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“One of the highlights of Cochin”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Padikkal Residency

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Padikkal Residency
Ranked #293 of 424 Kochi (Cochin) B&B and Inns
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66 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“One of the highlights of Cochin”
Reviewed February 15, 2011

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.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 19, 2008

When we arrived, having booked by e-mail, the owner of the homestay welcomed us by name and showed us to our air-conditioned room. The room was large and fairly comfortable, with a good bed and an en suite with hot water. We probably didn't need air conditioning, as the fan worked very well, but we did enjoy it, despite the extra expense! Breakfast is 60 rupees extra, but very pleasant, with tea, toast and fruit in abundance, prepared by the family. We didn't have any other interactions with the family, who stayed in a separate part of the house, but when we required anything, they were prompt and very polite and pleasant. We were completely satisfied with our stay. The homestay is a 5-10 minute walk from Princess Street and the Chinese fishing nets, and a 2 minute walk from the basilica and a rather good Italian restaurant called Upstairs.

  • Liked — The large room, great air conditioning, and well-organised, prompt e-mail communication
  • Disliked — The 5-10 minute walk home from the centre of town is a little stressful at night due to uneven roads
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Padikkal Residency
Address: Njalipparambu Junction 1/1206 Padikkal Residency K B Jacob Road | Njalipparambu Junction, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #293 of 424 B&Bs / Inns in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Padikkal Residency 1.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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