- Reviews: 1743
NIYATI BOUTIQUE HOTEL: A HIDDEN GEM IN FORT COCHIN
I had arrived after a long flight from USA and had booked into the colonial Cochin Club, but the lack of Internet or wifi forced me to look for another place to spend a few days.
Fortunately I came across NIYATI tucked away in Queros street just behind the Post Office and went in to look at the place.
The reception desk was manned by Sajam Dungmali Rai, a Kuranti tribal member from Bhutan, i took it to be a good omen
The next day I met the owners, a young couple, the husband had lived in Melbourne Australia for 8 years, so we had lots to talk about.
He invited me to lunch at Pepper House when I shared my interest in Fish Curry
It is purposebuilt, which is not the case with most of the intimate places which had been converted from houses into homestays. This is a boutique hotel with tranquility and peace and just within earshot of the tourist restaurants and places to visit in Cochin
There are facilities to make tea but there is no restaurant on site. A short walk away are european and Keralal restaurants and in the mornings I walk down to City Light Restaurant which is five minutes walk away
The decoration is subdued but sophisticated, the beds and the bath are modern.
- Reviews: 208
Hotel Hill View
An excellent little hotel situated in the IT corridor of the city.
Modern rooms with very good facilities.Good service in the restaurant.
- Reviews: 11
Fort Garden Residency: Home Stay
I spent a couple of weeks in this pleasant house just a stones throw away from the centre of Fort Cochin. Thomas Tharian, the owner, is a kind helpful host and I won't hesitate to stay again the next time I find myself in Kochi!
The home stay is tucked away in a quiet corner away from through traffic. My room had a double bed, both A/C and a fan and the shower had hot water.
- Reviews: 1272
Bethel Home Stay: A great home stay
I was looking for accommodation not far from the centre, and I found this great place.
The owner rent this very clean and spacious apartment located on the first floor of a new house: two double rooms with private bath, a great living room and a kitchen.
I must say, this was the best place I stayed in India.
My room was located on the back side which was very important to me because one of the windows was facing another flat and the other a back house with trees aroud, so I had natural air conditioning.
Owners are kind and helpful.
Tourist places in Fort Cochin are easily accessible in walking distance.
If you wish to visit Mattenchury, in 20 minutes walking you reach the Dutch Palace.
- Reviews: 1
Cottage: Best Homestay In Kerela
Hi I am also going to Kerela and am staying at private cottage it is a great place and it is called www.bensbungalow.in Ben is a great guy and will arrange everything for you. Good Luck
Friendly friendly friendly...Location, accomodation, personality, food, very clean,
- Reviews: 96
Woods Manor: An okayish place to stay
While the initial impression was agreeable things went a bit downhill for me towards the end of my 24 hours stay.
The lobby decor was decent, but the room spray they had used was strong and started to give me a headache.
The room was decently clean and spacious and comfortable. Yet, i got a bad headache from my stay there because of poor ventilation.
The upside was that it was neat, clean and affordable. Definitely a decent place. Located in the centre of the town.
They serve complimentary breakfast there. But i'd recommend that you check out other restaurants for your other meals during the day.
Located centrally. They have a gym, a pool, and a massage place.
- Reviews: 1
The Secret Garden: Hidden in Cochin
We were welcomed by Thora the Icelandic owner of this quiet and luxurious homestay hidden in the back streets of Cochin. A wonderful start to an incredible holiday. In our 1st 48 hours we cycled around the town on Indian bicycles (steel tanks!) and got caught in the moonson, went to a art show opening followed by a buffet that was delivered in huge pans on the back of a tuktuk, met the local art scene, travelled up into the mountains with Thora's yogi and washed elephants and went river swimming and ate fresh cocao beans lunch of banana leaves in another monsoon.
Wonderfully friendly group of rooms around a delightful swimming pool in a "Secret Garden". Staff that just want you to be happy and a marvelous hostess
- Reviews: 8
Noah's Ark: Comfortable homestay with wonderful hosts
We stayed on New Year's Eve after spending four nights in two other places in Kochi. It was recommended by Carnival Tours in Kochi. Noah's Ark was way better! It is not far from cafes and the hub of tourist activity. It's very close to the only ATM in Kochi! We were made to feel really welcome from the first moment. Our room was spacious and had lots of comfortable fittings. Good wi fi on the computer next to our room. Really nice breakfast. The host family is justifibly proud of all the positive reviews they get- and they deserve them all.
Very friendly! Close to the only ATM. Easy 5 minute walk to cafes, seafood market, Chinese fishing nets.
- Reviews: 5
Green woods Bethlehem Homestay: My Home in Kerala
You feel like calling hoemto your mom at the first minute you call them to ask for reservation! This lovely homestay belongs to lovely and caring family which do their best to make you feel at home. It's in the middle of a nice garden in Fort cochin in walking distance from all the attractions. They serve lovely breakfast and she run after you to make sure that you had everything for breakfast before leaving. You really feel at home in this relaxing and clean homestay. We definitely recommend them
- Reviews: 1743
Hotel Metropolitan Ernakulam: Convenient place to stay
The hotel is undergoing renovations now that makes the stay slightly uncomfortable, but who would want to miss the smiles on the face of the ladies at the reception plus an excellent restaurant..
Please book through suresh or sunil at indiatouristland and you would be assured of the lowest tariff.
- Reviews: 8
Sithara Homestay: Very nice homestead like a family
Very warm and friendly owners, they treated us like a family. Enjoyable stay. We miss them. Good location and quiet place. Nice place to stay in Fort Kochi rest assured
Friendly owners and good food. Feeling at home
- Reviews: 96
YMCA, Ernakulam: Decent place to bunk
The place was economical and pretty decent. Has a fairly decent restaurant downstairs. Would also recommend that one tries other places to eat in Kochi/Ernakulam. The greatest benefit is, this place is just a couple of kilometers from Ernakulam Town train station. Hence, a great place to stay when entering/exiting Kerala through Ernakulam/Kochi.
- Reviews: 8151
Chennatt Homes: New but simple
This place is located near the Ham Dale Inn (see Lonely Planet) and was opened on Christmas Day 2006 and I stayed here shortly after it opened in February 2007. Everything was nice, new and clean and I had a room without a bathroom as some Swiss friends of mine had the other room that was available that came with a bathroom but I didn't matter. My room was quite simple with 2 single beds pushed together, a wooden stand thing, chair, ceiling fan (some come with a/c). My room cost Rs500.
- Reviews: 1
Sithara Homestay: Lovely Homestay or B&B in Cochin
Situated on one of the streets of Fort Cochin, Sithara Homestay is a family run stay.The owners, Harry and Mary are a welcoming, helpful, and kind couple. They took care of all our needs including tickets to shows, sight seeing, taxi and laundry. The food we had at Sithara Homestay is by far the best food we have had in India. The Indian breakfast they served was out of this world. Sithara Homestay offers a wide range of rooms. Starting from Luxury family apartment with balcony and Double AC bedrooms to Single Non AC budget rooms. Rooms are Mosquito free. Water heaters/hot water facility, Laundry are available. Traditional Kerala cuisine and Continental food provided on order. Special rates are available to subject to conditions and availability of rooms. Airport pickup will be arranged if required.
Sithara Homestay offers a wide range of rooms. Starting from Luxury family apartment with balcony and Double AC bedrooms to Single Non AC budget rooms. Rooms are Mosquito free. Water heaters/hot water facility, Laundry are available. Traditional Kerala cuisine and Continental food provided on order. Special rates are available to subject to conditions and availability of rooms. Sithara Homestay is situated in the heart of Fort Cochin and is walking distance from all major sights. You can visit Chinese nets, Beaches, Spice Markets, Ancient Architecture, Vasco Da Gama church(oldest Church in India), Jew Town, the synagogue and the Dutch Palace etc.
- Reviews: 1
Napier House: Homestay as homestay should be
Very good situation, in a quiet neighbourhood but so close to all the main things in Fort Cochin.
A five minute walk to the cathedral, Chinese fishing nets, ferry to Ernakulam.
The most wonderful staff who is ready with a big smile from early morning till late in the evening.
Breakfast to your demand is served on the 1st floor terrace by the 2 ladies Chef Joby prepares a different local special every morning.
During our stay we had a very good cooking class by Joby and afterwards we enjoyed the meal on the terrace.
Laundry service is excellent, quick, good work and very fair price.
Rooms are very clean, most of them with a four poster bed and mosquito net are .
Bathrooms are clean and very important, they have enough hot water.
Best reason to try a stay at Napier House is the way everybody of the staff cares for their guests.
Nothing you ask is too much trouble for them.15 minutes after check-in we heard a knock on the door and a nice hot cup of coffee was brought in ( free of charge).
Meals are available on request and snacks will be fixed in no time.
Internet at the reception is always available and free of charge.
A Toyota Innova is availble from the hotel at very reasonable price.
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