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Hotel Arches
Ranked #32 of 223 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

Had a wonderful stay at this beautiful hotel. I and my husband enjoyed some very relaxing moments here. Beautifully located, near the St.Francis Church, the Dutch cemetery and the sea; Hotel Arches made our stay extraordinary! Courteous and warm staff, good food and service at a reasonable rate were some highlights here.

Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

The position of this hotel is excellent - right in the middle of Fort Cochin and a short walk from the fishing nets.
Room was large, well appointed and well kept.
Bathroom was good although I think it needs decorating (we were near the end of the season so perhaps it is planned).
Dinner on the roof was good - nice cool breeze and good food although service was a little slow because it was busy.
Nice quiet environment, no traffic noise at night.
Staff were welcoming, friendly and helpful.
Great service.
Nice relaxing stay for two nights which was enough to explore Fort Cochin.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Thank. you to all the friendly and helpful staff at this establishment. Quiet room and decor attractive. Convenient to all that we needed to see and do. A very interesting place with great history.Worth staying at. I would return.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank jorrAustralia
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

We had a wonderful stay at the hotel. They helped organise a backwater trip for us which was great and overall provided excellent service with a smile. We highly recommend this hotel except for those who can't climb stairs.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Dots-Joe
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

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.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

In the heart of Fort Kochi, this is a superbly clean and friendly hotel.
Very comfortable rooms with wifi. Friendly staff. Excellent food.
My room was at the back, overlooking quiet greenery. Loved it.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

Hotel Arches was a great choice, the hotel is nice and in a good location. However what made our stay was how reliable and personable the staff were. Prior to arrival they helped me with some arrangements which made my life much easier. We had organised a couple of transfers with them as well, and having failed to re-confirm the arrangements the day before travelling i was a bit worried about the pick up. However each time someone was there bang on time waiting for us. The staff at the hotel were very pleasant, they generally knew who we were and our general whereabouts, what we wanted for breakfast= so generally pretty switched on. On our last day we left in the middle of the night and someone actually turned up to carry our bags which I wasn't expecting. Generally speaking we felt like we were in safe hands the whole time, it was an enjoyable stay and i would whole heartedly recommend Hotel Arches to fellow travellers.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Lyds76
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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:
#7 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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Arches Hotel Kochi
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