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“Good Mid Range Pick”
Review of Fort INN Homestay

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Fort INN Homestay
Ranked #268 of 436 Kochi (Cochin) B&B and Inns
Vancouver, Canada
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33 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Good Mid Range Pick”
Reviewed March 9, 2009

I stayed for 5 nights at the end of December. Anusha and Thompson, the hosts, are kind and generous people. I found the room standards high. The buiding has a northern exposure and there is very little direct sun so the rooms can seem dark. I was pleased with the cleanliness of the room and the furnishings were of good standard, if not exactly my taste. Excellent location for ferry access and close to some good restaurants and the Fort Cochin seafront with the Chinese Fishing Nets.

Fort Inn is clean, quiet and felt safe and run by lovely people who really try hard to meet travellers needs.

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled solo
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Bucks
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2009

We enjoyed 4 night at this homestay and were very comfortable. Anusha and Thomson, the owners were very friendly and helpful. They let us use our rooms until 10pm and our departure to the airport for our night flight without any extra charge. The location was very good, near the ferries, Chinese fishing nets, shops and restaurants. By the way, the bakery next door is now closed.

  • Liked — Friendly hosts
  • Disliked — Balcony rather small
  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with friends
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2 Thank Candem
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South Coast
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2009

After reading some of the good reviews on Trip Advisor we have to question if they were reviewing the same place.

We were very disappointed with the accommocation that was poor on cleanliness and very dingy. The room was over furnished with 3 beds when there was only room for two, linen and towels were grubby and sheets not even ironed. There was no hot water to the shower. To compound it all there was a calender for 2007 on display in January 2009 and certainly no sign of a bakery next door that other reviews have mentioned.

  • Stayed January 2009
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3 Thank HastingsLizzie
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UK
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2008

Recommended by Kerala Ecotours. This B&B is not a smart hotel but is run by friendly, considerate people. We stayed there four nights, two of them in transit to other parts of Kerala & the family were extremely flexible and helpful about our arrivals and departures.

There is air-conditioning as well as a fan or two in each bedroom; and the place is clean and near to the attractions of Kochi including a very good restaurant three minutes walk away.

  • Liked — Its location close to the attractions of Kochiweather
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with friends
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2 Thank Gill48
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Nw York City
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2008

We stayed here for about a week. The staff is professional, the rooms are clean, the area is ideal and away from hectic traffic and noise of a highway. Being a photographer I carried many valuable items, and I never locked our door once. Anusha and her family run this place very professional. They can book tours for you, as well as houseboat stays in Allapey, as well as Khatikali theatre reservations (all walking distance) They also change money and are able to help you reserve train tickets. Internet is available in the lobby.
They kept our bags while we went on a houseboat overnight. Staff member drove me to and back from the gas station when my scooter ran out of gas, as well as to the dealership. Next door is a bakery that serves light delicious pastries. Walking distance are ferry boats, Traditional theatres, and bicycle rentals. We stayed in India for 30 days and this is the one place that felt like home.

  • Liked — The staff, the service, location, peacefulness
  • Disliked — Having to leave.
  • Stayed September 2008
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Thank neversaycant1
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NEW YORK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2008

We came across the "Fort Inn" by chance and it was the best "chance" we could have made in reference to Home Stays...
First and foremost the staff is execellent, a real family. They made us feel welcome and comfortable. Very friendly. The rooms are CLEAN.. as well as CUTE! no bugs at all....
Breakfast (by request) was REALLY tasty and made to order as we desired.
The location is center of many attractions, walking distance to the Traditional theaters, Fort Kochi beach as well as spas and shopping areas. Also right next door is a little eatery with cakes, cookies, teas and yummy sandwiches!! very convenient...
Last but not least they arranged many tours for us (with out the hassle of outsiders) as well as booked a great Boat House...
If you want a nice Homestay.. check them out you won't regret it...

Natasza~~~USA/NYC

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with friends
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Thank Pandafuzz
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 26, 2008

Great Homestay in the Centre of Cochin. Stayed there one night just before New Years in 2007/08. Rooms were clean, en-suite bath room and shower. Staff was very friendly and welcoming and all for a really good price.

Stayed December 2007
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Property: Fort INN Homestay
Address: Near Aspinwall Company, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #268 of 436 B&Bs / Inns in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Fort INN with all the laid-back splendor of a colonial villa has been transformed by a design conscious restoration. Located in the crossroads of history & conceived as a Heritage Tourist INN. Built in 1855 in Dutch Architectural style & recently restored with modern amenities and carefully decorated with country antiques & by retaining the original heritage structure. Relax in cozy elegance at the historic, 4 - room Fort Inn Homestay, Bed & Breakfast located in the heart of Cochin town is a unique combination of yesterday's charm and today's conveniences. Within walking distance of the city's best restaurants and most popular tourist attractions. ... more   less 
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Fort INN Homestay Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala

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