Stayed here recently at the start of our Kerelan tour and it was delighful.As soon as we walked in we felt at home,everyone was so friendly and genuinely warm.The room was very large as was the bathroom which had the biggest shower I've ever seen,all decorated in colonial style.Lovely garden, a welcoming oasis after sightseeing.Completely understand why they call it a non hotel,it feels like home.We only had breakfast and some snacks which were good and after reading other reviews, wish we'd eaten there.The staff were lovely,on the morning of my Birthday they had laid the table with flowers and presented me with a cake,we were leaving that morning.I was very sad to leave and would like to revisit in the future.There are several good looking hotels in Fort Cochi but I could never imagine staying anywhere else and would highly recommend it.
- 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, it is said to have housed the Saint and 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 the J. Thomas, the legendary 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" for the discerning travelers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Neemrana's Le Colonial Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India