Padikkal Residency does not pretend to be anything more than it is, a clean and comfortable home stay. We chose Padikkal over other equally priced and similar home stays in the vicinity featured on Trip advisor because they were the quickest to reply.
Despite missed flight connections and delays, Padikkal were there to meet us at the airport in the middle of the night and quickly ushered us into our air conditioned rooms upon arrival in Fort Cochin. I would highly suggest the air conditioned rooms as the white noise filters the crows and traffic sounds. The rooms are basic but spacious and were 1200 rupees per night.
We stayed at the Padikkal twice during this trip, both prior to and following our excursion to Goa. During the first stay, an internet connection was available at the main desk, but upon returning a few days later, wireless had been set up.
There's a pleasant veranda for breakfast and drinks, and a small courtyard with tables on the entry floor. The kitchen is casual but everything we ate was delicious and freshly made. I especially enjoyed being able to have the local Kerala breakfasts, as well as being allowed to hang out and be nosy in the kitchen.
All our requests were met with an affirmative smile, including late night runs for ice and morning runs for diet coke. All the drivers which were arranged for us, both taxi and rickshaw were good. When we forgot our train tickets in the lobby, the staff immediately chased us with a motorcycle and delivered the much needed tickets a few blocks away. The boys at Padikkal were among the most service oriented that we encountered during our 10 day stay.
I was throughly pleased that we got exactly what we wanted - a local experience at good cost and especially that we came away with new friends in India.
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- Also Known As:
- Padikkal Residency Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala