With 4 nights in the area, we decided to stay in Ernakulam instead of lugging our stuff over to Fort Cochin on the ferry. Our room was pleasant, with a clean bathroom and A/C. Our favorite part was the guy at reception, who every day gave us personal recommendations for where and what to eat. He booked a great one day backwater tour for us, which picked us up from the hotel (be aware, they probably won't bring you all the way back).
Think twice about the laundry service, it wasn't really dried, as I see another reviewer also mentioned.
- Free Parking