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“For a hotel in the Fort Cochin area, Hotel Arches would be our only choice. Perfect for individuals or families.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Arches
Ranked #28 of 201 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
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“For a hotel in the Fort Cochin area, Hotel Arches would be our only choice. Perfect for individuals or families.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

I was actually booked into another 'homestay' hotel on a parallel street - not knowing about Arches. Came across this hotel while walking around the streets and looked up TripAdvisor. We were in Cochin for the RikshawRun (Cochin to Shillong - http://globaladventurists.com) and needed a comfortable hotel for 5 nights.
The location, the quality, the rates were perfect. In fact, compared to the 'homestay' we were getting more hotel for the money.
Breakfast is included. They will also provide typical local breakfast items like Puttu, Appam & stew, etc provided you order it the previous day. Along with the fresh juices, eggs and filter coffee, breakfast was one of the highlights of our day.
Rooms are clean. Ample running hot water without the song and drama of turning switches or faucets on. Eco-friendly in that the hot water is via a solar powered system.
All in all a perfect stay for us and will definitely consider it for any future Fort Cochin stay.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

I was booked to stay at the secret garden.several times before arriving i had called them becoz they had not taken any advance from me for the booking, but upon arrival I was told most matter of factly that some one had made a mistake, and they said it was normal for such mistakes to happen but there was no room for me! Even when I called from the airport for the directions they did not tell me that there was no room for me.the good thing was that they offered me a complimentary 2 nights stay at the hotel Arches and drove me to the arches.arches turned out to be most centrally located.walking distance from all the happening places.the room was small but it was a good budget accommodation with a decent breakfast.should I go again to cochi I might stay there.during the same trip I also stayed at the neemrana heritage 'non hotel - hotel'. This non hotel hotel was also very good but I did not think it was value for money.it was only 5 minutes away from the arches but the room was for twice the price.it will not be fair to compare arches and this heritage property but I found it over rated and not in line with the usual neemrana properties in terms of quality of the breakfast or other amenities.the food was basic in a city like cochi where they take their food very seriously.the evening were quite and there were no guests dining there.so while I may not repeat neemrana non hotel, I might stay again at arches for their no non sense approach and value for money without any snobbery of any misleading embellishments.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

One of the best hotel experience you can get worldwide at such price. Had a great time there. Excellent service quality.staffs are very co-operative .internet just for 40 rupees. But dont have a pool. Heard it have a pool service now from a friend of mine.Make it your first choice if you are going to fort kochi.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

The Arches has a very professional staff who cater for your every need but without being pushy or overly obtrusive. We felt very welcome and ‘at home’ here

The food was excellent – especially the prawns! We really enjoyed dinning on the roof-top

The room was spacious, very clean and well maintained with an excellent bathroom

The Arches is in the heart of Fort Cochin but down a quiet little street so you are not disturbed by noise yet can reach the fishing nets in just a minute or two. Very easy access to all of the other sights in Cochin. We were also able to use the hotel as a base to go for a day cruise on the backwaters, visit Cherai beach and also Kodanad elephant centre. A great place to stay.

No traffic noise to keep you awake as in most city hotels in India!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

Recently stayed here for three nights. They arranged taxi transfer from the airport for us. Very informative taxi driver who advised us on what we should do whilst in Fort kochi. Very clean, tidy hotel. Friendly and helpful staff. Rooftop restaurant had a good selection of meals and we ate there twice. Complimentary breakfasts were a treat - fresh pineapple juice, fresh fruit and eggs cooked to your preferred choice. Arrangements were made by hotel staff for a super day out in the backwaters to Breeze Homes Retreat - well worth a visit!!! Lovely meal made by the homeowner. Also worth a visit is the Kerala Folklore Museum. Great hotel and super value for money.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Seminole, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

We very much enjoyed this hotel. Our room was large and even had a small refrigerator which I appreciated because I was able to keep our bottled water cold. The room was very nice, the breakfast was beautiful and generous and the fresh fruit was beautifully fresh and cut to order. When I mentioned that I liked mangoes, I had mangoes on my plate the next day. The service was excellent and they aimed to please. The location was excellent, very close to the water and the Chinese fishing nets. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

We certainly paid a lot less than the price quoted on Tripadvisor - I guess it was a quiet night because we walked in and the reception quoted us a price that was quite comparable to the other hotels around it. Little did we know that the standard of service was much higher. The rooms were spotless and came with things like a comb, fresh juice upon arrival, and the rooftop breakfast was a beautiful way to get started in the morning.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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 Family Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#7 Romantic 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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