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Tea Bungalow

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1/1901, Kunumpuram | Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
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Ranked #14 of 163 hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second stay at Tea Bungalow. There were a few changes since the first, which to my surprise, made for an even better experience. The reception is now located at the front entrance. This means you are greeted by warm, welcoming staff each time you arrive. I stayed in am the Galleo room both times and found it... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This was the last hotel on our trip and it was very pleasant. The rooms are very large as the bathrooms and very well presented. Meals were a little expensive, but not breathtakingly so. The main problem being as we were there in the low season many of the dishes on the menu were not available but my wife and... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I stayed here in February 2014 with my fiancée and we had the most relaxing experience. The staff was so hospitable and welcoming we felt right at home from the beginning. The food was so fresh and delicious, we ate every meal we could there! We had the best room there the Cochin room with the view (balcony) of the... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

An tastefully decorated hotel in a historic building just outside the town centre. Rooms are spacious and generally of a high standard, each with its own nautical theme (we stayed in the 'Mauritius' room). Touches to be expected from an expensive hotel were evident: Bathrobes and slippers, adequate bathroom supplies (including shaving kit, dental kit and hairdryer), etc. In addition,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The Tea Bungalow is a little away from the main area but still in a good location and quieter. Our room (Galle) was beautiful, with an enormous bathroom and shower. Staff were very helpful and friendly. The breakfast wasn't great but OK. A good value location for a stay in Cochin.

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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Stayed for 2 nights in April (6 & 7). Staff very welcoming and helpful.Great location and very relaxing ambience. Rooms very comfortable with added interest of a garden growing in the shower! Staff very helpful and breakfast is excellent.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

As with all my experiences in Kerala the people could not be friendlier. The location is fantastic but the whole place felt a little tired and in need of a bit of TLC. I did not eat here as I stayed for one night on the way back to the airport so I can't comment on the food but I... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I share the opinion of so many other guests – this place has huge potential and could be fantastic but is in serious need of some attention. My towels, for instance, were almost threadbare, and the dressing gown in the wardrobe had clearly not seen a wash in quite some time. We only ate one meal there, but felt the... More

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Noida, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

My family and I stayed here for 3 nights from the 17th to the 20th of April 2014. We had booked our stay online well in advance from Noida, going by the reviews and ratings it had received on Trip Advisor and other travel sites. We were not disappointed as the ambience was just as we had expected and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at Tea Bungalow for a few nights on my way to the back waters of Kerela. The manager and staff were wonderful. I was on my own, but I felt very comfortable and well looked after. Even when I started to develop a cold the manager made me a special tea each day to help me feel better... More

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Address: 1/1901, Kunumpuram | Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
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Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Tea Bungalow 4*
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Tea Bungalow Hotel Kochi (Cochin)
Tea Bungalow Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala

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Dempo Resorts and the historic Tea BungalowThe guiding force behind Tea Bungalow is Mr.Vivek Dempo founder of Dempo Resorts. The Dempo Family is one of the oldest families of Goa, who controlled the coconut trade from the 16th to the 19th Century. They also owned large cargo sailing ships which sailed from Goa to the African Ports of Portuguese colonies like Mozambique and Angola in the Indian Ocean.The restoration and decoration of Tea Bungalow has been a labour of love for Mr. Dempo. He has crafted an escape from the humdrum, noisy, soul-killing rush of everyday life. Tea Bungalow offers a tranquil place to step away for a while, to centre your thoughts and get the balance you need.Tea Bungalow occupies pride of place in the heart of the exclusive heritage area of Fort Cochin. Cochin (Kochi) is made up of three districts: Ernakulam, Wellington Island and Fort Cochin. The bungalow was built in 1912 and run as a workshop and office of a UK Company called United Carpets engaged in the manufacture and export of coir and spices. Brooke Bond the tea company bought the bungalow in 1956 and christened it Brooke Bond Bungalow which housed the top management of Brooke Bond & Company. Dignitaries used this bungalow for important meetings. Its history of spice and tea brought about its new avatar - Tea Bungalow. ... more   less 
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