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“An oasis in Fort Cochin”
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Walton's Home Stay
Ranked #10 of 451 Kochi (Cochin) B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 1, 2013

We spent our final two nights in India at this homestay. This was after spending several nights touring southern India, where we stayed with locals, so this was a bit of a surprise. We had a very large and very clean room, plus air conditioning and a hot shower - what more could you ask for. Having read some of the other reveiws I surprised they thought it was basic.

Breakfast was sufficient you could have eggs, toast and fruit - all fresh.

Mr W was very helpful and provided maps of Fort Cochin, Mrs W was very proud of her garden (and rightly so) and gave us a tour.

We would stay again if we decided to go to Fort Cochin.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank bean10
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

i went to this guest house last december 2012. i had many expectations about this place also becouse i red so many good commentaries.

actually the main feature about this guest house is the owner, mr christopher walton , who is extremely professional and informative. nevertheless, apart from the personality of mr walton, i found the room and the overll aspect of the place rather poor. i paid 1700 irp, no air con, solo traveller, ( in asia if you are a solo traveller you pay for the room, no matter if you are one or two) breakfast included. the breakfast was a very normal one, no fresh fruit juice, fancy, but only bananas and papayas in pieces.

mr walton was very kind and , i repeat , very professional . if this is enough t for you then go ahead !!!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank margheritapalomba
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Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

One of the best things is that all the guests have breakfast together so it is easy to meet other travellers. Rooms are clean and quiet.
The owner Mr Walton is very helpful with ideas on what to do and see.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Thank CurlCurlSpice
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

I LOCATION
Perfect in the center of Fort Cochin, close to Chinese fishing net as well as restaurants and cafes.
II ROOM
I stayed in a garden cottage. Quiet place. Room is basic but it was clean and sufficient.
III BREAKFAST
Papayas, bananas,toasts and tasty egg dishes. Guests sit around a large oval table and it was a good occasion to exchange information on travels.
IV SERVICE
Mr&Mrs Walton are perfect hosts to make you feel at home.Mr Walton gave me an impeccable advice on how to cure diarrhea(For example,did you know that black tea with lime is very useful?).
IV FINAL COMMENTS
Staying 3 nights in Walton's in the middle of my 40 days' journey in India was refreshing and reassuring.
As far as I could judge from convesations in breakfast tables,the level of the guests was quite high, morally and intelectually.

Room Tip: For garden cottage, I reserved well in advance.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank globetrottingloner
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

We spent 3 nights at Walton's Home stay.Mr Walton is a very nice,helpful and correct host.The homestay is well located in the center of Fort Cochin.Rooms and common homestay area are very neat and tidy.Breakfast is good with omelette,toast,butter,jam and bananas.The staff is very friendly as well as Mr Waltons wife who also prepared the breakfast.
Good value for money!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank c2008p
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

This is the best place we've stayed in our entire time in India, Mr Walton and his family are friendly and provide excellent service, nothing is too much trouble for them. The rooms are immaculately kept and thoroughly cleaned every day, linen and towels were spotless and breakfast was great, the location is excellent right in the centre of Princess street but the rooms are set in a courtyard arrangement at the back of the building which means they are quiet and relaxing. Nice extras like the map and local info Mr Walton provides and huge onsite book exchange are great bonuses. This place is great value for money, I would thoroughly recommend staying here.

Room Tip: Ground floor room in the garden has a TV while smaller upstairs one doesn't, if this is a desire...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank AKKL82
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

We faund Mr.Walton home stay via L. Planet .It was great experience ,very clean and great service I highly recommend Mr.Walton house.Our room was with AC with nice little garden around .We will defenly return to this magical place .

  • Stayed: November 2011
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Thank 1ABOR
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Additional Information about Walton's Home Stay

Address: Princess Street, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
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Ranked #10 of 451 B&Bs / Inns in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: $19 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This relaxing and serene home stay is run by a Catholic family in a Centuries old Dutch building. It is centrally located on Princes street - one of the earliest streets laid out in Fort Cochin, beside the many shops, the Cozy streets, cafe's and restaurant's which are conveniently located near by. In this family run home stay, we pride ourselves on a high standard of friendly cheerful service which caters to the needs of the whole family. ... more   less 
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Walton's Home Stay Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala

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