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Kimansion Inn
Ranked #82 of 229 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
Reviewed 13 March 2013

We stayed at Kimansion for 3 days. It is a beautiful old house and the rooms are large and cool. The outer gate is kept locked but this was not a problem as there was always someone on hand to open up for us. We opted for the indian breakfast every day which was a great start to the day and consisted of various types of veg curry followed by a great big plate of fresh fruit and lots of tea and coffee. The room was clean and the beds were comfortable, although the hot water was a bit hit and miss- as you learn to expect in India. Its in a good location near the beach walk and close to resurants and shops. There was a wedding on at the church hall opposite when we arrived which was quite lively but it was all quiet by about 10pm. There is also an ATM just around the corner. I had a minor medical problem and had to see a doctor during our stay. The manager arranged for me to see a specialist in the town and sorted out transport for us. He could not have been more helpful. The lounge was a nice place to while away a couple of hours with a good book or watch the world go by. Although this place is clearly not a 5 star hotel I would disagree that it felt like a hostel. It is a great, good value guest house where we were made to feel very welcome.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 February 2013

If you're looking for a 4 or 5 star place, this is not it. Not the cleanest place either. There was one young man working there who was doing his best to manage all the roles...cook, cleaner, security, front desk, bell hop etc. He was a great guy and did his best, god bless him. If you're good with a place that feels a bit like a hostel then this will serve your purpose. Wifi not really available, nor are there TV's in the rooms. Not a kid friendly place. But it turned out to be safe enough. Another reviewer commented on electricity being felt through the shower....this was a true statement.

Room Tip: Top floor room had electricity running through the plumbing.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank vaidz99
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Reviewed 21 January 2013

Enjoyed our stay thoroughly here. The building itself is the reason you should stay here. It's over a hundred years old, and is furnished as such.

The guys running the place was very friendly and helpful (they organised the best driver we had on our entire India trip!), although waiting to be let into through main door outside office hours wasn't too much fun.

Would highly recommend asking for the Indian breakfasts too! Great way to start the day.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank emereyd
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Reviewed 17 January 2013

A total dump....do not book here. We checked in and the floors were filthy, floor mats looked like they'd never been washed, rooms did not get cleaned, no soap or shampoo, a/c did not work properly, the cots sank 12" in the middle, beds were very bad, sister and niece went into shower on separate occasions and got a shock of their lives...220V is no joke...the water and taps were electrified. May as well stick a hair dryer in the water. Whole building is an electrical and plumbing nightmare....no hot water.....spent Rs 14,000 for 2 nights on 3 rooms for the family....oh and I killed 2 cockroaches the size of USB keys! Also doors had holes so a free peep show if you'd like...avoid, avoid, avoid at all costs....we had 3 rooms for 2 days each and couln't wait to leave. Owner lives in Dubai and does not care...Harish is the cook, maid, bell boy, accountant, manager-Marigold Hotel...see the movie and you'll know what you're in for....did I mention AVOID at all costs! Will write a review a week to keep advising people not to stay here.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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5  Thank SV1975
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Reviewed 7 January 2013

Very lovely building from the outside, different story inside.

Good location, basic but clean rooms.

We booked through Agoda where Wifi in the room and hot shower were too of the features we wanted. Shower was broken and we had hardly any pressure and no hot water.

We did not managed to get any wifi signal during our stay in any location - and we basically tried them all.

Breakfast consists of half burn toasts and melted butter, and fruits cut the day before?!

Although the location is quite nice, i would not recommend this hotel at all. Staff is weird and you can get much better value and nicer accommodation just around the corner!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 December 2012

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank Maria L
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Reviewed 26 November 2012

One day this can be a good option for travelers, but the current chap who manages it is trying to cheat you. He was fighting with the family that was checking out when I arrived, gave me a No-AC room and tried to do the same to the lady that checked out the day I was leaving. He asked her for more $ to get the AC.
If that is not enough the shower heads are plain rotten and do not spray well or at you.
It is about average in cleanliness. (I saw only one roach)
Quality of sleep: No sleep the first night. The place is next door to a wedding hall. Ask for the rooms in the back where the car and bike beeps will be less jarring.
The service is not bad, but it is annoying to always have to ask the guy to lock and unlock the door for you.
Other than that, it is at a great place, next door to the best food I had in India: Oceanos Restaurant.
If you can deal with all this, go for it. It is not terrible and can be OK as a last resort.

Room Tip: Get the back rooms with AC.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled solo
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1  Thank gkaragat
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Address: 1/254 Napiers Street, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Best Value Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: £13 - £31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kimansion Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The approach to Kimansion is nothing short of picturesque. Set in a somnolent quarter of Fort Cochin, it is a short walk from the beach, Chinese fishing nets and other tourist attractions. What Kimansion can offer you are premium facilities at less than premium price. ... more   less 
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