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Hotel Arches
Ranked #31 of 222 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 March 2014

We spend three days at the Hotel Arches, when we arrived in Kochi. Our room was clean, comfortable and very nice. The hotel's sleep quality, location and overall service was excellent. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a place to stay here.

We also had a lunch and dinner at the rooftop restaurant. The food and service is very good. Breakfast is also serviced here and is very nice. Overall, a very good place to stay in Fort Kochi.

Another great place to eat is Oceanos. It is not far from the hotel. We had the best two dinners on our trip here, at a great price.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Robert M
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

Very nice, simple style hotel, conveniently situated near the Chinese fishing nets. Being greeted with a garland of jasmine and a fresh coconut to drink is very welcome after a long journey from the airport. The breakfast is cooked to order and served on the open air balcony at the top of the hotel. Cool in the morning but can get warm as the day goes on. The wifi is also free but we struggled to get ours to work after the first day.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Caroline P
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

We stayed at Hotel Arches from 22 to 25 February 2014. My wife Ingrid had contacted the staff, because we wanted a taxi from the train station; she did mention that the 22nd was my birthday... To our surprise, we were welcomed with flowers, a birthday cake, a birthday card, and the suite in stead of the 'regular' room we had booked. The suite was not only very spacious, but also decorated with all kinds of birthday tokens: balloons, garlands et cetera. This was a complete surprise to us!
The hotel is perfectly located in the centre of Fort Cochin: a beautiful heritage house, in a quiet spot, with all things-to-see & do nearby. During our stay, the staff was very attentive and helpful, not only for us but for all guests. So, our stay at Arches appeared to be the best of our visit to Kerala. Thank you, Arches staff!!!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Rense H
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

Perfect location in the centre of Kochi, helpful staff and spacious rooms. We arrived at 5am and were greeted with fresh coconuts, the room we were shown to had leaking A/C and they moved us straight away.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank CR1987
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

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
Thank K S
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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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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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Additional Information about 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:
#6 Family Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#7 Romantic Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: £52 - £97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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