We enjoyed about a week at the Old Courtyard - in a very pleasant room on the second floor with shared verandha over the courtyard - although sitting out got very hot and would benefit from a fan. The staff were friendly and helpful. However, we too were surprised to be asked to pay upfront on arrival - and can’t see the point of this. Having travelled far this is the last thing guests want to be asked - and we’ve never come across it before. We had a couple of pleasant meals in the restaurant situated in a great courtyard setting, which looked lovely when the table candles were lit. We were surprised this restaurant wasn’t more promoted to attract passing trade - we felt some pretty lights hanging in the trees and the alcoves would have attracted people in.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Old Courtyard Hotel is an authentic old Portuguese styled mansion centrally located in Fort Cochin. It has been renovated into a heritage hotel with 8 rooms suiting the architecture of the building. The rooms are furnished in colonial antique furniture on original wooden floors. All rooms are air conditioned, rooms have attached bathrooms, and we provide free internet facility, laundry, travel desk and other amenities. Old Courtyard Hotel has a Cafe and a Restaurant that spills over the courtyard with live music in the evenings during the season. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Courtyard Kochi
- Kochi Courtyard
- Old Courtyard Hotel Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala