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The Old Courtyard
Ranked #41 of 222 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

We did not stay here, just had a meal. The atmosphere was very pleasant but the food was aimed at Europeans. Where was Keralan food? We had a chicken curry but think it was just a sauce with raw chicken added - not cooked in the spices so not the real thing. Expensive for what it was.

Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

This is right in the centre of the Fort Kochin area and a few minutes from the chinese fishing nets (now unfortunately a rather tired , untidy and smelly attraction). Rooms are arranged around an internal courtyard which houses a restaurant open to non residents. We had a de luxe room on the first floor. It was large and pleasantly fitted out with a 4 poster but also faced out onto the main street. The two disadvantages were permanent noise and all night light from a neon sign opposite (the curtains were very thin!). Probably best to stay in a normal room toward the rear. Breakfast was good with a choice of English or Indian.

Room Tip: Stay toward the rear of the hotel - less good rooms but potentially quieter
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

We stayed for two nights at the Old Courtyard - a really beautiful old Portuguese style hotel in Kochi. The building itself is wonderfully restored, with a lovely courtyard and unique antique-furnished rooms. We were able to get one of the larger "superior" rooms, which had a beautiful 4 poster bed, and high wooden-beamed ceiling. The hotel is clean and well maintained and the staff is very helpful and friendly. The young men who worked there were absolutely adorable and charming. Probably I my only quibble would be that we found it a bit weird that they insist on full payment on arrival. We had already secured the reservation with a healthy deposit, but they wouldn't allow us to even take our bags to the room before paying the balance. We had just come off a long, hot bus ride and it would have been nice to be allowed to rest for a few minutes before sorting out payment. But even with this I would recommend the hotel - peaceful and lovely.

Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

Great place to stay when visiting Fort Kochi. This is a beautifully resorted old Jewish mansion with so much character. We were lucky to reserve the Suite Room – it was huge, very tastefully decorated with traditional antique furniture. The place gave a lavish yet very homely feel. Generally everything seemed very clean and trendy. The service was up to par, we only spent one night so really did not get much time to interact with the staff. They did give some good recommendations on local spice and saree shops (away from the pricey tourist traps). The restaurant had good food; the courtyard was perfect for morning tea and breakfast. The breakfast included in our stay was yummy. The location is perfect right in middle of all the beautiful Kochi alleys and art cafes. We would definitely go back and stay here if we ever visit Kochi again.

Room Tip: Book the Suite room if you can!
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

This is a very good property and located at Fort Cochin. Rooms are airy, spacious & well maintained. Its very close to literally everywhere. Beautiful charming hotel ,,,,,A very fresh feel, clean and everything was well placed or well located. Nice ambience, good team, good restaurants, good food. The buffet spread is generous with a wide variety. The hotel staff is extremely courteous.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

Tucked away in time, this is a nice quaint little place. The old jewish home has been restored beautifully from the state of absolute burnt down ruins, we were told. Staff were very friendly and helpful in all matters including directing us to the right places to eat despite them having a restaurant! Room was very nice with antique furniture but could have been better with a little less sounds coming through from the next rooms

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

We didn't stay here, but ate one evening in the Courtyard restaurant. Tasteful live music, great setting, attentive staff and magnificent food. Best place in town!

As a bonus, they have a nice cafe/ice cream place as well. Good when you want to chill out with real Italian coffee, cake and free wifi

Will certainly stay here next time.

Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Old Courtyard

Address: Princess Street | Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#19 Romantic Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#20 Family Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: $50 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Old Courtyard 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Old Courtyard Hotel is an authentic old Portuguese styled mansion centrally located in Fort Cochin. It has been renovated into a heritage hotel with 8 rooms suiting the architecture of the building. The rooms are furnished in colonial antique furniture on original wooden floors. All rooms are air conditioned, rooms have attached bathrooms, and we provide free wifi in the common areas but may not reach all rooms, laundry, travel desk and other amenities. Old Courtyard Hotel has a Cafe which offers sandwiches, coffee/tea, gelato and pastries. As an eight room property, we try to make the guests'experience more personalized with staff always ready to help. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Courtyard Kochi
Kochi Courtyard
The Old Courtyard Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala

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