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“Very clean, very friendly – an excellent choice” 4 of 5 stars
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Sonnetta Residency
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   1/387 Princess Street, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India   |  
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Ranked #41 of 319 Kochi (Cochin) B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
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23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
“Very clean, very friendly – an excellent choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

The room was floor-lickingly clean and well furnished with a homely feel. I did find the shower a bit difficult to use, as once the head was attached to the wall fitting it was hard to angle the water away from the wall. Wifi is provided free of charge and is reliable and pretty fast. Filter water is also available for free in reception.

The owner and other two members of staff are helpful with giving directions and other information. The location of the hotel is excellent: it’s on a quiet street in Fort Cochin with all places within walking distance.

Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

It is located in Princess street in Fort Kochin,very close to all atractions.
It is nice homestay with very warm and frendly staff.Very good service what is very important in the end of the day.The rooms are basic with a/c or fan.
You can find some good restaurants around and some local places that are nice to eat.
We would stay in this place again!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Sonnetta Residency is located in one of the best places of Fort Kochi, i.e. Princess Street. Thus, it is close to the historical places like St. Francis Church, Jew Town, Mattancherry and Dutch Palace as well as to Fort Kochi beach, Chinese Fishing Nets, etc. Some good restaurants are also located nearby. Mr. Xavier who is in charge of running this hotel, is a very warm person and an excellent host and his staff are extremely courteous as well. The rooms are very clean and have many good facilities such as fridge, cupboards and free wi-fi facility. The trips arranged by the hotel are also noteworthy as you can get to see the best places around Kochi such as Athirapally Falls and Vaikom backwaters. In short, I recommend that you spend some time at Sonnetta Residency as you will surely remember the experience all your lives.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hamburg, Germany
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17 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The Sonnetta Residency is located in the Princess Street and it`s a nice homestay with extremely
nice and friendly staff.The rooms are basic and a little bit overpriced.There is no breakfast,except coffee or tea,but nearby you can get breakfast in cafes and restaurants at Princess Street.The rooms come with a/c,if you want,with fan,tv and a small fridge.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Being in the hotel business myself I always become extremely excited when staff really know guest service by heart, by personality traits. This was certaintly the case here and we always left the lobby cheerished and with a smile on our face from the enthusiastic, happy staff.
The rooms have just what you need and is so overly decorated that you have to love it.
Adding a convenient location in the middle of the old part of town it is a no brainer. And a very, very heartwarming one.
We would stay here again!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Warangal, Ap_
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The hotel was so homely, neat,well maintained, rooms are very clean and total dust free. Mr. Xavier is so friendly and co-operative , he guided us in local sightseeing and also explained about the history of Cochin and the staff also are very much attentive.It is located centrally in fort kochi island and very near to beach, Santa cruz basillica and st Francis Church. Myself and my brothers and all other family members are impressed very much.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We've been staying there for 4 nights, first attracted there for the price and location, we stayed and came back for the service, the staff's friendlyness and the comfort of the rooms.
It might not be the cheapest place, but it's good value and has all we needed: intenet in rooms, hot water, air con, a fridge, and a nice tea in the morning, plus great service.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sonnetta Residency

Address: 1/387 Princess Street, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
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Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 319 B&Bs / Inns in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sonnetta Residency 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This is a building built by the Portuguese in the 17th century. It is situated in the prime spot of Fort Cochin, just 2 minutes walkable distance to the beach and near to other surrounding tourist sights. We have 6 rooms. 5 among them are double rooms and the remaining one is a triple bedroom. All rooms are deluxe. ... more   less 
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Sonnetta Residency Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala

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