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“Beautiful heritage hotel with views of esplanade”

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The Poovath Heritage - An Amritara Resort
Ranked #78 of 205 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
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Byron Bay, Australia
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143 reviews
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“Beautiful heritage hotel with views of esplanade”
Reviewed 3 June 2013

We stayed 2nights in this hotel because it was one of the few hotels with a pool in Fort Cochin. The hotel was located opposite the beach and next to the Dutch cemetery. There are only a handful of rooms so it is a very quiet relaxing place to stay.
The food in the restaurant was delicious but the wait staff only just speak and understand English. The breakfast was included and is basic with a small western choice on the menu.If you want bacon double check they have it. We assumed because it was on the menu it would be available -never assume anything in India.
The staff were very accommodating and helpful when things were not working in the room.
The rooms were large and clean.Bathroom had a clawfoot bath, which was good because the shower was a nightmare to figure out how to get warm water. The towels were soft, beds hard but pillows great.
The pool was refreshing and there was free wifi.
The hotel was located within walking distance of the Chinese fishing nets along the esplanade and we hired a auto cheaply to see all of the other beautiful sites in fort Cochin.

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms are more airy with a view.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Bestensee, Germany
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

We only stayed at this hotel 2 nights. It was very nice and central to old Kochi. The pool was good and the bedroom was very nice. Only complaint was that the fridge did not cool anything very well and when we asked for another one, the staff probably did not understand what we wanted, so we basically got ignored. All in all, no complaints though.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2013

Really good value booking to stay in this real pretty home. lovely views of the dutch cemetery and beach from the balcony.

Clean room with huge bathroom and nice high ceilings.

nice sized usable pool to use during down time.

food was really good and the chicken malabar is in the top things I ate all trip!

ideal to walk to beach less than a hundered metres (was packed and fun on sunday!). everywhere is walk able from here but if the heat is too much pick up an autorickshaw outside most will ferry you around for an hour for less than 50rs or do a trip for 10-20rs!

Nice staff and good customer service!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Buffalo, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2013

We did not stay at the Poovath, but we did spend lots of time on the veranda overlooking the Arabian Sea, drinking cups of great cappuccino while birdwatching - it's a birders paradise Kingfishers, Bee-eaters, hawks... All the common areas were bright and well kept. Looks like a nice place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 22 February 2013

We stayed at this hotel because we liked the idea of an old Dutch house right by the seaside. And that is exactly what it is - it is a fine hotel in a lovely location. The room was not large but well furnished. Breakfast is lovely and the outside porch is a lovely location. We had trouble with the airport pickup (arranged it but could not find the driver at the airport despite looking around a lot for it, and then they still asked us to pay for it). Pre-paid taxis from the airport are very easy and available at all hours, so I would recommend that instead.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 17 February 2013 via mobile

Well positioned for a walk to Chinese fishing nets as well as eating places. Hotel is fine. Rooms clean and functional but basic, battled with shower and hot water. View is good over the sea. Breakfast leaves a lot to be desired, very basic. (Take your own bread out of a packet and toast it for yourself.) Management completely absent. Establishment seems to battle, sort of too big for a guest house, but too small for a hotel. Kochi is worth a visit, hotel is fine and clean - but nothing special.

Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Pune India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2013

Stayed here in mid Jan for 3 nights (first floor) The staff was good and so was the food.
Like some one mentioned here, the Wi Fi is a problem and it just functioned for some time on the first day.
Could not figure out the complicated shower system so had my bath in the bath tub.
The view of the beach is great from the first floor and you can hear the waves crashing.
Suggestion: Keep some sort of a mini shuttle service from the Hotel to the boat jetty/Chinese net, as getting a rickshaw from the front of the hotel is very difficult and to walk it up, its too long.

Room Tip: The west side rooms have the view of the sea.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: The Poovath Heritage - An Amritara Resort
Address: 1/246 Poovath Heritage Dutch Cementry Road | Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#29 Spa Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Poovath Heritage - An Amritara Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Poovath faces The Arabian Sea along with the Fort Cochin Beach welcomes you to feel with its much homely Heritage, Godliness through its long & enduring tradition & synergy with famous Dutch cemetery, ancestral Thakur house (residing beside) gives nostalgia of the great bygone eras with the years old traditional architectural design and more. ... more   less 
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