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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

A wonderful, friendly hotel which is more like visiting a home. Truely lovely staff who did everything to make our stay a joy. There is a lit of great history (a speciality of the place) in the hotel itself which us really worth investigating. The chef is great too and I recommend eating here. Overall a great place to explore... More 

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1 Thank Toby069
NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Le Colonial, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your encouraging feedback about Neemrana’s Le Colonial heritage hotel in Fort Kochi. We are delighted to learn that you got a chance to explore the historical town and enjoy the local culture and cuisine! As the members of the team strive hard to offer a unique experience, it is always rewarding when the effort and... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing 3 nights here during May. Le Colonial has so many things to recommend it. From the moment you walk through the doors into the walled courtyard you feel relaxed. You move from the colourful modern day Indian street scenes and into a sense of Portugeuse, Dutch and British influence in this part of the World. The... More 

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Le Colonial, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are delighted to receive your kind feedback about Neemrana’s Le Colonial in Fort Kochi, Kerala! As the members of the restoration team try hard to revitalize these monuments and restore the life and charm of a bygone era, your compliments about the architecture and interiors reinforce the Neemrana philosophy and validate our effort. We are pleased that... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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47 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We visited Cochin at the end of the tourist season and only two rooms were occupied in the beautiful and historic Le Colonial built in 1506. We were upgraded to a spacious room with two double beds and a luxurious washroom (bathroom). Ceiling fans and air conditioning kept our room comfortable in the hot and humid climate of Southern India.... More 

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Le Colonial, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are pleased and thankful for your patronizing feedback about Neemrana’s Le Colonial in Fort Kochi, Kerala! As we strive to offer a unique experience, it is always rewarding when our guests recognise and appreciate the effort and the love. Your encouraging compliments about the architecture of the 16th century colonial building have been duly conveyed to the... More 

Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights from 1 April 2016 - a beautiful old colonial building with only 7 bedrooms - all very good. We booked the best, and most expensive of the lot - the Viceroy. It looked great - big and comfortable. The weather was hot and very humid. We quickly discovered that the air conditioning... More 

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Le Colonial, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time out to write to us with your observations! Although it is rewarding to know that you appreciate the architecture and ambience of the Dutch colonial building, we are deeply disappointed to learn of your experience during your visit and are writing to apologise for the mishap. We regret the inconvenience caused to you... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

We booked last minute on Easter weekend. We arrived to find only us and one other guest at the hotel...which made it really nice and quiet, exactly what was needed. The staff is very accommodating and kind. This is a small heritage hotel 8 rooms, with a simple kitchen available to serve traditional Indian and beer and wine for lunch... More 

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1 Thank CATBTravel
NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Le Colonial, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind and appreciative feedback about Neemrana’s Le Colonial in Fort Kochi, Kerala! We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your experience, the pool and the services and facilities offered at the 16th century colonial mansion and your compliments about the architecture and the ambience have been conveyed to the members of the restoration... More 

Province of Milan, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

I just had a very nice relaxed time at Le Colonial. We stayed there four nights. The old style house is very well kept and furnished. The very big room with two queen beds had all conforts one could need. The staff was kind, professional and friendly. The food very good. The pool and the outdoor very pleasant. It is... More 

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Le Colonial, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are grateful to you for taking time out to share your experience with us as well as for your kind and patronizing feedback about Neemrana’s Le Colonial in Fort Kochi! It is rewarding to know that you enjoyed the services and facilities offered and got a chance to experience the Neemrana brand of hospitality. Your compliments about... More 

Queens, New York
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30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

Gorgeous place and an amazing location. It is central to all that is fun and important in Fort Cochin. The staff and their hospitality is amazing and so is the food cooked in their restaurant. I am only giving it 4 stars because the Wifi is very spotty and the rooms we were in Vasco de Gama and Tipu Sultan... More 

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Le Colonial, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are delighted to learn of your visit and pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Le Colonial as well as the location in Fort Kochi! As you may be aware, we at Neemrana, as part of our USP, avoid the use of Wi-Fi and televisions in the rooms and encourage our guests to explore the outdoors and... More 

Boston
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30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Amazing building, furnishings reflecting its history. Elegant, huge and well appointed room and bathroom. Lovely pool. Ate in restaurant for lunch and dinner- delicious and well presented. Would recommend

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1 Thank woodstockgalBoston
NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Le Colonial, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind feedback about Le Colonial in Fort Kochi, Kerala! As we at Neemrana endeavour to infuse life and restore charm to our architectural marvels, feedback such as yours is always encouraging and validates our effort. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed the décor and the ambience, the swimming pool and the services... More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

We spent the first 2 nights of our honeymoon in Kerala at le colonial. The house is beautiful with well kept gardens and nice poolside area. It was the perfect base for us to explore the area. The food was delicious. We were made to feel as if it was our own house and were made very comfortable.

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1 Thank Thomas S
NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Le Colonial, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time out to share your experience with us! We are delighted to receive your feedback about Neemrana’s Le Colonial heritage hotel and to learn that you had a memorable time as well as got a chance to explore the town and the local culture and cuisine. From its location in the heart of Fort... More 

Singapore
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

A very elegant hotel with excellent staff and service. The hotel is also truly historical and you tend to get lost in time. Do spend some time looking at the artwork and the architecture of the building. The rooms are well appointed, clean and extremely comfortable. Oh and the Chef is superb :)

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3 Thank Bobby R
NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Le Colonial, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are grateful for your kind and patronizing feedback about Neemrana’s Le Colonial heritage hotel in Fort Kochi, Kerala! It is rewarding to know of that you enjoyed the architecture, décor and ambience at the colonial mansion and had a comfortable and memorable stay. Your appreciation of the restoration effort reinforces our philosophy to infuse life and restore... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Le Colonial, by the Chinese fishing nets of Fort Cochin, is probably Asia's oldest colonial house, dating back to 1506. Located in the very heart of Fort Cochin, right next to Saint Francis Church, it is said to have housed the Saint and Vasco de Gama. After 150 years as the Portuguese Governor's residence, it was one of the very few houses not to have been destroyed when the Dutch took Fort Cochin. It then housed the Dutch Governors for a century and a half until Jan van Spall sold it to the British in 1795. In turn, they passed it on the J. Thomas, the legendary tea trader. These five captive centuries of history have been lovingly restored and the hotel is a true living museum. Treasures of art from the colonial past have revived that era, turning Le Colonial into a "Club" for the discerning travelers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Le Colonial

Address: 1 - 315 Church Road | Vasco de Gama Square, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: $154 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Le Colonial 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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Also Known As:
Le Colonial Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#17 Luxury Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
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