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Elphinstone Residency
Ranked #75 of 451 Kochi (Cochin) B&B and Inns
Reviewed 8 January 2013

Zenil and Jacky are ever so helpful. They are building their place with care. There are plans to build a coffee shop and use part of the lovely garden at the back for a swimming pool. The cottage at the back is charming. Just the kind of small place that makes Fort Kochi so special.

We stayed their twice in the run up to the Kochi Biennale. The first time we were there, Jacky took us to buy chilled beer within five minuteds of our arrival! Second time round we were there with our two-year old. We were given the cottage, so the kid could play in the back garden and hangout with their parrot tatama. We even did an impromtu christmas eve nightout in the garden with some friends.

Ofcourse the food at oceanos is a plus, its really good. Stay here!

Room Tip: Cottage at the back has two rooms, they are nice.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 7 January 2013

I stayed at Elphinstone for a couple of weeks and Zenil and Jacky were perfect hosts,there when you needed them but never intrusive.The best this is the restaurant in front-Oceanos' ,if fact the best food in Fort Kochi. Room 5 was big and airconditioned ,the bed was great and king size.Bathroom was basic and maybe this could be improved ,but overall a great place to stay in Kochi. Lets hope one day they get permission for a pool in the garden.

Room Tip: Room 5 ,for a little more space,but if two rooms are needed take the two in the garden.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 January 2013

This place is relaxed and relaxing. The staff are incredibly welcoming and do everything with the lightest touch; never intrusive and never overly-helpful. The room was great, in superb condition. I stayed for two weeks and found my room a place I looked forward to returning to. One small thing, it would be great to have WiFi in the rooms, but I think they are working on that now. Great place.

Room Tip: The outside cottage is very pleasant and feels like your own place. You can also make friends with t...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled on business
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Zaneel, General Manager at Elphinstone Residency, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you for spending your valuable time for sharing your feedback. Happy to know that you have enjoyed and liked your stay with us. Looking forward to see you at AURUM Elphinstone Residency very soon.

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Reviewed 17 December 2012

Me and my family reached fort cochin and found this place attractive, Full of plants and the doors and windows colored green gives it a cool look. The rooms are very nice and have the heritage touch. The staffs are so friendly and available for anything anytime.The famous restaurant OCEANOS is in the same compound. Good Going guys.Will be back soon ;) Cheers

Room Tip: Room No 2,4 & 5 are Quite big
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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Zaneel, General Manager at Elphinstone Residency, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2012

Dear Madam,
Thank You so much for your review. Happy to know you have enjoyed your stay at out Hotel.Looking forward to see you and family at Aurum Elphinstone Residency soon.

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Reviewed 7 November 2012

Wished we had stayed there longer than the previous place down the road. It was a place near to town & beach. What more, Oceanos Restaurant was in the same compound. Zenil was so helpful and tended to our needs every time. A BIG thank you to him. This surely is the place highly recommended whenever in Fort Cochin.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 January 2012

It's a fantastic experience staying there. Lovely place to stay. Its a place near to beach. Neat and clean rooms. Excellent service from staffs. We highly recommending this place to every body who visits Fortkochi.

Room Tip: Independant villa is Beautiful
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 November 2011

Very very calm & quite place. Really enjoyed the stay. Staffs were very co-operative.

Room Tip: Room 7 is Big and beautiful
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Elphinstone Residency

Address: Elphinstone Road | Near Fort Kochi Beach, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #75 of 451 B&Bs / Inns in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: £11 - £43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Elphinstone Residency 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A calm and peaceful atmosphere. We have in house restaurant which is the Number One restaurant in Fort Kochin named "OCEANOS." And a Cafe Named 'Buzz Deli Cafe' ... more   less 
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