We didn't get to stay at this inn but were fortunate enough to experience the friendliness and warmth of the lovely couple that manage it, Linda and Thomas. On a night that was difficult to navigate the area of Fort Kochi due to power blackouts and the fact that it was Good Friday, they took us in off the street. My brother and I, having just arrived in Fort Kochi, were walking in darkness, searching for a place to have an evening drink and snack when we decided to ask a lone stranger for some advice. As he was explaining our futile situation, a woman hurriedly approached us from the building he was standing in front of. As her english was much better, she explained why nothing was open at that time and why there was a blackout. However, realising that we had just arrived in Kochi, she took it upon herself to invite us in to her own private dining area where we sat with her husband to enjoy some fresh bananas and mangoes along with some lovely chai and quite a few glasses of irish whiskey which had been gifted to Thomas and was still in the box when he brought it out. We enjoyed a great evening of conversation with this lovely couple who also organised a backwater cruise for us the next day, complete with a traditional indian breakfast cooked by Linda herself. This couple really put the 'home' in homestay and I would head straight there if I ever visited Fort Kochi again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Fort INN with all the laid-back splendor of a colonial villa has been transformed by a design conscious restoration. Located in the crossroads of history & conceived as a Heritage Tourist INN. Built in 1855 in Dutch Architectural style & recently restored with modern amenities and carefully decorated with country antiques & by retaining the original heritage structure. Relax in cozy elegance at the historic, 4 - room Fort Inn Homestay, Bed & Breakfast located in the heart of Cochin town is a unique combination of yesterday's charm and today's conveniences. Within walking distance of the city's best restaurants and most popular tourist attractions. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Fort INN Homestay Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India