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Vintage Inn
Ranked #51 of 210 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Pricey for what you get. Better options out there...”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

Good aspects:
1 - great location in Fort Cochin. You can't do better than this
2 - courteous and helpful staff
3 - internet is free and fast* (see below)

Bad aspects:
1 - a TON of mosquitoes. I stayed here in October, after mosquito season, and yet it was like a mosquito heaven. They need to get some All Out. You should bring some bug spray.
2 - the bathroom is quite dirty. Every time we showerd the entire bathroom got this musty moldy smell and no one could go in there for at lease 30 minutes.
3 - while the internet is free and fast, you can only access it in the lobby. This is okay, but the nightly receptionist/watchman, an 80 something year old man who doesnt speak english and who has no teeth, sleeps in the lobby and goes to bed at 9 pm every night. so you can really only use it until 9, which can be difficult if you are out all day and just get back from dinner at 8:30.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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45 reviews
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

Very neat and clean place for folks on a budget. The family which runs the place is warm and welcoming. Breakfast is limited to options of eggs, toast, jam, butter, coffee/tea, porridge, corn flakes with hot or cold milk, however that was fine with us. It is a 5 min walk from Princess/Burgher Sts and walking distance from most sights around the Fort Cochin area. Hot water was available for 24 hours. Antony, the manager, helped to organize tickets for a back water cruise and taxis when we required it. Lunch or Dinner is not available, however there are lots of options around the area and should you wish to get food delivered, you can use the crockery from the kitchen and use the dining area. There is computer in the shared living room area, which folks can use. Double AC room costs Rs 1500 per day. All in all, a very nice convenient place to stay in Fort Cochin.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Jennifer R
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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137 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2012

The rooms and bathrooms were very clean and included hot water! Bed-sheets were spotless and there was ample space to hang clothes in the room.
Stayed at this hotel for a 3 days longer than I had planned since it was nice, clean and relaxing. Only a 10-15 minute walk to the main fort area where all the restaurants are located. Staff are very friendly.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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Berlin
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26 reviews
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

Good value accomodation. 5 - 10 minutes walk from the centre of Fort Cochi. The rooms are very clean and reasonably priced (from Rs 300 in off season). Free WIFI in the lobby. Breakfast is served on an outside verandah. The owner and staff are very friendly and helpful. Even the watchman has a smile everyday if you come back at night. Recomended.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Bengaluru, India
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86 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2012

We had a stay for some days. Antoni was helpful in guiding us to different restaurants in city to arranging for backwater trips. It is near by to beaches , Chinese fishing nets , churches , ferry station or ATM. Comfortable clean rooms. A budget hotel @ the centre of the city .

Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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2 Thank iakarsh
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Perth WA
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10 reviews
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

I stayed at the Vintage Inn for 7 nights which is possibly a little longer than the average visitor to Kochi. The location was OK for the attractions of Kochi, and the local shops. The room was large, I had a double to myself, and most important it was clean. There was a ceiling fan and an air conditioner in the room and a TV. Free access to the computer in the lounge was a bonus and the manager Antony and his staff were most helpful in arranging taxis. Breakfast on the alfresco balcony was very pleasant.

Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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2 Thank Eldertofu
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Bengaluru, India
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12 reviews
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Reviewed February 29, 2012

The staff is incredibly nice and greeted us at 2am with cold bottled water and smiles. The rooms are very basic but spacious. The bathrooms are clean. Room service was prompt and fairly tasty. The location was perfect for a ten minute walk to Princess Street. We enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Sarah B
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Additional Information about Vintage Inn

Property: Vintage Inn
Address: Rids Dale Branch Road,, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Best Value Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#19 Romantic Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#29 Family Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vintage Inn is located near Santa Cruz Basilica - Fort Cochin, the historic church which was built by the Portuguese and elevated to a cathedral by Pope Paul IV in 1558. The church was later proclaimed a Basilica in 1984 by Pope John Paul II. Vintage Inn is a family run guesthouse offering bright, airy, spacious and impeccably clean rooms. Most rooms have private balconies and terrace. Watch the palm trees blowing in the wind and listen to the birds. The terrace at tree top level is a delight both for breakfast and evening gatherings. A quite and peaceful location for comfortable homely stay and above all short distances to all famous places in Fort Cochin and Mattanchery. The Inn is surrounded by coconut trees with lovely lawn and garden for the cool evenings.Well-furnished and comfortable lobby Spacious A/c and non A/c rooms with modern amenities and bath attached Terrace (Most Rooms) Breakfast and light refreshments. Laundry Service, 24 hrs hot showers (Solar Water heater) and cold showers Mosquito proof screened windows During power failure - Stand by Generator. International and short distance telephone facility . Internet access , Free WIFI, Village back waters on country boats / house boats. ... more   less 
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