We've been staying here since mid-February, and plan to stay until June... so clearly we like it a lot!
It's not just that it's very peaceful and quiet, or that the apartments are very clean and modern. It's not just that there is internet, water pressure, and a generator (luxuries!), or that cleaning services and bills are included in the rent (makes life so much easier). It's not just that the staff are absolutely wonderful - so wonderful, in fact, that we've become firm friends! - or that nothing is too much trouble. It's all of these things, and much, much more!
Phil's Residency is in a great location - not in the main tourist area around Princess Street - which has allowed us to become acquainted with some of the local people here, particularly the shop-keepers, fruit and veg sellers, bakers, and some of the children (who are really good at remembering our names!). Oh, and restaurant and café owners too! None of this would have been possible if we had not found such a great place to call home, and settle down for a few months!
Although not on the main tourist drag, Phil's Residency is within walking distance of all the local attractions, and only a half-hour walk into Mattancherry. It's also only a few minutes' walk from the ferries, if you fancy nipping over to the islands. And of course, there are loads of eateries (and some bars) close by too.
And if all that is not enough to recommend it to you, film stars, Bhavana and Asif Ali were recent guests here too (Bhavana was our next-door-neighbour!)!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Available for short and long-term stays, and with all amenities provided, Phils' Residency is a conceptual home from home, offering a choice of fully-furnished serviced studios and apartments.Our studio suites come in two sizes: for up to two guests, and for up to four guests. All studio suites have separate sleeping and living areas, plus separate bathrooms. Our apartments have one or two separate bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, plus separate living rooms, kitchens, and hand-washing areas.More cost-effective than other high-end hotels and apartments in the area, Phils' Residency offers space, privacy, and convenience, whether traveling as a family, a couple, or solo. Our apartments include separate fully-equipped kitchens, and with the abundance of fresh food on offer in Fort Kochi, you can eat at home like a king (or queen!) for very little cost! All linens and towels are included in the cost of your stay, as are daily cleaning, utility charges, local taxes, satellite television and DVD, telephone, and in-room WiFi internet access.We are located in the heart of Fort Kochi (Fort Cochin) - just an hours' drive from Cochin international airport, and 30 minutes from Ernakulum railway station. Our Travel Desk provide genuine tour information, further travel assistance, Arrange taxis, flight tickets, Train tickets, Bus tickets, Cultural dances, Martial arts, Indian classical Music, Genuine Ayurvedic Massage, Accommodation in next destination, Package tour, 24 Hour overnite House boats in Alleppey or in Kumarakom, 3-7 hours Village backwaters cruise etc. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Phils' Residency Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India