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Vasco Home Stay

Vasco House, !/344 | Rose Street, Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
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Ranked #102 of 287 Kochi (Cochin) B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Apparently Vanco de Gama died in this home stay. "I wonder if he had departed this mortal coil in the very same spot as I lay my head" those were the thoughts running through my mind as I peacefully and comfortable drifted off to sleep in the huge, old room with an attached reading room that I had somehow been... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

A small cafe with very helpful and friendly staff set in the very atmospheric Vasco de Gama house. Furnishings very apt. Muesli fruit curd was well overpriced at 150IRS (Only pineapple and banana for the fruit) but the fresh cafetiere of coffee for only 30IRS compensated a little. Great for breakfast though menu prices could do with rethink.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

My daughter and I had a wonderful stay and I couldn't speak more highly of our hosts Santhosh and Sheeba. The rooms were very clean, spacious and the location is fantastic.The whole place has a great feel to it. Breakfast was included and the choice between traditional and western was very good.The hosts also run a travel agency and were... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I and my husband planned and almost cancelled the trip to Fort Kochi to get a glimpse of the Biennale. After some last minute hum drum we managed a room at Vasco Homestay and reached Fort Kochi on 2nd Mar. We got the room towards the back and its a big room with 2 separate beds. The beds can accommodate... More

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New Delhi, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

The street sound would not let you sleep at night. Leaving this nightmare, everything is great, old property - gives you a feel of old portuguese heritage palatial house. It is said this was Vasco-De-Gama's house. All the attractions of Fort Cochi are on walking distance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Vasco is in a perfect position. Near to Beach, the Chinese nets, the Post Office, St. Francis Church, the bookshop. It is near to everything but on the edge of the Princess Street area. George is friendly. The rooms are Portuguese heritage and I actually preferred the smaller one at the back. Both are very good value. There is a... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Thankyou to George and his wife for a wonderful stay. It's been 15 years since I stayed here last & 2 years since we last met. This is a beautiful, light, airy, clean homestay. The bathrooms are clean and more than adequate, with hot water showers, bliss. Tea and coffee was presented to us on arrival, which was very welcome... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Santosh, Sheeba and family offer a warm welcome and were helpful with advice and tour bookings, situated centrally for all the sights and places of interest,although on a noisy corner were every form of transport beeps as it crosses the junction. Large airy room (no aircon) attached bathroom (only cold water in wash basin) and lots of old furniture and... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

This is a great place to stay particularly if you are on a budget. Mr Santosh and his family are helpful and very friendly. The room was huge with a bathroom, seating area, 2 large beds, mosquito nets, fans, hot water and TV. What's more it was Vasco Da Gama's actual house when he arrived from Portugal so it is... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We stayed here for only one night, and by accident (it's a long story of public transportation fiascos and sudden changes of plan). The building is very interesting historically; there are claims of Vasco da Gama living and dying here, which, even if unsubstantiated, bring a certain mystique and romance to the place. The room was interesting but a bit... More

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Address: Vasco House, !/344 | Rose Street, Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
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Heritage Portuguse house which is about 500 years old building believed to be the residence of Vasco Da Gama (Vasco House) the Portuguese Navigator who found the sea route to India ,died in 1524 on Christmas Eve,and his tomb stone is in St:Francis Church. WE have two executive rooms and two basic rooms,We have our Coffee Shop serve breakfast also take advance orders for keralan Lunch and Dinner and a Travel Desk where we arrange House Boats and other package tours in Kerala ... more   less 
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