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The Killians Boutique Hotel
Ranked #57 of 205 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Location and Value”
Reviewed May 22, 2014

Killans is a lovely boutique hotel, well positioned near the waterfront. Large rooms, bathrooms and all amenties with pool. The staff and Management were efficient and friendlyt and the food and service were good. Speciality is its seafood restaurant. Location is great, nearby to restaurants, attractions, shops, bus and ferry terminals.

Room Tip: Rooms with large double bed are great towards the back are good
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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Crieff, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed May 10, 2014

This is a boutique hotel very close to the ferry point and chinese fishing nets. It has a small frontage but goes back a long way. I think there are 25 bedrooms, outdoor (covered) and indoor restaurants which serve delicious food. Seafood being a speciality. There are plenty other places to eat nearby if you don't like the menu. All prices were inclusive of all taxes which is unusual as the taxes are high so can make the food look more expensive. The hotel also operates a fair tip system so provide a box for all tips and they are shared out. The hotel was being re furbished when we stayed which was fine as it was nice to see somewhere which was not hight end 5 star taking a pride in the building. Everything was clean which we have found to also be unusual.
Good place to stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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West Orange, New Jersey
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is a three story colonial style building very close to the waterfront and ferry services. Rooms are quiet and large, but dark and drab with flat panel TVs, safes and refrigerators. Ask for a room with a large bed. Mine had two very narrow (narrower than a twin) rock hard beds with covers as narrow as the bed. Bathrooms have a shower head which is not separated in any way from the rest of the bathroom so that when you shower the entire room floods before doing down the drains in the floor. AC works well and there is a ceiling fan. Service is good. The hotel has a large pool in the courtyard completely surrounded by potted plants. Good luck finding the pool ladder in this jungle. It's almost as if they don't want you to use the pool. Breakfast is the usual Indian array plus made to order omelettes.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Nottingham, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2014

The hotel is great value and right opposite one of the ferry points. But besides the lovely staff, pool and great wifi, the food in the restaurant is worth eating even if you stay else where. The Kerala Fish Platter is outstanding and so fresh.
The rooms are big and the showers great, free newspaper in the morning and all round a great place very close to the Chinese fishing nets for a bit of sightseeing
It does take 1.5 hours from the airport though!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Chicago
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

I have NO idea how they got such high reviews on TripAdvisor. None. Look at my prior reviews. I'm usually pretty positive. Really, look at them so you don't think I'm a Debbie Downer. : I don't think I've ever given a terrible review. Terrible almost seems generous here. Let's start with the positive: the a/c worked very well in my room and the room was average clean. There. That's the positive. Let's continue with the not so positive. I'll try and go in order starting with the absolute most awful and working down to semi-awful. An employee used a key to come into my room at 5am. Yep. I'm a single woman and woke up at 4am to a group of tourists checking out dragging their suitcases down the corridor. That's not the hotel's fault, I understand. However, once they all left, I heard wheels going up and down the corridor over and over again. There's no peep hole so I couldn't figure out what was happening. Were the tourists coming back for some reason? Who knew....Then I hear a key in my door. I jumped out of bed and turned the light on and opened the door. It was an employee getting the dirty linen from the rooms that had checked out. He obviously started coming into my room by mistake but that's a pretty big mistake. No knock. Just coming in. Plus it was HIM who was wheeling up and down the halls with his cart getting the linen. That really annoyed me. Next most annoying thing...breakfast the first day was decent. Not super but decent. A bit of selection - hot and cold. Then, once the majority of the hotel checked out, the second day was a couple of big bowls full of cereal and a spoon to spoon it into a small bowl, bread you could toast, and a guy to make some eggs to order. Just awful. Then there's the decor of the room. I never thought I'd be the kind of person to criticize the decor but it was so abysmal I have no choice but to comment. One or two tiny pictures on the walls, a random old table with two chairs near the bathroom and the big bed with bed tables. It was all so plain, non-descript, boring. The reason you notice it is because the room was pretty large and to not be appropriately furnished made it stand out to me. Let's move to the bathroom...everytime water went down the sink it smelled the bathroom up. The toilet paper holder fell off the wall every time you used toilet paper. It is medal so it was a great sound clanging on the tile floor. The bathroom had HALF USED TOILETRIES IN IT. I took photos but don't even want to take more time to upload them to my computer. The bathroom also was "open" meaning there was a huge floor and no divider between the shower and the toilet and the sink. When you showered the water got all over. Not sure why they designed it like that but it fit the rest of the room with being bare. A random wooden towel rack (NOTE: It isn't attached to the wall so don't pull too hard or the whole thing falls into your face) was about the most interesting feature in the bathroom. The ride from the airport is painful. I couldn't believe how long it was to get to an awful hotel in an area that wasn't very interesting to see. The only thing remotely interesting to see is the Chinese fishing nets but I would recommend staying in another part of Cochin and driving to see the nets, or actually, skip Cochin all together. TV was awful. Yes, I know. You don't go to India to watch TV but I had a hard time getting on a normal sleep schedule and woke up at 4am. Too early to walk alone that early in the dark so TV is all that remains as an option if you just want to lay in bed in the dark and try to rest/fall back to sleep. I stayed in room 209 but I don't think there are any rooms too much better than others since the hotel is an open air horseshoe. I think they claim to be a "boutique" hotel. I have a feeling "boutique" is a term similar to "organic". You never know what you will get. I at least thought there would be some charm, some character, a bit unique/different/edgy or special. Any of those words would have been nice, The Killians had none of them. OH! I forgot too that the front desk staff was awful as well. Either didn't speak English, didn't care to speak to guests, didn't notice guests, not sure. Just awful - I did forget to say the security guards seemed respectful and like they kept an eye on you to the extent they could once you left the grounds. Oh. The grounds. Nothing to speak of. A few potted plants. Pool boring. Dont' think they even had lounge chairs, just upright chairs. Signs, paint, even the poor potted plants all seemed tired and ready to leave as was I.

Room Tip: Any room at any other hotel is my recommendation. The Killians was awful.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2014

We stayed here for one night.
The room was spotless. I found the beds comfortable. The staff was very helpful!

Just note that the directions given on google maps are not completely right. It will just manage to get you near the hotel.
When I asked the locals for directions to Killians, not many knew about it. Make sure you call the hotel when you reach Fort Kochi and make them talk to your driver or a rickshaw driver.

The location is good. The Chinese Fishing nets are nearby and so are almost all the restaurants!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rochester, NY
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

we spent 2 nights here during a 2 week tour of Southern India. Our room was large, bright, spotlessly clean and quiet. The property is very well maintained, staff were delightful and attentive. Breakfast was OK, not great but adequate and we had a good meal one night in the restaurant. Definitely a good place to stay in Kochi as it was easy to walk to the old town.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Killians Boutique Hotel
Address: River Road | Post Box 22, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#21 Family Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#22 Spa Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#22 Romantic Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Killians Boutique Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Killians Boutique Hotel can be termed as a perfect synonym for "LUXURY." It is a classified 4 Star Hotel. Every room and the available posh amenities are sure to impress your senses to the maximum. You can cozy up in the warmth of your room knowing that Kochi excitement is just a walk away from your door... ... more   less 
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