I couldn't decide whether to give the Arches 3 or 4 stars but I settled on 4 because I do think it is good for the price we paid - we booked last minute and paid around 3000rupees. I understand it may normally be double this, in which case we would have been disappointed.
There are lots of positives. The location is excellent for exploring Fort Cochin (just a few mins walk from the fishing nets). The staff are very friendly and were really kind, letting us check in very early (5am!) after a long flight. The hotel has a nice colonial style, and the rooms are spacious. Breakfast was good.
A couple of areas could be improved. The air conditioning barely did anything atall, we had to have the fan on full blast and the rom was still very hot. And the bathroom really needs a refurb, it was a bit dank and smelly. And there were black hairs on one of the towels...yuck! The other one was clean so hopefully just a one off.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Arches Hotel Kochi
- Hotel Arches Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India