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Review of Johnson Homestay Fort Cochin

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Johnson Homestay Fort Cochin
Ranked #80 of 424 Kochi (Cochin) B&B and Inns
Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Staying in a real home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2012

We visited Fort Kochi in February 2012 and had wanted to stay at Johnson's Homestay because we already knew him as an excellent rickshaw driver from an earlier visit.
However, his homestay was fully booked. So we only visited, saw the place, talked with him and his lovely family - and were invited for dinner together with the B&B-guests in the evening. What a lovely experience! We sat on the floor, enjoying the delicious meal prepared by his wife. The hospitality, the open-mindness and the sense of humour made it an unforgettable evening.
We liked the rooms we saw (ensuite bathrooms) and we enjoyed the roof terrace and the genuine village atmosphere, where neighbours and friends popped in and out.
By the way, the Jonhsons' two sons are gorgeuos. What a lovely family to stay with!
A tip for you: If you cannot stay at Johnson's Homestay, at least treat yourself to an unusually interesting rickshaw sightseeing in Fort Kochi. Johnson knows all the "secret" places, and he speaks English.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2012

The family is very nice and helpful. We had a great 10 days there. The food is very tasty, we had breakfast and lunch a couple of times. Realy good homemade Kreala food :)

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Almelo, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2012

This really is a lovely homestay! The people are incredibly sweet; Johnson will help you with whatever he can and Elisabeth can cook the best meals. They have two nice & clean rooms with all the Western facilities, it's situated in a nice quiet area no more than 10 minutes walk from the fishingnets. We couldn't wish for more!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kodaikanal, India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2011

This is a great homestay in Cochin. It is close to the town. The family in very kind and they can give you some nice insider tips of what you have to see, what to take care about or where to eat.
I felt like a second home here and so I can recommand everybody to check it out!!!!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Timbo373
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Warsaw, Poland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2011

Johnson from Fort Cochin
very nice family atmosphere, clean, quietly, intimate.
they have 2 separeted rooms with bathrooms
speaking english, access to internet. just a few minutes from down town
value for money!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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6 Thank czobi
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Turin, Italy
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53 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2011

I went there with 3 friends of mine, there are 2 big rooms with fan that the family cleaned as soon as we arrived. You don't have to believe taxi drivers that say it's far from the centre of fort cochin: it's 5 minutes walking distance and the position is much more appreciable than hotels in the touristic shop area. Beside the family will be welcoming you and would be available to help you in planning your journey. It is possible to eat at homestay too and the cooking is delicious. must try!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank lenorebeadsman
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Paris, France
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2011

A great place that really made us feel like home ! Clean room, clean bathroom, good breakfast with fresh fruits everyday ! And the best part : a great welcoming !

Really a great place to stay in Kochi ....

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Beenstoc
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Property: Johnson Homestay Fort Cochin
Address: ESI Road, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #80 of 424 B&Bs / Inns in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Two rooms with attached bathroom with breakfast and high-speed internet. ... more   less 
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