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Neemrana's Tower House

1/320, Tower Road, Fort Kochi, Kerala, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
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Ranked #47 of 167 hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was the second Neemrana property I stayed at after Pondicherry. Like the earlier one, this did not let me down. I loved the room they gave me - it was spacious, antique-ish furniture with two bedrooms, a lounge area and a well-kept bathroom. The food was good too. The best thing about the food was that they were happy... More

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Tower House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your valuable feedback about The Tower House, in Kochi! We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay at the property, the ambience, as well as its proximity to the Chinese fishing nets. Your compliments about the same have been conveyed to the restoration team. Your appreciation of the staff and the service has... More

Bangalore
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

When you order food at the hotel they are going to give a price and when you are vacating the hotel they are going to double the price. the over all service was not very good. the hotel is priced very very high compared to service you get.

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Tower House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time out to write to us ! At The Tower House, we offer continental meal plans. The room tariff thus includes complimentary breakfast on the following morning and two rounds of tea / coffee per day. Meals are chargeable separately as per consumption. Since you arrived earlier than expected, before the check-in time, and... More

Gurgaon, India
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4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We stayed at Cunes room, which is one first floor. We were told that its slightly small in size, but what we got was a good sized room, big bathroom, separate airconditioned sit out area with closet and a terrace that was more or less exclusive. This place is rather a boutique property from Neemrana that survives on its heritage... More

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Tower House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your warm and appreciative review about The Tower House heritage hotel in Kochi. We are delighted to learn that you thoroughly had a comfortable and enjoyable your stay at the Cunes room. As you are aware, every effort has been made to retain the old world charm of the property. It is guests like you... More

Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We stayed at Tower House twice in May 2014, 3 days the first time and 5 days the second. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the rooms are all fantastic. Common areas are full of wonderful period furniture and interesting objects. Being a Neemrana 'non hotel' hotel means the service is limited to a breakfast buffet which is... More

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Tower House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your appreciative review about The Tower House heritage hotel in Kochi. We are pleased to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and the old-world charm at the 17th C. hotel. This is exactly what we strive to achieve and it is always rewarding when someone at the receiving end can sense the effort and... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The Tower House was the perfekt place to relax between sightseeing and shopping in Kochi. We loved our room "Allbuquerque" because it had a lot of space for the three of us (two adults, one girl of 8 years) and furnished in a beautiful herritage style. The room was just a few steps from the nice pool. The breakfast was... More

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words about The Tower House heritage hotel in Fort Kochi, Kerala. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay and the facilities at The Tower House. Your encouraging compliments about the maintenance and the food have been conveyed to the restoration team, the chef and the staff at the property. We... More

Berlin, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We loved the colonial style of this spacious place! The pool was cherished, even though there were too many birds close to the water. The location is perfect, you can reach everything by foot. The staff was very friendly and efficient. Breakfast was nice.

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Tower House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your appreciative feedback ! Your words reinforce our philosophy of putting new life into a ruined and unused building. Your compliments about the ambience and style of the property have been conveyed to the Co-Chairman and the restoration team. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed the pool and the other facilities, and look... More

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

A stunning vintage property in a great location to all Fort Kochi amenities. Rooms are spacious with the benefit of air con and WiFi connection and the swimming pool is a real bonus. Common areas are beautifully furnished providing opportunity for relaxation. Staff are friendly and efficient adding to the home from home feel. Would stay here again.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your encouraging feedback about The Tower House. At Neemrana, we try and provide a personalised experience to the guests and it is always humbling, when our guests feel and appreciate the effort. We are delighted to learn that you had a pleasant stay and enjoyed the swimming pool and other facilities. Your generous compliments about... More

Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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55 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Located just within walking distance from all the major musts, behind the walls, in the garden and the large house itself, the ghosts of the past centuries creates most extraordinary atmosphere. Also furniture and decorations are well restored and honoured. Rooms are spacious with antique furnitures. Service is individual and very friendly. Restaurant menu is interesting and food well prepared.... More

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Tower House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It is with joy and gratitude that we receive your positive feedback about The Tower House heritage hotel in Kochi. Your appreciation about the restoration and the décor have been conveyed to the Chairman. The Chef and the service team are pleased to know that you thoroughly relished the cuisine and the service. Do venture out to any... More

New Delhi, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Disclaimer: I love Neemrana properties! On our last day of Kerala trip, we stayed at the Tower House and it was a wonderful experience. I liked the location - in the evening we stepped out of the hotel (or non-hotel) to see the chinese fishing nets and then roamed around Fort Kochi to discover great restaurants. Rooms were very comfortable... More

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Tower House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to conclude your Kerala trip with Neemrana at The Tower House heritage hotel in Fort Kochi. We are pleased to learn that you had a comfortable stay and thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality. Do let us know whenever you choose to visit our 28 properties across India ! Warm Regards, Team Neemrana friendofneemrana@neemranahotels.com More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I really liked this place--beautifully restored colonial manor, right but the chinese fishing nets in Fort Kochi. The public spaces are gorgeous and the rooms are each unique and lovely. I arrived late at night and got the last room available, in the front of the house that can be quite noisy. I was so tired I slept great and... More

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Tower House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Your positive feedback about The Tower House has filled our hearts with gratitude, as it completes the whole cycle which our restoration of ruined properties begins ! We have conveyed your compliments about the warm hospitality to the Manager and the team. When you stay at The Tower House you join Cochin’s fight to retain its magnificent heritage... More

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Address: 1/320, Tower Road, Fort Kochi, Kerala, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
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The Tower House sits facing the Chinese fishing nets, marking the spot of a 17th century light house and hence the name. Cannon balls once fired out from its thick bastion-walls. The scallop-walled twin-house looks rather like a ship. And indeed, boats were brought in on high tide and parked downstairs in its stable and dry dock! Since 1982, it is owned by Peirce Leslie. The character of The Tower House lies in its unpretentious yet proud bearing, almost grandfather like, it sits looking out over the sea, a spirit of adventure surrounds it even today, taking one back to stories of high seas told and retold over centuries. Stately colonial pillars hold up its vast high-ceilinged halls. The generous arched doors welcoming one to step in to another world where time stretches, pauses to watch the sun set and then moves ever so lightly towards dawn. Yes it’s the magic of spaces that have seen more history than we will ever see, spaces that we know will still be there to delight those who come long after us.The furniture is an eclectic mix with no attempt to recreate rooms of any one era or type because the structure was added on to. It’s the light pouring in through the windows, skylights and the vastness of the indoor spaces that make for an unforgettable experience. Most of the rooms have large four poster beds, and bathrooms that happily accommodate, large tubs and windows that have views of the trees or the sea depending on where they are located. It’s been restored to be compatible with present day needs while maintaining its structural integrity. It reflects different periods rather than artificially being faithful to any single one. It takes you back in time, moods and memories woven together create a fabric that is strong but sits ever so lightly.The above uncompromising principles of practical use of material and form dictated The Tower House renovation too and it is adherence to these very values of being honest to the time we live in while respecting the past that has set new standards in heritage tourism.Discover the old world charm where, sailors, travellers, traders, planters feasted and danced under chandeliers, suspended from high wooden ceilings. ... more   less 
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