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Sunshine Homestay Fort Cochin
Melbourne, Australia
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80 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Home away from Home”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

I stumbled accross Sunshine Home after an early bus arrival, an after reading the Abc's of happiness on the front wall - new it would be perfect!
The host was very welcoming and friendly and have enjoyed many chats over cups of tea in the morning. He even took me to an amazing local joint for breakfast - amazing traditional Indian food!
The rooms are cheap, clean, beds soft, and the whole place just has an amazing energy that makes you want to stay. You can even use the kitchen to create your own delights.
Great location and very central to everything you need - ferry, bus, fish market, restaurants. Too easy!!

Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Anjuna, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013

Every traveler should stay here. for one you cannot beat the prices, the chill vibe, the location in Fort Cochin and the hosts. Extremely open and helpful, the hosts see you as more than a customer and go out of their way to make sure you feel comfortable. Furthermore, you don't feel like you're being sold something constantly either even though they do have tour options here.

also a great way to meet other travelers!

  • Stayed November 2013
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Berlin, Germany
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2013

I was in the ols Sunshine last year for 2 month. They are very kind people and they are helpful. They cooked for me on Chrismas a very good dinner and we had nice talkings many times. the price is good and can recommand to stay with them.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Cologne, Germany
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

Very simple non a/c double room with own bathroom for 500 rs per night without breakfast. The owner was very friendly and helpful. However, a bit more cleanliness in the bathroom and love too detail (no shelves etc) in the room would've been nice. Still - if you're looking for a simple budget accomodation in a central location - this is ok.

Stayed October 2013
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Seoul
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

I visited here on a friend's recommendation but was so disappointed. When I entered the room, there were quite a lot of hair on the floor here and there which was obviously not mine. It just gave an impression the room was not cleaned and ready properly. The bathroom gave off stale smell to the small room. No amenities were given but it can be understandable if it was the policy. The rate was reasonable but not willing to stay again here.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

Stayed at Sunshine for a couple of nights in February 2012.
Pros: Very clean and spacious room and bathroom. Incredibly nice and helpful staff who took us across town to find a tailor for the sari blouses we had just purchased.
Cons: no hot water (it didn't matter too much though given the climate) and no musquito net (-> we had to keep the windows closed at night -> we didn't get much sleep).

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

Very friendly people welcome you in their home. For a verry god price, you can enjoy the full house. Th rooms and bathroom are clean. Verry well situated in Fort Cochin, in this home stay you can use all the house as if it was yours. Roof, terrace, kitchen, living room...

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Sunshine Homestay Fort Cochin

Property: Sunshine Homestay Fort Cochin
Address: Fort Cochin, Fortnagar, Kochi (Cochin), India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #98 of 421 Specialty Lodging in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sunshine Home offers a quiet place in which you can get some peace of mind. Opened only a few weeks ago, the building and interior are new. It is located in Fort Nagar, which is just a few minutes walk from the bus stand, the Chinese fishing nets, the beach, Princess street, Santa Cruz Basilica and St. Francis Church. The rooms vary from a single-bed room with a shared shower, to double-bed rooms with included shower. During the evening time, you can relax and catch some fresh air on the roof, or just choose to dry your cloths there ;) ... more   less 
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Sunshine Homestay Fort Cochin Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala

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