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Bernard Bungalow Homestay

1/297 Parade Road | Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Bernard Bungalow Homestay
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Carol was sooooo very helpful when I visited last year in August. I stayed there for 1 night, and she arranged a tour for me, as well as a cab to travel around in, where to go (As I was strapped for time), and had a general chit chat in the evening hours. staying at her Homestay definitely made my... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Re the post about woeful breakfasts at Bernard Bungalow, could someone please remind me where the term "whingeing pom" came from? My experience was quite the opposite... Can't ever please everyone it seems but you went over the limits when I stayed with you

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The house is a fine example of Colonial architecture in the heart of Kochi but that is about it. Firstly the booking process was difficult as Coral Bernard does not reply to emails. We were given a lovely big room with fine wooden furniture but at 4000INR a night you would expect something good.The bathroom however had a window with... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This homestay represents excellent value in the mid-price range. We spent a little more and got a "deluxe" room, which I think just got us more space. I'm sure the other rooms are excellent also. The house has a colonial, antique feel to it, and has been well maintained. Perhaps the best feature of this homestay is the owner/manager Coral.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Bernard's bungalow is a beautiful Dutch house, which is meticulously maintained by the Coral, the owner of the house. She is a very friendly host. We stayed in one of the rooms on the ground floor. The room was simple and clean. We were three people, so we asked for an extra bed which was provided to us. In the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I stayed with my husband at Cochin's Berhard Bungalow in 2011. He died of cancer in 2013. I went back to Cochin for a friend's wedding this year, 2014 and asked Coral for the same room. She had already booked the same room without my asking. This is a delightful homestay in the heart of Fort Cochin. Coral was very... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Stayed here on a couple different occasions and enjoyed it tremendously. Coral, the owner, is super friendly and helpful. The location is perfect and the rooms are immaculate and airy. I highly recommend staying here, you won't be disappointed.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We stayed here for a week at the end of February in on of the upstairs rooms (R3000). It's hard to describe the experience of staying in Bernard Bungalow without getting personal because it is a personal experience. When you stay here, you are not staying in a hotel, you are staying in Coral Bernard's house. If this is not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We stayed here one night after completing the Rickshaw Run. It was a bit on the pricey side, but its got character, the staff is very warm and friendly and you can't beat the location. Beds were comfortable. Hot water and decent wifi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We have been staying in Bernards homestay for 3 nights. What a great place! Friendly staff and the lady running the homestay is the best. She will take care of you and gives tips, arranges tickets etc. The rooms are very clean, the beds are good and it's quiet. The homestay has a view of the paradeground and it's a... More 

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