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“A Beautiful Homestay in Fort Kochi” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ann's Residency
Ranked #34 of 201 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“A Beautiful Homestay in Fort Kochi”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

This is a beautiful ancestral property painstakingly restored back and is conveniently located very close to major places of tourist interest such as the famous Jewish synagogue, church and beach.
Our family of 5 stayed here for 1 night during the first week of Nov 2013.
The rooms were clean,and tastefully furnished with a colonial touch. The washrooms were also spacious and clean. This home stay has a lovely garden in the central courtyard with is equipped with an aquarium as well which is definitely loved by kids.
The owner of this property, Leslie was very helpful and offered us valuable assistance whenever we needed it.
The narrow streets of Fort Kochi in the vicinity of Ann's Residency are a must visit as it gives you a flavour of the unique culture this part of the town imbibes.
We had breakfast at Ann's which was reasonably good however in case you are a vegetarian, options are very limited.
There are several eateries in close vicinity ranging from street side food to swanky restaurants so you can choose what suits you best.
Overall a nice experience and would definitely not hesitate to stay at Ann's once again.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Bengaluru, India
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

We booked Ann’s Residency after checking reviews on Trip Advisor. We had initially booked for one night but later booked for two nights and the owner Leslie was very accommodating. We had a wonderful stay. The complimentary breakfast was very good. The rooms were well maintained and decorated. In fact the entire property is very well maintained. The gardens are beautiful.
Ann’s Residency is located within walking distance from many of the Fort Kochi attractions: Vasco da Gama Square, Dutch Cemetery, Princess Street, St. Francis Church, Indo-Portuguese Museum (Bishop’s house, which is also the landmark to be given to the Auto drivers to reach Ann’s Residency) etc.
We stayed in Room No. 10 which comes with a small balcony overlooking a small garden. Room had AC, TV and attached bathroom. The hot water/cold water in the bathroom is a bit tricky but nothing to worry about.
I would like to thank the owner, Mr Leslie and his wife, for a very comfortable stay and providing us with proper directions regarding the commute to and fro between Fort Kochi-Ernakulum and Fort Kochi-Vypin.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2013

Selected Ann’s after reading reviews on Trip advisor. Stayed for two nights during our kerala tour in Oct’13. It’s like a good homestay. We stayed in room 6 on the first floor which had a big lovely balcony as well. The rooms are very clean and well kept. Loved the captivating home décor and beautiful garden.
Best thing I liked is the proximity to beach. Mahatma Gandhi beach is just few steps behind Ann’s residency. We didn’t opt to dine here as we enjoyed the beach restaurants by the night. Wandering around the beach and lanes and streets in fort Kochi was a wonderful experience. The location is very central to other touristic places too. The owners cum hosts, Leslie & Ann helped with all the information we needed. Thanks them, we had a very comfortable stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Maanaasi
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013 via mobile

The owners set this place apart. Extremely helpful and always on hand to give advise on trips, places to stay, go and how to get there. When traveling this is a real comfort and has made not only my few days there but my subsequent travels in India somewhat better. The rooms are clean and comfortable, mosquito nets, digital tv, wifi, AC all present and correct. Ann's Residency offers a friendly and homely ambience. Breakfast was particularly good, continental and eggs. Waiters and chefs occasionally got orders wrong, nodding and saying yes in typically Indian fashion, but these were quickly corrected. All in all, highly reccomend.

Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

Ann , Leslie and Leslie jr not only make you feel at home , you actually look forward to coming back after the day to see and chat with them. Nice staff as well!Honestly ,we could not have done as much without their help arranging houseboats and trains and other transport for us, special thanks also to their driver George for all his help at the rail station getting us confirmed during the busy Diwali time. When we think of Ann's we will think of smiles! Nice clean rooms only a short walk to beach and Chinese fishing nets! Also great coffee!

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

We stayed at Ann's for 3 nights in our 10 day trip around Kerala. Our room had a king size bed aircon, fans, tv, spa, shower and sitting room pluse a balcony all for 3000RUP per night and it was immacualtely clean. The owners are more than helpful. We wanted to book a tour and get a massage; the owner told us not to worry he would sort it and at the precise time someone arrived to pick us up and transport us to the various places. They also organised all of our transport for us around Kerala and it was so convenient that we could settle our account for all our activities with Ann's rather than paying each individual tour operator etc. The breakfast is amazing. We had 3 courses: a fruit platter, exquisit jam and toast, plus bacon and eggs with tea or coffe (the best coffee I have ever tasted). Ann's has a fabulous restaurant. The cook has designed the entire menu himself and the food is to die for - the best meals I had in my whole trip were at Ann's. Even if you are not staying at Ann's I thoroughly recommend you just go there to eat. Ann's is so centrally located to Fort Cochi and there are always rickshaws close by to take you wherever you want for about 50RUP per hour/trip. I had such a wonderful time here I plan to return with my children and I will be sending my elderly grandparents here for their trip also.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Calicut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

Ann's residency offered a comfortable and homely atmosphere.. We stayed for one night, we were in fort kochi for our wedding outdoor photo shoot.. The rooms were clean and bathroom was large with bathtub.. We recommend this to anybody who wants a homely stay with peace of mind.. And we loved the free breakfast too.. ;)

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Hashirluv
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Property: Ann's Residency
Address: Anns Residency R I D S Dale Road, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#10 Romantic Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#16 Luxury Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Ann's Residency 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Anns Residency is a superb blend of homestay and hotel set in serene surroundings in the heart of Fort Cochin. This dutch colonial style building is situated on Post Office Road, opposite the Indo Portuguese Museum, and is just a stone's throw away from the Beach, Dutch Cemetry, Chinese Fishing Nets, St Francis Church and all other places of interest. We at Anns, believe in providing a homely atmosphere to our guests in a three star hotel environment. Come, experience our friendly and homely Residency to start off your holidays with a bang or end your holidays in an oasis of calm that refreshes you. ... more   less 
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