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Old Harbour Hotel
Ranked #2 of 205 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
Certificate of Excellence
London, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Paradise in the City”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

We arrived here from a long flight from London and this place oozed relaxation and luxury. The pool area is gorgeous and we had a lovely meal in the restaurant outside. The lanterns hanging from the trees gave the venue a real romantic feel. We were really impressed by the food and the hotel staff couldn't do enough for us. There is even a cute resident cat that lounges around and sometimes you are lucky enough to see him. The location is perfect, sitting just outside the Chinese fishing nets. Enjoy!!

Room Tip: I forget what the room was but it was on the courtyard and the doors led on the the garden where the...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Very nice location in front of open area and close to Sea, Chinese Fishing nets an ideal location to see the mixture of heritage culture and present day faculties
Very nice open air restaurant with relish food served here. best time to visit at night to enjoy the lighting, music and the food.

Room Tip: Garden view rooms
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

The best place to stay in Kochi and not because the others are in any way bad. Good deals online, beautiful swimming pool, excellent food (great value too), outstanding staff, stunning rooms, best location.

If your in Kochi stay here, magic darts.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

The Old Harbour Hotel is situated right in the historic centre of Fort Kochi. Opposite a leisurely park for kids and some 200 metres from the sea. The absolute highlight is a quiet, lush garden, surrounded by two-storey hotel buildings, so that you hear nothing of the pulsating street life of Kochi (formerly Cochin). Breakfast can be ordered individually, no buffet. Service is friendly, attentive and fast. Our - very clean - room was equipped with antique furniture. Air condition and ventilator worked reliably. Reception and service staff speak good English and are very friendly.
They organize a taxi service from the airport at a reasonable price. Room Prices are near European level - but they are worth it. You really get first class lodging for your money.
The Old Harbour Hotel is a member of "fine luxury hotels of the world".

Room Tip: Ask for a room towards the garden. The "Tower Room" can be recommended.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

We stayed here for two nights as a special treat after 2 weeks of intensive travelling in Rajasthan and it was like going to an oasis of calm. As always in India we had a warm welcome from the staff. Our room was spacious and elegantly Indian. We had a beautiful view of the gardens. The pool is magnificent, especially at night when it is all lit up. The breakfast menu was extensive and we were treated to some special chef's juice. The location is perfect; a stone's throw from the harbour where you can see the Chinese nets and an easy walk or ride to all the other sights. Just wanted to stay longer. A special thank you to all the staff

Room Tip: The garden view rooms on the first floor are wonderful.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

After 2 weeks travelling around Kerala and Goa we returned to Fort Cochin and decided to treat ourselves to a couple of nights luxury at The Old Harbour Hotel. It was certainly worth it. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel incredibly welcome. The booking process was a breeze and an airport transfer was arranged to pick us up. Jude and his team were very helpful and provided an excellent service. The hotel itself is beautiful and the rooms are very spacious and beautifully decorated. We particularly enjoyed hanging out by the pool and having dinner outside in the stunning garden in the evening. I also joined one of the complimentary yoga classes on the roof one morning which was a lovely way to start the day. I would highly recommend The Old Harbour Hotel to anyone travelling to Fort Cochin and hope to return myself again one day!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Berlin
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

We stayed at the Old Harbour Hotel at the end of our trip through Kerala. From the moment we stepped foot in the hotel we were totally impressed.

From the decor to the staff professionalism, cleanliness to the menu offering; this hotel is a absolute gem.

The location can't be faulted. You get to enjoy the sights and sounds of the beach, including the colour and movement of the Chinese Fishing Nets, but can easily access Jew street and other locations of interest.

Will definitely be returning.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Tower room, this was on the first floor overlooking the garden and the terrace.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Old Harbour Hotel
Address: 1/328 Tower Road | Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#6 Business Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Old Harbour Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the heart of ancient Fort Cochin, Kerala, a place that exudes history and culture, is the 'Old Harbour Hotel.' A 300 year-old building that has for long been a heritage monument of this town, now reopened as a boutique hotel. Built in the Dutch style of architecture with hints of Portuguese influences, it was the first hotel of old Cochin. Later it remained a residential home to employees of English Tea broking firms until it was left unused for a period of time. ... more   less 
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