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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We intended to stay 2 nights at Tower house but ended up staying 4 after being upgraded to the most enormous room on arrival. Did a little happy dance with our 2 young kids, who could literally run around inside the room! Great large clean pool too. Fabulous looking menu but was largely not available in the monsoon season. At... More 

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Tower House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are grateful for your warm feedback about Neemrana's Tower House in Fort Kochi, Kerala and delighted to learn that you enjoyed the ambience, the pool as well as the services and facilities offered. The proximity of the Potuguese mansion makes it an ideal location from which to explore the town, its culture and cuisine and we hope... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This review is long overdue (and forgotten) since we stayed here in the summer of 2014, though I did return and visited the facility in August 2015. On the whole, its a fantastically charming and quaint hotel in the old colonial Dutch style. Each room has its own personality and charm and one feels drawn back in time while visiting.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We stayed in The Moens Room is located on the first floor, facing the Chinese fishing nets with windows on two sides. Wonderful establishment with rooms furnished in antiques. The historic hotel is, well, authentic and historic. If you are looking for modern luxury this is probably not the place for you. If you are... More 

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Tower House is a wonderful heritage property which has been preserved from the Dutch era. The rooms are charming, spacious and clean. Mr.Ranjit Kumar who is the manager is helpful and takes care of you personally. Though we were in the off season, he was kind to arrange lunch for us on our first day. The main attraction of... More 

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Tower House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time out to share your experience with us! It is deeply rewarding to know that you enjoyed the architecture and the ambience of the 17th century colonial mansion and your appreciation validates the painstaking effort by the restoration team to return the structure to its original charm and glory. As part of the Neemrana... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We stayed at the Tower House for five nights during early May 2016. Our overall experience of the hotel was very positive. The staff were excellent, friendly and pleasant. The manager was very helpful and professional. This was off-season in Fort Kochi and the town was quiet, with some businesses closed. However there was still plenty of choice for restaurants,... More 

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Tower House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are grateful for your kind and encouraging feedback and delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay in the grand Souza room, the Portuguese architecture and ambience at the 17th century Tower House, as well as the services and facilities offered. Your compliments about the hospitality and the cuisine have been conveyed to the members of the... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

It's a nice heritage property with all the attendant charm and, of course, challenges. With great decor and ambience come some uneven edges but once you get past them it's a great place to be. There's, after all, a very thin line between nostalgia and gloom and those who appreciate the former will definitely like this place. A caveat is... More 

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Tower House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind and valuable feedback about Neemrana’s Tower House in Fort Kochi, Kerala! As we, at Neemrana, strive hard to infuse life and restore charm to these historic structures of our colonial past, it is always rewarding when our guests appreciate the same and such validation fuels us to continue. We are pleased that you... More 

Munster, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We booked a room over phone for Rs. 4200. After arrival they showed us a moisty room with bad smell. When we asked for a change they said rooms are in general Moisty. After we said why they did not inform us before booking, they shifted us to a another room which was bigger in size and no problem of... More 

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Tower House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time out to write to us. We are deeply disappointed to learn of your observations and are writing to apologise for the shortfalls as well as to offer an explanation. Since the city has witnessed an unprecedented rainfall, we have experienced moisture in the rooms however, having said that, we assure you that this... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

After almost a week's stay at The Tower House I'm still enjoying the sense of history and the simple pleasures of a grand old building with extraordinarily spacious rooms (The Mateu suite is larger than our flat in London!). If you want crisp precision and modern energy then look elsewhere. This is a complement to this small 'chain' of 'non-hotel'... More 

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Tower House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are delighted to learn of your stay at Neemrana’s Tower House in Fort Kochi and pleased that you enjoyed the stay, the ambience as well as the services and facilities offered. As we at Neemrana strive hard to tailor an experience unique and memorable, our painstaking effort at restoration is instantly validated with such appreciation. We are... More 

Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Now this is what I would call an utterly charming and genuine experience when it comes to accommodation. It is indeed a very special place. The Tower House is an integral part of the cosmopolitan history of Cochin, being a historic mansion dating back to the 17th century. And I have to say that it carries the weight of all... More 

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Tower House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time out to share your experience with us! It is rewarding to know that you enjoyed your visit to Neemrana’s Tower House in Kochi and got a chance to explore the charming town as well as soak in the ambience and acquaint yourself to the local culture and cuisine. As members of our team... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Stayed at the Tower House for 3 nights and very much enjoyed this old Heritage Hotel. Best location in town, coupled with a delightful staff make this a wise choice for accommodation in Fort Kochi. The hotel only has 13 rooms and they are all different and some are huge. I stayed in the mid price range, in room 'Pacheco'... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Tower House sits facing the Chinese fishing nets, marking the spot of a 17th century light house and hence the name. Cannon balls once fired out from its thick bastion-walls. The scallop-walled twin-house looks rather like a ship. And indeed, boats were brought in on high tide and parked downstairs in its stable and dry dock! Since 1982, it is owned by Peirce Leslie. The character of The Tower House lies in its unpretentious yet proud bearing, almost grandfather like, it sits looking out over the sea, a spirit of adventure surrounds it even today, taking one back to stories of high seas told and retold over centuries. Stately colonial pillars hold up its vast high-ceilinged halls. The generous arched doors welcoming one to step in to another world where time stretches, pauses to watch the sun set and then moves ever so lightly towards dawn. Yes it’s the magic of spaces that have seen more history than we will ever see, spaces that we know will still be there to delight those who come long after us.The furniture is an eclectic mix with no attempt to recreate rooms of any one era or type because the structure was added on to. It’s the light pouring in through the windows, skylights and the vastness of the indoor spaces that make for an unforgettable experience. Most of the rooms have large four poster beds, and bathrooms that happily accommodate, large tubs and windows that have views of the trees or the sea depending on where they are located. It’s been restored to be compatible with present day needs while maintaining its structural integrity. It reflects different periods rather than artificially being faithful to any single one. It takes you back in time, moods and memories woven together create a fabric that is strong but sits ever so lightly.The above uncompromising principles of practical use of material and form dictated The Tower House renovation too and it is adherence to these very values of being honest to the time we live in while respecting the past that has set new standards in heritage tourism.Discover the old world charm where, sailors, travellers, traders, planters feasted and danced under chandeliers, suspended from high wooden ceilings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Tower House

Address: 1/320, Tower Road | Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India (Formerly Neemrana's Tower House)
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: $61 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Tower House 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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