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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently spent 1 night at the Tower House Kochi with my family. It turned out to be a memorable experience. It has an old world charm about it and the huge rooms and bathrooms felt like living in an ancient Palace. The property is right next to the Chinese Nets on the beach and in the best part of... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful hotel with excellent location close to Chinese Fishing Nets and Vasco da Gama Square. Friendly and helpful staff. Lovely rooms. Generous buffet breakfast. Terrific swimming pool. Close to museums and shopping.

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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place, helpful staff, very close to the Chinese fishnets. Old colonial house with style. The cook was very nice and proposing plates out of the menu for us to taste. We really had a blast. Bravo!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fantastic heritage hotel .. If you are looking for luxury then forget this place but if you want to embrace heritage , tradition and location then this is the place . Superb staff specially Ranjit the hotel manager . Crisp and informative . Some Rooms are old and bit rugged .. They need to slightly upgrade but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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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India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

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 July 4, 2016

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 

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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 Neemrana's - Tower House Tower Road | Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India (Formerly Neemrana's Tower House)
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: $60 - $461 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Tower House 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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