn moilee, mustard fish, grilled sandwiches, Kerala fish curry, appam and stew.

Address: Peter Celli Street, Fort Cochin, Kerela

Phone: +91 484 2218035

Teapot Cafe at Fort Cochin
Teapot Cafe at Fort Cochin
Tea paraphernalia that adorn the walls
Tea paraphernalia that adorn the walls
9

Mattanchery or Dutch Palace

Closed on Fridays

Timing: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

The Dutch Palace was built by the Portuguese in 1555 A.D.and was given as a present to the Maharaja of Cochin as compensation for a temple that they had destroyed and also as a bribe to gain favours from the ruling dynasty. Later in 1663 A.D. when the Dutch won Cochin back, the palace was renovated and renamed the The Dutch Palace.

The center of attraction is not the structure of the Palace but the splendid murals on the walls that depict scenes from the Hindu epics, Hindu temple art, portraits and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi.

Note: Flash photography is not allowed in the Palace.

Address: Palace Road, Ernakulum, Kerala

Ramayana mural inside the Mattancherry Palace
Ramayana mural inside the Mattancherry Palace
Another mural in the Dutch Palace
Another mural in the Dutch Palace