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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    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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Chennai (Madras), India
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Geneva, Switzerland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I visited old lighthouse Bristow Hotel in April with my mother for 4 days. I have stayed at this hotel before briefly and as its well connected to the temples and my relatives I chose this hotel. What a horrible experience it was!! First they showed me to the Garden Room near the pool. It had a terrible stench coming... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We had booked a stay at the Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel for 2 weeks in April. This was my first visit to India, let alone Cochin and I was not disappointed. We arrived very early in the morning but were greeted with a warm welcome by the reception staff and shown to our rooms. We were staying in the garden... More

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Address: Beach Road, | next to INS Dronacharya, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
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Hotel Class:3 star — Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel 3*
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Chic luxury heritage boutique hotel in Fort Kochi. This is the latest treasure that has been created with great outdoor dining by the sea, one of the only spas that offers both western and traditional treatments in the area, and an infinity pool with great views of the sea and the English style garden. The indoor lounge is fantastic for a relaxing evening. The lighthouse bears witness to many a ship passing by and the ships that sail by seem to walk into the property. The hotel was the residence of the founder of Cochin port Sir Robert Bristow and has been receiving great reviews from all its guests. The hotel is a true sanctuary to relax and rediscover yourself. ... more   less 
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