I have been to some of the Neemrana properties and i hav enjoyed every experience , thus we selected Tower house in Kochi (the concept of training the local staff to take care of their heritage with pride is really nice).
1)location : this non-hotel hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of fort kochi and is walking distance from any of the tourist attractions.it is situated right opposite the Chinese fishing nets, where you could take a walk in the evening to watch the sunset and watch the fishermen use the nets . the only drawback of the location is that there are few shops outside the hotel , near the chinese fishing nets that play very loud music, which is very disturbing.
2) food : we had breakfast here on our arrival...unlike other Neemrana properties that i have been to, The Tower house does not serve a buffet breakfast, we were told they would serve only continental breakfast the day we arrived. the breakfast was simple and nice however i had expected more .
3) rooms: the rooms are nice , spacious and clean . the beds are extremely comfortable and we slept well.we stayed in Mossels and Pacheco.
4) staff :very nice, helpful staff...always serve with a smile,very pleasant. i found the staff one of the best things about this place. we had requested for a cake as it was my parents wedding anniversary that day and they made a wonderful cake for us!!!i do not remember all the names , but Mr. Ramesh deserves a special mention, as he was extremely helpful and attentive throughout the stay.
in the evening the hotel had arranged for a sitar and tabla show.....which was lovely...very soothing.the only problem with an outdoor show is that there are mosquitoes that make it difficult to stay outdoors for long. But i guess it is a common problem at most of the places in fort Kochi.
The pool and the lobbies are always clean and well maintained.
Overall nice place and look forward to visit again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Tower House sits facing the Chinese fishing nets, marking the spot of a 17th century light house which has given it the name. Cannon balls once fired out from its thick bastion-walls. This scallop-walled twin-house looks rather like a ship and indeed, boats were brought in on high tide and parked downstairs in its stable and dry dock! Since 1982, it is owned by Peirce Leslie. The character of The Tower House lies in its unpretentious yet proud bearing, almost grandfather like, it sits looking out over the sea, a spirit of adventure surrounds it even today, taking one back to stories of high seas told and retold over centuries. Stately colonial pillars hold up its vast, high-ceilinged halls. The generous arched doors welcoming one to step in to another world where time stretches, pauses to watch the sun set, and then moves ever so lightly towards dawn. Yes it’s the magic of spaces that have seen more history than we will ever see, spaces that we know will still be there to delight those who come long after us. The furniture is an eclectic mix with no attempt to recreate rooms of any one era or type because the residential structure was added on to. It’s the light pouring in through the windows, skylights and the vastness of the indoor spaces that make for an unforgettable experience. Most of the rooms have large four poster beds, and bathrooms that happily accommodate large tubs. The windows have views of the trees or the sea depending on where they are located. Restored to be compatible with present-day needs while maintaining its structural integrity, it reflects different periods rather than artificially being faithful to any single one. It takes you back in time, as moods and memories woven together create a fabric that is strong but sits ever so lightly. The above uncompromising principles of practical use of material and form dictated The Tower House renovation too and its adherence to these very values of being honest to the time we live in while respecting the past that has set new standards in heritage tourism. Discover the old world charm where, sailors, travellers, traders, planters feasted and danced under chandeliers, suspended from high wooden ceilings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Neemrana's Tower House Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala