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Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel

Beach Road, | next to INS Dronacharya, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
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Perth, Australia
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel like many hotels in Fort Kochi has retained all of its quaint character and on arriving it felt like a step back in time. It is not a modern hotel but heritage style.The rooms were very large as was the bathroom with nice toiletries. We had a garden view room but we could sit outside our front door... More 

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Vickram99, Owner at Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from the Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel! Thank you very much for the positive feedback about your recent stay with us. I will be happy to share your review with our well-trained staff, as compliments are always well received by all! I'm sure our entire hotel staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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69 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is a 1920s restored building once used as a residence of Sir Robert Bristow, the British Engineered who built the port of Kochi. It also has a fully restored lighthouse mast from those times. The location of the hotel is right in the old heart of Kochi - Fort Kochi. It's a 10 minute walking distance to the... More 

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Vickram99, Owner at Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tanmay, Greetings from the Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel! Thank you for your appreciation of our hotel, its location, facilities, and service. Old Lighthouse experience is all about people working together to create beautiful memories for all our guests and I am delighted to note that we were able to serve you well. Your gracious comments are much appreciated and... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Just returned from spending a week in lovely Kerala, where we stayed for 4 nights at this hotel. Picked it because it looked nice and had some good reviews, it more than met our expectations. Much better than staying in an anonymous 5 star place - here you get a hotel of real character in a superb location right by... More 

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Vickram99, Owner at Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Robert, Thank you for a detailed review of your Old Lighthouse stay experience on TripAdvisor. Your appreciation of our hotel and services indicate that we have succeeded in delivering a good balance of comfort, luxury and efficiency to you during your stay. As you have already indicated in your review, ours is a heritage boutique hotel that is as... More 

Brunei-Muara District, Brunei Darussalam
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

During the rains this place is breathtaking! For any celebrations the intimate relaxation is the best beauty one can enjoy here. The staff is helpful, food is great! We all make it a point to visit this place every trip of ours❣ Sit with friends and have the beers and just enjoy the company of nature and loved ones!! The... More 

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Vickram99, Owner at Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nilisha, Greetings from the Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel! We thank you for posting such an inspiring review on TripAdvisor. We are grateful for your compliments on our ambiance, food and our hospitality. It is our constant endeavor to provide our guests with the highest level of comfort and to make their stay truly memorable. I have conveyed your gracious... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Stayed in the hotel by the pool in May 2016 .Beautiful sun set view in the evening. Friendly staff. Specially Shreenath in the restaurant for his fantastic service with guests. Food is very tasty. Credit goes to Jayabalan. Love to go back again. Overall its a lovely place to stay with the friendly people!!

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Vickram99, Owner at Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from the Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel! Thank you for your appreciation of our sea view location, pool villa, hotel facilities, food, and service. Old Lighthouse experience is all about people working together to create beautiful memories for all our guests and I am delighted to note that we were able to serve you both well. Your gracious... More 

TRICHUR, KERALA, INDIA
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27 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

OLH Bristow Hotel was a pleasure. The friendly and courteous staff added the experience to new heights. They even upgraded our room to a more spacious suite with a sea view balcony. The upkeep of the property was very good. Ms Ann at the reception was very helpful in all aspects.

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Vickram99, Owner at Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for choosing The Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel during your visit to our charming city and also for taking time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor. Our rooms reflect the Old Lighthouse philosophy of luxury with simplicity and elegance and your comments about the hotel and its staff make us feel humbled. We truly believe... More 

Perth, Australia
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173 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

There is nothing like waking up and opening up your doors to a stunning sunrise over the ocean and a lovely breeze. What was there not to love?! Our family stayed for 1 week, and by far, The Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel had some of the best service I have experienced in a hotel. It was not only top notch... More 

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Vickram99, Owner at Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from the Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel! Thank you very much for the positive feedback about your recent stay with us. I will be happy to share your review with our well-trained staff, as compliments are always well received by all! I'm sure our entire hotel staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your... More 

Tweed Heads
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35 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We had three nights at this wonderful hotel. The views from the restaurant and garden areas of a night time during sunset was spectacular. The rooms are very comfortable with large beds, tea and coffee facilities, TV, air con and spacious bathrooms. The restaurant staff were very friendly, knowledgeable and the chef came out to greet us after we complemented... More 

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Vickram99, Owner at Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sharon, It was a pleasure to have you stay at Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel and I thank you for reviewing us on TripAdvisor. Your compliments and appreciation of our location, rooms, architecture, food, and facilities indicate that we have succeeded in delivering a good balance of comfort and luxury to you during your stay. The Old Lighthouse experience is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 03 night at Sir Bristow Hotel during our visit to kerala. Hotel interior was really admirable and architecture gives a royal touch. Well maintained and clean, staffs are friendly. Food at Bristow's Bristow restaurant was very tasty. Best part was travel desk at hotel, we book our munnar tour and houseboat from Bristow Hotel travel desk and... More 

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Vickram99, Owner at Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nelson, It was a pleasure to have you stay at Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel and I thank you for reviewing us on TripAdvisor. Your compliments and appreciation of our location, rooms, architecture, food, and facilities indicate that we have succeeded in delivering a good balance of comfort and luxury to you during your stay. I will be happy to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

I stayed there with my family for a short break & wanted a change from routine busy life. Staying at Old Light House Bristow Hotel gave me time to sooth myself with beauty of surroundings, nature & different culture. It was peaceful & tranquil experience. Time absolutely well spent, we feel rejuvenated and full of energy! The rustle of the... More 

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Vickram99, Owner at Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Pooja, Greetings from the Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel! It was a pleasure having you stay with us during your visit to Cochin. Thank you for your review and I am glad that you appreciate the effort we have put in to restore and maintain this historic building that fell into ruins due to neglect. Thank you for your wonderful... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Chic luxury heritage boutique hotel in Fort Kochi. This is the latest treasure that has been created with great outdoor dining by the sea, one of the only spas that offers both western and traditional treatments in the area, and an infinity pool with great views of the sea and the English style garden. The indoor lounge is fantastic for a relaxing evening. The lighthouse bears witness to many a ship passing by and the ships that sail by seem to walk into the property. The hotel was the residence of the founder of Cochin port Sir Robert Bristow and has been receiving great reviews from all its guests. The hotel is a true sanctuary to relax and rediscover yourself. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel

Address: Beach Road, | next to INS Dronacharya, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: $77 - $230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#15 Luxury Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#16 Spa Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
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