We stayed for 3 nights for a break after some work in mumbai. It was monsoon season so the hotel was quiet and we found it very relaxing. This was lovely if you like a peaceful time but I believe the experience would be different in high season. This place is full of character with interesting art and furnishings. We ate in the restaurant for dinner and found the food to be excellent. staff were friendly and helpful.
Traveller from edinburgh
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Wonderful stay! We were lucky that a mistake led to an upgrade - the type of room we had booked ended up being unavailable, so we were upgraded to a suite overlooking the water and hotel pool. The hotel staff were extremely sweet and accommodating, they didn't even make a big deal about the fact that we were being upgraded - they only told us when we were brought to the room and I realized it was much larger than what we had booked! The breakfast was also wonderful, and ended up being included in the price of the room to my surprise, even though we had it as room service. We will definitely stay here again!
While staying at the Brunton Boatyard, we discovered that we needed help getting to our next destination. The staff helped us buy train tickets and get to the station. They even arranged to have the taxi driver walk us to the right platform, saving us quite a bit of stress.
They went above and beyond to help us with something which really wasn't their problem.
It was a great experience where the staff were friendly & attentive. The first day during breakfast i asked for a small bowl for my half boiled eggs, the next day they remembered & brought for me without me asking. Breakfast was nice too & u can hv unlimited amt of fruit juice.
We were very glad we booked this hotel instead of others. It is a small hotel in colonial style with some really nice décor. The room was clean and bright with a bathroom that was more like a 5 star hotel. The staff were super friendly and helped us arrange local trips. We had already done a lot and our plans did not fit the pre-packaged one so they organised local guides and we had a wonderful time. The hotel is in the middle of Fort Kochi which meant that is within walking distance to all attraction. The food was amazing starting with breakfast and dinner. Since the hotel has only a small number of rooms the facilities were very private. The pool is small but given the location it is great to have one. We spend the afternoons on the pool and were mostly alone. We really enjoyed our stay.
Everything was perfect. It is a bit expensive though for India. Staff is a bit overwhelming. Sometimes it feels like they will not leave you alone. They will stay and talk to you through the whole meal if you eat there. They are just trying to be nice but it's a bit much... Food is delicious though.
Pocket Guide: Kochi Fort Cochin - Mattancherry Hotels
Visitors to Fort Cochin (Kochi) are drawn to the eye-catching Chinese fishing nets permanently suspended over the water. Jew Street is popular, with its row of antique shops, kosher restaurants, and the Paradesi Synagoge, constructed in 1568. Mattancherry Palace, built in the Middle Ages by the Portuguese traders, draws tourists with its stunning murals of Hindu temple art.
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