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“Centrally located, great place to stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Arches
Ranked #29 of 195 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
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NSW AUSTRALIA
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536 reviews
97 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
“Centrally located, great place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

We were very happy with Arches, extremely clean, great hot shower and very strong wifi, could use our computer in our room, laying on the bed, a one and only experience for our three week trip. Breakfast was delicious served from their roof top restaurant, all very professional and we appreciated the option of some baked beans with our egg etc Whilst the room was not huge we found it very well set out. Rose Street whilst close to everything is in a very quiet street and we slept very well each night.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

This hotel is at a very good spot, just seconds away from the sea. The colonial architecture, the traditional decor indoors and the comfortably plush rooms give a really good feeling. The staff was very helpful and polite. Don't miss the breakfast at the rooftop looking down upon the treetops and out onto the church of St.Francis. Very magical :-)

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Cochin, Kerala, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

my business trip was a good one. the staff was very helpful and manageable. the rooms are clean and good. i would recommend this to any family or business peoples. very good ratings. i enjoyed my stay a lot. Praveen.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Hotel Arches is a very choice as a place to stay in Cochin: very well located (close to the Chinese nest and on a quiet street), good rooms, nice staff, terrace on the roof..A very pleasant small simple hotel, just right and historic in itself for the historic area of Kochi. Room adequate, mattress firm. Staff pleasant.Roof top restaurant has quite a panoramic view

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We stayed here for 1 night. The hotel is clean and comfortable. When we arrived the staff on reception were helpful and welcoming - giving us all a beautiful smelling neck garland and refreshing fresh coconut. We had a lovely meal in the roof top restaurant and the waiters were very attentive, even bringing us a mosquito coil. Unfortunately we had to leave very early to go to see the elephants being washed at Kodanand and were pleased to be told that breakfast boxes would be given to us in the morning. However, when we checked out and asked at reception the following morning the person on reception didn't seem to know what we were talking about, telling us boxes were not available and so we left without any food - which didn't go down too well with our 17 year old son. To add to his disappointment when we were waiting at the river to watch the elephants, another group arrived carrying breakfast boxes with the Arches name on them! However this was the only disappointment to our stay. We would recommend a stay here.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

I stayed on 1 night with my family 2 adults on 19Jul12. It was impressive that they have earned about 5 TA rewards of excellence in recent years. Of course the service was delivered as the rewards they 've deserved.

will give a full 5 star even though the a/c is a bit noisy in my room + the wifi reception wasn't good at the lobby but you are too perfect so the minor issue can be ignored!

Keep up your good work.

Room Tip: walking distance to the cochin fort to see chinese fishing net!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Thank QiongWU
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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Hotel Arches is a very choice as a place to stay in Cochin: very well located (close to the Chinese nest and on a quiet street), good rooms, nice staff, terrace on the roof... I stayed there for 6 days, and this was just nice (they even found a doctor to me because some bad flu...). I spent hours typing on my laptop (I am a writer) on the terrace, just perfect. After discussion and because this was the monsoon season, I got a very good price.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Hotel Arches

Property: Hotel Arches
Address: Rose Street | next to St. Francis Church, Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#7 Family Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Arches 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built at the heart of enchanting historic Fort Cochin across from the famous St.Francis Church, Arches distills and blends the essence of our European heritage and cosmopolitan temperament. The hotel’s beautifully detailed colonial architecture welcomes you into a cool respite of tile floors and wooden ceilings. Come enjoy the warmth of our traditional furnishings, handcrafted by local master cabinetmakers. Each room has a well-appointed modern bath and air conditioning for your comfort. Stay in touch at our modern business center with internet access. Open Room- our roof top restaurant has quite a panoramic view and serves a fine cuisine, a fusion of east and west. Take in the charming tree top vista of the settlement’s roofs and spires under traditional tiled entertainment space. Be assured that hotel staff and management will do their utmost to make your stay both pleasant and convenient during your visit in our community ... more   less 
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