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Eighth Bastion Hotel
Ranked #5 of 222 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

One of the best places to stay in Fort Kochi. Location is good, great service, nice staff and awesome decor. Hotel is well maintained and we were only guests staying due to off season. Food is good but needs more variety. Also need a tv in room as in the late evening you have nothing to do.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

We have traveled to India for two weeks with my husband and stayed at this hotel for two days in April.

Rooms: Spacious, clean and brand new colonial style decorated. We had a room with balcony on the top floor looking towards a silent street. There is no Tv in the room but you can watch Tv on your floor at the Patio. Mainly Indian Channels are available but worldwide famous networks like CNN is also available. We are hundred percent satisfied with the room, air condition, minibar, kettle, coffee and tea availability and ayurvedic complementaries at the bathroom made Eighth Bastion a boutique experience.

Location: Great Location, at the parallel Street to the main avenue, central but silent also. Really close (walking distance) to many attractions like Fisher nets, St. Francis Church etc. Great for exploring the city on foot.

Restaurant and dishes: Fresh, delicious Fusion Kitchen, combining Kerala style cooking with modern techniques. I have tried Vegetarian tasting menu and in my opinion this was the best vegetarian food I have ever eaten in my life! Service, cleanliness, providing guidance and information regarding the courses were Perfect! Prices were relatively higher than an average Kerala Restaurant but as it is not an average restaurant so it is worth it!:)
Breakfast was also good, but you do not have the greatest variety of jams etc. But their bread of house was something extraordinarily good.

Service: Service oriented staff is getting another 5 Stars rating at this stage:) Thanks for your great hospitality...

Leisure: There is a small but clean and nice pool at the garden. Towels are provided regularly.
During our dinner at the first night we had the opportunity listening to the live local music at the courtyard. It was so calming...

Price/Performance: In Cochi there are many good hotels I am sure. We were looking for a boutique experience and from this aspect, 8th Bastion provides great value.

Room Tip: I guess corner rooms are bigger than the other rooms, our room was 305 and we liked it a lot.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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johnypeter, General Manager at Eighth Bastion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2014

Dear Sir,
We Eighth Bastion a cgh earth experience hotels are really honored to have your stay with us and sincerely look forward to welcome you back to our hotel once again.

It was a delight to have your feedback as this helps us to measure ourselves for the service standards we have set for ourselves. I am happy to note that you had an excellent stay with us.

Looking forward to your continued patronage and assuring you of the very best in hospitality at Eighth Bastion always.

Regards,

Johny peter
General Manager, Eighth Bastion, cgh earth Experience hotels.

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Reviewed 4 June 2014

We stayed at the 8th Bastion for 3 nights in the beginning of May with our 2 children. Well, right from our check in we were very well looked after. The ambience of the hotel is great, the hospitality and service of the well trained staff were immaculate.Our room (103, if i remember right) was large,tastefully done with a large balcony. The location is peaceful with a short walk to the beach. The breakfast spread was good and the à la carte was also sumptous. They make a killer sea food soup- one to die for. Our family would like to thank you- Johnny, Eldho, Joseph, Babu and all the rest of the staff for the wonderful time we experienced. Love to return sometime....

Room Tip: 103, the best for a family
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

The rooms are clean & spacious.. The hotel is very close to chinese fishing nets. The swimming pool is clean & well maintained. The breakfast served on table was good.The food was very good. The rooms are simple yet stylish. The staff is helpful. They don't serve liquor though. Overall a comfortable stay.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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johnypeter, General Manager at Eighth Bastion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2014

Dear Guest,

We are pleased to read about your nice experience at Eighth Bastion. Thank you for your appreciation about the stay, food, service, location and staff.

We will shortly be receiving the government approval for the alcohol license.

Warm regards,

Johny peter
General Manager
Eighth Bastion Hotel A CGH EARTH Experience
johnypeter@cghearth.com

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Reviewed 21 May 2014

My friend and I stayed at the 8th Bastion recently for two nights and truly enjoyed the experience. Being managed by the CGH group, we received what we expected...immaculate service. The location is perfect....very close to the sea yet away from the crowd. So ideally located that we spent a lot of time walking around the old town of Fort Kochi. The rooms were perfect, very comfortable and luxurious and we also had a sea view. There was a slight problem with the cab pick-up service but everything else more than made up for it. The in-house restaurant serves great food and I shall review that separately. Would love to go back and stay for a longer duration.

Room Tip: Any front facing room on the first floor.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

Great location, few minutes walk to the fishing nets and all the restaurants. The rooms are big, clean and we had a nice big bathroom with one of those fancy showers. The staff was very friendly, helpful and proffessional. The only downfall was that the breakfast was slightly disappointing. My pancake was undercooked and the croissants deep fried.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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johnypeter, General Manager at Eighth Bastion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2014

Dear Sir,

We are pleased to read about your nice experience at Eighth Bastion.

We have made a note of your feedback on break fast. This matter has been taken up with our Chef and you have my assurance that you will have no cause for such a comment in the future. .

Thank you for your valuable feedback.


Regards,

Johny Peter
General Manager
Eighth Bastion, A CGH Earth Experience
johnypeter@cghearth.com

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Reviewed 28 March 2014

The Eighth Bastion bears the same level of quality of other CGH hotels. That means the place is clean, the staff is helpful and well trained, the food is very good and the rooms are decorated in a manner that's at the same time simple and stylish. What I liked about Eighth Bastion was the relaxed and unpretentious design, as well as the central, easy to find location. Would definitely repeat the experience.

Room Tip: If possible, stay in one of the second floor rooms - they tend to be more silent.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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johnypeter, General Manager at Eighth Bastion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Eighth Bastion. Thank you for your appreciation about the stay, food, service, location and staff.

We certainly look forward to welcome you back in our hotel for another memorable holiday.

Assuring you of our best services and attention at all times.

Regards,

Johny peter
General Manager
Eighth Bastion Hotel A CGH EARTH Experience
johnypeter@cghearth.com

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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: £151 - £241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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