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Grand Hotel Cochin
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   M.G. Road,, Ernakulam, Kochi (Cochin) 682011, India   |  
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Ranked #8 of 17 hotels in Ernakulam
Madrid, Spain
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

I had had meals in this hotel on previous trips and decided to stay there this time. It is a great hotel, the room was spacious and clean and the staff were friendly and helpful. The food was excellent. It would be perfect if there was WIFI in the rooms but there is a business center jn the hotel. I will certainly return to this hotel in my next trip to India.

Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

I stayed at this business class hotel with a good location on the mainland part of Kochi called Ernakulam. Bus- and train stations as well as jetty to Fort Cochin was within walking distance 10-15 min without luggage.

Staff was professional and room was nice. Breakfast was included. Wifi existed but was erratic the day I stayed there.

The best with this place is the restaurant where I had a fantastic dinner with tip-top service.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

The food was excellent. I would highly recommend the fish wrapped in leaves (Karimeen policha...spelling?). The service can a bit slow but the food is worth it. The prices are reasonable and the servings are of a good size...had kids with us and would suggest the French Fries...they were very good and didn't last on the table for long. Also, the cutlets were fresh and very hot. If you ask for a beer, make sure you ask for it VERY cold...otherwise you get a barely cool one that just doesn't do the trick.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Good hotel. Right in centre of Cochin.

All shops near-by. Good for those who are on a shopping spree.

The food is good and so is the restuarant. Its little dark , however overall good experience.

Its not a five star hotel , however worth staying if you wish to stay right in the centre of the city and easy access to everywhere.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Its a 50 year old property in the heart of Kochi. The rooms are excellent. Very well maintained and spacious. You get the feel of a luxurious 5 star hotel at the rates of a 3 star. The service is great. The in-house restaurant is very famous for authentic kerala food.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

If you are a travelller visitng Cochin / Ernakulam, this is a must visit place if you want to taste the local fare, be it lunch or dinner. This is only a review of the restaurant and is not a review of the hotel.

The service can be slow and don't expect the level of service that you get at other restaurant. Be patient, the food is good. They also serve beer at the restaurant, which is a welcome relief.

Avoid the bar, which is a dimly lit hole. I do not understand why they keep it soem dark out there.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

The authentic Kerala dishes are the best here. Especially the fish they make in banana leaves. Thali meals are amazing. Worth tickling your taste buds with appam and stew. One star missing, as the service was not as quick as one expects to be. But, food is always good.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Grand Hotel Cochin

Address: M.G. Road,, Ernakulam, Kochi (Cochin) 682011, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin) > Ernakulam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 17 hotels in Ernakulam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Hotel Cochin 3*
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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Kochi

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