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“A very good hotel”
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Hotel Arches
Ranked #30 of 207 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
Certificate of Excellence
Paris, France
Level 6 Contributor
92 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“A very good hotel”
Reviewed 13 August 2012

Hotel Arches is a very choice as a place to stay in Cochin: very well located (close to the Chinese nest and on a quiet street), good rooms, nice staff, terrace on the roof... I stayed there for 6 days, and this was just nice (they even found a doctor to me because some bad flu...). I spent hours typing on my laptop (I am a writer) on the terrace, just perfect. After discussion and because this was the monsoon season, I got a very good price.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2012

Very helpful staff and in particular Rajnish Manohar. After checking out of the hotel in the morning and spending the day waiting for the night train the hotel staff then offered for us to have a shower and rest before our journey north. They couldn't have been more helpful and pleasant. We would definitely recommend this hotel.

Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Pinnyposts
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Chennai (Madras), India
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2012

this hotel is around 40 kims from airport. it is situated away from the busy streets and busy city life. area around is calm and peaceful atmosphere. the staff are friendly and assist you during your stay. i enjoyed staying in this hotel

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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3 Thank ksnarain
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2012

I discovered Hotel Arches three years ago and have used it as my home away from New York City ever since. Mr. Rajnish, Mr. Godson and the rest of the staff are terrific-creating an environment that is efficient, pleasant and serene. Hotel Arches is located right next to Vasco Da Gama's home-and is itself an old colonial mansion whose arches lend the hotel its name. What I love about the little unassuming place is its roof top restaurant that lets you immerse yourself in the historic medieval city right away. For the history buff, this is a place filled with atmosphere. It draws you into the historic past, with its marvelous painterly views of Dutch colonial architecture and St. Francis Church. For the writer, Hotel Arches is the perfect hide away to churn out a haunting story. I come here to write. Its unpretentious and clean.

Room Tip: I have my favorite Deluxe room with the balcony overlooking St. Francis Church. This is a place for...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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4 Thank manhattanite961
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2012

We spent 3 nights in this hotel while travelling around India and it was the most pleasant stay. The hotel was altogether very nice, quiet, good location, rooms were clean (which in our experience was not always a matter of course in hotels in India), but the best thing was the service. The reception staff were so helpful, they arranged for us everything we asked them for (even called a doctor in the room as I was sick) and surprisingly great housekeeping. We started our trip around Kerala in this hotel and after such a nice experience we decided to come back there again in the end of our trip and were greeted with a fresh coconut drink. Food was amazing and there was a really nice restaurant on a rooftop. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. If we ever go to Kerala again, we would definitely go to Arches.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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6 Thank KrisLMG
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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2012

Hotel Arches was recommended by the airport travel desk at Kochi airport, the 40 min taxi ride to the hotel was exciting and on arrival at the hotel which is situated down a quiet back street , the manager met us with a garland for our necks and a smile.
The hotel is a lovely medium priced hotel with a roof terrace eating area overlooking st Francis church and a distant view of the big ships navigating their way into kochi harbour and docks.
Our room was clean and had plenty of space for our luggage, aircon worked fine and had a tv and tea and coffee facilities too.
It was only a short walk to the coastal strip that has the Chinese fishing nets and nic nac stalls selling locally made bangles and sun hats.
There are other hotels in the area but for the short time we stayed in kochi this hotel was fine.

Room Tip: All rooms are decorated well and furnished to a good standard too so take what's offered .
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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3 Thank jeffoclarko
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Lyon, France
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2012

Spent 4 nights here with my family. Excellent hotel with attention to all details, clean, good beds, anything you might desire except a swimming pool - but that's why it is affordable, I guess! Service is impeccable, the managers are for once not trying to sell you anything, but just extremely helpful. Would definitely reccomend!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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5 Thank chiara r
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Additional Information about Hotel Arches

Property: Hotel Arches
Address: Rose Street | next to St. Francis Church, Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#7 Family Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Arches 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built at the heart of enchanting historic Fort Cochin across from the famous St.Francis Church, Arches distills and blends the essence of our European heritage and cosmopolitan temperament. The hotel’s beautifully detailed colonial architecture welcomes you into a cool respite of tile floors and wooden ceilings. Come enjoy the warmth of our traditional furnishings, handcrafted by local master cabinetmakers. Each room has a well-appointed modern bath and air conditioning for your comfort. Stay in touch at our modern business center with internet access. Open Room- our roof top restaurant has quite a panoramic view and serves a fine cuisine, a fusion of east and west. Take in the charming tree top vista of the settlement’s roofs and spires under traditional tiled entertainment space. Be assured that hotel staff and management will do their utmost to make your stay both pleasant and convenient during your visit in our community ... more   less 
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Hotel Arches Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

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