GREAT FOR

    Food connoisseurs, history lovers and luxury seekers will enjoy this place the most. This boutique luxury resort is also a great base to explore Fort Cochin on foot!

What we love

  • Watch ships set sail for distant shores from the comfort of your balcony or, if you’re feeling particularly decadent, your four poster bed. For the ultimate in luxury, watch the ships sail on whilst soaking in the tub!
  • This beautiful period structure has ancient Indo-Portuguese pull fans, soaring ceilings, and ancient maps, artefacts and curios from the age of steam and sail. You could almost be living in another era altogether…
  • Eating at the restaurant is a gastronomic delight. Each dish at the restaurant reflects a different community; 30 in all. From tasty fish moilee to first class railway mutton curry, here is a unique and varied menu guaranteed to wow your palate.

What to know

  • The resort organizes one of the most interesting and informative heritage walk of Fort Cochin. Speak to the manager and make sure you go do the walk during your stay; it will shed plenty of light on the area’s compelling past.
  • While dining at restaurant, ask for the chef or the manager to tell you some of the stories behind each of the dishes!
  • Whisky lovers will enjoy the wide range of single malts at the bar. Sip a dram or two while you watch the ships sail by. The bar is well stocked with other refreshing beverages too.
  • The terrace grill and waterfront restaurants are closed during the monsoon season.

Bedroom

  • Airconditioning
  • Balcony/ sit out area
  • Television
  • In-room safe
  • Bath tub
  • 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
  • Lawns/ gardens
  • Beach/sea/water front

Entertainment

  • Television
  • Swimming Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Barbecue set up
  • Gym/ fitness equipment
  • Massage & spa
  • Sauna & Steam

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 11 January to 30
April '17
1 May to 30
September '17
Standard Room (Non sea facing) INR 18,500 8,500
Deluxe Room (Sea facing) INR 25,000 11,500
Deluxe Suite (Sea facing) INR 34,000 19,000

Rate Includes

  • Room tariffs on double occupancy basis
  • Complimentary breakfast for two
  • Sunset cruise every evening
  • Fort Cochin has been a melting pot of various cultures that came here over the centuries in search of spices and pepper in particular. The Chinese, Arabs, Dutch, Portuguese, French, English. The chef takes you on a culinary demo on the effects this had on food!
  • Bicycles to ride and yoga
  • All applicable taxes

Additional Details

Additional activities on payment:

  • Kathakali show at the local theatre
  • Heritage Walk

Extra bed:

  • Extra beds can be provided for people above 5 years of age for INR 2000 (inclusive of breakfast) from May to Sept. and INR 3300 from October to April.
  • No charges apply for children below 5 years of age.

Mandatory Supplementary Charges:

  • INR 6000 per person will apply on the 31st December

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations made between 15 days to 7 days prior to the arrival date will incur a cancellation charge of 50% of the whole duration of the stay
  • No refunds will be provided for cancellations made less than 7 days prior to arrival

Peak period cancellation (21 Dec to 10 Jan):

  • Cancellation of a reservation between 21 days to 15 days prior to arrival will incur a charge of 50% of the whole duration of the stay
  • Cancellation of a reservation less than 15 days prior to arrival will incur a cancellation charge for the entire length of stay
  • Cancellation policy will differ for groups (more than 10 people)

Check in & Check out time: 2 pm & 11 am

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

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
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

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
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

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!

8

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
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