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“Home away from home” 5 of 5 stars
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Near Aspinwall Company, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India   |  
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Ranked #116 of 320 Kochi (Cochin) B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Brighton
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Home away from home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We started and ended our trip here. After two weeks of traveling around Kerala the warm welcome we received from the manager Linda on our second visit made us feel like we were returning home. The location is great serving as the perfect base from which to wander around Kochi. Linda can help you to arrange any travel or is happy to leave you to your own devices if that is what you prefer. The rooms are clean and very comfortable and I loved the breakfasts, a delightful surprise every morning!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This was my second stay at the Fort Inn, and I found it just as welcoming as the first time two years ago. Linda, the manager is quite a character, firm but fair and I really felt like she looked after me like my Indian Mother! The rooms are clean, showers are good, and the breakfast is great value at 75 rupees for toast, eggs and chai/coffee. Thank you Linda!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We had a good sojourn at Linda´s Fort Inn. Very helpful management, fine rooms and a very central location in Fort Cochi. The street outside is quite busy, so if you want to have your afternoon naps make sure to get the room that doesn´t face the street.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

This cute little homestay is in an excellent location with a nice upstairs balcony to watch over the street below. The rooms are quite large and basic with A/C, TV and wi-fi. They are quite dark but that makes for a deep sleep! Overall, it's very good value ...however, the main reason to stay here is the wonderful Linda who will provide delicious authentic South Indian breakfasts and who will take excellent care of you. Her husband and sons are also extremely nice and willing to help out if needed. It's like staying with family or friends and a very friendly atmosphere has been created for guests to mingle or to have privacy if preferred.
This is a very well run homestay with a warm and friendly atmosphere where you'll feel welcome, safe and well cared for. Thanks so much, Linda, Thomas & boys.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

You can stay here and feel safe.
Lindas service is very, very good and her husband is a gentle man.

You can ask them of anything and they will fix it.

They have a very big contactnet.

Lena from Sweden

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

A nice blue-and-white homestay with one of the best caretakers I've ever met. Ms. Linda and her family were extremely helpful and were accessible 24x7. Would definitely love to come back here and stay the next time I visit Kochi. Very good locaiton, can walk to most attractions and also to the Kochi jetty. Safe locality as it is right opposite to the Coast Guard complex.

Pros:
*Location
***Walking distance to the Chinese Fishing Nets, St. Francis Church, Dutch Cemetry, Fort Kochi jetty, Princess St. etc
*home-cooked breakfast from Linda
*Clean rooms, AC - paid 2,500 rs for a double bedroom

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

We stayed at this lovely homestay during our recent trip. It is a lovely colonial house with 5 rooms, each with AC. It is in a great location to explore Fort Cochin, around 5 mins walk from the Chinese Fishing Nets. The best thing about this place though is Linda, the manager. She helped arrange all our trips out, arranged travel and any incidentals needed (electrical adapter plug for example), gave us cookery lessons and made the best food! She was always on hand when needed, early in the morning or late at night.
Would wholeheartedly recommend!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Fort INN Homestay

Address: Near Aspinwall Company, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #116 of 320 B&Bs / Inns in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Fort INN with all the laid-back splendor of a colonial villa has been transformed by a design conscious restoration. Located in the crossroads of history & conceived as a Heritage Tourist INN. Built in 1855 in Dutch Architectural style & recently restored with modern amenities and carefully decorated with country antiques & by retaining the original heritage structure. Relax in cozy elegance at the historic, 4 - room Fort Inn Homestay, Bed & Breakfast located in the heart of Cochin town is a unique combination of yesterday's charm and today's conveniences. Within walking distance of the city's best restaurants and most popular tourist attractions. ... more   less 
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Fort INN Homestay Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala

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