Old Harbour Hotel

3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 Stars

Tower Road, Fort Cochin, Kochi, Kerala, 682001, India

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    Distinctive and luxurious

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    It took our breath away when we first arrived. Stunning. Beautifully restored, it gives the illusion that you are staying in the Old "colonial" past. The restoration blends the authenticity of the past, like the large wooden doors with the large brass keys and keyholes and the conveniences of the present such as the luxurious bathroom.

    The Tower room has a gorgeus view of the garden, the fishing nets, two balconies, lots of light in the room and a great bathroom. However, we had to change rooms the next night (since we booked late) and this less expensive room was not quite as bright and beautiful as the Tower room. Still lovely but view of the alley down below and brick wall of the building next door and not sunny and bright as our first room.

    My advice is to try and get the garden view rooms if they are available. We were greeted with a drink of coconut water right out of the source: a green coconut with a straw.

    The location of the hotel is the best out of all the hotels in the area. You can walk to the fishing nets, and around the corner are the shops and other hotels within walking distance. Three wheelers are available at the doorstep. And, the staff was so friendly and pleasant.

    Unique Quality: Everything is wonderful here! Choose to stay in a Garden view room like the Tower room. Edgar, the proprieter, was able to arrange a charming stay for us at Karikatthi beach resort in Kovalum when we were unable to secure a room at the Leela for our extra night at Kovalum.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: general information on transport in Cochin that every tourist needs to know is that THERE ARE NO TAXIS OR ANY TRANSPORT FOR HIRE after 11pm in Cochin. Unless you make arrangements in advance, do not venture out after 10pm expecting to call a taxi for the return to your hotel after 11pm. We had to be rescued by hotel staff when we found ourselves out and unable to get transport around midnight. Appreciate the rescue by the hotel!!! Thanks Edgar :)

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A cool retreat in Fort Cochin

by TripAdvisor Member IrishinSaudi

The Old Harbour Hotel was built in 1808 and used to be Old Harbour House. Later it belonged to a vintage tea broking firm that had its offices on the ground floor. (Information extracted from the Cochin-Ernakulam City Tourist Map - being No 3 of Historical Places of Interest on that map). Now it is a hotel having been restored to it's former wooden glory by Edgar and his architect. I was lucky enough to stay there for one night only (unfortunately - a short and busy scheduled didn't allow more time) recently. My room was the Princess Suite which was a lovely cool refuge from the heat, hustle and bustle outside. The hotel is situated directly across the small square from the Chinese Fishing nets so the location is great.

There is a lovely garden with a swimming pool and one relax and or can eat outside in the garden or on the open veranda.

I can add little to what other reviewers have said about the hotel, the staff, the food, the cleanliness, the peaceful ambience, etc. - all excellent. The only drawback is that (I think) they do not have an alcohol licence or it is restricted to the dining room area. Perhaps that'll come in due course. I can only attach some of my photos and hope they speak for themselves.

fabulous

by TripAdvisor Member rabLancaster

Our first trip to india,stayed at this hotel for our first 2 nights,liked it so much stayed on our last night.Fantastic service by Edgar and his team.Bedrooms v.clean airy (air-con).Restaurant -great service lovely breakfasts.Swimming pool a big plus.
Would stay here again.

There isn't a better hotle in India

by TripAdvisor Member marksussex

We have travelled all over India through the years and this betters them all , including the Taj, Omni etc. This is best you will stay in - anywhere! From the moment we spoke to Edgar to book the accommodation, he oozed calmness and confidence. His car collected us from the airport on time; we arrived at the hotel to be greeted by his staff. At dinner Edgar made a point of coming over to introduce himself personally. From that moment on nothing was too much trouble. Edgar has very successfully converted an old Colonial style home into a very stylish boutique hotel. The building has understated style and class that would be difficult to be bettered.
His outdoor area contains a wonderful garden and 20 metre pool that is more like the Garden of Eden. Our room was beautifully styled and individual, we had a peep at a suite and they are just stunning. The location cannot be bettered as it's 60 feet from the Chinese fishing nets and the sea estuary. We stayed with Edgar for 9 nights and never
got bored with the place. This place really does deserve all it gets.

great small hotel in the perfect location

by TripAdvisor Member MiCasaEsSuCasa

The hotel is less than a year old and beautiful. Staff at breakfast, on the grounds and at check-in all courteous and helpful. We loved our room (one of the detached rooms with the outdoor shower) and the pool. Breakfast was super.

There were a few couples (both young and old) and a couple small families staying at the hotel while were there. Everyone seemed quite at home and happy with the facilities.

Fantastic little hotel, best in Kochi

by TripAdvisor Member irtravels

A wonderful place. Just behind the Chinese fishing nets so very central it is an Oasis in the bustle of Kochi.

Edgar is an exceptional owner / host and the hotel is kept immaculate, cleaning appears to be constant. Pool area is great and the garden is a great place to eat dinner in the evenings.

We had one of the rooms in the garden which had amazing outside bathrooms.

Best place to stay in Kochi

Great place to break our fast

by TripAdvisor Member sunderam

Echo most of the other reviews - an atmospheric place with great attention to detail and a delightful set of staff esp Edgar who is ery good at making your stay.

WE are fussy and we loved it - rooms, showers, pool, food. The lot

Will be back

Old Harbour , perfect allover !

by TripAdvisor Member viajeraDUruguay

We are still here at this great hotel.
And came here, because we did not read even one bad review from this hotel.
Everything is PERFECT , the place of Fort Kochi where it is situated , the architecture , the decoration , the room sizes , the food , and the big pool ( the pool walls and floor are entirely covered with gray granite tiles ,which give a special color to the water ).
The rooms are great, and bathrooms have a very good shower.
But the best of all are all the people who work here , we have never been in a hotel with such nice people , all of them are gentle , charming , ready to help you with a nice honest smile , although very young, they do their work as excellent professionals would.
On top of it , people are always keeping it spotless and it smells clean and nice allover !
Wi-Fi is complimentary, and rooms have AC, and breakfast is great.
My language is Spanish so if some spelling and or grammatical errors are found, its due to this fact.
Do not doubt if you arrive to Cochin, come straight to Old Harbour , you won’t be disappointed !

Amazing hotel

by TripAdvisor Member bestmeghan

This is a gorgeous hotel. The rooms are huge and beautifully decorated. The showers are fantastic and the pool is wonderful. We loved it and the staff looked after us very well (including a packed lunch to take to the airport!).

magical hotel and location

by TripAdvisor Member njohns

my wife and i saw a tiny mention of this spectacular hotel in a british magazine and booked direct. we stayed for 4 nights in the princess suite - and it was wonderful. the hotel is in a perfect location. the suite itself was gigantic and as per the rest of the hotel, had been exquisitely restored from the historic context of the original building. not sure we've ever seen a hotel room so large. the bathroom was total luxury and the separate lounge space and balcony, added to the palacial feel. the staff are very good at being attentive and leaving you alone to enjoy your space and time. one member of staff, whose name is sonya, was especially kind to our 3 year old daughter and gave a beautiful explanation of the kollam that lined the stairs to our room. the pool was first rate and the restaurant of a high standard. was easy to get rickshaw from outside and head to see synagogue/ jewtown, the main reason we went to cochin. overall, an outstanding hotel, that we hope to visit again.

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Address: Tower Road, Fort Cochin, Kochi, Kerala, 682001, India