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Hotel Arches
Ranked #32 of 222 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 November 2009

What we ve liked about this place is the flexibility of the stuff and how clean were the rooms food was also good and sheets and linenes were macine washed so very soft not like ususaly in india
So we ve really enjoyed Arches

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 November 2009

Nice staff, good welcome, comfortable well-furnished rooms, good restaurant, clean bathrooms and toilet, convenient and cheap internet. Good value.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank bri51
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Reviewed 2 November 2009

Rajnish and his team could not have been more helpful. We were greeted with wreaths of gorgeous flowers and a large coconut drink in our room. We were also upgraded to a gorgeous suite with 2 balconies. The room was spotless and the location of the hotel is perfect for Fort Cochin. Walking distance to everywhere and yet tucked away on the gorgeous Rose Street so it's quiet at night. Honestly the service and the advice and tips we received were fantastic - they run a fantastic hotel and the service was the bests we received in the 3 weeks we were in India. We'd recommend Hotel Arches to anyone travelling to Fort Cochin

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank WellingtonKiwi77
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Reviewed 8 October 2009

From the moment me and my father arrived at this hotel, we were offered excellent service by the gentleman who believe is the manager. I must say that all staff in this hotel are friendly and professional. Rooms were very clean, beautifully decorted and comfortable. The breakfast is included and is brilliant, specially I loved the freshly juiced pineapple! The rooftop restaurant is beautiful and a fantastic place to relax and enjoy a good quality and reasonably priced meal.
The manager even allowed me to use the wireless for free which was very kind.
I certainly recommend this to anyone looking for a clean, beautiful room with excellent service, friendly & professional staff, great food and great locaion. Arches hotel is also close to most attractions in Fort Cochin which is anothet bonus.

Melika

  • Stayed: October 2009
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Thank FluffyFoo
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Reviewed 8 October 2009

We were free falling with our travel arrangements and happy to listen to advice from town to town. What a gem recommendation Arches was! It received all the ticks from us in terms of location, facilities and service. Arches offers true Indian hospitality with a gentle understanding of western travellers requirements.
Ranjish and Godson are gorgeous hosts, with big wide smiles at reception. Anything we needed , they helped with. Travelling in India is not for the faint hearted , so a stay at Arches is a rare chance to rest and enjoy.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank Shazmeena
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Reviewed 6 October 2009

We stayed for 2 days and it was excellent. It was one amongst the best hotels / resorts that we stayed in our tour of South India.

Godson & his colleagues are incredible in their service.

We were greeted with the traditional flower garland. Quick check in and we were settled into our NIDRA suite in no time. For those traveling to Arches - suggest that you take the NIDRA suite as it it roomy and reasonable compared to the other options.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled with family
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2  Thank Anand_Rai_Kolkata
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Reviewed 26 September 2009

I was in Hotel Arches from 09-Aug-09 to 14-Aug-09 with my wife and got late to my review in tripadvisor due to personal reasons.We got reference for this little gem from Tripadvisor.Based on tripadvisor's ratings I mailed to some of the hotels and Hotel Arches was the first to respond my mail. Over emails I got confirmation of my booking after payment of advance amount.

After reaching over there the traditional way of greeting using garland and tender coconut was quite unique. we stayed in one of the deluxe room for 1 day and based on my request we were shifted to the Honeymoon Suite on second day.

Both the rooms were quite good and cleanly maintained. we enjoyed our stay specially in the suite which was decorated with flowers to add a special touch.

All the staff members were too friendly and cooperative. They always used to greet us with smile and made us to feel very comfortable for any requirement. Special thanks to Mr. Rajnish, Mr. Godson, Mr. Bala for making our stay a memorable one. We hope to go back and recollect all our sweet memories in future.

Pros:
1. Friendly and cooperative Staff
2. Easy access to most of the Tourist Spots in Fort Kochi
3. Travel Desk for local trips


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None

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank Soumyajeet
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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 Romantic Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#7 Family Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: £51 - £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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Also Known As:
Arches Hotel Kochi
Hotel Arches Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

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