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“Gorgeous boutique hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Old Harbour Hotel
Ranked #2 of 201 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
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Melbourne
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Gorgeous boutique hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

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We had such a wonderful time at this delightful boutique hotel last week.We had 3 nights but wished we could have stayed longer.The room was gorgeous,The Tower room( garden room) with a balcony overlooking the lotus pond ,garden and pool.Yoga was a bonus on the roof top in the morning.However, the staff were outstanding ....all of them and we wish to thank Jude,Pablo, Vonnita and all the staff for their friendliness and attentiveness.
The hotel is in a good position in Fort Cochin and with easy access to all the attractions and close to the ferries.The pool is refreshing( all the other swimming pools in southern India had water that was far too warm,) and of good size.We met other travelers that were staying at the 2 other big hotels but commented that they much preferred the Old Harbour since it was much more intimate and Boutiquey!Dinner in the evening was a delight with candlelight tables and Indian music ( sitar and tabla)and we had delicious food.
Thankyou to everyone at the Old Harbour we so enjoyed our stay and should we return to serene Fort Cochin and indeed we hope so ,we wouldn't stay anywhere else.

Room Tip: The tower room was a very light room with a balcony and good view over the lotus pond,garden and poo...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

This hotel was a delight, so well presented. We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay. Its location across from the Chinese fishing nets and in Kochi Fort was very convenient. We had a garden view room which was lovely and well appointed. The swimming pool was so refreshing ( but watch out on the tiles around the pool as they can be very slippery when wet) and the garden with water lily pond was well tended and restful. Meals were excellent. I would definitely stay here again.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

We spent four wonderful nights in this lovely hotel in Fort Kochi. It is a beautiful and calm oasis with outstanding staff. We stayed in one of the cottage rooms with an outside shower. Wonderful experience. The hotel is near the Chinese fishing nets and with a tuk-tuk or a ferry boat it was easy for us to travel anywhere around the city. We loved all of the staff members and appreciated how they went out of their way to make our stay a truly memorable one. I wish all hotels around the world had staff who were like those at the Old Harbour Hotel. We ate breakfast and dinner at the hotel and enjoyed the food and the magical ambiance that is created in the evening with candles, hanging lights and live Indian classical music beside the pool. Having stayed in many boutique hotels around the world, the Old Harbour is truly outstanding In all respects. We loved our experience and will recommend it to all our friends. Fabulous!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

Lovely, friendly hotel close to the fishing nets. Very comfortable, clean and well proportioned room. Great breakfast with staff who helped us out with everything we needed. Beautiful pool as well and the lights and music to accompany the evening meal were very atmospheric. Would thoroughly recommend for a relaxing stay.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

Wonderful hotel across park from the famous fishing nets. Room comfortable with view of garden and pool, breakfast delicious (my favorite the dosa with potato curry and fried egg on top) and friendly staff made our view memorable. Enjoyed the yoke sessions on the roof each morning. Would love to return

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

This hotel looks exactly like the pictures on their website. Very chic. Breakfast was lovely, different from the other hotels that i stayed on this trip. Will definitely stay here again given the opportunity.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for two nights and didn't want to leave!!

The hotel is exactly as shown in the photos and so we opted to stay in a suite. It was worth every penny! We stayed in the Bastion Suite which overlooks the garden and main road.

The room is big, clean and historic. The room has everything you'd want, except a TV. This wasn't a problem as we just spent time reading books or chilling in the wonderful garden.

The hotel's restaurant is nice, and not that expensive.

Staff are excellent!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Old Harbour Hotel
Address: 1/328 Tower Road | Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#1 Family Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#6 Business Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Old Harbour Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the heart of ancient Fort Cochin, Kerala, a place that exudes history and culture, is the 'Old Harbour Hotel.' A 300 year-old building that has for long been a heritage monument of this town, now reopened as a boutique hotel. Built in the Dutch style of architecture with hints of Portuguese influences, it was the first hotel of old Cochin. Later it remained a residential home to employees of English Tea broking firms until it was left unused for a period of time. ... more   less 
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Old Harbour Kochi
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