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Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Beach Road, | next to INS Dronacharya, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
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Ranked #104 of 167 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful hotel, great food and very friendly staff. We enjoyed to have dinner on the terasse and see the sunset. The rooms are big and confortable, with enoughts space for a family. We would recommend the corner rooms in case you need more space. The hotel has also the flair of an colonial-style house. The staff was very helpful arranging... More

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Salmiyah, Kuwait
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here with my family for lunch. The hotel is brilliantly located and must say the view is awesome. One could watch the ships in the vicinity cruising to the Cochin port. The restaurant is housed n the veranda facing the sea. I would love to go back and just sit there sipping a beer...top of the world. On... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I loved the location and colonial feel of this hotel, we had sea food platter it was amazing, staff was very friendly and manager too, It was a pleasure returning to the hotel near Arabian sea. The pool was a very excellent The hotel is perfectly situated next to the beach, it is the only one in Fort Kochi that... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

OLH was advertised as a boutique hotel which was probably true years ago. The hotel is now run down but you still pay high rates. It is well located and the staff very helpful but the included breakfast was poor and the pool left much to desire. Pity because it could be so much better with little improvements like replacing... More

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Barcelonnette, France
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This hotel is perfectly located by the Arabian Sea at Fort Kochi. Peaceful and calm place to sit at the backyard and watch and feel the breeze and warmness of the Sea with a cup of coffee. Great hospitality by the hotel staff they were always cheerful and helpful at any point. Rooms spacious neat and tidy. Bathroom clean and... More

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Dorset, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Not sure I'm best placed to comment on the overall experience of staying at the old lighthouse because we checked out not long after arriving. Having asked for adjacent rooms as we were travelling with our children, and being promised in advance that this was organised, we arrived to be told we had been upgraded to the pool side rooms... More

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Vickram99, Owner at Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Matti, My sincere apologies for the issues that you had to face. There were some minor issues happening on the property with respect to your rooms, in terms of polishing and I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. We have already spoken to the reservations and the maintainence and I apologize that we could not provide... More

Kochi (Cochin), India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The hotel is perfectly located on the lap of the Arabian sea right beside the Mahatma Gandhi beach at Fort Kochi. With the beautiful sea view one can unwind at the lounge bar or at the restaurant. The hotel interiors were simple and minimalist. It could certainly attract one. I had been visiting the hotel property to redeem dinner coupon... More

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Vickram99, Owner at Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel, responded to this review

Dear callmeantz, My sincere apologies for the experience you have had especially with the service which has been corrected immediately. I assume we were busy and the restrooms were not attended to as frequently as they should have been. I also apologize for not having your table ready despite your call in. I believe we have a communication issue here... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Location: Awesome! Right on the beach. Rooms: BIG and clean and well maintained. Service: Super fast Food: YUMMY Staff: Excellent! Room rent: Reasonable Overall Experience: Very rare to have this kind of experience. I have nothing to complain about. Its really rare! I would love to go back to this place again and again. I loved the suit! Beautiful room... More

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Vickram99, Owner at Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Monamukherji, We would like to thank you for your stay at the Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel. We are deeply indebted to you for your comments. I am personally glad you experienced something that many people experience but yet do not share. We wish you can recapture the soulful moments in the future as well. Thanks & Best Regards, Vikram... More

Kochi (Cochin), India
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Visited this place more because of its location than for the food and ended up experiencing exactly that. While the restaurant had a pretty descent ambience, the service, the quality and quantity of the food were a huge let down. We had been given a pretty good deal with a gift voucher, and even though we were paying only half... More

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Vickram99, Owner at Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Pratheeknp, My sincere apologies for the food not meeting your high standards of expectation. We will strive to make sure the portion size is more generous the next time you visit us.However sizzlers with rice accompaniments and veggies as a base are commonly served in most fine dining restaurants, but I would hazard a guess that they probably outweighed... More

Merenschwand (Switzerland)
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The hotel was the starting point for a 2 weeks holiday my daughter and I spent in India. Kochi was the right place to start, and the Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel a very friendly accomodation. We particularly enjoyed the food, and my daughter still speaks with much enthusiasm about the opportunity provided not only to enjoy but also to see... More

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Address: Beach Road, | next to INS Dronacharya, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel 3*
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