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Elphinstone Residency
Ranked #73 of 437 Kochi (Cochin) B&B and Inns
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Enjoyable stay”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

Good hotel in a good location. Attractions close. Hotel has very good restaurant. Staff very helpful. Nice shower with constant hot water. Only downside was our room was very close the restaurant which meant it could be noisy at times.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pondicherry, India
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2014

This wonderful little home away from home as they appropriately call is located in what I would call as a perfect place in this quint little town called Fort Kochi. It is at a walking distance from the St. francis church and its surrounding main heritage town while at the same time being sufficiently far away from the buzzle of the market din. The place is cozy and wecoming and glows with the warmth of the hosts who run the place. The restaurant attached is great as alluded to in the other reviews the breakfast is complimentary and great. So go ahead and book your stay and the only regret you will have is that you hadnt stayed longer. Cheers.
Ashley

Room Tip: Any room should be good
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 9, 2014

We stayed in the budget room behind the check in desk, which was excellent value and perfect for our very short stay. We arrived straight from the airport at 5am and had no trouble checking in at that hour (we had booked the room for the previous night). The guy at the desk knew all we wanted to do was sleep and let us into our room straight away. Location is good, within walking distance of shops, restaurants and the beach. The guys working there are friendly, made good recommendations for dinner and let us in on the secret that the ferry is by far the quickest way to get to Ernakulum. The only minor issue we faced was trouble getting hot water one morning, but this is to be expected really and is no big deal in 30 degree heat.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Detroit, Michigan
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29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2014

The room we ended up staying in was beautiful, just like the pictures here and spotelessly clean. However, we booked in advance through booking.com and didn't realize that we had paid for the building's only "Budget" room, which is located just behind the check-in desk and is indeed very basic. Realizing that the room we booked was nothing like the pictures, we asked if we could be upgraded because this wasn't clear at the time of booking. The guy at the desk, Ahmad, called the manager and informed us that this would be possible. We were put in a deluxe room, which was really nice, and we were very happy. The stay was great, but when we checked out, we were informed that we needed to pay the cost of the deluxe room, which was over double the budget price. We protested that this wasn't clear at check in and finally paid 2400, which was still more than the 1500 we had booked. The room was nice, and we appreciate the upgrade, but we wish there was more clarity in what we were required to pay.

Room Tip: Don't stay in the budget room, it's not worth more than Rs 800
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bengaluru, India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 31, 2013

One of the best places to stay in fort kochi, the atmosphere is homely with good staff and room. It has been maintained well and even the bathroom are well kept and neat, with hot water available round the clock.

The food at Ocenos restaurant which is situated in the same compound is the icing on the cake.It serves the best seafood cuisine around the area and hence is always packed to the hilt.The staff are very courteous and friendly. On the whole a cozy home stay at a reasonable price located walkable distance from the beach.

We faced small maintenance issues in the room like the charging plugs and one of the lights & TV not working,however we hardly stayed in the room except for a night cap so didn't affect much.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

We spent a few very pleasant days staying in one of the cottages at the Elphinstone Residency where we had a small verandah to sit and watch the peacock and parrot (it speaks Malayam, clever). The hotel location is just a short walk from the Chinese fishing nets and town centre and so a little quieter. It's close to the cultural show as well. The hotel staff were friendly, helpful and efficient and the breakfast was fresh and delicious. The bed was comfortable and the water hot. Oceanus is a great place to eat as is Dal Roti around the corner. A great place from which to enjoy lovely Cochin.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Zenil C, General Manager at Elphinstone Residency, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for your valuable review. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us at Elphinstone Residency. You have been a wonderful guest. we are happy to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We are looking forward to see you again at Fort Kochi. Thanking you once again. Promising the best of our services at all times.
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Mumbai
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

Traveled to Fort Kochi and stayed here in the cottage. Very nice and cozy cottages with friendly service. The staff goes out of their way to help you out. The food at Oceanos is ofcourse out of the world so this just ads to the charm! Would recommend this to anyone traveling to Kochi.

Room Tip: Eat at Oceanos, best food in Fort Kochi.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Zenil C, General Manager at Elphinstone Residency, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your valuable review. Its was a pleasure having you stay with us at Elphinstone Residency. You have been a wonderful guest. Happy to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us and like the Dishes we serve at Oceanos Restaurant. We are looking forward to see you again. Once again thanking you. Promising the best of our services at all times.
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Property: Elphinstone Residency
Address: Elphinstone Road | Near Fort Kochi Beach, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #73 of 437 B&Bs / Inns in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Elphinstone Residency 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A calm and peaceful atmosphere. We have in house restaurant which is the Number One restaurant in Fort Kochin named "OCEANOS." And a Cafe Named 'Buzz Deli Cafe' ... more   less 
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