Deluxe Hotels in Cochin
Spa resorts in Cochin, Luxury Hotels in Cochin

Deluxe hotels in Cochin include big brand business hotels in the mainland Ernakulam to heritage hotels in Fort Cochin. Here I would like to give you the details of few of the deluxe hotels in Cochin. Most of them are heritage hotels in Fort Cochin.

Brunton Boatyard

Near Aspinwall
Fort Cochin
Tel: 0484 2215461/62/63/64

Situated at the water's edge on the site of a bustling boatyard, this is the best located hotel in Fort Cochin. Brunton Boatyard is the right choice in Fort Cochin if you're traveling with kids.

It is smart, whitewashed colonial warehouse-style building with sloping tiled roofs, deep verandas, and spacious high-ceilinged rooms. The designers have successfully captured the gracious ambience of a bygone era, but with all the comforts of modern living.

Each room has its own balcony from which to enjoy views of the fishing boats and ferries that cruise between the islands. You can see many original and reproduction antique furniture. Suites include a personal butler and kitchenette.

The free sunset cruise from the hotel's own jetty is a great way to kick off the evening. There are cooking demos on the rooftop.

The only possible drawback to staying here is the hotel's proximity to the active and noisy waterways.

Facilities: 3 restaurants, including The History and Terrace Grill, tea lounge, bar, airport transfers, bicycles, Ayurvedic center, cooking demonstrations, Internet, library, large outdoor pool, room service, sunset cruise (free), guided walking tour, yoga and meditation.

Koder House

Tower Road
Fort Cochin
Tel: 0484 2218485

It is not as polished as any of the better-priced places in the area, but its main selling point has got to be authenticity and big rooms. It has changed little since it was built in 1808 and it is stuffed with antiques.

There is a small pool but not much space around it and a restaurant that serves Jewish specialty dishes. Still, the location is convenient and there is a pair of pretty lounges when you get bored exploring your suite.

Le Colonial

Vasco da Gama Sq
Fort Cochin
Tel: 0484 2217181/82/83/84

This wins the prize for Kerala's most elegantly interiored hotel, and it is surely among the most beautiful in the country. Although the grounds are small, there is so much to look at on the inside, that you just might forget to explore Kochi.

This is apparently the oldest colonial-era building in Kochi. It is believed that St. Francis Xavier himself once stayed here, and where Vasco da Gama died.

A transformed -- and perfectly renovated -- 16th-century tea bungalow, the architects and designers have injected this posh-yet-homey boutique hotel with much attention. They have added great personality to it by filling it with charming antiques, restored furniture, and eye-catching artworks.

All the rooms are gorgeous and very comfortable, but the price you pay determines the amount of personal space and type of bathroom you end up with. This is among the most glamorous pieces of heritage design you'll see anywhere in India -- if you don't have the money to stay here (yes, it is pricey), it is certainly worth splurging on a meal here.

Facilities: Restaurant (Mountbatten), airport transfers, medium-size outdoor pool, room service

Old Harbour Hotel

Tower Rd
Fort Cochin
Tel:0484 2218006

This 1808 bungalow was until recently the residence of an old tea-broking family. The renovation has been very sensitive; even the entry-level superior rooms retain a sense of history and space.

Karl Damschen a Swiss architect restored this neglected structure and then styled it with a sexy integration of locally sourced antiques and contemporary colour-- a big triumph is the sense of space and tranquility thanks to a generous garden and pretty pool.

Garden-view rooms are a little more generous size-wise, but the garden "cottages" are the best value, with lovely outdoor bathrooms. Usually suites are not worth the money (unless you're traveling with kids), but the huge Princess and Palace suites, both with a harbor view, are bargains and simply palatial.

It is not positioned right on the waterfront but has the atmosphere and class and offers excellent value.

