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“A small boutique hotel with beautifully furnished, spacious rooms.”
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Tissa's Inn
Ranked #8 of 208 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
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Dallas, Texas
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“A small boutique hotel with beautifully furnished, spacious rooms.”
Reviewed 27 October 2013

A small boutique hotel with beautifully furnished, spacious rooms. The entire hotel had a look and feel of quiet, simple elegance. Very clean. Very attentive staff at the front desk.
Our initial room (#1) on the ground floor, although spacious and elegant, looked out directly onto the forecourt parking area and street, so curtains had to be kept closed. For our second night they moved us to a room (#4) on the second floor which was delightful, with windows on two walls. Breakfast was rather basic and the dining room, although pleasant and fine for breakfast, lacks character for other meals. Fortunately, there are other options in town.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

I stayed at Tissa's Inn in August 2013. My only regret is that I did not stay long enough. From the moment I stepped into that hotel, I felt at home, comfortable and in good hands. The room I was given was simply beautiful, spotless, roomy and pleasant. The manager is always available, full of attention for his guests' needs and comfort and the staff are nice, friendly and very helpful. The location is great for those who want to discover Cochin. I am a frequent traveller, but this was one of my best travelling experiences. I would rate this hotel as excellent in every respect and to me, one of the best in India. I am already planning to go back for a longer stay. And please, don't forget to spend some time to relax on the rooftop pool. Just wonderful.....

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Melbourne
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

Our first hotel in Southern India and we were very pleasantly surprised. We had a larger front room ( on the first floor)that was very light ,spacious and meticulously clean with all the bathroom luxuries replenished daily.We enjoyed the pool upstairs .My only criticism and it is a very small one is that the rooms don't have their own balconies to sit out on.The rooftop pool with recliners is the outdoor area.

The staff were lovely especially Senitha ,Melvyn and Christine and we thankyou
all for a very pleasant stay.

Room Tip: We could choose our room,since it was very quiet on our arrival only .We chose the front room on the...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

I had a fantastic time here with my girlfriend, and would recommend it to anyone.

The room was beautifully designed and furnished; the rooftop pool and terrace was fantastic; the service was first-class; the food was excellent; and the value was probably the best of any hotel I've been to.

We took one of the smaller rooms, which was nonetheless plenty big enough for two, and with a spacious bathroom. All the extras were there, from bathrobes to a welcome drink - and these were welcome after a few weeks backpacking! The bed was large and comfy, the room pristine and the shower powerful and hot.

We made use of the pool, which was a refreshingly peaceful oasis from the chaos of Indian towns and had a great breakfast the next morning. But best of all were the staff, who allowed us to leave a couple of bags there while we went on a motorbike trip - and even invited us in to get cleaned up when we came back a few days later, soaking wet and filthy from the road!

This was definitely the most enjoyable stay of our 7 weeks in India - thanks, everyone at Tissa's :)

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hannover, Germany
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

Staying at Tissas turned out to be a very wonderful experience, one of the best deals during our 4 weeks Indian journey. The place is just like heaven. Located centrally but not too noisy, the hotel interior is decorated with many antique statues. Rooms are very tidy, service staff is very speedy, always smiling and very helpful. The food we tasted at the restautant was very yummy (great chicken - tomatoes sandwiches). The roof top pool is small but great for kids.
The only thing I wish to improve at Tissas is the WiFI speed. It is very slow and only works in the lobby. I advice to make faster Internet available inside the rooms.
When we come back to Cochin we will stay at Tissas Inn.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Creil, France
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

i stayed six nigths in tissa inn from the 15september untill the 21 september 2013 ,for the onam festival,it was a very nice place all was clean: the room ,the bed ,the swimming pool,the staff was great because i arrived earlier in the mornig around 5 am,the reception gave me soap ,towel for taking a bath before having the room,they make me a breakfast,it was very good,they send me a driver at the aiport of kochi for pick up,every day,the breakfast was included in the room price,,the staff is very smart and the mananger of the hotel too,i am sure i will come back to this hotel because it is a very quite place,you can find all what you need around the hotel,thank you very much .

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 September 2013 via mobile

We arrived here a little jet lagged after a long flight at the start of our holiday and found this the perfect place to relax and introduce to the wonders of India. The staff are very attentive but not over bearing and gave us a free room upgrade on arrival. The rooms are spacious and beautifully furnished and the rooftop pool, although small is a great little bonus. The restaurant is very good with a decent but not overwhelming selection of Indian fare in an understated environment. My only negative (and it is such a minuscule one) would be that the fort kochi map they handed out at reception was completely useless - roads where there shouldn't have been roads and others missing where they should be - and resulted in us getting a little lost on our first day. In short, keep up the good work Tissa's!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Property: Tissa's Inn
Address: 1 / 1128, Kunnumpuram | Fort Cochin, Ernakulam (Dt), Kerala, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tissa's Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tissa’s Inn is a boutique hotel housed in a mansion that belonged to the erstwhile Adv. V.K. Hamza, a lawyer and philanthropist of high repute. The mansion now has 9 air conditioned rooms, a 24 seater restaurant serving fresh seafood- Indian and Continental style, an open-to-the-sky swimming pool on the deck, a yoga and meditation center that nestles among the verdant tree tops and is rated one of the best accommodations in Cochin. ... more   less 
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