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.
- 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