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“Room upgraded but No Sleep!”
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Hotel Arches
Ranked #29 of 205 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
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Tweed Heads, Australia
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“Room upgraded but No Sleep!”
Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at this hotel and upon our arrival we were upgraded to the suite which was a nice gesture as the room was very spacious however we did not get much sleep in this room. We stayed on the first floor and we heard constant banging in the walls and ceiling. It sounded like furniture being dragged across the floor and water hammer. The food from the restaurant was good and on the second night we decided to go upstairs and eat in the restaurant but there were so many mosquitos that we ate our food in the room. If I were going to stay in Fort Cochin again I would probably stay somewhere less noisy.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

I spent two nights at Hotel Arches and would be more than happy to return. The place itself has a lovely old world charm; lots of polished wood and colonial style furnishings. The location is perfect - it's within easy walking distance of many of the highlights of Cochin, the shopping area and the beach where you can buy freshly caught fish for dinner - delicious!
The staff are most helpful particularly Godson, the front office manager, who went out of his way to make my stay enjoyable - thank you Godson :).
I was travelling alone but felt completely at ease both in the hotel and the surrounding area - great place to visit.

Room Tip: The suite is a great option for a couple - plenty of room and although it's on the street front...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Hyderabad, India
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

We have stayed at this hotel and we should say its the better way to start our honeymoon.The hotel staff was very good and helping.Manager Godson helped us instantly to book a boathouse @ alleppey as well kept us informed about the taxi strike which helped us to plan in a better way.Thanks a lot to him and wonderful hospitality of the hotel.
The hotel is situated in Fort Kochi,you will almost feel like staying some where outside india as 90% of area is occupied with foreign tourists.Very good stay altogether.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

We had booked a deluxe room with Agoda but what we had was quite small. And we had an issue with hot water. Everything else in the hotel is fine. The staff are very helpful and polite, the rooftop terrace lovely for breakfast. There are other places to eat at other times eg lunch and dinner. Very close to everything you need. We had 2 nights the first time, then went on a 2 night backwaters cruise.
When we returned, we discovered that we were upgraded to the suite which was absolutely beautiful! Separate lunge/dining from bedroom and 2 balconies with a view onto the small street the hotel is on. We had a magical evening and decided to have room service with the mixed seafood which was superb plus a bottle of nice wine we bought from outside.
We left early the next morning to the airport with their driver in their 50's Ambassador and added was a breakfast box!

Room Tip: The suite is wonderful, we were lucky enough to get an upgrade when we returned
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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merimbula
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Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed here two nights before and one night after a house boat tour. From the very start staff were welcoming and helpful letting us into our room early and offering a welcome drink. Any questions were quickly answered by the travel desk at reception, they even printed our tickets off for the airport. The food was great and it was lovely to have a sit down breakfast included instead of a buffet. Free wifi, clean rooms with fan and AC. To top it off, when we were leaving at 5am they insisted they make us up a breakfast pack the night before. We've stayed in a fair few hotels and I can't fault this one, if you are staying in fort Cochin.. Just book it :)

  • Stayed February 2014
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Chester, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

The hotel is in a fab location to explore Cochin. It's a good standard hotel. The staff were great always available and very friendly. We stayed 4 nights and have no complaints. Breakfasts on the roof terrace were nice.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kirkland, Washington
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Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

Hotel Arches was such a great place to stay: very nice hotel, free wifi, perfect location in Fort Cochin, good price.

But what's more is that they made our trip to Kerala so easy. Want to do a houseboat? See the elephant retreat? Ez, just let them plan it, done. Couldn't be happier.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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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 Family Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#7 Romantic 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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