Facilities: Restaurant, lounge, airport transfers, small Ayurvedic center, large outdoor pool, rooftop yoga (free)

Vivanta by Taj-Malabar

Willingdon Island
Tel: 0484 2666811, 2668010

Willingdon's only waterfront hotel, it is certainly an elegant property, but feels increasingly geared towards business travellers.

The rooms are divided between those in the floor Heritage Wing and the more compact rooms in the Tower Wing. The rooms have modern construction with a smart look, but small bathrooms.

From the tower rooms you can admire the sunset, moreover you can enjoy a cruise or watch the scene from the edge of the gorgeous infinity pool

Facilities: 4 restaurants, lounge, bar, airport transfers, Ayurvedic spa, babysitting, boat cruises and yacht hire, health club, large outdoor pool with Jacuzzi, room service.

Tea Bungalow

Fort Cochin
Tel: 0484 3019200

Opened in early 2009, this guesthouse-sized hotel occupies a restored bungalow built in 1912. It is yet another decent newcomer to Kochi's heritage scene but looking very contemporary. It looks antique on the outside, once you step inside there is not much in terms of historic ambience.

The hotel offers bright, attractive rooms and a fresh welcoming atmosphere. The spacious interiors have marble floors and boldly colored walls and the smart.

The upbeat rooms are named and themed after different Indian Ocean ports. The best rooms are in the main house and have large doors connecting the bathrooms with private gardens, so you can enjoy a virtual open air shower. A decent alternative if the more authentic places are full.

Facilities: Restaurant, poolside barbecue lounge, library-lounge with TV, bar, airport transfers, outdoor pool, room service.

The Malabar House

Parade Rd
Fort Cochin
Tel: 0484 2216666

Step inside this chunky white 18th-century colonial British bungalow at the edge of the Parade Ground, and you're immediately cooled by rooms in vibrant colors, a lush courtyard, and the sound of trickling water. This tiny, very contemporary boutique hotel has an inner courtyard with trees, potted shrubs, stone pathways ana a lovely plunge pool. It also has wooden foldaway chairs, a small open-air theater area, and a covered restaurant.

Rooms feature waxed black Kadapa stone floors offset by bright red, turquoise, or yellow walls; each features a selection of paintings, sculptures and period furniture reflecting the cultural heritage of Kerala. The narrowish beds, solid in every sense, are made from carved teak and rosewood.

Facilities: Restaurant, wine and tapas lounge, airport transfers, babysitting (with prior notice), bicycles, outdoor pool, room service, Ayurvedic spa, tailor.

Trient Cochin

Bristow Rd
Willingdon Island
Tel: 0484 2669595

This dignified business hotel is quiet, tasteful, and complete with modern conveniences plus Kochi's most polished service. Accommodations surround a pleasant courtyard where you can swim in the pool and dine out-of-doors.

An effort has been made to personalize the public spaces with traditional artifacts and ornaments. Rooms are sleek with lots of blond timber and elegantly compact bathrooms. These are also probably the quietest bedrooms in Kochi.

All in all, it is a very slick, professional place, and were it not for its location, it would be a top pick. The hotel is neither in the heritage area nor on the waterfront. The rates offer much better value.


Ridsdale Rd
Fort Cochin
Tel: 0484 2216666

The stone entranceway is engraved with the date 1740 and the initials of the Dutch East India Company (VOC), which had its offices here. It is another labour of love by the Malabar House team, and for some time now, this has been a really chic little hidden away guesthouse appealing to those after utter privacy.

There are three lovely suites that share facilities at The Malabar House, just a short walk away. The emphasis here is on good looks and the rooms are decorated with lovely artworks and dramatic photographs.

Facilities: Breakfast room and lounge, guests may use pool, restaurant, and bar at The Malabar House.

Other than the above stated hotels, there are many other deluxe hotels in Cochin. Most of them are business hotels in the mainland Ernakulam.

More Deluxe Hotels in Cochin.

The Gateway Hotel (Taj Group)
Le Meridien
Dream Hotel
Holiday Inn

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