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Eighth Bastion Hotel
Ranked #5 of 202 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
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Sheffield
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55 reviews
45 hotel reviews
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“Lovely boutique hotel”
Reviewed 23 February 2013

New hotel, very modern, beautiful rooms and bathroom. Situated very near to fort cochin facilities. Food was excellent and staff very friendly and helpful. We had the seafood tasting menu on our last night of our holiday. We decided to splash out and paid about double what we had paid for the rest of the holiday but still incredibly cheap by UK standards. It was an amazing meal - we sat outside by the pool which was very pleasant. Pool was a nice haven after the heat of sightseeing. Would definitely recommend.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 22 February 2013

We visited the restaurant on Valentines Day and got a fantastic tasting menu consisting of a vegetarian and a non vegetarian menu of 8 courses. Since the hotel is not allowed to serve alcohol yet we got a complimentory juice menu which tasted great. The service was excellent and the outdoor courtyard was beautiful with its dim light and pool.

Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2013

This hotel is a the best choice to see Cochin. It is a brand new modern building but with particular South Indian spirit. especially I liked my dark red mozaik bath in the room.
Staff is very attentive, helpful and they are open for recommendations to make your stay more pleasant. Food in the restaurant is great and especially in the evenings this place is very romantic.

  • Stayed February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 February 2013

We only had two nights. How I wish we had had more. A boutique townhouse hotel well situated in Fort Cochin. It has only recently opened and how stylish and elegant it is, slightly in the Japanese style it seemed to me. The largest bedroom and bathroom anyone could wish for, extremely comfortable and very well appointed with many thoughtful small touches. The food is a pleasure to eat. A small pool, as elegant as all the rest. No tv but good wi fi. It is calm, quiet and delightful in every way. If these standards are maintained it will be a very great success.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2013

This was our first destination in Kerala, we arrived absolutely punch drunk with tiredness following a long journey from the uk. The beauty of this hotel didn't really register until I'd had had 4 hrs sleep and then it was like waking up on a Tom Ford set!
The attention to detail of this Boutique Hotel is second to none from the feather toppers on the bed to the fabulous lighting scheme via the mosaic tilled bath and zen like garden off.
The design was very utilitarian but it worked beautifully and I'd like the designer/architect to come and style my house!
I really didn't want to leave especially after finding the gallery next door (owned by the same outfit CHG). On the outside its a coffee shop, which incidentally serves great Pizzas, and has the most wonderful collection of Art text books - ........we shall be back!

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 10 February 2013

This is the third CGH property I've reviewed now and I am an enthusiastic fan of this hotel group! Each property is unique, and Eighth Bastion had modern appointments with Dutch flair. Our room, which faced the sea, was expansive and clean, and had one of the most beautiful bathrooms I've seen. We appreciated the free Wifi. Dinner was excellent. The breakfast could be a little more generous. There are bikes to borrow to explore the town, which is just lovely. Don't bother with the beach... a heartbreaking amount of trash (can business owners influence this?). Of course, service at Eighth Bastion was as impeccable as it was at other CGH properties. We saw a room at Brunton and had lunch there, and without a doubt we would choose Eighth Bastion again.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 10 February 2013

First at all I would like to thanks Patrick & Rose, you both are excellent, friendly and helpful and also thank you for all the team at Eighth Bastion to make our stay before leaving India such memorable holiday. Service in this place is excellent, everyone here give you a big smile all the time. Room we were stay is beautiful, clean. Bed is so soft make you feel don't want to wake up. Everything in here beyond our expectation. Definitely return no doubt about it.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Eighth Bastion Hotel
Address: 259 Princess Street | Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Eighth Bastion Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Eighth Bastion is a brand new luxury boutique hotel managed by the CGH Earth Group in Fort Cochin, Kerala. The hotel has 19 comfortable rooms all designed in a Dutch Nautical theme including replicas of ancient Dutch war Boats and Canons. The restaurant is creole fusion with local flavors. The hotel also has a swimming pool, bar and a tea lounge. ... more   less 
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