I stayed at the Homestay in March 2012 for three days/Nights and at the beginning everything was fine, Mr. George seemed to be a very kind and helpful man..
It's true, that the rooms are very large and that it is a historical place - but if you travel alone it's really too expensive because you don't need 3 beds in one room (BUT, you have to pay for it...). There was no hot water at all and sometimes the lights did'nt work. WLAN was only available the first hours and after that it wasn't possible to get a connection anymore...Ok, that's not the most important point.
The day i was leaving, Mr. George told me that i could leave the luggage IN the room till 1p-m because i had to wait for the airport bus. When i payed at 11a.m he told me that i'd have to leave the room immediately because other guests were waiting for the room. No problem - if he told it a little bit earlier, then i'd have been ready with leaving but all he is interested in is making money. He is very freindly in the beginning - but at the time he gets the money he stops and it was not the only time that i experienced this way of behaviour in India, especially Fort Kochin!
When i met a few backpackers they told me that they were staying in a homestay for 300INR per night (which is quite cheap) and even this one was in the centre...so if you are planning to stay a few days in Fort Cochin (maybe not too long, it's a very touristic place) then you should be aware that this homestay is too expensive!!
Breakfast was average, but Mr. George's wife was really nice and always smiled (in fact she doesn't have to say anything...it's so sad that most of the Indian women have to behave like the man tells them)
Last thing to mention, it's also a loud place, wasn't possible to close the windows and there is traffic from 7a.m to 10 p.m so no time for a break if you want to sleep during the hottest time - foret it;-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Heritage Portuguse house which is about 500 years old building believed to be the residence of Vasco Da Gama (Vasco House) the Portuguese Navigator who found the sea route to India ,died in 1524 on Christmas Eve,and his tomb stone is in St:Francis Church. WE have two executive rooms and two basic rooms,We have our Coffee Shop serve breakfast also take advance orders for keralan Lunch and Dinner and a Travel Desk where we arrange House Boats and other package tours in Kerala ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vasco Home Stay Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala