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“Clean, spacious and well located guest house”
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Orion Holidays
Ranked #74 of 459 Kochi (Cochin) B&B and Inns
Reviewed August 29, 2013

I would recommend Orion Skywings as a clean and spacious bugdet hotel in Fort Cochin. It's well located, has comfortable rooms with lovely balcony sit-out, delicious breakfasts and very helpful staff. Harry gave us lots of advice and was always available to help. He arranged bicycle hire for us which was a great way to explore the area. An enjoyable stay!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

I stayed at Orion Holidays during the month of January 2013, and the place was clean with very beautiful garden and surroundings. I recommend this property to persons visiting Fortkochi. The place is close to the main centre and just 3 minutes walk to the beach. All important Tourist Centres are close to this home stay.

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

What would you say to a prim little bunglow with a small garden right in the heart of Cochin? Add to that the fact that the rooms are large and very clean, with spacious and modern bathrooms.. and you have your perfect haven right in the Fort Kochi area! I loved it there for many reasons - most of all because of the warm hospitality of the owners and the manager.

The house itself spells comfort, and the rooms were extremely good value for the money we paid. In fact, I couldn't have asked for more in terms of comfort and cleanliness at any price! The location was also very convenient for our 2 day-stay, as all the places we wanted to explore were very close at hand (some even a walking distance away!). In the evening you could take a walk to the beach (taken about 5 minutes) and have dinner at some of the authentic Portuguese restaurants around the area. And don't miss the simple home-made breakfast prepared by the cook at the homestay!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

Travelling in India on the cheap, we got our share of dirty, cramped and inconvenient places. This is not the case in Orion Skywings. The rooms have a lot of space (bathrooms are incredibly large for India), and are equipped with fan/AC, and a TV set. Wi-fi also works well. Everything was very clean.

The hotel is located at a pleasant 10-minute walk from the action in Fort Kochi (20 from the ferry to Ernakulam, but that's a 20-rupee rickshaw ride). The manager is really helpful, and can arrange boat trips through the Keralan backwaters.

When we were there, there were small 30-minute power cuts (3 a day) every day. This may not seem as much, but in the scorching Keralan heat half an hour without AC or fan can make sleep unbearable and your life miserable. Make sure the manager agrees to turn on the generator at all these times (some are in the middle of the night). Don't forget to bargain, epecially if it's a low season - we've got a really excellent price there.

Room Tip: Try not to take the room on the ground floor, as it is located just beside the generator, and the no...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

a very clean and beautiful place located near to all prime sites in kochi. The services rendered by the owner and staffs are outstanding. A place that all would love to stay. Thanks for making our stay even more memorable.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

I've stayed at the Orion for the second time already and I really love what you get here for little money. The room was very clean, had an TV, huge bathroom and a silent peaceful ambience. The only problem was that there were power cuts in the nights but this isn't the hotel's fault I guess. There is also free Wifi and for a little charge you can use the computer and printer. The staff is very helpful, also for tour and taxi bookings. I would come here definitely again if I ever come back to Fort Kochin.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

I've come to India many times. And I must that Orion is one of the finest places ive seen.. the services offered are excellent. The family too is great.. And I would surely recommend this homestay to everyone...

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Address: 926 K L Barnad Master Road | Njaliparambu Junction, Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #74 of 459 B&Bs / Inns in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: $31 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Orion Holidays 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A versatile home stay at Fort Cochin. A place where many world civilizations rose and fell. Having its unforgettable and irresistible historical monuments. Rich with the adornments of the heaven crafted backwaters and plush greenery. Offers you tailor-made tour packages which fit your budget and cool off your soul, traditional and folklore art performances, backwater cruise lets you feel the lap of mother nature, trekking packages lets you feel the wilder side of life. ... more   less 
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