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Elphinstone Residency
Ranked #67 of 436 Kochi (Cochin) B&B and Inns
Wytheville, Virginia
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“Very Nice”
Reviewed 17 February 2013

We had stayed at another place in Cochin that was a nice facility but the service and attitude was very poor so we moved to Elphinstone Residency and loved it, the service was outstanding and the room as very nice, we wished that we had spent our entire time there. This is in a great location. The restaurant was good also.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 February 2013

We had a comfy stay at Elphinstone; 3 or 4 nights turned into a 13 night stay. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room basic but very clean. Reading lights, coat hooks on the wall and a shower caddy would make life for a traveller a little more comfortable.
We had a narrow bed for a couple and mentioned it a number of times to management; hoping that they would move us to a different room (which didn't happen). Also the front room we had right by the restaurant kitchen door was quite noisy at night and early morning with some staff sleeping behind our room.
If we visit the area again, we will definitely consider this guest house again.

Room Tip: Not the front rooms.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Delhi
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Reviewed 3 February 2013

A cool place to stay - reasonnable and with an extremely friendly service - Zenil's smile (the owner) will make you forget the simplicity of the rooms. and a wonderful kitchen attached for lunch and dinners - so why resist ?

Room Tip: best rooms are the ones at the back facing the garden.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 February 2013

Great service, friendly people, nice rooms and food at restaurant is delicious.
Hotel is very close to the centre of fort kochi.
We had a booking issue that was neither sides' fault and staff was very welcoming and quick to think of a solution.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Reviewed 24 January 2013

We were pleasantly surprised by this place , welcomed by a lovely couple who helped with our queries, organized cars and made this a 'home stay' experience. Rooms clean and functional, lovely staff who popped in and fixed our mess daily!
The extra was the kitchen....fab food from friendly happy kitchen staff created from scratch, worth the wait....talk to these guys , they know their stuff, great chef, he's a legend!
Location spot on, 5 mins walk from sunset beach, little traffic and great for evening walk in the old town beneath majestic old trees...we,ll be back !

Room Tip: Just ask to see!
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

Elphinstone Residency cochin went off very well... The best this is the restaurant in front-Oceanos' The facilities at the resort were great. The restaurant,Food were top in the world. The staffs at the resort was very friendly and courteous. Keep the good work going. We thank the Elphinstone Residency for providing such a great holiday there.

Shine.AP
Dubai

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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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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Additional Information about Elphinstone Residency

Property: 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 #67 of 436 B&Bs / Inns in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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