The non-hotel Hotel describes Le Colonial perfectly. This Colonial Mansion is wonderful, we stayed in the room Major Petrie, with its huge Four Poster bed, Polished wooded Floors and a fantastic bathroom, both the bathroom and bedroom have shuttered windows overlooking the Church next door...so romantic.
The staff are very kind and nothing is to much for them. The chef is an artist, and will adapt his food to your taste or dietary needs.
I felt so welcome and at home here, my partner is French and one member of staff made a lot of effort to communicate in his language, although we both speak English. In fact I have posted this young man a French Grammar book to encourage his efforts !
This is my first stay in a Neemrana Hotel, but it certainly will not be this last. Elegance, charm and a real desire to make their guests feel welcome and at home describes their philosophy.
This was my first stop during a three week holiday travelling around Kerala, and although I stayed in 6 other hotels or resorts during my visit (all 4 or 5 star) Le Colonial was by far the best.
Finally their internet site is really easy to use, and if you book direct you can choose your room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Le Colonial, by the Chinese fishing nets of Fort Cochin, is probably Asia's oldest colonial house, dating back to 1506. Located in the very heart of Fort Cochin, right next to Saint Francis Church, this legendary house is said to have housed the Saint as also Vasco de Gama. After 150 years as the Portuguese Governor's residence, it was one of the very few houses not to have been destroyed when the Dutch took Fort Cochin. It then housed the Dutch Governors for a century and a half, until Jan van Spall sold it to the British in 1795. In turn, they passed it on to the J. Thomas, the renowned tea trader. These five captive centuries of history have been lovingly restored and the hotel is a true living museum. Treasures of art from the colonial past have revived that era, turning Le Colonial into a "Club" and meeting point for the discerning travelers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Neemrana's Le Colonial Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India