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Brunton Boatyard
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calwati Road | Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India   |  
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Ranked #8 of 171 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
North Wales, U.K.
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“A Gem..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

My wife and I stayed here for two nights at the start of our tour of Kerala in November 2012. Our first impressions were from the vehicle ferry that docks next to the hotel, approximately every 20 minutes from 06:00hrs until about 21:00hrs. Don’t worry there are complimentary ear protection in each room. The hotel has a lovely colonial feel to it, you can just imagine going back in time 100 years. The rooms are well appointed with fantastic beds and better bathrooms. The shower was to die for... We only had breakfast at the hotel, but this came with the full silver service - the eggs benedict are magnificent. There are two fairly reasonable restaurants across the road from the hotel, but they will not afford you the view that the Brunton Boatyard commands of the river. Very pleased with the hotel. also great pool and view.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

The view is brilliant looking straight out into the harbour with everything from canoes to container ships passing by. It can at times of course be noisy and I think a room at the end where the ferry docks could be intrusively so. But our room looking out over the swimiming pool on the harbour edge was great. Earplugs were provided on the bedside table in case we found noise intruding but weren't needed. The room was small but delightful with old-fashioned solid wood furniture and a marvellous high off the ground bedstead. There was a small balcony with cane chairs. The hotel complex is designed in a graceful open-air colonial style around an inner garden with large trees. It has a great deal of charm.
The location is good for sight seeing and just a quick stroll to some of the intriguing fishingnets and fish market stalls. There's a free evening harbour cruise offered by the hotel and we found it worthwhile.
The hotel bar was small but excellent with good staff.. The restaurant meals were very good. Breakfast was a little irksome -- this was a la carte and I've become accustomed to a buffet breakfast and much prefer being able to make a self-service choice.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Cool location. there is an outside seating near the lake or the a/c dining hall. well done interiors. a old palace converted to a really nice hotel. the history of that place is also shown on the lobby.
try the fish curry and rice. its out of the world, liquor menu is also extensive and pretty vast. costly but overall a really nice experience. must try. cheers!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

A great place to start our trip to Kerala. Arrived early at the hotel and the room was ready overlooking the waterway. We were every close to the area that the ferries dock but it was not intrusive at all. In fact it was great for people watching! We had two nights and loved it. The food was excellent,the staff excellent and the general ambience and accessibility of the hotel is wonderful. Unfortunately because of our schedule and the weather we didn't get to ride in the sunset cruise which I am sure we would have enjoyed. One minor gripe is that the swimming pool doesn't look very clean or inviting. Overall well worth a visit.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

My husband and I recently had an overnight stay at Brunton Boatyard, Fort Cochin on our way to board a boat on the Backwaters of Kerala. We had an enormous room with loads of character overlooking the fantastically busy water.

The main thing we wanted to comment on was the excellent cuisine - it was, for some reason, quite unexpected and absolutely delicious.

Also, the next morning we were in a real hurry and can highly recommend their express breakfast which was beautifully fresh and extremely fast - which was just what we needed.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Colintraive, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

We were recommended this hotel restaurant by a fellow traveler. We took them up on their recommendation and were not disappointed it was fabulous. Summer salad, prawns, and a variety of vegetable curries were very well presented and tasted great. Let me pass on the recommendation, when in Cochin try the restaurant at Brunton Boatyard.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

The Brunton Boatyard will take you back to the languid days of the Raj. Bang on the waterfront, the building has been beautifully restored and will make you want to hang around even though there is much to see in Kochi. Rooms are tastefully done and with the balcony overlooking the water, you would want to maximise the hotel experience.
The History restaurant is a place you must have a meal in, purely for the colonial grandeur of the place.
Its location is also super with a lot of sightseeing in the Fort Kochi area in walking distance.
And do go for the sunset cruise.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Brunton Boatyard

Address: Calwati Road | Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#4 Romantic Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#14 Family Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Brunton Boatyard 4*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This CGH Earth property is located in Fort Cochin, right in the middle of all the historic monuments, right in front of the mouth of the harbour, and with a magnificent view of all the grand ships coming into Cochin. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Brunton Boatyard Hotel Kochi (Cochin)
Brunton Boatyard Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala
Brunton Boatyard Cochin

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