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“Certainly your best option in Cochin!!”
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Kapithan's Inn
Ranked #197 of 442 Kochi (Cochin) B&B and Inns
Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
“Certainly your best option in Cochin!!”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

Of course, your best option if you are looking to share the culture in Cochin with the real people that live there! If not, you always have the fancy over priced hotels, 'the white reservation', but i guess you would not be looking at trip advisor because your secretary might be doing all the jogging for you.

so, a few words on the Kapithan: absolutetly delightful in a great location in the centre of Fort Cochin. it is a family run business with all you might need : air conditioning, fresh and comfortable double bedrooms, spacious showers ... and most importantly the warmth and smiles of the family host!

Bestest, Ana

Room Tip: all rooms are great, those on the 3rd floor give out a great view of the city! p.s. if you take bre...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

Very good value - clean tidy room, good location near Fort Cochi centre, and friendly staff. We stayed here both at the beginning and end of our travels in India. We stayed in a range of 'posher' hotels, and grottier places, but Kapithan was the best value of all. Breakfast options limited, but plenly of other places for breakfast within an easy walking distance - part of the pleasure of enjoying relaxing Fort Cochi.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Gloucestershire
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

My second visit to Kapithan Inn, this time we stayed 2 days/nights instead of just 1. Again, we had a very warm welcome when we arrived and our rooms were clean and fresh and the beds very comfortable - great value for money.
Is the perfect location to walk to the Harbour and see the Chinese Fishing nets, the early morning fish market, the craft and spice markets, Kathakali dance centre, and good restuarants and tourist shops, though the latter can be a bit expensive so you may need to haggle a bit with the prices.
The owners can also arrange boat tours, dance performances and give you good advice about the local area. A really lovely place to stay. Thank you Pushpa for another lovely visit.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

A very friendly welcome from the small but spacious family-run guest house. Beautifully clean and comfortable rooms. Tucked away from the main streets but we found that a relief. Don't bother with the breakfast necessarily but we rested well there!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 21, 2012

Nothing in Fort Cochin is that much from anywhere but this homestay was pretty central though peacefull enough ensure a quiet night. We had a cottage room at the back of the house and were given a choice on arrival of upstairs or downstairs as they were only half full. As others have said its prob worth spending the little extra as our room was huge. We didnt eat here so i cant coment on the food. After check in we were left to our own devises no hard sell on anything and just what we needed.Kapithan is clean, safe theres plenty of hot water though the rather over the top shower
Is perhaps asking a bit much of water supplies! The air con is very welcome on those hot sticky nights

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Aix en provence
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Reviewed March 14, 2012

We only stayed one night here but regretted not having chosen their family cottage for the beginning of our trip. Spacious, spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated. Great location too.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Ironbridge, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 10, 2012

nice clean basic rooms with lovely helpful owners in a good locale in the centre of fort cochin.a nice relief to stay here after some of places elsewhere on the trip.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Kapithan's Inn
Address: 1/931 Near Santa Cruz Ground | K. L. Bernard Master Road, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Free Parking Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #197 of 442 B&Bs / Inns in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Kapithan's Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF PROPERTY NAME - FROM KAPITHAN INN TO KAPITHAN'S INN We have elegantly furnished cozy rooms for budget travellers with affordable prices. Rooms are avaialble Non AC and with AC, attached bathrooms with hot and cold showers. Also have exquisitely furnished modern AC suite rooms for high end travellers with TV, refrigerator, balcony etc. Family rooms are also available with 4 beds in an AC suite room. We are centrally located and have easy access to beach, historic monuments, restaurants, shops, theatre with cultural activities, yoga and meditation centres, massage parlours etc. ... more   less 
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