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Gama Heritage Residency
Ranked #120 of 201 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
Moka
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2012

I stayed at Gama as part of a travel group tour. The staff was welcoming to me. The room was comfortable and clean.
Breakfast was just ok. It was quite plain and expensive.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2012

This hotel is in a good location if you want to walk around Ft. Cochin, and it is safe and clean. It has air conditioning and rooms with TVs and refrigerators, and hot water in the bathrooms, and decent sheets and pillows. But for the price, there are certainly other hotels and homestays in the area that offer more charm! The halls are long and "clinical" looking, the rooms are cramped and totally sterile. Until we learned otherwise, we suspected it had been built as a monestary or church related barrack. Staff were polite, although we often felt as if they didn't understand English at the front desk. The breakfast room was spacious and we really enjoyed the breakfast and the service there. The outside of the place looks nice but the inside is just begging for an interior decorator to come and get rid of the feeling that you have landed in a very bleak hospital. The history of Ft. Cochin is so rich, it just seems tragic that this hotel can't develop a more hospitable and interesting decor.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2012

Nice and clean but for what it is it is overpriced. We have been in places of similar standard for nearly half the price. We arrived late at night and had to take it. (Rs 2000/ dbl, no air-con and sleep depriving mosquitos).
The rooms are pleasant (but small) and the breakfast room is spacious with good service.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2011

Me and my sister were on an organised tour and the tour company used this hotel as the first stop to collect everyone together. However, due to travel arrangements, we got there a day early and the hotel had no record of is being there, despite us providing vouchers etc. The manager was extremely rude. Anyway after a few calls, the staff received a call to say yes, we were due to arrive, and could we please have a room. After that, everyone changed their tune and became very friendly! Anyway, that aside, the staff were great, the rooms were very clean and tidy, and it proved to be a good base to go explorting.

  • Stayed November 2011
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2011

I stayed at the Gama Heritage as a start to the Gap "Beaches & Backwaters" tour. I arrived a day early and found the hotel to be very convenient. A short walk from the beach, I felt very safe a solo female. Ate dinner at Oceanos, just around the corner and I highly recommend both the food and the service. Gama was very basic, but what do you expect from that type of lodging? My only real complaint was the thin, hard mattress I had, but that seemed to be standard in South India.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2011

Gama Heritage Residency, at Fort Kochi was our first stop on our tour of Kerala.Its stark white facade ,arched windows and red tiled roofing made it appear more like a chapel and it did not come as a surprise to know that it belonged to the church.Nothing glamorous but very beckoning.The staff ,though not in uniform,presented a very pleasing picture and their courtesy and graciousness was extended with a welcome drink which put as at complete ease.The deluxe room allotted to us was unusually very spacious and homely.The clean beds,with a wardrobe,t.v.,an extra bed,two single seaters and a coffee table were quite adequate.Only thing lacking was a rack to keep the suitcases.The décor was very simple and the room with its adjoining bathroom with a large powder room can be termed only functional.The bathroom could do with a shower stall.The package included only breakfast and the kitchen staff went out of the way to serve us tasty breakfast to suit our palate.Being ideally located near the beach,it was not difficult finding places to eat lunch and dinner.On the whole,we came away with good memories of our stay at Fort Kochi and the Hotel surely contributed to that!!!!!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle Upon Tyne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2011

We stayed here as part of a Beaches and Backwaters tour with gap adventures, and it was one of my favourite hotels on the trip.

Compared to other 'basic' accommodation we stayed the Gama Heritage was wonderfully clean! Although the rooms are basic, the large basic bathroom was perfect, the beds were comfortable and clean.

The staff were lovely, very keen to help. And the little puppy Wilf, who lived in the security house at the entrance was a delight each morning, wagging his tail wanting to say hello.

It is a great location only a few minutes walk to the fishing nets at Fort Kocki. It's a wonderful area, with so many fantastic restaurants nearby.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: Gama Heritage Residency
Address: Gama Heritage Residency Bishop Joseph Kureethara Road, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Restaurant
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Ranked #120 of 201 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Gama Heritage Residency 1*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The last of the heritage trilogy is the Gama Heritage. The name itself is synonymous with its Portuguese connection that is related to Vasco De Gama. The resort takes us to a bygone era, which witnessed a huge change in the historical as well as the cultural scenario of Kerala. The architecture of Kerala also saw a significant transformation with the foreign connections coming in. This is evident from the structural designs of Bishops house of Kochi Diocese and the Indo-Portuguese museum as well and its located inside the bishop house, Fort Cochin. The location is very quiet and calm atmosphere and walkable distance to the beach (2 min), Chinese fishing net(4min). Friendly people, homely atmosphere, 24-hr service with better facilities. ... more   less 
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