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Fort House
Ranked #24 of 219 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 26, 2013

We had the most wonderful meal, with efficent service ( can be uncommon in India!) The location is just so atmospheric and unforgetable.
It is possible to have a yoga class in the morning,0630hrs on the roof with Ashif, the manager What a fantastic start to the day!
Really recommend a visit.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

This hotel has a wonderful ambiance, located at the waterfront of historical Kochi we enjoyed our stay here very much. The staff is very friendly, the rooms are simple but very spacious and offer a very comfortable bathroom with a great shower. Having breakfast and dinner at the waterfront is great, the food is delicious and watching the fishermen makes the picture perfect. The highlights of Fort Kochi as just on the doorstep.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

Trapped in a wild situation in a town three hours away from Kochi, I can only thank for all they did for me. These ladies who own this place are not just business women - they respect and have a sincere approach to their visitors. She send a car to have me picked from the town where i was, made sure that I was comfortable in the hotel, asisstance was provided to find the fastest booking and came in herself to ask how my family situation back home was. Having not been able to get the ticket back home immediately, I did not find myself stuck in Kochi. I was taken care of.

It was really one of the best experiences. The greenery in their hotel, sitting on the Verandha,
a wonderful breakfast and then a massage in their Ayurveda center - I would not ever forget it all my life. Surely going to be there again!
MK2013

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

Stayed 2 separate nights. First night no TV, but not a problem, however room was only moderately clean. Breakfast on their little pier jutting out into the harbour is a delight. Watch the big ships come in whilst having a coffee. Staff are friendly. Note that they do not have an alcohol license. Eat at the Hotel Cochin Fort just 300 yds up the road and have really good seafood cooked the Indian way. Try the Prawn mango curry, or just call in for a Kingfisher beer.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

This delightful hotel has a unique ambiance, wonderful ranch-style rooms, a dining room on a pier in the harbour, and within walking distance of shops, ferries and sea front. The staff couldn't be more helpful and friendly. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

A cosy place to stay in Fort Cochin. The staff is very friendly, helpful and always there. The AC rooms are spacious and clean. The beds are really comfortable. breakfast is big and the restaurant serves in nighttime delicious food. And last but not least it is close to the boat jetty which makes visits in Ernakulum very easy. And even in walking distance to Mattancherry.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

Fort House is a cosy place in the very center of Fort Kochi. At average to high rates you would expect average to high service. I think the hotel suffered from popularity, by taking all the guests for given.

The pro's are obvious: Location is great. The hotel has a cosy boutique style. It's reasonable clean.

The con's are not too bad, but necessary to mention: a kind of "european friendliness" which means something like "we don't need you as a customer, but since you are here.... Welcome". The food is average, and the restaurant is nicely located on a pier..... With a view to heavy industry. Oh well, that's Kochi, I know.

Upon check-in we had a little incident. I had simply forgotten the passports at the previous hotel 8 hours away. Bummer! Fortunately I had a picture of them on my phone. But not of the Indian visa. Conclusion: At 9pm the hotel would not allow us to check-in (2 adults, 2 kids 6 years). Our previous hotel promised to drive all night to deliver the passports in the morning for free (thank you to outstanding Camp Noel). But that wasn't good enough. They would rather send us on the street, than offer us one night (pre-paid). That's BAD hospitality!!!

After an hour or so Camp Noel succeeded in mailing a copy of the visas, and THEN we were finally accepted. That was an unnecessary experience. My mistake to forget the passports, but come on!

Would I come back? Hmmm.... I would probably try a couple of the other classy colonial style hotels in the area.

Room Tip: In a room close to the reception you can reach the wifi-network.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Fort House

Address: | Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Beach Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#13 Romantic Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#18 Family Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: $73 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Fort House 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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