This is the type of hotel that I personally adore. A place that has character, personality and that offers all the comforts of home. Le Colonial it is!! Great location, very attentive staff, specially, the two young men that work around the hotel, serving meals, drinks, and attending to all your needs. A hotel with delicious food, comfortable rooms and a lovely pool. What else can anyone ask for!
The hotel is decorated with colonial style furniture and interesting memorabilia.
We stayed at "Major Petrie" Room, excellent in every way, with a wonderful four poster bed, sitting area, armoire for your clothes, a desk and lots of colonial pictures. The bathroom was large and lovely, with both a separate shower and bathtub, double sink area, with lots of counter space and quality toiletries.
The only thing missing was tea/coffee making facilities, not a great deal, as they had very refreshing lassis, which we ordered, while enjoying the very inviting swimming pool.
We had dinner both evenings at the hotel. The first was seafood and the second Indian. Both very good! Breafkast was also excellent and plenty, with coffee/tea, fruit, yogurt, eggs cooked to order and/or dosas.
The location of Le Colonial is perfect...close to the Chinese fishing nets and to shops, cafes and churches. We spent two, very enjoyable days/nights, at this beautiful boutique hotel. Highly recommended.
Do not miss the opportunity to attend a Kathakali performance...unique and different. Make sure that you attend the make-up sesssion prior to the show.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Le Colonial, by the Chinese fishing nets of Fort Cochin, is probably Asia's oldest colonial house, dating back to 1506. Located in the very heart of Fort Cochin, right next to Saint Francis Church, this legendary house is said to have housed the Saint as also Vasco de Gama. After 150 years as the Portuguese Governor's residence, it was one of the very few houses not to have been destroyed when the Dutch took Fort Cochin. It then housed the Dutch Governors for a century and a half, until Jan van Spall sold it to the British in 1795. In turn, they passed it on to the J. Thomas, the renowned tea trader. These five captive centuries of history have been lovingly restored and the hotel is a true living museum. Treasures of art from the colonial past have revived that era, turning Le Colonial into a "Club" and meeting point for the discerning travelers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Neemrana's Le Colonial Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala