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Green Woods-Bethlehem
Ranked #14 of 205 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
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Hillerod, Denmark
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“Great home stay”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

What a great home stay. It is situated in a nice area close to the interesting places. The room was clean but basic room, the breakfast was great. The family was very helpful and gives good advises to things to see

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

For it's price range, this is an excellent shout. The hosts are so caring, when one of us came down with a chest infection we were provided with copious bananas, vast amounts of hot water, a taxi was called and we were gently bundled off to a doctor ( who was incredible- and cost less than 5 pounds. Sick travellers in Kochi, take note). We then spent the rest of our stay reassuring a worried looking mummy host we were okay - she was never interfering but always gracious in checking in on us, and would have made my own mother proud. Our room was simple and not huge, but clean, but what really made this such a great choice is the lush garden it's set in - the great homemafe breakfast in a canopy - staring out at birds and leaves- felt like we were in a hotel five times the price. A great place - if we were to return to Kochi we'd book it without thinking twice - and the older, slightly wealthier members of our family would adore it too - when we took my aunt and her friends round they coo-ed and ah-ed approvingly - this place punches above it's price.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

Green woods Bethlehem is very overrated. Clearly the excellent reviews are based on the relationship the reviewers have with the owners (who are lovely) and not on the actual quality of the guesthouse.

The rooms were quite small and stuffy and over-decorated. The towels stunk and so did the water in the bathroom. There were large number of mosquitoes in the room, and no mosquito net which made for a very uncomfortable sleep.

The breakfast on the rooftop was decent but nothing special.

Not worth the money- can definitely find better!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

This is our second trip to India and a return to Greenwoods which is a very special place for us, as well as our hosts Sheeba and Ashley. The house has a gentle colonial feel set amongst tropical vegetation. What could be better waking in the morning,listening to tropical birds calling and a kingfisher on a branch outside our window overlooking a small pool. Sheeba and Ashley are as special as their beautiful homestay. Chris and Saffron

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

Everything about this place was wonderful. The owners were so friendly and kind, even giving us a piece of fruit cake when we arrived in the middle of the night. The breakfasts on the rooftop garden were lovely, and the rooms were homely and comfortable. The only problem was the large numbers of mosquitoes, I guess because there was such a lush garden and a little, stagnant pond. I know other guests had similar problems. I highly recommend this place, but take repellent and spray and a plug in to avoid being bitten!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

Sheeba, Ashley and co. are among the nicest people you will ever meet. They are truly wonderful hosts who will bend over backwards to make your stay wonderful and full of memories. The setting is pretty cool and the rooftop breakfasts are a tasty, authentic, Indian smorgasbord. Their recommendations for restaurants, shopping, sight-seeing, massage or transport won't steer you wrong. And everything is done with giant smiles. Hugs are complimentary.

Be aware that Green Woods is simple accommodation. We were given a new room on the ground floor that hadn't had fly wire put over the vents yet. That got sorted on our second day, but it did mean that for the first couple of nights, the mosquitos were fairly rampant. In this price range, you might have thought that air-con and wifi were included. They're not. The nearest internet cafe is in the centre of town and quite a walk away. But it's not too inconvenient because you'll be down that way a lot.

We stayed for a week and wouldn't have stayed anywhere else. Can't wait to get back to this place. Green Woods has given us precious memories that we will never forget, and for that it can only get an excellent rating. Go in with an open mind, make yourself at home, buy yourself some good herbal mosquito repellent, and enjoy the great homely atmosphere and unrivalled hospitality of Sheeba and Ashley at Green Woods Bethlehem!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

Such a beautiful location, really green as you can see from the photos. Sheeba was incredibly helpful, and made us feel totally at home from the moment we arrived. She really is an angel - and will not be forgotten in a hurry. Whenever I visit Fort Kochi again I will return to this place. It's a little out of the way, but it is so worth it for the place and the hosts. Massive recommendation, we stayed in Sept '11 and it has stayed warmly in my mind since then.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Green Woods-Bethlehem
Address: 11/236A,Kurishingal House | 11/236A, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#6 Romantic Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#24 Family Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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