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Phils' Residency
Ranked #75 of 201 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
Certificate of Excellence
Searcy, Arkansas
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Would love to live here.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013

I stayed at Phil's three separate times in the month of September as I would vacation in an area, then come back and stay at Phil's. I always looked forward to coming back to Phil's because I knew that it would be quiet, peaceful, comfortable and clean. I knew that they would have a western toilet, shower with hot water, wifi, as well as other creature comforts that we take for granted in the West. The staff was remarkable, Kumar was there to help any way that he could and Sony, the manager, was very knowledgeable on the surrounding area, restaurants, tourists attractions, he was instrumental in operating my three-week vacation tour. Sony could solve any problem that I had and he spoke good English too. The breakfast was very good each morning and was very tasty. The hotel is not too far from the harbor/beach area for one to walk there. I would recommend Phils' to any Westerner who is used to the creature comforts of the West, you won't find them everywhere in India.

  • Stayed September 2013
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1 Thank Jhgriffin3
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phils682001, Manager at Phils' Residency, responded to this review, 13 November 2015
Dear Sir,
Greetings from Phil's Residency….!

It's pleasure to know that you were satisfied with your stay at Phils Residency.We would like to thank you for your valuable review in Trip Advisor.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Kochi.

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Searcy, Arkansas
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013 via mobile

I stayed at Phil's three separate times in the month of September as I would vacation in an area, then come back and stay at Phil's. I always looked forward to coming back to Phil's because I knew that it would be quiet, peaceful, comfortable and clean. I knew that they would have a western toilet, shower with hot water, wifi, as well as other creature comforts that we take for granted in the West. The staff was remarkable, Kumar was there to help any way that he could and Sony, the manager, was very knowledgeable on the surrounding area, restaurants, tourists attractions. Sony could solve any problem that I had and he spoke good English too. The breakfast was very good each morning and was very tasty. The hotel is not too far from the harbor/beach area for one to walk there. I would recommend Phils' to any Westerner who is used to the creature comforts of the West, you won't find them everywhere in India.

  • Stayed September 2013
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1 Thank Jhgriffin3
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phils682001, Manager at Phils' Residency, responded to this review, 13 November 2015
Dear Sir,
Greetings from Phil's Residency….!

It's pleasure to know that you were satisfied with your stay at Phils Residency.We would like to thank you for your valuable review in Trip Advisor.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Kochi.

Regards
Team Phil's Residency
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Kottayam, Kerala, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

My holiday stay in phils residency was awesome!!!........Is like home away home.Rooms are well furnished and moreover kitchen attracted me much as we prefer home made food.And the location is superb!!!...The Management was extremely cordial and helpful.I Have already recommended to my friends to this hotel for a nice and comfortable stay

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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phils682001, Manager at Phils' Residency, responded to this review, 13 November 2015
Dear Sir,
Greetings from Phil's Residency….!

It's pleasure to know that you were satisfied with your stay at Phils Residency.We would like to thank you for your valuable review in Trip Advisor.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Kochi.

Regards
Team Phil's Residency
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2013

We stayed 2 nights at Phils' Residency. Loved the hotel. well furnished Recent and Decent apartment with well furnished kitchen with all cooking matirials including, induction cooker,microvave oven,pressure cooker and of course a refrigerator.It was so nice and comfortable to cook.
the special thing is, all can be enjoyed and used at affordable price
Manager Sony and the staff here was extremely cordial and helpful.
Have already recommended to my friends to this hotel for a nice and comfortable stay

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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3 Thank abru019
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phils682001, Manager at Phils' Residency, responded to this review, 13 November 2015
Dear Sir,
Greetings from Phil's Residency….!

It's pleasure to know that you were satisfied with your stay at Phils Residency.We would like to thank you for your valuable review in Trip Advisor.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Kochi.

Regards
Team Phil's Residency
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2013

Rooms are luxury and highly neat and clean, with good bathrooms but the price is affordable. There's also a really nice balcony in the living area which overlooks the street. This residency also have apartments with well furnished kitchen which provides cook and eat facility and long term stay.
SONY IGNATIOUS , the helpful and cheerful manager is always the first and best thing in the residency. Very welcoming and super helpful, he's happy to organize transport, tickets, accommodation and anything else you need. All with a genuine, warm smile which can't help but put you in a good mood.
Free WiFi, daily room cleaning, badminton court, ect. are the extra bonus. All over absolutely fantastic place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2013
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2 Thank Tinu M
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phils682001, Manager at Phils' Residency, responded to this review, 13 November 2015
Dear Sir,
Greetings from Phil's Residency….!

It's pleasure to know that you were satisfied with your stay at Phils Residency.We would like to thank you for your valuable review in Trip Advisor.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Kochi.

Regards
Team Phil's Residency
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2013

The basics: the rooms are great, the furniture pleasant, everything is clean. The "rooms" are more accurately suites or apartments. Even as the weather heats up the air conditioning is still coping very well, and the backup generator seems reliable in case of power cuts. We went for one of the more basic suites, but we would have loved to be able to take the gorgeous big suite on the top floor!

The plus points: the location is quiet, but also convenient (ten minutes walk to Heritage town, five minutes to the Kathakali centre, an easy tuk-tuk ride to Palace Road, and with a grocer, pharmacy, fruit stall and bakery all within fifty yards); and the staff are always on hand and are extremely helpful (it's not just that they deal with our laundry, phone cabs for us, etc. - it seems that nothing is too much trouble).

The minus points: there aren't really any minuses, but there are a couple of things to keep in mind.... The kitchens are not western (so it's a convection hob, not a western cooker, and the plug sockets are eccentricly laid out). Also, some of the amenities are somewhat informal (so, the badminton court is a net set up on the roof, not a formal court). You might have to ask for a few additional things (e.g. our suite has a basin near the dining area in the Indian style, and there is a towel rail by the basin... but no hand towel is provided.) But having noted some oddities...

This place is excellent. The suites are entirely adequate, Sony and his staff are wonderful, and the facilities are great. Any informality in the set-up is a plus as much as a minus - in a slick, Western suite hotel more things would happen invisibly without us having to ask or check, but then the staff wouldn't be as flexibly accommodating either. So far, they've run errands for us, taught me some basic Malayalam, and taught me to play carrom on the board in the lobby - and I wouldn't get that informal attention somewhere slicker.

We hope to be back!

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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phils682001, Manager at Phils' Residency, responded to this review, 13 November 2015
Dear Sir,
Greetings from Phil's Residency….!

It's pleasure to know that you were satisfied with your stay at Phils Residency.We would like to thank you for your valuable review in Trip Advisor.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Kochi.

Regards
Team Phil's Residency
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2013

This hotel was very impressive. Everything was so clean and nice. The rooms were very nice size with big television and good air conditioner (which was a little extra). The staff was nice and very accommodating. The hotel is in a good location, as I could walk to ocean or shops without too much effort. Will stay here again when in kochi, wish I could live here!

  • Stayed March 2013
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2 Thank Thomas745
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phils682001, Manager at Phils' Residency, responded to this review, 13 November 2015
Dear Sir,
Greetings from Phil's Residency….!

It's pleasure to know that you were satisfied with your stay at Phils Residency.We would like to thank you for your valuable review in Trip Advisor.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Kochi.

Regards
Team Phil's Residency
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Property: Phils' Residency
Address: Cochin Residency Parade Road | Kunnumpuram Road, Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Phils' Residency 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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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