This was the second hotel I stayed at in India, having overnighted in Chennai and flown the following morning to Cochin. It was the total opposite of the previous hotel - definitely not five star, but well-run. I am a flexible traveler, but one thing I require is cleanliness. Rooms were simple, a bit dark, and very clean (walking barefoot on the terra cotta floor left no dust on my feet). Bath was simple, with shower only (no tub) and also perfectly clean. Mosquito net was provided, but I didn't notice any mosquitoes, and I'm extremely sensitive to their bites.
The proprietors live on premises and at all times were welcoming and helpful, arranging for moto rickshaw drivers whom we engaged for all our travel - they were great - and inviting me in to their office/sitting room for conversation. As I was there at low season (July), the restaurant on the pier at the end of property was closed, but a small restaurant at the front was open for meals - for me, not a breakfast eater, perfectly adequate, offering a variety of options such as toast, eggs, Indian fare, and always fresh fruit/juice. Service was a bit slow but not terrible. Staff were always polite, friendly, and helpful.
During my stay the hotel was constructing additional rooms, and I believe it has been upgraded since my stay. At no time was the construction an annoyance; in fact, it was interesting to watch the workers, women as well as men, who were friendly in a deferential way and did not mind having photos taken. The interior garden is lush and charming.
One of the best features of this hotel is its location, right on the water, immediately next to the famous fishermen, who welcomed us to help pull in their catch, and a short walk through interesting residential areas to local markets. For more historic areas, temples and churches, and major markets it is best to travel by rickshaw, which is inexpensive and fun.
This is not a hotel for those seeking five star accommodation; what I liked about it was the opportunity to talk with owners and staff and connect a bit with local people and learn about the area from those who live there.
Please note that my stay was a few years ago, and the hotel appears to have upgraded its facilities since.
During my stay there were only ground floor rooms. Probably the newer second floor rooms are more m...
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