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Hotel Arches
Ranked #31 of 213 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 March 2011

Having read the rave reviews we booked 4 nights at this hotel. We were not disappointed. Our room (Suite on first floor) was all that could be expected. Plenty of space, and cleaned at least once per day. Good sized bathroom, towels changed daily. Furniture in keeping with an heritage hotel.
The staff could not do enough for us: they willingly arranged cars for usand even arranged for a doctor to visit me in the room - he arrived within 15 minutes of the request being made !!!!
The location could not be better for exploring the tourist sites of Fort Cochin. Only Jewtown is far enough to merrit an 'Indian Ferrari' (three wheeler taxi) - RS 50 max.
I have one small negative comment: the rooftop restaurant, although a haven of peace does not live up to expectations. Food is prepared for people with no tastebuds - perhaps this is a misguided attempt to please Western tourists that have never experienced the pleasure of eating REAL Keralan food. Fortunately there is no shortage of excellent bars/restaurants within easy walking distance. Overall a superb small heritage hotel and we would definitely saty again.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 March 2011

I treated myself at the Arches and it was well worth it. While Ft. Cochin has some great inexpensive clean rooms and the Arches can be expensive, I'd still recommend it to someone looking for some luxury. Room was nice, large and clean. Food was very good. Most of all, the service was incredible. I'd just come off being sick when I arrived and didn't eat much - and the guy at the front desk someone always knew and, feeling bad about it, always offered me a free juice or fruit without any prompting from me. Then upon checkout, he offered me a discount on my room AFTER I'd already stayed there (prepaid the first night). First time that's ever happened to me anywhere, much less India.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 February 2011

Hotel Arches is located at the center spot within 2 kms reach of all major attraction of Kochi. A traditional garden welcome at reception starts a short but memorable stay at Arches. Restaurant serves variety of delicacies. They arrange for local sightseeing also. Staffs are helpful. Rooms are luxurious with excellent painting decorating it. The art work is up to sale for guest if one like any!

A must recommendation for true kerala experience.

Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 February 2011

Arrived jet-lagged in Kochi. The Arches welcomed us beautifully, provided refreshment and a cool room to rest in. The staff were all lovely, and wonderfully helpful. We ate the first night in the rooftop restaurant, where we then ate breakfast the next two mornings - a beautiful setting with good value Keralan food. Firmly recommended!

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 February 2011

Great location, close to the Chinese fish-nets and other points of interest in old Fort Cochin.
Very clean and comfortable hotel. Great room w. comfortable bed and nice bathroom. Good roof-top restaurant for breakfast and dinner. Nice and breezy, making for a comfortable spot to enjoy your meals.
Front desk was very efficient and helpful.
All in all, a very well run and appointed hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 February 2011

stayed 2 nights at start of holiday, nice small hotel good service wonderful rooftop restaurant with birds flying by. Genorous provision of internet. Only problem, hotel is dry but there is good bar very close by.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 February 2011

Great hotel, excellent location for sight seeing, very near Chinese fishing nets etc easy to walk to. Lovely restaurant on roof, excellent and really good value food.

Good room (not with an old bathroom, see other review) and comfy big bed. Air con and fan, Helpful and friendly staff. We were greeted with flowers and fruit drink.

  • Stayed: December 2010, 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:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#7 Family Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: £48 - £110 (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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