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Malabar House

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1/269 Parade Road, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
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Ranked #28 of 163 hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Poole
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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great location for wandering the streets & Fort Kochi was a very interesting and pleasant town to take a stroll round. Our courtyard room was pleasant and clean if somewhat lacking in space to hang or put clothes. Our aircon broke on our second day but they managed to get it fixed in a few hours whilst we were out... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Malabar hotel in Cochin is a great place to get away from it for a few hours. We stopped to have a drink at their wine bar the service was good drinks cold. They have a nice pool which after a hot day goes a long way, recommended to stop by and enjoy during your trip to Cochin .

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Denver, CO
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My photographer friends and I loved this place because of the location to the Chinese Nets. The rooms are decorated comfortably and uniquely. We liked the buffet breadfast choices and the evening entertainment with dinner.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good location for exploring Fort Cochin. A great clothes shop (Anokhi) round the corner (I had been starved of shops for a couple of weeks!). We stayed in 2 rooms as we had a night on a houseboat in between. The first room was very spacious with a large terrace. The second room was smaller but entirely adequate. Interesting sculptures... More

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Must once upon a time have been the place to stay. Not anymore! It is in desperate need of renovation and the plumbing and electrics need bringing up to date. Small beds, small stuffy rooms, aged air conditioning, sweaty bathrooms, lots of mosquitoes and bugs. Beginning to look cheap and tacky.

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Ledbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our expectations were high as this is part of the Relais and Chateux group. I wasn't expecting Gidley Park but thought opti would be special We had a suite which was clean and comfortable but nothing special. The service was only fair but the food was excellent and dining in the courtyard was exceptional.

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Ghent, Belgium
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 hotel reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If Kerala is "India Light", Malabar is "India Ethereal". We loved this hotel with its great rooms and artwork and bright colours. The food is great and you can enjoy dinner under the stars (watch out for the mosquitos) with live but excellent Indian music. We especially loved the wine bar upstairs with its great selection of good Indian wines.... More

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We stayed at the Malabar House for the last 3 nights of our tour and were very impressed with everything about the hotel. The situation is great, right in the heart of fort Cochin but on a quiet road, the buildings are lovely and look stunning lit up at night. We had a ground floor room with its own little... More

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Downderry, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Still a beautiful place but sadly has become so, so busy that they don't seem to be able to cope. The building and rooms are still lovely, elegant suites with quirky antiques and wonderful colours. Welcome is good and the service is okay but just not anything like as good as it used to be. Our experience over two nights... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Loved being able to walk all over town seeing local sites. The restaurant was good and the evening music was nice. Would have loved an extra day ~ but we had to head home after 30+ days touring India. Looks like their spa services were very nice!

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Also Known As:
Malabar House Hotel
Malabar House Hotel Kochi (Cochin)
Malabar House Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala
Address: 1/269 Parade Road, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#11 Luxury Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#13 Romantic Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#26 Family Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Malabar House 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Malabar House is a charming boutique hotel overlooking the parade ground in the heart of Fort Cochin. The 17 highly individual rooms and suites seamlessly combine tradition and contemporary design. The Malabar House is a member of Relais & Chateaux. Malabar escapes offers the finest circuit of boutique and villa hotels in Kerala. Placed in colonial Fort Cochin, the backwaters and the plantation hills, each escape gives you a distinct experience & flavour. ... more   less 
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