We stayed at Koder House at the beginning of our two week trip through Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The building definitely has lots of character, being the former mansion of a Cochin Jewish family. The location is also great, much quieter than mainland Ernakulam and right in the heart of Fort Cochin near to most of the attractions and restaurants.
We had one of the ground floor rooms just near reception. The room was very large and had lots of atmosphere, however like some of the other posters, our ground floor room definitely had a slightly musty/damp smell and was somewhat noisy as it faced the street (however this noise did end around 11pm). Plus the airconditioning was quite noisy which made it a little hard to sleep. The bathroom could have used a little maintenance as some of the fittings were a little tatty. The food at the restaurant (for breakfast) was nothing to write home about, however the restaurant did seem very busy during dinner times.
I agree with other posters that the staff, particularly the reception staff, were very helpful in arranging taxis and providing advice on the local area.
With a little bit of maintenance and a minor renovation this could be a great heritage hotel with lots of character but considering the high season price of Rs. 12,000 per night I thought that it was only OK value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Koder House. Koder House is a three-story heritage boutique hotel opposite the beach at Fort Kochi, Kerala, India. Until recently, it belonged to the most illustrious Cochin Jewish family, the Koders. This House had been a host to Presidents, Prime Ministers, Viceroys, Ambassadors, Nobel Laureates, Hollywood Directors and prominent dignitaries. This dwelling also finds a prominent place on Intach's list of heritage sites, and a visit to Fort Kochi is considered to be incomplete without a visit to this historic monument. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Koder House Hotel Kochi (Cochin)
- Koder Hotel Kochi
- Koder House Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala